Culture, ancient history, shopping food and romance: city breaks to Rome are pretty hard to beat. “The Eternal City” is home to some of the world’s most sought after sights – think Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and the Pantheon. People travel from all over the globe to see these awe-inspiring places and lucky for you, it only takes around two and half hours to fly there from the UK. Those speedy flight times, coupled with the city’s real wow factor make Rome holidays especially popular for weekend breaks. Then there are the glamorous stores, art galleries, countless eateries and buzzing nightlife. No wonder Rome city breaks are on so many people’s most wanted list. Pack a camera and get ready to pound the piazzas as you discover one of the most magnificent cities on the planet.
Rome holidays are bursting with things to see and do. The historical centre is a UNESCO world heritage site, simply brimming with famous landmarks youll recognise straight away. Take in the Trevi Fountain, The Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, Vatican City and more. Fill your weekend with visits to beautiful churches and fascinating ancient monuments. The citys like a museum in itself, but youll find plenty of museums and guided tours that give you a real insight into what was once one of the most powerful cities in the Western world. Of course, theres more to this city than the past this is a modern capital, where youll find excellent shopping, an array of places to eat, drink and party, plus a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
As youd expect from a capital city, the nightlife in Rome is pretty eclectic. Its up to you how you spend your evenings here: sipping cocktails in glossy lounges, huddling at a table outside a bohemian bar or dancing in a club until daylight arrives. If cultures more your thing, the theatre, ballet and opera here are superb. In short, theres an evening to suit just about everyone.
Rome is packed with an amazing array of eateries what else would you expect from the capital of the country that brought you pizza, pasta and gelato. Pull up a chair at a plaza trattoria and soak up the inimitable Italian atmosphere. Throughout the city, there are literally thousands of places to eat out, offering everything from scoops of colourful gelato and piles of hearty pasta, to modern cuisine with a traditional Italian twist. All of that food is best washed down with local wine or limoncello.
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