Rome

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Experience the history, cathedral, and cafés in Rome!

Some know it as the “City of Love,” others know it as the “Eternal City,” but whatever name it goes by, Rome remains one of the most special destinations in the world. Familiarity cannot tarnish the sheer magic of Italy’s capital, a city that is eternally beautiful, fascinating and romantic.

Rome is a name that is almost synonymous with history and for centuries it stood for one of the largest empires the world has ever known. Stroll around the storied streets of a city that was founded by Romulus and Remus, a pair of twins who, according to legend, were raised by wolves.

Witness the glory days of the Roman Empire in ruins such as the Roman Forum, which was once the heart of social and political activity in the city. The adjacent Colosseum is one of the city’s finest attractions, a beautifully preserved amphitheater that hosted gladiatorial games.

Walk up one of the seven hills that shaped the layout of the city. Palatine Hill, next to the Forum, contains some of the oldest ruins in Rome. The palaces of Capitoline Hill are not only spectacular buildings, they also house classical artwork in some of the oldest public museums in the world.

Religious devotees, art enthusiasts and culture vultures are all equally astonished by the Vatican Museums. The galleries, located next to the famous St. Peter’s Basilica, house masterpieces by Raphael and Donatello. Finish in the Sistine Chapel, the home of Michelangelo’s famous ceiling fresco.

Rome is the perfect city to explore on foot. Stroll around the center and seek out stunning sights such as the Spanish Steps and the impressive Trevi Fountain. Linger over a glass of Italian wine and delectable local cuisine in squares such as Piazza Navona. Return to these destinations at night to discover the romantic atmosphere of Rome after dark.

Come to Rome outside of the peak months between June and August to enjoy fewer crowds and cooler days ideal for walking the city’s historic streets. In any season of the year, however; Rome offers excesses of charm, beauty and history.

Known for

Museums, Historical Buildings and Cathedrals

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Where to stay in Rome

Rome City Centre
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Rome City Centre

Historical Buildings, Cathedrals, Monuments

4.5/5 (2,905 Ratings)

Piazza Venezia and Vittorio Emanuele Monument are a few top attractions in Rome City Centre. Hop around the city on the metro at Spagna Station or Barberini Station and check out the area's fascinating museums, stunning cathedral, and stunning river views.

Vatican
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Vatican

Cathedrals, Museums, Culture

4.5/5 (659 Ratings)

Known for its fascinating museums and stunning cathedral, there's plenty to explore in Vatican. Check out top attractions like Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, and jump on the metro at Ottaviano - San Pietro - Musei Vaticani Station or Cipro Station to see more of the city.

Trastevere
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Trastevere

Cathedrals, Churches, Rivers

4.5/5 (281 Ratings)

Travelers come to Trastevere for its colorful gardens, and you can see top attractions like Santa Maria in Trastevere and Ponte Sisto while you're in town.

Navona
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Navona

Churches, Cathedrals, Historical Buildings

4.5/5 (1,395 Ratings)

Navona is known for its cozy cafés, and you can plan a trip to Piazza Navona and Campo de' Fiori while you're in town.

Municipio I
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Municipio I

4.5/5 (2 Ratings)

If you're spending time in Municipio I, check out sights like Pantheon or Piazza Navona and hop on the metro to see more the city at Spagna Station or Barberini Station.

Monti
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Monti

Cathedrals, Churches, Historical Buildings

4.5/5 (994 Ratings)

Relax in wine bars and restaurants, take a walking tour and discover the famous Colosseum and other historic sites in one of Rome’s prominent districts.

Top Hotels in Rome

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hotel Quirinale
4 out of 5
Via Nazionale 7, Rome, RM
$98/night
Aug 25 - Aug 26
4.2/5Very Good! (3,886 reviews)

Located in Repubblica, this family-friendly Rome hotel is steps from Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Via Nazionale, and Via XX Settembre. Via Veneto and Basilica ...

4.2/5Very Good! (3,886 reviews)

"To start, the location of this property is ideal for anyone traveling to Rome and wanting to see other cities while they are in Italy. The main train station in Rome is a quick 7-10 min walk from the hotel. Additionally, if you’re staying at this hotel, you can pretty much walk to many different ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

Hotel Quirinale
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Hilton Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino, RM
$185/night
Aug 27 - Aug 28
3.8/5Good! (3,698 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Necropoli di Porto Isola Sacra and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ostia Antica and Parco Leonardo. Area ...

3.8/5Good! (3,698 reviews)

"The food at the restaurant was surprisingly very good. Staff at the restaurant were attentive & helpful even though the restaurant was extremely busy."…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Hilton Rome Airport
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Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Vittorio Bragadin 2, Fiumicino, RM
$128/night
Sep 3 - Sep 4
4.1/5Very Good! (2,001 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of House of Love and Psyche, Fiera di Roma, and Ostia Antica. Parco Leonardo and Castello di Giulio ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,001 reviews)

"comfortable bed friendly helpful staff convenient shuttle"…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport

Popular things to do in Rome

Trevi Fountain
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Trevi Fountain

4.5/5 (4,975 Ratings)

Rome is a city abundant in world-class water features, but none more stunning, or more famous, than the Trevi Fountain.

Spanish Steps
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Spanish Steps

4.5/5 (4,386 Ratings)

A monumental stairway with a monumental past, the Spanish Steps are literally and figuratively at the heart of Rome.

St. Peter's Basilica
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St. Peter's Basilica

5/5 (4,361 Ratings)

Experience this high-domed church at the heart of Catholicism and its magnificent gallery at the heart of the art world.

Pantheon
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Pantheon

4.5/5 (4,352 Ratings)

One of ancient Rome’s greatest achievements combines momentous history and inspired architecture.

Piazza Navona
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Piazza Navona

4.5/5 (3,050 Ratings)

The old papal buildings have altered little over the centuries, but still act as an open-air hub for cafés and street entertainers. 

Vatican Museums
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Vatican Museums

4.5/5 (2,937 Ratings)

Forget the Louvre, the Met or the Hermitage, some of the world’s greatest collections of art can be found in the Vatican Museums.

Top activities in Rome

Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Tour
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Tour

$70

You may wonder what it feels like to be a VIP in the Vatican. You'll ignore the lines and slip through our Private Partner Entrance, courtesy of our official partner status. Our VIP door allows us to shave hours off the usual waiting time during peak season.

Skip-the-line: Colosseum & Forum Tour with Special Gladiator’s Gate & Arena Floor Access
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Skip-the-line: Colosseum & Forum Tour with Special Gladiator’s Gate & Arena Floor Access

$54

Stand in the spot where gladiators once clashed swords and battles raged before throngs of spectators as you visit the mighty Colosseum and get special access to the arena floor. Afterward, learn what daily life was like in ancient Rome as you walk in the footsteps of everyday citizens among the ruins of the Roman Forum.

Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

$27

Explore all the major sights of Rome on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus that gives you 360-degree views of the Italian capital's ancient charms. Enjoy unlimited rides within the validity of your pass, stopping at world-famous attractions including the Colosseum, the Vatican, St Peter's Basilica, and the Trevi Fountain.

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Tickets with Hosted Entry
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Tickets with Hosted Entry

$28

Get fast access to the most famous art and sculpture in the world with skip-the-line escorted entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Meet the ticket coordinator at the meeting point 15 minutes before your scheduled entrance time to check in.

Skip the Line: Colosseum, Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour
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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour

$32

The ancient glory of Rome returns to life! Skip the Line at three of the most significant surviving remnants of the Eternal City: the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Your expert, English-speaking tour guide will share anecdotes and history, rebuilding the impressive ruins with tales of Ancient Rome’s heyday.

Vineyarts Evening Paint & Sip Tour
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Vineyarts Evening Paint & Sip Tour

$101

The Eternal City is famous for its art, wine and history, which is exactly why “Rome's Original Paint and Sip” combines all 3 in one unforgettable experience. Starting off the tour in the Baroque Piazza Farnese, you will be escorted on a journey back through time to the late Renaissance period.

Reviews of Rome

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
356
2 - Disappointing
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1 - Terrible
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 20, 2019

just didn't have time to see every thing. didn't like pickpockets, thieving taxi cab drivers and hotel tax

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 20, 2019

Rome was so exciting and bustling with energy and history. Overall, Rome was a great time.

5/5 - Excellent

SW

Aug 20, 2019

It is a great city filled with culture, food, definitely worth visiting.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 20, 2019

Rome is an amazing city and I would love to come back to visit in a heartbeat!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 20, 2019

Everyone was kind and friendly. Hotel was close to train and it was easy to get around. Streets are a little hard to navigate because the street names are on the buildings. Get a good street map. But we were not far from all the major attractions.

4/5 - Good

Vinicius

Aug 20, 2019

Great city, many things to see and good food

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