Rome is the capital of Italy, besides being the most populated city in the country with almost 3 million inhabitants. Known and loved around the world, Rome is the cradle of Latin civilisation, and its rich and ancient history gives it an incredible charm that is appreciated by millions of tourists every year.
According to tradition, Rome was founded in 753 BC and soon after it became the capital of one of the largest empires in all history, the Roman Empire. Also known as the Urbe, the Eternal City and Caput Mundi, Rome has plenty to offer in terms of historical, artistic and cultural heritage. Its old town, closed within by the Aurelian walls is ancient dating back about 3000 years, and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Rome is also the centre of Catholic Christianity, since it is home to the enclave of the Vatican CITY, a proper independent state, led by the Pope.
Visiting Rome is a unique and unforgettable experience, but if you plan to reach the Eternal City by car, then there are several things you must keep in mind if you want to find a parking space in Rome without any difficulties. Parclick will talk you through this!
Driving and parking in Rome
Rome is one of the most visited cities in the world, and being the largest municipality and populated city in Italy, the number of people that move around on its roads everyday is really high. The streets are so often very blocked up and characterised by complex jams, even in the city centre. Getting about is enormously complicated due to tourists, commuters, residents, and a myriad of events that often block traffic, roads and pedestrian areas, and let's not forget the various Limited Traffic Zones of Rome. These are areas in which circulation, and consequently parking vehicles, is prohibited or restricted to certain time slots. Accidentally accessing one of the ZTL points without permission in Rome, can result in a hefty fine, but you can avoid any problems and park in Rome's ZTL without complications. Simply book your parking space in Rome with Parclick!
The Limited Traffic Zone of Rome affect areas such as the city's extensive historical centre, the characteristic district of Trastevere and the Testaccio neighbourhood.
Parking in the centre of Rome with Parclick gives you numerous advantages, and of course access to the ZTL without risking a fine. First of all you can easily pre-book your favourite parking space in Rome. With Parclick you can compare rates and choose the best price for parking in the Rome's historical centre and then explore the entire city on foot or by public transport. Moreover, you can avoid the stress of intense traffic, and once you reach the capital, head directly to the selected car park you, since your parking space is always guaranteed. So you can visit Rome knowing that you left your car in a safe parking space, guarded, practical, and close to the city's major attractions. With Parclick also you can find the best parking space not only for sightseeing, but also for when you need to park near the main train stations or close to major airports; Parclick offers you numerous car parks in the centre of Rome, at Rome Fiumicino Airport, near Termini Station and also at Rome Tiburtina Station.
Once you have parked, thanks to Parclick, you can move throughout the city, given that the Italian capital has a capillary public transport service, that serves the historical centre, stretching out to even the most remote areas of the city. Opt for a slightly more expensive car park that allows you to move around the centre on foot, or for a cheaper parking space in the suburbs that is connected to the centre by public transport.
Rome is served by 3 metro lines (A, B and B1), by 8 urban railway lines that besides connecting the city's stations, reach other towns in the Lazio region, and by more than 400 urban buses, trams and trolleybuses.
Whatever the reason for your trip, book your parking space with Parclick, and park wherever you want in Rome saving time and money!
Visit Rome and its main monuments
The centre of Rome is always crowded because of the infinite cultural offerings the city has, with its historical monuments and archaeological areas, beautiful squares, large museums and imposing basilicas, most of which are decorated with the artworks of some of the greatest artists of all time, including Michelangelo and Raphael.
Among the most characteristic places in the capital there is of course the Coliseum and all the remnants and ruins of the great past of Rome, such as the Circus Maximus, the Imperial Forums, the Baths of Diocletian, the Domus Aurea, Caracalla's thermal baths and the Campidoglio (Capitol). There are also relatively newer buildings that have also become landmarks of Rome such as Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland) in Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, The Palace of Quirinale (Quirinal), the Pantheon, the Castle of Sant'Angelo and Villa Medici. Then there are many streets and squares in the historical centre worthy of note such as Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna, which overlooks the Trinita dei Monti.
Obviously among the famous landmarks are also many religious buildings such as the cathedral of Rome, that is, Basilica di San Giovanni Laterano (Basilica of St. John Lateran), the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo, the Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli, the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere.
If you want to spend a day immersed in green, surrounded by history and art, you can also visit some of the finest gardens of Rome, such as Villa Doria Pamphili and the famous Villa Borghese, which hosts the Borghese Gallery and the Rome Biopark. Close to Villa Borghese you can also reach the terrace of Pincio, one of the city's most famous hills, and from where you can enjoy a truly magnificent view of Rome.
As already mentioned, on the west bank of the River Tiber in Rome, there is the state of the Vatican CITY not only known worldwide as the home of the Catholic Church, but also for the incredible artistic and cultural heritage that it guards.
Parking near the Vatican City will allow you to discover all its wonders, set around St. Peter's Square; here you can see the great Basilica of Saint Peter, the Sistine Chapel, the Palazzo Apostolico, which it is the official residence of the Pope, and of course the famous Vatican museums.
Rome is all this and so much more, and since you cannot say you are satisfied with your visit until you have walked among the narrow streets of Trastevere, taken a picture of Ponte Milvio, gone shopping in the most elegant streets of the capital such as Via Vittorio Veneto and Via del Babuino, watched a football match at the Olympic Stadium or visited Porta Portese market.
Thanks to Parclick all this is no longer a problem park near the Colosseum or at Villa Borghese, because you will always find the lowest price when booking your parking space in the centre of Rome, and enjoy your hassle-free visit to the beautiful Eternal City.