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With world-class museums, art galleries and architecture, as well as delicious food and drink, the city of Rome is a top destination. When you arrive at Rome Ciampino Airport, pick up your Avis hire car and take to the road in pure comfort.
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From Rome, there are many day trip options to consider. Whether you’re heading for the coast, countryside or some of the surrounding historic towns and cities, many attractions are waiting to be discovered.
The city of Orvieto is located around an hour-and-a-half drive from Rome’s Ciampino Airport via the A1. Ancient monuments from various periods, including the Etruscan, Roman and medieval eras, can be found here.
In terms of activities, take a tour around the city’s underground caves. There are 440 of them in total, connected by tunnels, which have been used across the decades for everything from WWII bomb shelters to refrigerators. Also be sure to visit landmarks such as the Etruscan temple of Belvedere and the Cathedral of Orvieto.
The city of Tivoli is well worth visiting to see ancient countryside retreats and archaeological digs, such as Villa Adriana. This Unesco World Heritage Site comprises a grand complex of classical buildings, statues and art works created by Roman Emperor Hadrian around 2 AD.
Be sure to stop in at Tivoli’s ornate churches – of which the Chiesa di Sant’Andrea and the Chiesa di San Francesco are prime examples - to admire beautiful architectural features. At just under 40 minutes’ drive from the airport, Tivoli is easily accessible during your visit to Rome.
With the freedom of your own rental car, there are endless possibilities for exciting road trips in Rome and beyond. Numerous destinations are just a drive away.
When in Rome, there’s always so much to see, do and eat. While the ‘Eternal City’ is famed for its ancient sights, it also has a cosmopolitan buzz about it, with great shopping, a vibrant cafe culture, top restaurants and a thriving nightlife.
The city’s piazzas are very much the centre of activity in Roman life. Besides providing beautiful places to relax, these squares are brimming with architectural gems and historic features. Head to Piazza di Trevi to admire the Trevi Fountain, the largest and most famous Baroque foundation in Rome. The Spanish Steps, a monumental staircase that’s always filled with people, are located in Piazza di Spagna and lead up from the Barcaccia Fountain.
Out of all of Rome’s top sights, it’s the oldest ones that are the most awe-inspiring. Monuments from ancient Rome such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon and Palatine Hill transport you back thousands of years to a time of gladiators, chariots and centurions.
No trip to Rome is complete without admiring the incredible painted ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. This is located within the Vatican Museum, in Vatican City, where the best classical statues and renaissance art in the world is exhibited. If you’re interested in contemporary art, then visit the likes of the MACRO (the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome) and MAXXI (the National Museum of Art of the 21st Century)
Embrace the endless opportunities when exploring Rome and beyond in your rental car.
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