Friday, 10 May 2013
As one of the most popular annual sporting events, the 6 Nations rugby is certainly not one to miss. Whether you’re an avid fan or know nothing about the sport, there can be nothing more atmospheric than supporting your country in one of Europe’s largest stadiums.
Italy's 6 Nations Rugby 2014 fixtures at Stadio Olimpico, Rome:
21st February 2014 - Italy v Scotland, 15:30 kick off
15th March 2014 - Italy v England, 14:30 kick off
Please note all kick off times are local
In March 2014 England will play Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. As the home of Roma and Lazio football teams, along with many other top sporting events, the stadium has a seating capacity of over 70,000. Located in North Rome, the venue is just 4 kilometres from Vatican City and situated next to a beautiful nature reserve along the river Timber. Getting to the stadium is easy via tram or you may wish to stay in a hotel nearby where there is just a 10 minute walk.
6 Nations Package Deals
As Rome is just a 2.5 hour flight, supporting England in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities couldn’t be easier. As well as watching the game, why not spend a few days in Rome with our 3 night package deals? As experts in everything Italia, we can organise your entire trip and make sure you stay in the ideal hotel. Packages include direct flights from a choice of UK airports, transfers, accommodation and of course those all important England 6 nations match tickets.
As all our holiday packages are fully tailored to your needs and requirements, you can stay in Rome for as long or as little as you like. Celebrating a special occasion? We can book you into one of our highly recommended restaurants and ensure you have tickets to some of the best excursions Rome has to offer.
SPECIAL PRICE DEALS - AVAILABLE TO BOOK THIS MONTH:
ITALY V ENGLAND - SATURDAY 15TH MARCH 2014
3 NIGHT PACKAGE DEALS – 14th to 17th March 2014
London Gatwick (EasyJet)
Leeds Bradford (Jet2)
From £499 per person
3 NIGHT PACKAGE DEAL – 13th to 16th March 2014
From £499 per person
3 NIGHT PACKAGE DEAL – 14th to 17th March 2014
London Heathrow (British Airways)
From £549 per person
2 NIGHT PACKAGE DEAL – 14th to 16th March 2014
From £449 per person
More details available here: http://www.bellarome.com/destinations/lazio-holidays/rome/rome-package-deals/italy-v-england-6-nations-rugby-package-2014.asp
When it comes to holidays and short breaks, we don’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach. Simply tell us where you want to fly from, how many are going and what you all want to do and we’ll put together a customised quote for you.
Get in touch with our friendly London based team today for more information or to book.
Thursday, 2 May 2013
Can’t decide where to go on your summer holidays this year? Why not book a combined trip to Rome and Sorrento with our twin centre breaks?
Experience two of Italy’s most beautiful locations and let our experts organise your perfect holiday. Rome is one of Europe’s most popular cities. Spend a few days taking in the incredible sights before heading off to Sorrento to relax beside the crystal blue waters.
Born and bred in Italy, our experts know all the best places to stay, visit, shop, eat, drink and simply relax:
• Places to Stay in Rome: Full of culture and wonder, when visiting Rome it’s a good idea to stay in a central location to get the most out of your stay. Rome’s historic centre is full of beautiful renaissance architecture, museums and lively squares. Those wanting to catch a glimpse of the Pope may wish to stay nearer Vatican City where attractions include the incredible Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Square. There are many hotels and bed and breakfasts around these popular areas to suit all budgets. The team at Bellarome are here to help you find and book your ideal accommodation.
• Places to Eat and Drink in Rome: Finding the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or stop and get a bite to eat is often a daunting prospect when you’re in foreign country. Going the extra mile for all our customers, we’ll book you into one of our handpicked restaurants to ensure you celebrate in style. When it comes to food, Italians are so much more than pizza and pasta, Rome has hundreds of cafes and restaurants to suit all taste buds. Why not try some traditional gastronomy like fiori di zucca or suppli? Rome is still very much alive at night with hundreds of bars, pubs and clubs to choose from. If you’re visiting during summer, the best place to enjoy Italian nightlife culture is outdoors in one of the many squares.
Known for its beautiful beaches, this historic coastal city is full of amazing architecture as well as plenty of tourist amenities. Take a boat trip along the Amalfi coast for pure relaxation or treat yourself in the superb shops.
Organising a twin centre trip to Rome and Sorrento has never been easier when you book with us. Send us an enquiry or give us a call today and let us tailor make your perfect holiday.
Friday, 5 April 2013
Your honeymoon will be one of the most memorable holidays you ever go on, so selecting the right destination is crucial. With hundreds of beautiful locations to choose from, booking a honeymoon is no easy task. You’ll no doubt have enough stress on your hands with organising the big day, so why not sit back, relax and let our travel experts lend a helping hand?
Many couples end up unhappy with their honeymoon as their decision is booked hastily and based on price. When planning your wedding, remember the honeymoon should be an integral part of your celebration, so it’s important to include it within your budget. After all, the ceremony and reception is just one day, whilst your honeymoon is 1 – 2 weeks of pure bliss, the perfect way to start your new life together.
Italian Honeymoon Destinations
As the romantic capital of the word, Italy is full of beautiful beaches, enchanting lakes and wondrous cities. Whether you’re looking for sun and relaxation, a spot of adventure or a luxurious weekend break, Italy is the perfect honeymoon destination for all couples.
Why travel a million miles away when these amazing short haul destinations are right on your doorstep?
- Luxurious Lakes: Known for picturesque, natural scenery, Lake Garda and Lake Como are truly magical honeymoon destinations. Start married life by relaxing in these peaceful and tranquil locations and spend your days canoeing, sailing or swimming in the crystal waters.
- Magnificent Milan: A must for all fashionistas, Italy’s style capital is full of amazing architecture, brilliant boutiques and cosmopolitan bars, restaurants and cafes. With both modern and historical sites to explore, this cutting edge city offers something for everyone.
- Romantic Rome: As one of the most popular honeymoon locations in Europe, Rome is certainly not a city to cross off your wish list. Indulge in fine cuisine, take stroll around the beautiful backstreets and discover some of the most famous sites in the world before spending a glamorous evening at the opera.
- Vibrant Venice: There’s nothing more romantic than taking a Gondola ride across the fabulous Venice waterways. Discover hidden treasures in the many museums and palaces and experience a luxury honeymoon in one of our handpicked fine hotels.
As well as amazing cities Italy has some stunning countryside locations. Treat yourselves to some wine tasting in Florence or relax on a white sandy beach in Sardinia.
Italian Multi Centre Honeymoons
Can’t decide on a destination for your honeymoon? A multi centre holiday is the ideal way to visit several Italian locations in one break.
Born and raised in Italy, our friendly travel team have all the knowledge to create your perfect honeymoon. We can take care of your flights, accommodation, transfers, excursion tickets and even restaurant bookings, so you when it comes to arranging your ideal Italian break you don’t have to worry about a thing.
Send an enquiry today for more information.
Thursday, 14 March 2013
An electric atmosphere surrounded the Vatican this week as Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope Francis. Thousands gathered on St Peter’s square awaiting the smoke from the Sistine Chapel’s chimney.
The 76-year-old has already made history as the first Latin American and Jesuit to be appointed. Although his election came as a surprise to many due to his age, Bergoglio is described as an experienced humble pastor who chose to commute by bus and lived in a simple apartment. He aims to concentrate on modern reform and social outreach, and in his first appearance on the balcony he asked people to pray for him. Amid a busy schedule, Pope Francis begun his first day at the Catholic Church on Thursday, leading cardinals in his first mass and appointing appropriate staff. The weekend will see a special Papal Audience where he will speak of his global vision.
Pilgrimage to Rome
What better way to celebrate the election than with a pilgrimage to Rome? As specialists in trips to Italy, our experienced team can tailor your very own package holiday. Pilgrimages to Rome are perfect for experiencing the incredible Vatican City and four famous basilicas.
See the new pope by attending a Papal Audience and enjoy many popular tours of the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel, and Gallery of the Tapestries.
Born and raised in Italy, our travel team have the best knowledge to arrange your perfect holiday and ensure you get the most from your stay. We have a selection of city centre hotels and bed and breakfasts to choose from and each package includes flights, transfers, accommodation, excursions and even restaurant booking, so you can relax and enjoy every moment of your stay.
As a beautiful sovereign independent state, Vatican City is one of Italy’s wonders. Take a stroll through St Peter’s Square and take in the incredible architecture before entering the Sistine Chapel to view the famous Michelangelo painted ceiling.
For more information on our Rome pilgrimage packages or for a customised quote, contact our friendly team today.
Monday, 4 March 2013
Here’s one for all you avid sports fans. Why not treat yourself to a unique break and head to Italy to watch a Six Nations match?
Italy’s home games have, in recent years, moved to Stadio Olimpico in Rome. With a capacity of around 82,000, this magnificent ground is within easy reach from the city centre, making it ideal to combine with a city or multi centre holiday. After being beaten by Wales last recently, Italy’s next home game is against Ireland on Saturday 16th March, just one day before St Patrick’s Day. Our Six Nations package trips include flights, transfers, accommodation, and official match tickets. Combine an exciting weekend in Rome with a relaxing trip to Florence or let us tailor make your ideal getaway with a one or two week tour of Italy’s most beautiful destinations. Next year, Italy will host matches against England and Scotland. Plan ahead and make sure you get terrific seats to experience all the action and incredible sporting atmosphere.
Trips to Rome
As Italy’s capital, Rome has so much to offer and you will probably need at least 2 -3 days here to catch a glimpse of all the beautiful sights. Go back in time and connect with your inner gladiator at the Colosseum or experience a Papal Audience with the new pope! Head from piazza to piazza and take wondrous photographs of ancient sites before relaxing and enjoying an alfresco lunch in one of the many quaint cafes and restaurants. Like most capital cities, Rome is of course still very much alive at night and there are many chic bars and nightclubs to choose from. The country’s mild weather means there are also many outdoor bars in most of the squares where you can really experience the vibrant Italian culture. Whether you’re travelling as a couple, by yourself, or with friends and family, we can help you create your ideal break and take care of all excursion tickets, so you won’t have to worry about a thing during your stay. We offer a wide range of hotels and bed and breakfasts to suit all budgets. Our travel experts were born and raised in Italy and have the best knowledge as to where you should stay, helping you get the most from your break.
For more information or to book your Six Nations tickets and holiday to Italy, get in touch with our friendly team on 0844 933 4139 or fill in our online booking form.
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
As one of the world’s most famous art cities, with an abundance of galleries, museums and spectacular architecture, visiting Florence is a must. Treat your family this Easter and visit one of Europe’s most beautiful city break destinations.
Things to do in Florence
Museums and Galleries: You can’t possibly visit Florence without seeing the incredible paintings on display at the Uffizi gallery. You don’t have to be an expert to appreciate the magnificent Renaissance artwork, sure to take your breath away. The Palatine Gallery also has a collection of paintings which date back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Those wanting to see famous pieces by Michelangelo can head down to the Accademia Gallery, where you’ll find his statue of David.
Architecture: Great for taking some amazing holiday photos, Florence has many architectural masterpieces, including the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (also known as the Duomo cathedral) which acts as the cultural and historical centre of the city. Those feeling active can climb the 414 stairs of the Campanile bell tower where you can enjoy amazing views of the entire city.
Outdoor Pools: Florence has many large swimming pools which are great for cooling off in the hot summer sun. Let the kids play in one of these gigantic pools whilst you catch some rays.
Wine Tasting: Experience the unique tastes of fine Tuscan wines and discover how these beauties are made in one of the many wineries. Head to the Chianti region and enjoy the incredible scenery and local wines.
City Sightseeing Bus Tour: A great way to ensure you’ve seen all the wondrous sites of Florence. Jump on the hop on, hop off bus and spend the day discovering what the Italian city has to offer.
Nightlife: If you’ve got any energy left after all that sightseeing, experiencing Florence at night is a real treat with many cosmopolitan bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. As experts in organising trips to Florence, we can book you on a whole host of tours and excursions to ensure you make the most of your stay. Celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or just want to surprise a loved one? We can book you a table in one Florence’s finest restaurants - organising every detail before you set off.
Where to Stay
We have hunted down some of the best three, four and five star hotels in great locations so you can explore this gem of a city with ease. Whether you just want a place to rest your head or a luxurious room with a view, we have the accommodation for you.
For more information on our trips to Florence, speak to one of our travel experts today 08449934139 or fill in our booking form.
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Fall in Love All Over Again this Valentine’s Day with a Romantic Trip to Venice. What better way to treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day than with a romantic break in Venice? Forget Paris, Venice is known as one of the world’s most beautiful, unique cities. It’s winding canals, incredible architecture and rich culture makes the destination perfect for spending some quality time with your partner. Sit back and relax in one of the famous Gondola boats (an ideal place to propose) as you glide down quaint, narrow canals before entering the Grand Canal. On certain tours you will even be serenaded throughout the boat ride, offering a truly intimate and romantic experience. Venice is full of picturesque scenery and spectacular churches and cathedrals. The St Mark’s Basilica is a must see. Located just off the famous Piazza San Marco square, the glamorous building features a lavish interior and exterior, and dates back to the 11th century.
City Breaks to Venice
Those looking for a short Venice break can wander through the many winding streets and alleys. Charming squares feature excellent cafes, restaurants and bars where you can watch the Italian world go by. Venice is also fairly quiet in February, so you can enjoy a touch of romance and avoid the hustle and bustle of tourist crowds. One of the great things about Venice is that unlike other cities, there are barely any roads or cars as the boats along the canals are their main transport link. This really does create a ‘silent city’ making Venice a perfect relaxing getaway. Take a seat by the canal and watch the sun set before returning to your love nest or attend one of the many free concerts the city has to offer. We have a selection of three, four and five star hotels to choose from in excellent locations to help you really get the most out of your stay. As experts in holidays and short breaks to Italy, we can help you arrange the perfect Valentine’s Day break. If Venice doesn’t sound like your scene, why not try Florence, Pisa, Naples or Rome? Whatever you fancy this February, let our experts organise the perfect trip for you and a loved one. Get in touch today for more information.