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Rome Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Rome Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Rome is the oldest city known to humanity and is a cabin crew’s layover paradise. Even the oldest of our great great grandfathers attest to the captivating beauty that encompasses this ancient wonderland in Italy. Discover the iconic monuments, baroque churches, historical museums and artsy hubs in the magical city of Rome.

Ready for la dolce vita?

What to do in Rome for 24h – 48h

Rome Around

Buckle into comfy shoes and prepare to be in awe amidst its busy alleys. Getting around is easy with buses and metro, but nothing beats a good ol’ walk with your buddies. Hotels usually provide shuttle services to the main attractions or bus stations — don’t shy away from asking the concierge!

Colosseum at Rome, Italy

Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheater)

Price: EUR 12 (discounted price of EUR 7.50 for EU nationals aged between 18-25)

The Experience: This massive stone arena showcases a highly rich history including tell-tales of gladiators, blacksmiths and money changers, amongst others. Unlock the mysteries of the past with a good read from Smitsonian Magazine: Secrets of the Colossuem.

WOC Tip: Pre-purchase the “Roma Pass“, a 48-hour card that grants you free access to Rome’s public buses and metro, as well as free entrance to the first two museums without the trouble of queuing up.

St. Peter's Basilica at Rome, Italy

St. Peter’s Basilica

The Experience: Welcome to Vatican, home to Renaissance churches. Devout or not, be mesmerized with the magic each carving and design its interiors entail.

WOC Tip: While there may be 1,000 other tourists with you as you visit, keep in mind that it is a church; hence, proper behavior must observed as some go for papal visits and holy retreats. (Free Admission)


Vatican Museums at the Vatican

Vatican Museums

Price: EUR 16

The Experience:  These museums exhibit the greatest masterpieces known to the world from Egyptian mummies, Etruscan busts and the Sistine Chapel art by Michelangelo.

WOC Tip: Museums close after sunset, around 7pm. Non-Italian speakers can hire an audio guide at EUR 7, and Guide to Vatican Museums and City at EUR 14.


St. Valentine's Skull

St. Valentine’s Skull

Location: 1 Via della Greca 3555 Piazza della Bocca della Verità

The Experience: Known as the patron of lovers, St. Valentine’s skull is housed in one of Rome’s small basilica along with Bocca Della Verita (the famous hand fortune teller statue).

WOC Tip: If you are not a fan of crowded places such as the Vatican, explore more of Rome’s less visited gems such as this.


Food & Nightlife in Rome

San Lorenzo

This “it” district in Rome embraces every visitor with a Bohemian vibe in a hip community. Bring your artsy self for breakfast, lunch dinner or late eats amidst this lively hub of restaurants, bars and cafes.

Shari Vari Playhouse

Location: Via di Torre Argentina, 78, 00186

Move along hip-hop, house, retro and dance songs with fellow party animals – tourists and Romans alike.  Hop into this dance club as you cap the night for the  most unforgettable “When in Rome” moment.

WOC Tip: Ride either a taxi, Tram 8, or Bus 64/40/46. Plan your trip through the ATAC website.


Hotels & Tours

A 24-hour layover adventure in Rome is never enough, we understand. That’s why WOC has teamed up with this bunch to make sure that everything is easier on your future vacation. Heads up, FACE card holders.

Barcelo Aran Mantegna Hotel

Hotel is located in Via Andrea Mantegna 130 00147 near Cristofor Colombo Road Roma

Located near the airport and San Paolo metro station, this urban hotel is surrounded by pristine gardens with great views of Rome.

Segway Fun

Segway Fun offers City Tours, Panoramic Night Tour or Treasure Hunt activities around Rome

Lazy to get lost and ask for directions? Sign up for tours with your fellow flight attendants or precious ones! Get into a Grand City Tour, Panoramic Night Tour or a Treasure Hunt.

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Flea Market in RomeShopping at Porta Portese Market

This flea market in Trastvere pops up every Sunday morning with second hand junk for sale starting from EUR 1 – from clothes and accessories to vintage camera and books, etcetera. But just like a regular market, imitation items and fake leather are available here. While other tourists find this place ordinary, locals don’t; so may the force be with you in grabbing that lucky Roman find! Haggling 101: always let the owner make the first offer.




Flight Attendants discounts in Italy

World Of Crew gets you a few awesome deals only for cabin crews in Rome. Have a look into these and let us know if you manage to visit them during your layover!

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Any cool experiences to share in Rome?

Did you enjoy your layover trip in Rome? Did you discover any new places in Rome? If so, please do share some useful tips with your fellow cabin crew, by commenting below!




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