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Easter in Rome - 5 Nights

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Rome is just about the perfect location for a city break. With a rich history, fantastic food and some of the most iconic architecture in the world, the 'Eternal City' has it all.

Rome’s history goes back over two and a half thousand years and is one of the oldest continually occupied cities in Europe. It has been the capital of Italy since 1870 and has held the seat of the Papacy since the 8th century. Along with Florence, it was also one of the centres of the Italian Renaissance. 

 

This trip will include a walking tour of Ancient Rome which include St Peter in Chain Basilica, The Colosseum and the Roman Forum, Venice Square, Capitol Hill and the Trevi fountain.  There will also be plenty of time to enjoy the city at your own pace. Come with us and discover this wonderful city for yourself on this fantastic 5-night break. 

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)     
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Flight Duration
Flight is approximately 3 hours. 
Climate

The climate is generally pleasant; warm and sunny in spring and autumn and hot and dry in summer.

Food & Drink

From the humble trattoria to the grander ristorante, Rome offers a great choice of places to eat and drink. It’s worth noting the two-tier pricing system in bars and cafes; to eat or drink sitting down will cost more than standing up. On the bill for your sit-down meal, expect to pay Pane e Coperto (small charge for bread and ‘cover’).

Some Roman specialties to try; Bucatini all’Amatriciana (long pasta with tomato, cured pork cheek and Pecorino cheese), Saltimbocca (veal wrapped in cured ham), and Trippa alla Romana, slow cooked tripe in rich tomato sauce – more delicious than it sounds! Accompany your meal with a chilled Frascati, or the red Cesanase del Piglio, from the Lazio region. 

Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €1.45
  • Beer: €4.00
  • Glass of wine: €3.50
  • Light Lunch: €12.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.00
  • Bottled Water: €1.00
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

A Time in Rome by Elizabeth Bowen

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Holiday highlights

Colloseum

Construction of the Colosseum was started by Vespasian in 72 AD, in the grounds of Nero's private Domus Aurea. The 50,000-seat arena was used to stage spectacular gladiatorial games in front of bloodthirsty spectators.  The name Colosseum refers to the Colosso di Nerone, a giant statue of Nero that stood nearby.

St. Peter's Basilica

This is the largest church in Christianity and the burial site of its namesake Saint Peter, who was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. From the monumental colonnade by Bernini to Michelangelo’s Dome and his remarkable Pietà, St. Peter’s is one of Rome’s most memorable sights.

The Trevi Fountain

The spectacular Fontana di Trevi was completed by Nicola Salvi in 1762. It is located in the heart of Rome's historic centre in Trevi Square near the Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona.

When in Rome

A trip to the Italian capital wouldn't be complete without spending time in one of its beautiful piazzas. Relax over an excellent coffee or a cooling ice cream, and spend some time ‘people watching’. You’ll pay a little more for your refreshments in Piazza Navona than you would in a quiet back street, but you’ll be rewarded by the views, and the ‘dolce vita’ atmosphere!

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)     
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Flight Duration
Flight is approximately 3 hours. 
Climate

The climate is generally pleasant; warm and sunny in spring and autumn and hot and dry in summer.

Food & Drink

From the humble trattoria to the grander ristorante, Rome offers a great choice of places to eat and drink. It’s worth noting the two-tier pricing system in bars and cafes; to eat or drink sitting down will cost more than standing up. On the bill for your sit-down meal, expect to pay Pane e Coperto (small charge for bread and ‘cover’).

Some Roman specialties to try; Bucatini all’Amatriciana (long pasta with tomato, cured pork cheek and Pecorino cheese), Saltimbocca (veal wrapped in cured ham), and Trippa alla Romana, slow cooked tripe in rich tomato sauce – more delicious than it sounds! Accompany your meal with a chilled Frascati, or the red Cesanase del Piglio, from the Lazio region. 

Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €1.45
  • Beer: €4.00
  • Glass of wine: €3.50
  • Light Lunch: €12.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.00
  • Bottled Water: €1.00
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

A Time in Rome by Elizabeth Bowen

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 - Travel to Italy

Morning

Travel to Italy

Upon arrival in Rome, you will be met at the airport by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport, before being transferred to your hotel. 

Day 2 - Christian Rome

Morning

Christian Rome

Begin your splendid sightseeing programme with a full day excursion to Rome and a guided tour of the awe-inspiring St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, one of the biggest churches in the world. The basilica was built over the tomb of St. Peter the apostle and is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites.  After this you will visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.  Displaying some of the most impressive religious art and architecture in the world, these buildings will not disappoint. 

Day 3 - At Leisure

Full Day

At Leisure

Day 3 can be spent at your leisure with many other attractions to see. You could visit the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, which is the official residence of the Pope. Here you can view Michelangelo’s most famous work, which changed the course of Western art. We would advise that you get there early as long queues will form from early morning.  For art lovers we suggest you visit the Museo e Galleria Borghese, which houses paintings by Caravaggio, Botticelli and Raphael. We suggest you call ahead and pre-book this “queen of all private art collections”.  If you would like to spend some more time outdoors why not visit the Piazza Novona, which is Rome’s most celebrated square. The piazza holds three fountains and is usually full of street artists and hawkers. 

Day 4 - Ancient Rome

Morning

Ancient Rome

Enjoy a guided tour, viewing the ancient sites of Rome. First stop is the Colosseum, which is one of the greatest examples of Roman architecture and the largest amphitheatre in the world. Beside this you will find the Roman Forum, which was originally a marketplace and is surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings. Both the Colosseum and the Roman Forum will be viewed from the outside only.  You will take a trip to Saint Peter in Chains Basilica, which is best known for housing Michelangelo’s statue of Moses, part of the tomb of Pope Julius II. It took Michelangelo over 40 years to complete from 1505 to 1545. The basilica was founded in the 5th century to house the chains that bound St. Peter in Jerusalem and they remain in the basilica to this day.  From here you will continue towards Venice Square (Piazza Venezia), which is where many of the main thoroughfares of the city intersect. It stands at the foot of Capitol Hill and next to Trajan’s Forum, which was the last of the Imperial fora to be constructed in Rome. Here you can find the monument to Vittorio Emanuele II who was the first king of Italy.  Finally you will make your way around to the iconic Trevi Fountain. This wonder of architecture is a staggering 26 metres high and 49 metres wide and is one of the most famous fountains in the world. Be sure to throw a coin into the water which legend has it will ensure your return to Rome one day. An estimated three thousand Euros are thrown in each day and the money has been used to subsidize a supermarket for the disadvantaged citizens of the capital. 

Day 5 - At Leisure

Full Day

At Leisure

Today you will be free to explore the city at your own pace. Why not visit the Spanish Steps and the Piazza di Spagna, which is one of the most popular shopping districts in the city and one of Rome’s top tourist attractions. 

Day 6 - Return Home

Morning

Return Home

You will be transferred to the airport with guide assistance for your flight home.

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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Courtyard by Marriott Rome Central Park 4

This comfortable hotel is conveniently located near to the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Gemelli Polyclinic, and a short travel to the popular attractions of the city like the Vatican and the Sistine chapel. Those who are looking for a pleasant dinner should take advan... read more read more read more

This comfortable hotel is conveniently located near to the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Gemelli Polyclinic, and a short travel to the popular attractions of the city like the Vatican and the Sistine chapel. Those who are looking for a pleasant dinner should take advantage of the Moscati Restaurant, located on the hotel grounds, which serves fine Mediterranean recipes for lunch and dinner. For a small fee, the hotel offers a bus service to the centre. 

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