Rome & The Vatican

Why you should visit Rome

  • Transport yourself back to Gladitorial times as you explore the evocative Colosseum
  • Marvel at the artwork of the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's masterpiece, The Creation of Adam
  • Explore the classic sites on foot from The Pantheon to the Imperial Forums
  • Take five to people watch and enjoy an espresso in one of the many piazza

Our specialists ‘Must Do’

Visit the Vatican at lunchtime to avoid the early morning crowds! The last Sunday of every month museum entry is free in Rome, including the Vatican Museums!

Learn to make pizza at a local Pizzeria and enjoy the fruits of your labour for lunch — a particularly fun experience for families.

A little more about Rome

A long weekend to Rome can be likened to visiting an open museum, Rome is spectacularly poised between the ancient world and the new, with its architectural heirlooms ranging enormously from Medieval to Baroque and Renaissance. 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. Famed for its quarries which yielded much of the travertine marble used to build Rome, Tivoli showcases a selection of fine Renaissance villas and beautiful landscaped gardens to leisurely explore. 

When to go

It is possible to take a city break or holiday to Rome all year round; however, the best time to visit is spring and autumn for ideal sightseeing temperatures.

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