When you book your trip into Rome, Ciampino Airport transfer vehicles will be ready to whisk you into the heart of this ancient city. Founded by the legendary brothers Romulus and Remus in 753 B.C., Rome has vestiges of inhabitation that date back some 14,000 years. It is considered one of the birthplaces of Western civilisation and the city streets echo with the order and empowerment of the Roman Empire.
After arriving on the Rome Ciampino Airport transfer, get your bearings and head out into the city for a wander. One of the best ways to see the heart and soul of this fabulous city is simply to stroll from piazza to piazza. For a start, visit the Piazza Navona, the Piazza del Popolo and the Campo de’ Fiori.
Located pretty close to the Pantheon on a route that you may pass on your Rome Ciampino Airport transfer into the city, the Piazza Navona is built on the former site of the Stadium of Domitian. It was created during the first century A.D. During ancient times, the piazza was used for a variety of sporting events, and in the 15th century, it was declared a public space and the city’s main market was moved there.
Piazza Navona is a popular meeting place for tourists and locals alike. The stunning fountain by Bernini, the Fountain of the Four Rivers, is at one end, and the Fontana del Moro and the Fountain of Neptune are located at other points in the piazza. Visitors will likely recognise the Fountain of the Four Rivers from the film adaptation of Dan Brown’s book, Angels and Demons, or from other popular films that have featured this locale.
Piazza del Popolo
Situated at the convergence of three main roads that lead into the heart of Rome, Ciampino Airport transfer trips may take you through this popular piazza to the east of the River Tiber. Just inside what were the northern gates of the Aurelian Walls, the Piazza del Popolo is the beginning point of the Via Flaminia, which was considered the most important route to the north. Architect Giuseppe Valadier designed the piazza between 1811 and 1822 in a neoclassical design. As you enter the piazza you will notice the large Egyptian obelisk that was erected by Ramesses II, and the vestiges of the twin churches of Santa Maria dei Miracoli and the Santa Maria in Montesanto. The piazza also has several delightful fountains, and on the east there are stairs that lead to the Pincio.
Campo de’ Fiori
In English, the name of this piazza translates to “Field of Flowers”, and though you may look around the piazza and wonder where the flowers are, don’t worry, you aren’t missing anything. The square was actually given its name in relation to the fact that in the medieval period, it was a meadow. One of the things that the piazza was known for throughout its history is for being a place of execution. It was here, in 1600, that philosopher Giordano Bruno was executed for heresy. Today, it is much brighter and, thankfully, it is home to a local market instead of the ancient executions.