The city of Rome is a treasure trove of ancient ruins, Renaissance palaces, grand piazzas and surprises to discover around every corner. History lovers will enjoy visiting the ancient sites like The Colosseum, The Pantheon, Circus Maximus, St Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums.
Shopping is a treat in Rome. Grab a bargain at the markets, or a chic Italian designer boutique. Head to the Via del Corso for shoes, bags and clothes. High fashion can be found around Vias Condotti and Borgognona near the Spanish Steps. The Trastavere district is the spot for bohemian designs and the Porta Portese Sunday markets. For fresh produce and flowers, head to the Piazza del Campo dei Fiori. You can take a three hour escorted walking tour around Trastavere concluding at Campo dei Fiori.
Indulge your tastebuds in a feast of local cuisines. Dine at a trattoria located in a sunny town square and watch the passers-by or grab a slice of pizza from a street stall. Remember that if you sit down at the local cafe, the prize of your latte and lasagne could double. Grab it to go and find a spot to snack al-fresco.
The Grand Tiberio Hotel Rome is located in an exclusive residential area just ten minutes from the Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Basilica. Other sites such as Piazza di Spagna, The Forum and Villa Borghese are also close by. Rooms are large and bright with simple tasteful furnishing.
The Crowne Plaza Rome St Peter’s is set in a four hectare park close to the beautiful Villa Doria Pamphili and a few minutes to the Vatican City. Relax at the Saturnia Spa Heath and Fitness centre which offers a heated pool, turkish bath, massage and jacuzzi.
If you are travelling to Rome by train, there is a huge range of hotels in the Termini Station area The Aphrodite Hotel Rome offers a convenient location close to the main Termini and Metro stations. The guest rooms are simply furnished yet offer all modern conveniences. After a long day of touring the city, relax with a drink or snack on the terrace with deck lounges and beach umbrellas and enjoy the view of the Rome city skyline.
And don’t leave Rome without visiting the Trevi Fountain. Legend has it that tossing a coin over your shoulder in the waters, you will one day return to the Eternal City. Has anybody got any spare Euro?