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City trip to Rome

Rome

Experience La Dolce Vita in the Italian capital. Take a cultural tour, enjoy delicious pizza and pasta, and relax in a luxury accommodation on the campsite, just a short distance from Rome.

Campsites near Rome

Camping Fabulous- Distance to Rome 15 km.

Camping I Pini Family Park– Distance to Rome 67 km.

Roma Camping Village – Distance to Rome 10 km.

​Camping Village Roma Capitol - Distance to Rome 24 km.

City trip to Rome

 

A tour of Rome is like a taking a walk through history. You could easily spend several days discovering this great city. There are countless museums, monuments, historical buildings and churches to see. Rome is also a great city for shopping, not to mention the famous Italian cuisine. In summer the temperatures can be very high, you can then do as the Romans do and relax in one of the many parks that are spread all over Rome. Just sit in the shade, have a bite to eat and watch the world go by.

Travel information for Rome

 

To save time, the best option is to fly to Rome. There are two airports: Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino, which is the biggest airport situated 30km from the city, and airport Ciampino 15km from the city. Many budget airlines fly to the latter one, which makes it popular for city breaks. From Ciampino, a taxi to campsite Fabulous will take about 30 minutes.  Renting a car or using public transport are also good alternatives.

Well-known sights

Villa Borghese

You can easily spend a day at this gigantic property. It houses several museums, a zoo and many walking trails. There are multiple terraces, cafés and restaurants and you can even rent a little boat or a 'funbike'. The best known museum is the Galleria Borghese and is definitely worth a visit.
As well as paintings, sculptures by Bernini can also be admired here. We would advise you to book entrance tickets in advance, as it's a busy attraction.

 

 

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Vatican

The Vatican is the smallest independent state in the world and is located in the centre of Rome. It is of course best known as the principal seat of the Roman-Catholic church. It is also renowned for the impressive Saint Peter's Basilica in Saint Peter's Square and the Sistine Chapel. The Pope normally gives his blessing to the crowds on Sundays at 12.00 noon.

Rome with children

Bioparco

Rome has one of the oldest Zoos in Europe, namely Bioparco - a 17 hectare zoo on the Villa Borghese estate. It's very big so the animals have plenty of space to move around. The majority of animals you find here were once victims of the illegal animal trade, and some are endangered species. A botanical garden was built to make the animals feel at home and is worth a visit and walk through.

 

 

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Colosseum

A visit to the world-famous Colosseum amphitheatre is a must. You’re taken back in time to the world of the famous gladiators. Walk through the arena and discover where the gladiators and wild animals were once held. Combine a visit here with nearby Forum Romanum, where the ruins of the old centre of Rome can be found.

Shopping in Rome

Mercato delle stampe

Are you a collector of old books, prints, cards or stamps? The stalls of the Mercato delle Stampe (stamp market) teem with old books, magazines and more. The market is held every morning (except Sundays) at the Largo della Fontanella di Borghese, in the Tridente district.

 

 

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Via del Corso

One of the most famous and longest shopping streets in Rome. On this 1.5km street you can find well-known stores such as Benetton, Zara and Sisley to mention but a few. You can combine your shopping with cultural sightseeing, visit the nearby 'Corso' area where you will find several churches. Here you will also find the house where Goethe once lived, it is now a museum.

Eating in Rome

Rome is the perfect place to sample delicious food. Discover Italian cuisine, which has so much more to offer than just pizza and pasta. Tasty salads, traditional meat and fish dishes and the tempting sweets, i dolci.

 

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Eating with children

Most children are really happy with a pizza or a plate of pasta, so this won't give you much trouble in Rome. And the ice-cream, of course! Numerous gelaterias offer the best and most unusual tastes that home-made Italian ice-cream has to offer!

Some tips about eating and drinking in Rome:

  • Try to avoid restaurants in the tourist parts of the city. Prices there can be very high and the food quality is not always the best. Look out for places where the locals eat, it’s always a good tip.
  • Romans normally start to eat as soon as their meal is served, no need to wait for everyone else as this may spoil the taste of your own meal and annoy the chef!
  • Keep in mind that the standard coffee after dinner is nearly always an espresso. Cappuccinos are normally taken at breakfast time.

Campsite Fabulous - Rome

A friendly campsite with good swimming pools, restaurants and entertainment. Located within easy reach to one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Getting to Rome from Camping Fabulous is fast and easy. It's just a short trip on the free shuttle bus and then a few minutes by metro or train.

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