Need to put a bit of Latin passion back in your life?
Bank on the Eternal City to give you a full-frontal booster of la dolce vita. Rome is a feast for all the senses in every respect, with history, pre-history and the pontiff himself, all served-up in a stylish 21st century wrapper.
|Time zone:||GMT +1 hour (GMT +2 hours in summer)|
|Flight Time:||2 hours 45|
|Holiday type:||City break|
|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 15.4°C
Rainfall: 802.9mm a year
|Airport Name||Code||Distance to City|
|Fiumicino (Leonardo Da Vinci)||FCO||16 miles|
In a city of must-sees, the recently restored Sistine Chapel ceiling – Michelangelo’s ultimate masterpiece – will take your breath away. But the dress code is strict. Gentlemen, like the Old Master himself, must wear long trousers. Everyone should keep their shoulders covered.
Must eat at:
For a heart-stopping view of the Eternal City, make a booking with Mirabelle, the Michelin-starred restaurant with a panoramic rooftop terrace all of its own.
Must be there for:
The highly unusual (and thoroughly post-modern) Blessing of the Cars every March at the Santa Francesca Romana church near the Coliseum offers divine intercession and protection for pious drivers!
- If you’re visiting the main Roman sites such as the Forum and the Coliseum in mid-summer, go in the morning – not only will you miss the crowds, but the summer sun won’t be on your back.
- Although Rome is a walkable city, it’s built on hills (7 of them) and it’s advisable to wear a pair of trainers for some of the more challenging hikes!
British citizens do not need a visa to visit Italy.
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