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The city of Rome is one of the world’s major capitals of history and culture, as it is the former home of the Roman Empire as well as the home of the Roman Catholic Church, two institutions that have helped to create the vast number of attractions that visitors will not be able to miss. Some of the most famous sites that are scattered around Rome include the likes of the Colosseum, where gladiators fought and chariots raced two thousand years ago, the Lupercal cave, the mythical birthplace of the city of Rome, and Vatican City, decorated with iconic frescos by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli.
Those looking for something a little more modern to enjoy during their stay will find that Rome is replete with trendy boutique shops, delicious restaurants and cafés, along with a hopping nightlife. There's also plenty to keep you occupied outdoors, such as wondering its many gardens or attending sporting matches at sites like the Stadio Olimpico.
The secondary airport in Rome after the Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, the Ciampino Airport (CIA) is located just 7 miles from the city centre, and serves as both a commercial and military airport. There are direct bus lines connecting the airport to the city centre, as well as nearby hotels for early departures. To reserve a hotel room, and even research flights, you can use Expedia's convenient search tool, which will help you organise your Roman getaway.