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

Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
4 out of 5
Via Principe Amedeo 5/B, Rome, RM
The price is RM463 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
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 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (979 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2021

Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
Hotel Quirinale
Hotel Quirinale
4 out of 5
Via Nazionale 7, Rome, RM
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM556 per night from 19 Sep to 19 Sep
This family-friendly Rome hotel is located in Rome Historic Centre, within 1 mi (2 km) of Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore, Colosseum and Borghese Gallery. Piazza ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,789 reviews)
"Beautiful Hotel, walking distance from many historical sites. Polite and helpful staff. Wonderful stay"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2021

Hotel Quirinale
Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
5 out of 5
Via Alberto Cadlolo 101, Rome, RM
The price is RM1,241 per night from 12 Oct to 12 Oct
This family-friendly Rome hotel is located in the suburbs, within 1 mi (2 km) of Monte Mario and Piazzale Clodio. AURA Shopping Mall and Via Cola di Rienzo are ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (980 reviews)
"Very picturesque"

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2021

Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
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.
Roma Camping In Town
Roma Camping In Town
Via Aurelia, 831, Rome, RM
The price is RM137 per night from 18 Oct to 18 Oct
This family-friendly Rome campsite is located in a rural location, within 3 mi (5 km) of San Carlo di Nancy Hospital and Vatican Gardens. Bioparco di Roma and ...
3.9/5Good! (1,077 reviews)
"Great hotel, really cool and close to stores and bus stops"

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2020

Roma Camping In Town
Navona Palace Luxury Inn
Navona Palace Luxury Inn
Via Della Pace 36/36a, Rome, RM
The price is RM559 per night from 19 Sep to 19 Sep
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this spa apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Chiesa di Sant'Agnese in Agone and Via Condotti. Sistine Chapel and ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (290 reviews)
"great neighborhood, friendly, helpful staff; beautiful old building."

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2021

Navona Palace Luxury Inn
Fabulous Village
Fabulous Village
Via Di Malafede 225, Rome, RM
The price is RM139 per night from 12 Oct to 12 Oct
Located near the airport, this family-friendly campsite is within 6 mi (10 km) of Atlantico, Euroma2, and PalaLottomatica. Cinecitta World and Ostia Antica are ...
4/5Very Good! (771 reviews)
"The property was outdated a bit rundown. I found miouse droppings in the kitchen"

Reviewed on 5 Jul 2020

Fabulous Village
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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