Experience a journey into the past

The Coliseum and the historic cobbled streets of Italy’s capital have been transporting visitors back in time for over two millennia.

This sun-soaked Italian metropolis’ cultural essence is vividly reflected in the countless places, thousands of churches and the Vatican City – a country within the city, nestled in the heart of Rome. The Holy See is a must-see not only because of Michelangelo and Raphael’s colourful, kaleidoscopic paintings. When in Rome do as the four millions Romans do. That means savour the delicious taste of spaghetti alle vongole (with clams), experience the Metropolitan underground and explore this living museum like a local.

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The Colosseum

Yes, keep the nearly 2,000-year-old Colosseum at the top of your list of things to see in Rome. Partially reconstructed, it’s even easier to imagine yourself back in its heyday as the famed arena for gladiator fights and mock sea battles. Book an Underground Tour to explore areas not open to the public, including a network of passageways and trap doors used to hoist animals and gladiators up to the arena floor, plus the Colosseum’s third ring, offering wonderful views of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

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