Visit Rome - car hire with Cartrawler Italy in Rome
Did you know that?
- Rome is frequently referred to as the ‘Eternal City’. Its origins date back to 753 BC and Rome’s founding is celebrated every year on April 21st.
- Vatican, the seat of the Catholic Church, located within the limits of the Rome city is the world’s smallest sovereign state.
- St Peter’s Basilica inside the Vatican is the biggest church ever built.
- Some of the Rome sites are amongst the most popular tourist attractions worldwide. The Colosseum in Rome is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
- In 2012, Rome was the third most visited city in Europe.
- The first shopping center ever is believed to have been built in Rome. Emperor Trajan’s Market from the beginning of the 2nd century was a large purpose-build facility for selling clothes, food and spices.
Arriving to Rome – car hire Rome Airport
For international tourists the main gateways to the city of Rome are the city’s airports: the major Rome Leonardo da Vinci Airport and the smaller, low-cost oriented Airport of Ciampino.
With a broad selection of car hire companies, Rome airports are convenient locations for renting a car for a self-drive holiday in Italy.
Frequently, the offers of Rome airport car rental are cheaper than in the city center. In order to have a better idea of what range of prices you can expect when renting a car in Rome, use internet search engines of car hire, such as Cartawler Italy. In a single search, Cartrawler compares prices from major and local Rome car hire providers, such as: Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Easycar, Italy By Car, Locauto Rent and Maggiore, amongst others.
Central Rome car rental locations - Villa Borghese, Tiburtina and Termini Station
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The beautiful and filled to the brim with tourist attractions city of Rome is known for a very congested and chaotic traffic. Motorized tourists in Rome frequently opt for using public transportation or visiting the historic centre on foot, while having their vehicles safely parked on the outskirts of the city or at the hotel parkings.
A hire car, however, is definitely an asset when driving out of big city centres in Italy: driving across the Italian country side and along the scenic coast is a truly rewarding experience.
Rome must see’s – guide to Rome tourist attractions
The wealth of attractions awaiting tourists in Rome requires several days of sightseeing.
If your time in Rome is limited, choose carefully the sites to visit. Several Rome sights are amongst the 50 most visited tourist attractions worldwide.
Ancient Rome sights
The most emblematic monument of Rome is, without a doubt, the imposing amphitheatre dating back to 70 AD, known as Colosseum. For the tourists with a special interest in the history of the Roman Empire, two other places, Roman Forum and Pantheon, in a short distance from Colosseum are not to be missed.
Renaissance & baroque Rome
Art has been thriving across the centuries in Rome. Exuberant expressions of renaissance and baroque architecture can be seen all across the Eternal City. Still within the very centre of Rome, admire the Spanish Steps, by the famous Piazza di Spagna and throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain known from Frederico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita Movie.
The historic centre of Rome, together with the City of Vatican is inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage.
Vatican, on the right bank of Tiber River is not only a place of cult for Catholics, but also a real artistic treasure. Every day St Peter’s Basilica, world’s largest religious building is visited by thousands of tourists drawn to the site by the works of Rafael, Bernini and most of all, by the Michelangelo’s Biblical ceiling frescoes of the Sistine Chapel.
Respect the decorum of the place: no shorts, miniskirts and bare shoulders are allowed in St Peter’s Basilica.
Pasta, pizza and gelato – tourist attractions of Rome
No visit to Rome is complete without trying Italian cuisine: pastas, pizzas and gelato. Eating is a very serious business in Italy: restaurants, cafés and all sorts of eateries can be found of every corner in Rome and if you avoid the most ‘touristy’ places, there are good chances to get a traditional, home-cooked meal for an affordable price.
Please, note: there is a ban for eating in public in the area of the most popular tourist monuments in the centre of Rome. Having a sandwich by the Colosseum may result in a fine, so do look for a proper place to sit down and enjoy the Italian cuisine in peace.
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