1.2 miles from city centre
Take it to the max! Aventino delivers a mix of vaunted history and non-stop nightlife. First, visit the ruins of the Circus Maximus, a legendary arena where chariot racers entertained the masses as far back as 167 BC. Then, follow the flow of the Tiber and traverse the Testaccio neighbourhood. Imbibe and gorge your way through its glut of bars and make the ancient Romans proud!
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0.8 miles from city centre
Trastevere is filled with winding narrow streets. Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere is filled with lively pubs, restaurants and clubs. Head to the lookout at Piazzale Garibaldi on Janiculum Hill for a city vista, or shop for clothes and accessories on Viale Trastevere. On Sundays, visit Porta Portese flea market.
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0.6 miles from city centre
Piazza Navona is Rome’s most famous square. You’ll find a mixed crowd of locals and tourists who come to dine at the lavish cafes and restaurants that occupy the square. Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi is Bernini’s sculptural masterpiece set in the centre, while Sant’Agnese in Agone church stands to the west.
Places to stay from £17 per night
0.7 miles from city centre
Piazza di Spagna is the perfect place to sit and people-watch. Sit and observe people's toing and froing on the ‘Spanish Steps’, or head to Piazza del Popolo square to see Rome’s second oldest obelisk. Santa Maria in Montesanto and Santa Maria dei Miracoli in Piazza del Popolo are two Baroque churches worth exploring.
Places to stay from £30 per night
0.4 miles from city centre
The Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome. The God Oceanus erupts from the core on a horse drawn chariot. A 5-minute walk will bring you to Quirinal Hill, one of the largest of the Seven Hills of Rome. It’s also home to Quirinal Palace, residence of the Italian President.
Places to stay from £26 per night
0.7 miles from city centre
The Fountain of the Naiads in Piazza della Republica is a spectacular sight day and night. Next to it is the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs. Another drawcard for the area is one of Rome’s most popular roads – Via Nazionale, crammed with cafés, restaurants and shops.
Places to stay from £24 per night
0.3 miles from city centre
Completed in 126 AD, The Pantheon is a spectacular building in Piazza della Rotonda. Take some time to admire its incredible light filled interior. Bernini’s obelisk Pulcino della Minerva stands in front of the gothic church Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, or visit Hadrian’s Temple with its façade of 11 marble columns (now home to the Roman Stock Exchange).
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Italy's ancient capital is an architectural wonderland, with its many ruins depicting the stories of its vast empire which once spanned three continents. This open-air museum includes must-see monuments like the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and the Colosseum. This former gladiator arena is the city's centrepiece, and conjures up dramatic images of the games once held here through its huge underground complex and multi-tiered seating. It's also worth a visit to the impeccably preserved Pantheon, which further portrays the Eternal City's golden age.
With over 900 churches and many breathtaking 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 undoubtedly the tourism hotspot, but many treasures such as Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel and countless other masterpieces can be found inside the Vatican's captivating museums.
As with any city in Italy, the local cuisine varies from region to region. In Rome, the trademark dishes are 'cacio e pepe' – a simple but delicious pecorino cheese and pepper pasta recipe – and 'spaghetti carbonara'.
Other points of interest include the iconic Trevi Fountain, the Borghese Gallery, and the popular squares of Piazza Navona and Piazza di Spagna. When the weather is at its best between April and June, take a stroll through Villa Borghese park or hire a bike.
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|Most popular time to visit||August–October|
|Cheapest time to visit||April–June|
|Local currency||€ 10 = £8.99|
|Average weekend price||£120 per night|
|Average weekday price||£121 per night|
|Typical stay||2 nights|
I stayed at Relais Palazzo Taverna which was recommended to me by a friend and did not disappoint. The hosts were friendly and very helpulf. The room was comfortable and suited my requirements. The situation of the Taverna made it easy for me to walk to the buses doing tours of the city and I could easily walk to places to eat and the train station. I would definitely recommend and stay there again. I would not recommend buying a train ticket online from ItaliaRail prior to travel as it is not transferrable to another departure time if you miss the train (this was due to being on the wrong platform and the doors shutting in our face when we got to the correct platform seconds too late!) I ended up buying another ticket from a different carrier due to the poor customer service from ItaliaRail! Lesson here is to buy the ticket the day of travel at the train station. Another lesson learned was that Florence airport is prone to high winds and flights being cancelled, with very little communication from some airlines as to what is happening (My ticket was with Alitalia). I thankfully was flying out of Rome Airport the next day so ended up getting the train from Florence back to Rome. Loved my tour with Aroma Tours around Tuscany - so worth the it!
I love rome, it’s my Second visit , although it was at a difficult time this summer, It was great to be there and visit at a quieter time People were friendly and loved the area I stayed in. We were recommended to eat in Trastevere there are so many places to eat all beautiful.
Rome was an amazing city. With breathtaking sites and a warm welcoming feel. I would definitely recommend to all and would 100% visit again. Due to not many tourists was lovely and quiet and was able to see all the sites. The highlight had to be the Vatican City- St. Peter’s basilica, the art in the muesums and the Sistine chapel
Loved Rome, Seeing the Collesseum, Spanish steps, Trevi fountain was awesome and the Vatican is a must see. Whenever a movie plays with these places in the background it is so sereal. I cannot believe I have visited all these beautiful places.
Чудесный красивый древний город с неповторимой архитектурой и историей. Колизей, Ватикан, Капитолийский холм, Форум, Пантеон, здания церквей, фонтаны, площади оставляют глубокое впечатление и нужно очень много времени, чтобы побывать везде и посмотреть все, что хотелось бы. Мне было интересно так же пройти по старой Аппиевой дороге и посетить катакомбы. Рим - это город, куда можно приезжать несколько раз и каждый раз найти что-то новое. Я жила в районе Трастевере, в основном передвигалась пешком или на метро. В центре Рима очень немного больших продуктовых супермаркетов. Мне часто встречались совсем маленькие продуктовые магазинчики с ограниченным набором продуктов, которые назывались "Супермаркет" и при поиске в интернете супермаркетов, были показаны именно маленькие магазинчики, и случайно нашла 2 магазина в центре с продуктами побольше. В районе Трастевере больших продуктовых магазинов не обнаружила, хотя сам район очень хороший. Было очень интересно изучать город самостоятельно
What is there not to love about Rome??? It is one of my favourite cities in the world. So full of life, history, culture, etc... The only negative was the "unofficial" street vendors. It was funny watching them get chased by the police. The house wine at any restaurant/cafe was lovely (according to my husband, I was pregnant at the time so I missed out). Super easy to get around unless you have a pram (like we did) or a wheel chair. Stay central and beware of maps. They're not always correct. Best to ensure you have a good plan with your mobile provider and use google/apple maps.
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