The seat of the Roman Empire, Rome is an abode for global art and architecture along with numerous monuments and ruins from the bygone era. The public parks and nature reserves enhance the scenic beauty of the city. The finest artworks of the Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet, Michelangelo are certainly a visual treat for the visitors. Tourists can also visit places such as Vatican Museum, St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Vittoriano (monument built in honor of Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy), etc., Palatine Hill is an evidence of the city’s human settlement during the 9th century BC. You can visit the Temple of Cybele ? Rome's first and most important temple to the Magna Mater ("Great Mother"), who was known to the Greeks as Cybele. Here, you can find rock cuttings which were used to construct the palaces of the rulers and aristocrats. A visit to this culturally rich city is highly recommended once in a lifetime.
Useful Tips for Tourists Flying to Rome
Where to shop
Shopping in Rome is a wonderful experience for travelers coming from across the globe. The range of selections includes both branded as well as local items such as jewelry, footwear, home furnishings etc., which are available in diverse colors and designs. Porto Portese Flea Market is the best place to shop for both new as well as used goods, antiques, food etc. at reasonable prices. Do visit the Via del Governo Vecchio street to explore some of finest vintage items such as shoes, clothes, and accessories. The ‘EurRoma2’ mall is a one-stop destination to buy branded items from Adidas, Guess, Pandora, Zara Home, and much more. It offers a diverse and rich shopping experience to all its visitors.
What to eat
Apart from the traditional pizza and pasta, Italy has a lot more to offer to the foodies. Go around the city to explore the various food options available in different places. Street food items are popular among the foodies as they are economical as well as tasty. Grab a bite of some of the delicious dishes like Arancini (fried rice balls), Polpette di bollito (simmered pulled beef), Panzerotti (pastry), etc. The rich flavors of baked cheesecake Crostata di ricotta and desserts such as Tiramisu and Cornetto are worth a try during your visit to the city.
A Few Italian Words
You can easily interact with the locals in their language if you learn to speak basic Italian words before you travel to Italy.
• Thank You:
• Where is the subway?
Dove è la metropolitana?
• Can you help me?
Mi può aiutare?
• Excuse me?
Dos and Don’ts
• Switch off your phone when you visit museums and churches.
• Avoid eating inside a museum or church.
• It is recommended to address the people as madam or sir while having a conversation.
• Do not use first names unless you are given the permission to do so.
Emergency contact numbers
• Ambulance: 118
• Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Rome?
The airline offering cheap air tickets to Rome is Aeroflot.
• What is the time zone used in Italy?
The time zone of Italy is GMT +1.
• What are the most popular airlines flying from Beijing to Rome?
The most popular airlines flying from Beijing to Rome are Cathay Pacific, Air China
, Aeroflot and Air France
• What is the shortest time for a Beijing to Rome flight?
The shortest time for a direct flight Beijing to Rome flight is 11 hours and 15 minutes.
• What are the top tourist destinations of Rome?
The top tourist destinations of Rome are Colosseum, Foro di Traiano (Forum of Trajan), Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps and San Giovanni in Laterano (Basilica of St. John Lateran).
• What is the currency of Italy?
The currency of Italy is Euro.
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