Things to do in Roma
Tiber Island was a prison for the most bloodthirsty criminals before it became a temple of medicine.
The emblematic Basilica Papale di San Paolo fuori le Mura houses the remains of St Paul the Apostle and is one of Rome’s must-see religious buildings.
The small Roman town of Castel Gandolfo has a past that stretches all the way back to the Italic tribes that once lived in the region, and the popes of days gone by would summer here.
Religious building aficionados will find their paradise in Rome, a city with places of worship at every turn.
Rome’s Piazza della Repubblica was built on top of an ancient building and today guards thousands of years of history. Take a stroll through the square and soak up the city’s past.
The Victor Emmanuel II Monument is in Piazza Venezia. Known also as the Altar of the Fatherland, it is a huge construction that is well worth visiting.
The Vatican Necropolis lies beneath St Peter’s Basilica, housing the remains of the saint himself along with an intricate network of passages, chapels and burial niches.
Rome is a hive of creativity and you’ll have your pick of souvenirs, ranging from fashion and art to food and religious objects.
Vatican City is a microstate and, despite being the smallest country in the world, it houses a plethora of art and architecture