Rome

Travel Guide
Roman Forum showing a temple or place of worship, a monument and heritage architecture
Stand in awe of the ancient ruins, legendary artworks and breathtaking cityscapes that make Italy’s capital so alluring.

Some know it as the “City of Love,” others know it as the “Eternal City,” but whatever name it goes by, Rome remains one of the most special destinations in the world. Familiarity cannot tarnish the sheer magic of Italy’s capital, a city that is eternally beautiful, fascinating and romantic.

Rome is a name that is almost synonymous with history and for centuries it stood for one of the largest empires the world has ever known. Stroll around the storied streets of a city that was founded by Romulus and Remus, a pair of twins who, according to legend, were raised by wolves.

Witness the glory days of the Roman Empire in ruins such as the Roman Forum, which was once the heart of social and political activity in the city. The adjacent Colosseum is one of the city’s finest attractions, a beautifully preserved amphitheater that hosted gladiatorial games.

Walk up one of the seven hills that shaped the layout of the city. Palatine Hill, next to the Forum, contains some of the oldest ruins in Rome. The palaces of Capitoline Hill are not only spectacular buildings, they also house classical artwork in some of the oldest public museums in the world.

Religious devotees, art enthusiasts and culture vultures are all equally astonished by the Vatican Museums. The galleries, located next to the famous St. Peter’s Basilica, house masterpieces by Raphael and Donatello. Finish in the Sistine Chapel, the home of Michelangelo’s famous ceiling fresco.

Rome is the perfect city to explore on foot. Stroll around the center and seek out stunning sights such as the Spanish Steps and the impressive Trevi Fountain. Linger over a glass of Italian wine and delectable local cuisine in squares such as Piazza Navona. Return to these destinations at night to discover the romantic atmosphere of Rome after dark.

Come to Rome outside of the peak months between June and August to enjoy fewer crowds and cooler days ideal for walking the city’s historic streets. In any season of the year, however Rome offers excesses of charm, beauty and history.

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Where to stay in Rome

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 €219 per night from 16 Oct to 17 Oct
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,009 reviews)
"Nice property. Updated clean near shopping dining and transportation. Great breakfast"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2022

Hilton Rome Airport
Hilton Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino, 00054
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €279 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct
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 ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,276 reviews)
"Great location for next day flight. Very friendly staff and breakfast was good. Beds were very very hard and there was no separate cover sheets just a combo sheet/blanket that made sleeping a challenge. Also no wash cloths for bath/showering."

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2022

UNAHOTELS Decò Roma
UNAHOTELS Decò Roma
4 out of 5
Via Giovanni Amendola, 57, Rome, RM, 185
The price is €235 per night from 9 Oct to 10 Oct
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! (1,016 reviews)
"My stay at this hotel was excellent. The rooms were clean and modern, the location was perfect (2 minutes walk to the train station) and everything I needed was nearby, and the staff was exceptionally helpful and kind."

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2022

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
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! (871 reviews)
"Water was not draining properly in the shower and sink."

Reviewed on 4 Jul 2022

numa I Vici Rooms & Apartments
numa I Vici Rooms & Apartments
Via del Mancino 11, Rome, RM, 187
Stay at this aparthotel in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a flat-screen TV. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy beds in their reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (429 reviews)
"Location was excellent, also staff is very proactive and fast answering any question or needs. Recommend."

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2022

Trianon Borgo Pio
Trianon Borgo Pio
4 out of 5
Piazza delle Vaschette n 13, Rome, RM, 193
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! (1,148 reviews)
"It was clean and quiet. Beautiful views from the terrace where we had breakfast."

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2022

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