Rome, the city on seven hills, is home to the romantic wreckage of the former Roman empire, its ruins lovingly preserved and visited by millions every year. If you do nothing else, see the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill, wandering through the amphitheatre and gardens and lingering over the grass-covered remains of the Roman Forum. The Baths of Caracalla, the soaring dome ceiling of the Pantheon and the recently revamped Trevi Fountain round out the best of Rome's architectural treasures. Follow in the footsteps of Audrey Hepburn by savouring a gelato on the Spanish Steps and paying a visit to the “Mouth of Truth,” and don't forget about St. Peter's Square and the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, the world's smallest independent state.
Food & Drink:
Our hotels in Rome are surrounded by some of the city's finest restaurants, so you won't have to stray far to sample fresh-stuffed, pillowy ravioli, hand-tossed pizza topped with buffalo mozzarella, pomodoro tomatoes and basil, and creamy parmesan risotto. At aperitivo time, have a glass of prosecco at a terrace bar, and for dessert, there's nothing better than a homemade tiramisú whipped up from a time-worn recipe, a scoop of fruity gelato, or simply an Italian-roasted espresso.
Off the Beaten Track:
Gaining ground lately with tourists, the authentic Trastevere neighbourhood has everything that makes Rome great. Ivy-covered trattorias illuminated at night with strands of twinkling lights, cobblestone streets with tucked away artisan workshops, and the Gianicolo Hill begging to be scaled for postcard views of Rome – trust us, it's worth the walk!
Have a look at our hotels in Rome and find the perfect place to stay for your Roman holiday.