Rome has two international airports, and can also be reached via train or car.
You can reach Rome from most major international airports in India. However, most flights have a stopover, so plan your trip keeping that in mind. Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Air India (which offers stopovers in India itself) and Etihad Airways are all good options.
Italy falls under the Schengen agreement, and a Schengen visa is valid in Italy for a period of 90 days. A Schengen visa costs EUR 60 for an airport transit visa and for stays less than 90 days. Visas that are for longer than 90 days will cost EUR 99. For more information, and to apply online, visit http://www.schengenvisainfo.com/
Rome has two international airports - Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino International Airport and G.B. Pastine/Ciampino International Airport.
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Rental cars are easily available from any one of the rental companies across Europe. However, it is advisable not to drive around the city itself, as traffic is chaotic and cars are a very slow mode of transportation. Rome is surrounded by the Grande Raccordo Annulare, a round ring of highways that basically surrounds the city.
Rome is well connected to the rest of the country by the railways. The main terminal is called Roma Termini. Alternatives to Roma Termini are Roma Tiburtina, Roma Ostiense, Roma Trastevere and Roma Tuscolana.
The two best ways to get around the city are by using public transport or by hiring a bicycle. The public transportation system includes the metro, the trams and the buses. They all have the option of buying single day passes, tourist passes which are valid for three days and weekly passes. Not using the taxis is recommended due to city's chaotic traffic. Rome is best experienced first hand, so most travellers recommend hiring a bicycle or walking around. Though it might tire you out, it is definitely the best way to soak in the soul of the city.
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