Rome Holidays

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Discover remarkable Rome

Rome holidays are your ticket to ancient ruins, artistic masterpieces and the sights and sounds of a city that guarantees a treat for the senses.

One of Italy’s best-known sights, the Colosseum sits at the centre of the Eternal City alongside the nearby Palatine Hill and Roman Forum, which together provide a treasure trove of fascinating stories.

The architectural heritage here is plain to see on a walk down the Spanish Steps or a visit to make a wish in the Trevi Fountain.

Meanwhile, Rome’s Vatican City is the home of centuries of world-class Renaissance art – and of course the spiritual centre of Roman Catholicism.

Book one of our Rome holiday packages and discover everything that this Italian wonder has to offer.

 

Things to do in Rome

Whether you’re looking to explore the Eternal City’s rich history, its famous artworks or the wealth of dining options, there’s always plenty to do in this exciting destination.

Discover ancient Rome

The historic centre of Rome houses some of the oldest and most-loved buildings in the world, with fascinating stories attached to each.

Step back 2,000 years at the Pantheon – perhaps Rome's best-preserved ancient monument. Head inside to have your breath taken away as you gaze up at its vast dome.

Elsewhere, the imperial palaces of Palatine Hill stand imposingly over the south of the city and the most recognisable ruin of them all, the Colosseum.

Where to stay in Rome

Try Trastevere 

Located to the south of Vatican City, Trastevere is an ideal neighbourhood for visitors seeking easy access to the top sights on one of our Rome packages.

The three-star Hotel Villa Rosa is a good option here. It can be found on Via Giovanni Prati and has amenities including a coffee shop, restaurants and a spa.

Life in the food quarter

Dine out at the most luxurious spots in the city when you opt for romantic holidays in Rome’s historic centre.

Lots of hotels here are situated just a short distance from many Michelin star restaurants.

They also boast close proximity to the Trevi Fountain and Campo de' Fiori as well as the Piazza Navona, which is lined with plenty of bars and eateries. 

Picturesque views

With the River Tiber on one side and Palatine Hill on the other, you’re guaranteed a room with a view if you stay at the 47 Boutique Hotel, perfectly located with the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Tiber Island just a short distance away.

Eat out in the Mediterranean rooftop restaurant on your luxury Rome holiday and enjoy an unbeatable perspective on the city.

 

All you need to know about Rome

Local currency

The local currency used in Rome and the rest of Italy is the euro. Credit cards are widely accepted and there are plenty of ATMs.

Getting around

With 37 miles of metro track, Rome is easy to navigate by public transport. Most major attractions are within walking distance of each other.

Languages

Italian is, of course, the most widely spoken language in Rome. Many people, particularly those working in the main tourist areas, also speak good English.

Public holidays

Dates to bear in mind when planning a holiday to Rome include April 25 (Liberation Day), May 1 (Labour Day), June 2 (Republic Day) and August 15 (Ferragosto).

More about Rome

History

With a fascinating history that spans thousands of years, Rome has more than its fair share of stories echoing through its streets and winding lanes.

Early signs of human occupation of this ancient powerhouse begin approximately 14,000 years ago, with the city said to have later been founded by the fabled brothers Romulus and Remus in 753BC.

The area is perhaps best known for its role as the capital of the Roman Empire from 27BC to 285AD and some of its architecture dates back to this period. Rome has also housed the official papal residence for around 700 years.

Local cuisine

Italian cuisine is hearty and delicious, which makes eating out one of the highlights of holidays in Rome.

While the pasta is superb here – particularly spaghetti alla carbonara, a speciality in the Italian capital – there are plenty of other delectable dishes to be sampled at cafes, bars and restaurants across the city.

Suppli, a fried ball of rice filled with ragu and mozzarella, salted cod and fiori di zucca (deep-fried courgette flower) will have your mouth watering with each bite.

Trapizzino, only invented this century, has rapidly become one of the most popular street foods – it’s a folded pizza pocket packed with a range of ingredients from meatballs to braised oxtail.

Customs and etiquette

While Rome is a Western country with plenty of cultural freedom, the city is full of churches and cathedrals where guests are expected to dress appropriately.

The city pauses on August 15 for the public holiday known as Ferragosto. It’s worth bearing in mind that some attractions and restaurants may not be open around this time.

Why we love Rome

“Stepping onto the cobbled streets of Rome is like entering another world. The opportunity to sample fine food and see sights such as the beautiful Trevi Fountain and the amazing Colosseum draws visitors to Italy’s Eternal City time and time again.” 

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