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Rome

Travel Guide
Roman Forum showing a monument, a temple or place of worship and heritage architecture

Epic architecture, classic art and sunny piazzas set the scene in Italy’s revered capital.

Rome is home to more than 2.8 million residents, many of whom will happily tell you about the city’s best pizzeria or their favorite soccer team. The only time the pace here slows is in the early afternoon, when some locals still take the time for a post-lunch nap.

Rome, city of seven hills, is divided into neighborhoods often named for the key attractions in each area. It’s split by the Tiber River and linked by cobbled streets and boulevards. Grab a map while exploring, especially if you’re visiting some of the older districts where addresses and streets can be confusing. Walking is the best way to get around the narrow, windy roads at many of the historical sites. Buses are the most practical option for public transportation.

Losing your way, however, is part of Rome’s charm. You may wind up at a hidden treasure like an underground bakery with cornetti fresh from the oven, or an archeological dig taking place in the center of a busy street.

No visit to Rome is complete without experiencing its architectural and artistic landmarks. There are Renaissance wonders like the Palazzo Senatorio and the Sistine Chapel within Vatican City. Baroque masterpieces, including magnificent St. Peter's Basilica, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain are also must-see destinations. Step back further in time and stroll through the history of the Roman Empire at the Roman Forum, which ends at the awe-inspiring Colosseum. In between outings, sit back and enjoy a coffee in one of the old town squares like the Piazza Navona.

Along with opera and other music, soccer and architecture, Romans adore food and wine, and you can easily eat your way around the capital. All over Rome there is Italian cuisine and "vino" aplenty. Spaghetti carbonara is a classic dish, however true Roman cuisine is much more than pasta. It’s simple, delicious food based on what’s available that season.

Once you’ve ticked off the essential landmarks each day, make like the locals do. Find a spot with your gelato and watch the late afternoon skies turn pink as you embrace the Roman ideal of "il dolce far niente," or "the sweet doing nothing."

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Where to stay in Rome

Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
4 out of 5
Via Principe Amedeo 5/B, Rome, RM
The price is ¥11,126 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Baths of Diocletian, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and Palace of Expositions. Repubblica ...
4.4/5Excellent! (995 reviews)
"Clean comfortable."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
Hilton Rome Airport
Hilton Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥16,902 per night from Aug 7 to Aug 7
This family-friendly Fiumicino hotel is located in a shopping district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Area Archeologica del Porto di Traiano and Necropoli di Porto Isola ...
3.8/5Good! (1,424 reviews)
"super convenient for travel from rome… the only hotel to choose for international travel"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Hilton Rome Airport
Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Hotel
Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Hotel
5 out of 5
Piazza Della Repubblica, 47, Rome, RM
The price is ¥41,546 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this luxury hotel is steps from Via XX Settembre, Via Nazionale, and Piazza della Repubblica. Via Veneto and Teatro dell'Opera ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (985 reviews)
"Staff was extremely helpful and I love this hotel"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2021

Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Roma Camping In Town
Roma Camping In Town
Via Aurelia, 831, Rome, RM
The price is ¥3,906 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
This family-friendly Rome campground is located in a rural location, within 3 mi (5 km) of San Carlo di Nancy Hospital and Vatican Gardens. Bioparco di Roma ...
3.9/5Good! (1,074 reviews)
"Great hotel, really cool and close to stores and bus stops"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Roma Camping In Town
Fabulous Village
Fabulous Village
Via Di Malafede 225, Rome, RM
The price is ¥5,795 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 30
Located near the airport, this family-friendly campground is within 6 mi (10 km) of Atlantico, Euroma2, and PalaLottomatica. Cinecitta World and Ostia Antica ...
4/5Very Good! (768 reviews)
"The property was outdated a bit rundown. I found miouse droppings in the kitchen"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020

Fabulous Village
Navona Palace Luxury Inn
Navona Palace Luxury Inn
Via Della Pace 36/36a, Rome, RM
The price is ¥14,275 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this spa apartment building is steps from Piazza Navona and Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. Campo de' Fiori and Pantheon are also ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (281 reviews)
"Great location"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Navona Palace Luxury Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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