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Rome Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Rome is Italy’s capital and biggest city having 2.7 m inhabitants.
  • The Vatican City within Rome is the centre of the Catholic Church.
  • Many sights in Rome appear in the top 50 most visited tourist destinations worldwide.
  • Legend says the city was founded by twins, Romulus and Remus.
  • There have been people living on the Palatine Hill for over 14,000 years

Rome Mini Guide

Regarded as one of the most memorable cities in the world, a trip to Rome should be on eveyone's shortlist.  With cheap flights and cheap car hire, Rome is easily accessible from mainland Europe and has plenty to keep you occupied whether for a weekend break or a week long holiday.

Whether you go to see the ancient Roman monuments such as the Colosseum, make a pilgrimage to the Vatican, or go to enjoy ‘La Dolce Vita’ in its wonderful restaurants and squares, Rome compares favourably with any great city in the world while remaining a unique experience.

Rome Colosseum

Live the Dolce Vita by hiring luxury and prestige cars from car hire Fiumicino airport (FCO). Named after the painter and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, this is the largest airport in Italy.

Rome’s main airport is Leonardo Da Vinci (otherwise known as Fiumicino) Airport which is a large and well run as any of the world’s top airports. As soon as you come through the arrivals hall you will see Rhino Car Hire representatives who can show you to your vehicle so that you can complete your journey.

Another airport where you can rent Rhino cars is Ciampino, located to the east of Rome, which has many cheap airlines using it including Wizzair, Ryanair and easyJet.

Hiring a car will save you a lot of money as the taxis are extortionately expensive (as is much of Rome) and there are even unofficial taxi drivers who can charge up to 80 Euros to make a short journey.

Like everywhere in Italy the traffic and driving in Rome is not for the feint hearted but having a car gives you the freedom to really get out and explore the rest of the Italian countryside too. Once you get to near to the centre of Rome though, park up and walk as this is without doubt the best way to enjoy this magnificent city. When you go to see the Colosseum (a must) bear in mind that there can be huge queues so you may want to buy one of the special day passes which allow you to skip the wait.

Another sight which must to be seen while in Rome is the Pantheon, an ancient temple dedicated to all the Roman gods.

Rome Pantheon

This is one of the world’s most spectacular pieces of ancient architecture, as is the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus, Palatine Hill and the Catacombs. With many amazing museums and churches too you will struggle to see all of what Rome has to offer, no matter how long you spend there.the Circus Maximus

Rome the Circus Maximus

If you plan to relax and just soak up the atmosphere head to one of the squares or piazza. The Piazza de Trevi and the Piazza Venezia are just two of the most eye catching spots in terms of their lay out.
 

Latest Update from Rome:

02/05/17 – From around mid June you will be able to witness musicians from around the world play on a lakeside stage beneath the admired trees of the Villa Ada Park.

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Rome is arguably the home of history. So much of note has happened there or begun from there. The must see sights of the city include the Colosseum, which could seat the same number of spectators as a large football stadium, the Pantheon, a massive, typically Roman building and of course, The Vatican.

There you’ll see the Sistine Chapel with its ceiling painted by Michelangelo, and St Peter’s Basilica. Some parts of the city are so packed with ancient buildings and monuments you’ll feel you’re actually driving your hire car through Ancient Rome.

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