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Rome is a heady blend of artistic and architectural masterpieces, classical ruins and extravagant baroque churches and piazzas. The city's 2,700 years of history are on display everywhere, the term "living museum" has never been more appropriately used than with Rome. Julius Caesar and Nero, the Vandals and the Borgias, Raphael and Caravaggio, Napoleon and Mussolini - they and countless other political, cultural, and spiritual luminaries have all left their mark on Rome. This is where a metropolis once bustled around the carved marble monuments of the Roman Forum, where centuries later Michelangelo Buonarroti painted Christian history in the Sistine Chapel, where Gian Lorenzo Bernini's nymphs and naiads dance in their fountains, and where an empire of gold was worked into the crowns of centuries of rulers. Nestled in the heart of Rome is the world's smallest state, the Vatican City, home to the truly breathtaking Sistine Chapel.



Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

City Breaks to Rome

Nights: 3 | from £675pp

Rome is a heady blend of artistic and architectural masterpieces, classical ruins and extravagant baroque churches and piazzas. Bring Roman history to... Find out more

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Venice City Break

Nights: 3 | from £625pp

Venice is a city that has endured a litany of both triumph and tragedy, rising from its marshy foundations to become a labyrinth of placid waterways and... Find out more

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Florence City Break

Nights: 3 | from £650pp

Surprisingly small but perfectly formed, history pours from every alleyway, arching doorway and soaring bell tower of Florence. Find out more

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Gladiators & Gelati: Family Fun in Italy

Nights: 6 | from £3,950pp

Immerse your family in the exciting world of Italian history on a luxurious tour of Rome, Florence and Pisa that makes learning fun – and delicious, with... Find out more

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Amalfi Coast

Nights: 4 | from £1,850pp

Sip Limoncello overlooking the romantic Amalfi coast each night after your adventures exploring Capri and Pompeii during your 4 night holiday. Find out more

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Gran Meliá Rome Villa Aggripina

Gran Meliá Rome is located in the heart of the historic Gianicolo district, renowned as one of the most attractive sightseeing areas in the city. A short... Find out more

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Hotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte Hotel

A unique luxury hotel in the heart of Rome, Hotel de Russie is set in extensive, terraced gardens - the 'Secret Garden', which provides a tranquil oasis... Find out more

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Palazzo Manfredi

The Palazzo Manfredi, is a rare jewel of elegance and hospitality, offering a unique look into Rome's history. Originally built as barracks for gladiators... Find out more

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Rose Garden Palace

As far removed as possible from the outdated, overly stuffy brand of hotel that, for so long was, the norm for European hotels, the Rose Garden is as... Find out more

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Barcelona to Monte Carlo Ft. Silversea Cruises

Nights: 14 | from £3,550pp

Contrast the glitz of Monte Carlo with the rustic prettiness of Elba on a voyage that brings out the best of the Mediterranean’s history, art, and culture. Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Venice to Rome discovery Ft. Regent SevenSeas

Nights: 13 | from £4,650pp

Discover the Mediterranean’s evocative mix of culture and history, from the canals of Venice and walled city of Dubrovnik to the romance of Capri and... Find out more

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Adriatic Wonders Ft. Seabourn

Nights: 13 | from £3,750pp

Sail away in style from Venice to discover the natural wonders and historic riches of atmospheric tucked-away Adriatic ports and islands, whose appeal... Find out more

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View a selection of our top offers:

Borgo Egnazia, Italy

Italy

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Book a 4 night stay at Borgo Egnazia and pay for only 3 nights. Valid for travel 2nd November - 29th December 2016. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Castello del Nero, Italy

Italy

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Book a 4 night stay at Castello del Nero and pay for only 3 nights. Valid for travel until 7th January 2017. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Our Europe & Middle East team – Sarah, Eleanor, Lynne, Rob, Aline, Kate and Sandrine are experts in designing the perfect holiday to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned. 

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