Cruise Nation are delighted to bring you our great range of Rome Cruise & Stay Holidays. These packages all feature a cruise sailing from the port of Civitavecchia. This means that Cruise Nation bring you massive choice on cruise lines to sail with throughout the year. Our Rome Smart Packages feature FREE stays in one of many handpicked hotels which are all centrally located in Rome providing you with the ideal base from which to explore all that this exciting destination has to offer.
With our Rome Cruise & Stay packages, your flights will always be included. We also offer flights from a number of regional airports throughout the UK giving you much greater flexibility and making your holiday experience as smooth as possible.
The Colosseum is truly a site to behold. Construction began on it in 72AD and it’s the largest amphitheatre ever built, designed to house between 50,000 to 80,000 spectators who would watch brutal gladiatorial shows and animal hunts.
Rome is filled with squares, some which are large and bustling with people and others which are more sedated and offer a charming and romantic ambience. For one of the grandest visit Piazza del Popolo and for one of the most elegant and cheerful visit Piazza Navona. Whether it’s for prayer or celebration the squares are part of Roman culture and a definite sense of place can be found here.
Sit by the Trevi fountain with a deliciously cold gelato and appreciate the ornate detail of the sculpture which depicts Triton taming Oceanus’ shell-shaped chariot drawn by sea horses. At night the pool is lit with lights giving this monument a magical appearance.
There’s a flair for food in Rome and the cuisine here is so delectable that some of the national dishes here including bruschetta and spaghetti alla carbonara have become firm favourites in destinations around the rest of the world too. That doesn’t mean there aren’t new delights to try here though; crostata di ricotta is a popular Roman dessert which is a richly baked cheesecake made with ricotta and flavoured with lemons or oranges and Marsala wine.
In Rome you can marvel at priceless pieces of art at one of the many art galleries scattered around the city which display exhibitions ranging from 21st century contemporary artists to the Borghese Gallery which houses works from Raphael, Bernini, Titian and Antonello de Messina who is thought to have introduced the technique of oil painting to Venice.
Take a break from the chaos of the city in the glorious parks and gardens which are scattered throughout. The Garden of Roses is one of the city’s most romantic spaces whilst Villa D’Este has garden features so wonderfully beautiful that you could easily sit for hours amongst them.
Last but by no means least, is the chance to discover the extraordinary Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel with their minutely detailed facades and domed ceilings which seem a world away from the interior design of today.
They say Rome wasn’t built in a day... which is why you’ll need more than just a fleeting visit to explore this fantastic city. Take a look at our Smart Packages to discover some of our best cruise and stay offers in Rome.