Rome is a stunning city that promises to cater to all tastes and budgets. A short flight from the UK enables travellers to land in a city that is home to some of the most exceptional historical sites in the world, along with contemporary cuisine and entertainment. A trip to this inspiring and varied city is guaranteed to give memories that last a lifetime.
Rome is the site of some of the world’s most impressive and treasured historical attractions. Visitors to the city would be foolish to leave without having first visited the Colosseum. This magnificent amphitheatre was begun in 72 AD and one of the most famous homes of gladiator games during the Roman Empire. Any visitor to this sight will marvel at the idea of Roman nobility, slaves, wild animals and gladiators descending on this awesome building for what would now be considered barbarous sports.
Of course, Rome also proudly homes the Vatican, the resident of the pope and platform for arguably Michelangelo’s most famous work, the Sistine Chapel’s roof.
An ideal spot to rest weary legs and enjoy a refreshing drink and delicious pizza is Rome’s Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi). Built in 1762, the Trevi fountain is one of the most famous fountains in the world and certainly one of the most beautiful. Tourists can happily enjoy watching others throw coins into the fountain (using the right hand over the left shoulder). The fountain collects around 3,000 euros per day and the funds are used to feed the city’s hungry.
Rome is a beautiful city, surrounded in awesome architecture and delightful restaurants. The warm temperatures and bustling atmosphere lend themselves perfectly to alfresco dining. Couples can be seen meandering through the streets of this sublime city, interlocked and caressing, whilst others sit, sipping wine and deep in conversation as Rome continues somewhere in the background.
Lovers who love pasta can recreate iconic spaghetti induced kisses in a variety of traditional restaurants, as waiters smile at yet another chin covered in sauce. With wine aplenty, excellent food and the possibility of walking miles without realising, Rome entices couples to escape for a weekend and submerge themselves in a city full of romanticismo!
It may be surprising to hear that Rome is a wonderful city to take a relaxing break. Despite a busy and bustling routine, the city is home to a variety of green spaces. Wander up one of the paved hills to enjoy a rest in one of the city’s parks, or benefit from relaxing on flat ground surrounding the city’s most famous sites.
Rome is well known for its luxury and hotels are at the forefront of decadence. Many hotels offer large pools to relax by. The city is also home to several spas and therapy suites. Guests can enjoy a wide range of treatments in all areas of Rome and with all the walking that’s likely to be done, many tourists take the opportunity to indulge.
Night time Rome
Visitors to Rome will often feel worn out by a day of sightseeing and so by far, the most popular activity for evenings is a relaxing dinner and drinks.Rome’s restaurants are world class and down every side street, tourists will be led to gems of eateries that offer traditional, fresh food.
What these hidden restaurants lack in English, they absolutely make up for in atmosphere, welcome and taste!With such a cultural area, nightclubs and hectic watering holes are not easy to come by. They exist and locals will be happy to direct tourists to the nearest club or bar, but a more laid back evening is preferred by most.