Romance and Roman Ruins – Holidaying In Rome
Rome is the capital of Italy and is world renowned for its spectacular architecture and as being the home of some of the most beautiful museums and cathedrals in the world.
A popular destination for short breaks and romantic weekend getaways, Rome has a wide variety of things to see and do to suit all types of tourist. Rome will both exhilarate and exhaust you; there is simply so much to see and the saying is that Rome was not built in a day, and that is clearly demonstrable when you begin to explore all that Rome has to offer.”
There are many different parts that make up the historic city of Rome – from the majestic Vatican area to the surrounding gardens and parkways of the Seven Hills of Rome, each with its own history and cultural importance – you’ll find something that amazes you around every corner.
The city is famed for its ancient architecture – with Roman ruins such as bathhouses, amphitheatres, aqueducts, tombs and temples to be explored all around the ancient city. The centrepiece of which is the majestic Colosseum, an ancient gladiatorial battle arena which has remained one of Rome’s most popular tourist draws for many years.
Rome also houses some of the most famous museums in the world, as well as a number of majestic cathedrals – including the Sistine Chapel, which is decorated with the artwork of some of the most famous Renaissance artists, including Michelangelo and Raphael.
Rome is also a prime destination for those who like to shop, with many luxury labels having stores along the Via Condotti, which is located opposite the famous Spanish Steps.
The city is also dotted with cafes and restaurants serving delicious Roman cuisine, so whether you’re looking to relax and sip cappuccino or tantalise your taste buds with some classic favourites - including the city’s signature dish, spaghetti carbonara – you’re sure to find something to satisfy your palette during your visit to Rome.
Rome Hotels usually fill up fast in the run-up to Valentines’ Day, so it’s best to book early in order to make sure you get the most out of your visit to the Eternal City. Whether you’re looking to explore the many museums, take a gastronomic journey around the cities’ many restaurants and coffee shops or take in a show at one of the many opera houses within the city, Rome has something for everyone to enjoy.