16 September, 2019
10 September, 2019
Few cities on the planet can match the sheer cultural prowess of Rome. From the sprawling territory of the Vaticano, with St Peter's mighty dome and priceless masterworks by Michelangelo and Caravaggio hidden in the vaults below, all the way to the cobbled lanes and palazzos of the Centro Storico, it's a capital that has bucket-list sights around every corner. Ancient history pops up with the forums and temples of old emperors, too, while sizzling artichokes and crispy pizzas fresh from wood-fired ovens beckon in the trattorias and osterias. The best deals on cheap flights to Rome from New Zealand are usually during shoulder seasons like spring and autumn. However, it's still possible to bag bargains to the Eternal City on routes with stopovers at any time of the year.
The mightiest relic of the ancient Romans stands tall in the midst of the city. It's 2,000 years old and was once where gladiators fought to the death!
Stand where Julius Caesar once stood and gawp at the great ancient temples of the Eternal City, all in the archaeology site of the Roman Forum.
The Vatican is arguably the most amazing museum on the planet. It contains masterworks by painters and sculptors, and culminates with the painted ceilings of the Sistine Chapel.