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Travel Guide

Famed the world over for its art and architecture, the capital of Italy perfectly combines the ancient and the modern to guarantee a truly memorable city-break.

Rome, the capital of Italy, is one of Europe’s most visited cities, and it is easy to see why. The magnificent architecture of its countless monuments charts its rich culture history, spanning over two and a half thousand years from its founding in 753 BC. Combine this with the renowned vibrancy and hospitality of its residents, and you will be guaranteed the holiday of a lifetime.

Discover the origins of the city when you explore the many ancient edifices still standing today. A visit to the Roman Forum will show you the political and cultural hub of the classical capital. Step back in time and imagine yourself facing gladiatorial combat when you tour the awe-inspiring Colosseum. Look out for the live archaeological excavations, as ever more historical treasures are unearthed.

Many enjoyable hours can be spent wandering through the narrow cobbled streets. At almost every turn you will stumble upon a beautiful view or fascinating example of art and design. Many of the city’s most famous attractions are simply an integral part of the cityscape, and free to view. For example, you can spend an evening sitting on the Spanish Steps, soaking up the relaxed atmosphere, or marvel at the magnificent Trevi Fountain, with its masterfully carved statues of Roman sea gods.

Once you have worked up an appetite, you will be treated to some of the finest of Italian dishes. Whilst the whole of Italy is famous for its cuisine, that of the capital is possibly the best. Whether you chose spaghetti “ajo e ojo”, with olive oil, garlic and chilli, or a dish based on the widely-used artichoke, you will be sure to be tasting delicious local produce.

Religion is inextricably intertwined with the history of Rome. The Vatican City, the heart of the Catholic Church, lies within the city limits. Visitors are welcome to explore this walled enclave, the smallest independent state in the world. Do bear in mind the dress code when planning your visit. Shoulders and knees must be covered, otherwise you will be denied entry. Once inside, you will discover a wealth of art and treasures within some of the most iconic buildings in the western hemisphere. St Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world, houses masterpieces by artists such as Michelangelo and Raphael. You must not miss the world-famous frescoes adorning the Sistine Chapel.

If you plan to explore this wonderful city on foot, equip yourself with a detailed map, and make sure you plan many refreshment breaks at the charming cafés in the city’s piazzas. Alternatively, the city is well-served by both bus and Metro routes.

Where to stay in Rome

Top hotels in Rome

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 Rs4,753 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

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 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (794 reviews)

"Hotel location is excellent, rooms on the small size and"…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2020

Hotel 87 Eighty-Seven - Maison D'Art Collection
Hilton Rome Airport
Hilton Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino, RM
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs11,238 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar

This family-friendly Fiumicino hotel is located in the shopping district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Area Archeologica del Porto di Traiano and Necropoli di Porto ...

3.8/5Good! (1,602 reviews)

"Easy walk directly from Terminal 3 to hotel. Easy check in and spacious room. Great food, room service and restaurant"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2021

Hilton Rome Airport
Hotel Isola Sacra Rome Airport
Hotel Isola Sacra Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Della Scafa 416, Fiumicino, RM
The price is Rs4,511 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Necropoli di Porto Isola Sacra and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Ostia Antica. Area Archeologica del Porto ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,203 reviews)
Friendly staff and clean hotel

"Staff at check in and check out were very friendly given the circumstances of COVID19"…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2020

Hotel Isola Sacra Rome Airport
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Rome

Lungotevere Suite
Lungotevere Suite
Lungotevere Degli Artigiani 20, Rome, RM
The price is Rs5,268 per night from 28 Mar to 29 Mar

Located in Quartiere XI Portuense, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Circus Maximus and Roman Forum. Baths ...

4.3/5Excellent! (216 reviews)
Lovely Hotel.

"Hotel room was large with a very large balcony. Everything you could need. We did not use public transport whilst there as the nearest hop on hop off bus was at the Collisium which was a 50 minute walk. Fortunately the weather was good. Could not find many local restaurants open for dinner on Sunday. ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2019

Lungotevere Suite
Villa Spalletti Trivelli
Villa Spalletti Trivelli
Via Piacenza 4, Rome, RM
The price is Rs27,648 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar

Located in Monti, this luxury residence is steps away from Quirinale Palace and Via Nazionale. Via Veneto and Trevi Fountain are also within 10 minutes. Barberini ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (61 reviews)

"A fantastic hotel. Best ever we do a lot of travelling and this is exceptional in every way. Felt we were visiting someone’s beautiful home and made extremely welcome. If you do not have the opportunity to stay visit for a coffee or lunch. Beautiful gardens etc Wonderful staff hope to return"…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

Villa Spalletti Trivelli
Navona Palace Luxury Inn
Navona Palace Luxury Inn
Via Della Pace 36/36a, Rome, RM
The price is Rs10,441 per night from 1 Apr to 2 Apr

Located in Navona, this spa apartment building is steps away from Piazza Navona and Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. Campo de' Fiori and Pantheon are also within ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (279 reviews)
Great Location

"Great location but overpriced for what it is."…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2020

Navona Palace Luxury Inn
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.

Reviews of Rome


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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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