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St Peter's Square | The Colosseum | Roman Forum | The Pantheon | Trevi Fountain |
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The centre of Europe for centuries, Rome is the perfect destination for lovers of history, sophistication and good food. If it’s culture, history and a healthy dose of style that you are after, then look no further than Italy’s capital Rome. The centre of the once mighty Roman Empire and the home of Roman Catholicism has more than enough impressive sights to feast your eyes on for days.
Whether it’s art and history, Italian designer shops, or some mouthwatering cuisine that takes your fancy, Rome has more than enough on offer. Known as the ‘Eternal City’, Rome has to be the world’s biggest open-air museum. This is a place where awe-inspiring Roman remains battle with Renaissance churches and opulent fountains for your attention. The architecture here is mind-blowing, with a kaleidoscope of Baroque, Renaissance and Neoclassical buildings sprinkled throughout the city centre. How about starting with the Colosseum, the Pantheon or the Roman Forum? Or perhaps the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain or the Spanish Steps?
Put aside for a minute the ancient sights, galleries full of priceless artworks and museums bursting with the heritage of the western world and you’ll find a modern city full of noisy Vespas, chic little bistros, designer shops and trendy bars and clubs. A perfect marriage of old and new, Rome will delight visitors of all ages.
This 3.5 hour evening food tour with The Roman Guy features a leisurely stroll from pretty Piazza Farnese to the charming district of Trastevere, with 10 different tastings at six locations along the way. Starting with an Italian aperitivo, a pre-dinner drink and snack, ranging through pizza, pasta and ice-cream, you're guaranteed a full stomach and lots of fun facts about Roman dining along the way. From €70 per head (under sixes go half price). (www.theromanguy.com)
At MAXXI, Rome's world famous gallery space celebrating 21st century art and designed by Zaha Hadid, Extraordinary Visions is an exhibition of photos by Italian and overseas photographers focusing on contemporary Italy. Exploring everything from art, architecture and culture, to cities, communities and work, it's a rare chance to see the real Italy captured in moments of authentic vulnerability. Until 23 October, tickets from €8. www.fondazionemaxxi.it
The Roman equivalent of Pompei, Ostia Antica is one of the largest archaeological sites in the country, with a beautifully preserved Greek theatre and mosaics that tell the story of Rome's ancient port town. Armed with a guide book or as part of a tour, stroll through the sunshine past ancient tombs, baths and the remains of a grand gymnasium. www.ostiaantica.beniculturali.it/en/
Viterbo, a town in northern Rome, is famous for its thermal spas. Catch a train there from Ostiense or Termini station and then grab a taxi (around €15) to the Terme dei Papi, where you can enjoy bathing in a huge, sulphurous outdoor pool all year round, heated by natural springs. Entrance €12 (weekdays) €18 (weekends). Closed Tuesdays. www.termedeipapi.it
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