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Compelling Reasons to Visit Rome


Rome has a well-deserved reputation as one of the best tourist destinations in Europe. The people are very friendly, the cultural and religious history is absolutely fascinating, and the sun is usually shining. If you need further incentive for booking a stay at an outstanding Rome design hotel, read on.


You may be aware that world famous artists such as Michelangelo, Caravaggio and Bernini all spent considerable amounts of time in the city. You can view some of their finest works in the Borghese and Capitoline Museums. It is also possible to view impressive sculptures in historic religious buildings such as the Sistine Chapel and the church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.


You’ll definitely have the opportunity to view amazing Italian architecture during your stay at a Rome design hotel. It may be worth booking a guided tour of the Colosseum, where brave Roman warriors fought to the death, and there will also be an opportunity to visit the awe inspiring Trevi Fountain. You might even enjoy a refreshing cup of coffee at the Piazza di Spagna, before climbing the Spanish steps and gazing out across the city.


You’ll have every opportunity to indulge in fine Italian cuisine while in Rome – design hotel restaurants are renowned for their quality. However, it’s also worth paying a visit to fine dining establishments such as the Antica Pesa and the Restaurant Roof Garden, which is situated within walking distance of the Roman Forum. Indulge in delicious Roman specialities such as Fettucini el Burro and Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe. You can round the perfect meal off with some smooth, creamy gelato from a nearby shop.


Those with a taste for Italian wine will definitely enjoy a holiday in the capital. You’ll be able to sample the locally produced wine, Cesanese, which goes particularly well with Gnocchi alla Romana. You may even be keen on trying a glass or two of Italian craft beer at one of the popular entertainment venues such as the Bar del Fico or Cavour 313.


You’ll undoubtedly want to indulge in some retail therapy during your stay in Rome. Design hotel boutiques are a welcome temptation but you can also head out to places like the Saddlers Union, where a range of fashionable leather bags and wallets are sold. You might have time for a mug of traditional Italian coffee at the Cappuccino Bar before making your way to the busy Campo Dei Fiori market. If you haven’t spent all your money, it might be worth continuing to the Maurizio Grossi, where you can buy a variety of hand-crafted sculptures.

Looking for a great hotel in Rome? Roberta Stuart is the Travel Manager for Worldhotels, a company offering top class accommodation in a Rome design hotel, as well as a selection of unique four and five star hotels around the world.


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  • Mixing wonderful gourmet experiences and sightseeing is the best way to spend time in Rome indeed.

    February 13, 2014 at 10:40 am Reply

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