Jordan’s capital of Amman is one of the oldest human settlements on the planet, estimated to have been inhabited continuously since the Neolithic period. Since then, the city’s grown into a modern metropolis spread over the breadth of 19 ‘jabal’ or hillsides. Book your flight with Alitalia to arrive rested with our extra-comfort seats, available on all flights to Amman.
When you travel to Amman, you will marvel at the blend of contemporary skyscrapers and ultra-modern architecture right next to ancient Corinthian columns. Some of the local ruins are incredibly well preserved, like the Roman theatre, which is still used to host cultural, theatrical and sporting events. However, there is no better spot than Amman’s beating historic heart – the Citadel – for a taste of antiquity and a spectacular view.
Once night falls, head to Jabal al-Weibdeh or Abdoun, where you’ll find some of Amman’s most popular bars and nightclubs. Keep in mind that, despite its westernization, Amman is still a conservative city, so it’s a good idea to pack modest garments that fully cover the arms, legs, and chest. Booking your tickets to Amman for May or late September will allow you to enjoy the best weather during your visit.