Rome, often called the Eternal City, is the capital of Italy. It is most well known for the Vatican City, the Seven Hills, the city of the Roman Empire and its abundance of artwork and architectural wonders. For more than 2,500 years since it was first built, it has served as the centre of religion, culture and power. In terms of attractions, there is an almost endless amount to choose from. However, if you're short on time, we recommend a trip to the Coliseum, one of the city's greatest monuments. Just a few feet away you'll find the Arch of Constantine and the famous Forum is only a fifteen minute walk from this area. The Sistine Chapel is a must for art lovers.
Rome, being a hugely popular tourist destination, has a wealth of hotels and guesthouses. However, they are often booked up several months in advance and as such, if you want to choose from a wide selection of hotels and get a good rate, it's best to book as early as possible. B&Bs are good for those who are staying for just a few days and want a 'home away from home' atmosphere, whilst the hotels are excellent for those looking for modern, chic and well-priced accommodation.
There are two airports in Rome; Ciampino is mostly used by budget airlines, whilst Leonardo Da Vinci Airport is used by major airlines. In terms of getting around the city, a company called ATAC runs all of the city's public transport, including buses and trains.