The capital city of Italy is a vast cosmopolitan city with almost 3,000 years of globally renowned art, culture and architecture. Rome showcases the evolution of Italian art and culture, with past and present standing side by side in the streets. The city is well known for being a walkable city, exploring the streets to experience the history and culture of the city. Whereas other cities have museums showcasing their heritage, Rome is the embodiment of its country's past. Many of the world's most iconic sights call the city home, including The Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, St Peter's Square and the Colosseum.
From the United Kingdom you have the options to fly from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Dublin to Rome.
There is never a shortage of activities to keep you busy in this fantastic city. Just make sure you bring your camera, as you'll be surrounded by numerous photo opportunities. This is a fantastic destination for history connoisseurs, as you can only experience this much history and tradition in one place in a handful of locations around the globe. You'll feel like you've stepped into a postcard as you walk the streets to find iconic landmarks including the Pantheon, Roman Forum and Sistine Chapel. The city is also known for its buzzing culture, with plenty of trendy little shops, neighbourhood trattorias and a bustling 'aperitivo', or pre-dinner drink, scene. There are also some beautiful gardens at the Villa Borghese and the Rose Gardens, one of the city's most romantic locations.
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There are a lot of events to keep you entertained when you visit, including the Estate Romana, or Roman Summer. This is an annual event held between June and September when the city council puts on a season of events that use the city itself as the stage. This is also a dream destination for welcoming the New Year, as music springs from the streets and fireworks light up the skies behind iconic sites such as the Colosseum.
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