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About Rome

Where do you start to summarize the history of the Eternal City? A good date might be 21 April 753 B.C. The day when Romulus is said to have founded the city after murdering his twin brother Remus. During the following centuries Rome grew into a powerful empire, peaking during the rule of Marcus Aurelius in 161-180 A.D.

Just like the ancient city, today's Rome is built on seven hills: Capitolino, Palatino, Quirinale, Viminale, Esquilino, Celio and Aventino. The central area is called Campo Marzio, named after the Roman god of war, and was the ancient army’s training grounds. This is where many of the famous sights are located. Other well-known areas are Trastevere, on the other side of the Tiber river, and Monti. Little Pigneto is considered the most typically Roman neighbourhood.

Panorama of Rome from Spanish steps in the evening
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Public Transport

The Termini station is the hub for Rome’s transportation network. The name of the local bus and streetcar company is ATAC. All tickets must be purchased from ATAC ticket machines, newsagents, or ticket outlets on the underground. The underground runs until midnight. Night buses stop at stations marked ”N”.

There are also different choices of travel passes for 1, 3 or 7 days that are valid on all public transportation.

Electricity

220 volt

City connections

Alghero

AHO Italy, Italian Republic

Alicante Airport

ALC Spain, Spanish State

Bari

BRI Italy, Italian Republic

Bruxelles

BRU Belgium, Kingdom of

Bucharest Otopeni

OTP Romania

Catania

CTA Italy, Italian Republic

Cluj

CLJ Romania

Constanta

CND Romania

Copenhagen Airport

CPH Denmark, Kingdom of

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

HEL Finland, Republic of

Ibiza

IBZ Spain, Spanish State

Koln

CGN Germany

Lamezia Terrme

SUF Italy, Italian Republic

Larnaca

LCA Cyprus, Republic of

Lisabona

LIS Portugal, Portuguese Republic

Liverpool

LPL United Kingdom of Great Britain & N. Ireland

Londra-Luton

LTN United Kingdom of Great Britain & N. Ireland

Madrid

MAD Spain, Spanish State

Malaga

AGP Spain, Spanish State

Oslo Airport

OSL Norway, Kingdom of

Palma de Mallorca

PMI Spain, Spanish State

Sevilla Airport

SVQ Spain, Spanish State

Stockholm-Arlanda

ARN Sweden, Kingdom of

Tel Aviv - Ben Gurion

TLV Israel, State of

Torino - Caselle

TRN Italy, Italian Republic