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Visit Rome

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

Via del Corso which includes heritage elements, heritage architecture and a square or plaza

Rome City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(3,876 area 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.

Rome City Centre
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Vatican

4.5/5Wonderful!(925 area 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.

Vatican
Trastevere, Rome, Italy

Trastevere

4.5/5Wonderful!(398 area reviews)

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.

Trastevere
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Prati

4.5/5Wonderful!(979 area reviews)

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

Prati
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Navona

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,881 area 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.

Navona
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Monti

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,343 area 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.

Monti

Top Hotels in Rome

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Quirinale
Hotel Quirinale
4 out of 5
Via Nazionale 7, Rome, RM
NT$2,725
per night
Feb 4 - Feb 5

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 Piazza della ...

4.2/5Very Good! (4,393 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel with a really good location. Rooms are well maintained and stylish. Bathrooms are perfect. Breakfast could use some attention though."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/21

Hotel Quirinale
iQ Hotel Roma
iQ Hotel Roma
4 out of 5
Via Firenze, 8, Rome, RM
NT$2,440
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Located in Repubblica, this hotel is steps from Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Via Nazionale. Via XX Settembre and Piazza della Repubblica are also within 5 minutes. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3,853 reviews)

"Always a great place to stay- perfect location! Take advantage of the airport hired car service that is offered at 50 euros"…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/23

iQ Hotel Roma
Hotel Artemide
Hotel Artemide
4 out of 5
Via Nazionale 22, Rome, RM
NT$2,673
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27

Located in Repubblica, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Baths of Diocletian, Trevi Fountain, and Spanish Steps. Roman Forum and Villa Borghese are ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (2,596 reviews)

"Very good location, super clean. Very friendly staff. Tons of extra ammentities and perks with room. Taxi service very convenient. Close to everything in Rome, via walking, taxi, uber or subway"…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/21

Hotel Artemide

Popular things to do in Rome

Colosseum
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Colosseum

4.5/5(6,480 reviews)

A true architectural heavyweight, the 2,000-year-old Colosseum is often considered one of the seven “modern” wonders of the world.

Trevi Fountain
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Trevi Fountain

4.5/5(6,050 reviews)

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

Pantheon
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Pantheon

4.5/5(5,321 reviews)

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

Spanish Steps
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Spanish Steps

4.5/5(5,316 reviews)

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

Piazza Navona
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Piazza Navona

4.5/5(3,912 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(3,855 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.

Reviews of Rome

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Top Destination

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3 - Okay 4.861458437531259%
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5/5 - Excellent

MizLola

Jan 22, 2020

This seems to be the best time to go to Rome. It was not over-crowded. All lines moved quickly. Be prepared to walk. You will miss out on a lot if you rely on the tour/city buses.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 22, 2020

Full of history, architecture, and Great food, Rome is a “must visit!”

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 21, 2020

Go during the winter to avoid massive crowds. The pickpockets and aggressive trinket sellers are a serious problem at the major toruist attractions (Collesseum and Forums). Be mindful and dont engage with them.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 21, 2020

Rome is beautiful the only thing I would change is the graffiti on the street government should do something about this. Great people

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 21, 2020

There are mant places to see in Rome. Highly recommend the Segway Tour!! So easy and you can see all or most in one segway tour

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 21, 2020

Rome is gorgeous at any time, but too hot in summer - so better to travel there in winter and spring - not too crowded and not too hot.

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