The Italian capital is a must visit city, and travellers book cheap flights to Rome for attractions such as the Colosseum, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Vatican City and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and more. Rome can easily be explored on foot, with many major attractions within walking distance of each other. The streets is also where Rome comes to life, with sidewalk cafes, theatrical piazzas, wooded parks and gushing fountains where the locals stroll and meet up to ‘chiacchierare’ (chat). Alternatively, hop on the metro, bus or tram, the city has a well established public transport network that covers all sections. There are plenty of great day trips from Rome, Ostia Antica is a fascinating ancient port city on the outskirts and just a short train ride, and Villa D’Este in Tivoli is a must see with its fantastic fountains. Peak tourist season for Rome starts around Easter and carries through to October. Rome is a popular holiday destination simply because of the sheer amount of attractions, so expect large numbers of visitors looking for accommodation and flights to Rome, especially from June to September. This is also the hottest time of year with high temperatures and humidity making the city swelter. In August most of the population is on holiday, especially in the last two weeks of the month. Even hotels, restaurants, and shops are closed as all the Romans go on holiday.
Winter (December to February) can be a great time to book cheap flights to Rome though it can get chilly so you’ll need a warm jacket and layers. But if you want a more relaxed visit in terms of tourists you’ll find it a pleasanter experience, the city will still be busy just less busy than the summer months. Some attractions may operate shorter hours during the winter or close altogether but most of the major sights will be open, and you won’t have to queue.
Anytime is a good time to book flights to Rome, this amazing city is a year round destination. But you may want to factor in weather, budget and events when planning your trip. The shoulder seasons (April to June and September to October) are often the best times to visit in terms of weather with mild days and coolish nights. For the best prices on hotels and flight tickets consider a visit in low season, March is a great time as long as it’s not Easter. Easter and Christmas are typically busy and expensive times to visit Rome and you’ll need to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Flights from Sydney to Rome – 21 hours 55 minutes.
Flights from Melbourne to Rome – 21 hours 30 minutes.
Flights from Brisbane to Rome – 21 hours 55 minutes.
Flights from Perth to Rome – 21 hours 55 minutes.
Rome is one of the two main Italian cities that service international flights from Australia (the other is Milan). The cheapest flights to Rome stopover via Asia or the Middle East and include airlines such as: Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Qantas and Emirates. Since this is a popular holiday destination there are a wide range of airlines offering competitive prices for flights to Rome.
International flights to Rome land at Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO). From here travellers can take an express train (called the Leonardo Express) nonstop to Stazione Termini. The journey takes about 30 minutes, make sure to validate your ticket in the validation machine before boarding. From Stazione Termini you can connect with the metro and public bus service. There is also a bus service to Stazione Termini from the airport which takes approximately 70 minutes. Taxis are plentiful and can be found outside the arrivals area. Around half a dozen rental companies have hire desks at the airport or you can book online before you arrive.