Traditionally heavier on meat and butter and less focused on pasta and red sauce, bruschetta, fettuccine alfredo, spaghetti carbonara and trippa are all Romanesque dishes. The local cuisine is based on seasonal ingredients coming from the Roman low-lands, prepared in a simple way.
For a delicious meal on the go, nothing beats an authentic slice of pizza cooked in a wood-fire oven. Take some time to enjoy la dolce vita at La Gatta Mangiona, a rustic restaurant in Monteverde, with a delicious pizza accompanied with a glass of wine. After your main, scope out delightful gelato at San Crispino, a gelaterie widely considered to be the finest in all of Rome.
Romans are renowned for their coffee. Try an espresso, cappuccino, or caffe latte while in town and compare it to the brews available at home – it's bound to be stronger. For something with even more of a kick, consider enjoying a meal at Dinner in the Sky where diners are hoisted into the heavens above Rome. Soak up the spectacular views while strapped into a seat 150 feet above the ground!
Rome Airport (FCO)
Flights from Australia to Rome will disembark at Rome Airport Fiumicino.
Rome Airport Fiumicino (FCO) is Rome's international airport and the largest airport in Italy. The airport is also known as Leonardo da Vinci airport of Rome, after the iconic Italian artist and inventor.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Rome Airport Fiumicino. Book your Rome Airport accommodation.
Getting to Rome
There are many airlines that offer flights to Rome from Australia that involve a stopover in a third destination. Flights from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne via Dubai take between 23 and 25 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Perth via Dubai take around 20 hours.
Airlines that fly to Rome
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Rome from Australia include: