Last Minute Holidays to Rome
As one of the most important - if not the most important - cities in human history, the Italian capital of Rome is virtually bursting at the seams with cultural landmarks. Everywhere you turn in Rome is rich in history and practically every corner is a site to behold. Did you know that the whole city is actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Take a tour of the world famous Colosseum, site of the legendary bloodshed of countless gladiator fights. Visually astounding and deeply fascinating, the Colosseum is a must-see for any bucket list. The nearby Roman Forum is equally impressive; these ruins used to be the centre of Roman public life and it's completely free to explore.
Rome is home to the Vatican - an independent state of its own and seat of the head of the Catholic Church. Home to innumerable, priceless artworks and sculptures, the Vatican's jewel in the crown is undoubtedly the Sistine Chapel, a wonder to behold both inside and out.
A modern twist
For such an ancient city, Rome still has many contemporary attractions just waiting to be discovered. The MAXXI (National Museum of the 21st Century Arts) is a breath of fresh air and with artworks from local and international artists, it is truly bursting with colour, fun and entertainment. Or why not try a visit to Anti-Cafe? This truly unique cafe charges not for your food and drink but for the length of time you stay there. With free Wi-Fi, a scanner and printer and unlimited coffee refills, it's a 21st-century dream. Perfect for travel bloggers, freelancers, business men and woman or simply sending an email back home!
A foodie's dream
Italian food is a favourite with many people and there's nothing quite like experiencing a delicacy in the heart of the country. Be sure to seek out some independently run, local restaurants and enjoy handmade pizzas, locally sourced sea food, a typical traditional favourite and of course Italian gelato - yum!
Italy is a majestic country in many ways and Rome is a must-visit city just waiting to be enjoyed by independent adventurers, couples and families. To save money and ensure you have more to spend when you get there, browse our selection of luxurious hotel deals.