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”.

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Where to stay in Rome

Hotel Quirinale
Hotel Quirinale
4 out of 5
Via Nazionale 7, Rome, RM
The price is €91 per night from 13 Dec to 13 Dec
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this family-friendly Rome hotel is steps away from Via XX Settembre and Via Nazionale. Via Veneto and Trevi Fountain are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,656 reviews)
"Rooms were larger than I excepted, rooms were very clean. Beds were very comfortable, hotel staff were very helpful. Hotel was good locations to for the train station, church's, restaurants, opera house, subway."

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2021

Hotel Quirinale
Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
4 out of 5
Via Principe Amedeo 5/B, Rome, RM
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €94 per night from 28 Nov to 28 Nov
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Baths of Diocletian, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Palace of Expositions. Repubblica ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (956 reviews)
"Super helpful staff, location is perfect. Parking is 40 euro a night, but it’s the same rate all around for the area. Only bad thing, was the fridge wasn’t stocked and had last guests open drinks and leftovers in there. Pleasant stay none the less though."

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2021

Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
Hilton Rome Airport
Hilton Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €134 per night from 28 Nov to 28 Nov
This family-friendly Fiumicino hotel is located in the shopping district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Area Archeologica del Porto di Traiano and Necropoli di Porto ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,186 reviews)
"Everything was easy and the room was nice and clean. It was refreshing after a long flight to rest in a secure place. Thank you."

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2021

Hilton Rome Airport
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
The price is €34 per night from 28 Nov to 28 Nov
Located near the airport, this family-friendly campsite is within 6 mi (10 km) of Euroma2, Roma Convention Center La Nuvola, and Spazio Novecento. Cinecitta ...
4/5 Very Good! (784 reviews)
"The property was outdated a bit rundown. I found miouse droppings in the kitchen"

Reviewed on 5 Jul 2020

Fabulous Village
Your Suite Rome
Your Suite Rome
Via Monserrato 31, Place Navone, Rome, Rome
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Campo de' Fiori and Piazza Navona. Castel Sant'Angelo and Santa Maria ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (223 reviews)
"The apartment was amazing! Very eclectic and interesting taste in decoration! The space was also very comfortable and well stocked for all of our needs. The location was very convenient for any sightseeing around Rome. The concierge staff were outstandingly helpful and responsive throughout our stay, ..."

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2021

Your Suite Rome
Trianon Borgo Pio
Trianon Borgo Pio
4 out of 5
Piazza delle Vaschette n 13, Rome, RM
The price is €126 per night from 29 Nov to 29 Nov
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Via Cola di Rienzo, Castel Sant'Angelo and St. Peter's Square. St. Peter's Basilica ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,070 reviews)
"Excellent place to stay near the Vatican. 5-minute walk to St. Peter’s Square. My mother and I stayed at their 2-bedroom residence with full kitchen and spacious balcony and we loved it. Place was very clean and had all the things we needed. Having an elevator was a plus and the American breakfast ..."

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2021

Trianon Borgo Pio
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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