Luxury Rome Holidays

Italy's Eternal City flaunts ancient ruins and fountain-studded piazzas

Rome

Italy’s capital is brimming with history – around practically every corner you’ll find a centuries-old church, a baroque fountain or a relic from Ancient Rome. The historic heart of the city (the centro storico) is simple to navigate on foot, so you can easily wander from the Pantheon to the Piazza Navona, or the Spanish Steps to the Santa Maria del Popolo Church.

Across the snaking Tiber River you’ve got Vatican City (home to the cavernous St. Peter’s Basilica, treasure-trove museums and the frescoed Sistine Chapel), plus the artsy neighbourhood of Trastevere, where cobbled lanes are lined with candlelit trattorias, ivy-draped townhouses and standing-room-only wine bars.

Pretty city parks like the Villa Borghese and Parco Savello are spot on for afternoons of relaxation – the former boasts a boating lake, sun-dappled lawns and a sculpture-filled museum, while the latter features a tree-studded terrace with standout views across the city. 

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Take the metro to the Colosseum - your first sight of it as you reach the top of the steps up from the station will take your breath away.

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Enjoy a drink in Piazza Navona, but then head down one of the cobbled side streets for dinner. The restaurants are just as atmospheric (if not more) than those on the piazza, but with better-value menus and a more authentic feel.

Typical Costs
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Bottle of beer
€5
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Bus return
€3
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Cup of coffee
€1-3
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Glass of wine
€ 5
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Main course
€12-20
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Small souvenir
€5-20
Flight Information

Flights to Rome take around 2 hours 30 minutes.

Transfer Time

Transfer time from Fiumicino airport to Rome is approximately 45 minutes.

When to go

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.

Visa Information

British citizens do not currently require a visa to visit Italy.

Tipping

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.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy. 

Rome & Amalfi Coast


At a glance
  • Admire the Eternal City's ancient sights
  • Browse the boutiques of Via dei Condotti
  • Spend a week on the Amalfi Coast
  • Discover the chic island of Capri
11 days from £2299 per person

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