Rome at a Glance
Famous for its ancient monuments, cobbled lanes and coin accepting fountains, Rome is home to some of the worlds most visited tourist attractions and provides a romantic escape. In the city center, cafes spill out on to the streets as local’s sip espressos and pizza vendors hand out delicious slices of Italy to passers by. You’ll also find historic attractions including the Pantheon, the Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain making it no surprise that central Rome is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Italy’s capital is also the only city in the world to house an independent country within its parameters; Vatican City. Home to both religious and cultural sites including St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel the area is a culture vulture’s paradise.
Located in the central-western area of the Italian Peninsula, the city itself is like one big open-air museum, and whether your people watching on the piazzas or admiring the Renaissance works of Michelangelo in the Vatican Museum, this culturally rich city has a lot to offer for everyone.
How Much Time Do You Need to See Rome?
To explore the best of Rome, and to discover some hidden gems while you’re at it, we suggest spending three days in the city. Be aware that spring and autumn are the cities busiest seasons with August being the hottest month.
If you’ve fallen in love with the idea of the above dolce vita lifestyle we can’t blame you. From fresh pizza slices to ancient works of art, the city has it all. Whether you’re a history buff looking to learn about the Roman empire or a family looking for the best parks and ice-cream spots, everyone can enjoy a weekend break here. And, having successfully tossed your coin into the Trevi Fountain, we’re adamant you’ll be back again soon.