Rome

Travel Guide
Roman Forum showing a temple or place of worship, a monument and heritage architecture

Grandiose architecture, classical art and sunnypiazzas: all the ingredients that make up the acclaimed Italian capital. As thehome of the Roman Empire, it’s considered by many to be the centre ofcivilisation – the seed that birthed the Europe we see today. With so mucharchitecture and history spanning back centuries, it’s an ideal city for thehistorians amongst you.

Rome is divided intoneighbourhoods, most of which are named after the main attraction containedwithin the area. This can prove useful when trying to pick a place to stay.Bisected by the River Tiber, the city has a network of beautiful cobbledstreets and boulevards leading to ornate bridges. Remember to take a map withyou when you explore, especially if you want to visit some of the olderneighbourhoods where winding streets and can cause confusion. With so much tosee, the narrow winding streets and many historical sites are best experiencedon foot, while public transport such as buses are the most practical option forcovering longer distances.

Of course, getting lost is part of the charm in Rome.You’ll find yourself stumbling over unexpected treasures such as an undergroundbakery with cornetti fresh from the oven, or an archaeological dig in themiddle of a busy street. It’s a city full of pleasant surprises.

No visit to Rome iscomplete without experiencing the numerous architectural and artistic sites.You'll find Renaissance marvels in the Vatican City, such as the Palazzo Senatorio and the Sistine Chapel. Check outbaroque masterpieces, such as the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica, the SpanishSteps and the Trevi Fountain. The history goes all the way back to Roman times;be sure not to miss the Roman Forum and the magnificent Colosseum.And don’t forget to keep yourself fuelled with a delicious Italian coffee inone of the many squares such as Piazza Navona. If you're short on time, most of Rome's popular attractions are covered in the Rome in One Day tour.

In addition to opera and other music, football andarchitecture, the Romans are also famous lovers of food and wine, and you canalso easily carve an unforgettable culinary journey through the Italian capital.Everywhere in Rome you’ll find fine Italian foodand 'vino' in abundance. The classic dish is Spaghetti Carbonara, but Romancuisine extends far beyond just pasta, with fresh vegetables, meat and cheesetaking centre stage. Simple and tasty dishes based on what is available inseason.

Once you’ve explored the city, do what the localsdo. Find a spot to sit with a delicious gelato (Italian ice cream) and watchthe afternoon sky turn pink. You know what they say, “when in Rome”.

Where to stay in Rome

Hilton Rome Airport
Hilton Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino, 00054
The price is €153 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Fiumicino. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,177 reviews)
"Excellent customer service"

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Hilton Rome Airport
UNAHOTELS Decò Roma
UNAHOTELS Decò Roma
4 out of 5
Via Giovanni Amendola, 57, Rome, RM, 185
The price is €175 per night from 5 Jun to 6 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the bar and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (969 reviews)
"Very close to Termini station, less than 5 minutes walk. Love my room in the fifth floor. 20 minutes walk to the Parthenon. Highly recommend. Very courteous and efficient staff."

Reviewed on 13 May 2022

UNAHOTELS Decò Roma
Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
4 out of 5
Via Principe Amedeo 5/B, Rome, RM, 185
The price is €169 per night from 12 Jun to 13 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (984 reviews)
"Really convenient location for travellers arriving from Ciampino. Most tourists locations in walking distance and plenty of good restaurants. All the staff we met were very friendly and helpful and the room was superb. Would highly recommend."

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Fabulous Village
Fabulous Village
Via Di Malafede 225, Rome, RM, 00125
The price is €61 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this family-friendly campsite in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (817 reviews)
"Really nice and comfortable"

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2022

Fabulous Village
Trianon Borgo Pio
Trianon Borgo Pio
4 out of 5
Piazza delle Vaschette n 13, Rome, RM, 193
The price is €221 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 4-star residence in Rome. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,093 reviews)
"The perfect place and location, the staff is very nice, the rooftop for breakfast is wonderful, the neighborhood is very nice and so close to the Vatican. So happy we found this hotel."

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Trianon Borgo Pio
Colosseo Gardens - My Extra Home
Colosseo Gardens - My Extra Home
Via Giovanni Pascoli 20, Rome, RM, 184
The price is €370 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Stay at this apartment in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, an airport shuttle and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the spacious rooms and the property condition in ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (193 reviews)
"We had a really nice stay here, the value for money is excellent compared to other properties in Rome. The 2 bed / 2 bath apartment was very generously sized. Area is great and it was easy for us to walk to most things we wanted to visit."

Reviewed on 11 May 2022

Colosseo Gardens - My Extra Home
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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