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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

Amsterdam

AMS Netherlands

Athens

ATH Greece

Barcelona

BCN Spain

Bari

BRI Italy

Bologna

BLQ Italy

Brindisi

BDS Italy

Bucharest

OTP Romania

Catania

CTA Italy

Florence

FLR Italy

Frankfurt

FRA Germany

Genova

GOA Italy

Iasi

IAS Romania

Lamezia Terme

SUF Italy

Larnaca

LCA Cyprus

London Heathrow

LHR United Kingdom of Great Britain & N. Ireland

Madrid

MAD Spain

Malta

MLA Malta

Palermo

PMO Italy

Prague

PRG Czech Republic

Tirana

TIA Albania

Toulouse

TLS France

Trieste

TRS Italy

Venice

VCE Italy

Verona

VRN Italy

Zurich

ZRH Switzerland
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