Rome is a holiday destination that is easy to fall in love with. There are so many landmarks in the heart of the city and so much beauty in its surroundings. Now, with 12.5% off car rental, courtesy of Holiday Autos, hiring a car might just be the best way to enjoy both sides of the Italian capital.
Leonardo da Vinci Airport is located on the outskirts of Rome – connected to the city via the Autostrada Flumicino-Roma highway. If you take advantage of the Holiday Autos deal today, then you can set straight off into the centre of the Rome once you arrive – no waiting around for coaches!
The discount explained…
Holiday Autos are offering holidaymakers the opportunity to save up to 20% on car hire in selected destinations, with car hire Rome discounted by 12.5%. All you need to do is book before Monday June 17th 2012. The offer is applicable for picks-ups until Saturday June 30th 2012.
Save money by booking the car today and you can start looking forward to a Rome holiday like no other. You have the luxury of visiting the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and Vatican City on any day you like but you also have the freedom to venture out into the picturesque Italian countryside.
A road trip through Rome…
If you love your food, then a road trip through Rome is going to more than satisfy your appetite. Start your day with a quality Italian breakfast at Tazza d’Oro – a cappuccino and brioche is highly recommended. Navigating through the cobbled streets to get there is all part of the fun and the cafe is just 10 minutes away from Villa Borghese.
The Villa Borghese Gardens provide the perfect setting for some Italian brunch and there is plenty to do while you are there. The park is home to a number of museums and art galleries, a large manmade lake, a horse riding school, an amphitheatre and even a zoo! From there, just another 10 minute drive takes you across the River Tiber to Stadio Olimpico – the home ground of football clubs AS Roma and SS Lazio.
The stadium is enormous and is used for a variety of entertainment purposes. If you can catch a show here during your holiday then definitely snap up the opportunity – it is pretty much the modern equivalent of the Colosseum.
Keep driving northwards past the stadium and in under an hour you will see a completely different side of Rome. Set up a picnic at the side of Lake Bracciano and take it easy for the afternoon. You can even swim in the lake if you fancy it! That’s the beauty of hire cars – you can always pack some towels and a change of clothes in the boot.
Also with a car you know you can head straight back to the city for some proper Italian pizza! Li Rioni is one of the nicest pizzerias in the shadow of the Colosseum. Cooked on a wood-burning oven,the delicious Roman pizzas attract hundreds of hungry locals every night.
This is just one day’s road trip in Rome – there really is so much more to see in the city and without a car, it can be difficult to see enough. My advice is experience as much of Rome as you can and take it all back home with you – experience everything and fall in love with every corner of the ‘Eternal City’.