Car Hire Rome – The City
Rome is home to many world-renowned attractions, the most famous of which is the
Colosseum, which was completed in 79 A.D. and hosted gladiatorial battles. Other
historic attractions in the city include: the Pantheon, a temple to twelve Roman
Gods; the Castel Sant’Angelo, which was originally intended to be Emperor Hadrian’s
mausoleum; the site of the Circus Maximus; and the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla.
You can also walk along sections of the ancient Via Appia (or Appian Way), which
was constructed in order to link Rome with the city of Capua.
Another must-see attraction is the Trevi Fountain in Trevi Square. According to
legend, if you stand with your back to the fountain and throw a coin over your shoulder
into it, you will return to Rome.
There are many museums and galleries in Rome, including the Galleria Borghese, the
Capitoline Museums, the Galleria Spada and the Keats-Shelley Memorial House. You
can also explore the Vatican City, where you can see St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine
Chapel, the Pinacoteca (Vatican Art Gallery), the Vatican Palace and Gardens, and
a number of museums.
Rome is the perfect place for anyone who loves shopping. For designer stores, head
for the Via Dei Condotti or the Via del Corso. If you’re looking for a bargain,
try exploring one of the city’s flea markets, such as the one held at Piazza Porto
Portese on Sundays.
Car Hire Rome – Attractions in the Rome Area
Although there is plenty to see and do in Rome, there are also plenty of attractions
nearby. You can head off in your rental car to Tivoli, about 30km north-east of
Rome, to see the Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s Villa) and Villa d’Este, or take a trip
to beautiful Lake Bracciano, which is situated about 40km north-east of Rome.
You could also break your holiday up by staying in more than one destination. You
could use your rental car to drive to Pisa, for example, where you can see the famous
Leaning Tower, the cathedral and many museums. Alternatively, jump into your rental
car and head to Napoli (Naples) for a few days or head north to Bologna. Car Hire
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