Nobody returns from a Rome City Break disappointed. With a history spanning over 2,800 years there is always something to interest even the most seasoned traveller. From its humble origins as an Italian village, Rome has evolved through the centuries to become a major political and cultural centre whilst retaining its status as one of the most beautiful cities of the ancient world, all of which help to make the ‘Eternal City’ eternally popular!
Why is Rome so popular with our clients? - simply because it is such a wonderful destination! Rome, the Eternal City, has a wealth of historical attractions second to none! Where else can compare with sights such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the Roman Forum? A visit to the Vatican City itself is a must where the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s beautiful frescoes will enthrall you. St Peter’s Cathedral is one of the largest and most important cathedrals in the world and overlooks the Piazza San Pietro, the famous square where the Pope addresses the Christian world. If you are lucky you may even be able to coincide your city break to Rome with a Papal blessing. We also recommend including a visit to the stunning Trevi Fountain but be sure to throw in a coin, which allegedly guarantees a return visit to this magnificent city! No visit is complete without a visit to the famous Spanish Steps, the hip and trendy place to hang out in the heart of Rome city centre, which is surrounded by a superb selection of up-market restaurants, bars and boutiques. A visit to the tranquil Villa Borghese and its beautiful park is a wonderful escape from city life in the unlikely event that you tire of all the shops, sightseeing and wonderful food during your stay. A visit to Rome isn’t just about historical sights. Rome City Breaks are a perfect choice for anyone interested in an exciting break with excellent shops, nightlife, bars and restaurants, not to mention the superb coffee!
We are happy to recommend any of the proprties on our website, but the 3 star Hotel Virgilo comes well recommended by Cities Direct clients, with an excellent location and friendly staff. The Palladium Palace is a 4 star hotel with a good location close to attractions and for metro and hop on/off tourist buses. For a more luxurious stay, the 5 star Aldrovandi Palace is a beautiful hotel, with excellent rooms and great staff in relaxed surroundings. Quite a walk from the city centre but it offers a free half hourly shuttle for guests.
City breaks in Rome are popular all year round. The busiest, (and most expensive) times to travel are the spring and the autumn when the temperatures are pleasant. Choose to travel winter and you can take advantage of much better prices and you will find the major attractions much quieter.
Italian cuisine needs no introduction, but specialities of the Rome region include carbonara and amatriciana sauces. Also popular is Saltimbocca Alla Romagna, Roman style veal with ham and sage, but you will also find fish on most menus and there is a wide variety of international restaurants too.
We offer direct flights to Rome (Either Ciampino or Fiumicino airports) from 14 UK and Irish airports including Birmingham, Dublin, Leeds Bradford and Glasgow, although some operate seasonally. Have you thought of combining Rome with another city as part of a multi-centre break? How about Florence, Venice or even Istanbul? Call us for the best departure point for you and we will be happy to tailor make an itinerary based on your requirements.
Take a history on a prodigious scale and blend it with exuberant locals fuelled by espresso and frascati and you are in for a treat!