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Getaway to Rome: Approach

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Months ago I decided to give my dad a weekend in Rome, of course, being his guide. It was the first time my parents had left the country by air, so I wanted it to be something special.

Rome can be reached by air with several low-cost companies. Between them

Clickair and Vueling. With time and several offers you can find a ticket for 60 euros round trip. Both arrive at Fiumicino airport, which is the city's main airport. Another low-cost company that flies to Rome is Ryanair, although it leaves Girona and arrives at Ciampino airport.

To go from the airport of Rome to the center you can go by train or taxi. By train there is the Leonardo Express, which is a direct train to Termini station. It takes about 30 minutes and the price is 11 euros each way. There is also a train that is not direct and makes several stops, the FM1, although this does not go to Termini. Another option if several travel as in our case is to take a taxi. The taxi fare is established and a taxi from Fiumicino airport to Rome (no matter the point of the city) costs 40 euros. It is also worth asking the taxi driver why the price comes out just in case you find someone who wants to scam the clueless guiri.

Obviously the accommodation was something that I looked at with special affection, since I did not want to risk and put my parents in any knife. The first thing that surprised me negatively was that sleeping in Rome was very expensive. The two times I was before were in August and I found hotels for about 50-60 euros. This time I was not able to find anything decent for less than 100 euros. As there was no hotel to convince me, because the prices were expensive or because the location was not very central, I opted for a Bed & Breakfast that was recommended in the forum of

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