Currency is the euro. Rome is one hour ahead of the UK and a 2.5-hour flight from London. The cost to carbon-offset is £3.58. For more information visit climatecare.org
BA flies from Heathrow to Rome Fiumicino ten times a day. ba.com Ryanair has daily flights from London Stansted to Rome Ciampino, which is a 30-minute drive from the city. ryanair.com Resources
Rome Tourism is the local tourist board’s online resource and is packed full of ideas for your trip. turismoroma.it
I, Claudius by Robert Graves (Penguin Classics, £9.99) is written in the style of the emperor’s autobiography and perfectly captures the decadence and deceit of ancient Rome.