Three Days Away
When in Rome, start your journey at the top of the Spanish Steps . Indulge in an all-important espresso and some pastries while soaking up the atmosphere in Piazza di Spagna. Take a stroll down Via Condotti to browse the best of Italian and international fashion. Continue to the gardens of Pincio Hill , and across to Piazza del Popolo to enjoy pizza and sundowners.
Start your second day by admiring the 2,000-yearold Pantheon . Take a five-minute walk to beautiful Piazza Navona, and recharge your body with tasty carbonara at nearby Campo de’ Fiori . Walk in the steps of gladiators under the Colosseum arena floor, before topping off your day with delicious gelato from Il Gelato di San Crispino while making a wish at the Trevi Fountain.
Spend your final day enjoying the wonders of the Vatican City: visit the Vatican Museums, peruse the Gallery of Tapestries and admire the incredible sculptures at the Pio-Clementino Museum. Marvel at Michelangelo’s famous ceiling in the Sistine Chapel, then step inside St Peter’s Basilica .Finish with a scenic walk along Passeggiata del Gianicolo and a wonderful dinner in Trastevere.
Stay Gran Meliá Rome Enjoy five-star luxury in the centre of the most romantic city in the world. www.melia.com
Dining Campo de’ Fiori’s La Carbonara Taste one of the best versions of this traditional pasta dish in the city. www.ristorantelacarbonara.it