Rome is seen as one of Europe’s most romantic destinations. Italy’s own eternal city is also a must-see for anyone who loves art, history and culture. There’s even an entire country tucked into this ancient city, in the form of the Vatican City, which is home to the Pope, making it a big draw for Catholics from all over the globe.
Rome hotels vary hugely in what they offer and where they are located. Cheap Rome hotels may be further out of the centre, but if you choose carefully it should still be easy to get around and see all of the city’s attractions. At the other end of the scale, 5 star Rome hotels offer palatial accommodation and fine dining restaurants to rival those in any capital city in the world.
The streets of Rome are awash with ancient artefacts, so you don’t have to go far to see some breathtaking examples of art and architecture. From frescoes to fountains and statues to sculptures, just about every great artist who’s ever lived is represented in Rome. The Sistine Chapel, tucked away in the Vatican City, is a must, as is the Colosseum. Then there’s the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain.
It’s not all about ticking off the big sights though. Wander through the Roman streets and find a picture-perfect piazza in which to stop for a cup of incomparable coffee. Seek out that neighbourhood trattoria or pizzeria that’s full of locals and you might find some of the finest food on the planet. From pasta and pizza to gelato and espresso, eating is surely one of the greatest pleasures available to those visiting Rome.
Rome is a walkable city, making it ideal for those who like to stay active. If you have the energy, you can climb over 300 steps to the top of the Basilica at St Peter’s in the Vatican City, then enjoy spectacular views over the surrounding area.
If you enjoy shopping, Rome has some fabulous markets and fine Italian leather goods are something worth looking out for. By night, Rome offers all sorts of options, whether you’d prefer an intimate dinner, to dance the night away at one of the city’s Irish pubs, or to sip a cocktail or a glass of Italian wine in chic, sophisticated surroundings.
If a short break or holiday in Rome appeals to you, why not have a look at the hotels we offer in the Italian capital?