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Ancient history comes alive down every street of Italy's capital. Many of the ruins depict stories of the powerful empire that once spanned three continents, making Rome an open-air museum thanks to iconic monuments like the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and the Colosseum. The former gladiator arena is the city's centerpiece, and brings to mind all the brutal games once held on its stage for thousands of roaring spectators. Visit the impressively preserved Pantheon to experience even more of the Eternal City's golden age.

With over 900 churches and many beautiful basilicas among them, Rome is also home to the city-state of the Vatican, the seat of the Catholic Church. St. Peter's Basilica is a tourist hotspot, but treasures like Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel and countless other masterpieces are held inside the Vatican's great museums.

Like any other Italian city, the local food varies from region to region. In Rome, the trademark dishes are "cacio e pepe"—a deliciously simple pecorino cheese and pepper pasta—and "spaghetti carbonara."

Don't miss other landmarks like the iconic Trevi Fountain, the Borghese Gallery, or Piazza Navona and Piazza di Spagna. The weather is best between April and June, perfect for a walk or bike ride through Villa Borghese park.

Tonight

From $38 per night

This weekend

From $85 per night

Next weekend

From $81 per night

Most popular time to visit August-October
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.18
Language Italian
Average weekend price $104 per night
Average weekday price $106 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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10

The architecture, culture and history of Rome is stunning -...

July 26, 2021

The architecture, culture and history of Rome is stunning - the best you can see in Europe. Overall, I believe other cities might be more diverse e.g. Budapest, with a beautiful look from the mountains, great access to a huge river, better and more modern metro system etc. Yet, only focusing on the cityscape and sightseeings, another city hardly can beat Rome. If you look for a place to fall in love again with your partner, generally Italy is just an amazing place. Plan in enough time, traffic in Rome and Italy is worse than in other European parts. At night I would recommend the district Trastvere at some local pasta it was the best I ever had.

Rafal
Rafal Hungary
10

I was surprised how inexpensive it was.

July 21, 2021

I was surprised how inexpensive it was. The tour for two people was 28 dollars and you can get on and off the tours bus and take pic and you had 20 hours to do it. Bus pick up ever 30 min from the drop off spot. They took you to the major sites in Rome booking on line is a rip off. Wait until you get there before you book. Since I stayed in the heart of Rome everything was in walking distance.

Anthony
Anthony United States of America
8.0

Great city with very nice atmosphere.

July 20, 2021

Great city with very nice atmosphere. Very relaxed. Lots of very impressive antiquities, lots of fashion, great places where to eat. I loved walking along the Tiber river and doing some shopping in the afternoon. Shops open around 10.30. It is best to avoid the real tourist hot spots or try to find out when it is less busy. My wallet disappeared in the crowds. Overall the Italians were quiet happy to help me if I could not find my way. Definitely a great city for photographers. Public transport works fine. Most destinations can be easily reached on foot if you are based not far from the center.

Hanne
Hanne Malta
10

Rome is a city to walk walk and walk.

July 19, 2021

Rome is a city to walk walk and walk. The old town is huge and not easy to travel by public transport. Trastevere is very nice to stay and dine. Colosseum is a must watch, Pantheon and San Pietro in Vincoli to see the Moses too.

Johanna
Johanna Netherlands
10

Rome is full of amazing historical artifacts and buildings.

July 6, 2021

Rome is full of amazing historical artifacts and buildings. Every inch has some amazing details. There is so much to do and see, you could easily spend a week here or more. The food is delicious. I love sitting on the outdoor patios, drinking a beer and taking in the sights. Rome is one of my favorite cities. Check out the colosseum, the Pantheon, Roman forum, Trevi fountain, and just take a walk around the city center and get lost a bit. Get gelato at Gelateria Teatro.

Heidi
Heidi United States of America
10

Rome is just amazing and no time in the world would suffice...

June 29, 2021

Rome is just amazing and no time in the world would suffice to see everything and truly dive in depth into everything. In short: whenever you can go to Rome, go to Rome. You'll always find and see new things and will always be able to dive deeper into the things you already saw. It is not only culture or ancient things that are so plenty and richly to be seen, but also the vibes of the city itself is to be just experienced and will live and insatiable desire to return. Its history, its eternal character, its architecture, its music, its gastronomy, its food, its drinks, its culture, its people, its flair, its atmosphere, its nature, its museums, it appearance its mentality is incomparable. Culinary Rome is always a gem. So, when you can go to Rome, go to Rome!

Anonymous Germany

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