Business Class to Rome
Cheap Business Class Flights to Rome
Read on before you book your cheap business class flights to Rome. We have compiled some helpful information to prepare you for a visit to this romantic and historic destination.
An introduction to Rome
Rome, Italy is an interesting mix of old and new. From the remains of its glory days to the Renaissance and baroque riches of the historic center, the Eternal City is a living masterpiece. Additionally, the 3 million inhabitants are far from stuck in the past. A vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene keep the atmosphere fresh and modern. It is virtually impossible to run out of things to do, see, or eat in this vibrant city.
While in Rome
Let’s take a look at some of the highlights this great city has to offer.
What to see and do in Rome
Be prepared to be awed by the architecture and art that abounds in and around Rome. Some of the top visitor attractions are as follows:
- Basilica di San Pietro (St Peter’s Basilica)
- Cappella Sistina & Musei Vaticani (Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museums)
- Colosseo (Colosseum)
- Foro Romano (Roman Forum) and Palatino (Palatine)
- Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps
- Musei Capitolini (Capitoline Museums)
- Villa Borghese Gardens
- Galleria Doria Pamphilj
- MACRO (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma)
If you plan on visiting the most popular tourist spots, it may be a wise investment to purchase a pass. The Roma Pass includes free access to the first two museums and/or archaeological sites, and discounts thereafter, plus free travel on public transport. It is available from any tourist information post and is valid for 48 hours or three days. The Roma Archeologia Card grants entrance to the Colosseum, Palatino, Terme di Caracalle, Museo Nazionale Romano, the tomb of Cecilia Metella and Villa dei Quintili. The pass is valid for seven days from the first day of use and can be purchased at any of the participating monuments or museums. The 3-day OMNIA Vatican and Rome Card offers free entry to the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel, complimentary access to two other major attractions, plus a hop-on-hop-off bus tour ticket, unlimited travel on public transport and a guidebook. It also allows discounted entry to over 30 others sights and museums.
Food and Drink in Rome
Traditional Roman cooking is conservative, rustic, and can appear simple. This underplays, however, an obsessive dedication to high quality, seasonal ingredients, which give Roman cuisine its intense, rich flavors. Rome has an abundance of excellent restaurants. Beware of expensive tourist traps near the main sights, though. Italian specialties include gnocchi alla romana pasta, panettone cake, pesto sauce, and parmigiano cheese.
As for drinks, wine is the most ubiquitous alcoholic beverage. Most are named after grape varieties, village or area of origin. The most widespread is chianti, from vineyards in Tuscany. Popular Italian liqueurs include Amaretto, Limoncello, Grappa and Strega, and aperitifs such as Campari and Punt e Mes are excellent appetizers.
Service charges and state taxes are included in all hotel bills. It is customary to give up to 10% in addition if service has been particularly good.
Shopping in Rome
Items of note to purchase in Rome include bespoke leather goods, clothes, accessories and food such as truffles, olive oil, and vinegar. Most shops are open Monday to Saturday from 0900-1300 and 1600-2000. Supermarkets and department stores stay open all day, and are open on Sundays.
Culture and Nightlife in Rome
For culture, Rome has high-profile and innovative international performing arts festivals, a cutting-edge auditorium that attracts international talent, and RomaEstate – a full program of summer events. As for after hours, there is nightlife to be found. The chicest wine bars and cafés tend to be around Piazza Navona and Via della Pace. Also, the biggest concentration of nightclubs in lies in the Testaccio and Ostiense districts. To learn about events, Box Office Lazio and Viva Ticket both provide tickets for concerts, theater, and sporting events. The weekly magazine, Roma c’è, has an English language listings section.
When to book your cheap business class flight to Rome
Autumn tends to be the best time to visit, thanks to Rome’s Mediterranean climate. You’ll find smaller crowds and the best weather for sightseeing. August is the hottest month and the time when most locals leave town. Some stores and restaurants may be closed as a result. This also tends to be high tourist season and the time for hotels to get booked up. Winter does get cold, but it also sees the lowest rates for hotels and the smallest queues for attractions. Flight time from New York is 8 hours, from Los Angeles is 13 hours, from Toronto is 8 hours, and from London is 2 hours.
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