11th, 12th & 13th July 2012 – ROME
For centuries, travellers have been captivated by the charms of the Eternal City. It’s hard to remain indifferent to this striking city, which is characterised by the history of its ancient ruins, yet is also full of life and firmly nestled in the 21st century. Rome is a city of contracts: dusty and unkempt in places, yet also graced with stately monuments and majestic avenues, and quiet sleepy piazzas and narrow alleyways just a stones throw from its noisy main thoroughfares. The city’s many charms ensure that once seen, Rome is never forgotten.
One of the most historically fascinating cities in the world, Rome really is the real deal. A visit to the Colosseum and Roman Forum alone will convince you that the Roman Empire really did know how to build a lasting civilisation.
Add in Palatine Hill, the ruins of the Imperial Forums, the Pantheon and more recent additions of the various Piazzas, Palazzos, Fountains and Churches and you really have ‘The Eternal City’.
We have 3 nights here in Rome to experience some of the sights, history, lifestyle and ambience of this remarkable destination.
Spend a morning exploring the ruins of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, and the afternoon wandering the Piazzas of Rome. A morning at the Vatican Museum gives an understanding of the obscenely vast wealth of treasures therein. Spend an evening in Trastevere feasting on Pizza and Gelato, and there’s still time to explore further afield. Perhaps the Catacombs interest you, or shopping on Via Condotti, or simply sitting on the Spanish Steps people watching.
If you’re a Dan Brown fan, do the Angels & Demons tour of several of the cities fascinating landmarks which were the settings in the book (personally I preferred Angels & Demons to Da Vinci Code). There’s the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of 4 rivers) in the Piazza Navone, and the Piazza del Popolo. Castel St Angelo is very close to St Peters Basilica, and additionally, check out the Baroque Church – the Santa Maria della Vittoria and of course the Pantheon.
And of course, don’t forget to throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain to make sure you return once more to The Eternal City!
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