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.


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Rome things to do and experiences

  • Colosseum
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  • Trevi Fountain
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  • Piazza Navona
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  • Pantheon
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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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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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Denver, Colorado, USA

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

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Greater Los Angeles, California, USA
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I was blessed with the opportunity to study abroad in Rome for 3 months and it was actually my first and only time in Europe. What an experience it was! The way people live life over here is so different and admirable. They just value REAL things like family, friends, the freshest food, and long dinners. It was a breathe of fresh air from how we live in the US where everything is hustle till you die and eat all your food in 5 minutes.

The highlight of being out here was truly the food scene. Almost every day I ate marguerita pizza, bruschetta, red wine, and gelato...and I still lost weight. Probably because everyone walks here and takes their time with their food.

Rome is so historical. My only thing issue with Rome is that it can be way too touristy at times but if you can find the local neighborhoods it will transform your experience.

Also seeing the coliseum was epic and never got old. The cathedrals their are like palaces too!

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Lakewood, Colorado, USA

All roads lead to Rome. You can't go around a corner without a historical artifact or church providing something interesting. America feels very young in comparison!

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New York City, New York State, USA

Rome was magical! So much to see, so much history, friendly people, amazing food! Could go on and on, definitely a must visit location!

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Valletta, Malta

A definite must go. Every step in the centre is a view to a historic building or monument, way too many to mention all. Excellent eating with prices for all. Friendly people.

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San Jose, California, USA

I went to Rome back in 2012 and have been wanting to return to the beautiful country of Italy ever since! I chose Rome because I was a History major in college and my parents wanted to gift me with a trip of my choice after graduating college. My very first choice was Rome for its rich history and boy do you see history! Everywhere! A random broken down pillar on the side of the road could possibly (and more likely than not) be older than all buildings and monuments combined in the states. For this reason alone, I would high recommend Rome. Let us not forget about the food either! Italian food is one of my favorite types of food and all I ate was delectable pizza and amazing pastas all week! If you are a picky eater, I would say Italy is your place to visit because who doesn't love pizza? :)

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Local from Rome, Italy

More than words are required to really appreciate Rome. That is why we visit each year!

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Redwood City, California, USA

You can't know it until you step foot in this magical place! The history and energy coverges in this special city! Architecture and history surrounds you, but the modern locals and influence is abundant as well. Great food, amazing fashions, and incredible world history!

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Rome has 7 legendary hills when the country is started. Beautiful whole city view from this hill and sunset time is magnificent !

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