Rome Travel Heats Up as Easter Approaches and The Eternal City Prepares for Festivities

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Easter Week is a special time of year in Rome and Vatican City and many visitors enjoy the spectacle, the history, the sights and sounds throughout the week.

Rome vacations are among the most popular vacations each year as millions of people flock to Rome to enjoy the incredible sights, sounds and tastes of this legendary city.

Holy Week for Catholics becomes a special time of year, even for Rome standards. As Rome and Vatican City prepare for Holy Week, many pilgrims begin to make plans to visit the Holy City and Rome for Easter week.

Some of the highlights for many visitors include the Pope re-enacting the stations of the cross on Good Friday, and the legendary Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square celebrated by the Pontiff.

Rome comes alive during this time of year and a city already filled with warm and inviting citizens kicks into high gear during Easter and beyond which has many vacationers going back to Rome year after year.

Vatican City which is nestled in one of the most beautiful parts of Rome is filled with pilgrims and vacationers absorbing the magnificent sights including the Pieta and the famous Sistine Chapel frescos by Michelangelo.

The vacation industry has been bracing for a historic year of travel as a burgeoning economy in the United States and a renewed emphasis on enjoying life have many predicting record travel in 2006.

Travelers are expected to gobble up Rome vacation packages at an even greater pace then they have been historically, including 6-Night Rome vacation packages by Virgin Vacations starting an eye-popping $849/pp based on departure city and dates selected.

As Easter preparations get the finishing touches, vacation plans for many are beginning to take serious shape and Rome will undoubtedly be a beneficiary of the renewed interest in travel. Few cities in the world can compare to the sights, sounds and of course the tastes of Rome.

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