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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 Golden House of Nero (Domus Aurea), and jump on the metro at Cavour Station or Colosseo Station to see more of the city.

Monti
San Giovanni

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
Hotel 87 Eighty-Seven - Maison D'Art Collection
Hotel 87 Eighty-Seven - Maison D'Art Collection
4 out of 5
Via del Tritone 87-89, Rome, Rome
The price is €60 per night

This family-friendly Rome hotel is located in the historical district, steps away from Via del Tritone, Via Veneto and Piazza Barberini. Piazza di Spagna and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (753 reviews)

"The location was amazing, it was so convenient. A taxi bay is near the hotel too so we used that to get to further places like the Vatican. Hotel was very clean and most of the staff were very nice. In my opinion, those who worked the front desk were not friendly."…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2020

Hotel 87 Eighty-Seven - Maison D'Art Collection
Otivm Hotel
Otivm Hotel
4 out of 5
Via D'Aracoeli, 11, Rome
The price is €85 per night

Located in Navona, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Piazza Venezia, Via del Corso and Roman Forum. National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II and Capitoline ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (403 reviews)

"Great hotel with perfect location to explore Rome. Good breakfast and helpful staff. Thank you."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2020

Otivm Hotel
La Maison D'Art Spagna - Maison d'Art Collection
La Maison D'Art Spagna - Maison d'Art Collection
3 out of 5
Via del Corso 112, Spagna, Rome
The price is €62 per night

Located in Rome City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Via del Tritone, Via del Corso and Via Condotti. Trevi Fountain and Piazza di Spagna are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (70 reviews)

"Great place to stay, amazing staff and very friendly."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2020

La Maison D'Art Spagna - Maison d'Art Collection

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.

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. 

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.

Villa Borghese
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Villa Borghese

4.5/5(538 reviews)

Take a break from the busy city center and explore this vast network of pretty gardens and enthralling museums.

Top things to do in Rome

Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Tour
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Tour

€97
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
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

€62
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Rome in 1 Day: Skip-the-Line Vatican, Colosseum & Ancient Rome Guided Tour
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Rome in 1 Day: Skip-the-Line Vatican, Colosseum & Ancient Rome Guided Tour

€91
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Skip the Line: Colosseum, Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour
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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour

€60
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Skip-the-Line Pompeii & Vesuvius Tour: Day Trip Back in Time
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Skip-the-Line Pompeii & Vesuvius Tour: Day Trip Back in Time

€139
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Private Arrival Transfer from Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport
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Private Arrival Transfer from Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport

€21
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Rome

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
2784
5 - Excellent 72.42455775234131%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 23.72528616024974%
3 - Okay
122
3 - Okay 3.173777315296566%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.4422476586888658%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.23413111342351717%

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