Exhibitions and Fairs in Rome
"The Eternal City", "The Urbe", "Caput Mundi", "City of the domes," "La Magica" (talking about the football team). There are many nicknames by which the Capital of Italy is known, being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. More than 26 million visitors per year (presence at hotels) for a total of more than 10 million arrivals. In short, a river of people.
A river of people flowing into the city to admire its wonderful millenary monuments and magnificent museums, to visit the Vatican City, but also to sample some dishes and wines among the most famous in the world, such as "saltimbocca alla romana", "bucatini à l’amatriciana", "abbacchio", along with the wines of the Castelli Romani and the Alban Hills. This is Rome, history, legend and Faith, the cradle of civilization and social life. And where there are some of the world's most charming streets, such as Via Veneto, Via Condotti, Via del Babuino. Nuova Fiera di Roma is one of the main exhibition center in Italy, holding lots of international events, congress, meeting and exposition. It is easly reachable from Roma Fiumicino airport and in a few minutes by train, shuttle or taxi.
How to get to Rome
Rome hosts an intercontinental airport, Fiumicino, and an international one, Ciampino. The first (Leonardo Da Vinci), located between the city and the sea, is the terminal for all the world's leading airlines and records a traffic of more than 36 million passengers a year. It includes a train station with trains (such as the Leonardo Express) that leaves every 30 minutes to/from Termini station. The airport is also close to the fairgrounds New Fair of Rome. The international airport of Ciampino, just east of town near the GRA, records a traffic of 4.5 million passengers a year and is connected to Rome by Cotral buses leading to Termini Station.
Where to stay in Rome
Sleeping in Rome is relatively easy because there are 25 5-star hotels, 550 3 star and 4 star hotels, 340 1 and 2 stars, for a total of about 94 000 beds. The 80% of people arriving prefer 3 and 4 star hotels: these are tourists coming, in order of percentage, from USA, Germany, United Kingdom and France. The choice of a hotel in Rome strongly depends on the reason leading to the city.
Luxury Hotels in Rome are located in the downtown area, between Via Veneto and Piazza Navona, in the Parioli and Prati districts, and in the area of Piazza della Repubblica (eg. Boscolo Aleph Rome) and Via XX Settembre. Tourists arriving in town for business choose Rome business hotels in the Eur district, south of the city, or between Termini Station and Corso XX Settembre, where the headquarters of the ministries, La Sapienza University, the main Consulates and the hospital Policlinico Umberto Primo are situated. The business hotels close to Nuova Fiera di Roma are very comfortable especially for those landing at Rome Fiumicino, while for those who work in the show-business there are many hotels in Cinecittà area, south-east of the centre.
Rome shopping venues
Shopping in Rome is fun, as the opportunities are just about endless. In the area of the historical centre you can enjoy walking on the streets of haute couture and designer labels, those for young and trendy shopping, and find also flea markets and vintage shops.
Those who can afford it, will enjoy the clothing and jewelry show rooms of the great designers in via del Babuino, which runs from the Spanish Steps to Piazza del Popolo, or Via Condotti, which links the Spanish steps to Via del Corso, where there are shops by Hermès, Cartier, Ferragamo, or Via Borgognona, parallel to Via Condotti, with the windows of Ferrè, Fendi and Laura Biagiotti. In the same area you will find Via Bocca di Leone, hosting boutiques by Versace, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent and Mariella Burani. Finally, in the entire Campo Marzio area, those who love luxury shopping in Rome will be spoiled for choice.
Rome hot spots for the after-show
Rome is one of Europe's most vibrant cities, always on the go at any time of the day, with millions of tourists and citizens who flock to the streets and squares day and night. From 6pm onwards, Rome became the city of nightlife, with clubs and bars where you start with the happy hour, restaurants and trattorias where to taste excellent Roman specialties, plazas and discos where the night never ends. The night owls who in the evening simply love enjoying good company, may head towards the streets and squares of Trastevere: inside and outside the pubs and bars, you'll find crowds of young locals and tourists sipping drinks and chatting. The same happens in Piazza Navona, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza Venezia and Via Nazionale. Another nightlife spot is San Lorenzo area, near the Verano. Finally, not to be missed are Campo de' Fiori, where there are many bars and pubs, and the Testaccio district, south of the old town, popular in the evenings for the presence of clubs and discos.
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