The historic centre of Rome, or Centro Storico as it is also known, is a fascinating place to both visit and stay. With its medieval winding streets and abundance of beautiful plazas, it certainly feels like the heart of both Rome and therefore Italy itself. By choosing to stay in one of the apartments in Centro Storico (Old Rome), you will be able to enjoy the atmosphere and lifestyle of this important European city all the more. Being such a popular destination for tourists, it is important to make sure that the accommodation section of you holidays to Centro Storico (Old Rome) is booked in advance.
For anyone with even a passing interest in history, Centro Storico (Old Rome) has an amazing amount to offer. The restaurants and cafés which intermingle with the plazas and fountains throughout this area ensure that you will dine well whilst on your holidays in Centro Storico. The Piazza Navona is a real highlight here. If you do not feel like eating out, the self-catering accommodation in Centro Storico has all the facilities you need to either cook recipes from home, or experiment with the local cuisine. Pleasant walks through the streets will reveal stunning architecture and even here, it is possible to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. There is a good bus and underground system, which can sometimes be crowded, and taxis are common place, meaning that it is easy to travel around the rest of the city of Rome.
By using the apartments in Centro Storico (Old Rome) as a base, it is possible to make separate day trips to see the main tourist attractions of the city. For most people, a visit to the Colosseum is an absolute must. This amazing testament to the Roman Empire is still astounding even to this day. The immediate area surrounding the Colosseum is overflowing with other archaeological and historical sites, and it is possible to spend several days there. The museums are also well worth a visit, in order to give some background to the finds made at the Roman sites. Other areas in Rome that should be visited include the Vatican and Palatine Hill, but to name two.
With a mild climate, holidays in Centro Storico (Old Rome) can be taken at any time of year, although the spring and autumn are considered the best season to visit. July and August can be a little too hot for most people, especially those from Northern Europe, although most of the apartments in Centro Storico will be able to cope with the heat through air conditioning or other ventilation. November can be a month for heavy rainfall, but of course, this varies from year to year given the recent unpredictability of weather around the world!
All roads lead to Rome, as the saying goes, although most travellers on their holidays in Centro Storico (Old Rome) will arrive by air. There are two main airports in Rome which are Fiumicino (FCO) and Ciampino (CIA). The latter serves the budget airlines such as Ryan Air and easyJet, whilst the former serves main airlines such as British Airways. These connect with cities such as London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), Bristol (BRS) and Manchester (MAN).