If you are looking to stay somewhere in Rome, but are not really that keen on the hustle and bustle of one of Europe’s largest cities, then you might like to consider an apartment in Appia Antica. Strictly speaking, Appia Antica is both a park and an old Roman road, and so the apartment would be situated in one of the surrounding districts. Self catering accommodation in Appia Antica is of the highest standard, and provides all the modern comforts and facilities that you would need whilst on your holiday.
By taking your holidays in Appia Antica, you are quite literally straddling both the city and the countryside. A day or even more spent in the Appia Antica park will reveal archaeological sites, churches, open green spaces and much more. It is ideal for people who would just like a stroll, joggers or cyclists alike. It would even be a nice place for an afternoon picnic or two, should the crowds in the city centre become too much for you!
The centre of Rome is packed with things to see and do, and even a two week break in an apartment in Appia Antica might seem too short to cram it all in! Must see things to tick off from a list include the Colosseum, The Pantheon, The Spanish Steps, The Vatican and the many splendid museums and art galleries which both add to and display the rich cultural heritage of this ancient city. There are a wide variety of tours that you can undertake, from self-guided free walking tours, to open topped bus tours. There are even cycling tours, if you feel brave enough to cycle in the Roman traffic!
The yearly weather pattern for Rome in terms of temperature looks a little like a speed hump when put on a graph, with July and particularly August being the hottest months topping out at an average of thirty degrees Celsius. This may not seem much, but remember that there are many buildings reflecting the heat and sunlight, and so if you do intend to visit at this time, you may like to check that your apartment has air conditioning. The Romans themselves recommend September and October to be the best months to visit. Whilst there can be up to six inches of rain in October, the temperatures are much more comfortable. It can rain in any month in Rome, but July is likely to see the least with just less than an inch, whilst the average for the year is more around 16 inches.
There are three main airports in Rome. The biggest one is Fiumicino Airport (FCO). This handles most intercontinental flights, and the larger airplanes from companies such as British Airways, Alitalia, easyJet, Ryanair and BMI. Connections arrive here from London Heathrow (LHR), East Midlands (EMA), Manchester (MAN) and London Gatwick (LGW).