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Know Before You Go: Rome, Italy

The ultimate city break, the Italian capital is a dreamy destination for culture, cuisine and climate. But before you book your holiday to Rome, check out our Travel Seen facts to know before you go…

A short flight from the UK, the allure of a city break in Rome entices with its luxury hotels, world-class restaurants and culture and history that’s uniquely its own.


Considering the city for your next European break? The Travel Seen team collated all the details they could think of to better inform your holiday to Rome…

Where is Rome?

The capital city of Italy and the Lazio region, Rome is centrally located in the country’s peninsular.

The many regions of the Italian mainland are diverse and intoxicating, from the hills of Tuscany to the cliffs of Amalfi. But wherever you are, all roads lead to Rome!

What is Rome like?

The Eternal City is a place unlike any other. Thanks to its astonishing history there is a new site of interest, architecture or monument to discover around every corner.

Home to the Vatican City, the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Palatine Hill and countless other wonders, it’s a city made for exploring.

This walk through history is enhanced by the city’s other attractions: top sporting events, high-end fashion boutiques and of course, the legendary food, wine, coffee and gelato.

"Rome is only a short flight away and it’s very easy to get around the city itself.  It is both a modern city and a museum city at the same time - truly earning its title The Eternal City,” Seen On Sarah told us on her return home from a Travel Seen holiday, staying at the Rome Cavalieri.

How do I get to Rome?

It will take you around 2hours and 45minutes to get to Rome from the UK, with regular direct flights into both Rome Fiumicino and Rome Ciampino airports.

Carriers offering direct flights from UK airports include: easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways, Jet2 and Vueling.

What is the weather like in Rome?

Like most cities in southern Europe you’ll find the summer months very hot in Rome. May and June offer warm weather in the twenties, with less chance of rain; similar to September and October although there’s more chance of rainfall then.

Winter and spring can be a great time to visit. Although there is more chance of rain, you’d be unlucky to see the temperature fall much below 10 degrees; ideal conditions for exploring the city on foot.

What is the food like in Rome?

One word: wow!

The Italian capital is known for its fine dining restaurants, authentic pizzerias, curbside cafes and gelato shops where mounds of delicious ice cream is piled high.

There’s variety in the authenticity too. From a simple spaghetti at a trattoria washed down with a glass of Italian red. To the dizzy heights of the only three Michelin star restaurant in Rome at the Rome Cavalieri hotel.

Facts about Rome for travellers

Language: Italian

Time zone: GMT + 1 hours

Currency: Euro

Visas: British travellers only require a valid passport to travel to Italy for a holiday. However, be sure to check your passport’s expiry after new regulations were recently brought in. Your Travel Seem specialist can support you with all the necessary information.

Best for: Safe and sociable, Rome is an excellent destination for solo travellers. There’s definitely a feeling of love in this city too, making it a dreamy destination for two and one of Europe’s favourite cities to propose in. Older children will enjoy the constant history lesson and copious amounts of ice cream. Though younger ones may find all the walking tiring, and be minded that the city isn’t particularly pushchair friendly in places with its many steps and cobbled streets.


Will there be Covid restrictions in place at my Rome hotel?

As with all destinations, you should check with your Travel Seen specialist about the latest guidance before you go; as Covid-19 requirements change regularly.

At the time of writing this blog, Rome Cavalieri had the following policy for its guests: “In accordance with current Italian government regulations, access to the hotel, outlets and services will be granted only to those who possess a “super” green pass, an accepted proof of vaccination or proof of recovery from COVID-19.”

In public spaces where social distancing of 1m is not guaranteed hotel guests must wear a face mask, as required by the Italian government.

Did you know?
  • It’s estimated that 3,000 Euros a day are thrown into the Trevi Fountain.
  • There is a National Museum of Pasta in Rome.
  • The Sistine Chapel’s famous Michelangelo ceiling was given a 10-year-long cleaning and restoration in the late 1980s/early 1990s.  


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