With a story under every stone, Rome invites you to experience natural beauty, ancient architecture and a unique mix of modern culture and really old stuff. Like fine wine and Sean Connery, Rome proves that something can start out great and get better with age. Rome is “The Eternal City,” after all.
As you plan a holiday to Rome, it’s OK to imagine yourself cruising down cobbled streets as a star of the silver screen. You won’t win an Academy Award for your moped skills (unlike Audrey Hepburn), but a bike tour is one of the best ways to see Rome’s seven hills. As you fly into Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO), you’ll figure out pretty quickly that even the airport name hints at the smashing sights to come.
A quick train ride away from the airport is Termini Station, where your Rome holiday will truly begin. Just outside of Termini Station is Vatican City, home to the pope and the Vatican Gardens, a sprawling complex of fountains and flowerbeds, which are just as vibrant as the Swiss Guards’ colourful uniforms. Within the borders of Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel is well worth the crick in the neck you’ll get from counting saints on the ceiling. From there, make your way to the Pantheon to see its iconic Corinthian columns before heading south to the Coliseum. Not keen on exploring on foot? A car hire in Rome can help you get the most from your trip. The winding, narrow streets of the city may be different from what you're familiar with, but the experience will just add to the adventure.
Few do shopping better than the Italians. Rome has a number of different shopping districts that range from high-end to cheap-chic. Via Condotti is the street to go to for brand-name clothing, while the Porta Portese Market offers everything from second-hand goods to generic brands.
Hungry? You better be—it’s impossible to go wrong with Italian food. With choices ranging from Michelin-starred restaurants to street-side tortellini trucks, Rome has it all. Because the city has been a melting pot of cultures for millennia, its cuisine exhibits a unique fusion not found anywhere else in the world.
When night falls, Rome does not sleep. Whether you're in the mood for a laid-back wine bar or a more up-tempo techno club, Rome will not disappoint. Trastevere, a neighbourhood on the west bank of the Tiber River, offers a calm, charming atmosphere when you’re ready to ditch the crowds for a quiet bistro bar in Piazza Santa Maria. If you prefer the energy of fellow travellers, then check out Campo de’ Fiori—filled with market stalls by day and shenanigans by night.
Whether you're interested in packages to the Rome Historic Centre or you'd like to go on a culinary tour through the most mod flavours, Wotif has the deals so you can build Rome packages that please even the pickiest holiday self. Mix and match accommodation and airfare to fit your schedule.
Don't want to have an ordinary holiday? Then it's time for something different! After all, it's those new experiences that make travelling so enjoyable.
We've collated a bunch of epic Rome experiences for you to check out: