Few cities in the world have the vast cultural heritage, and the romance and passion of Rome. The Eternal City is home to artistic and architectural treasures, incredible food, hedonistic nightlife and over two million wonderfully opinionated, theatrical Romans. Book cheap flights to Rome with Flybe, and whether it’s your first visit or you’ve been bewitched by Rome before, there’s always something new and surprising to discover.
The Colosseum, Rome, Italy
Whether your flight to Rome with Flybe is for a romantic city break, a weekend away with friends or a business trip, make the most of your stay with our guide on to what to see, eat and do for a truly Roman experience. Synonymous with what the Italians call la dolce vita – the sweet life – Rome is the perfect city to escape the day-to-day. If you have time, the best way to explore is on foot. Lose yourself in the intriguing network of winding lanes that suddenly open out onto dramatic pale-stoned piazze.
Whether your Flybe flight to Rome is for business or leisure, after a hard day’s meetings or sightseeing, there’s no shortage of restaurants, bars and cafés to rest and re-charge. Our Restaurants guide below has tips on the best places to quench your thirst and satisfy your appetite. Whether you’re eating, drinking or both, al fresco is the way to do it and there’s no shortage of people-watching to be done.
Old Street, Rome, Italy
The phrase, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”, couldn’t be more apt when it comes to planning where to eat. Cosy cafés, intimate wine bars, romantic fine dining restaurants and family-run trattorias that have been passed down through the generations are in abundance. For café culture, the iconic Necci, is a local favourite, as is Gina, just around the corner from the Spanish Steps. For unpretentious trattoria, you can’t beat La Gensola or Da Lucia. And for fine dining, Open Colonna with its superb menu and impressive glass roof will not disappoint. As night falls, the city’s hedonistic side emerges and there’s nowhere quite like Rome to party the night away. Alexanderplatz is Rome’s most celebrated jazz venue or you might want to check out the productions at the 300-year old amphitheatre, Anfiteatro del Tasso.
Restaurants in Rome, Italy
A trip to Rome wouldn’t be complete without a spot of shopping, and in Rome ticks all the boxes, from traditional antiques to high-end fashion. Enter chocolate heaven at Confetteria Moriondo & Gariglio, Rome’s historic and much-loved chocolate shop. Pick up exquisite handmade leather wallets, purses, bags and other accessories at Ibiz – Artigianato in Cuoio. And if you’re searching for an Italian deli, look no further than Volpetti, widely considered to be the best in town.
As you wander through the heart of Rome, it’s almost impossible not to come across cultural treasures by Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini and Raphael. And while many of these works are housed within the museums, or adorn the walls of buildings, Rome’s cultural goliaths – the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon and St. Peter’s Basilica – dominate the city’s skyline, and rightly so. All are glorious reminders of a bygone age. If you can’t get to see all of them, try to visit one or two – and save the rest for your next visit. Rome’s calendar of events is a year-round spectacle with Easter celebrations at the Vatican, various summer festivals and the autumn festival of the arts.
Events and Attractions in Rome, Italy
IATA code: FCO
Name: Rome Fiumicino Airport
Address: Via dell' Aeroporto di Fiumicino, 320, 00054 Fiumicino RM, Italy
Telephone: +39 06 65951
4,000 car parking spaces are available. The parking area can be reached directly from the Roma-Fiumicino (A91) highway and a free shuttle service runs every 15 minutes between the car park and the airport terminals. The shuttle journey time is 10 minutes.
Central Rome can easily be reached by bus or by train. Buses drop-off and depart from Arrivals at Terminal2 and trains run from the station inside the airport near the Arrivals and Departures terminals. The Leonardo Express, a non-stop service exclusively for airport passengers to/from Rome Termini railway station leaves every 15 minutes with a journey time of 32 minutes.
Taxis are available from just outside Terminals 1, 2 & 3 at Rome Fiumicino Airport. Passengers are advised to check the town the taxi is from (Rome or Fiumicino) before boarding, as tariffs applied by taxis from Fiumicino can differ in price. Fixed fares apply to key destinations from the airport. Taxis authorised by Municipality of Rome and the Municipality of Fiumicino are white with a “TAXI” sign on the roof and a licence number on the doors, on the back and inside the vehicle.
Several car hire operators are available at Rome Fiumicino Airport including Avis and Budget, Flybe's car hire partners. We recommend booking your hire car in advance for the best price, and to ensure a speedy departure from the terminal after your flight to Rome.
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