It’s all here in Italy’s capital, the sprawling city of Rome. This is where you’ll find the icons of the Roman Empire: the Forum and the Colosseum.
It is home to the Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, where you’ll see Michelangelo’s frescos in the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica.
It is big, busy and filled with sights – such as the Trevi Fountain and St Peter’s Square – that you have seen in movies since you were a child.
While the ancient ruins will keep you occupied during the day, in the evening Rome turns on another show with a vibrant dolce vita lifestyle.
Make sure you allow time here for people watching while sitting at a streetside café lingering over a memorable shot of coffee and feasting on thin, crisp pizzas.
Whatever route leads you to Rome, your journey will be filled with the wondrous discovery of new cultures and destinations and memories to cherish.