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Annabelle Thorpe

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

Recommended tour operator: Inghams Italy

The River TiberThe ColiseumHotel Victoria

Inghams Italy 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 ten hand picked three- to five-star hotels.

Hotel Victoria is consistently our bestseller. Family-run since 1899, we love the hotel’s warmth and charm – and the gorgeous roof top terrace. The location is stunning too, just off the Via Veneto with views over the Villa Borghese Gardens.

It’s all about location at the Ludovisi Palace too, set in a 1900s palazzo in the heart of the city.

Find out more about our short breaks in Rome.

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