Peter's Basilica, the Trevi fountain and numerous other icons of Rome past and present.
Literary, culinary, political and religious giants dominate the landscape of Rome's history and one cannot fail to be filled with a sense of awe and wonder. Property in Rome embodies the numerous landmarks and cultural centres that one finds with every building a monument to its past.
By August, the temperature often exceeds 32 degrees.
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Most property searches begin in Rome’s Centro Storico, a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose tangle of backstreets offers an endless array of trattorias, boutiques and eye catching ruins.
But when looking for a home, the leafier and less hurried residential districts such as Pinciano, Nomentano and Trieste offer respite from the vibrant city centre and are still within striking distance of Rome’s indefatigable energy and its famous sights.
Rome has two major airports to the South-east and South-west of the city: Leonardo da Vinci International Airport also known as Fiumicino to the west of the citry and Ciampino to the east.
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Even in the summer heat, the atmosphere is magical and a gelateria or shady piazza is never far away.
Nor are its green spaces, including the 150 acre Villa Borghese and Villa Pamphili, Rome’s largest public park.
This in turn leads on to the various highways, or ‘autostrade’, going in all directions, the main one being the A1, better known as the ‘Autostrada del Sole’, which links Milan in the north to Naples in the south.
Rome's central station is 'Termini', with strong links both north and south across Italy.