City Breaks to Rome
It is the history of Rome that sets it apart from many other capitals. Ruling a vast empire and then becoming the centre of the Christian world has shaped its buildings, streets and houses over the centuries. Many tourists flock here on planes from all over the world to sample the lifestyle, food and atmosphere of so great a place.
For city breaks, Rome is perfect because it offers the visitor so much that can be covered within a few days. Even if you only have two days on your city break, Rome will open out to you and show you the highlights. There are so many of them that you are more than likely to hurry back for yet another city break Rome has on offer before too long.
Visit the Forum
The Forum is a maze of streets, churches, temples, and arches dedicated to various emperors, right in the centre of the city. It is one of the top spots for a city break Rome style and not to be missed. In ancient Rome it was the centre of commercial, political and judicial life.
Rome is waiting to be appreciated so take time to marvel at the Arch of Septimus Severus, one of the best preserved monuments in the Forum. There’s also the House of the Vestal Virgins with an evocative courtyard full of statues of the Vestals, a group of women priests from the 3rd and 4th centuries BC.
Relax in Roman parks
If on your city breaks Rome feels claustrophobic, try one of the parks like Villa Borghese or Villa Celimontana where you can cycle along bike trails or attend an open air performance in the summer.
For children, a city break in Rome might feel like a bore but there is plenty for them to do. The Museo Explora has loads of hands on exhibits for tiny fingers and there is a zoo, pony cart rides and funfair at Villa Borghese.
When they need a rest during your city break, Rome can offer some of the best ice cream in the world, the only trouble is choosing which yummy flavour to have. So do not be put off on your city break, Rome has it all!
If you happen to be enjoying a city break in Rome in July, make sure you visit the Festa de’ Noantri which is Trastevere’s community celebration full of fireworks, music and processions.
Another magical thing to do during the summer months on your Rome trip is to see a performance amongst Roman ruins of classical music, guitar or jazz, often lit up for the occasion.
For perfect city breaks Rome cannot be beaten. Whether you spend your time in and out of museums or you just want to soak up the atmosphere of the place, your city break Rome style will not be wasted.
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