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Flying To Rome With American Airlines

Take a journey back in time, Italian-style, with an American Airlines flight to Rome. Uncover ancient history hiding just below the surface at the Roman Forum and the Colosseum and gaze upon Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpieces in the Vatican City when you fly to Rome with American Airlines.

Follow the footsteps of Caesar through the Roman Forum

You'll find the ruins of Rome's most important buildings, including the Senate House and Temple of Saturn, among the tipped-over columns and scattered boulders of this archaeological site—smack dab in the middle of the bustling Italian capital. Stand triumphant under the Arch of Septimius Severus, which commemorates Roman conquests in A.D. 203.

Visit the Colosseum by day or night

Rome's iconic arena rises from the streaming traffic to the east of the Roman Forum. Take a seat in the stands and imagine gladiators fighting a battle to the death to the cheers of 50,000 screaming spectators. After learning the gory details, return at night for a more romantic perspective, when the arches glow under soft lighting.

Start early in the Vatican City museums

Walk in to massive St. Peter's Square, where the Pope addresses the faithful on holidays. Explore the gilded papal palaces, stuffed with Renaissance paintings and sculptures, en route to the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo's glowing fresco The Last Judgment. Wander among the dramatic marble sculptures—including Michelangelo's masterpiece Pietà—under the soaring gold dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

Picnic among the tombs of the Appian Way

Descend into the Catacombs of St. Callixtus where centuries of Christians are interred in underground tunnels. Stroll the Appia Antica, an old Roman road. The tombs of noblemen, once splendid monuments to their wealth, are now picturesque ruins of columns, arches and domes. Enjoy a picnic lunch among the ruins, customary among Roman families.

Promise to return when you toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain

Most every visitor makes the pilgrimage to this baroque marble fountain of Neptune on a tiny piazza surrounded by cobblestone lanes. Why? Tradition says that if you throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain over your shoulder, you're guaranteed to return to Rome some day—a worthwhile promise.

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More Things To Do In Rome

Follow American Airlines as we go off the beaten path to discover more things to do in Rome. Explore the buzz of the Trastevere neighborhood, examine the lifelike statues at Galleria Borghese, and taste your way through Rome's cafes and restaurants. American will be with you every step of the way.

Make a reservation to visit the Galleria Borghese

Only a limited number of tickets are available each day to visit this collection's sumptuous statues. You'll see masterworks in marble by Italy's greatest sculptors, such as Bernini's dramatic Apollo and Daphne, with beautiful Daphne morphing into a tree to hide from Apollo. Afterwards, enjoy the ponds and strolling paths of the elegant Villa Borghese gardens.

Find Rome's authentic cuisine at al fresco restaurants

Do as the Italians do and enjoy a leisurely stroll at dusk—a passeggiata—through central Rome. The city's best options and restaurants for romance alla Romana hide down tiny lanes and on pocket-sized piazzas. Seek Roman specialties such as quail with truffles and seafood-stuffed pasta with a glass of dry white wine from the nearby hills.

Circle the fountains of Piazza Navona

Roman chariots raced this oval track long before the piazza's three marble fountains were built. Relax by the fountains' cool waters and snap photos of the beautiful baroque palaces surrounding the piazza. An ancient Egyptian obelisk rises from the center of the Fountain of the Four Rivers. Nearby, see brilliant Caravaggio paintings in San Luigi dei Francesi church.

Gaze upon the Pantheon, Rome's only intact ancient building, from your perch at a café

The Pantheon's perfect dome was built around A.D. 126 and still stands today. Contemplate this remarkable structure from inside, with light pouring in through the oculus (the hole in the dome's center). Then, take a seat outside at the wrought iron tables and chairs of the surrounding patio cafes.

Stay out late in Piazza Santa Maria in the Trastevere neighborhood

Across the Tiber River from central Rome, this neighborhood is abuzz after dark. Choose a cafe on Santa Maria square to watch an endless parade of Roman families. Wander narrow cobblestone streets to discover delicious restaurants and hidden bars. Head to the riverfront and gaze at the Eternal City, sparkling across the water.

Book a flight to Rome with American Airlines today to discover more great things to do in Rome.

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