HOTELS

banner

TOURS

PACKAGES / PORT CITY / ROME, ITALY

Rome, Italy

Local Reading

"Art and Anatomy in Renaissance Italy"
on MetMuseum.org A tour-de-force examination of the interplay between 16th-century artists (especia...

Rick's Rome
Another thoughtful blog with many helpful tips for the traveler and those considering a more length...

Italian Baroque and Rococo Architecture
The best introduction to this dynamic architectural style, showcased throughout the country, from S...

For Kids

Italian Picture Word Book
Delightful learning aid contains 15 scenes of home, school, farm, beach, and other environments wit...
This is Rome
Vibrantly illustrated children's book about Rome. By M. Sasek....
Read More about Rome, Italy

Information

Overview

Epic architecture, classic art and sunny piazzas set the scene in Italy’s revered capital.

Rome is home to more than 2.8 million residents, many of whom will happily tell you about the city’s best pizzeria or their favorite soccer team. The only time the pace here slows is in the early afternoon, when some locals still take the time for a post-lunch nap.

Rome, city of seven hills, is divided into neighborhoods often named for the key attractions in each area. It’s split by the Tiber River and linked by cobbled streets and boulevards. Grab a map while exploring, especially if you’re visiting some of the older districts where addresses and streets can be confusing. Walking is the best way to get around the narrow, windy roads at many of the historical sites. Buses are the most practical option for public transportation.

Losing your way, however, is part of Rome’s charm. You may wind up at a hidden treasure like an underground bakery with cornetti fresh from the oven, or an archeological dig taking place in the center of a busy street.

Travel Tips

We can arrange a variety of transportation options throughout Europe to make your Europe vacation truly spectacular. Whether you simply need transportation between the airport and hotel, or you want to charter a private yacht or jet, we offer you choice and will manage the important details.

While traveling in the Italy we recommend :

  • Private transfers at time of booking - All transfers include a meet-and-greet by English-speaking drivers, luggage assistance, and bottled water in modern vehicles to and from all points of entry as well as between cities.
Entry Requirements
  • To enter and leave Europe, all U.S. citizens must carry a valid passport.
  • It is the traveler’s responsibility to obtain the proper documents.
Currency
  • The Euro is the official currency of the European union and its member countries. Other European Currencies include the Swiss Franc and the British pound. Exchange rates vary by currency and economic seasonality.
Time Difference Italy is GMT + 1 Europe spans three time zones:
  • Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which is 5 hours ahead of Eastern standard Time.
  • Central Standard Time which is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
  • Eastern European Time which is 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.

Local Influencers

Twitter: Erica Firpo
Follow @moscerina An expat writer affords valuable insights into the happenings of her beloved city, Rome....

Twitter: Italy Magazine
Follow @ItalyMagazine Tweets offer a lot of Italian travel inspiration....

Twitter: John Hooper
Follow @john_hooper Italy & Vatican correspondent, The Economist, and S. Europe Editor, the Guardian....