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Why Rome?

Classical ruins, inspiring art and picturesque winding streets brimming with locals... it’s easy to see why the Eternal City has enduring appeal. From the breathtaking Vatican City to the peaceful Castelli Romani Hills, a trip to Rome will stay with you forever.

A Colossus Of History

No stay in Rome is complete without a visit to the Colosseum - the world’s largest and most historically significant amphitheatre. Other historical must-sees include the beautifully preserved Pantheon and the 'mother of all churches,' St. Peter's Basilica. Lesser-known sights such as the Ostia Antica Archaeological Park and Circus Maximus are also well worth a look.

La Dolce Vita Lifestyle

You’re on holiday, so why not allow yourself to indulge in some of the finer things in life? Watch the world go by while sipping a velvety coffee or fruity red wine. Tuck into a thin and crispy pizza cooked the Italian way or a sumptuous bowl of pasta before taking a leisurely stroll around the numerous designer shops. And if you need a little treat en route, cool off with traditional Italian gelato. As the saying goes, when in Rome...

Picture Perfect Plazas

Rome is a patchwork of squares and fountains, each with its own artistic value and history. The Piazza Navona’s open-air cafés, seasonal fairs and street entertainers will keep visitors entertained for hours. The Campo dei Fiori in the Parione district with its buzzing bars is the place to be when the sun goes down, and the Piazza di Spagna, site of the Spanish Steps, oozes style and sophistication.

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Places to stay in Rome

Places to visit in Rome

Roma EUR

This urban area of Rome is an unexpected treat. The modern architecture and museums tell the story of the ambitions of Mussolini, so a day spent here makes for a fascinating and historical experience. It’s only a short trip from the more popular areas,so if you’re looking for great value apartments and villas in Rome, Roma Eur is a good choice.

Trastevere

Hop on a boat across the Tiber river to the medieval neighbourhood of Trastevere. Explore the cobbled winding streets and stop at a ‘trattoria’ for some home-cooked Italian cooking. The glittering Santa Maria in Trastevere Church is well worth a visit and the romantic atmosphere in Trastevere makes it the perfect place to pop the question!

Central Rome

Central Rome is packed with things to see and do. Aside from visiting the major historical landmarks such as the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain, simply walking around and admiring the architecture is a pleasure in itself. Take a walking tour to get your bearings before discovering more about the history of this fascinating city.

Prati

Fancy a spot of shopping? Then Prati will be right up your street. The range of speciality shops, delis and designer clothes outlets will get your pulse racing. However, Prati is calm, quiet and well-connected - making it a great base for holidaymakers. The Vatican Museums are just a couple of stops away and the options for dining out in the evening in Prati are huge.

Things to do in Rome

Abbazia di San Paolo Fuori Le Mura

Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura is the city’s second largest church after the Vatican and is a major Rome attraction. It was built where St Paul was laid to rest after he was beheaded in 67AD. In 1823 its structure was mostly devastated by fire, to be later reconstructed in 1854. Thankfully most of its interior features and artefacts have survived. You can cast your eyes over the fifth-century triumphal arch bearing beautiful mosaics. The Gothic marble tabernacle over the towering altar is also notable and do check out the famous golden Holy Door. Running along the top of the walls are portraits of every Pope since St Peter. Folklore has it that when there is no space for the next portrait, it'll be the end of the world. Thankfully eight places still remain! The church is situated seven kilometres outside of central Rome. It offers a haven of tranquillity for visitors in need of some relief from the city's throng. Basilica di San Giovanni and the Colosseum are not far away.

Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano is the oldest of the four major basilicas in Rome. It was once at the apex of Christendom. Until the late 14th century it was the Pope’s main place of worship and it remains Rome’s official cathedral. For this reason alone it's one of the most important things to see in Rome. Before entering, you can marvel at the bold white facade and the ancient bronze doors. They were taken from the Curia on the Roman forum. Once inside, you will witness a magnificent gilt ceiling and an ornate 15th-century mosaic floor. Not to mention the vast central nave holding immense statues of the apostles. The interior has undergone many a makeover. Much of what we can see today is thanks to the renowned architect Francesco Borromini, who revamped it for the 1650 Jubilee. While Borromini's design provides a more modern look, many historic fittings are still in place. Notable among them is an exquisite fourteenth-century fresco of Pope Boniface VIII. Other major nearby attractions are the Colosseum and Basilica San Paolo.

Colosseum Palatine Hill Roman Forum

A great place to start your walk around these legendary attractions is Colle Oppio. Here you can enjoy the exterior panorama of the Colosseum, the ultimate Rome attraction. Then descend into the Colosseum itself to enter Rome's gory past. Your guidebook can provide fascinating insights into the gladiator fights, mock sea-battles and executions that took place here. After the Colosseum, head for Palatine Hill - the most famous of the seven hills of Rome. From here, Rome sightseeing can't be bettered. The views of the Roman Forum and Nero's Circus Maximus will conjure images of the chariot races in ancient times. Next you can walk along the Via Sacra, which leads to some of Rome's most enchanting ruins, including the legendary Temple of Julius Caesar and the House of the Vestal Virgins. Bear in mind that you can see all of ancient Rome in half a day in the skip-the-line tour. It covers the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. It's the best way of beating the queues. Other nearby attractions include the Basilica San Giovanni and the Trevi fountain.

Pantheon

Are feats of architectural perfection your thing? Then the Pantheon is one of the best places for you to visit in Rome. Parts of the building date back more than 2,000 years. It was originally commissioned by Marcus Agrippa, statesman, general and close ally of the Emperor Augustus. The circular building is topped by a concrete dome. This is among the best-preserved ancient Roman buildings and, amazingly, it's been in continuous use since it was completed. From the 7th century it's been a Christian church. The dome is exactly 43.3 metres wide and 43.3 metres high, which lends it a harmonious symmetry. It was a major inspiration to Renaissance architects, including Michelangelo and Brunelleschi. You can gaze up at the sky through the oculus, the only source of natural light in the Pantheon. You'll be seduced by the opulent display of monumental tombs. Several celebrated Italians, including the artist Raphael and Kings Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto, reside here in its burial chambers. Other attractions within walking distance are the Roman Forum and the Trevi fountain.

Trevi Fountain Fontana di Trevi

Of all the things to see in Rome, the Trevi fountain can't be missed. This is the largest and most beautiful baroque fountain in the world. It was designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi in 1732. Much later, it gained iconic status after featuring prominently in several films including Federico Fellini's classic La Dolce Vita. The fountain dominates the Piazza di Trevi. The name ‘Trevi’ derives from the three roads (‘tre vie’) that meet here. The water flows underneath the roads via the Aqua Virgo, a first-century aqueduct. It bursts out of the fountain over Neptune's chariot, which is pulled by sea horses. This is a perfect spot to take photographs or to listen to the sounds of the water rushing over the fountain's rugged rocks. A short distance from here are the Roman Forum and Pantheon. But this is the best place to round off your trip to Rome. Why not throw a coin into the sparkling waters and wish for your return to the ‘Eternal City’?

Colosseum

The structural beauty of the colosseum in contrast with the bloody spectacles that took place there only add to the atmosphere of this iconic, must-see attraction.

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