Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
27th May 2016
Perfect place for short break. It had everything to keep both my wife and myself entertained. The great thing about Roe is you are able to explore the city on foot and literally walk the beautiful streets of this ancient city.
We stayed at the Radisson Blu, a wonderful contemporary and clean with an urban feel to it. There is a great spa. It is literally within walking distance of Rome's favorite attractions like the Colosseum, the Opera House and the Forum ruins. We will most definitely stay there again the next time we are in Rome.
We visited St Peter's Basilicawhich is gorgeous and well worth the queues. It has so much history and opulence to absorb. It also has amazing artwork such as Michelangelo's Pietà, his soaring dome and also Bernini's 29m-high baldachin over the papal altar
Another beautiful place we visited was the Colosseum. A great reminder of the great history of Rome. You can picture the great gladiators in this arena and the crowds cheering on. One of the most magnificent sites l have seen.
Rome's great gladiatorial arena is the
The restaurants and cafès are an absolute must so you can get an authentic expresso or latte as well as that italian cuisine. You've never had spagbol quite like that from an Italian restaurant in Italy. And of course for the wine lovers there are a lot of great wine spots to hit
Rome has so many art museums but l have to make mention of Borghese Gallery which is said to host the ‘queen of all private art collections'. So many great art pieces to see with paintings by Raphael, Caravaggio and Titian on display with an added bonus of some of Bernini's eye catchin sculptures.
We tried to pack as much as possible into the trip but left so much unexplored.
The hardest part of the trip was leaving such a beautiful city.