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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

Hilton Rome Airport
Hilton Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino, RM
The price is Rs10,440 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov

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! (1,628 reviews)

"Great hotel location.... Do NOT purchase Expedia “Hotel Booking Protecion Plus”. Do not waste your money on this fake insurance coverage. They will not pay you once/if you make a claim...they will find whatever reason to not pay you."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

Hilton Rome Airport
1880 Atypical Rooms
1880 Atypical Rooms
via Nazionale 66, Rome, RM
The price is Rs8,120 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec

Located in Monti, this townhouse accommodation is within a 10-minute walk of Via Nazionale, Via Veneto and Quirinale Palace. Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Piazza ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (314 reviews)
Great short stay at 1880 Atypical Rooms

"Our stay was really nice at 1880 Atypical Rooms, the room was like on the photos, we got really good option of breakfast every morning and the location of the accommodation is amazing in Rome."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

1880 Atypical Rooms
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 Rs18,000 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov

This family-friendly Rome hotel is located in the suburbs, within 2 mi (3 km) of Monte Mario, Vatican Museums and Vatican Gardens. St. Peter's Square and St. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (994 reviews)

"The 24 hour room service was incomplete. Snacks only and no bar after midnight."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Rome

Lungotevere Suite
Lungotevere Suite
Lungotevere Degli Artigiani 20, Rome, RM
The price is Rs5,070 per night from 11 Dec to 12 Dec

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
Navona Palace Luxury Inn
Navona Palace Luxury Inn
Via Della Pace 36/36a, Rome, RM
The price is Rs6,273 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec

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! (278 reviews)
Loved it

"Lovely place on a cozy corner off piazza Navona. The little area had several great restaurants, a couple of pubs and shops. Great place to stay"…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Navona Palace Luxury Inn
Fabulous Village
Fabulous Village
Via Di Malafede 225, Rome, RM
The price is Rs2,774 per night from 30 Nov to 1 Dec

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! (768 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.

Popular places to visit in Rome

Reviews of Rome


Top Destination

5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent 72.42455775234131%
4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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2 - Disappointing
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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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