The home of the Roman Empire, La Dolce Vita. Rome is just one of the amazing short city break destinations in Italy – a country packed with more historic sites to visit than any other in the world. Famous for the Roman heritage of the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the Forum, Rome draws crowds all year round to see its wealth of ancient history.
Another big draw is the Vatican – the centre of the Catholic Church which sits over the river Tiber from the Roman city, occasionally enhanced with regular appearances by the Pope. With the huge St Peter’s cathedral at its centre, this complex houses an outstanding collection of fine art in what is the smallest independent state in the world. Add to this the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and fabulous Italian cuisine and you have lots to pack into your Roman city break to Rome.