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The total flight time from Chicago to Rome is 9 hours and 40 minutes. The total distance is 7760km/4820 miles.
With a history spanning over 2,500 years Rome is a powerhouse of culture. From Roman Emperors to Incredible Artists, this city has some of the most amazing tourist attractions in the world. It's no wonder they call it the Eternal City.
An absolute must see for any visitor is The Colosseum. This epic ancient stadium is one of the world's most iconic structures. In its prime it was capable of holding 80,000 people, all of whom came to watch the bloody violence of the gladiatorial games. AS Be prepared though, the Colosseum is easily accessible to the public and does draw very large crowds.
The Forum was the centre of the ancient city and hosts a variety of significant attractions. The Temples of Jupiter, Titus and Vesta and Arch of Severus to name a few. The Forum is located right beside the Colosseum and it's worthwhile doing the two together.
There are many people that say they get an indefinable "sense" when viewing Michelangelo's "Last Judgement" on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The amount of detailed iconography that is part of The Vatican museum circuit is breathtaking and a must-see for any visit to Rome.
St. Peter's Square
Looking around St. Peters Square you may be surprised by the enormity of it. There are two huge colonnades that line either side with detailed statues of Saints and former Popes.
Named after the legendary polymath Leonardo da Vinci, Rome's primary airport is located around 35km outside of the city. You can avail of taxi, bus and train services.
Taxi: taxis are available at T1 and T3. There are fixed fares depending on where you want to go, but estimate €50 to get to the city centre.
Bus: There are also several bus operators which you can get at Terminal 2 arrivals. Tickets can be purchased at stands throughout the airport, or (with a surcharge) can be purchased on board.
Train: The best way to get to the city is via train. The station is located inside the airport and is close to both departures and arrivals. The easiest option is to catch the Leonardo express, which is a non-stop express service dedicated to airport passengers to Roma Termini and takes about 30 mins.
Visas to Italy depend on your nationality and the length/purpose of your stay. For more information please visit the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy.
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