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Rome City Break -  3 Nights
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Rome City Break - 3 Nights

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Rome is just about the perfect location for a city break. With a rich history, fantastic food and some of the most iconic architecture in the world, the 'Eternal City' has it all

Rome’s history goes back over two and a half thousand years and is one of the oldest continually occupied cities in Europe. It has been the capital of Italy since 1870 and has held the seat of the Papacy since the 8th century. Along with Florence, it was also one of the centres of the Italian Renaissance. 

 

This trip will include a walking tour of Ancient Rome which include St Peter in Chain Basilica, The Colosseum and the Roman Forum, Venice Square, Capitol Hill and the Trevi fountain.  There will also be plenty of time to enjoy the city at your own pace. Come with us and discover this wonderful city for yourself on this fantastic 3-night break.

Coach transfer to and from Belfast (Glengall Street) to Dublin Airport on selected dates. 

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)     
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Flight Duration
Flight is approximately 3 hours. 
Climate

The climate is generally pleasant; warm and sunny in spring and autumn and hot and dry in summer.

Food & Drink

From the humble trattoria to the grander ristorante, Rome offers a great choice of places to eat and drink. It’s worth noting the two-tier pricing system in bars and cafes; to eat or drink sitting down will cost more than standing up. On the bill for your sit-down meal, expect to pay Pane e Coperto (small charge for bread and ‘cover’).

Some Roman specialties to try; Bucatini all’Amatriciana (long pasta with tomato, cured pork cheek and Pecorino cheese), Saltimbocca (veal wrapped in cured ham), and Trippa alla Romana, slow cooked tripe in rich tomato sauce – more delicious than it sounds! Accompany your meal with a chilled Frascati, or the red Cesanase del Piglio, from the Lazio region. 

Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €1.45
  • Beer: €4.00
  • Glass of wine: €3.50
  • Light Lunch: €12.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.00
  • Bottled Water: €1.00
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

A Time in Rome by Elizabeth Bowen

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Holiday highlights

Colosseum

Construction of the Colosseum was started by Vespasian in 72 AD, in the grounds of Nero's private Domus Aurea. The 50,000-seat arena was used to stage spectacular gladiatorial games in front of bloodthirsty spectators.  The name Colosseum refers to the Colosso di Nerone, a giant statue of Nero that stood nearby.

St. Peter in Chains Basilica

Saint Peter in Chains Basilica, which is best known for housing Michelangelo’s statue of Moses, part of the tomb of Pope Julius II. It took Michelangelo over 40 years to complete from 1505 to 1545. The basilica was founded in the 5th century to house the chains that bound St. Peter in Jerusalem and they remain in the basilica to this day. 

The Trevi Fountain

The spectacular Fontana di Trevi was completed by Nicola Salvi in 1762. It is located in the heart of Rome's historic centre in Trevi Square near the Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona.

When in Rome

A trip to the Italian capital wouldn't be complete without spending time in one of its beautiful piazzas. Relax over an excellent coffee or a cooling ice cream, and spend some time ‘people watching’. You’ll pay a little more for your refreshments in Piazza Navona than you would in a quiet back street, but you’ll be rewarded by the views, and the ‘dolce vita’ atmosphere!

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)     
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Flight Duration
Flight is approximately 3 hours. 
Climate

The climate is generally pleasant; warm and sunny in spring and autumn and hot and dry in summer.

Food & Drink

From the humble trattoria to the grander ristorante, Rome offers a great choice of places to eat and drink. It’s worth noting the two-tier pricing system in bars and cafes; to eat or drink sitting down will cost more than standing up. On the bill for your sit-down meal, expect to pay Pane e Coperto (small charge for bread and ‘cover’).

Some Roman specialties to try; Bucatini all’Amatriciana (long pasta with tomato, cured pork cheek and Pecorino cheese), Saltimbocca (veal wrapped in cured ham), and Trippa alla Romana, slow cooked tripe in rich tomato sauce – more delicious than it sounds! Accompany your meal with a chilled Frascati, or the red Cesanase del Piglio, from the Lazio region. 

Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €1.45
  • Beer: €4.00
  • Glass of wine: €3.50
  • Light Lunch: €12.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.00
  • Bottled Water: €1.00
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

A Time in Rome by Elizabeth Bowen

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 - Travel to Italy

Morning

Travel to Italy

Upon arrival in Rome, you will be met at the airport by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport, before being transferred to your hotel. 

Day 2 - Rome

Morning

Walking Tour of Ancient and Baroque Rome

After breakfast, you will begin your holiday with a walking tour around the city accompanied by your expert local guide. You will visit Saint Peter in Chains Basilica, which is best known for housing Michelangelo’s statue of Moses, part of the tomb of Pope Julius II. It took Michaelangelo over 40 years to complete from 1505 to 1545. The basilica was founded in the 5th century to house the chains that bound St. Peter in Jerusalem and they remain in the basilica to this day.  From here you will move on to The Colosseum, which is one of the greatest examples of Roman architecture and the largest amphitheatre in the world. Beside this you will find the Roman Forum, which was originally a marketplace and is surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings.  From here continue towards Venice Square (Piazza Venezia), which is where many of the main thoroughfares of the city intersect. It stands at the foot of Capitol Hill and next to Trajan’s Forum, which was the last of the Imperial fora to be constructed in Rome. Here you can find the monument to Vittorio Emanuele II who was the first king of Italy.  Finally you will make your way around to the iconic Trevi Fountain. This wonder of architecture is a staggering 26 metres high and 49 metres wide and is one of the most famous fountains in the world. Be sure to throw a coin into the water for good luck. An estimated three thousand Euros are thrown in each day and the money has been used to subsidize a supermarket for the disadvantaged citizens of the capital. 

Afternoon

At Leisure

In the afternoon you will be free to explore the city at your own pace. Why not visit the Spanish Steps and the Piazza di Spagna, which is one of the most popular shopping districts in the city and one of Rome’s top tourist attractions. 

Day 3 - At Leisure

Full Day

At Leisure

Day 3 can be spent at your leisure with many other attractions to see. You could visit the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, which is the official residence of the Pope. Here you can view Michelangelo’s most famous work, which changed the course of Western art. We would advise that you get there early as long queues will form from early morning.  For art lovers we suggest you visit the Museo e Galleria Borghese, which houses paintings by Caravaggio, Botticelli and Raphael. We suggest you call ahead and pre-book this “queen of all private art collections”.  If you would like to spend some more time outdoors why not visit the Piazza Novona, which is Rome’s most celebrated square. The piazza holds three fountains and is usually full of street artists and hawkers. 

Day 4 - Return Home

Morning

Return Home

You will be transferred to the airport with guide assistance for your flight home.

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

Customer reviews

April 2014

I'd like simply to say how much I enjoyed my recent holiday in The Eternal City. I was very pleased with the Hotel, the itinerary and the organization. A special word of thanks is due to our very helpful and competent Guide, Irene… was extremely knowledgeable, explained everything very clearly and added touches of humour.

John McGeorge, Clare
 

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Hotel Albani Roma 4

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Hotel address
Hotel Albani Roma
Via Adda, 45 - 00198 Roma


Rome
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Courtyard by Marriott Rome Central Park 4

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This modern, comfortable hotel is located near the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and Gemelli Polyclinic.  It offers access to Vatican City and many other attractions in the historic centre of Rome, by means of a regular shuttle service (a nominal charge applies).  Guests can also take advantage of an onsite restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner.

Hotel address
Courtyard by Marriott Rome Central Park
Via Giuseppe Moscati 7


Rome
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