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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.


From £24 per night

This weekend

From £47 per night

Next weekend

From £47 per night

Most popular time to visit August–October
Cheapest time to visit April–June
Local currency € 10 = £8.99
Language Italian
Average weekend price £120 per night
Average weekday price £121 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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What other travellers say about Rome


I stayed at Relais Palazzo Taverna which was recommended to...

9 July 2020

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!

Anonymous New Zealand

I love rome, it’s my Second visit , although it was at a...

6 July 2020

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.

Lisa Spain

Rome was an amazing city.

27 June 2020

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

Anonymous United Kingdom

Loved Rome, Seeing the Collesseum, Spanish steps, Trevi...

16 June 2020

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.

Anonymous South Africa

Чудесный красивый древний город с неповторимой архитектурой...

4 June 2020

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

Anonymous Russia

What is there not to love about Rome??? It is one of my...

6 May 2020

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.

Anonymous Australia

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