Rome is the capital of Italy, and is located around the centre of the country. It has an incredibly long history, as it was the capital of the Roman Empire, and is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Some of its sights are considered marvels, and tourists come from all over the world to see them: the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and, last but not least, the Vatican City (an independent State within the city) and its Museums, which hold the Sistine Chapel. The city's two airports connect it with direct flights to all major European and global capitals, including London, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo, New York and Beijing. If you're searching for a cheap departure from Gatwick or any of the airports around the UK, you can easily find one using our comparison tool, which allows you to compare all offers available and purchase the cheap flight that best suits you. Rome has a rich historical and cultural heritage, with many Roman buildings still visible, stunning Renaissance and Baroque sights, and wonderful squares and cobbled streets.