A city brimming with culture, romance, history and heavenly cuisine – Rome needs no introduction. Whether you’re a first-time explorer or a returning traveller, the Eternal City will delight you with its exquisite architecture, prolific history and vibrant character.
The medieval ruins and landmarks of ancient Rome are architectural masterpieces, dating back to around 125AD. Impossible to name them all, sights not to be missed include the Pantheon, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, Roman Forum and Trevi Fountain.
Art enthusiasts will marvel at the world-class museums scattered across the city. The Borghese Gallery houses a spellbinding collection of famous artworks. The mosaics and paintings of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore are fascinating, while the unrivalled paintings adorning the Sistine Chapel are awe-inspiring. A trip to Rome is not complete without visiting the Vatican Museums – set aside at least a day to fully appreciate the sheer magnitude and beauty of the entire Vatican complex.
Capitoline Hill is the heart of Rome’s ancient entertainment. Other must-see attractions include Piazza Navona, Via Appia Antica and the famous Spanish Steps.
Haute couture fashion is contrasted with local street markets, selling everything, from clothing to mouth-watering confectionaries. Send your taste buds on a euphoric discovery of Italy’s best dishes. It’s robust wine collections and delectable cuisine are simply delizioso!
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