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Rome is the capital of Italy and very popular with Italians and foreign visitors. Some of the greatest archaeological treasures and buildings from the Roman era are located right in the centre and many famous artists have worked their way around the city.
Using public transportation to our roadsurfer station
From the main station: Take the underground B in the direction of “Laurentina” to “Eur Magliana”. From here it is just a 20-minute walk.
From the airport (Fiumicino): Take the train to the main station “Roma Termini” and then continue as described above.
From the airport (Ciampino): Take bus 720 to “Laurentina”, then continue with the metro in the direction of “Rebibbia” to “Eur Magliana” and continue as described above.
Parking in Rome
There are no suitable parking facilities near our roadsurfer station in Rome.
The best place to park is in the vicinity of the underground station “Eur Magliana” (e.g. “Eur Garage Garden”). You can reach us by taxi in about 5 minutes or on foot in about 20 minutes.
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To get to Rome, for example starting in Germany, you need a lot of patience if you want to take the train or bus. You will usually be on the move for more than 24 hours in either mode. If you don’t bring that much time with you, the plane is your first choice.
There are two international airports in Rome: Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Rome Fiumicino and Rome Ciampino. Rome Ciampino is a bit closer to the city centre and is served by many budget airlines. Both airports can be reached by direct flights from most German cities in about 2 hours.
If you want to camp in Rome, you have a lot to choose from. There are many campsites both near the city and on the coast or on the shores of the surrounding lakes. Most campsites in Rome have good public transport connections to the city itself, so you can easily combine a city break with a beach holiday.
Thanks to several bus connections you can reach Roma Camping in half an hour from the city centre. The campsite is ideal for groups of friends and families and has a lot to offer. There is a large pool with sun loungers, two jacuzzis and a food truck that will provide you not only with culinary delights but also with cocktails.
Halfway between Rome and the Lazio Coast lies the Fabulous Village. Here you are spoilt for choice: a quick trip to the sea, sightseeing in Rome or just lazily hanging out at the campsite’s own pool. The water park offers something for big and small bathing fans alike, as there is a shallow lagoon, several slides and two pools just for adults. From Fabulous Village there are also several possibilities to get to the Roman city centre by public transport.
The Camping Village Flaminio is situated in the north of Rome. In this area you will find the Auditorium Parco della Musica and the Foro Italico as well as some good shopping facilities. In the immediate vicinity you can even enjoy the Porta di Roma, the largest shopping centre in Europe. The campsite has a large pool and is located right next to the Vejo park if you prefer to cool off in the shade of trees.
Rome is full of sights, so you should take a few days to explore the city’s treasures at your leisure. If you visit Rome for the first time you need to see the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain – that is a must. The Colosseum is best visited on a guided tour to avoid the long queues and learn all sorts of interesting facts about the history of the building and the gladiators who fought here. At the Trevi Fountain it is customary to put a coin in. Not only does it bring luck to you but the money is donated to charity afterwards.
Catholic or not – the Vatican is also worth a visit. Did you know that the Vatican is a city state? So you can explore two countries on your Rome adventure! It’s best to arrive early in the morning to avoid the crowds of visitors and take your time to see the art and historical treasures in the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. We also recommend to avoid Christian holidays as there might be big crowds of visitors.
Fans of ancient Rome must also visit the Forum Romanum. If you are not a fan of old stones, you should come here in the evening and watch it from the terrace of the Hotel Forum. Both the hotel and the restaurant are quite expensive. But why not order a small Bellini while you enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Forum at night?
Don’t look at the overpriced restaurants in Piazza Navona and the city centre and embark on a culinary voyage of discovery in Trastevere. Here you will find the most authentic food and old-established trattorias where the Romans usually eat out.
What is on the menu? Famous for Roman cuisine are Cacio e pepe, pasta with sheep’s cheese and pepper or carbonara. In the original Roman recipe, this is never made with cream, but only with eggs and pasta water.
Rome also offers all kinds of fried foods: courgette flowers, stuffed olives and a special highlight, fried artichokes. These originally came from the Jewish ghetto in Rome, but it is now impossible to imagine the city’s maps without them.
For meat eaters, Rome is quite adventurous – oxtail, offal, sweetbread and tripe invite you to feast. If that’s a bit too fancy for you, you can of course also have a pizza. You can eat it in a so-called Forno, where the pizza is cut into rectangular pieces and eaten directly on the hand.
Why not take the train to Naples? You’ll be there in about an hour, which gives you enough time to eat at least two of the famous pizzas. These already made Elizabeth Gilbert really happy in the movie “Eat Pray Love” and are always worth a trip.
Otherwise you can get from Rome to the sea very quickly. Near the city you will find many beautiful beaches, which are mostly frequented by locals. The Banzai beach has been very popular in the Italian surfing scene for decades and the beach of Capocotta is a nature reserve with beautiful dunes.
Ostia is also a highlight and it is very close to Fiumicino airport. The ancient seaport is very popular with the Romans for good reason and thanks to few tourists it is very relaxed. If you want to stay longer, take your camper to Camping International Castelfusano, which is located directly on the beach. The archaeological site of Ostia Antica is very close by and from here you can reach the centre of Rome in just 30 minutes.