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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

Top hotels in Rome

Hilton Rome Airport
Hilton Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino, RM
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$182 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.

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! (1,643 reviews)

"I stay in this hotel every time I fly. It is comfortable when you have your flight in the early morning"…"

Reviewed on 23 Dec. 2020

Hilton Rome Airport
NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento
NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento
5 out of 5
Piazza Dei Cinquecento, 90, Rome
The price is AU$213 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.

Located in Esquilino, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Circus Maximus. Rome Termini Station is only a 3-minute walk and Repubblica - Opera House Station is ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (932 reviews)

"Property was close to the train station, spacious rooms, clean friendly staff. It was a long walk to the center."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2021

NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento
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 AU$83 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.

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! (790 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.

Holiday Rentals in Rome

Vicolo della Cancelleria, 10, Rome
The price is AU$123 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.

Located in Navona, this apartment building is steps away from Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and Piazza Navona. Campo de' Fiori and Pantheon are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (123 reviews)
location Rome

"Roberta was excellent. booked transportation and texted recommendations for meals and sites to see. Location was awesome. We walked to the Vatican, Spanish Steps, and all of the attractions. Walked 7 miles the first day (but only because I have an athletic daughter) everything was an easy walk and ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jan. 2020

Fabulous Village
Fabulous Village
Via Di Malafede 225, Rome, RM
The price is AU$57 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.

Located near the airport, this family-friendly campsite is within 6 mi (10 km) of Atlantico, Euroma2, and PalaLottomatica. Cinecitta World and Ostia Antica are ...

4/5Very Good! (768 reviews)

"The property was outdated a bit rundown.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

Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2020

Fabulous Village
Lungotevere Suite
Lungotevere Suite
Lungotevere Degli Artigiani 20, Rome, RM
The price is AU$101 per night from 22 Feb. to 23 Feb.

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

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 14 Oct. 2019

Lungotevere Suite
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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Reviews of Rome


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13 May 2020

Rome is a beautiful, clean City rich in history and culture. Everyday is different and you are never bored. One of our favourite Cities. Al Braciere at Via della Chiesa Nuova,12 is just lovely and Guieseppi is a wonderful waiter. We went twice.

5/5 - Excellent

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22 Apr. 2020

Rome was fabulous with so much to see and friendly people. Streets were not as clean as cities in Australia still wonderful though

5/5 - Excellent

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18 Feb. 2020

Absolutely loved Rome, one of our favourite cities so far!

4/5 - Good


8 Feb. 2020

A must see city with so many amazing ancient buildings and ruins.

5/5 - Excellent

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31 Jan. 2020

Romans are so friendly and gracious, a delightful breath of fresh air after a month traveling around Europe.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

25 Jan. 2020

Too much pasta & pizza.

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