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

 
«He who has a lot of friends has great wealth»
 

Messages about Ramon Llull

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

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