The Eternal City

For over two-and-a-half millenia, Rome has been the centre of life in Italy. The centre of the Roman Empire, it was once said that 'all roads lead to Rome'. Today, Rome is still one of the most vibrant, cultural, fashionable and historic cities in Europe.

Rome is a fascinating city and an essential stop on any European itinerary. The attractions of 'the Eternal City' are many and varied, as well as historic monuments, such as the Trevi Fountain, The Spanish Steps and the Colosseum, many are attracted to La Dolce Vita (the sweet life), and Rome can just as easily be enjoyed through its cafes, gelaterias and trattorias.

The history of the Colosseo district, the heart of ancient Rome, sits side-by-side with the modern centre, where you'll find many of the hotels, as well as the shopping and dining mecca of Via Veneto. On the west bank of the Tiber River sits the impressive city within a city, The Vatican, as well as the Trastevere district, the cobble-stoned artistic neighbourhood, full of bars, nightlife and reasonably priced trattorias.

Insiders' Tips

  1. Through the Keyhole: In the Piazza Dei Cavaliera Di Malta, you'll often find a queue of people waiting to peak through a keyhole at one of Rome's most unusual views.
  2. The Mouth of Truth: Test your honesty at the La Bocca della Verita, a statue at the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin.
  3. See Romeo and Juliet - in Italian: you'll find a replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in Villa Borghese Park. Performances run during summer.
  4. Wish at the Trevi Fountain.
  5. Visit the famous Colosseum.

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