Rome

What to do

#1 GO TO CHURCH - We are not talking about sudden conversions, divine calls or confessions. No, religion has nothing to do here, but Roman churches are prolific in works of art for all tastes: from Caravaggio (to Santa Maria del Popolo, for example) to Michelangelo (to Santa Maria sopra Minerva), from Borromini (go and visit San Carlino alle Quattro Fontane, you will not regret it) to Bernini (among others, Sant'Andrea al Quirinale is one of his masterpieces).

 

#2 HAVE A GELATO BREAK - On holiday, everyone indulges in a sin of gluttony... So why not enjoy a tasty ice cream wandering through the city (in Piazza Vittorio there is the historic Fassi ice cream parlour, open since 1880, but in all neighbourhoods you will find authentic addresses) or indulge in a "Roman Grattachecca."

 

#3 BEST SUNSET VIEWS? The terrace of Castel Sant'Angelo, to observe simultaneously both the domes of the churches and the bend of the Tiber river, which at that hour have an alluring colour.

#4 OMNIA CARD  OR NOT OMNIA CARD? The price is high (129 Euro - 72-hour), but if used well, the Omnia Card allows you to save on your trip (up to 22 Euro). Although the savings are not huge, the convenience of a single pass with skip-the-line access is worth more than you can imagine if you've ever witnessed the ticket lines at the Vatican and the Colosseum.

 

#5 CYCLING IN ROME - The short name is GRAB, it is a 45 KM circular route that allows cyclists to enjoy a ride in nature (19 kilometres are in the green) and to admire the most fascinating areas of the capital in all safety. During the bike ride, you will encounter landmarks including San Pietro, the Baths of Caracalla, Castel Sant’Angelo, the Maxxi, the street art of the Quadraro and the Coppedè district.

 

#6 ROME'S FAKE DOME - it is the Church of Sant’Ignazio di Loyola in Rome that hides incredible pictorial virtuosity and evocative illusionistic effects. The baroque device, based on mathematical calculations and geometric compositions from the Renaissance study of perspective, expands the real space of the church of St. Ignatius of Loyola into an infinite dimension, the divine, where theophany takes place.

Where to Stay

The Inn at the Spanish Steps

Rome

Elegant five-star townhouse hotel with a rooftop terrace with views of the Spanish Steps, in the fashionable's heart boutique-lined Via dei Condotti.

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Monti Palace Hotel

Rome

A panoramic roof top terrace where you can enjoy various thirst quenching apertivi as you recline amidst luscious greenery and the rooftops of Roma

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Hotel Lunetta

Rome

Combining elegant bedrooms with luxurious spa facilities, Hotel Lunetta is a relaxing, modern oasis situated at the heart of Bella Roma

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Twin Breaks including Rome

Rome And Naples Holiday

City Breaks

Combine over 2,000 years of history and the latest fashion intelligence in Rome with contemporary art and iconic landscapes in Naples

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High-Speed Rail between Venice, Florence and Rome

City Breaks

Explore Italy's historic cities - Venice, Florence, and Rome - and enjoy the beautiful Italian countryside from the comfort of your train seat!

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Hotels with an amazing city view

Our choice of hotels with rooftop terraces where an aperitif is also a feast for the eyes

Rome from above: the most beautiful rooftop terraces with breathtaking views

When it’s Aperitif O’clock, the many roof gardens dotting Rome’s roofs get ready to offer the trendiest cocktails but also – and above all – the most breathtaking and romantic views.

Art Safari of the Italian Cities

A treasure hunt among the monuments of some of the most beautiful Italian cities of art. An alternative way to discover the Italian cultural heritage and bring adults and children closer to history.

A few tips for your Rome city break

Whether it is your first or fifth visit to the Eternal City, there is always something new to discover.

Glass act: 3 cool aperitivo bars in Rome

And who said that the aperitif is the exclusive monopoly of cities like Milan and Turin? Even Rome has its places, here are three that won’t disappoint you.

In the Footsteps of Caravaggio

There is no better way to get to know Michelangelo Merisi, known as il Caravaggio, than taking a trip to see his masterpieces