Tom's trip to Rome

By Tom Burke

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Rome stands as a living testament to centuries of history, art, and culinary delights, and I feel so lucky to have gotten the opportunity to visit. The Eternal City is unlike any other, with something for every type of traveller.

Location

Rome, the capital city of Italy, is located in the central-western part of the country along the Tiber River. With its rich history, architectural wonders, and cultural treasures, Rome remains a global icon and a top destination for travelers seeking a blend of ancient charm and modern vibrancy. I travelled to Rome with Aer Lingus and stayed in the city centre, so it only took about 40 minutes to get there.

What I Loved

My favourite thing about Rome was all the sightseeing opportunities available there. From the iconic Colosseum, where echoes of gladiator battles linger, to the majestic Vatican City, home to the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, every corner of Rome has something fascinating waiting to be discovered.

Activities & Places to See

  • Toss a coin into the Travi Fountain and make a wish, then take in the beauty of the cascading water.
  • Immerse yourself in the elegance of Piazza Navona, home to beautiful fountains and lively street performers.
  • Climb the Spanish Steps for a panoramic view of Rome and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Piazza di Spagna.

Shopping

Rome is a haven for shopaholics! From the best luxury fashion brands to high street retailers to traditional markets selling Italian foods & crafts, there’s plenty of shopping to be done on the streets of the Eternal City.

Bars & Restaurants

Foodies are sure to appreciate the culinary delights available on a visit to Rome. It’s the perfect place to sample authentic Italian dishes, including pizzas, pastes & tiramisus. Don’t be afraid to wander away from the main streets too - the local neighborhoods are filled with hidden gems. Whether you're in the mood for traditional Italian fare or contemporary cocktails, Rome has a plethora of options to satisfy your culinary cravings.

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