Rome, Italy

La Bella Roma is one big open-air museum. Wherever you look, whichever corner you stand on, the street is lined with centuries-old history!

It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Rome. No trip to Rome would be complete with a visit to the Colloseum and independent mini state of Vatican City. Vatican City alone has enough to do and see to fill an entire day! Another gem is the Pantheon, which is more than 2,000 years old. Not enough time to see the whole city? Stand with your back to the Trevi Fountain and throw a coin into the fountain with your right hand over your left shoulder. Tradition has it you will return to Rome!

When are you flying to Rome?

The perfect time for a citytrip to Rome is the spring and fall. Temperatures can get very hot in the summer, even though Rome has the perfect solution: cooling off with mouthwatering ice cream of Italy - of course, not without having first enjoyed what many claim is the best cuisine in the world. Here you can enjoy the most delicious pizzas, pastas and risottos. Tip: visit the Trastevere neighbourhood. Culinary success guaranteed!

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your trip, then check out our selection of top sights in Rome right away!

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

Rome’s major airport is Leonardo da Vinci Airport which is located in Fiumicino. The airport is located about 32 km from the city centre. You can travel to/from the airport by taxi or train.
  • Taxi

    You can take a taxi from the airport to the centre of Rome. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes.
  • Bus

    There are buses at Terminal 2 arrival hall that go to the city.
  • Train

    There are two trains from the airport. The Leonardo Express train goes non-stop to Rome’s main railway station (Rome Termini). The journey takes less than 35 minutes to Termini Station in the city centre. The regional train goes to other stations in Rome, stopping for example at the Rome Tiburtina station.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere within Rome:
  • Metro

    The metro is the fastest way to travel through Rome. There are only 2 metro lines: A and B. These are the best way to visit sights outside the city.
  • Bus

    The city bus is the perfect way to travel in the centre of Rome. Note: The 'Express' buses do not stop everywhere. There are also mini-buses that go through the narrow streets of Rome.
  • Train

    You can hail taxis anywhere in the city centre of Rome. The red sign on the roof with ‘taxi’ show that the taxi is available.
  • Taxi

    There are taxi ranks all over the city centre of Rome. It is recommended to take the white and yellow taxis as these are licenced.
Tip: You can buy tickets for the metro, tram and bus from ATAC vending machines and newsagents.

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport or identity card.

Time zone

GMT +1 (summer time +2)
There is no time difference between Rome and the Netherlands.


The currency used in Rome is the Euro (EUR).

Duration of flight

The flight to Rome is about 2 hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.