Europe for the weekend: religious city breaks From Prague and Rome Hotels
The concept of the long weekend has been favoured for getting away to Europe for quite some time. With cities bursting with culture, art and delicious food all over continental Europe, and short flight times for the UK, it has never been more popular to take a Friday off work and get away for 48
You’ll be amazed at how much you can fit in over the course of just one long weekend. With so many European cities compact and walk-able in size, you can often see the city and many of its delights in just a few days, provided you’re armed with a great travel guide, and if you’ve got the help of a great concierge at your hotels, you’ll surely spot things that you might have missed otherwise.
Rome is one of the most-loved destinations for a religious-themed getaway, given that it appeals to both believers of religion, and those interested more generally in the wider spectrum of history and culture alike. Throughout the city, you’ll come across churches at every corner (there are over 900 churches across the city), each of which tells its own unique story about Rome’s Catholic past.
Most famously, the tourist trail will take you to the Vatican City, otherwise known as the smallest country in the world, as well as the home to St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, with its world-famous ceiling frescoes so carefully painted by the great artist Michelangelo more than 500 years ago.
Rome hotels will normally be more than happy to suggest itineraries for those visiting the city on short two-day sight-seeing tours, as well as trusted local tour companies and guides that can be well worth booking with: they’ll often save you time, as booking onto a group tour will help you skip the sometimes hours-long queues that form at the particularly popular attractions, revealing secrets and hidden facts that you might’ve missed otherwise.