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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

Hilton Rome Airport
Hilton Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino
The price is AU$216 per night from 22 Apr. to 23 Apr.
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! (1,582 reviews)
"If you are flying in the predawn hours and live far from Rome, a night at the FCO Hilton is a good option. The hotel is literally in the airport, and an easy 10-minute stroll from the lobby to Terminal 3 along a covered walkway. Lovely staff, clean rooms, impressive soundproofing."

Reviewed on 15 Apr. 2021

Hilton Rome Airport
B&B Hotel Roma Fiumicino
B&B Hotel Roma Fiumicino
Via Giulio Romano, 79, Fiumicino
The price is AU$92 per night from 24 Apr. to 25 Apr.
Situated in Fiumicino, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Parco Leonardo and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Fiera di Roma. Ostia Antica and PalaLottomatica are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (498 reviews)
"I really liked the wall art. Was just what i needed to get off on myself."

Reviewed on 15 Aug. 2020

B&B Hotel Roma Fiumicino
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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$91 per night from 21 Apr. to 22 Apr.
This family-friendly Rome hotel is located in the historical district, steps away from Via del Tritone, Via Veneto and Piazza Barberini. Piazza di Spagna and ...
4.1/5Very Good! (797 reviews)
"Hotel location is excellent, rooms on the small size and"

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 2020

Hotel 87 Eighty-Seven - 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.
MGPgroup Suites&Apartments
MGPgroup Suites&Apartments
Via dell'orso 43, Rome
Located in Navona, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Piazza Navona, Via del Corso and Pantheon. Castel Sant'Angelo and Via Condotti are also ...
4.2/5Very Good! (121 reviews)
"Very close to restaurants, buses and shopping. Would definitely come back!"

Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2020

MGPgroup Suites&Apartments
Your Suite Rome
Your Suite Rome
Via Monserrato 31, Place Navone, Rome, Rome
The price is AU$241 per night from 21 Apr. to 22 Apr.
Located in Navona, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Campo de' Fiori and Piazza Navona. Castel Sant'Angelo and Santa Maria in Trastevere ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (217 reviews)
Mary's Suite Rome
"The apartment was in perfect location, within walking distance to everything. Apart from a slightly too firm bed the apartment was great and suited us perfectly, really well equipped. Mary's restaurant recommendations was spot on :)"

Reviewed on 10 Oct. 2020

Your Suite Rome
Castello del Duca
Castello del Duca
Salita della Marcigliana 95, Rome
Located in Zona III Marcigliana, this property is within 6 miles (10 km) of Sant’Andrea Hospital, Port of Rome Mall (Galleria Commerciale Porta di Roma) and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (32 reviews)
Beautiful views
"Beautiful views, but very uncomfortable bed. I would have liked fresh towels too. Neat place though!"

Reviewed on 8 Oct. 2019

Castello del Duca
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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