Rome – Where empires were built and its beauty still reigns
The Italian capital that not only offers one of the most fascinating histories but also some incredible offers on flights and hotels to Rome. The number of famous landmarks and ‘must see’ places make this eternal city one the top destinations on everyone’s list from couples looking for a romantic escape to a history buff wanting to learn more about this city’s synonymous empire. There is an endless source of entertainment on your holiday to Rome, whether you are exploring the breath-taking Colosseum, making a wish in the magical Trevi fountain, capturing that perfect selfie in the imposing St Peter’s Square or simply strolling through those meandering cobbled streets, this place will captivate the senses and set alight the imagination. With all the exploring you will need to stop for some food and there are few places in the world, where the passion for gastronomy is so adored and meal times celebrated so buoyantly. So book your flight to Rome and let the Italian capital conquer your heart and leave you with unforgettable memories.
To fully appreciate this wonderful city and catch a glimpse into the Italian culture there is nothing like letting time slip away while you relax in one of the delightful bars that surround the Piazza Navona. Let the waiters tend to your every need while the street performers and talented artists entertain you. Located in the centre of Rome, this 17th century square is one of the most famous in the city and boasts the world renowned Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers.
The Vatican City
Sitting proudly in the centre of Rome is the smallest state in the world and the nerve centre of Christianity. Built on the tomb of Saint Peter, this architecturally lavish building is not only home to the Pope and around 1,000 inhabitants but also uniquely worthwhile sights like Michelangelo’s Sistine chapel, the Vatican museums and its gardens.
Perhaps Rome’s most symbolic sight that also epitomises the brutality and power of the Roman Empire. Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, it was commissioned by Emperor Vespasian and completed in 80 AD. Once able to house 50-80 thousand spectators who would come to see gladiatorial battles between man and beast, it is now the building itself that people come to see.
- Language: Italian (English widely spoken)
- Currency: Euros
- Local time: GMT/BST +1 hour
- Annual weather average high: July - 32°C
- Annual weather average low: January - 8°C
- Rome airport Fiumicino, or Leonardo da Vinci airport lies 25km southwest of Rome and is linked to the city by train and by road