Staff Review



18 Aug 2016

by The Kirker Team

Kirker Holidays

I never get tired of travelling to Rome. This was my third visit to the Italian capital and it won't be my last: I still feel as if I have only scratched the surface of this fascinating city, which is so uniquely packed with history and culture.

Although it was only a brief visit this time, it was enough for me to manage a very overdue visit to one of the most awe-inspiring monuments: the Colosseum. Thankfully we had our pre-booked entrance tickets already organised through the trusty Kirker Concierge before we travelled. We saved hours of queuing, which was a priceless benefit on such a short visit to the city. The Colosseum and the Roman Forum which is almost adjacent, exceeded my expectations in every way. My only regret, however, was not booking a guide. You forget how large and expansive the site is and it is easy to feel overwhelmed and a little lost without expert guidance. That will have to be saved for my next visit.

I also decided to use the Kirker Concierge to book a restaurant: Da Luigi was a fabulous choice, one of the oldest trattorias in the city and we were able to enjoy dinner al fresco. Again, having booked a table in advance took all the stress out of the evening. There is such an overwhelming choice of restaurants in the city, which makes it too easy to end up in a busy touristy place with a high price tag, devoid of any character.

Rome really is the perfect city in my opinion. It is a city you can enjoy discovering on foot; around every corner there is another beautiful landmark to unearth. You don't have to travel hours to see some of the world's most iconic landmarks and you have a huge diversity of restaurants, shopping and excellent hotels. On this trip I continued from Rome to spend some time relaxing in the Umbrian countryside. However, I am so pleased that I took a couple of days here first, instead of driving straight through. Whether it's just for a couple nights within a longer itinerary or a stand-alone short break, Rome never disappoints. Architecture, culture and excellent food make it perfect place to revisit time and time again.

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