Rome city breaks
Past and present go hand in hand in the ancient Italian city of Rome. Famous for romance and its photogenic talents Rome is the traditional European city break. Home to an array of historic landmarks including the Vatican, the Colosseum, St Peter’s Square and the exquisite works of Michelangelo the city never fails to amaze.
The extensive bus and metro system makes navigating your way around Rome easy, but the city is undeniably at its best explored on foot. The historic centre of Rome is not huge and its main attractions are within easy reach of each other. For added freedom take to the streets on two wheels by renting a bike or scooter.
An impressive collection of shops and cutting edge fashions await you behind tall glass windows. Exuding style the city is masterful when it comes to shopping, whether it’s Dior, diamonds or antiques you are after.
Places to visit and top tips:
- Allow enough time to really take in the Sistine Chapel – whatever your expectations it will exceed them.
- Italy is known for its fabulous food so try as many restaurants, bars and cafés as possible during your visit; there’s something for everyone from family friendly restaurants to romantic dining for two.
- Hire a bike and cycle along the ancient roads you don’t get to see by bus or car. Hiring is easy with numerous places offering competitive rates and group discounts.
- Visit the Colosseum and Venezia Square on Sundays as this is the only time traffic to the area is closed off, making it much quieter.