Rome is one of Europe's most historic cities. Whether you'd like to visit the Pantheon or enter the city-state of the Vatican City, this is the place to go if you're interested in history and architecture. The city has 28 centuries worth of history as it's one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in the continent. You'll find the Colosseum, which was built between 70–80 AD, in Rome. It's the largest amphitheatre ever built in the Roman Empire and it remains as impressive a sight as it would have been all those centuries ago. In 2016, Rome was the 14th most visited city and the third most popular in the EU. If you'd like to add to its tourist numbers, where will you find the best deals?
Package holidays are a great idea still. Don't let the collapse of Thomas Cook suggest otherwise. Operators like TUI and Jet2 offer convenient package deals that take the hassle out of holidays. Their sites allow you to run a quick search and choose a hotel and flight within a few minutes or carry out a more detailed look at what's out there if you have the time. With full ATOL protection, you can't go wrong taking your Rome holiday through a tour operator.
You could book your break directly with the airline or build a holiday beginning with the flights. No frills operators like Ryan Air and easyJet offer flights that cost less than £50 on a regular basis. If you make the two-and-a-half-hour flight from London to Rome with British Airways, you'll pay less than £100 for the privilege. Neither of those numbers will break the bank for most holidaymakers.
Companies like Co-op Travel and Teletext Holidays offer another solution. All hotels and flights on Teletext Holidays are ATOL protected and your money is protected by the Travel Trust Association while Co-op Travel are fully ATOL bonded and bound by ABTA's code of conduct. You should also check out lastminute.com and Travel Republic. Both are great if you're just looking to get away for a great price and you don't mind which country you go to but they also work well for great deals on dream holidays like that trip to Rome you've been promising yourself.
You should also check out comparison sites like Trivago and Travelsupermarket for deals on flights and hotels. Whether you want a lavish five-star hotel or something a little more quaint for your stay in Rome, Trivago will offer you a lot of choice. Travelsupermarket searches thousands of individual package holidays so you'll get the best deal. They also compare car hire, travel insurance and airport parking so you can make an informed choice.
To Consider Before Your Purchase
The best time to visit Rome is either between September and November or April to May as the crowds are smaller.
- Walking around the Villa Borghese Gardens is one of the best things you can do for free in Rome.
- If you want history, head to the Roman Forum which is an excavated site which was once the heart of the Roman Empire.
What Do They Say on Other Sites
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