Rome, the Eternal City, the Capital of the World, the City of Love – for millennia the iconic Italian capital has captured the imaginations and hearts of holidaymakers, cementing it in the history books as a luxury holiday destination that’s not to be beaten. With narrow winding streets and broad tree-lined avenues lined by restaurants, bars and boutiques, Rome is a vibrant and lively gem of a destination, where you can sate your historical curiosity, clamouring for culture and your hunger for exquisite food all at once.
Rome’s great beauty is thanks to centuries as a capital of world art and culture, from the time of the Roman Emperors through the Renaissance to the Roaring Twenties and the present day. Great artists and architects have left their mark on the city, and the likes of Virgil, Michelangelo, J.M.W. Turner, Federico Fellini and Orson Welles have been inspired by the city’s beauty. Follow in the footsteps of the greats and fill your Instagram feed with views from the top of Rome’s seven hills, images of baroque palazzos or even the exquisitely prepared food found on every street.
Ever since the great dinner parties of the ancient aristocrats, Rome has been a hub for nightlife and entertainment, and its avenues and streets abound with bars and nightclubs that continue this tradition into modern times. Whether you prefer the chic wine bars of Navona or the lively vibrant clubs and discos of Testaccio and Ostiense, you’re certain to have one of the best nights out of your life, and the social, laissez-faire atmosphere that really embodies Italian culture is certain to infect you too.
As a destination for history buffs, Rome simply can’t be beaten. Whether you’re a major nerd for Renaissance architecture or simply have a casual interest in gladiators, popes or World War II, Rome is certain to satisfy your thirst for knowledge with its range of monuments and museums from the ancient Roman Forum to the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Altar of the Fatherland. To make the most of your visit to the Eternal City, make sure to book yourself a place on one of the myriad of walking tours available, so you can experience as many of the marvellous treasures of Rome as possible.
If you prefer a more laid-back getaway, the relaxed atmosphere present across every aspect of Italian life makes for the perfect destination for you too. The gorgeous climate of the Mediterranean Basin makes sunbathing and siestas a necessity, giving you the perfect excuse to kick back and unwind – you are on holiday after all. If you fancy heading to a quaint café and people watching in the sunshine or simply want to recline on your hotel terrace and enjoy a glass of prosecco, whatever your guilty pleasure, Rome can indulge you.
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A decent camera is a must when visiting Rome – every corner offers stunning monuments or glorious views that you’ll definitely want to capture to ensure you never forget your trip to this iconic city.
Good to know
- Time difference: UTC +1
- Currency: EUR
Flying time to destination:
2-hours and 30-minutes from London
- Instagram Opportunity: Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and Martyrs
Best Time To Travel
|Jan: 10°c||Feb: 11°c||Mar: 13°c|
|Apr: 17°c||May: 23°c||Jun: 27°c|
|Jul: 30°c||Aug: 31°c||Sep: 26°c|
|Oct: 22°c||Nov: 15°c||Dec: 11°c|