20 Best City Breaks in the World

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Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

Planning a romantic getaway? Rome ticks all the boxes, with fine food and drink always on the menu, historic sights everywhere, and art, architecture and cultural treats that demand to be discovered.

The biggest drawback about Italy’s charismatic capital? There’s too much to see and do in a single visit. Couldn’t squeeze it all in? You’ll just have to make a return trip. The top tourist spots include the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps, whilst the Forum and Colosseum point to the pomp and power of the former Roman Empire.

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Don’t miss a trip to Vatican City, where St Peter’s Basilica is breathtaking, and Michelangelo’s famed Sistine Chapel fresco must not be missed. Rome is busy, bustling and often intense, but there’s always a quiet spot to be found at a pavement café or restaurant. Feeling romantic? Rome’s treasures await.