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01483 345 701

Monday-Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-5.30pm

Rome

With 3,000 years of history Rome truly is the ‘Eternal City’. Many of the wonders of this city are not in the museums but in the streets, and in fact the entire historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

From the magnificent Roman monuments such as the Colosseum and the Pantheon, with its amazing domed roof still perfectly intact, to ‘la dolce vita’ of the swish Via Veneto, Rome has so much to fascinate the visitor. There are many wonders: the outstanding works of art accumulated by popes, wealthy patrons of the finest artists in Europe; the treasures of the Vatican and the Sistine chapel by Michelangelo – few cities make the past such an enjoyable experience.

The very rich Roman heritage is represented not only by the Colosseum, but also by the Forum, which is in fact an incredible open-air museum. Here one has the chance to walk among the ancient ruins of temples and triumphal arches, in a truly unique setting. Since Rome was built on seven hills, the panorama of the city is pleasantly varied and the elegant skyline offers countless marvels to gaze at.

Rome is not only the ancient capital of one of the world’s vastest empires, but also the cradle of Catholic Christianity. The grandiosity of Saint Peter’s Square and Basilica as well as of the Vatican Museums will leave you breathless. Visit memorable places like the architecturally intriguing Pantheon or the busy Piazza Navona. Take a picture in front of the Spanish steps and the Trevi Fountain, without forgetting to throw a coin into the water after making a wish!

For an unforgettable stroll, head to the picturesque Trastevere district and enjoy life as Romans do. Rest in idleness at one of the many cafés, or maybe just pop in for a quick espresso and drink it straight away at the counter, in the fashion of busy Italians on their way to work. Simply sit on a bench with a generous portion of delicious artisan gelato.

Abundant servings of food are indeed very common in this big-hearted city. The local cuisine is opulent and full of flavour, from succulent meat dishes like saltimbocca alla romana (veal with Parma ham and sage) to bucatini all’amatriciana (pasta with spicy tomato sauce and pancetta). After a heave and satisfying meal, one can take a walk at the Villa Borghese gardens or enjoy the lively Porta Portese Market.

In Cinecittà, Rome’s famous film studios, it is possible to visit various film sets, admire original costumes worn by Sophia Loren or used in Federico Fellini’s productions. With so much to see in Rome, you could take a private guided tour: discover hidden gems and cruise through the queues too!

 Vitt Emanuele Monument