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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!(3,777 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!(896 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.

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Trastevere, Rome, Italy

Trastevere

4.5/5Wonderful!(376 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!(944 area reviews)

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

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

Navona

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,816 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
Monti which includes heritage elements, heritage architecture and a ruin

Monti

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,303 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$2,578
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21

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! (4,307 reviews)

"Hotel feels grand. Location was also walkable (a little far but still manageable) to many of the attractions. Breakfast was so-so but all in all very value for money."…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/14

Hotel Quirinale
NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento
NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento
5 out of 5
Piazza Dei Cinquecento, 90, Rome
NT$5,239
per night
Jan 11 - Jan 12

Located in Esquilino, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Circus Maximus. Rome Termini Station is only a 3-minute walk and Repubblica - Opera House Station is ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (822 reviews)

"I liked almost everything about this hotel. The staff was friendly and efficient. The property was clean, comfortable and beautiful. It has a great location next door to the train station. The only thing that would have been better is if breakfast started earlier than 7 am. Although we booked a room ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/11/25

NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento
Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
4 out of 5
Via Principe Amedeo 5/B, Rome, RM
NT$2,408
per night
Jan 9 - Jan 10

Located in Rome City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Baths of Diocletian, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and Palace of Expositions. Repubblica ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,252 reviews)

"Very good location for all major sightseeing attractions. Train terminal and airport bus within a 4 minute walk. Rooms close to the lift is very noisy, avoid if possible. Clean and very pleasant hotel."…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/14

Best Western Plus Hotel Universo

Popular things to do in Rome

Trevi Fountain
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Trevi Fountain

4.5/5(5,953 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(5,225 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(5,202 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(5,219 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(3,834 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(3,765 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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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Dec 15, 2019

Too dirty, too many potholes and to many illegal immigrants selling contraband things every 2 minutes

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 14, 2019

Rome is the most romantic city in the world.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 14, 2019

Amazing experience in an outstanding city which is like a live museum! Great food , shopping and It of this world tiramisu

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 14, 2019

I am not a very religious person, but never miss going to the Vatican: the best museum, plus the Pieta and the Sixtine Chapel are some historical treasures.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 13, 2019

Rome is one of my favorite destinations!! Sooooo much to do and see - you can never get tired of this place!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 13, 2019

Don’t be afraid to walk places, certain places may seem far but waking is nice and the sight seeing will make time fly

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