Rome has everything you'd want from a modern city break holiday but critically, it's the city's history that acts as the principal magnet. From the
remains of its imperial glory days
to the Renaissance and baroque riches of its historic centre, Rome is a glorious architectural patchwork
- a living masterpiece.
While there's no escaping Rome's illustrious past, modern Romans embrace the present. So do as they do and throw yourself into the life of the city. The abundance of restaurants and wine bars
make it a nightlife hotspot for both tourists and locals; tuck in for a traditional meal of gnocchi (usually eaten on Thursdays) or the Roman speciality, pasta coda alla vaccinara
, a ragu made from braised oxtail stew.