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Rome

The majestic metropolis of Rome deserves its reputation as one of the world’s most popular cities thanks to its rich cultural heritage, outstanding food and established tourist infrastructure. Stunning architectural sites can be found all of the ‘Eternal City’, with the Pantheon, the Roman Forum and the breathtaking Colosseum providing some of the most significant highlights. Meanwhile, the independent enclave of Vatican City houses the beautiful St Peter’s Basilica and is the global centre for the Roman Catholic faith. Art lovers will enjoy seeing works by Caravaggio and Raphael at the Galleria Borghese, whilst authentic Italian cuisine can be found in the plentiful trattorias which line the streets of this intriguing city.

 

What you’ll love most about Rome

  • Immerse yourself in the ancient wonders of Rome, where millennia of history unfold amidst iconic landmarks, majestic ruins, and vibrant piazzas, inviting you to explore the Eternal City’s rich cultural heritage and timeless allure
  • Marvel at the grandeur of the Colosseum, the ancient amphitheatre that once hosted gladiatorial contests and spectacles, standing as a symbol of Rome’s imperial past and architectural prowess, inviting you to step back in time and imagine the roar of the crowds
  • Wander through the Roman Forum, the heart of ancient Rome, where the ruins of temples, basilicas, and government buildings offer a glimpse into the city’s political, religious, and social life, amidst the backdrop of towering columns and crumbling arches
  • Discover the artistic treasures of the Vatican Museums, home to one of the world’s finest collections of art and antiquities, including Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel, where frescoes depicting scenes from the Bible captivate visitors with their beauty and complexity
  • Explore the historic streets of Rome’s centro storico, where winding alleyways, hidden courtyards, and Baroque fountains reveal the city’s medieval charm and Renaissance splendour, inviting leisurely walks and cultural exploration amidst the bustle of modern life
  • Indulge in the flavours of Roman cuisine, from hearty pasta dishes and crispy Roman-style pizza to creamy gelato and rich espresso, as you dine in traditional trattorias, cosy osterias, and Michelin-starred restaurants that celebrate the gastronomic delights of la cucina romana

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  • The Colosseum in Rome

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  • Rome City Breaks

  • The Trevi Fountain in Rome

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 24℃
  • 29℃
  • 32℃
  • 30℃
  • 27℃
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  • 15℃
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  • 7
  • 9
  • 7
  • 4
  • 3
  • 0
  • 6
  • 8
  • 8
  • 9

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

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When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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