Annabelle's verdict
It wasn’t built in a day, nor can Rome be seen in a weekend – unless you want to charge around like a headless gladiator. Limit your choices by focussing on an area of the city such as the Centro Storico around Piazza Navona with its Renaissance palaces and Baroque fountains. For a retail fix, the stylish Via Condotti is nearby. Head to atmospheric Trastevere for an authentic taste of life in Rome.

Recommended travel company: ExpertoItaly

ExpertoItaly says

In addition to its jaw-dropping ancient monuments, medieval churches, fountains, museums and Renaissance palaces, modern Rome earns its position as Italy’s capital. It is a unique, exciting, bustling and lively city with beautiful people, incredible food and fabulous night-life.

Rome has all the ingredients for the perfect break, ideal for all age groups whether it’s a romantic escape with your other half, a cultural family adventure or a solo pilgrimage – Rome is the city everyone should have on their bucket-list.

No matter when you visit, there are always special events in the Eternal City from classical music to art exhibitions, street markets to theatre.

When it comes to somewhere to stay, we have selected a choice of 3 centrally-located hotels, each in a great location and distinctive character.

Hotel Lunetta for example is a gem of a place close to the Campo di Fiori and the charming Trastevere district. We love the rooftop garden and bar, the spa facilities and sleek design.

It’s all about location at The Inn at the Spanish Steps – location and fantastic service. We love the combination of an 18th century townhouse exterior and 21st century comforts within.

The Monti Palace Hotel  is just steps away from the Colosseum and Piazza Venezia. Relax with a glass of your favourite drink in the atmospheric library bar or on the rooftop terrace.

Our three-night breaks in Rome cost from under £500 per person including private transfers (flights extra). Find out more about our collection of short breaks in Rome and two-centre ideas such as our Rome and Naples holiday.

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