City Break: Rome
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City Break: Rome
Roma! History, culture, romance and food to die for are what instantly spring to mind. As one of the world’s leading city of culture, Rome unashamedly boasts more than 3,000 years of diverse attractions. There’s no excuse to not treat your five senses to all that this beautiful metropolis has to offer. From kick-starting your day with the perfect espresso, to visiting spectacular landmarks, here are our top 5 hotspots.
Rome | Navy & Sand
Before we start, lets not forget that one staple travel bag which will carry you through to our favourite hotspots. A trip to Rome calls for our Rome handbag. Featuring adjustable straps and secret compartments, this ideal weekend bag will support all your day essentials. The best bit – our multifunctional design will transform your shoulder bag into a chic clutch bag. Perfect for that evening look as you head out in search for the perfect bouquet of wines!
Rome - Shoulder / Clutch Bag
All about the Espresso
Lets start the day with the perfect coffee. Whether your preferences consist of skinny lattes, or extra foam double shot cappuccinos, ordering a standard coffee in the city’s capital is an espresso. Don’t stress though, delve into the Italian way of drinking coffee (never after 11am) and sip away whilst you contemplate on your first pit stop: The Coliseum. Creating their own secret blend since 1938, here is our top pick –
Sant’Eustachio Il Caffe.
Perhaps one of the most iconic and well-preserved tourist attractions of Rome, The Coliseum was built to host more than 50,000 excitable spectators to witness entertainment, performances and sports. Built by bare hands from concrete and sand, it is a spectacular view of history to observe. Located in the center of Rome, you are truly at the heart of it all!
A little Al Fresco
Get ready to eat a lot of pizza (or Penne Arabiata if pasta is more up your street). Rome offers your hungry senses to an array of mouth-watering, traditional Italian cuisine. After stepping into the gladiator era, treat yourself to some tantalising food just around the corner. Take a short 5-minute stroll to Ristorante Colosseo “Luzzi”, who are well renowned for their classic wood-oven cooked pizzas. Pasta dishes are on the menu for those who are in the mood for pasta.
A Walk Amongst the Gods
Claimed by Michelangelo as “The work of angels”, The Pantheon is an extraordinary structure to see. The impressive design and proportions are a distinctive representation of the architecture of the Roman Empire. Feel divine as you walk amongst the temple that historically was built for the Gods. Including the best local gelato!
Experience a true Roman market and visit the Campo de Fiori. Surrounded by beautiful palaces, this square offers vegetable and fruits, flower shops, ham and cheese to enjoy at your hotel, as well as souvenirs and general merchandise. Near the square, there are also boutique and antique shops, so don’t forget to bring back a tangible remembrance. Including that cute bottle of Limencello!
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