A trip to Rome

A trip to Rome is essential for lovers of history. Your first stop should be a visit to the ancient and awe-inspiring Colosseum, built in AD72 to allow over 55,000 spectators to enjoy the thrill of a gladiatorial battle. Here, you’ll also find the famous Arch of Constantine, a spectacular arch erected in AD315. Then there’s the ruined Roman Forum, previously the commercial and social heartland of Rome, and the Pantheon – a Roman temple dedicated to the pagan gods, and the most preserved of all the buildings of Ancient Rome.

You should also make time for a trip to Vatican City, the Papal Residence, where Catholics all over the world gather. It’s also home to the Sistine Chapel, whose ceiling was famously painted by renowned artist Michelangelo, and the beautiful Vatican Gardens – it’s well worth taking the chance of a trip around the fountains, ponds and enclosures of this peaceful space.

However, the city is also famous for its unending choice of fantastic places to meet and socialise. A trip to Rome offers clubbers a choice of exclusive clubs and bars such as Enocentrico, Nazca and Neo Club, while the Piazza Navona and Via Della Pace feature many chic wine bars and restaurants where, of course, you can find some of the finest pizza and pasta dishes imaginable.

A trip to Rome is also perfect for those seeking to spend, spend, spend. The Piazza di Spagna features many exclusive boutiques offering high-class labels including Prada and Gucci, while the centre of the city is where the largest and liveliest markets are located, selling clothing, food and all kinds of bric a brac – but they open at 7am, so arrive early for the best bargains.

Rome is the perfect place for a trip, where you can take in some history and enjoy some intoxicating nightlife. We recommend you pencil in a visit to this beautiful city on your itinerary.