Arguably the most charming, characteristic, and romantic city in the world, Rome needs no introduction. The Italian capital is a hub of ancient architecture, showcasing remnants of an empire that dates back to the 8th-century BC. You’ll walk through picturesque streets, lined with jaw-dropping attractions: the amphitheater, the Colosseum, the Vatican City, and the Pantheon to name a few. As you stand in front of these iconic landmarks, take a moment to imagine life centuries ago. A time where architecture was becoming established, and gladiators fought.
Today, Rome is best enjoyed at a slower pace. You could spend weeks in Rome, wandering cobbled streets, coffee in hand and embracing the Italian charm and friendly ambiance of local people. Get lost through charming avenues and suddenly, you will be faced with a UNESCO World Heritage Site – iconic and giant – contrasted with quaint cafes and Al Fresco dining.
There is no shortage of attractions to visit when it comes to Rome. The monumental ruins of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum are amongst the most photographed, and often regarded the icon of Rome. A construction with almost 2,000 years of history, the Colosseum was once the grandest amphitheater, where over 50,000 people enjoyed spectacles – from colorful performances to more sinister executions and gladiator fights.
The Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel is also among one of the most visited attractions. The chapel was restored in 1480 and became a timeless masterpiece after Michelangelo painted it over a four-year period (1508-1512), just after the construction of St. Peter’s Basilica in 1506. Surprising to some, the Vatican – which is home to the Pope – is a separate state, so technically you’ll be able to tick off another country during your Italy visit.
While still centuries old, landmarks like the Spanish steps, the Trevi Foundation, the Piazza Navona are some of the newer attractions to visit during your trip to Rome. Surrounding these iconic attractions, the modern-day city sprawls. Today, you’ll find delicious restaurants serving some of the most delicious dishes, recognized as Italian classics. Rome also offers some wonderful accommodation, from more established hotels to smaller, boutique properties with a more intimate ambiance. Whether you are traveling to Rome on your honeymoon, a special occasion, a family getaway or a romantic getaway, our specialists can design a trip personalized to you and your interests. Above all, embrace the local term ‘il dolce far niente’ – the sweet art of doing nothing.