The town of Rauma stands on the west coast of Finland on the Gulf of Bothnia. The city of Turku is 6 miles south; Helsinki is 16 miles to the southeast. If you have a hire car in Rauma you can tour the renowned historical sights of the region. These include the World Heritage Site of Sammallahdenmäki, 12 miles west, with 36 Bronze Age burial cairns. And at Panelia you can find Finland's largest Bronze Age cairn and a row of four historic windmills. Other highlights include the Viking Museum at Eura, Säkylä's military museums and the grand stately home at Vuojoki.
The centre of Rauma has been declared a World Heritage Site because of its large area of around 600 wonderfully preserved wooden buildings dating back to the 18th century. Visitors with a hire car can explore this important tourist sight. Start at the Market Square with its pretty paving and pavement cafes, then wander the little streets lined with quirky old-fashioned shops and cottages. Look out too for the 15th-century stone Church of the Holy Cross with its medieval frescoes and the photogenic views across the meandering River Raumanjoki. And for something different, why not take a waterbus from the waterfront to the tourist islands just off the shore
Opening hours:Mo-Su 0700-2300
Address:Advise Meeting Point
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Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.