ROMAN RENDEZVOUS

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Rome is a crossroad of modern and historical architecture.

SEE Many of Rome’s attractions are accessible by foot. The Capitoline Museums, the Roman Forum, and the Colosseum are close to one another. If you’re an art aficionado, Vatican City is a must-visit for their vast art collection. Close to the Vatican City, you’ll find the Castel Sant’Angelo and a little further, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain.

DO Take a walk off the main streets. There are plenty of quirky shops selling glass ornaments on the smaller lanes, as well as cosy cafes and restaurants. One thing you have to try while you are in Rome is their hot chocolate as it’s rich, thick and creamy. Just the thing to wind down after a long day of exploring!

SHOP Be it gourmet food items, jewellery, or hand-painted ceramics, Rome will spoil you for choice. Anyone would appreciate a fine bottle of high-quality balsamic vinegar, or even cheeses. Head to Dolce e Non Solo or Volpetti for all your foodie needs. For more great shopping, try Le Tre Ghinee for classy handmade glass and ceramic creations, or Saddlers Union, artisans of handcrafted leather products.

STAY The Lord Byron hotel is Rome’s best kept secret. Secluded, elegant and filled with antiques, there are only 32 individually decorated rooms, making this an abode of intimate luxury. Rooms are the ultimate in Roman retreat with warm colours and crisp linen sheets, but just a 10-minute taxi ride away and you’re back in civilisation, joining the crowd at the famous Spanish Steps.

Royal Brunei Airlines flies Dubai daily for connections to Rome.

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