City Breaks to Rome
From Vatican City to the Coliseum, bargain city breaks to Rome are a total cultural experience from beginning to end. One of the top choices for European city breaks, at Co-operative Travel we offer Rome breaks to suit every budget, from luxury spa hotels in the city centre, to cheap accommodation in traditional villa guest houses.
Cheap Rome city breaks invariably start with a visit to the Coliseum, closely followed by the Pantheon, Spanish Steps and Castel Sant’Angelo, also known as Hadrian’s Mole. Originally the mausoleum of the emperor Hadrian and his family, it was converted to a papal fortress in the 14th century.
The capital of Italy and seat of the Holy Roman Empire (from 962 to 1806) Rome city breaks are saturated in history, with an archaeological heritage spanning more than 2500years. All romantic weekend breaks should include the Trevi fountain, an 18th century Baroque masterpiece marking the culmination of an ancient aqueduct – one of several originally installed by the Romans to bring fresh water to the city. Much of ancient Rome was laid to waste during the medieval period, but during the Roman Renaissance of the 15th century it became the fashion to “do as the ancient Romans did.”
Last minute Rome city breaks are rich with Renaissance imagery. Villas, gardens, palaces, basilicas and artworks of every kind ensure you are kept busy during your short stay. Topping them all is the Sistine Chapel – the jewel in the Vatican City crown. Of course, the modern side of Rome is equally vivid, with some of the best music venues, restaurants and shopping malls in Italy.
With Rome package city breaks available throughout the year, at Co-operative Travel we guarantee it’s a city you’ll want to return to, again and again.