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Rome

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

Prati featuring street scenes, religious elements and a city

Prati

4.5/5Wonderful!(464 area reviews)

Prati is popular for its popular shops. Explore top sights like Via Cola di Rienzo and Palace of Justice, and you can get around town on the metro at Ottaviano - San Pietro - Musei Vaticani Station.

Prati
Rione Monti which includes building ruins, heritage elements and heritage architecture

Monti

4.5/5Wonderful!(649 area reviews)

Known for its prominent churches and charming cafes, there's plenty to explore in Monti. You can visit top attractions like Via Nazionale and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and jump on the metro at Cavour Station or Colosseo Station to see more of the city.

Monti
San Giovanni which includes a city

San Giovanni

4/5Very Good!(63 area reviews)

Noted for its churches and museums, there's plenty to explore in San Giovanni. Top attractions like Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Via Appia Nuova Shopping District are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Ponte Lungo Station or Re di Roma Station to see more of the city.

San Giovanni
Aurelio

Aurelio

3.5/5Good!(93 area reviews)

Churches and museums are just a few features Aurelio is known for, and you can get around the area by hopping on the metro at Cornelia Station or Battistini Station.

Aurelio
Cassia

Cassia

4.5/5Wonderful!(6 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the cafes and live music in Cassia. You might want to make time for a stop at Nature Reserve dell'Insugherata or Parco di Roma Golf Club.

Cassia

Top hotels in Rome

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hilton Rome Airport
Hilton Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino, RM
The price is €168 per night

Situated in the shopping district, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Area Archeologica del Porto di Traiano and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Necropoli di Porto Isola ...

3.8/5Good! (4,278 reviews)

"It was attached to the airport - accessible by a covered walkway which ran through the airport parking garages."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Hilton Rome Airport
Air Rooms Rome Airport by HelloSky
Air Rooms Rome Airport by HelloSky
4 out of 5
Via Generale Felice Santini, 1023, Aeroporto Inter. Leonardo da Vinci, Fiumicino
The price is €141 per night

Situated in Fiumicino, this hotel is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Area Archeologica del Porto di Traiano, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Baths of Neptune and Castelfusano. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (784 reviews)

"Very convenient for airport stay over. Small rooms but I would be back again."…"

Reviewed on 27 May 2020

Air Rooms Rome Airport by HelloSky
Best Western Hotel Rome Airport
Best Western Hotel Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Portuense, 2465, Fiumicino, RM
The price is €81 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Necropoli di Porto Isola Sacra, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Parco Leonardo and Castello di Giulio ...

3.8/5Good! (1,524 reviews)

"easy and good ,will be better with a better service"…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Best Western Hotel Rome Airport

Popular places to visit in Rome

Colosseum
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Colosseum

4.5/5(1,980 reviews)

A true architectural heavyweight, the 2,000-year-old Colosseum is often considered one of the seven “modern” wonders of the world.

Trevi Fountain
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Trevi Fountain

4.5/5(1,879 reviews)

Rome is a city abundant in world-class water features, but none more stunning, or more famous, than the Trevi Fountain.

Pantheon
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Pantheon

4.5/5(1,593 reviews)

One of ancient Rome’s greatest achievements combines momentous history and inspired architecture.

Spanish Steps
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Spanish Steps

4.5/5(1,627 reviews)

A monumental stairway with a monumental past, the Spanish Steps are literally and figuratively at the heart of Rome.

Piazza Navona
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Piazza Navona

4.5/5(1,461 reviews)

The old papal buildings have altered little over the centuries, but still act as an open-air hub for cafés and street entertainers. 

Vatican Museums
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Vatican Museums

4.5/5(1,325 reviews)

Forget the Louvre, the Met or the Hermitage, some of the world’s greatest collections of art can be found in the Vatican Museums.

Top things to do in Rome

Skip-the-line: Colosseum & Forum Tour with Special Gladiator’s Gate & Arena Floor Access
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Skip-the-line: Colosseum & Forum Tour with Special Gladiator’s Gate & Arena Floor Access

94% of travellers recommend
€62
Per adult
Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

84% of travellers recommend
€33
Per adult
The Vatican & Rome Pass with Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour
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The Vatican & Rome Pass with Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour

82% of travellers recommend
€130
Per adult
Skip-the-Line: Small-Group Colosseum, Forum & Palatine Hill
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Skip-the-Line: Small-Group Colosseum, Forum & Palatine Hill

96% of travellers recommend
€61
Per adult
Early Sistine Chapel Entry with Skip-the-line Vatican & St. Peter's Basilica Tour
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Early Sistine Chapel Entry with Skip-the-line Vatican & St. Peter's Basilica Tour

92% of travellers recommend
€74
Per adult
Small-Group Skip-the-Line to Pompeii with Amalfi Coast Tour
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Small-Group Skip-the-Line to Pompeii with Amalfi Coast Tour

96% of travellers recommend
€179
Per adult

Reviews of Rome

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 23.72528616024974%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 3.173777315296566%
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2 - Disappointing 0.4422476586888658%
1 - Terrible
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 May 2020

Make the most of your time here and do a vespa ride (like the Romans do!) - it is the best way to get around and see all the sights of Rome, not to mention it's super fun!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Mar 2020

We benefited from the sad fact that many people had cancelled due to the coronavirus fears. Rome was quiet so we visited the Colosseum and the Vatican on organised tours which were wonderful. I’ll never go anywhere of historical significance again wi

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

14 Mar 2020

Lovely city would defintly return

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Mar 2020

we will return once the corona virus is done and dusted

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Mar 2020

The most beautiful of cities.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

8 Mar 2020

Great places to eat nearby reasonably priced

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