Italy's Eternal City flaunts ancient ruins and fountain-studded piazzas
Rome takes you to Italy’s thriving capital city. It’s steeped in history and culture while having a cosmopolitan atmosphere and lively streets just waiting to be explored. Here you’ll find some of the world’s most famous historic ruins, dating back to the ancient Roman era, and the Renaissance period. Couples will love spending their days soaking in the city’s atmosphere, while families will find plenty on offer for them too. And if you want to explore further, a city break in Rome can be combined with other spectacular Italian Cities like Venice or Florence for a longer holiday.
Whether you’re keen to immerse yourself in the culture of the Eternal City or simply want to soak in the famous atmosphere of Rome’s streets, you’ll find plenty for you here. Visit the Testaccio food market where you can spend hours sampling some of the country’s best produce, wines, gelatos, and more, or enjoy a favourite Italian pastime – people watching – over what is often said to be the world’s best espresso. Children and adults alike will love learning about ancient Roman gladiators and centurions at the imposing Colosseum, while the Trevi Fountain and beautiful Spanish Steps are a must.
Holidays in Rome allow you to experience Italy at its best. You’ll find some of the country’s best food, wine, architecture, shopping, and even coffee. Via Condotti and Via Cola di Rienzo are ideal for those wanting to pick up stylish Italian designs, with well known labels and plush new boutiques jostling for space along the street. When it comes to dining Rome is well known for its excellent food, which includes everything from pizza and pasta, to fresh steaks and seafood. There are plenty of Michelin starred restaurants, as well as chic bars where you can enjoy fine Italian wines and cocktails in the evening.
When it comes to choosing the ideal hotel for your Rome holiday, at Sovereign we have you covered. Our Trusted Advisers will take the time to get to know you before selecting your ideal choice. Stay at the Baglioni Hotel Regina for a luxury oasis in the heart of the city. Its beautiful roof terrace and elegant guest rooms will leave you feeling relaxed after a long day of exploring.
Flights to Rome take around 2 hours 30 minutes.
Transfer time from Fiumicino airport to Rome is approximately 45 minutes.
Spring and autumn are the most comfortable times to visit Rome, but they can be crowded. Temperatures are usually in the low 20s – perfect for strolling and sightseeing. Summer is often sweltering (temperatures regularly creep up to 30 degrees), but is ideal for sunbathing in the city’s parks and dining al fresco in its fountain-studded piazzas. Winter is cooler and wetter, but much less busy.
British citizens do not currently require a visa to visit Italy.
When you dine out in Italy, you will generally be charged a coperto (cover charge), which is for the bread, tablecloth, cutlery, etc. Tipping in Italy is not customary, but is always appreciated.
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.