Immediately after flying to Rome you'll realize there’s nothing more captivating than the “Eternal City.” Located on the River Tiber, Rome (Roma) once served as the main port of the Roman Empire, and today is the seat of the Italian government and home to the Vatican. Rome flights are packed with first-time travelers to Italy and distant relatives heading home for a family reunion. Whether the trip to Rome takes you on an exploration of Renaissance buildings and cobblestone piazzas, or closer to a home-cooked Italian meal across the river, the flight to Rome will be unforgettable.
If your Rome flight leaves you longing to stretch your legs, you’re in luck: Rome is an easily walkable city, which is great for first-time visitors wanting snapshots of must-see sights including the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and the romantic Piazza Navona. Travelers booking airline tickets to Rome will find the Vatican – the religious center of the Roman Catholic faith and home to the Pope – directly across the river. After a blessing at the Vatican, stroll the streets of Trastevere or the Jewish Ghetto and dine on fine cuisine at small wine bars and sidewalk cafes.
A trip to Rome will give you the opportunity to see some of the earliest artifacts in the world, but Rome also boasts a lively modern lifestyle. One minute you're staring at the Colosseum and finding your way through the Roman Forums, the next minute you're fighting crowds in line at one of the city's many pizzerias.
December and January see the most rainfall and the city is typically cool during the winter months. Spring and fall are the best times to visit Rome and typically when most tourists go. April usually starts in the 50s and temperatures reach the upper 70s in June. Summer can be very hot and dry with July and August temperatures in the mid-80s.