Enjoy the city of the Caesars and la dolce vita, long sunny days, endless art galleries, fountain-splashed piazzas, flower markets and gelato. Tour the ancient monuments of the Roman Empire, explore cobbled medieval streets and Renaissance domes set the stage for great wine bars, fabulous dining, sidewalk cafes and uncomparable shopping. Take insightful tours of the Vatican, Galleria and Villa Borghese and Emperor Hadrian's villa in Tivoli.
A slice of history unfolds at every turn in Rome: an ancient fountain, a long-forgotten statue, a ruined temple dedicated to some long-faded cult. A narrow street suddenly opens to a view of a triumphal arch, and you can get lost on the very streets where Julius Caesar and Lucrezia Borgia once walked.
Most people know about the highlights of Rome: Forum, Colosseum, the Pantheon and the Palatine Hill, but the Eternal City has hundreds of historically significant sites surrounded by mesmerizing stories. During the Insider's Rome tour, you will travel back two and a half thousand years to the dawn of Western civilization, and visit the sites related to ancient Rome and early Christianity, then you'll be awed by the historic city center with its purely Renaissance and Baroque character, and the modern city around the architectural and artistic marvels.
It's not surprising that in a country where the police uniforms are designed by Armani, the fashion sense is cherished and there is a deep appreciation for appearance. Italians love fashion almost to a point where they would gladly give up comfort to be fashionable, and it seems that fashion is valued above anything else.
What's richer, softer and more luscious than ice cream, and comes in any flavor you can imagine? Gelato of course! Gelato is the Italian word for "frozen", and in the context of food, gelato refers to ice cream.