ROMEWith its abundance of architectural and artistic riches, Rome celebrates more than 2 500 years of history. Nicknamed the Eternal City , Italy’s vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. Archaeological remains from ancient Rome like the Colosseum, the Palazzo Farnese, an important High Renaissance palace, Baroque fountains such as the Trevi fountain, and the treasures of the Vatican City such as St Peter’s Basilica vie for your attention in this open-air museum. Enjoy prestigious boutiques on via Condotti while strolling past the famed Spanish Steps, or relax on street side cafes on beautiful piazzas. Gorge on arts and culture as you savour perfectly roasted coffee and you will realise, Rome is one of the world’s most inspiring capitals.
Enjoy an exciting and engaging experience visiting the iconic Colosseum and exploring not only the arena but the underground and third level as well, which is closed to the general public with your personal Engish-speaking guide who will enable you to skip the long queues. Thereafter, explore Palantine Hill, the Roman Forum and the Farnese Gardens.
Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Vatican with a private guide to explain its intriguing history while you view magnificent works by the greats, such as Michelangelo’s awe-inspiring work on the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling and the Dome and Pieta in St. Peter’s Basilica. Should you wish this tour can also be offered after hours with doors opened especially for you.
Go on an enchanting journey through the historic cobbled streets of the eternal city with a private English-speaking guide. See Emporer Trajan’s private Forum, the Trevi Fountain, the beautiful Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and more.
Escape the bustle of the city and discover the beauty of Tivoli with a visit to its two majestic grand villas – the architectural wonder of the 2nd-century ruins of Hadrian’s Villa, and the beautifully grand villa, Villa d’Este, one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture and the Italian Renaissance garden, both UNESCO World Heritage sights, with you own private English-speaking driver and guide.
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CUISINE & CLUB OPTIONSExclusive Dinner or Club Reservations
Allow us to reserve a private table for you at a restaurant or club of your choice subject to availability. Enjoy the finest of dining at the spectacular Ristorante Il Pagliaccio, La Pergola or Ristorante Pastificio San Lorenzo and experience exclusive nightlife at La Maison or Jackie O.
WEATHERRome’s weather varies from very hot in the summer to distinctly cool in the winter, and rather damp in the autumn. However, the weather is rarely severe or disruptive, and so your preferred season for visiting Rome will largely depend on what you want to get from your holiday.
Holy Week and Spring
Holy week and Easter are extremely busy times in Rome, as large crowds are drawn to the Vatican and the Holy See. Although it can be hectic and expensive, this is an excellent time to visit to see Rome at its vibrant best.
Temperatures in March and April tend to be a comfortable 15-18°C but it can rain on as many as 1 in 3 days, so take a lightweight jacket or an umbrella. As the spring flowers bloom, Rome’s parks become especially beautiful, and it’s often the perfect weather for picnics.
High summer in Rome
Guidebooks will often tell you to avoid Rome in August, for several reasons. Firstly, the heat – temperatures can reach 30°C, but it will feel hotter because of the urban heat effect. Secondly because Romans themselves tend to desert the city, leading to a somewhat artificial and touristy experience.
Having said that, prices tend to be lower in high summer, and there are many outdoor events and cultural experiences to enjoy. There will still be crowds, but they’ll be mostly foreign visitors rather than locals.
If you’re a fan of Italian cuisine, autumn is the best time to visit Rome. As the harvest comes in, the restaurants come to life and the local markets team with mushrooms, truffles and other delicacies.
The weather in Rome during the autumn months can be quite wet, with around 4 inches of rain each month, and rain every few days on average. However, temperatures are still pleasantly mild and the historic sites are less crowded, so this is definitely an appealing time of year for your Roman visit.
A Roman Christmas
December is a fascinating time of year to visit Rome, as the city’s Catholic and religious roots really shine. Christmas lights decorate the city and nativity scenes are everywhere. Outdoor cafes offer mulled wine and hot chocolate, and most of Rome’s sights and attractions remain open during the winter months. December temperatures range between 4 and 8°C, so much cooler than the rest of the year, and the rain continues every few days. Take a sweater and an umbrella, but don’t allow the weather to put you off discovering the delights of the Eternal City.