History is around every corner of Rome. From the Pantheon and the piazzas to Vatican City’s Sistine Chapel, the ‘Eternal City’ is one of the world’s most historically significant destinations. In Italy’s capital, you’ll discover cultural remnants of the Roman Empire, awe-inspiring Renaissance art, numerous historic landmarks as well as the culinary delights of la dolce vita - the sweet life.
Things to do
A city break in Rome offers countless things to see and do, buy or eat. Some of the world’s most influential art is here – both inside museums and outside in the public squares and parks. Walk among ancient ruins of the Roman Empire or drop a coin in the Trevi Fountain. Buy Italian leather goods in the market and order fresh gnocchi at dinner.
Best time to visit: April-June and September-October
Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) is 26km southwest of the city centre