Rome

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Roman Forum featuring a monument, heritage architecture and a temple or place of worship
Stand in awe of the ancient ruins, legendary artworks and breathtaking cityscapes that make Italy’s capital so alluring.

Some know it as the “City of Love,” others know it as the “Eternal City,” but whatever name it goes by, Rome remains one of the most special destinations in the world. Familiarity cannot tarnish the sheer magic of Italy’s capital, a city that is eternally beautiful, fascinating and romantic.

Rome is a name that is almost synonymous with history and for centuries it stood for one of the largest empires the world has ever known. Stroll around the storied streets of a city that was founded by Romulus and Remus, a pair of twins who, according to legend, were raised by wolves.

Witness the glory days of the Roman Empire in ruins such as the Roman Forum, which was once the heart of social and political activity in the city. The adjacent Colosseum is one of the city’s finest attractions, a beautifully preserved amphitheater that hosted gladiatorial games.

Walk up one of the seven hills that shaped the layout of the city. Palatine Hill, next to the Forum, contains some of the oldest ruins in Rome. The palaces of Capitoline Hill are not only spectacular buildings, they also house classical artwork in some of the oldest public museums in the world.

Religious devotees, art enthusiasts and culture vultures are all equally astonished by the Vatican Museums. The galleries, located next to the famous St. Peter’s Basilica, house masterpieces by Raphael and Donatello. Finish in the Sistine Chapel, the home of Michelangelo’s famous ceiling fresco.

Rome is the perfect city to explore on foot. Stroll around the center and seek out stunning sights such as the Spanish Steps and the impressive Trevi Fountain. Linger over a glass of Italian wine and delectable local cuisine in squares such as Piazza Navona. Return to these destinations at night to discover the romantic atmosphere of Rome after dark.

Come to Rome outside of the peak months between June and August to enjoy fewer crowds and cooler days ideal for walking the city’s historic streets. In any season of the year, however Rome offers excesses of charm, beauty and history.

Where to stay in Rome

UNAHOTELS Decò Roma
UNAHOTELS Decò Roma
4 out of 5
Via Giovanni Amendola, 57, Rome, RM, 185
The price is AU$238 per night from 4 Aug. to 5 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the bar and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (938 reviews)
"Convenient location, friendly staff, clean and efficient room. Would stay here again"

Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2022

UNAHOTELS Decò Roma
Hilton Rome Airport
Hilton Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino, 00054
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$424 per night from 7 Jul. to 8 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Fiumicino. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,147 reviews)
"Great hotel before or after a flight"

Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2022

Hilton Rome Airport
Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
4 out of 5
Via Principe Amedeo 5/B, Rome, RM, 185
The price is AU$241 per night from 20 Jul. to 21 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (978 reviews)
"The staff was friendly and helpful, especially Monica."

Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2022

Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
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.
Fabulous Village
Fabulous Village
Via Di Malafede 225, Rome, RM, 00125
The price is AU$159 per night from 10 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Stay at this family-friendly campsite in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (825 reviews)
"Great place to get away from the hussel and bussel of Rome. Lots of green spaces and awesome pool area and activities for all ages. Only wish it was easier to get to bus stop nearby. Is in the middle of busy road and there is no sidewalk to walk on.Thry do charge for clean towels after thr first ..."

Reviewed on 23 Jun. 2022

Fabulous Village
Trianon Borgo Pio
Trianon Borgo Pio
4 out of 5
Piazza delle Vaschette n 13, Rome, RM, 193
The price is AU$304 per night from 2 Aug. to 3 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star residence in Rome. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,102 reviews)
"Trianon Borgio Pio is located within walking distance of Vatican City and Castel Sant’ Angelo. It is also located one street over from Borgio Pio which is a charming Italian street consisting of great restaurants, gelato creameries and pastry shops which is very convenient if you want to grab a meal ..."

Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2022

Trianon Borgo Pio
Sonder San Lorenzo
Sonder San Lorenzo
25 Via dei Reti, Rome, Lazio, 00185
The price is AU$227 per night from 29 Jul. to 30 Jul.
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a terrace. Popular attractions Colosseum and Via Veneto are located nearby. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (9 reviews)
"El apartamento estaba completo. Los amenities como todo lo necesario para cocinar (pava electrica, tostadora, cafetera), un lavarropas y secarropas (dejaban jabon para el lavarropas) tabla de planchar, lavavajillas (dejaban jabon para lavar), etc. Muy completo en el pequeño espacio. La atención de ..."

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2022

Sonder San Lorenzo
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.

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