Italy's capital is a strange hybrid of a modern 21st century metropolis and ancient Rome. The most seasoned traveller can’t fail to be impressed by the Colosseum, or get a sense of how terrified combatants must have been two thousand years ago. And even though the Trevi Fountain is invariably teeming with visitors from all over the globe, it is gorgeous.
As for the Vatican, with its own postal system and extraordinary ceiling by none other than Michelangelo, it’s a must-see. Especially in the company of our Local Specialists who will make sure you come away with insights into why Michangelo painted certain faces on certain biblical figures. You don’t have to be an art buff to enjoy it. It’s genuinely funny.
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