Rome is a legendary city, which, over the course of 2,000 years, arose from humble beginnings to become a formidable axis of political power, military might, religious authority, artistic innovation and wealth.
Today it is a breathtaking jumble of past and present, where the echoes of an ancient empire, Renaissance passions and modern life jostle and blend together in a vibrant, frenetic cultural landscape.
As a city of powerful emperors, extravagant popes and dazzlingly wealthy medieval families, Rome is well-versed in sumptuous, palatial luxury, which you can experience with a thoroughly 21st-century update. This is the city that inspired Raphael and Cicero, where Michelangelo spent four years painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Engage with the history that shaped the world on an epic scale. Eat, drink, wander, shop and party with Romans, get into intellectual arguments, marvel at art so beautiful it will make you weep, soak up café culture, enjoy modern arts and music in an ancient setting, sample a rooftop aperitivo; celebrate life in this remarkable city.