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.
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.
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.
Some of the world’s most iconic artworks are on display in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, a must-visit for all lovers of culture.
Marvel at the astounding Creation of Adam and other Michelangelo frescoes in the Apostolic Palace – the official residence of the Pope – painted by the Renaissance artist and sculptor over the space of four years.
Complete your city break to Rome by seeing St Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the surrounding courtyards.
With a piazza around every corner, you’re spoilt for choice if you're looking for a romantic evening out on your Rome holiday.
Walk up the Spanish Steps from the Piazza di Spagna for one of the most memorable views of the city.
Take in a concert at the huge Piazza del Popolo or relax with a coffee in hand at the Piazza di Santa Maria in trendy Trastevere – there’s truly something for everyone in these bar-lined public squares.
With more than 20 Michelin-starred restaurants dotted across Rome, the city is one of the world’s great dining destinations, combining gourmet food with unforgettable views.
You’ll have to make a short journey from the city centre to try the three Michelin-starred restaurant La Pergola – but it’s well worth the trip.
The two Michelin-starred Il Pagliaccio is more central. Situated between the Piazza Navona and River Tiber, it offers mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine in a chic modern setting. Treat your taste buds and create special memories.
No holiday to Rome is complete without a visit to the Trevi Fountain.
This beautiful water feature has been a major attraction in the city for more than 350 years and in recent times has undergone an expert restoration.
The addition of subtle spotlights has helped to accentuate its columns and curves at night.
This stunning example of classic Italian art is also said to bring fortune – throw a coin into the water and wish for good luck.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With 37 miles of metro track, Rome is easy to navigate by public transport. Most major attractions are within walking distance of each other.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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