The Vatican City is easily accessed from this side of Rome and is a must see. St Peter’s Basilica is the main attraction, set on St Peter’s Square which is actually not square in shape. Many find the most fascinating place to visit is the Vatican Museum which details the incredible history of the popes. In Rome itself you have to see the Colosseum and the remains of the forum to get an idea of the sheer scale of the ancient city.
Northwest on the A12 is Civitavecchia, best known as Rome’s port and docking point for the cruise ships that visit the city. Civitavecchia also has historic thermal baths including the Terme Taurine built by the Emperor Trajan.
Southeast of Fiumicino is Anzio where the Americans landed in 1944 to begin the reclamation of Europe from the Nazis. Today, many American and Commonwealth visitors come to visit the thousands of war graves outside the city.