Rome is a fascinating European city for explorers, with plenty of things to do. Incredible history and culture offer a never-ending list of sights to see and a vibrant nightlife to enjoy when the sun goes down. If that’s not enough, Rome is packed full of places to dine out, from casual cuisine to Michelin starred menus.

At every turn you will find yourself experiencing something new in Rome, from stepping inside the Colosseum to making a wish in Trevi Fountain and taking in the sheer scale of St Peter’s Basilica, which can occupy up to 20,000 people – how incredible is that?

A city break to Rome is filled with romance, culture and exploration. Whether you’re planning a minimoon, special anniversary or looking for a fantastic city break for a family holiday that will educate and inspire your children – you won’t run out of things to do in Rome, that’s for sure.

Travellers looking for a spot of shopping can enjoy spending an afternoon on Via Condotti and Via Borgognona – Rome’s famous shopping streets, which is fringed by high-end shopping and designer boutiques. Make sure to stop by the 18th century Spanish Steps after all that retail therapy for an iconic selfie before heading to Trevi Fountain to make a wish at one of the world’s most famous fountains, which is made from the same stone as the Colosseum.

A visit to Rome wouldn’t be complete without stepping foot in the Colosseum, located in the heart of the city, it was once the largest amphitheater ever built and would hold up to 80,000 spectators. Take a tour of the Colosseum, (always get tickets in advance) which has 76 entrances and you can even enjoy an underground tour to explore even more of this magnificent monument.

Vatican City is home to the Pope and is where you will find rich culture, from palaces to museums. This city-state that surrounds Rome is a must do, especially if you enjoy art and architecture. Ancient Roman sculptures and Renaissance paintings flood museums and places of worship in Vatican City and are truly an incredible experience to behold. St Peter’s Square is at the heart of Vatican City, which is where locals flock to see the Pope. Make sure to visit St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the world’s holiest catholic shrines, which is visited by thousands of tourists a year. The church is built upon the tomb of St Peter, who was believed to be one of the 12 apostles.


Discover Rome’s ruins and historic tombs by visiting the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, which are located next to each other. The Roman Forum allows you to see what’s left from the hub in which the Romans held political and social activities. Now what is left of mass ruins, shrines and temples, was once home to some of the oldest and important buildings in the ancient city, dating back to the 6th century BC.


Christmas is a wonderful time of the year to visit Rome, with incredible shopping experiences with Christmas markets offering kiosk after kiosk of toys, handmade crafts and delicious food. The cobbled and ancient streets of Rome light up at Christmas and a special sight is to walk up to the Colosseum in December to see the lit Christmas tree for a magical experience. There are a range of Christmas shows to watch too at the Auditorium to get you in the spirit of the festivities as well as spotting the various nativity setups in the churches around the city.


Rome is a fantastic destination for a city break in Europe, but why not extend your holiday to other parts of Italy including Sorrento, Sicily, Florence, Tuscany, Capri and Amalfi Coast for an unforgettable Italy multi-centre holiday.


How many days do you need in Rome?

You can see the main sights of Rome in 2-3 days, which is perfect for a long weekend city break or as part of a multi-centre holiday package.


When is the best time to visit Rome?

Rome is a year-round destination. September to November and April to May is usually less busy with tourists, which means you’ll get to see more sights and enjoy less crowded areas. Mid-June to August is the peak season in Rome, where the weather is sunny and warm.


How long is a flight from the UK to Rome?

A flight is 2 hours and 17 minutes from London to Rome.


What language is spoken in Rome?

The language spoken in Rome is Italian, however, English is widely spoken.


What currency is used in Rome?

The Euro.


What is the time difference in Rome?

Rome is 1 hour ahead of the UK.


Do I need a visa for Rome?

British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Italy. For up to date travel advice to Italy, visit this FCO website link.

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A European city break to Rome can be enjoyed throughout the year. If you’re looking to avoid tourists, avoid the months of April to August, as tourists will flock in the hotter months and in school holidays. January 6th is a national holiday in Rome, where some businesses will be closed. July is the hottest month in Italy, reaching up to 25 degrees, whilst January is the coldest month at around 8 degrees.

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