UNESCO World Heritage Site The historic centre of Rome is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and rightly so. This is, after all, the location from which the Romans ran their empire, and is a place of huge importance to Christians around the world. The city houses many monuments and buildings of international and historical significance, spanning several millennia, most of which are open and accessible to the public. The Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Rome's 'must see' sight is the Vatican City, which despite being located in Rome is a city state in itself, albeit the smallest state in the world. The Vatican is, of course, at the heart of Catholicism, but there is plenty for everyone to see. Naturally, we suggest that you visit the world famous Sistine Chapel, but also the Vatican Museums which are full of fascinating artefacts. St Peter's Basilica Also within Vatican City is St Peter's Basilica, widely regarded as perhaps the greatest building of the 16th/17th centuries. St Peter's is huge, with the total site covering more than five and a half acres, it contains a vast number of fascinating artworks. We recommend setting aside at least half a day for your visit - and wear comfortable shoes! Trevi Fountain After the splendours of central Rome, you may feel in need of rest and refreshment, so why not head over to the Trevi district of the city, and in particular the Trevi Fountain? Standing an impressive 26.3m high, this Baroque masterpiece is one of the most famous fountains in the world. It's also a great place to sit back and enjoy a genuine Roman gelato. Colosseum The Colosseum was the Roman Empire's largest amphitheatre, and is considered one of the greatest feats of Roman engineering and architecture. Able to seat up to 80,000 spectators, it was used for a range of public spectacles, including gladiatorial contests. Once inside, you will be able to see the underground passageways through which the wild animals and gladiators travelled in order to reach the arena. The Forum The Roman Forum lies in the ancient centre of Rome, a rectangular plaza surrounded by the ruins of ancient government buildings, shrines and temples. Although it began life as a marketplace, over time the Forum grew to become the focal point of Roman life for hundreds of years. Now, you can walk through the excavated Forum and get a Roman's-eye view of this fascinating place. Ships sailing to Rome in 2016 When you visit Rome with Royal Caribbean, you can choose from Brilliance, Independence or Navigator of the Seas. Cruises to Rome Ships sailing from Rome in 2016 Alternatively, you may wish to travel on Jewel or Harmony of the Seas from Rome. Whichever ship you choose, you will enjoy a great selection of new experiences, dazzling entertainment and fine cuisine. Cruises from Rome Rome is one of the world's top 50 tourist destinations. It's home to some of the greatest artworks ever produced, including Michelangelo's ceiling in the Sistine Chapel, and has been at the centre of world events for centuries. As well as a wealth of culture, architecture and history, Rome offers some of the best food to be found anywhere. Royal Caribbean offers a range of cruises from Italy and other Mediterranean holidays, and you may also wish to visit other places of interest, such as Venice. Shore Excursions in Rome When you holiday in Rome with Royal Caribbean, you can join any of our 'Rome, The Eternal City' shore excursions, which give you the opportunity to walk around the many attractions of Rome and experience the true flavour of the city. For those who prefer a more relaxed approach, our Discover Renaissance Rome programme, which offers tours of the sights by coach, is ideal. Why not talk to us about your perfect trip to the Eternal City, today?