Europe and the Mediterranean

Rome

Roma in Italian

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Directions

BY AIR

  • Rome Airport Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino
  • Rome Airport Giovan Battista Pastine – Ciampino

BY LAND

  • Rome is the center of the terrestrial communications of the Italian peninsula; it is surrounded by large radial ring roads
  • The main stations in Rome are Termini and Tiburtina, both connected to the metro, bus and train (FS); there is also a  tram line
  • More information: www.trenitalia.it ; www.atac.roma.it ; www.metrebus.comwww.metroroma.it

Currency

euro

Where to sleep

Tourist office

Rome has thirteen tourist information offices, one of them:

  • Castel Sant Angelo; piazza Pia, n.d. – 00193; Prati; tel. (+39) 06 68 80 97 07

To visit

Sights

Roman era:

  • Capitol (Campidoglio): square and administrative center of Rome
  • Coliseum (Colosseum): the largest Roman Anphitheater (50.000 spectators)
  • Roman Forum and Imperial Fora: squares of the ancient Rome
  • Pantheon (Pantheon): Temple dedicated to all Roman gods
  • Others: several baths (Caracalla, Diocletian), triumphal arches (Constantine, Tito), aqueducts, etc.

Paleochristian period:

  • Basilicas of Saint Peter in the Vatican, San Giovanni in Laterano, San Paolo Fuori le Mura, Santa Maria Maggiore and Santa Sabina
  • Catacombs (San Calixto, San Sebastián)

Middle Ages:

  • Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere
  • Church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva

Museums

Also…

  • Rome also has important monuments belonging to the Renaissance, Baroque or Modern Age
  • El telephone number 060 608 allows you to query about tourism in Rome

Do not forget

  • The ancient centre of Rome and the assets of the Holy See are UNESCO World Heritage Centres
  • You can take a boat trip on the Tiber: http://es.turismoroma.it/
  • The Lido di Ostia is the closest beach to Rome

More information

 
 

Ramon Llull quotations

 
«The arrogant man does not know himself or others»
 

Messages about Ramon Llull

 
Ramon Llull went on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in 1265, aged thirty three.
 

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