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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 $22 per night

This weekend

From $48 per night

Next weekend

From $57 per night

Most popular time to visit May-July
Cheapest time to visit December-February
Local currency € 1 = $1.15
Language Italian
Average weekend price $133 per night
Average weekday price $134 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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10

Walking .

November 18, 2018

Walking ... Every corner is beautiful. The only place that has gone downhill with trash and graffiti everywhere is Trastevere. You can do it in a day or two. Ocne charming, no longer worth staying there. :( Party scene at night can be loud.

Anonymous United States of America
10

Rome is great!

November 15, 2018

Rome is great! Book a tours to skip the lines and learn the history, it’s the only way you’ll get the full experience. Plan to visit sites early in the morning as the afternoons become overwhelmingly crowded (even in off season). Do not expect to see everything in one or two days, Rome moves slowly. Try to visit less tourist sites such as Circus Maximus and Baths of Caracalla to get away from crowds. Public transport is easy, safe, and cheap and includes trains, metro, trams, and buses. Full day passes can be purchased at a tabacchi store for 7€. Also when referring to dress codes for religious establishments (the “no shorts” rule applies to skirts and dresses above the knee. Thick dark leggings underneath will not be accepted as knee coverage). Favorite spot was palazzo Venezia on a Sunday evening; beautiful architecture, birds all around, street performers, and this is sectioned off to a full pedestrian zone on Sunday so it’s a very calm, peaceful place to take in so many remarkable monuments (including the coliseum and Nero’s leaning tower).

Kate
Kate France
8.0

I booked a Vespa tour through Scooteroma.

November 13, 2018

I booked a Vespa tour through Scooteroma. The driver, Riccardo and the tour were wonderful. Something I never thought I would do. The 2nd day there I did a few attractions that I had missed the last time. Very busy and crowded city. I had spent time in Lake Como, Rapallo and Genova before getting to Rome. I think I really prefer the smaller towns/cities.

Gale
Gale United States of America
10

OMG , it is one of those places that don’t you ever forget,...

November 13, 2018

OMG , it is one of those places that don’t you ever forget, starting for the romantic city, and finish with that lovely food 🥘, the PIZZA 🍕, I fall in love with all those guys who make it mmmmmm , you guys don’t tell my boyfriend that I said that 😂 ..... I have to say...... I Did Love ROME!!!!

Lucypeluza
Lucypeluza United States of America
10

Our experience in Rome was very good.

November 13, 2018

Our experience in Rome was very good. There are so many things to see and learn, a person can become overwhelmed. Take small bites of each and savour. Be wary of traffic and the cons hawking their wares, they have many creative hooks.Learn to real directional beacon in google maps! Comfortable footwear is essential and ask questions before you order off the menu is you’re not sure. Have fun!

Mike
Mike Canada
8.0

Fantastic place - very historical!

November 13, 2018

Fantastic place - very historical! Loved the Vatican City! Spectacular seeing the Holy Father, Pope Francis! Unfortunately, it’s not very clean despite there being bins/trash bags dotted all over. Not everyone is happy to help. Great food & wine! Plenty of walking if you like that, helps you see much more if the city. 👍🏼

Anonymous United Kingdom

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