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  • The magnificent Colosseum
  • The Vatican - for many the highlight of their Italy vacation.
  • Roman Forum
  • Colosseum
  • St. Peter's Basilica

Known as the Eternal City, Rome is one of Europe’s most ancient urban centres, dating back almost 3,000 years. Its early inhabitants left behind a treasure trove of architectural masterpieces to be appreciated on an Italy vacation. The Italian capital also boasts an unparalleled concentration of world class art and teems with restaurants, trattorias, pizzerias, enotechas, cafés, bars, and ice cream parlours.  It is home to the animated, good-humoured Romans who live to eat, drink wine and drink espresso. Rome also encompasses the Catholic Church’s independent city-state, the Vatican which is home to the imposing St. Peter’s Basilica and the Pope.

All the attractions of Rome are too numerous to cover here but the following essential sites and places are some of the most important and universally recognized.  

The territory of Vatican City is, where St. Peter's Basilica, the Apostolic Palace, the Sistine Chapel, and museums were built. It is separated from the city on the west bank of the Tiber River. Originally, the area was a suburb that was protected.  The territory includes Saint Peter's Square, separated from the territory of Italy only by a white line along the limit of the square.  St. Peter’s Basilica was designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Raphael and Bernini. It is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and remains one of the largest churches in the world. St. Peter's is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites.  The Sistine Chapel is a large and renowned chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. The chapel has served as a place of both religious and functionary papal activity. Today it is the site of the Papal conclave, the process by which a new Pope is selected. The fame of the Sistine Chapel lies mainly in the frescos that decorate the interior, and most particularly the Sistine Chapel ceiling and The Last Judgment by Michelangelo.

The Colosseum is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city. Built of concrete and stone, it was the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire and is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. It is also the largest amphitheatre in the world and was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. 

Nearby is the Roman Forum, a rectangular forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings. Citizens of the ancient city referred to this space, originally a marketplace, as the Forum.

The Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. The fountain has appeared in several notable films, including Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita, and is a popular tourist attraction.

The Piazza Navona is a very attractive and charming city square in Rome. The square is flanked by restaurants and terraces and during the day there is a wonderful atmosphere. This is a lively area where, on a trip to Italy, you can enjoy performances of different street artists, such as magicians and dancers, at virtually any time of day.

The Roman Pantheon is the best preserved and most influential building of ancient Rome. It is a Roman temple dedicated to all the gods of pagan Rome.  Probably one of the most fascinating features of the Pantheon is the architecture. The structure of the Pantheon is comprised of a series of intersecting arches. The detail of this building is extraordinary

The Caracalla Baths of were the second largest Roman public baths. They are today a tourist attraction. The central part of the bath complex is the summer home of the Rome Opera company. It is also a concert venue having achieved fame as the venue and backdrop for the first Three Tenors concert in 1990.

The Villa Borghese is a large landscaped garden designed in the English style containing a number of buildings, museums and attractions. The gardens as they are now were remade in the early nineteenth century. The renowned art gallery, the Galleria Borghese is situated here. 

Via Vittorio Veneto, colloquially called Via Veneto, is one of the most famous, elegant and expensive streets in the city. Federico Fellini's classic 1960 film La Dolce Vita was mostly centered on the Via Veneto area. Some of Rome's most renowned cafés and five star hotels, like Café de Paris and Harry's Bar, as well as known haunts for celebrities in Rome, are in the Via Veneto, not to be missed on Italy vacations.

Trastevere, literally meaning across the Tiber River, maintains its character thanks to its narrow cobbled streets lined by medieval houses. At night, natives and visitors alike flock to its many cafes, bars and restaurants, but much of the original character of Trastevere remains. This unique character of the neighbourhood has attracted artists, foreign expats, and many famous people.

 

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Italy Vacation Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to an Italy vacation. 

Learn about the history and culture of Italy, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Italy's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Italy for yourself. Start exploring...book your Italy vacation today!

 

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Italy vacation at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Italy.

 

 

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Rome , Italy

  • Splendid Amalfi from Rome with Air

    Discover the best of Italy on this journey along the Amalfi Coast. Begin in Rome, where you’ll tour the Vatican and the ancient world. Continue to Naples and Pompeii to explore Neapolitan culture and the tragedy of Mt. Vesuvius. End your vacation with a leisurely stay in Amalfi, a gorgeous village along the famous coastline.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,029
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Italian Indulgence: Rome to Venice

    Explore and discover the beauty and charms of Northern Italy - Umbria, Tuscany and Piedmont. Visit medieval cities, hilltowns, enjoy wine tasting, stay at an Idyllic villa and learn to make the perfect pasta. As a grand finale, spend time in Venice, city of canals.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,341
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • 11 Day Norwegian Epic and Rome with Airfare

    Spend time in the Eternal City, then set sail and discover the Mediterranean’s most exciting cities aboard the Norwegian Epic. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Italy, France and Spain.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,339
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Multi Country Vacation Ideas
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  • Discover Rome

    Discover the ancient treasure of the eternal city visiting the historic sites on the Palatine Hill and the iconic Colosseum. You`ll also learn of the pomp and ceremony of the Holy See, the independent sovereign entity, holding the Vatican City enclave
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 624
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Splendid Amalfi Coast: Rome & Amalfi

    Discover the best of Italy on this journey along the Amalfi Coast. Begin in Rome, where you’ll tour the Vatican and the ancient world. Continue to Naples and Pompeii to explore Neapolitan culture and the tragedy of Mt. Vesuvius. End your vacation with a leisurely stay in Amalfi, a gorgeous village along the famous coastline.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,403
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Italian Highlights: Rome to Florence to Venice

    Discover the beauty and charm of three of Italy's iconic cities - Rome, Florence and Venice. Visit historic Rome with it's ancient ruins and Vatican City, enjoy wine tasting and the magnificent art and architecture of Florence. As a grand finale, spend time in Venice, city of canals.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,286
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Art Cities of Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome

    Explore the Italian classics with this tour through the nation's three most popular cities. On this vacation through Venice, Florence, and Rome, you'll gaze upon artistic masterpieces, explore the wonders of Ancient Rome and the Middle Ages, and feast on delicious Italian cuisine.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,972
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Exploring Italy: Venice, Florence & Sorrento to Rome

    This Italy tour takes you to the country’s most romantic cities. Cruise the canals in Venice, step back into the Renaissance in Florence, and marvel at Rome’s ancient splendour, all in between magnificent meals and charming local discoveries.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,233
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Southern Italy: Rome, Sorrento & Capri

    This sublime southern Italy tour starts in Rome, including sightseeing and a cooking class, before making its way south to the fascinating ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the Isle of Capri.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,847
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Bravo Italia for 18 to 39: Rome to Rome

    This two-week Italy tour sets out from Rome to immerse you in the history and beauty of this unique country. Wander Roman ruins, admire the genius of the Renaissance, and get lost exploring romantic Venice.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,424
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings
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  • Classic Italy & Cruise the Greek Islands

    Explore historical treasures and windswept islands on this journey across Italy and Greece. Starting in Italy, you’ll explore the masterworks of Rome, Florence, and Venice before cruising the Greek islands and visiting the medieval walled city of Dubrovnik.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,979
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Greece See Trip Details
  • Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast

    Explore three of the great cities of Italy before cruising the Adriatic to Croatia and Greece. This European vacation takes you through Rome, Florence, and Venice to see iconic Italian sites before cruising the waters of the Adriatic Sea to showcase historical treasures from Dubrovnik to Athens.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Cruises & Sailing
    Italy See Trip Details
  • Classic Spain & the Mediterranean In Depth

    Explore the highlights of Spain and the Mediterranean on this city and cruise combo. You’ll begin in Madrid, Seville, and Barcelona to experience the vibrancy of Spain before boarding a cruise ship and visiting Mediterranean highlights, from Naples and Rome to Florence and Cannes.
    Duration:
    17 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Small Group Touring
    Spain See Trip Details
  • Eat + Drink: Rome to Florence

    Take a culinary journey through Rome and Florence. Pick fresh ingredients in the Campo de’Fiori market, learn how to make fresh pasta with a cooking class, and sample local delicacies in Trastevere. Explore the Tuscan countryside, enjoy dinner and wine in Chianti, and head on a private truffle hunt.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,625
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • European Odyssey for 18 to 39: London to London

    Embark on your own European Grand Tour on this ultimate ‘taster’ itinerary. Travel from London to Paris, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Prague, Berlin and Amsterdam, sampling the unique delights of each stop.
    Duration:
    18 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,181
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Multi Country Vacation Ideas
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  • Highlights of Rome

    Spend four days in the Eternal City to discover its fascinating history, culture, and gastronomy. Enjoy elegant first-class accommodations and skip the line at the Colosseum and Vatican Museums to discover ancient history and artistic masterworks. Cap off the stay with a walking foodie tour through the city’s trendiest neighbourhoods.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 773
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Irresistible Italy: Rome, Apulia & Pompeii

    Depart Rome for a magical small group tour. From Abuzzo’s green wilderness to Apulia’s coastal seaside towns. Discover the unique sights of Pompeii, the grottos of Matera and fall in love with the Amalfi Coast. Take your breath away on an irresistible southern Italy program!
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,017
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
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  • Italian Deluxe: Rome to Florence to Amalfi

    Stay in deluxe accommodations, enjoy rail travel between cities and unique privately guided and small group experiences in Rome, Florence and Sorrento. Highlights include an early tour of the Vatican Museums, exploring the Tuscan countryside, seeing David up close, and stories of Pompeii's devastation.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,799
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Italy for Families: Rome to Venice

    Explore Italy’s most famous cities on a family-friendly vacation that brings the country to life. As you explore Rome, Florence, and Venice, you’ll take advantage of Hop-On Hop-Off bus tickets, skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, St. Mark’s Basilica, and Doge’s Palace, and an interactive cooking class that’s fun for the whole family.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,609
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Italy See Trip Details
  • Rome for Families

    Enjoy fun for the whole family on this vacation through Rome, which includes adventure, games, and private guided tours that give you the flexibility to make the most of your stay. Use a Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour to get around the city and see historic landmarks and gain privileged access to the Colosseum and the Vatican City.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,634
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations
    Italy See Trip Details
  • Rome: Stay of Distinction: Hotel de Russie

    Your stay includes deluxe accommodations, private touring with expert tour guides, entrance fees to the main sites and hotel pick up on excursions to allow for the ultimate comfort and flexibility when in Rome. Highlights include the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, the awe-inspiring Colosseum, Vatican City and Roman Catacombs!
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,072
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Treasures of the South: Apulia & Amalfi Coast

    Discover the southern coastal cities of Italy on this small group tour from Rome. Stay in first-class accommodations and discover the rugged coastline as you journey to cities, small villages and UNECSO-listed old towns such as Naples, Sorrento, Positano, Alberobello, and Ostuni.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,697
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
    Italy See Trip Details
  • Walking in Italy: Rome, Florence and Cinque Terre

    Experience the best of Italy's top cities by foot as you travel from Rome to Florence and Cinque Terre. Spend your days discovering top sights like Piazza Navona, Vatican Museum, David and the seaside villages of Cinque Terre. Stay in first class accommodations, enjoy shared and private excursions and breakfast daily.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,814
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Groups Only Tour | Best of Italy

    Discover magical Tuscany and the glory of ancient Rome on this exclusive groups only tour. Immerse your group in the flavours of Italy's most romantic region, and explore the ancient splendour and beautiful chaos of the Eternal City.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,929
    Trip Type:
    Specialty Groups & Events
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