RomeItaly

4.6/5Top Destination

Experience the history, cathedral, and art in Rome!

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."

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(3,452 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(823 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(341 reviews)

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

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

Navona

Known for Churches, Cathedrals, Historical Buildings

4.5/5(1,657 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(1,204 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.

Prati
Prati showing religious elements, street scenes and a city

Prati

Known for Museums, Rivers, Cathedrals

4.5/5(869 reviews)

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

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$4,445
per night
Nov 21 - Nov 22

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! (4,118 reviews)

"Stately and well staffed. We loved our two nights on Nazionale #7. Staff member Emanuel at the desk is why traveling can be wonderful."…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/20

Hotel Quirinale
Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Vittorio Bragadin 2, Fiumicino, RM
NT$4,082
per night
Nov 2 - Nov 3

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of House of Love and Psyche, Fiera di Roma, and Ostia Antica. Parco Leonardo and Castello di Giulio ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,091 reviews)

"Close to airport, shuttle service from airport is good"…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/20

Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport
iQ Hotel Roma
iQ Hotel Roma
4 out of 5
Via Firenze, 8, Rome, RM
NT$3,281
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4

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! (3,750 reviews)

"Great place to stay. Great location service and buffet"…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/20

iQ Hotel Roma

Popular things to do in Rome

Trevi Fountain
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Trevi Fountain

4.5/5(5,606 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(4,935 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(4,900 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(4,918 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(3,563 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(3,467 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

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 27.59840273816315%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 4.917284654877353%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.9925841414717627%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.33086138049058755%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 22, 2019

I love Rome, the food the people the vatican museums, iattended mass with the pope. Incredible .dont stay home come to Rome and enjoy life

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 22, 2019

Infrastructure is crumbling and city is dirty.

4/5 - Good

Gina

Oct 22, 2019

Beautiful area. Wonderful history and ruins, but very congested.

5/5 - Excellent

EricC

Oct 22, 2019

Much to see and do. Spend a few days, even if you’ve been there before.

4/5 - Good

mS

Oct 22, 2019

Plan to travel as much as possible low season. Overwhelming crowds everywhere

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Oct 21, 2019

Too many tourists

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