Italy’s Eternal City is one the world’s most fascinating and beautiful cities. It’s impossible to list all the attractions here but a city break in Rome is not completed without visiting the Vatican City. Here you can admire the St Peter’s Basilica where the inauguration of the Pope takes place or see the awe-inspiring depiction of The Creation by Michelangelo in the attached Sistine Chapel.
Back in the Italian capital; make sure to visit the Colosseum, which was the scene of gladiatorial conquests between men, lions and wild beasts with death guaranteed. Nearby is The Roman Forum which used to be the business district and the marketplace of Rome. A few minutes’ walk away is the best preserved of Rome’s ancient monuments, the Pantheon, which has become an emblem of the city. From here it’s only a stone’s throw away to see the imaginative Trevi Fountain, which is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. According to the legend, those, who throw a coin into the fountain, will return to Rome again one day.
For something more bohemian, get off the beaten track and head to the district of Trastevere, which is packed full of wonderful restaurants, bars and pizzerias. If shopping’s your thing, start at Piazza di Spagna and visit all the glamorous shops that Rome has to offer such as Prada, Dolce & Gabbana or Armani.
It’s simply impossible not to love Rome!
Fly directly to Rome Fiumicino on a NEW 3x weekly Vueling service starting 29 March 2016. Alternatively, you can fly from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino on Ryanair four times per week.