Rome, known as the Eternal City, has attracted visitors for over 2,000 years. It is one of the most magnificent and romantic cities in the world. Rome has an attractive mix of grandiose sights and bustling city life. Life is sweet—the cake is there for the eating. Italian designer shopping, smooth ice cream, frothy cappuccino and exquisite wines to name but a few things.

Facts

Population

3.8 million

Currency

Euro, €1 = 100 cents

Opening hours

Shops in Rome are normally open 9.00-13.00 and 15.00-20.00. Department stores are usually open all day.

Tourist information

APT Rome Via Parigi 11, Rome +39 06 4893 0729

Travel to Rome

Book your flights to Rome with Etihad Airways and get ready for an adventure you will never forget. Dubbed “The Eternal City” by ancient Roman poets and writers, Rome was considered the heart of civilization for centuries. Today it still serves as a centre of culture and culinary delight.

Top 5 Things To Do in Rome

  • Allow breathtaking art to surround you as you wander the Sistine Chapel
  • Browse for fresh fruits and vegetables in the Campo de’ Fiori, one of the oldest markets in Rome
  • Relax by Rome’s famous Trevi Fountain with a sweet, creamy treat from one of the many nearby ice cream shops or ‘gelaterie’
  • Follow the path of emperors with a visit to the Arch of Constantine and the Colosseum
  • Refuel for more adventure with some traditional pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice) served at countless street stands and pizzerias

Plan Your Rome Holiday

Rome is beautiful all year round, but the peak tourist season falls between June and August. Most travel experts say to avoid Rome in August because of the hot temperatures and that it is typically when Romans take their own holidays. However, travel and hotel rates are often reduced during August to attract more visitors. If you don’t mind chillier temperatures or frequent rainfall, November and February are perfect times to book a holiday in Rome.

Finding flight deals to Rome is easy with Etihad’s popular deals. If you wish to travel to Rome anytime between June and August or during the “shoulder seasons,” May or September, make sure to book your tickets to Rome well in advance. To find cheap hotels in Rome, think about visiting in the off season, October to April, when temperatures are cooler and the tourist traffic is much lower.

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