With a fabulous mix of awe-inspiring art, archeology, history, and vibrant streetlife, it is easy to understand why Rome is the most popular place to visit in Italy.

Imagine enjoying a slice of pizza or a gelato at the Trevi Fountain, Rome’s most spectacular fountain, drawing crystal clear water from the Acqua Vergine Antica aqueduct. It is said that if you toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, your return to the ‘Eternal City’ will be guaranteed. Throw in two coins and you will fall in love with an attractive Italian!

Explore the Colosseum, one of the seven ‘Wonders of the World’. The ancient Roman amphitheater has survived the fall of the Empire and several earthquakes and is considered to be one of the greatest examples of Roman architecture. Stand where gladiators once fought brutal battles, explore the underground tunnels and view the enclosures where the lions were once kept, or simply enjoy the panoramic views of Rome from the top tier.

Visit the Vatican City, the smallest state in the world, which is situated in the heart of Rome. Inside the Vatican there are many interesting attractions including St. Peter’s Square (Piazza San Pietro in Italian) and St. Peter’s Basilica which is one of the largest churches in the world. The Vatican is also home to the Sistine Chapel where visitors can marvel at Michaeleangelo’s masterpieces painted on the ceilings and altar frescoes.

Enjoy a coffee and hang out with the locals at the Piazza Di Spagna, home to many beautiful cafes and local shops. Then climb the renowned Spanish Steps made famous in numerous artworks, poems and movies. Standing at the top of the Spanish Steps is the 16th century Trinita dei Monti church offering fine views over the city of Rome. Visitors will also find a cluster of artists painting portraits near the Obelisco Sallustiano (an Egyptian style Obelisk) which sits in front of the church.

The city of Rome is gloriously warm in the summer months, but it's also pleasant in the winter months, making it an incredible place to visit throughout the year. Due to its close proximity and the high speed rail network, tourists can easily visit the City of Florence with its countless sculptures, piazzas, markets and museums.

With so much to see and do in Rome, let our team of Travel Experts help you explore the ‘Eternal City’. We have a range of amazing holidays and short breaks to suit every budget

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