To ensure a return to visit to Rome, legend has it that visitors should throw coins into the Trevi Fountain, an ostentatious Baroque water feature. Work on the current fountain began in 1732 after a design competition was held by Pope Clement XII and completed three decades and numerous designers later. The attraction stands 26 metres high and 20 metres wide and was used as the backdrop for certain scenes in the famous film, Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.
In ancient times, Rome had nine aqueducts leading to 39 monumental fountains and 591 public basins. Today fountains remain a significant feature of Rome. Apart from the Trevi Fountain other fountains worth admiring include the Fontana del Tritone, Fontana dell'Acqua Felice and Fontana Dell'Acqua Paola.
A guided tour of the impressive architecture of renaissance Rome can offer a great insight into the history of this fascinating city.
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: