Rome

Overview

The thing about Rome that makes it different from many ancient cities is that its extraordinary history is so casually integrated into city life. Despite its worldwide reverence, it almost feels like part of the furniture.

There’s no cordoned off historical zone or old district, the past is everywhere, it’s woven into the fabric of the city. You live amongst Rome’s glorious legacy; you breath it in as you wander the cobbled alleys or across its open piazzas. When you see the looming Colosseum for the first time, you can almost hear the clash of steel and the baying of the crowds (mixed in with the whizzing of Vespas that is!) And don’t forget – the gelato is pretty good too.

Every second of a luxury holiday in Rome is to be savoured: from the small things like a caffè macchiato in the dramatic Piazza Navona to  considerably larger attractions like the Pantheon – the best-preserved of all Rome’s ancient wonders.

If you like art, you can feast your eyes on works by Caravaggio or Titian at the Galleria Borghese, or Classical sculptures at the Capitoline Museums. If the world-renowned shopping entices you, stroll the Via Condotti below the Spanish Steps, stepping in and out of Gucci or Armani boutiques as you please. This city gave the world suits and handbags after all.

For architecture, the ruins of the Forum – with its columns that have stood for close to two millennia and the Arch of Septimius Severus, where once Caesar addressed the citizens of Rome – live long the memory.

While Ancient Rome is prevalent throughout the city, it hardly monopolises the city’s heritage. Italy is the birthplace of the Renaissance too, and the Vatican Museums host one of the world’s finest Renaissance art collections. The Sistine Chapel with its peerless frescoes – particularly Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement, which adorns the ceiling – remains a treasured attraction, the world over.

If holidays to Rome are founded on history, they’re crowned with world-class dining. From the humble trattoria –serving saltimbocca alla Romana to famous luxury restaurants like Sapori del Lord Byron, The Eternal City is eternally exceptional place to eat.

When you book a luxury Rome holiday with Lightfoot Travel, our specialists offer a highly-personalised service and design the perfect tailor-made experience for you.

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Crossing Condotti

Rome, Italy

Think of the eternal city and you may think of grand, marbled, colonnaded hotels. But for guests seeking a more contemporary experience - a cosmopolitan respite in the heart of it all - look…

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Gran Melia Villa Agrippina

Rome, Italy

With 116 rooms, a range of restaurants and bars, and an extensive Wellness Centre, the Gran Meliá Rome calls itself a luxury urban resort. This is the flagship property of the Spanish group…

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Grand Hotel de la Minerve

Rome, Italy

Just 50 metres from the Pantheon, the Grand Hotel de la Minerve is one of Rome’s more historic hotels. Overlooking the cobblestone Piazza della Minerva, the hotel occupies a 17th century R…

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Hotel de Russie

Rome, Italy

Many would say that when in Rome, you ought to stay at the Hotel de Russie. This is certainly true if you value the tranquillity of extensive gardens, yet covet a central location between th…

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Hotel Eden

Rome, Italy

If you are a fan of hotels with history, then the Eden is the one for you. One of the grandest places to stay in a city filled with grandeur, the Eden opened back in 1889 and lists many seri…

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Hotel Hassler

Rome, Italy

One of Rome’s most iconic buildings, and an institution on the Italian hotel scene, the Hotel Hassler stands at the top of the Spanish Steps. Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco repo…

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JK Place Roma

Rome, Italy

This luxury boutique hotel lies in the fashion district near the Tiber River in the heart of Rome, Italy’s historic capital. Housed in a 17th-century townhouse and designed by renowned arc…

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La Posta Vecchia

Rome, Italy

La Posta Vecchia is a magnificent villa hotel set in enchanting gardens in the coastal town of Ladispoli, near Rome in Italy. This historic, luxury boutique hotel was built in the 17th centu…

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Palazzo Manfredi

Rome, Italy

Fans of imperial Roman history and modern-day Russell Crowe films alike will delight in the Palazzo Manfredi’s outstanding location alongside the Colosseum. Few hotels can rival the setti…

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Regina Hotel Baglioni

Rome, Italy

The Regina Hotel Baglioni sits on one of Rome’s most well-known and most expensive streets; Via Veneto. Home to Café de Paris and Harry’s Bar, Via Veneto was immortalised in the classic…

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The Inn at the Roman Forum

Rome, Italy

Just like its predecessor, The Inn at the Spanish Steps, this small guest-house style hotel prefers to tuck itself discreetly away, a stone’s throw from some of Rome’s most iconic sites,…

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The Inn at the Spanish Steps

Rome, Italy

The Inn at the Spanish Steps, or, to give it its full name from Small Luxury Hotels of the World; The Inn and the View at the Spanish Steps, sits on Via Condotti and its roof terrace overloo…

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