The eternal city of Rome. According to legend, it was founded by the brothers Romulus and Remus - children raised by a wolf. They say all roads lead to Rome. Not only believers go there for papal audiences, but tourists from all over the world go there for the unique architecture of the Basilica of St. Peter, the legendary Coliseum, and unique historical monuments of the once famous Roman Empire.
Flights from Bratislava
Ryanair offers direct flights from Bratislava airport to Rome, specifically to Ciampino Airport. Although it is smaller than the main Fiumicino airport, it is also closer to the city centre. Regular flights are operated by Ryanair on Mondays and Fridays. The flight lasts 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Transportation from the airport to the city centre
From the airport to the city centre, you can take buses or choose a bus route to the nearest metro station and continue from there. A direct connection to the Termini station is provided by three companies, Terravision, Sit Bus Shuttle or Rome Airport Bus. Buses run every 15-60 minutes and the journey takes about 45 minutes.
A cheaper option is to take bus lines 520 and 702 and get to one of the metro stations where the buses go. They leave at an interval of 15 to 20 minutes and this combination will take you to the city centre in about 75 minutes.
For more comfortable passengers, taxis are available in front of the terminals, you can use some of the available apps or rent a car.
“Must see” in Rome
Among the most sought-after monuments of Rome is the Colosseum, in which bloody gladiatorial matches or animal hunts took place. The former centre of Rome was the Roman Forum, which today consists only of ruins. And among the important ancient monuments is also the temple of all gods - the Pantheon. It is one of the most well-preserved monuments of ancient Rome.
Although it is young by Roman standards, it is one of the monuments that you should not miss in Rome. We are talking about the Trevi Fountain, which is the largest fountain in the city. It is decorated with a statue of Neptune and if you want to return to Rome, you should throw a coin in it.
And if you are already in Rome, it is also worth visiting the Vatican. The St. Peter’s Square and the famous Basilica of St. Peter, which is the centre of the Catholic Church. In addition to the basilica, you can also visit some of the Vatican museums.