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Safeguard your trip to Rome with a comprehensive and reliable travel insurance policy with Holiday Extras from only *
Rome, la città eterna. One of the most visited and best-recognised cities in the world, Rome is perhaps the melting-pot of culture and history which has stood the test of time for millennia. Walking through the city transports you through the ages; from the ancient remnants of the Forum, the Pantheon and the Colosseum, to Vatican City and all the way up to the modern city of Rome as a bastion of cosmopolitan Europe.
Picking the best holiday insurance policy for you
While the UK is still in the EU by the skin of its teeth, you still should be (metaphorically) wrapping up your holiday plans in cotton wool with a solid, European travel insurance policy. At Holiday Extras, our in-house insurance team along with our partners at TIF (Travel Insurance Facilities) have enhanced our existing two products (Single Trip and Annual Multi-Trip) with 4 new and improved levels of cover to perfectly match your holiday plans.
For a brief look at what we have to offer you, have a little look at the table below to get an idea of what you can expect from our policies:
Single Trip or Annual Multi-Trip?
If this is your one big splash-out of the year, then a Single Trip policy might be right thing for you; they're incredibly affordable and actually do so much more for you than just cover you from A to B, and then from B back to A.
One of the most tempting things about booking a holiday to Italy is the flight time. At under 3 hours flying from the UK, it's a lot quicker than many train services in the UK! Depending on the frequency of your travel plans — in Italy or in Europe as a whole — you might want to consider taking out an Annual Multi-Trip policy that covers your jet-setter lifestyle! Below is another table giving you a taste of what both policies can offer you:
|Your trip can last up to 365 days but must start and end in the UK to be entirely valid||Maximum trip duration varies depending on the policy: 22 days for Bronze, 31 days for Silver and Gold, 45 days for Platinum|
|Must be purchased before leaving the UK, i.e. before passing through security at the airport.||Groups can benefit from an annual policy that does not require them to travel together, nor live together — that's just for family policies!|
|Anyone any age can travel — even under 18s can travel alone||Under 18s must travel with an adult and you cannot travel on the policy if you are older than 79 years at the date of booking|
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For more information on your policy wording feel free to take a look at our Policy Documents, giving you all the relevant information to your policy.
How to book online
To book online simply click below and bear in mind the 4 bits of information:
Location: Where abouts are you going?
Dates: When will you be going, and how long for?
Money: The total cost of your holiday, including travel
Health: Any pre-existing medical conditions?
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Do I need holiday insurance for Italy?
Mamma mia! While the UK is just about still in Europe and you still have access to the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) until Brexit, you still need a solid and reliable travel insurance policy behind you as a safety net in case something wrong should happen along the way that isn't covered by your EHIC, which has its limitations for medical treatment abroad. Read more here on our predictions on a post-Brexit UK.
Should the situation arise where you might need to claim on cancellation cover, medical insurance or baggage insurance, sorting out the right policy is imperative. Tailored around the overall cost of your holiday and any medical conditions you might have, having travel insurance in your back pocket will end up saving you a small fortune should something happen to you while travelling.
Top tourist attractions in Rome
1. The Colosseum
Standing for nearly two millennia, the Colosseum is arguably Italy's most iconic landmark and the most recognisable amphitheatre in the world. Built between 70-72 A.D. to entertain the Roman citizens and the Emperor himself, it used to be the stage for the gladiatorial games, drama, re-enactments and public executions. The games began to wane during the rise of Christianity where human death as a sport was weirdly considered unreligious.
2. The Trevi Fountain
Situated in the Trevi district of Rome, Italy's most iconic and most visited fountain has foundations that stretch way back to ancient times. Yet it was not until the early eighteenth century that Rome was gifted the fountain we know to this day; the Pope commissioned a new fountain to be built, and Nicola Salvi was its designer. An old tradition when visiting the fountain is to throw a coin over your shoulder into the water, where it is said if you wish you will return to Rome one day. Not many know this, but every night a colossal €3,000 is collected from the fountain and donated to Caritas, a charity dedicated to aiding the poor and homeless of Rome.
3. Vatican City
As the seat of the Roman Catholic Church and the residence to the Pope, Vatican City is potentially one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world with up-to 20,000 visitors a day in summer. Despite its rather meagre population of approximately 1,000 citizens Vatican City has been classed its own country, autonomous from Italy, since 1922 – it's capital city being *drumroll please*... Vatican City! Some of the most visited delights in this bastion of Catholicism is St. Peter's Square, St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. Vatican City was allegedly founded on the burial site of St. Peter himself, apostle of Jesus.
4. The Pantheon
One of the most beautiful ancient temples in the world, and perhaps one of Rome's best maintained examples of ancient architecture. The Pantheon's name comes from the Greek, "pan"(all) "theos" (god), and was originally a temple for the Roman gods, before becoming a church in 609 A.D., and the Pantheon was stripped of all its Pagan iconography.
Just a head's up, Rome in August is incredibly busy and popular with tourists. With scorching temperatures reaching the 30s, things might be a tad cramped and a little bit sweaty. Another pointer is that due to most attractions, like the Vatican, being closed to tourists on a Sunday, Monday tends to be when people go out and visit. So maybe steer clear of popular places on Mondays if you want to avoid sigh-inducing queues.
Why choose Holiday Extras?
- - Voted best insurance provider 12 years running.
- - Policies with no excess available.
- - UK based contact centre and 24/7 helpline.
- - No maximum age on single trip policies*.
- - Over 25 years experience selling Travel Insurance.
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