View of Tiber & St Peters Cathedral, Rome, Italy


Spectacularly poised between the ancient world and the new; a long weekend to Rome can be likened to visiting an open museum.

Aside from exploring the superb ensembles of exuberant architecture strewn throughout the city, Rome also plays host to a bustling hub of cosmopolitan cafes and restaurants, galleries, and designer boutiques.

Also worth a visit is the scenic town of Tivoli. Easily located less than an hour’s drive east of Rome, it offers a great addition to a long weekend to Rome.


It’s all here. Things to see and do, places to explore and moments to discover.

Villa d'Este fountain, Rome, Italy

Underground Rome

Take a private tour with a local archaeologist to visit the Capuchin Crypt and catacombs and marvel at the ancient underground aqueducts that feed the Trevi Fountain.

Kitchen, Castel Porrona Relais, Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

Dine with a Roman Family

The best way to experience the energy and everyday life of Rome and its people is a “Cena Romana”. Dine with a local Roman family in their home to experience true Roman cuisine and hospitality.

Colosseum, Rome, Italy

The Colosseum

Transport yourself back to Gladitorial times as you explore the evocative Colosseum.

Rome, Italy

Cafe Culture

Take a seat at one of the many local cafes and people watch whilst enjoying an espresso in one of the many piazzas.

Dome of Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, Italy

Sistine Chapel

Marvel at the artwork of the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s masterpiece, The Creation of Adam.

Rome, Italy

Walking Tour

Explore the classic sites on foot from The Pantheon to the Imperial Forums.

Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Hotel de Russie £££££

  • Italy
  • City

Situated between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo, Hotel de Russie is a fascinating mix of old and new, with a contemporary design that respects the classical architecture of the building. With its secret garden, Hotel De Russie is a green oasis in the centre of the city.

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Hotel de la Ville £££££

  • Italy
  • City

Rocco Forte’s Hotel de la Ville, located at the top of the Spanish Steps is one of Rome’s most vibrant hotels. This beautiful hotel has been sensitively converted from an 18th-century Palazzo, drawing influence from the rich tradition, history and luxury of the ‘European Grand Tour’ while offering all the modern amenities one would expect of a hotel of this calibre.

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