Rome in the springtime is one of the most beautiful times to visit. It is warm with an average temperature of 22 – 23 degrees during the day. It is mostly sunny, hardly a cloud in the sky. It is best to visit Rome in the spring before the peak season and the heat in summer when it can be very uncomfortable.
Flying into Rome
There are two airports, the Fiumicino international airport and the Ciampino airport. The Flumicino airport is 30km south of Rome and takes 30 – 40 minutes by train to the Termini train station. The Ciampino airport is slightly closer, just 15km from Rome but chartered and budget airlines such as Ryanair mainly fly into this airport.
Free Open Air Museums
With the weather turning warmer, it is pleasant to spend an afternoon outside admiring the sights, one of the most important being the Rome Forum set against the backdrop of the Palantine Hill. The Pantheon is also free. It was a pagan temple built in the 2nd century and then was converted into a church in 608.
There is a lot to see in Rome and therefore to avoid paying for all the attractions, it is best to get a 5 day combination pass (if you are of course staying for 5 days). This gives you entry to some of the most well known attractions including the Colosseum, Baths of Caracalla, Palatine, Cypta Balbi, Diocletian Baths, Palazzo Altemps and Palazzo Massimo alle Terme.
Travelling within Italy
Visiting Italy in the spring time means there will be less people in the cities and in the countryside. Why not take the opportunity and see more of Italy. The Eurorail pass stops in many cities in Italy, Milan, Venice, Florence and Pisa in the north and Naples in the south.
Eating Italian style
Rome has an abundance of restaurants to choose from. Italy is the home to pasta and pizza, so where better place to sample the local cuisine than in Rome? There are many pizza places but Life Pizzeria which is opened in the northern part of Rome is well worth a visit. It is Rome’s first organic pizzeria and has a variety of vegan foods which previously have been unheard of on Roman menus such as courgettes with onions and plain pizza with mozzarella.
Staying in Rome
There are a number of hotels and hostels to stay in Rome. However if there is a big group of you, you may want to check out some of the Rome apartments for rent. It can end up cheaper as you will be splitting the cost among you and you can have the option of eating in which can also save money.
There are many different places to stay when travelling round Europe. A lot of companies offer short term accommodation rentals in Berlin, Rome, London and you can even rent apartments in Paris.
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