Flights to Rome
Why visit Rome?
It’s called the Eternal City for a reason. This is one of Europe’s most vibrant capitals, in a vast archaeological playground dating back more than 2,500 years.
La Città dell'Altra Economia, Rome’s former slaughterhouse, is now a space for vintage fairs, art shows and live music, as well as housing an organic supermarket and Michelin-starred restaurant.
You probably didn’t know
The Colosseum was originally known as the “Amphitheatrum Flavium” after the Flavian dynasty. Its nickname came about because of a colossal, gold-plated statue that used to stand next door.
Suggested reading about Rome
Five Quarters: Recipes and Notes from a Kitchen in Rome (Rachel Roddy, 2015)
- Population: 2.8 million
- Annual visitor numbers: 12 million
- January mean temperature: 12°C
- August mean temperature: 30°C
Things to do in Rio
Join the throng at the world’s largest carnival, held every year at the end of the summer high season, and prepare to party like you’ve never partied before.
Hit Ipanema Beach
Rio’s second most famous beach after the Copacabana is a haven for families and watersports and is a great place to drink in the sunset, with plenty of bars and restaurants.
Christ the redeemer
If adventure and sweeping views are your thing, a sunset stroll up to the legendary Christ the Redeemer statue at the peak of Corcovado mountain is a must.