Roman Holiday

Image for Joanne Robinson Joanne Robinson
Travel Specialist

It's almost a week ago since we touched down back to reality following our trip to Rome but that little phrase 'When in Rome.' is still tripping nicely off our tongues and I'm convinced it will be for years to come. And what a city it is, 'Eternal' and enthralling!

When I say there is so much to see and do in Rome I really mean it, it's a city best explored on foot so my tip is to make sure you wear flat shoes. As you meander down the 'Via' or roads of Rome one thing becomes clear, you're never any more than a few paces from a spectacular sight , mouth-watering restaurante or somewhere to indulge in one of the cities specialties, a 'gelato'.

As we made our way to what we considered to be the main attractions The Colosseum, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Vatican City we were constantly side-tracked and surprised by other wonderful distractions. These included the fabulous Villa Borghese, the largest public park in Rome. It features a lake, temples, fountains, statues and several museums. The park is located north of the Spanish Steps at the end of the Via Veneto, a street crammed with great places to eat and this park was a wonderful refuge from the hectic streets in Rome.

Of course a visit to the cities highlights are still a must, the Vatican City is where you'll discover an assortment of museums, the world's finest art collection and of course the superb Sistine Chapel. And as you head to these staples be prepared to be swept off your feet by the cities other magical sights and splendour, so much so that your last wish as you throw your three coins into the Trevi Fountain will undoubtedly be to return to Rome.

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