The fascinating ambiance of times gone by
Rome is full of old buildings – it’s like taking a trip back in time. The Colosseum, for instance, is the largest amphitheatre ever built in the Roman Empire. The Vatican also contains many lovely old buildings. They say that St Peter’s Basilica is the most beautiful church in the world – have a look and decide for yourself. This mini-state holds astonishing art by the masters, like Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. Rome is the ideal destination for a city trip and the perfect starting point for a longer holiday in Italy: Book a flight to Rome now!
Rome leaves you hungry for more
Life revolves around food in Italy and that certainly holds true in Rome too. Enjoy the double cooling effect of a gelato at the Trevi Fountain. Or find a nice restaurant near the Spanish Steps, one of the most romantic places in the world. Fancy something fresh? Then Rome is the place to be. Go to the Piazza San Cosimato market, for delicious fruits, vegetables and other produce.
Flights to Rome for a unique city trip
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The Forum Romanum is one of the highlights of Rome. Its location in the city centre allows visitors to travel centuries back in time. Although the Forum may initially seem like a random collection of bricks, arches, pillars and statues, appearances can be deceiving: This was the centre of ancient Rome in its heyday. Below are…
The most famous and perhaps most impressive structure in Rome is the Coliseum. This concrete, peat and brick amphitheatre from the Roman era accommodated over 50,000 spectators and was built by slaves for Emperor Vespasian. The total building process of the 50-metre ‘il Colosseo’ took around eight years, from 72 to 80 AD.
No visit to Rome can possibly be complete without a trip to Vatican City. With a surface area of just under 500 square metres, this is the smallest country in the world. The spiritual centre of the Roman Catholic church is a city state that anyone can enter without a passport. With only 800 official residents, the Pope’s home…
The impressive Pantheon – originally built in 27 BC – is the best preserved structure from the Roman era. In later centuries it served as a burial site, including for the 19th century Italian monarchs Victor Emmanuel II and Umberto I, as well as for the renowned painter Raphael. Nowadays, the Pantheon is used as a church.
In 1730 Pope Clement XII organised a competition for architects to design a fountain and set no specific rules or conditions. Nicola Salvi’s winning design showed the ocean and its divine ruler Neptune. Construction started in 1732, but Salvi never managed to complete it before…
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