- Spanish Steps Slide 1 of 3: One of Rome’s most popular attractions, the Spanish Steps, is a majestic Roman Baroque style staircase encircled by elegant hotels, upscale boutiques and chic cafes.
- St. Peter’s Basilica Slide 2 of 3: Dominating Rome’s skyline, St. Peter's Basilica houses sacred relics, the Vatican Museums and the world-famous Sistine Chapel.
- Trevi Fountain Slide 3 of 3: One of the most famous Baroque fountains in Italy, Trevi Fountain is where many believe the tradition of throwing a coin into the fountain assures your return to Rome.
Steeped in culture and ancient history, Rome is full of romance, mystery and adventure, just waiting to be revealed. This pulsating capital city vibrantly lives in the present, while powerfully retelling its past everywhere you look. Scattered among the famous treasures are colorful neighborhoods filled with Baroque fountains, Renaissance palazzos, quirky shops and delicious scents of Italian food.
Channel your inner gladiator with a visit to the Colosseum — a massive 1st-century amphitheater. Follow a winding lane to the base of the Spanish Steps, or turn a corner to discover the Pantheon — an ancient Roman temple. Sip cappuccino at a cafe while admiring the Pantheon, buy souvenirs at a centuries-old market, and throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain — all in one day.
Cross over the Tiber River Bridge to marvel at Castel Sant’Angelo on your way to St. Peter’s Basilica, the grand cathedral that is home to Michelangelo’s evocative Pieta sculpture. Don’t miss a visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, where you can feast your eyes on Roman Renaissance masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Bernini, Morandi and more.
Beyond the city limits, more wonders beckon. Fun day trips include ancient archaeological sites and glamorous island towns. In places like Pompeii, Capri, Assisi and Pisa, you can dive deep into ancient history, rich culture, world-famous cuisine and alluring landscapes. Delta Vacations also offers tours of Rome, including fully escorted walking tours, wine tastings and cooking lessons.
If you want to shop like a Roman, head to the Monti neighborhood, where narrow streets are lined with up-and-coming fashion boutiques and intricate jeweled clothing stores. Window shop along Via Condotti, where you’ll find some of the biggest names in Italian fashion, like Prada, Fendi, Armani, Versace and more. Other popular shopping areas include Via del Corso and Via Colo di Rienzo. And for outdoor markets, head to Porta Portese in the Trastevere neighborhood to find everything from antiques, music and trinkets.
With outdoor cafes, great pasta just about everywhere, local wines and delicious gelato, dining doesn’t get any better than in Rome. Perfected over centuries, Roman cuisine is simple and rustic. Eating out brings great pleasure to Italians, and for good reason. Join locals to dine on thin, crispy pizzas and mouth-watering pastas in neighborhood pizzerias and trattorias. Or, try one of many romantic al fresco settings for authentic Roman dishes like lasagna. Or, try one of many romantic al fresco settings for authentic dishes like cacio e pepe (traditional pasta dish). For nightlife, there’s a bar for every taste — from wine bars to trendy dance clubs.
Delta Vacations flight + hotel packages include round-trip airfare aboard a Delta Partner Airline to Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO). Round-trip and one-way private car, minivan or van transfers from the airport to your hotel are available for purchase. Transfers are also available between Rome’s airport and the Civitavecchia Harbour. There is an express 30-minute train between the airport and Rome’s Termini Train Station, plus car rentals can be added to your package.