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Travel Guide

St. Peter\'s Basilica showing a church or cathedral, interior views and heritage architecture

The classical Italian architecture, rich cultural heritage and sun-soaked piazzas all contribute to the unique atmosphere of Italy's spectacular capital city.

The city of Rome houses nearly 3 million people, and its residents are among the most passionate and talkative on the planet, constantly divulging their views to visitors on the best restaurants, or the state of Italian football. The pace of life here is relentless, save for the post-lunch nap that many true Romans consider to be customary.

Rome, often referred to as the city of seven hills, is divided into neighbourhoods and separated by the Tiber River. Characterful cobbled streets are commonplace. Get hold of a map to help guide you around the city. On the whole, it is best to get around Rome on foot; far easier than trying to find other ways of getting around the windy, narrow roads. However, buses are available.

You may lose your way occasionally! This isn’t all bad. You may discover a backstreet treasure trove, such as a small local bakery, which bakes delicious fresh bread or a restaurant that the locals like to keep a secret.

You can’t visit Rome and not find yourself in awe of its phenomenal and simply unique architectural heritage. Rome houses are some of the most spectacular historical sites in the world, with Renaissance wonders such as the Palazzo Senatorio and the famous Sistine Chapel located within Vatican City. Alongside this, you’ll see some wonderful examples of Baroque architecture, including the unparalleled St. Peter's Basilica, the beautiful Spanish Steps, and the ornate Trevi Fountain.

Chart the history of the remarkable and infamous Roman Empire, by taking a literal stroll through history via the Roman Forum, whose tour of Rome culminates with a viewing of the iconic Colosseum. This is not merely a tour for history buffs; it is an unmissable part of Roman culture.

Italy is known for its great coffee and delicious gelato (ice cream). No trip to Rome would be complete without trying them out in one of the picturesque town squares dotted around the city, such as the Piazza Navona. It goes without saying that Romans live for food and wine, so there is probably nowhere better to eat in the world. Italian signature dishes are loved by so many, and their wine is renowned throughout the world.

In summary, Rome is a beautiful city with a rich and attractive culture that attracts visitors from every corner of the earth.

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Where to stay in Rome

4 out of 5
Via Giovanni Amendola, 57, Rome, RM
The price is AU$161 per night from 23 Jul. to 23 Jul.
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Via Nazionale, Piazza della Repubblica and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. Via Marsala and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (987 reviews)
"Excellent choice if you are traveling and need to be close to the train station and the Fiumicino Airport. If you can, try the Hotel restaurant for Dinner. The food was phenomenal and the ambience warm and elegant. Highly recommended to solo travelers. Great room and really amazing food at the restaurant. ..."

Reviewed on 9 Jun. 2021

Albergo Del Senato
Albergo Del Senato
3 out of 5
Piazza Della Rotonda 73, Rome, RM
The price is AU$276 per night from 5 Jul. to 5 Jul.
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Trevi Fountain and Piazza di Spagna are also within 15 minutes. ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (991 reviews)
"Spotless hotel in the absolute best location! Staff was incredibly helpful and kind!"

Reviewed on 10 Jun. 2021

Albergo Del Senato
Hilton Rome Airport
Hilton Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino
The price is AU$225 per night from 22 Jul. to 22 Jul.
This family-friendly Fiumicino hotel is located in the shopping district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Area Archeologica del Porto di Traiano and Necropoli di Porto ...
3.8/5Good! (1,481 reviews)

Reviewed on 22 Jun. 2021

Hilton Rome Airport
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