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About Car Rental at Rome Airport

Rome-Fiumicino Airport, also known as Leonardo DaVinci International Airport, is Italy's main airport, serving more than 40 million passengers each year. The airport is located in Fiumicino, only about 35 kilometres from the historic centre of Rome, so it is the one chosen by those who want to visit the wonderful city. This proximity makes it ideal for those who prefer to rent a car at the airport, and start their trip freely through Italy from the beginning.

You have over 14 car rental agencies to choose from at the airport. You have the multinational ones such as Alamo, Enterprise and Sixt, and other ones that are exclusive from Italy such as Maggiore, Noleggiare and Sicily by Car.

In all of them, you will have an unlimited miles service so you can take the rented car all over Italy without any problem.

Downtown Car Rental at Rome

The prices to rent a car at the airport are usually higher since tourist and international prices are handled, but if you take the time to wait and rent the car in downtown Rome, then you can get great deals and better service.

Here you will find the same companies that are at the airport, as well as a large number of local agencies. Something good about renting those that are also at the airport is that sometimes they let you return the car at the airport, so you can enjoy it throughout your trip. However, local agencies are usually cheaper than the others.

At the end of the day, the important thing is that you choose the one you feel most comfortable with. In both, you will find a great variety of cars and similar benefits.

Driving in Rome

Driving in Rome is quite easy, the only drawback that you can find is in the roundabouts, but if you are patient then you will not have any problem.

Something that you should carry with you all the time while driving is your driver's license and the proof that your car is rented, since otherwise you will be fined and you will also have to pay extra money to the car rental agency (in most of the cases), but having those documents with you will avoid all the problem.

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Car Rental Agencies in Rome

In addition to the agencies already mentioned, other car rental companies undoubtedly get all the praise. Here I will name two that stand out above the rest since they have great reviews, the greatest amount of benefits and means of payment, and a large fleet of cars from which you can choose.

Crent Roma, belonging to Crent SRL, is one of the agencies that stand out above the rest. Something that makes it unique is its wide variety of vehicles available to subtract, from minivans to SUVs, small cars for couples, and even scooters for those who want to experience an authentic Italian experience.

The other is Noleggio Auto di Lusso, which is from Primerent, an exclusive car rental company. What makes it stand out is that you can rent ordinary cars, or even luxury cars to visit Rome in style. They recently added electric cars from different companies to their fleet, from Tesla to Porsche, Audi and Jaguar. So if you want to feel comfortable and drive a luxury car, now you can also do it in a car that takes care of the environment and will save you money on gas.

Top Road Trips from Rome

Only in the city of Rome, you will find hundreds of destinations to visit that you cannot miss, and that going by car will be much easier for you to reach all of them.

If you go to Rome you must visit the Roman Colosseum, The Pantheon of Rome, the Trevi Fountain, as well as the different imposing Churches that fill the city of Rome with a unique energy.

If you travel early, you can also get away from Rome and take a road trip to other parts of Italy. The other major city that is closer is Naples, and you can reach it in 2 hours. The other big cities like Milan, Venice and Genoa are trips that can take you from 5 to 7 hours, but if you like to drive and have the time you should definitely do it.

Frequently asked questions about car rental Rome Fiumicino airport

What's the best area to stay in Rome?
The best area to stay in Rome is the historic centre or downtown Rome since there is a wide variety of hotels to choose from, from the most luxurious to hostels for backpackers, so you will easily find one that suits your needs.
What is the cheapest time to go to Rome?
If you avoid different holidays such as Christmas, Easter, among others, then the prices are mostly the same. September and October are usually a little cheaper since they are low tourist seasons and there aren't many holidays.
What is the best time to go to Rome?
The best months to travel to Rome are April, May, September and October. What these months have in common is that the climate is mild, so you will not have an oppressive heat or a winter cold that makes you want to stay in your bed. This is mainly because in summer you do not have many places to cool off, and the queues to see the monuments and different historical places are done under the full ray of the sun.
Can you get around Rome without a car?
Of course, although you will not have the same freedoms as if you make the trip with a rental car, you can also get to different places. Public transport works wonders, and the airport offers the Leonardo Express service, which is a train that takes you from the airport to Rome's Termini station.
Tips and experiences for Rome Fiumicino airport

Our customers rated Rome Fiumicino airport with an average of 9.0 based on 74 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

28-10-2021
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It was my first time in FCO and I thought may be I'll lost time to find car rental area, parking etc... But everything is good marked, also airports employes are helpfull
27-10-2021
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Stay close to the Coliseum, and by close I mean a block walking distance. When booking hotels, make sure they have parking onsite for parking is the street is the WORST!! Wasted so much time driving around looking for parking. Recommend booking a small car, Italy was built for small cars only.
03-10-2021
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I did not spend any time in Rome. I drove to the Abuzzo region which is absolutely beautiful. Mountains and beach within an hour of each other. Beautiful! Amazing! Highly recommended.
23-09-2021
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Absolutely worth paying a bit more to rent a car at the airport itself from a major rental company instead of offsite car rental. Especially with Green Motion, which scams you with unexpected very high fees. Plus they have very slow pickup times. The airport itself is very navigable. If you have a code shared flight with Alitalia, you may need to check in at the Alitalia terminal rather than with the other airline. If you don't rent a car, highly recommend the Leonardo Express to get to and from Rome -- it's cheap and even faster than driving / Uber.
20-09-2021
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I have used many car rentals. Booking online is cheap, but there are always additional conditions. The insurance was doubled, but the first Hertz car rental at Rome airport was different this year. All the conditions were convenient for the user to choose. The car was also cleaned up as reserved. First of all, I want to thank the friendly staff.
17-09-2021
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Rome is wonderful Food is great. Just walk downtown and get lost. You will find great art architecture history
14-09-2021
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Try Booking in advance, that would speed up the process. If you need to get to the city center (Rome) the cheapest way is to get by bus, and it is pretty fast. If you are renting a car, make sure you research parking. Always rent the car Full to Full, it is cheaper, just don't forget to fill up before you return the car. I have rented cars in the past year all over Europe, and Goldcar was the best option for me. Every single time I had a great experience with the, so I will definitely rent for them next time I need a rental.
13-09-2021
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Do your research and if possible go with a national brand. It may seem like you are saving a few bucks but in the end, you ended up paying for more.
15-08-2021
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Do be familiar with your route before you enter the country and have printed plans in case Google Maps isn't working. Be observant of everything taking place around you and try to adapt to the driving culture of the place you are visiting. Doesn't mean you have to be as reckless as some drive, but make sure to not be in the passing lane if you aren't indeed passing. That, by far, would be my biggest tip! Oh, that and save up for the benzine cost and be grateful that in the US we don't have to pay so much for gasoline.
03-08-2021
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The area is difficult to navigate around the airport, without GPS. We recommend you have a map of the return to Green Motion on-hand for when you come back. Or buy the GPS. This was the only thing that was somewhat difficult.
29-07-2021
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My first suggestion comes from personal experience. Read the supplied instructions for where to find the rental car facility. I assumed Centauro would be located with the rest of the on-airport counters to only find I had to go to a location for pick up by their shuttle bus. My mistake on that one, otherwise I found Fiumicino airport to be easy to navigate with ample signage to get a traveler to their assigned ticket counter and gates with ease. It helps to learn a little Italian prior to making the trip.
22-07-2021
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The Abruzzo national park is beautiful. There are interesting tours about the wildlife. They even have bears, but also lots of deer. And there is a little zoo with some of the local animals. The villages in the mountains are cute. And the people very nice.
14-07-2021
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Driving in tourist hot-spots is best avoided as streets are narrow and parking is expensive. The motorways are fine but expect a lot of toll payments (they take card as as well as cash). October is surprisingly pleasant in terms of weather and it is less busy, a good month to visit. Most restaurants will open at 7pm so try to adhere to the local lunch and dinner times. Gelato is very good and relatively cheap. Most coffee/hot drinks come in sizes smaller to the rest of Europe.
06-07-2021
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This tip is specifically for Rome Fiumicino airport, but actually is pertinent for most international airports worldwide. There is just the one cafe in the departures hall before security and it's pretty average. If you have friends or family dropping you and staying a while to keep you company in the long wait after check in make sure they clear their bag of ( unfriendly) objects at the car so they can come through the first security point with you to the much better choice of food and drink venues inside.
06-07-2021
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The shuttle arrived quickly at the airport exactly where the email told us it would, and it was MUCH faster to get the car at the remote site than when I have rented cars from other providers at the airport.
02-07-2021
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Fiumicino airport has been redone recently and it's just lovely. Rolling in and out as a citizen has become a breeze!
24-06-2021
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You should tell your customers about the accident report that is in the glove compartment. It is in Italian and a person who doesn't speak the language would never know they should get the other party's signature in the event of an accident.
23-06-2021
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Consider booking a place near the last metro stop with free parking...you can then use your rental car for daytrips in region and use the metro for Rome without worrying about parking.
22-06-2021
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Make sure and pace yourself. Try and stop wherever you can where there are markers along the highway describing things to see. If you go to Cinque Terre, park your car in La Spezia and take the train to each town (unless they open up the trail again). Don’t spend a lot of time in Pisa. Get in and get out haha. Lastly, try and spend more time in Florence.
18-06-2021
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Highly recommend using Centauro for a trip in Italy. They made it so easy and then we used the car to get from one Airbnb to another and then would walk all over the cities. It gave us so much freedom to explore Italy. It was fantastic.
06-06-2021
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Not obvious how to find travel car offices when arriving. Just ask for 'Torre Uffici #2' or follow signs for the railway station ...
04-06-2021
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For an American departing-go all the way to the end of the international terminal, they even have a sign for USA largely on the floor. After that, it's pretty easy!
30-05-2021
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Fiumicino is a bit chaotic, but the newly renovated/built areas are quite nice. The best option for killing time is eating up on the mezzanine level in the international terminal. The lounges were somewhat underwhelming, but had some decent food and wine. Take the train for sure if going to downtown, otherwise a rental car is generally fairly affordable and access is great. It is a fine airport overall.
26-05-2021
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Fiumicino is a great place to stay before a flight at FCO. You have the beach. Great restaurants, and inexpensive lodging. Easy to book a hotel with shuttle . The town is only about a 10 minutes drive to the airport. The rental car area is on the top level of one of the parking garages with good signage.
23-05-2021
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Take the tam bus or terravision bus into downtown, cheaper that the da vince train and you get a nice visual tour on the way in. I suggest the Pantheon, especially at night. See the view from the Villa Borghese park at night. Spend time in Piazza Novona. Walk by the Vittoria Emanuel building at night and see the ruins on the way all lit up. Piazza Poppolo is a fabulous spot to relax and “people watch.
09-05-2021
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Ayez l'esprit vacances, oubliez vos soucis de boulot et de famille pour pouvoir profiter de vos moments de détente, soyez prudents partout, en conduisant, dans les hôtels ou dans des locations vacances, de voleurs rôdent autour.
07-05-2021
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get insurance where ever you go order the car you need and your passengers make sure you check your fuel gauge is at time of pick up check for long scratches and mark them down and have the rental agent sign it check for body damage and get it reported before you leave book as early as you can o
03-05-2021
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Not obvious how to find where are the rental car desk located. Just look for 'Torre Uffici 2' on the way to the train station.
22-04-2021
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Professional fast and cars in good condition. Always use Budget . No hassle and delivered what promised .
17-04-2021
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If you drive in Italy, especially in the city centre's, you must have such concentration, situational awareness, and pretend all the motor bikes don't exist. And, you must drive "offensively". If you don't, you'll never get through an intersection. For those of you who are timid, take the train.
11-04-2021
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Hire a car as it’s easier to get around. Take your time, at a minimum 3 days checking out what Rome has to offer. Enjoy the food. Drink the wine with meals. Make sure you have coffe and cornetti every morning. Soak up the atmosphere as there’s nothing else like it. Live it up !!
18-02-2021
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1. Come with all paperwork, including duplicates. 2. Be patient and polite, it gets busy so mentally prepare. 3. Take advantage of the extra services; GPS for the car and the Manet phone for outside of the car use. 4. Get the insurance, no risk warranty plus, you will thank me for the peace of mind. 5. Talk to your clerk, they are people and are wonderful to talk to. 6.Pick up your awesome ride and enjoy!
18-02-2021
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- Use ATM’s to take foreign currency instead of money exchange locations - get some info about social norms of the place you are traveling to - learn as much as possible about local traffic and parking rules - enjoy every moment of your trip!
03-02-2021
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Purchase the added cancelation policy, so you can change your pick up time while traveling because things come up.
25-01-2021
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Book your rental car early. Stay in small towns. Book rooms early. Ask locals for restaurants.
17-12-2020
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Carry as little as possible - Check in to your hotel - Take one hour nap - Take advantage of public transportation - Check weather condition and dress comfortably, you will be doing a lot of walking - wear a hat for sunny days and bring an umbrella for rainy days
17-12-2020
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Plenty of good places to eat and drink
08-11-2020
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Airport was great. Signage was great and easy to navigate. Bathrooms were super clean. Food was well priced.
06-11-2020
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Very easy airport. Not complicated at all. Friendly Stuff
30-09-2020
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The line for Vatican isn't too long if you wait but the guided tours is probably a good idea. The line took us about 30 minutes in the morning but there is no wait by late afternoon. Rome is filled with many exciting activities and places so make sure you spend weeks here! We made the mistake of spending a few days but it was still fun.
16-09-2020
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be friendly with the agent. have your printed reservation documents . what vehicles selection in my category can i choose if its available . if i have any trouble with the car what is the phone number to call. read the terms of the company's rental agreement. ask them where is the nearest gas station to fill up before we return the vehicle
22-07-2020
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taxi in Italy are ridiculously expensive. rent a car immediately from the airport locations one taxi ride was worth more than the rental of the car for a week
06-07-2020
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A little confusion finding the rental area, but I'll attest that to an 8 hour flight and some grogginess upon debarking. Just find the the little sign of the car with the keys over it and follow that. Was a little jammed in the rental area. All rental agencies lined up in a circle. A bit crowded getting to the back where Hertz was. The airport is really easy to get in and out off. You exit on a direct road into Rome. If you're heading North, like we did, it's a simple ramp to the SS1/E80.
03-07-2020
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Rome is a great city of course. Even the beach isn't too far away which we enjoyed at Lido di Ostia. We walked up all the steps up the cupola of St. Peter's Basilica for amazing views of Rome and enjoyed wandering round the Pedestrianised roads in the centre
16-06-2020
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A great airport ! Huge and comfortable
12-06-2020
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Start your search for a car as early as possible to get a good price. Make sure you have the dates right and make sure your credit card will cover you in Italy. If you don't have an international drivers licence you should get one as you can't get a card in Italy without one. Plan your route in advance. Learn a few phrases in the language so you can get what you need, although most people do speak English. Use your phone navigation system, particularly when returning to Rome. It is not that easy to return compared to leaving.
25-05-2020
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When collecting your baggage take a book or crossword with you because you can sometimes wait along time
24-05-2020
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Bomarzo, Parque di Monstri plus the village is beatyfull!! Pozzo di San Patrizio in Orvieto impressive. Duomo di Orvieto, Orvieto is a nice city with nice shops and restaurants. The paintings of Giotti in Basilique of San Francesco in Assisi. Assisi trail of San Francesco. Nardi Sotteranea small but inyteresting stoty.
19-05-2020
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I would definitely recommend Europcar Fiumicino. The staff was very helpful and made the experience positive for the most part. I would recommend picking up & dropping the car off at the airport. It was very convenient and easy to do. I brought the car back with a full tank of diesel (your best option). However, I was still charged for the full tank option. Not sure what happened there. Anyhow, I was happy with the service and hopefully Europcar Rome Fiumicino will adjust my overall charges. I will definitely be renting from your company next time I'm visiting Rome. Thank-You Europcar Italy!!
01-10-2019
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Make sure you obtain an international Driver's License AND bring your domestic license
03-09-2019
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Good airport to rent a car, despite of ZTL zones in Italy it is still convenient and cheaper to rent a car, and you can park the car just outside ZTL zones. Try to rent smaller cars, as it will be more convenient to drive on the cities.
02-11-2018
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go out of Rome direction South, Latina, Sabaudia, etc. beautiful small cities, amazing landscape, excellent food, kind people, very good value for money
17-10-2018
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I am Roman by birth. The city is beautiful to visit especially in the spring. Stay in the centre and you can walk to most tourist destinations.
01-09-2018
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visit to the Vatican
10-06-2018
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We didn't visit Rome
01-05-2018
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napoli, pompai, amalfi beaches are so beautiful. it was a great trip, great foof. try not to go ther on august there are a lot of traffic jam?
30-04-2018
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Pantheon is breathtaking!
26-04-2018
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Car is recommended if you wish to travel outside Rome or in outskirts. Within the city, perhaps the subway may be more advisable.
26-04-2018
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rent a car
25-04-2018
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only travel by car Italy is very beautiful
04-04-2018
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Enjoy Dolce Vita
17-03-2018
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Enjoy the fountains by night Park your car in garage
14-03-2018
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Avoid Goldcar. They are the worst scamming rental car company I have seen.
06-03-2018
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Get out of the tourist areas and explore the Rome where the Romans live.
04-03-2018
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Drive outside the rush hour In summer air conditioning in car is indispensable In public transport watch out for pickpockets
28-02-2018
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Use trains. Cheap and well linked with metro. Car was needed since we were traveling/cruising at the countryside too.
22-02-2018
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Using a GPS is a good idea but it may not work as well as it does in Canada. It is always good to have a road map for reference. Diving in the Italian countryside is fabulous.
22-12-2017
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Rome is an absolutely amazing city. It has food, culture, history, ice cream, fashion, the Vatican, architecture, you name it. However the organization, traffic and cleanlinesses of the city is a bit low standard unfortunately. Otherwise the city would be probably the most amazing city in the world.
20-12-2017
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go there as often as you can
07-08-2017
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Coliseum and trevis fountain.
18-03-2017
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we liked to buy salads at the supermarket.
01-03-2017
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Rome is unique
28-02-2017
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very nice destionation.
05-02-2017
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Driving in Rome is an adventure. Beware of the Vespas! We enjoyed Rome but Tuscany was spectacular.