Rome

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Roman Forum featuring a temple or place of worship, heritage architecture and a monument

The classical Italian architecture, rich cultural heritage and sun-soaked piazzas all contribute to the unique atmosphere of Italy's spectacular capital city.

The city of Rome houses nearly 3 million people, and its residents are among the most passionate and talkative on the planet, constantly divulging their views to visitors on the best restaurants, or the state of Italian football. The pace of life here is relentless, save for the post-lunch nap that many true Romans consider to be customary.

Rome, often referred to as the city of seven hills, is divided into neighbourhoods and separated by the Tiber River. Characterful cobbled streets are commonplace. Get hold of a map to help guide you around the city. On the whole, it is best to get around Rome on foot; far easier than trying to find other ways of getting around the windy, narrow roads. However, buses are available.

You may lose your way occasionally! This isn’t all bad. You may discover a backstreet treasure trove, such as a small local bakery, which bakes delicious fresh bread or a restaurant that the locals like to keep a secret.

You can’t visit Rome and not find yourself in awe of its phenomenal and simply unique architectural heritage. Rome houses are some of the most spectacular historical sites in the world, with Renaissance wonders such as the Palazzo Senatorio and the famous Sistine Chapel located within Vatican City. Alongside this, you’ll see some wonderful examples of Baroque architecture, including the unparalleled St. Peter's Basilica, the beautiful Spanish Steps, and the ornate Trevi Fountain.

Chart the history of the remarkable and infamous Roman Empire, by taking a literal stroll through history via the Roman Forum, whose tour of Rome culminates with a viewing of the iconic Colosseum. This is not merely a tour for history buffs; it is an unmissable part of Roman culture.

Italy is known for its great coffee and delicious gelato (ice cream). No trip to Rome would be complete without trying them out in one of the picturesque town squares dotted around the city, such as the Piazza Navona. It goes without saying that Romans live for food and wine, so there is probably nowhere better to eat in the world. Italian signature dishes are loved by so many, and their wine is renowned throughout the world.

In summary, Rome is a beautiful city with a rich and attractive culture that attracts visitors from every corner of the earth.

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Where to stay in Rome

iQ Hotel Roma
iQ Hotel Roma
4 out of 5
Via Firenze, 8, Rome, RM
The price is RM318 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this hotel is steps away from Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Via Nazionale. Via Veneto and Trevi Fountain are also within 1 mile ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (959 reviews)
"Couldn’t fault iQ Hotel Roma at all. Very friendly staff throughout the stay, who go above and beyond to make your stay more enjoyable. Hotel rooms are very spacious and extremely clean. Fridge with free water was a nice touch. Hotel is very accessible to all of the main tourist spots. Would definitely ..."

Reviewed on 25 Jan 2022

iQ Hotel Roma
Hotel Quirinale
Hotel Quirinale
4 out of 5
Via Nazionale 7, Rome, RM
The price is RM357 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
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! (1,544 reviews)
"Clean and nice hotel, very helpful staff nice food as well realy enjoyed my 3 days stay and will come back."

Reviewed on 25 Jan 2022

Hotel Quirinale
9Hotel Cesari
9Hotel Cesari
4 out of 5
Via di Pietra 89a, Rome, RM
The price is RM348 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this romantic hotel is steps away from Galleria Alberto Sordi and Via del Corso. Trevi Fountain and Pantheon are also within ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (45 reviews)
"What an incredible find in the heart of Rome! I travel often and work in the hotel industry so I can appreciate when a hotel does a great job. The property feels brand new (and only opened in August) and is beautifully designed, with really nice public spaces and a great rooftop bar/breakfast area. ..."

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2022

9Hotel Cesari
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.
Sonder | Montevecchio
Sonder | Montevecchio
The price is RM206 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piazza Navona, Campo de' Fiori and Pantheon. Castel Sant'Angelo and Trevi Fountain ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (4 reviews)
"Great location. Within a short walk of major landmarks in Rome. The bed was a little rough, but not a deal-breaker. The shower (in 3B) was tiny. Not unusual in old European buildings. I would absolutely stay there again."

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2022

Sonder | Montevecchio
CancelleriaDieci
CancelleriaDieci
Vicolo della Cancelleria, 10, Rome
The price is RM374 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this apartment building is steps away from Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and Piazza Navona. Campo de' Fiori and Pantheon are also ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (125 reviews)
"This was an amazing property. So close to so many points of interest and local culture. Beautiful apartment and Roberta the Manager was fantastic. She gave us wonderful restaurant suggestions, and directions and transportation help. Can't wait to go back"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2022

CancelleriaDieci
Trianon Borgo Pio
Trianon Borgo Pio
4 out of 5
Piazza delle Vaschette n 13, Rome, RM
The price is RM464 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
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! (1,074 reviews)
"This facility is just 4 blocks from the Vatican and there is many places to eat around the corner. There is a supermarket 1 block away and a quickie mart right across the street. When you pull up you kinda hold your breath but inside the place is new and the staff outstanding. The rooms have everything ..."

Reviewed on 26 Nov 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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