Trip of the Week, Sponsored by Baton Rouge Metro Airport: Take a Roman holiday in the world’s most historical city

    Fly nonstop from BTR to Charlotte or Dallas on American or Atlanta on Delta. Then take a taste of la dolce vita in the Eternal City of Rome. Begin your journey at the Colosseum, the legendary landmark that’s nearly two centuries old and the largest amphitheater ever built. Wander through St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, considered one of the world’s most recognized and revered shrines. Relive the era of Augustus as you explore the remarkable ruins of the Roman Forum. Marvel at the stunning splendor of Michelangelo’s handiwork and religion’s most influential art at the Sistine Chapel. Drink in the bohemian atmosphere of the Trastevere, the city’s favorite neighborhood. Toss a coin for good luck into the lavish and beautiful Trevi Fountain. Or enroll in a cooking class to learn authentic Italian dishes from local chefs. Visit your favorite travel site for roundtrip fares from BTR as low as $1,415. And be sure to check out for more trip ideas.

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