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Italy
Lazio
Rome
13 September 2022 | 3 nights | 2 people
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Rome: deluxe break w/flights
£166pp

Accom only • Flights inc

3-nights • November

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About Rome

The 'Eternal City': a living history of Western Civilisation from its birth, through the Renaissance to the modern day in an unbroken thread of 3,000 years, this Italian holiday offers a breathtaking abundance of art, architecture, monuments and ruins.

Food and drink

Italian food may have spanned the globe but there’s far more on offer than just pizza and pasta. Roman cuisine is rich and varied, from traditional and earthy dishes originating in the meat markets, through the classic spaghetti alla carbonara, to more than one hundred different flavours of ice cream. Pecorino romano and ricotta are the city’s favourite cheeses, while a platter of delicious antipasti will reflect whatever is in season at the local markets.

A bruschetta topped with tomatoes or artichoke makes a quick snack; for a real Roman experience try visiting the authentic area of Trastevere, full of trattorias and pizzerias offering alfresco dining opportunities during the long summer evenings.

Local wines to try include the crisp white Frascati, and the Est! Est! Est! wine, taking its name (‘Here it is!’) from the words written on a wine shop door by a medieval papal messenger sent to find the best one in town!

Shopping

In one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, the shopping will not disappoint. As to be expected, Italy’s top designers are out in force, mostly around the Via Condotti at the bottom of the Spanish Steps - Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and more - but part of the appeal of shopping in Rome is finding treasures to take home that are uniquely Roman and not available elsewhere.

Best buys include leather goods, in particular gloves in rainbow colours from tiny boutiques in hidden corners, ceramics and handicrafts, not to mention gorgeous, handmade stationery. Or try the Sunday morning flea market at the Porta Portese for something different.

When to visit

If you're planning a holiday in Rome, our top picks for the best time to travel would be February and October

February

Italy is perfect for a Valentine getaway. Still a little cool, though warmer than the UK, it makes an ideal weekend destination to break up the winter months.

October

Rome in October is the perfect time to visit. The crowds have dispersed and while the temperatures have fallen, it's still a very pleasant 18°C - perfect for exploring.

Things to do in Rome

Books inspired by Rome

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Rome holiday

The Talented Mr Ripley

Patricia Highsmith

Travelscoop's Stuart's favourite novel about the ultimate likeable anti-hero. Tom Ripley is talented and scheming with a burning ambition for success that he's prepared to kill for. A gripping psychological thriller which forces the reader to question why they're willing him to get away with it. Italy forms the wonderful backdrop - and it'll make you want to go!

Those Who Walk Away

Patricia Highsmith

A well-written, tense novel in which the dead bride's father-in-law is convinced the grieving husband killed her and becomes obsessed with vengeance. Set in Rome and the streets and canals of Venice, a deadly game of cat-and-mouse builds as each becomes the hunter and the hunted.

Rome Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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3rd August 2022 by PommieTravels

Food in Rome: 16 Best foods to try in Rome

The Italian capital of Rome is not only known for boasting some of the most famous historical sights in the world, it’s also the home of some really great food. In addition to the classic Italian foods, Rome has some unique dishes specific to the city. Typically food from Rome is simple and basic, yet rich in flavour, and ingredients are based on the seasons. Ingredients used in Roman cuisine include meat, Pecorino and ricotta cheeses, and fresh vegetables such as globe artichokes. The food...

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31st May 2022 by Budget Traveller

Best things to do in Rome, according to locals

My first impression of the eternal city was not the best one. I found it noisy, too much traffic and overcrowded with tourists at all the key sightseeing spots. However falling in love with Rome is a bit like appreciating a bottle of fine old wine. Older you grow, the better it tastes, the more you appreciate its ageing gnarled beauty. One way I grew to love Rome is to get up early and explore the city by foot. There’s something ethereal, almost illicit about the beauty of walking the empty...

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19th May 2022 by She Get's Around

Everything I ate during a long weekend in Rome

If I tell you that I recently got back from Rome, the first thing that you’ll probably want to know is a comprehensive list of everything I ate during a long weekend in Rome and the absolute best food to eat across the city. At least, that’s the first question that I’d be asking. When you think about a holiday in Rome, there’s two things that’ll probably come to mind first: History and food....

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26th April 2022 by She Get's Around

Rome on a budget – Itinerary for a day in Rome for under €30

If you’re thinking of visiting Rome, and you’re on a budget then check out Jose’s itinerary for a day in Rome for under €30! Rome has firmly secured itself a spot on my top 10 favourite places to visit in Europe. Amongst the obvious plus points – stunning architecture, rich history and unbelievable food – there is another big benefit, which is ideal for the Gen Z who has just started renting their own home. It’s surprisingly cheap to spend a day there. ...

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1st October 2021 by Inside the Travel Lab

Florence or Rome: which city for your next trip?

When it comes to planning a city break to Italy, it’s easy to get stuck on picking the city. Between the romance of Venice, the chic of Milan and the sass of Naples, you could spend weeks travelling around Italy and still not have seen it all. And that’s not an empty phrase. I’ve tested it, I’ve tried! More times than is decent to mention....

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12th February 2021 by Andy

Cheapest places to holiday in October

October is off-season in many of the world’s top destinations, which means fantastic news for your travel budget! You’ll find great package deals to beach destinations where the sun is still shining, cheaper hotels in big cities and savings on long-haul flights.Check out our top picks for October holidays and be sure to stay up-to-date with our weekly deals, to catch some great bargains.Beach HolidaysDon’t despair about autumn weather in October, as it’s still warm enough for a sunny...

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27th April 2021 by Inside the Travel Lab

The best area to stay in Rome: A cheat sheet on where to stay in the Eternal City

Wondering where to start when it comes to finding the best area to stay in Rome? Here's our inside guide to the best neighbourhoods in Rome to help you out. There's even a map as well. Looking for a quick answer? My top pick for the best neighbourhood in Rome for first time visitors Trastevere. It avoids the crush of the centre, offers authenticity with a splash of romantic charm, and is well connected to the rest of the city. It also has great food....

Weather in Rome

Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Rome

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January
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February
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March
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April
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June
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July
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August
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September
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October
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November
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December