Rome

Explore and uncover a city packed with historical astonishment, eye-popping artistic splendour and designer shops, not to mention culinary temptation at every turn.

Key Information

Country: Italy

Time Difference: +1hr

Language: Italian

Currency: € EURO

Airport to City: 30km from the airport to the city centre. You can be from the airport to café in under 50 minutes.

Great Experiences

  1. The ‘Way of the Cross’ procession on Good Friday is a true sight to behold. The Pope leads a torchlight walk from the Colosseum to the Palatine Hill to commemorate Christ’s last walk.
  2. Rome holds its International Film Festival in October/November and stars of the big screen take to the red carpet for screenings, panels and retrospective.
  3. Lovers of Jazz descend on Rome in November earn a host of international artists perform across the city.
  4. In December, head to Piazza Navona where you will find Rome’s biggest Christmas market complete with Santa Claus and and ice skating rink.

Top Things To Do

  1. Take in the sights of the Roman Empire, visit the Colosseum and Forum as well as the Pantheon and step into history.
  2. Enjoy a gelato from one of the many ice cream shops whilst sitting in the piazza and people watching.
  3. Head to Vatican City for a glimpse of Michelangelo’s stunning Sistine Chapel and a tour of the vast museum. While you’re there it is tradition to give St Peter’s foot a rub.
  4. Hit the shops of the lavish Galleria Alberto Sordi, which is jam packed with designer names. If they are a bit out of your price range then it’s worth a visit just to soak up the atmosphere.

Images of Rome

Our Top Tips

  1. Take a look through the keyhole at the Giardino Degli Aranci for a unique look at St Peter’s Basilica.
  2. See a different side of Rome and visit the Pigneto district. Similar to London’s Shoreditch you will find a host of arty cafés, restaurants and shops/ During the evening the whole place turns into one big party.
  3. If you want to go to any of the major attractions then book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment and the dreaded queues.
  4. Pack a good pair of shoes because if you want to see all the sites, you will be walking a lot! Also consider getting a bus pass to allow you to zip around the city and fit more into your city break.
If you would like to visit Rome then call our team at Holiday Hamster on 08000 988 955. ‘Wheel Run Around For You’ to plan your perfect city break to this historical European destination.
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