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.