Rome is one of Europe's most ancient cities, with a history dating back over 2,700 years. It was the headquarters for the first Roman Empire and the Roman Catholic Church and today its rich history is a huge draw for many holidaymakers.
As Italy's capital and largest city, Rome is a melting pot of chaotic modern life and historic hidden treasures. The city is often referred to as an open-air museum due to its vast array of historical buildings and artefacts nestled within its busy streets.
Why visit Rome?
Rome holidays are packed full of sights, there is quite literally something to see on every corner. Known as 'Caput Mundi', capital of the world, it's a place many want to visit at least once in their life. With over two thousand years of history all within one city it offers holidaymakers a huge collection of sights, sounds and smells and an insight into life over the centuries.
Sightseeing in Rome
It would be impossible to list all of the sights worth visiting in Rome and not be here all day. Make sure your itinerary includes the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the Roman Forum. View Michelangelo's masterpiece at The Sistine Chapel and throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Climb to the top of the dome at the Basilica of St Peter's and visit the Vatican City, the smallest state in the world.
Eating out in Rome
A holiday to Rome has eating out options to suit every budget. From street side 'pizza al taglio' shops to fine dining restaurants, the choice is yours.
Italian food is famous across the world and Rome has some of the best. Grab a slice of fresh pizza on the go or a 'suppli' fried rice ball. If you're wanting to spend a little more time enjoying your meal then relax at one of the numerous restaurants scattered around the city and spend the evening sampling Roman delicacies such as fried artichokes and salted cod.
Book a City Break to Rome
If you are looking for a holiday to Italy, a city break to Rome would be an excellent choice. We offer all standards of accommodation in Rome from budget hotels through to 5 star luxury. For prices and information, please feel free to contact our Travel Advisors.
- Nearest Airport
- Rome Ciampino Airport (12km from Central Rome) Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (35km from Rome)