Benvenuti a Roma! Fittingly referred to as The Eternal City, Rome is one of the most fascinating, culturally impressive city break destinations in the world. Whilst you could spend weeks discovering this enchanting capital of the ancient world, a weekend break to Rome staying in one of our hand-picked luxury hotels, is an ample taste of the Italian ‘la dolce vita’ that is bound to leave you smitten and wanting more. 

It’s a city best explored by foot. Start in the Vatican City with St Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world and taking the 551 steps to the top of the cupola for a wondrous view of Rome. Imagine life in 100 A.D when this sprawling city was known as Caput Mundi, the central heart and capital of the ancient world. In fact, the old Roman empire stretched across most of modern day Europe and beyond into northern Africa and the Middle East. 

Next to St Peter’s is the Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo’s stunning painted ceiling and frescoes, well worth a visit to see one of the pinnacle masterpieces of the High Renaissance period. 

Cross the River Tiber at Hadrian’s Mausoleum known as the Castel Sant’Angelo and sip an espresso or indulge in a gelato at Piazza Navone, browsing the wares of countless street artists, admiring the fabulous architecture of central Rome before visiting the nearby Pantheon, a true icon of the city. 

From there, wander up cobbled streets and toss a coin into Trevi Fountain, before scaling the 138 steps to summit the famous Spanish Steps topped by the beautiful Trinita dei Monti, boasting awe-inspiring views back across the Rome skyline. 

As sunset beckons, it’s magnificent time of the day to pay a visit to the Colosseum, painstakingly restored in the late 1990’s, once seating 55,000 spectators and showcasing a plethora of brutal, gladiatorial sports, it’s now arguably one of the most iconic architectural sites in the world.

Our Rome deals often include flight packages too, taking the stress and hassle away from the booking process. Whether you’re looking for a stylish guesthouse or a boutique hotel in central Rome with amazing rooftop views, you won’t find a cheaper break to Rome anywhere else, that’s a Secret Escapes guarantee.

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