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4.6/5Top Destination

Experience the history, cathedral, and art 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
Via del Corso which includes heritage elements, heritage architecture and a square or plaza

Rome City Centre

Known for Historical Buildings, Cathedrals, Monuments

4.5/5(3,393 reviews)

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
Prati featuring heritage architecture and heritage elements

Vatican

Known for Cathedrals, Museums, Culture

4.5/5(797 reviews)

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
Trastevere, Rome, Italy

Trastevere

Known for Cathedrals, Churches, Rivers

4.5/5(330 reviews)

Churches and river views are a few notable features of the neighborhood.

Prati
Prati showing religious elements, street scenes and a city

Prati

Known for Museums, Rivers, Cathedrals

4.5/5(849 reviews)

Listen to live music, try authentic Roman cuisine and stroll to Vatican City from this peaceful neighborhood in Rome.

Navona
Piazza Navona showing a square or plaza, a fountain and a city

Navona

Known for Churches, Cathedrals, Historical Buildings

4.5/5(1,617 reviews)

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.

Monti
Monti which includes heritage elements, heritage architecture and a ruin

Monti

Known for Cathedrals, Churches, Historical Buildings

4.5/5(1,169 reviews)

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
Hotel Quirinale
Hotel Quirinale
4 out of 5
Via Nazionale 7, Rome, RM
$103
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
4.2/5Very Good! (4,105 reviews)

"Great staff, very nice location and very good breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Hotel Quirinale
Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Vittorio Bragadin 2, Fiumicino, RM
$132
per night
Nov 1 - Nov 2
4.1/5Very Good! (2,069 reviews)

"Nice low salt dishes on the menu, well designed furniture in the room,good qlty brkfast buffet ."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport
Hilton Rome Airport
Hilton Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino, RM
$176
per night
Nov 1 - Nov 2
3.8/5Good! (3,895 reviews)

"Convenience and hotel staff However restaurant was the worst I have ever been slow service and worst food I have ever had"…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Hilton Rome Airport

Popular things to do in Rome

Trevi Fountain
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Trevi Fountain

4.5/5(5,466 reviews)

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(4,820 reviews)

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(4,786 reviews)

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(4,794 reviews)

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

Piazza Navona
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Piazza Navona

4.5/5(3,440 reviews)

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(3,352 reviews)

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

$65

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

$63

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

$32

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

$31

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

$23

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.

Rome Bike & Food City Tour
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Rome Bike & Food City Tour

$50

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Mercato di Via Sannio, Via Sannio Via Sannio, Roma, Lazio, Rome Italy We will meet up and get on our bikes Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Piazza di Porta San Giovanni in Laterano, 00100 R

Reviews of Rome

4.6

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 15, 2019

The city is unbelievably beautiful. The architecture and history is fabulous. Night life is great. Walking through the city feels like it’s one giant village. I am not a lover of cities but I LOVE this city!

5/5 - Excellent

Chris

Oct 15, 2019

Be sure to hydrate as there is quite a bit of walking involved when you immerse yourself in touring the major landmarks of the city.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 15, 2019

Driving in Rome is insane so avoid that if you can. Sites are crowded but worth the visit to see these treasures.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 14, 2019

Super cool city with an amazing history! It has become a little too crowded, though, and lots of places have become a little too touristy and commercial.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 14, 2019

This stop was just an overnight stay to catch a plane from Rome.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 14, 2019

We took a golf cart tour while in Rome. Great way to see all the highlights if you don't have a lot of time.

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