From Rome with Love

This February in Rome there are a lot of great events and things to do, so why not bring your loved one over to the beautiful city to celebrate Valentines Day and enjoy some of the great culture the city has to offer. Below is a list with a variety of different things to do, so that you can get an idea of the different things available in the city.

Gladiator Training!

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Master the basics of hand-to-hand combat at a genuine gladiator school on the ancient Appian Way. You'll discover the secrets of Imperial Rome's gladiator games, get hands-on with ancient Roman history and have the best fun you can imagine!


·         Two-hour Roman gladiator training

·         Lessons led by members of the Historic Group of Rome

·         Hire of gladiator clothing and weapons

·         Free drink included

·         Free entrance to the Gladiator School of Rome Museum

·         Choice of lesson times throughout the day


Six Nations Rugby (Ireland v Italy)

If you are a rugby fan then on February the 7th in Rome at the Stadio Olimpico the 2nd match of the Six Nations will take place between Ireland and Italy. This will be a great match and the stadium and surrounding areas will be filled with rugby enthusiasts from all over the world, who have come to see the match. Click on the link above to buy tickets, but get them as soon as possible as they are likely to sell out!


The Vatican Museums are the museums of the Vatican City and are located within the city's boundaries. They display works from the immense collection built up by the Popes throughout the centuries including some of the most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world.

Pope Julius II founded the museums in the early 16th century. The Sistine Chapel, with its ceiling decorated by Michelangelo, and the Stanze della Segnatura decorated by Raphael are on the visitor route through the Vatican Museums. In 2013, they were visited by 5.5 million people, which combined makes it the 5th most visited art museum in the world.

There are 54 galleries, or salas, in total with the Sistine Chapel, notably, being the very last sala within the Museum. Click here to buy tickets for the Vaitcan Museum.

If you enjoyed the Vatican Museums you should definetely also consider visiting the San Giovanni di Laterano (or Saint John’s in Lateran) Church. San Giovanni is the first Christian Basilica built in the world and the original Papal seat until the 15th century, consecrated and dedicated to the Savior in A.D. 324. 


On February the 2nd buy tickets to see the legendary rock band Korn playing live!


Quiet and Authentic

If you would like to escape the more touristic areas of the city and enjoy some delicious authentic Italian food and drink then head to the local area of Trastevere. Take a stroll around the cobbled streets before choosing one of the many excellent local restaurants. It’s a picturesque neighbourhood which has the look and feel of a traditional small Italian town, with people shopping, chatting and drinking espresso at the pavement cafes.


If you are planning to come to Rome this February and haven´t found somewhere to stay yet then take a look at Habitat Apartments who have a wide range of apartments available to suit all needs! Featured below is the incredible Babuino Super Top apartment.

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