Book a weekend to Rome and enjoy time in this fascinating city

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A weekend to Rome is time well spent. Feast your eyes on a wealth of sights and and Italian cuisine is a feast for the stomach.

"All roads lead to Rome" as the saying goes and there are many ways to go if looking for a weekend to Rome. It is possible to book a weekend package deal with a tour operator such as Arrow Tours on their website arrowtours.ie. Otherwise, you can book your own flights and accommodation. Lastminute.com and cheapflights.co.uk often have good deals on flights to Rome. Ebookers.com and booking.com list hotels in Rome and their prices.

Rome's main airport is Leonardo da Vinci, about 30 kilometres southwest of the city centre and is well connected to it. The Leonardo Express runs every half hour fron the airport to the central train staion called Stazione Termini. Travel time is 30 minutes. Buses also depart from the airport to the centre of Rome and there is a taxi rank outside the arrivals hall at Leonardo da Vinci. Official taxis are either white or yellow and have the letters SPQR on their door.

Rome was not built in a day and it certainly takes at least a long weekend to see the most important sights. It is a good idea to book an open topped bus tour of Rome for at least 48 hours. This bus travels in a circuit around the city stopping at the major landmarks. Passengers can hop on and off as they please.

Highlights not to be missed are the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, St Peter's Basilica the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Climb the Spanish Steps and view the Trevi fountain at night when it is all lit up.

A weekend to Rome is certainly a delightful experience.

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