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Rome Destination guide

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Rome in a way like no other.
When in Europe, you simply cannot resist following the road to Rome. Once the capital of the world, few cities can rival bella Roma for its monumental history, artistic wonders, delicious cuisine and dolce vita lifestyle. Our Rome holidays will show you all the very best things to do in Rome, starting with the icons like the ancient Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, the Trevi Fountain and the treasures of Vatican City like St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. We’ll also uncover the hidden gems of this vibrant city, and you’ll slip down secret alleyways, stumble upon gorgeous piazzas, and taste the very best gelato, pizza and pasta in the local’s favourite spots. Whether you want to see the centuries-old ruins and the masterpieces of Michelangelo, or soak up the city’s buzzing bar and café scene with an aperitivo in hand, the reasons to visit the Eternal City are truly endless. 
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"There are so many wow moments in Rome and you've really got to see all the ancient masterpieces with your own eyes to believe it. After hopping around all the icons, don't forget to take a step back with a gelato in hand and embrace 'la dolce far niente' - the sweetness of doing nothing."
Travel Director
Rome at a glance
With a monumental history, artistic wonders, mouthwatering cuisine and a dolce vita lifestyle, few cities can rival the Eternal CIty. If you want to go from the ancient wonders like the Colosseum, to the treasures of the Vatican, to the secret piazzas and local gelaterias, join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and follow the iconic road to Rome.
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What to pack for Rome

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Italian phrasebook

You’ll find it easier to connect with the locals after learning a few phrases in their mother tongue, and you’ll love the feel of speaking this passionate language.

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A fancy outfit

The Romans are famous for their chic and effortless dress sense, and if you’re looking to spend a night on the town, be sure to dress the part with your own elegant outfit.

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Good walking shoes

One of the best parts of a Rome holiday is wandering the streets and piazzas, so bring a comfortable pair of walking shoes that can take on the cobblestone streets.

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A blank journal

You’ll find pockets of inspiration at every turn in Rome, and a notebook will come in handy for collecting special memories, creative sketches and traditional Italian recipes.

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Room in your suitcase

From the boutiques of Monti to the delicious market finds, be sure to leave room in your suitcase for all your special souvenirs, like a bottle of your favourite Roman wine.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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