Rome is one of the most popular cities in the world and is a history lesson in itself. Key sites include the Vatican City, The Forum, the Colosseum and the ruins of the Circus Maximus. There are many museums and art galleries, with works by Raphael, Bottecelli, Pinturicchio and Belini and many more.
The Vatican City has many spectacular buildings and churches to visit principle amongst which is the Sistine Chapel with its Michelangelo ceiling. It is the world’s smallest independent sovereign state and also features St. Peter’s Basilica was built over 1,500 years ago the Vatican Library hand the Vatican Garden.
Modern Rome is a city of restaurants, open piazza’s, wonderful shopping and more.
Things to See & Do
* Vatican City
* Sistine Chapel
* St. Peter Basilica
* The Colosseum
* Trevi fountain
Cruise Season – Feb – Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 150 sq km
Population – 3,800,000
Electricity – 2 pin round pins European style
Time – GMT plus 1 hour
International Country Telephone Code – +39
Port Location – The port of Civitavecchia (Rome) is some 90 minutes away by motor coach or 60 minutes by train from the city.
Transport Links – Rome is a relatively easy city to get around. The centre is fairly compact and most of the sights are within walking distance of one another. Much of Rome is pedestrianised and if you are in the city centre there is an excellent bus network and local railway. Alternatively, if you prefer to be driven around there are plenty of taxis, although these can prove an expensive way to travel. Other transport options include hiring a scooter or bicycle which enables you to quickly navigate through Rome’s busy traffic. Visitors to Rome by air will find Rome Fiumicino Airport (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO) is just 30 km / 19 miles south-west of the centre of Rome.