“A fool is one who admires other cities without visiting Rome.” It’s hard to disagree with Petrarch’s wise words. With almost three millennia of history crammed, folded, layered into one city there’s a risk of visitors to the Eternal City becoming overwhelmed by the sheer amount of attractions Rome has to offer. Balance in all things. A visit to the Italian capital is as much about finding a trattoria or cafe and enjoying the dolce vita as it is ticking off the sights. When in Rome act like the Romans. Look around, they seem to be enjoying themselves. So why don’t you?!

Explore Rome

Rome Fiumicino is the country’s busiest airport and is connected worldwide. Rome Ciampino is a favourite of European low-cost airlines. Both airports are around 40 minutes from the city. Rome is an absolute joy to explore on foot. In terms of cars, they say all roads lead to Rome but when you see the traffic here you might wish they didn’t. Our advice, don’t get involved in the scrum yourself, allow a chauffeur or uber driver to fight your battles.

Climate & seasons

For warm wandering weather and thinner crowds April, May, early June, September and October are our favourite months. Except for Easter week, when things get busy. July and August are super busy and sweltering, many locals flee for cooler vacations. Winter is rainy and cold but the best time for anyone who wants to see the sites with no crowds.

Where to go

When you’ve ticked off the headline names of the Colosseum, Vatican, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Roman Forum, you’re only just scratching the surface of close to three thousand years of history. Once you’ve had your fill of history, it’s time to shop the high-end boutiques of Via Dei Condotti. And eat. For that the choices are endless. But if you want a more bohemian (albeit tourist-focused) choice of bars and restaurants head to the hip Trastevere district.

What to do

Explore the Eternal City and recreate your favourite scenes from Roman Holiday or La Dolce Vita. Enjoy a behind-closed-doors visit to the Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel. Get special access to the Roman Forum, undisturbed by the crowds below. Dine on local delicacies in Michelin-starred restaurants. Learn to recreate your favourites in Italian cooking classes. Receive special access to the aristocratic home of a Roman family and marvel at their private collection of wonders. Tour world-class galleries, museums and theatres. Explore the beguiling Italian countryside on Rome’s doorstep. Tuscany is just a few hours drive northward.

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