Luxury holidays in Rome

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When to go

In summer, the city is at its busiest and sweatiest; spring and autumn hit the warm-weather sweet spot, but winter is the quietest.

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Getting there

  • Planes

    Rome has two international airports: Fiumicino and Ciampino. Flights from most major European cities touch down at Fiumicino, as well as intercontinental flights (both direct and connecting) from cities including Beijing, Hong Kong, New York, Philadelphia and Toronto. Alternatively, fly into Ciampino from European cities including Athens, Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London, Manchester and Marseille. From Fiumicino, hop on the Leonardo Express train to the central Stazione Termini; from Ciampino, it’s a 15-kilometre taxi ride to the city centre.
  • Trains

    Rome’s main station, Stazione Termini, has express connections to other Italian cities, including Florence, Milan, Naples and Venice.
  • Automobiles

    Driving in Rome is not for the nervous; unless you plan to venture outside the city, skip the rental altogether.
  • Taxis

    You can hail them everywhere, and taxi ranks display numbers to call. Avoid the many unofficial and unlicensed taxis, especially for airport rides – if in doubt, ask your hotel to arrange transport.