From ancient ruins to baroque grandeur, where else can you can take a wander through more than 2000 years of history without ever being more than a few steps away from a restoring glass of vino?
A city steeped in history, Rome equally dazzles with its fashion, food and fondness for flouting tradition.
For some, Rome is St Peter's and the Vatican. For others, it is the wealth of history and culture or even its pizza and pasta.
In Rome, all roads lead to food, so it can be a challenge knowing what to eat and where to sample it.
Opened in 1889, the Hotel Eden was as splendid a bolthole as Rome had ever seen.
Nothing can really prepare you for the grandeur and brilliance of St Peter's.
There's plenty to see and do with a five-day stay in Rome.
You cannot walk 100 metres in Rome without experiencing some of its astounding history. From the Roman Forum, to the Colosseum, the magnificent Pantheon to St Peters and the Vatican, even its foreboding monks in the bone church, this is one of the world's greatest capitals. Don't forget to experience the convive of the youthful Trastevere, and the to-die-for cuisine.