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Rome, the capital city and largest in Italy, is the famed home of the Roman Empire. The city is chock full of history regarding the ancient civilization. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world boasts fine cuisine, shopping splendour, significant religious sites, and a growing nightlife.
The history of the once great Roman Empire is apparent throughout the city as visitors can find architecture and monuments from times gone by. The main tourist attractions,to name but a few, are The Colosseum, The Pantheon, and various Roman baths in the city. The Colosseum is a major architectural feat, a huge amphitheatre built in 80 AD capable of holding up to 55,000 people. This was the site of the famous gladiator fights, tours of The Colosseum are on offer to tourists for a fee. The Pantheon, the temple of the gods, was built between 118 and 125 AD. Admission is free, and is must see as it is the best preserved building of ancient Rome.
Rome is also home to the Catholic Church. The Vatican City can be found near the heart of Rome. The main tourist attraction is the Vatican, which is home to the Pope, here tourists can visit the Vatican's museums, and for a fee of about 15 to 19 euros, anyone is able to go inside and witness all of the architecture, as well as the variety of art that is stored in the Vatican's museum. Other attractions in the Vatican City include the Basilica of St. Peter, Saint Peter's Square, the Sistine Chapel, and the Raphael Rooms.
It’s not only Rome’s historic sites that attract the masses of tourists, the city has a lot to offer visitors. Sampling the Italian lifestyle is a must when in Rome. Food and wine are central to Roman social life and the hundreds of pizzerias, trattorias, restaurants and gelaterie that crowd the city centre do as much business catering to locals as to tourists and out-of-towners.
Rome’s nightlife has grown immensely in recent years and the city in now a buzzing metropolis in the evening. There are a multitude of bars, pubs, clubs and discos spread across the city offering a wide range of experiences. The aspect that makes Rome unique is the outdoors, as day turns to night Italians can be found enjoying a beer in the many squares that essentially become a spill over area for the surrounding establishments.
The Italian capital has become a shopping paradise for tourists. Regarded as a top fashion capital, shoppers can expect to find fashions on offer ranging from top range designer wear to cheap good quality clothing. Via Conditti is Rome's top haute couture fashion street. Some of Italy’s oldest jewellery establishments can be found across the city centre and should be on your to do list if you’re planning on buying jewellery at any point in the near future as you’ll find some of the top jewellers in the world here. Art and antique shops can also be found in the city centre for those looking for a memento of their time in Rome or a special gift for those at home.
Europcar are located in Rome Ciampino Airport, just over half an hour’s drive from the city centre, and is an ideal starting point for your adventure in Rome and its surrounding areas. Our location can cater to leisure customers and business customers, availing of the flexible short, medium and long term business fleet management service offered by Europcar and customers renting a van.