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Rome

Our 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. Stay in Trastevere for a taste of the real Rome.

Recommended travel company: i-escape

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i-escape 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 offer a range of  hand-picked boutique hotels and cool apartments from under £100 to over £700 per night.

Hotel Santa Maria for example is a little gem of a place in the charming Trastevere district. They have family suites as well as cosy doubles and we love the terrace for long, lazy breakfasts before a day’s sightseeing.

It’s all about location at the CasaCau Apartments too, a former 16th century palazzo set just steps away from the Trevi Fountain and oozing glamour.

Find out more about our collection of boutique hotels in Rome.

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