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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."

Rome Travel Guide Video

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!(3,994 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums, stunning cathedral, and stunning river views, there's plenty to explore in Rome City Centre. Top attractions like Trevi Fountain and Piazza Venezia are major draws. Catch the metro at Barberini Station or Spagna Station to see more of the city.

Rome City Centre
Rome which includes heritage architecture and signage

Vatican

4.5/5Wonderful!(948 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
Stunning river walk on the way to Vatican City.
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Trastevere

4.5/5Wonderful!(411 area reviews)

Trastevere is known for its picturesque gardens, and you can make a stop by Santa Maria in Trastevere and Ponte Sisto while in the area.

Trastevere
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Prati

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,015 area reviews)

Prati is popular for its popular shops. Explore top sights like Via Cola di Rienzo and Palace of Justice, and you can get around town on the metro at Ottaviano - San Pietro - Musei Vaticani Station.

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

Navona

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,950 area reviews)

Navona is popular for its cozy cafés, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Piazza Navona or Campo de' Fiori.

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

Monti

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,380 area reviews)

Known for its cozy cafés and churches, there's plenty to explore in Monti. Top attractions like Via Nazionale and Golden House of Nero (Domus Aurea) are major draws, and you can catch the metro at Cavour Station or Colosseo Station to see more of the city.

Monti

Top Hotels in Rome

Hotel 87 Eighty-Seven - Maison D'Art Collection
Hotel 87 Eighty-Seven - Maison D'Art Collection
4 out of 5
Via del Tritone 87-89, Rome, Rome
The price is NT$1,635 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

This family-friendly Rome hotel is located in the historical district, steps from Via del Tritone, Via Veneto, and Piazza Barberini. Piazza di Spagna and Trevi ...

4.1/5Very Good! (768 reviews)

"Hotel location is excellent, rooms on the small size and"…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/5

Hotel 87 Eighty-Seven - Maison D'Art Collection
Otivm Hotel
Otivm Hotel
4 out of 5
Via D'Aracoeli, 11, Rome
The price is NT$1,728 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Located in Navona, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Piazza Venezia, Via del Corso, and Roman Forum. National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II and Capitoline ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (413 reviews)

"Fantastic location and great staff. Would highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/24

Otivm Hotel
La Maison D'Art Spagna - Maison d'Art Collection
La Maison D'Art Spagna - Maison d'Art Collection
3 out of 5
Via del Corso 112, Spagna, Rome
The price is NT$1,527 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Located in Rome City Centre, this hotel is steps from Via del Tritone and Via del Corso. Trevi Fountain and Via Condotti are also within 5 minutes. Spagna Station ...

4.2/5Very Good! (71 reviews)

"Great place to stay, amazing staff and very friendly."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/10

La Maison D'Art Spagna - Maison d'Art Collection
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.

Vacation Rentals in Rome

Lungotevere Suite
Lungotevere Suite
Lungotevere Degli Artigiani 20, Rome, RM
The price is NT$1,955 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23

Located in Quartiere XI Portuense, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Circus Maximus, and Roman Forum. Baths of ...

4.3/5Excellent! (216 reviews)
Lovely Hotel.

"Hotel room was large with a very large balcony. Everything you could need. We did not use public transport whilst there as the nearest hop on hop off bus was at the Collisium which was a 50 minute walk. Fortunately the weather was good. Could not find many local restaurants open for dinner on Sunday. ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/14

Lungotevere Suite
Casa de' Fiori Santo Spirito
Casa de' Fiori Santo Spirito
Via Del Banco Di Santo Spirito 52, Rome, RM
The price is NT$1,685 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29

Located in Vatican, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and Castel Sant'Angelo. Piazza Navona and Bambino Gesu Hospital ...

4.3/5Excellent! (127 reviews)

"Short and sweet"…"

Reviewed on 2019/11/8

Casa de' Fiori Santo Spirito
Fabulous Village
Fabulous Village
Via Di Malafede 225, Rome, RM
The price is NT$1,071 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29

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! (766 reviews)

"The property was outdated a bit rundown. I found miouse droppings in the kitchen"…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/5

Fabulous Village
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.

Popular places to visit in Rome

Colosseum
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Colosseum

4.5/5(6,605 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(6,180 reviews)

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

Piazza Navona
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Piazza Navona

4.5/5(4,020 reviews)

The old papal buildings have altered little over the centuries, but still act as an open-air hub for cafés and street entertainers. 

Pantheon
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Pantheon

4.5/5(5,436 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(5,424 reviews)

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

Villa Borghese
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Villa Borghese

4.5/5(1,696 reviews)

Take a break from the busy city center and explore this vast network of pretty gardens and enthralling museums.

Reviews of Rome

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 19, 2020

It was an amazing place to visit. Will be back one day soon!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 17, 2020

Rome is where my grandparents are from and where my mother and my aunt were born. Many great memories and so happy to return when I can.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 6, 2020

There's a lot to see and do. Just wish that the street signs stood out a little better but minor issue. 

5/5 - Excellent

MarkW

Mar 27, 2020

Beautiful city with so much history and lots of things to see and do. We could spend months here and not run out of things to do in Rome.

5/5 - Excellent

Marty

Mar 26, 2020

We love Rome but the virus ruined our stay this time . Rome has been there for 2,500 years and will be there when we want to go again .

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 21, 2020

We will be back!

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