The Italian Capital of Culture

A city where exceptional art, breathtaking history and exquisite food all converge. Your guide to Rome, and the best things to do in this beautiful city.

They call it the Eternal City, founded in the 8th century BC – and without doubt Rome’s power to mesmerise comes from its extraordinary history.

Walking through the Roman Forum on the same stones Caesar once walked can be awe-inspiring. But Rome is no museum piece: its exuberant nightlife, vibrant cafe culture and superb cuisine are just as magical. Eating gelato by the Trevi Fountain, watching the sun set from the Spanish Steps and joining the revellers at Piazza Navona on balmy evenings are just some of the best things to do in Rome.

Attractions in Rome

The Colosseum

Yes, keep the nearly 2,000-year-old Colosseum at the top of your list of things to see in Rome. Partially reconstructed, it’s even easier to imagine yourself back in its heyday as the famed arena for gladiator fights and mock sea battles. Book an Underground Tour to explore areas not open to the public, including a network of passageways and trap doors used to hoist animals and gladiators up to the arena floor, plus the Colosseum’s third ring, offering wonderful views of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

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