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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.


From $204 per night

Next weekend

From $338 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.06
Language Italian
Average weekend price $168 per night
Average weekday price $168 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Rome is a city you don't want to miss.

September 29, 2023

Rome is a city you don't want to miss. Regardless of the fact that you like or are not such a fan of art and history, trust me, this is a place to see. and not only see...experience! Walking through Rome is like walking through history...literally everywhere you turn there is something that will amaze you. Walk a little, then have a coffee, then walk a bit more and stop for a Spritz and lunch, buy amazing shoes or a coat or a bag... and so on and so on...And then, when the Sun starts setting, go to Trastevere, sit and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere, food and wine. Do I even need to mention the food? Pasta, pizza, pizzetas, aranchini and so sooooo much more... and if you do decide that you are in the mood to feed your eyes and soul with some artistic delight, go to the Vatican Museum. Book an online skip-the-line guided tour- trust me it's worth it! Happy news! The time of boring tour guides is over! They will tell you interesting stories and explain art in a way that after 2 hours you will say" What? already over?" Oh and YES, the Trevi fountain is magical...but to see, nit to throw coins because they will heavy fine you and all the magic will disappear! :)

Stefan Serbia

Rome has perhaps the most incredible sites in the entire...

September 28, 2023

Rome has perhaps the most incredible sites in the entire world. I was blown away by the Vatican museum, the colleseum and the history of the Pantheon. Unfortunately they all come at a very high price point, having been forced into buying a guided tour for each one because general entry tickets on the official sites were never available. The food is of course amazing and the ambiance is chaotic and alive. The metro has been improved and the buses operate a substantive service. However I was disappointed to see so much rubbish on the streets, that the pavements were filled with pot holes and the vegetation was left to take over. The street lights appear to not be switched on so it was hazardous to walk after dark from 1900 without the light from our phones. Whatsmore the traffic is absolutely insane and cars don’t stop when pedestrians have the green man. It’s a city worth seeing once in your life but it is not for the faint of heart.

Fletchyroo France

City of Rome is a place, that You have to visit.

September 28, 2023

City of Rome is a place, that You have to visit. The atmosphere, Italian people, Italian food... This is something, that You should definitely try for Yourself! History of whole city takes Your breath away, just as all the ruins, buildings and many other places up there. I strongly recommend hiking through centre at night, as it gives whole different view and You can see many popular places without crowds. Watch out for people, mostly immigrants giving you "free gifts" and then demanding money from You. One such guy even tried to do this at 2am near Colosseo... Be careful around central station, as there are plenty of pickpockets.

Anonymous United Kingdom

Rome attractions are really beautiful and very different in...

September 28, 2023

Rome attractions are really beautiful and very different in other places you visit .The only thing I don’t like it the rubbish all over Rome .You are like in Asia.They don’t know how to maintain the cleanliness and it is very scary to walk around in Rome pickpockets are all around.When you catch public transport you will be told by people around you be careful.Some of them looks like tourists but they are the pickpocketers. They don’t have information who can help you when you want to ask something.Some of them are rude when you ask something because they can’t speak English. You will know the difference if you have been to Switzerland and your next holiday is Rome.


The Italian Government should be thankful the city has an...

September 28, 2023

The Italian Government should be thankful the city has an abundance of historic buildings and features because without these why would anyone want to visit Rome. It is filthy, rubbish everywhere, Graffiti sprawled across most buildings, Dog urine everywhere even decaying historic buildings. Beggars and illegal (but still prevalent) street vendors continually hassling you. Haven't caught up with the rest of the world with smoking restrictions so: cigarette smoke continually being blown in you face even as you are trying to enjoy your meal, Cigarette butts everywhere , bottle, cans littering the streets and parks even at historic sites, disgusting. Traffic confusion and they do not give way to pedestrians. Continual sound pollution from drivers continually beeping their vehicle horns. No help for Tourists at most locations, the worst being the train stations where you can not get reliable help in your language., leaving you to continually confused. All this and they expect you to pay a City Tax to present all these inconveniences. Honestly I have experienced third world countries that are in better shape.. Message to the Italian Government " You need to do much better"


Rome is always fantastic with it's amazing history and...

September 28, 2023

Rome is always fantastic with it's amazing history and architecture. So much to see and do in Rome, one of my favorite cities in the world. Easy to travel and find destinations. Great food in Rome but you must know where you are going so plan ahead if you can :).


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