Cross the Rubicon

Eoin Walsh 20 January 2022
Rome, the Eternal City……

Home to Julius Caesar, the Roman Empire, the majestic Colosseum, and some of the world’s best cuisine.

I’m a huge fan of city breaks but I’m not overly keen on overcrowded tourism. That’s why I took the opportunity to visit Rome recently when there were less tourists than usual due to the pandemic.

Rome is absolutely steeped in history, and this is evident from the moment you arrive. From the ruins of ancient Rome to the Circus Maximus, you really get a feeling of going back in time.

I was also blessed with some fantastic guides who were engaging and had a real passion for exploring this fascinating city. The Vatican Museum and the Borghese Gallery were a couple of highlights for me. I was equally impressed with the remarkable Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon.

Rome has so much to offer that you can get carried away with yourself, so even the most enthusiastic sightseer should take some time to relax and enjoy some of the more leisurely activities. Enjoy a sunset expresso at the Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi or take a stroll along the winding River Tiber.

Across the river is Trastevere, a colourful bohemian district bustling with local charm. With artisan shops, gastro restaurants, wine-bars, and brewpubs, it’s ideal to spend the evening after a long day sightseeing.

All roads lead to Rome…… With four daily flights from Dublin and a wide range of hotel options, you could be enjoying a tiramisu before you know it!