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.
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.
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.
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.