Rome

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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

iQ Hotel Roma
iQ Hotel Roma
4 out of 5
Via Firenze, 8, Rome, RM
The price is CA $87 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this hotel is steps from Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Via Nazionale. Via Veneto and Trevi Fountain are also within 1 mi (2 ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (954 reviews)
"Nice place to stay"

Reviewed on Jan. 17, 2022

iQ Hotel Roma
Hotel Quirinale
Hotel Quirinale
4 out of 5
Via Nazionale 7, Rome, RM
The price is CA $109 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this family-friendly Rome hotel is steps from Via XX Settembre and Via Nazionale. Via Veneto and Trevi Fountain are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,552 reviews)
"Everything was great except the people working in the lobby sometimes didn’t wear mask and were rude."

Reviewed on Jan. 15, 2022

Hotel Quirinale
9Hotel Cesari
9Hotel Cesari
4 out of 5
Via di Pietra 89a, Rome, RM
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $106 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this romantic hotel is steps from Galleria Alberto Sordi and Via del Corso. Trevi Fountain and Pantheon are also within 5 minutes. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (40 reviews)
"What an incredible find in the heart of Rome! I travel often and work in the hotel industry so I can appreciate when a hotel does a great job. The property feels brand new (and only opened in August) and is beautifully designed, with really nice public spaces and a great rooftop bar/breakfast area. ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 21, 2022

9Hotel Cesari
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.
Sonder | Montevecchio
Sonder | Montevecchio
4 Piazza di Montevecchio, Rome, Lazio
The price is CA $54 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piazza Navona, Campo de' Fiori, and Pantheon. Castel Sant'Angelo and Trevi Fountain ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (4 reviews)
"Great location. Within a short walk of major landmarks in Rome. The bed was a little rough, but not a deal-breaker. The shower (in 3B) was tiny. Not unusual in old European buildings. I would absolutely stay there again."

Reviewed on Jan. 19, 2022

Sonder | Montevecchio
CancelleriaDieci
CancelleriaDieci
Vicolo della Cancelleria, 10, Rome
The price is CA $108 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this apartment building is steps from Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and Piazza Navona. Campo de' Fiori and Pantheon are also within ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (125 reviews)
"This was an amazing property. So close to so many points of interest and local culture. Beautiful apartment and Roberta the Manager was fantastic. She gave us wonderful restaurant suggestions, and directions and transportation help. Can't wait to go back"

Reviewed on Jan. 7, 2022

CancelleriaDieci
Trianon Borgo Pio
Trianon Borgo Pio
4 out of 5
Piazza delle Vaschette n 13, Rome, RM
The price is CA $111 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Via Cola di Rienzo, Castel Sant'Angelo, and St. Peter's Square. St. Peter's Basilica ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,073 reviews)
"This facility is just 4 blocks from the Vatican and there is many places to eat around the corner. There is a supermarket 1 block away and a quickie mart right across the street. When you pull up you kinda hold your breath but inside the place is new and the staff outstanding. The rooms have everything ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 26, 2021

Trianon Borgo Pio
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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