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Rome Holidays 2021/2022


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Rome is a spectacularly unforgettable city that's rich in history and tradition. Boasting some of the finest art collections in the world, you'll find everything from Renaissance to Byzantine classics. As for the architecture, where do you start? Famed colosseums and forums offer timeless reminders of an ancient past. Best of all, this is a capital of fun and food. You can enjoy mouth-watering dishes alfresco while admiring the city's impressive surroundings. Book a prized city hotel or trendy boutique to explore Rome in detail. Whether you're exploring Italy or looking for a Roman holiday, you'll find the best deals here at Voyage Privé.

The top 5 things to see and do in Rome

1. Colosseum

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You'd be hard-pressed to find a more iconic tourist spot in the world, let alone Italy. This impressive amphitheatre needs to be seen in person to be appreciated. Wander the grounds and explore the upper levels to get a glimpse into the life of a gladiator. Be prepared for queues which can be alleviated with early morning visits or late-afternoon arrivals.

2. The Vatican

The Vatican and its museums hold a kaleidoscope of important artworks. You'll find Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel amid a wealth of Old Masters and Raphael works. And then there's the Renaissance masterpiece, St. Peter's Basilica, home to classics by Bernini. You could spend hours in this vast complex. Remember to book your museum and chapel tickets in advance to avoid the queues.

3. Pantheon

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The impressive 2000-year-old temple is among the best-preserved ancient monuments in the city. It's an awe-inspiring building with an incredible domed roof and illuminating light displays which beam in. The Roman design was much copied in the Renaissance period. Admire the opulent marble-hewn tombs of fallen royals.

4. Museo e Galleria Borghese

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Probably the best art gallery in the city, this museum boasts renowned works from titans like Caravaggio and Raphael. Visitors are allowed in for 2 hours at a time - not nearly enough to see all the treasures within. Among the much-loved classics housed inside include Sacred and Profane Love by Titian. You'll also discover a wealth of spectacular Bernini sculptures.

5. Via Appia Antica

For something a little bit different, head to this famed Roman highway. The Appian Way is among the Roman's most important roads, connecting Rome with Brindisi. It is littered with monuments and ancient landmarks to explore on foot or cycle. Famous sites include the spot where Spartacus was crucified and the catacombs of early Christians.

Our best hotels in Rome

1. Berg Luxury Hotel 4*

Berg Luxury Hotel 4*
The Berg is among Rome's most stylish hotels, offering premium rooms and a captivating rooftop terrace. It's situated moments from the Trevi Fountain, making it ideal for couples seeking romance in the city. The hotel boasts a fantastic bar and stunning lounge designed by Carmen Etzi.

2. Grand Hotel Ritz Rome 5*

Grand Hotel Ritz Rome 5*
The Grand Hotel Ritz is a delightful, palatial hotel just 20 minutes from the city centre. Rooms are cosy with premium furnishings and sleek wooden floors. Guests benefit from a relaxing spa – the perfect antidote to a long day's sightseeing.

3. Leon's Place Hotel 4*

Leon's Place Hotel 4*
This boutique retreat in the heart of Rome is just 10 minutes from Villa Borghese. Enjoy bright and glitzy interiors with plenty of natural light and luxury amenities. Guests have access to a spectacular bar, cafe and unmissable spa.

4. Hotel Best Roma 4*

Hotel Best Roma 4*
This pretty city hotel is located close to the Colosseum, making it ideal for first-time visitors. Rooms are impeccably decorated with luxury fabrics and startling antique furniture. The hotel also boasts charming outdoor terraces for unwinding with a tipple in the evening.

5. Rome Times Hotel 4*

Rome Times Hotel 4*
This designer hotel is close to Rome's major tourist spots and is among the most beautiful stays in the city. With boutique rooms and an eclectic Art Deco-meets-modern interior, you'll love relaxing in the lounge areas. Rooms are decorated with high-quality wooden features and offer luxury bathrooms with pampering amenities.

When is the best time to go on holiday in Rome

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Rome is a treasure to visit no matter the month. The high season kicks off from May through September, when you'll find crowds around attractions and higher accommodation prices. The months from July to August can be particularly scorching, but the days are long and dry. Spring and autumn are extra special times to visit as there are plenty of outdoor events. What's more, the weather is generally mild, making it perfect for outdoor walks. Look out for Giornate FAI di Primavera in March, when palazzi open their doors for public viewings. In winter, the tourists tend to dwindle in comparison with warmer months. What's more, attractions remain open and the streets put on a show for Christmas.

Going on holiday in Rome

International visitors to Rome are likely to arrive via Fiumicino Airport or Ciampino Airport. Both offer many connections to the city via trains and shuttle buses. Airport-to-hotel shuttles, in particular, are among the most convenient and relaxing means to arrive. International trains disembark at Stazione Termini right in the centre of the city. Once you've arrived in Rome, the public transport network is the best means of travel. Cars, in particular, are discouraged given the high traffic density and unfamiliar roads. The metro is the quickest means of travel but is limited to major areas. Walking around the Centro Storico area is a breeze, but you'll need to take buses to more peripheral zones.

Enjoy your holiday in Rome

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With world-famous museums, treasured artworks and a wealth of eateries, Rome is for everyone. Children and families have much to cherish, especially if you're fans of Roman history. As for couples, Rome is unbeatable. The streets ooze romance and exude charm. Enjoy city-view terrace restaurants and enjoy the beauty of the golden city as the sun begins to set. As for groups, take your pick from delectable street food, vibrant bars and pulsating clubs. Rome is everything at once for all; a cultured, historic city and a vibrant modern metropolis.

The Voyage Privé travel expert's opinion on Rome

Rome is a bucket list destination for many - and it's easy to see why. The pomp of the Vatican, treasure-laden art galleries and liveliness of the streets all make for an idyllic holiday. You can idle along picturesque lanes or simply enjoy life in laid-back cafes. When it comes to food, Rome can't be beaten. Enjoy romantic meals in convivial neighbourhoods bursting with energy. Even the humblest pizza parlour is made magical by the hypnotic streets of Rome.

Rome is a spectacularly unforgettable city that's rich in history and tradition. Boasting some of the finest art collections in the world, you'll find everything from Renaissance to Byzantine classics. As for the architecture, where do you start? Famed colosseums and forums offer timeless reminders of an ancient past. Best of all, this is a capital of fun and food. You can enjoy mouth-watering dishes alfresco while admiring the city's impressive surroundings. Book a prized city hotel or trendy boutique to explore Rome in detail. Whether you're exploring Italy or looking for a Roman holiday, you'll find the best deals here at Voyage Privé.

The joys of getting lost

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They say all roads lead to Rome, and once you've experienced its beauty, diversity and history you will hope this is true. Rome is a cultural goldmine, the capital of Italy and home to the smallest country in the world, Vatican City. Wandering its streets, it's hard not to be captivated by the juxtaposition of old and new: a modern fast food restaurant housed in an ancient building or the magical Fountain of Trevi just yards from a full-service laundry. Like a good wine, Rome, despite its often frantic pace, was made to be savoured. Part of its charm is getting lost in its streets, wandering until you stumble on to a remnant of its glorious past or need an espresso pick-me-up to fuel your next wander.

One for the history books

The must-see destinations in the city are steeped in history. The Roman Colosseum, where gladiators once battled exotic beasts, stands as a reminder of humanity’s fascination with sport and violence. The stones are soaked in the blood of those who are almost forgotten. From there the Roman Forum beckons. It houses the ruins of a number of important ancient government buildings that once stood at the centre of the city. The iconic Spanish Steps are always crowded with people, some selling flowers, a throwback to when a flower market used to be nearby. There are so many Roman sights and experiences to take in that you could spend weeks there and never exhaust them all.

Claiming your culinary adventure

You can’t go to Rome without sampling the cuisine. From the sidewalk cafes to the full-service restaurants offering pasta delights and a taste of Italy’s culinary diversity, your taste buds will be enraptured by all that the Italian capital has to offer. While traditional Roman dishes like amatriciana and carbonara are always on the menu, the capital’s chefs draw on inspiration from across Italy and indeed the world. Italian meals are meant to be enjoyed over time, with many courses to satisfy every taste and coffee to finish it all off. Discover our beach holidays destinations where you may find wonderful cuisine.

Whether you are looking for a romantic Roman getaway or a relaxed family vacation taking in the cultural sights, our exclusive range of hotel offers will ensure that you land the best deal at a discounted price.

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