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About Rome

Rome, the eternal city, is overflowing with both modern excitements and ancient enchantments. Whether immersing yourself in history or enjoying one of the many local pastimes you will find that it is nearly impossible to do everything there is to do in this extraordinary location. Because of this cheap flights to Rome are easy to find, as so many tourists are willing to try the impossible task of soaking up the city.

Best time to go to Rome

Peak Season:

The months of June through August make up the peak season in Rome. Many locals go on holiday during these hot, dry months and visitors are left to explore the city on their own. Although it is always great to mingle with the fascinating citizens of this city, the quiet of this time period makes it easier for the adventurous traveller to visit some of the lesser known spots in relative peace.

Shoulder Season:

May and September are both part of the shoulder season in this city. As tourist crowds are either just beginning to gather or almost finished dispersing, this is a great time to book inexpensive flights. As the city becomes reasonably quiet during the shoulder season, you may want to take this time to visit some of the more tranquil attractions, such as the Galleria Borghese or Saint Peter's Basilica.

Off Season:

Although Rome sees a lull in tourism from October to April, the city is still abuzz with activity. This is especially true in April, when Easter celebrations and the Spring Festival are in full swing.

Rome Airport and transfer information

Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO)
Distance: 30.5km southwest to the centre of Rome
One of the most economical options for getting from the airport to the heart of the city is the train service, which is not only inexpensive but also quick, taking only 25 to 30 minutes. Taxis, buses and airport shuttles are good options; however taxis can be pricey, and the bus and shuttle services can be slow. An interesting alternative is to take advantage of the airport's carpool social network, which allows travellers to be matched up with other people who have similar travelling timetables and destinations.

Online resources for your travel to Rome

http://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/italy/index.html
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website offers information on visas and passports, important contacts and travel tips.
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/europe/romeforecast.html
The Met Office website provides up-to-date weather and climate information, plus a five-day forecast.