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About Rome

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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.

Tonight

From £17 per night

This weekend

From £33 per night

Next weekend

From £31 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit June–August
Local currency € 10 = £9.04
Language Italian
Average weekend price £75 per night
Average weekday price £77 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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Rome reviews

What other travellers say about Rome

10

It was my first time in Rome and it was amazing!

28 October 2020

It was my first time in Rome and it was amazing! Due to COVID, Rome wasn’t as busy as usually and we could really enjoy all most popular attractions without crowds and still keep safe ( wearing mask at all time, cleaning hands, social distance..).. Even though restaurants were closing at midnight, it didn’t bother us as we went home at the time anyway and could woke up early. Rome is wonderful, people are friendly and mostly speak Italian and english. Wonderful city that makes you feel small and young. In every corner there is a historic surprise.. love it!

dainamite
dainamite Latvia
10

Rome is a fantastic city.

25 October 2020

Rome is a fantastic city. It is quite small, so you can just walk. No need for transportation. So many intesting places and buildings. Facinating to see these old buildings and places and at the same time, it is a living city. Many nice restaurants and cafes. I have been in Rome several times and I will come back.

Anonymous Denmark
10

Rome is a fantastic city.

25 October 2020

Rome is a fantastic city. There are so many interesting places to see. Even the not famous places are nice to visit. There are so many fine streets to walk around. Rome is quite small, so you can just walk around. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes. Delicious food and icecream.

Finn Nørgaard
Finn Nørgaard Denmark
10

Even under COVID restrictions, Rome was wonderful.

19 October 2020

Even under COVID restrictions, Rome was wonderful. Pre-booking is necessary for museums, but this means they are less crowded, which is great. Walking everywhere is absolutely fine, but the cabs are decent, if pricey.

Robert Henry
Robert Henry United Kingdom
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Roma è una città meravigliosa la sua grandezza e la sua...

18 October 2020

Roma è una città meravigliosa la sua grandezza e la sua gloria si respira in ogni angolo. Qualunque essere umano dovrebbe avere il diritto di conoscere Roma per capire l'origine della civiltà e della cultura.

Mazzeo
Mazzeo Italy
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Rome has got so many attractions like museums, churches,...

10 October 2020

Rome has got so many attractions like museums, churches, restaurants, monuments, parks. It's so amazing. It's great for walking and using public transportation. My favourite places were the Vatican Museums, Borghese Park, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish stairs.

Britta
Britta Germany

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