The ‘eternal city’ is one of the most popular destinations for short holidays and city breaks because of its exhilarating ambience, stunning architecture and rich history. cheap holidays to the Italian capital will leave an impression on you for a lifetime, and the celebrated sites are sure to capture the imagination.
Visit the Pope when you first arrive on the many cheap flights to Rome, take some time to enjoy the atmosphere in the Vatican City. Explore the museum’s labyrinthine network of corridors, all of which are lined with priceless paintings and artefacts. Admire the pristine ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the exquisite palaces, courtyards and museums and climb to the top for breathtaking views of the city. To see the entire area, you’ll need to spend quite a few hours exploring but it’s well worth it.
Spend an afternoon sightseeing and enjoying splendid views of the Italian capital. The Palatine is arguably the most prominent of the city’s Seven Hills, and is an area of upmost importance to archaeologists who unearthed an entire area of ancient villas, palaces and temples.
An extremely popular meeting place in the city, the Spanish Steps are a real hive of social activity and a great place to stop to enjoy a few caffe in Piazza di Spagna and people watch. Make sure you actually climb the steps, which are highly impressive, rising over 12 flights up to a church flanked by beautifully carved sculptures.
You’ve probably seen its picture many times, but the Trevi Fountain is undoubtedly the most iconic in Rome. Located in the quaint Piazza Trevi, it is a real sight to behold and will have you harking back to the days of glamour and glitz seen in many Hollywood movies. Also a popular meeting place for Romans, toss a coin in the fountain to ensure you’ll return to the city.
Go off the beaten track head out of the city and visit Ostia Antica, an ancient Roman port. Full of old houses, streets and shops, it’s a real insight into the real Rome of yesteryear and a great place to stop for a Campari.