Rome Vacations

Rome, the Italian capital and modern, cosmopolitan city that is the center of all things Italian, holds much more in store for travelers than just the ruins of a long forgotten empire. Some of the remarkable sites in the Eternal City include the Roman Colosseum, which still stands as a monument to the potency of the ancient Roman Empire, the ... Read more
Pantheon (perhaps the most extraordinary building in western civilization), and the Vatican, home to the Pope and the Catholic Church, as well as one of the world’s largest collections of art. Here tourists are awed by Michelangelo’s spectacular Sistine Chapel and pieta, as well as the largest church in Christendom. No visit to Rome is complete without indulging in something Romans do best: food. Eating a plate of prosciutto and melon from one of the many outstanding restaurants in any one of Rome’s beautiful piazzas would be a good start. For dessert, sniff out some good gelato and relax on the Spanish Steps or head to the Trevi Fountain and throw a coin in for good luck. Rome’s hotel scene is a lot like other European cities with a wide variety of hotels and hostels, just be sure to book in advance to a nice one, like The Beehive, because rooms tend to fill to capacity quickly, especially in summer high season. When in Rome, be sure to take a minute to do as the Romans do: relax, talk, and enjoy life.


Rome places to stay and top hotels

Rome things to do and experiences

  • Colosseum
    9.3735 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Popular
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  • Trevi Fountain
    9.1537 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark, Popular
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  • Piazza Navona
    9.2275 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site, Plaza, Popular
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  • Pantheon
    9.3345 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Church, Temple, Popular
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Whizzing over cobblestones on a motorino and al fresco dining, two of Rome's most iconic activities, are best performed from September to November and April to July. Temperatures really start to soar into the ... Read more
100s (40C) over July and August, and in August many stores and restaurants close for le ferie (holidays). Don't be discouraged by the idea of a winter trip, however...though it's cold, you'll have the city to yourself and the Christmas holidays really light up the city.

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Top Rome restaurants

  • Giolitti
    9.070 reviews
    Ice Cream and Desserts
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
  • Forno Campo de' Fiori
    9.727 reviews
    Pizza, Breakfast & Brunch, Bakery
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
  • Roscioli
    9.719 reviews
    Italian, Wine Bar
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
  • Sant' Eustachio Il Caffè
    9.434 reviews
    Coffee and Tea, Bar, Cafe
    Popular withFoodiesTrendsters

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    Outdoor Enthusiasts

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The food, the art, the shopping. Rome is the perfect place for a quick European trip...

Recommended for:History Buffs

It's the city with the greatest historical impact on the ancient world. Probably the most interesting and beautiful ever built.

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Bucharest, Romania

Rome is a fascinating city, an open air museum that has everything from art to adventure and great food

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Lovely city, avoid the summer crowd if you want to really enjoy the ancient ruins.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Ah, the Eternal City. Rome is great even as a backpacker. I recommend walking around at night (if you feel safe, or have a male companion to walk with) as that's when you'll get the cool, calm, well-lit, and less crowded version of the city.

Recommended for:History BuffsSpiritual SeekersArt & Design LoversSolo Female Travelers

Went is September and the weather was amazing. Bring walking shoes and do the city on foot!

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Italy an amazing place to visit, u never get enough there is a certain unknown charm in it, i visited Romefor over 8 times and i take all my friends there who fall in love with it, from the history, glory of the cathedrals and the Vatican to the cultural sites, to the amazing food.
Just rooming around the city gives a very energetic vibes,

Recommended for:FoodiesHistory BuffsSpiritual SeekersSolo Female Travelers
Houston, Texas, USA

Rome is dirty, but the history is so incredibly rich that you don't even notice. This is a must-see for history buffs or students!

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San Francisco

The food and history made Rome my favorite city in Italy that I’ve visited so far. Roman style pizza is thin and crispy and they always use the best, fresh produce. The food is good and cheap and so is the wine. I love being able to walk around the city and see structures that are hundreds of years old Next to modern-day buildings.

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Denver, Colorado, USA

An incredible trip by all accounts. It's a place of rich history, good food and lots of things to do!

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsHistory Buffs