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Rome Holidays

We have regular departure dates throughout the year for all holidays to Rome. Our popular Rome Perugia & Assisi holiday allows you to see all the famous sights of the Eternal City, while still allowing you to retreat to the scenic countryside and visit surrounding destinations. A holiday to Rome allows you to spend your time in and around the city and really absorb the atmosphere. 

It doesn't matter whether you are obsessed with Michelangelo, making a pilgrimage to St Peter's or an ancient history fanatic, our Rome holidays will uncover the beauty, history and culture of Italy's capital for everyone who visits.

There's no better way to see the Italian capital than with Travel Department. Forget about wrestling with guidebooks or wasting time building your own schedule. All our holidays include return flights, accommodation, an expert local tour guide, transfers and excursions, ensuring you get the most out of your Roman adventure. 

Our Rome Holidays

The poet Robert Browning once said that, sooner or later, "everyone comes by Rome", and he's right. It's one of those unmissable tourist destinations that offers everything. If you love art, well, it's crammed with Renaissance gems. If you are into history, again, there's no better destination. If you are a devout Catholic, it's the centre of the world, but there are boutiques, restaurants and bars for the more profane among us too.

Our holidays to Rome offer something for everyone. Whether it be a city break in Italy's capital or a more refined opera break.

You will also have the opportunity to pay a visit to the Vatican City and St Peter's Basilica, an area of vast historical importance which boasts some of the world’s most famous and momentous works of art among its rich heritage.

Our holiday to Rome, Perugia & Assissi includes the sights above but also allows you to visit the nearby towns of Perugia & Assisi by staying in the quaint town of Fiuggi just outside the capital.

General Information about Rome

To make your holiday as smooth as possible, we’ve outlined some general information that may be helpful to you when planning your next getaway to Rome.

Food & Drink

Food is a major aspect of what it means to be Roman, and visitors are in for a gastronomic treat when they take holidays to Rome with us. It's the birthplace of spaghetti alla carbonara, which mixes pasta, bacon and egg, as well as salty pecorino Romano cheese. But there are also rich amatriciana pasta sauces, stuffed artichokes (carciofi) and delicious herb-seasoned lamb chops to get your teeth into. And, that's before we even get onto Roman wines like Frascati - a crisp, refreshing white that will be the ideal way to punctuate your sightseeing activities.

It's no great surprise that Rome's favourite wine is a refreshing, cool white variety. The climate is designed for al fresco dinners with cooled bottles of white wine. Summer temperatures routinely top 30 degrees, but we tend to travel in the spring and autumn months which are still usually warm and sunny, but not stifling. So be prepared for some sun when you take Rome holidays, and don't forget to pack your sun-screen and sunglasses (if only to add a bit of Audrey Hepburn to your Roman Holiday).

History

The city itself is famously laid out across seven hills, and has been since Roman times. The legend goes that Rome was founded by the brothers Romulus and Remus in 776 BC. Twin heirs from a nearby city, the brothers were seen as a threat by their uncle and left to die beside the River Tiber. Rescued by the god Tiberinus in the form of a she-wolf, they were taken in by a shepherd and went on to found one of the great world cities.

Or so the legend goes. What's certain is that Rome developed along the banks of the Tiber into the centre of Rome's massive empire. After that, it declined for a thousand years or so, before roaring back to prominence during the Renaissance, when successive Popes patronised great artists like Michelangelo and Raphael.

Rome hasn't really looked back since. It became the capital of modern Italy in 1870, and enjoyed another "renaissance" in the 1950s, when it became associated with some beloved movies, including Roman Holiday and La Dolce Vita. These days, it still has a cosmopolitan, sophisticated culture, with art, dance, opera and film all prominent parts of the city's lifestyle.

 

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Peace of mind with Travel Department

Why us?

  • We’ve done the research for you, creating perfectly planned itineraries
  • Outstanding value for money – Flights, transfers, accommodation and excursions included in nearly all our tours
  • We are experienced and dedicated to your experience
  • No holiday surcharges –
    guaranteed

Our guides

  • Friendly and welcoming everywhere you go
  • Local experts, passionate about their area
  • Take pride in making your holiday memorable
  • Innovative itineraries with amazing excursions

 

Our promise

  • To remember your holiday is a very precious time
  • To go the extra mile for you, our customers
  • To describe our holidays in an honest manner
  • To use your feedback to continually improve our service

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  • 24/7 emergency contact number while abroad.
  • We are a privately owned company and have been in business for over 20 years.
  • Travel Department holidays are fully licenced by the Civil Aviation Authority and are ATOL Protected.

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