ROME Italy

Rome, the eternal city

Rome is truly an open-air museum, and has a great deal to offer its visitors: ancient monuments, Renaissance palaces, Baroque squares, fountains, as well as culinary delights, romantic walks, trendy districts and festive nightlife... All Rome’s visitors succumb to the charm of Italian “Dolce Vita”.

Regular flight Rennes-Rome

Departing from Rennes, you can fly to Rome all year round via Lyon with HOP!, via Paris with Air France or via Amsterdam with KLM.

Information about the destination
  • Capital city : Rome
  • Climate : Rome has a warm Mediterranean climate all year round, and is very sunny in the summer.
  • Time difference with France : None
  • Currency : Euros
  • Official language : Italian
  • Travel document requirements : Passport or valid national identity card
  • Tourist Information

Attractions and activities

Rome, a museum city

2,500 years of history have left Rome with an exceptional heritage.

Its historic centre is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Must-see sites in Rome:

The Colosseum

Two thousand years old, the Colosseum is the most impressive vestige of Roman Antiquity and attracts thousands of visitors every year. The “colosseum”, an elliptical amphitheatre built between 70 and 80 B.C. and located in the very centre of Rome, could hold over 50,000 spectators. Gladiator fights, animal hunts and even naval battles took place here for around 500 years.
The Colosseum is now partially ruined, due to frequent earthquakes and the salvaging of stone for use in other monuments.

The Roman Forum

Located between the Capitoline Hill and the Colosseum, the Roman Forum (Forum Romanum) is a vast area with many ruins that date back to Roman times.

For many centuries, it was the city's main square. Today, certain ruins are still visible and shed light on Roman society.

Piazza di Spagna

The “Spanish Square”, or Piazza di Spagna, is a not-to-miss site located in the historic heart of the city, with its Fountain of the Old Boat, its beautiful Spanish Steps and the church of the Santissima Trinità dei Monti. The square takes its name from its location, close to the Spanish embassy.

Trevi Fountain

Located right in the heart of the city, not far from the Piazza di Spagna, the Trevi Fountain is the most famous fountain in Rome. Built in the 18th century, it symbolises the ocean with Neptune at the centre, guided by two Tritons. According to legend, the fountain grants the wish of whoever throws in a coin…

The Villa Borghese

Not far from the Piazza di Spagna, the Villa Borghese is one of the largest parks in Rome.

The English-style gardens are home to a collection of Roman museums and cultural institutions, including the Villa Medici, the French Academy in Rome.

The Pantheon

The Pantheon is an important feature of Rome’s historic centre. It is certainly the most well-preserved of all the Roman ruins.

Its dome, which measures 140 feet in diameter, was the largest in all Antiquity. Its niches, surrounded by pillars, house tombs (including those of the painter Raphaël and King Umberto I).

The Piazza Navona

Near to the Pantheon, this is the largest square in Rome. 240 metres (800 feet) long, this square is magnificent, with its Fountain of the Four Rivers and the terraces bordering it, an invitation to eat and drink.

The Vatican

With a surface area of only 44 hectares, the Vatican City State is the smallest independent state in the world, in terms not only of population but also of geographical size.

St. Peter's Basilica is the largest Christian church in existence. It is also one of the most-visited monuments in the world. It houses the tomb of Saint Peter, first bishop of Rome, as well as the tombs of some of the popes. In front of the basilica, you will find St. Peter's Square. To the right of the basilica stands the Palace of the Vatican, the pope's residence, with the famous Sistine Chapel and the museums. 

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