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    St Ambrose's famous advice to St Augustine ‘When in Rome do as the Romans do, when elsewhere, live as they live elsewhere’. This amazing historic and artistic capital of the world traces its roots back over 2000 years and begs its visitors to enjoy its sights, its treasures, its food, its wines and its people. City breaks to Rome are second to none in a destination fit for an emperor.

    Rome certainly wasn't built in one day, and for thousands of year’s merchants, pilgrims and tourists have wended their way towards this magical city which crowns seven hills along the winding banks of the Tiber. Rome has unarguably the richest, fullest history of any city on earth. There is undoubtedly, no shortage of things to see and do on Rome holidays.

    Its position in the world's greatest Empire, its significance as a religious and cultural centre, its turbulent centuries of upheaval and aristocratic and papal rivalries have led to a culturally, architecturally and artistically unique city. But Rome is far from simply being a museum: it's a colourful and vibrant living city whose food, culture, scenery and ambiance make for an exciting city destination. From the bustling streets and the whir of Vespa’s whizzing in and out through the roads, holidays in Rome are lively, exciting and certainly entertaining.

    With its fantastic heritage there is no doubt that the city’s main attraction is its ancient archaeological sites located in and around the centre. From the iconic Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, St Peter's Basilica, to the beautiful Fontana di Trevi and the Roman Forum, holidays to Rome ensure a packed itinerary. This buzzing metropolis has everything you would want from a luxury European city break. From the local’s vibrant and enigmatic culture to the excellent transport links, the city really is your oyster!

    At Classic Collection Holidays we have an exceptional range of luxury hotels in the city, whether you’re enjoying a honeymoon, a romantic getaway or short breaks to Rome, we can tailor make your ideal luxury holiday. We are also pleased to offer twin-centre holidays to Rome, combined with a range of our other fantastic Italy destinations.

    To start planning your luxury city break to Rome, call 0800 294 9322 and speak to our Italy specialists

    Cuisine

    Rome is a world centre for style and design, with some of the most exclusive shops, trendy bars and clubs, as well as a huge choice of places to eat, from sophisticated restaurants to more traditional trattorias. Enjoy an espresso or cappuccino and cornetto (croissant) for breakfast in any local bar or café, and for a light lunch, choose a tavola calda; a bar with informal tables serving a variety of hot and cold dishes. The food is of course, all highly recommended on city breaks to Rome although; it is also well deserved after a long morning or afternoon of sight-seeing.

    For evening dining, the word ristorante usually indicates a more elaborate establishment than a cosy trattoria or rustic osteria, but the distinction can become blurred. Delicious fresh ingredients are used, and visitors will delight in the wide choices of antipasti, soups, pasta, pizza, meat, fish, contorno (vegetables), and cheese; local carafes and bottled vintage wines are of course widely available. Desserts are usually gelato, panna cotta, or zabaglione, which should be sent back if not served warm! For those looking to wine, dine, sight-see and experience this energetic culture, holidays to Rome are ideal.

    As of 1 September 2014, Tourist tax in Rome has increased to €6 per person per night at four-star hotels and €7 per person per night at five-star hotels (payable locally). Prices remain subject to change without prior notice.

    With so much to see and do we've put together a sample itinerary of What to do in Rome in 3 Days.

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St Ambrose's famous advice to St Augustine ‘When in Rome do as the Romans do, when elsewhere, live as they live elsewhere’. This amazing historic and artistic capital of the world traces its roots back over 2000 years and begs its visitors to enjoy its sights, its treasures, its food, its wines and its people. City breaks to Rome are second to none in a destination fit for an emperor.

Rome certainly wasn't built in one day, and for thousands of year’s merchants, pilgrims and tourists have wended their way towards this magical city which crowns seven hills along the winding banks of the Tiber. Rome has unarguably the richest, fullest history of any city on earth. There is undoubtedly, no shortage of things to see and do on Rome holidays.

Its position in the world's greatest Empire, its significance as a religious and cultural centre, its turbulent centuries of upheaval and aristocratic and papal rivalries have led to a culturally, architecturally and artistically unique city. But Rome is far from simply being a museum: it's a colourful and vibrant living city whose food, culture, scenery and ambiance make for an exciting city destination. From the bustling streets and the whir of Vespa’s whizzing in and out through the roads, holidays in Rome are lively, exciting and certainly entertaining.

With its fantastic heritage there is no doubt that the city’s main attraction is its ancient archaeological sites located in and around the centre. From the iconic Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, St Peter's Basilica, to the beautiful Fontana di Trevi and the Roman Forum, holidays to Rome ensure a packed itinerary. This buzzing metropolis has everything you would want from a luxury European city break. From the local’s vibrant and enigmatic culture to the excellent transport links, the city really is your oyster!

At Classic Collection Holidays we have an exceptional range of luxury hotels in the city, whether you’re enjoying a honeymoon, a romantic getaway or short breaks to Rome, we can tailor make your ideal luxury holiday. We are also pleased to offer twin-centre holidays to Rome, combined with a range of our other fantastic Italy destinations.

To start planning your luxury city break to Rome, call 0800 294 9322 and speak to our Italy specialists

Cuisine

Rome is a world centre for style and design, with some of the most exclusive shops, trendy bars and clubs, as well as a huge choice of places to eat, from sophisticated restaurants to more traditional trattorias. Enjoy an espresso or cappuccino and cornetto (croissant) for breakfast in any local bar or café, and for a light lunch, choose a tavola calda; a bar with informal tables serving a variety of hot and cold dishes. The food is of course, all highly recommended on city breaks to Rome although; it is also well deserved after a long morning or afternoon of sight-seeing.

For evening dining, the word ristorante usually indicates a more elaborate establishment than a cosy trattoria or rustic osteria, but the distinction can become blurred. Delicious fresh ingredients are used, and visitors will delight in the wide choices of antipasti, soups, pasta, pizza, meat, fish, contorno (vegetables), and cheese; local carafes and bottled vintage wines are of course widely available. Desserts are usually gelato, panna cotta, or zabaglione, which should be sent back if not served warm! For those looking to wine, dine, sight-see and experience this energetic culture, holidays to Rome are ideal.

As of 1 September 2014, Tourist tax in Rome has increased to €6 per person per night at four-star hotels and €7 per person per night at five-star hotels (payable locally). Prices remain subject to change without prior notice.

With so much to see and do we've put together a sample itinerary of What to do in Rome in 3 Days.

Local Information

Language:
Italian
Currency:
Euro
Local time:
GMT +2 hours
Local airport:
Rome (Leonardo da Vinci Airport/Ciampino Airport)
Flight time:
2 hours 15 mins

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Hotel Dei Mellini

4 Star

Superbly located on the right bank of the River Tiber, Hotel dei Mellini enjoys easy access to the historic sights and attractions of Rome with the Spanish Steps, St. Peter’s Basilica and Piazza del Popolo all within a 15-20 minute walk.

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Berg Luxury Hotel

4 Star Superior

Located in a quiet street in the heart of Rome, near the exclusive Via Veneto, Villa Borghese and Piazza di Spagna, and with the Spanish Steps a 5 minute walk away, the small, stylish Berg Luxury Hotel dates back to 1895

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Hotel d'Inghilterra

5 Star

Located just a short stroll from the Spanish Steps and within easy access of Rome's major attractions this prestigious hotel is luxuriously furnished and has the feel of a private home

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Sina Bernini Bristol

5 Star

Overlooking Bernini's famous Triton Fountain and dating back to the late 19th century the splendid Hotel Bernini Bristol faces the Piazza Barberini

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Featured hotels

Hotel Dei Mellini

4 Star

Superbly located on the right bank of the River Tiber, Hotel dei Mellini enjoys easy access to the historic sights and attractions of Rome with the Spanish Steps, St. Peter’s Basilica and Piazza del Popolo all within a 15-20 minute walk.

Berg Luxury Hotel

4 Star Superior

Located in a quiet street in the heart of Rome, near the exclusive Via Veneto, Villa Borghese and Piazza di Spagna, and with the Spanish Steps a 5 minute walk away, the small, stylish Berg Luxury Hotel dates back to 1895

Hotel d'Inghilterra

5 Star

Located just a short stroll from the Spanish Steps and within easy access of Rome's major attractions this prestigious hotel is luxuriously furnished and has the feel of a private home

Sina Bernini Bristol

5 Star

Overlooking Bernini's famous Triton Fountain and dating back to the late 19th century the splendid Hotel Bernini Bristol faces the Piazza Barberini

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Local Information

Language:
Italian
Currency:
Euro
Local time:
GMT +2 hours
Local airport:
Rome (Leonardo da Vinci Airport/Ciampino Airport)
Flight time:
2 hours 15 mins

Weather

40

30

20

10

0

J F M A M J J A S O N D
4 4 6 7 8 9 11 10 8 6 4 4
Average daily hours of sun

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