A ROMAN HOLIDAY
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Rome is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world, where ancient treasures and modern day wonders exist side by side. Strolling through the streets of Rome, you can’t help but stumble across something spectacular.
You can find a museum, gallery or monument commemorating every era. Starting with Rome’s neighbourhoods is certainly easier than trying to tick off an alphabetical list. You might stroll the Via Nazionale (making mental notes for later shopping trips), but before you know it you will have staggered upon numerous Roman antiquities between the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and the Colosseum. You will easily lose a day amidst the Vatican City, gazing at the flamboyantly dressed Swiss Guards and marvelling at the work of Renaissance greats. So whether you stroll or sit on a city break, you mustn’t rush the mellow feeling when Rome winds down. Leave time to watch the passeggiata – the early evening stroll of handsomely clad citizens – over a glass of Prosecco.
“The first thing to do when you arrive in Rome? Head straight to The First Luxury Art Hotel or Gran Melia Rome for an aperitif.”
You’ll find plenty to do on city breaks in Rome. Combine history and culture, with shopping and sightseeing. Discover fascinating ruins, stunning architecture and irresistible Italian cuisine. Rome is home to many iconic sights, toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, people watch on the Spanish Steps or simply relax at the Piazza Navona. Go to Vatican City and admire Michelangelo’s famous artwork in the Sistine Chapel. Or enjoy a tour of the Colleseum and learn about its infamous history.
Our five star hotels in Rome are the perfect starting point for your luxury break. Stay at the Gran Melia Rome, an urban resort with an impressive outdoor pool. Or The St Regis Rome, a traditional hotel with a classical style. Spend your time shopping in designer boutiques on Via dei Condotti or sampling exquisite food in Michelin-starred restaurants. Sip cocktails at celebrity hotspots in Tridente or stay at De Russie, with its trendy cocktail terrace and fabulous views of the city.
Rome is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic break. This sensual city is home to breathtaking sights and plenty of places to create special memories. Enjoy a cruise along the River Tiber or stroll hand-in-hand up to the Pincio and admire one of the city’s most spectacular views. Hire a rowboat on the lake at Villa Borghese or share an intimate meal and treat yourselves to mouth-watering Italian delicacies, divine wine and maybe some gelato for desert.
Family holidays in Rome are fantastic, with exciting history and unforgettable sights. Many of our hotels in Rome accommodate families and you’ll find child friendly restaurants across the city. Everyone will love learning about the Collosseum and Roman Forum, use your imagination to transport yourself back to the Roman Empire. A tour of Vatican City will leave you bursting with new information, from intricate details about art movements to the influence of the Pope and his followers.
Rome culture is defined by the past and present, which exist harmoniously in this spellbinding city. The eclectic mix of the arts, fashion and historic architecture create a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Historic monuments, like the Colosseum and the Roman Forum exist amongst modern buildings and create an enchanting and contrasting destination. Food is an integral part of the culture in Rome and time spent enjoying the Italian cuisine and relaxed piazza lifestyle is an integral part of any city break.