Italy’s love letter to the world, the cobbled streets of Rome breathe with a heady mix of history, food, art and culture, so much so that since the first century BC – the beginning of time as we count it today - it has been known as the awe-inspiring, ‘Eternal City’.

Once the centre of the earth, a trip to Rome now is just as much about effortlessly lapping up the enviable culture, art and history perched around every street corner as much as it is settling in and living la dolce vita – finding a corner café on a piazza in beautiful and glamorous Trastevere, sipping a Sant' Eustachio espresso, twirling freshly-made linguine on your fork and people-watching as the fashionable folk saunter languidly by.

Home to historic greats and lifetime must-sees such as the Colosseum, Vatican City, St Peter’s Basilica and the Museo e Galleria Borghese, known as the ‘queen of all private art collections’, we promise that not a moment spent in Rome could ever be wasted, even if you tried.

Rome, Italy

Crossing Condotti

Crossing Condotti is a style colony of luxury suites, lavish apartments and designer penthouse living created within 18th-century palazzo townhouse, which poignantly resides behind the Piazza di Spagna and namesake, Via Condotti, in the heart of Rome’s historic Tridente district.

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Zaha Hadid's architectural masterpiece, the MAXXI museum in Italy's Rome

Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI Museum

Zaha Hadid's unstoppable design eye and influence is felt here at MAXXI, Rome's premier museum of contemporary art and architecture - worth a peek.

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Fendi Headquarters Rome, Italy

Fendi's Architectural Classic, Rome

Rome's 'square colosseum', now home to fashion house Fendi's headquarters, is a historic architectural reminder of Mussolini's imprint on Italy's capital.

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