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An espresso shot at breakfast before treading the nearly 2000-year-old steps in the Colosseum, a slice of gourmet pizza served among jostling, exquisitely dressed Romans, a gelato in delectable Piazza Navona, ravioli for dinner near the Spanish Steps: the Romans love to eat and drink, so when in Rome…

There is so much history to discover in Rome, and in the world’s tiniest state that lies within it: the Vatican City. Follow in the ghostly sandalled footsteps of a Roman senator through the Forum or tread the marble floors in the wake of the Popes in St Peter’s Basilica. A few steps off the tourist trail and you’ll find another side of Rome: a black-clad Italian ‘mamma’ hanging out the washing, and children running home with the daily fresh bread.






SOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN ROME



Trastevere TRASTEVERE

A maze of alleyways, terracotta coloured buildings and restaurant-lined cafés. It is where the Romans go for an evening out and is great fun.

The Pantheon THE PANTHEON
 

Often missed but a must-see between Piazza Navona and Trevi Fountain. Believed to be the oldest building in Rome dating back to 27BC, the only light into the church is from the opening in the ceiling dome.

St Peters Basilica ST PETER'S BASILICA
 

Make the climb to the top as the views it offers of Rome and the Piazza San Pietro are breath-taking. 

Papal Audience PAPAL AUDIENCE
 

There are generally thousands of people keen to see the Pope and we therefore recommend booking the Papal Audience Tour. You will be sure to arrive at St Peter’s Square in plenty of time for the Pope’s blessing, avoid queues and get a good position. 

Catacombs CRYPTS AND CATACOMBS
 

Peel back the layers of history as you descend into the Eternal City’s underground burial chambers, catacombs and crypts. Hear the story behind the Cappuccini Crypt, chapels decorated entirely by human bones.

Vatican Museum VATICAN MUSEUMS

If you don’t attend the Papal audience on a Wednesday morning then this is a great time to visit the Vatican Museums, as you’ll avoid the crowds. 
Villa Borghese VILLA BORGHESE
 

When you feel like taking a break from the monuments and museums, this vast park overlooking the city has relaxing walks around the lake. It's a great spot to take a picnic, lie on the grass and enjoy the sunset over Rome.

Naples and Pompeii Day Trip NAPLES AND POMPEII
 

After a quick panoramic tour of Naples visit a cameo factory before lunching in Pompeii by the archaeological sight. It was a busy town before Mt Vesuvius blew her top in 79AD, burying it in soot and ash thereby preserving an example of a Roman city and its way of life.

Frascati Wine Tasting FRASCATI WINE TASTING TOUR FROM ROME
 

Travel out through the olive groves and vineyards to one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards in the Frascati region. Learn how the traditional winemaking techniques have evolved and step down inside ancient cellars where fine wines lie maturing in barrels, to enjoy a tasting session.

Vespa Tour ROME VESPA TOUR WITH LUNCH
 

Live like a local and explore the "Eternal City" by new Vespa Primavera 125cc. Follow your tour leader to some of the city's ancient monuments, such as the Colosseum and Pantheon. See the wonderful Trevi Fountain, enter stunning Piazza Navona and much more.




ROME ACCOMMODATION



Here's a taste of some of our favourite hotel and apartment-hotel options in Rome.
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Hotel Regno
HOTEL REGNO
★★★
On Via del Corso, the main shopping drag, there’s always a real buzz around here with tourists and locals alike. The Spanish Steps, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain are all only 5-10 minutes walk away. Stroll to the lovely Piazza Navona, grab a cappuccino from a sidewalk café and watch the world go by.
Best Western Canada
BEST WESTERN CANADA
★★★
Located in the historical centre of Rome in an elegant 19th century building, this hotel has been recently refurbished. Bus and metro stops are nearby which make exploring easy and the Termini train station is just a 10 minute walk away. A small library and living room with a fireplace are the perfect spots to relax after long days walking around Rome.
Trianon Borgo Pio
TRIANON BORGO PIO
★★★half star
Located in the heart of Rome near the gates of the Vatican, amongst the famous streets, old palaces, and only a few blocks walk from the shopping district of Via del Corso. Depending on how you feel you can whip up an Italian feast in your apartment or enjoy one of the many restaurants that make the area so characteristic.
Hotel Diana Roof Garden
HOTEL DIANA ROOF GARDEN
★★★★
Just a few metres from the Opera House, Termini station and the metro, this hotel is in a prime location close to the historical centre. Famous for its panoramic restaurant, the Roof Garden “L’Uliveto” is set on a beautiful terrace surrounded by greenery and olive trees, where the view extends to 360° over the rooftops of Rome.





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