Step out of the front door in to the Roman world of old and new, wisdom and freshness, sights, sounds, smells and an aura that will lift your spirits. Festivals and parades, processions and celebrations are always on show here. Spring time is dedicated to Easter, the International Horse Show and the Art Exhibition on Via Margutta; summertime is filled with fireworks, dance, music, colour, theatre, film, acting and flowers. Autumn is for the wine tasters and art dealers and the winter time is dedicated to the Madonna and the Nativity.
Be sure to delight in the fine restaurants in the city - especially around Trastevere where you will find traditional Roman style Trattories and a trendy cafe bar scene. For some exclusive and designer shopping walk down Via Veneto - the street made famous by Hollywood and home to many a painter, actor and the jet set.
There's an abundance of small gift shops selling everything from tropical handicrafts, to the Montblanc pen, to Tortoiseshell items and all the named items of Christian Dior, Jacques Cartier and Gucci.
Monuments, museums and churches entwine in cobbled streets with courtyards, secret gardens and the main landmarks that make Rome so famous - Vatican City, Pantheon, Roman Forum, Colosseum and the Piazza Venezi and Piazza di Spagna.
Don't leave the city without heading over to Giolitti for the best ice cream in the world - there are 70 flavours to choose from - delicious!