Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy as well as the capital of the Lazio region. The city has been a major human settlement for over two millennia. With 2,860,009 residents in 1,285 km², it is also the country's most populated comune.
The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy.Learn more Book this experience
The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican, or simply Saint Peter's Basilica, is a church built in the Renaissance style located in Vatican City, the papal enclave which is within the city of Rome.Learn more Book this experience
Get as close to heaven as humanly possible, with a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Cupola. Join your guide for a delicious breakfast at "Al San Michele" bar, the perfect starting point for your unforgettable adventure to Vatican City. Gaze in awe at the Dome of the Basilica, the highest architectural point in Rome, and take in the breathtaking views of the Eternal City. Explore the Vatican Gardens, the roof of the Sistine Chapel, and the chimney of the papal conclave, while your guide narrates the history of the mesmerising architecture. Ride the elevator to the base of the cupola, and then take the stairs to the very top for stunning views of the city. Visit the main Basilica of Saint Peter's, where you’ll get to see where St. Peter was buried and uncover some of the secret, hidden spots at the heart of Catholic Rome. This is a tour to remember!Book this experience
The Pantheon is a former Roman temple, now a Catholic church, in Rome, Italy, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus. It was completed by the emperor Hadrian and probably dedicated about 126 AD.Learn more Book this experience
The Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome, Italy, designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Giuseppe Pannini and several others.Learn more Book this experience
Ranked alongside the Pyramids of Giza and the Taj Mahal as the most elaborate mausoleums ever built, Castel Sant'Angelo is the final resting place of Roman emperor Hadrian. Enter this ancient wonder – without waiting in line for centuries – with a fast-track ticket to explore this monumental fortress on an enthralling guided tour. Wander cavernous hallways, hear tales of political backstabbing, see spectacular murals, and take in endless views of Rome from the rooftop.Book this experience
The Roman Forum, also known by its Latin name Forum Romanum, is a rectangular forum surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the center of the city of Rome.Learn more Book this experience
The Palatine Hill, which is the centremost of the Seven Hills of Rome, is one of the most ancient parts of the city and has been called "the first nucleus of the Roman Empire."Learn more Book this experience
Experience the culinary tradition of **Rome** and make three classic Italian dishes – **fettuccine**, **ravioli**, and **tiramisu** – in one fantastic **cooking class**. Among the majestic fountains and ancient architecture of **Piazza Navona**, your **professional chef** will teach you how to make all three dishes with the freshest Italian ingredients, using the traditional tools and methods passed down from generations. Put your pastas to the taste test with a variety of sauces (and an included **glass of wine**), and finish up with dessert – your own homemade **tiramisu**! *Buon appetito!*Book this experience
The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. The structure was once the tallest building in Rome.Learn more Book this experience
Piazza Venezia is the central hub of Rome, Italy, in which several thoroughfares intersect, including the Via dei Fori Imperiali and the Via del Corso.Learn more Book this experience
Enjoy a 3 hours tour in an electric or normal bike in Villa Borghese, located in the heart of Rome. It's a perfect experience for doing with your family or friends! In this amazing Bike/E-bike tour where you will discover places like Piazza del Popol...Book this experience
The Capitoline Museums is a single museum containing a group of art and archaeological museums in Piazza del Campidoglio, on top of the Capitoline Hill in Rome, Italy.Learn more Book this experience
The Aventine Hill is one of the Seven Hills on which ancient Rome was built. It belongs to Ripa, the twelfth rione, or ward, of Rome. The part of the city that stands on it is sometimes referred to as Reme, or Ream.View on Google Maps Book this experience
Get a fresh perspective of one of the most famous cosmopolitan cities in the world as you paddle your way across the stunning Tiber River in the heart of Rome! to travel far for this outdoor adventure. You'll meet your expert guide in Piazza de...Book this experience
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The Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo, or the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo from its Italian name Palazzo Apostolico di Castel Gandolfo, is a 135-acre complex of buildings in a garden setting in the city of Castel Gandolfo, Italy, including the principal 17th-century villa, an observatory and a farmhouse with 75 acres of farmland.Learn more Book this experience
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Hadrian's Villa is a large Roman archaeological complex at Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the property of the Republic of Italy, and has been directed and run by the Polo Museale del Lazio since December 2014.View on Google Maps Book this experience
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Lake Nemi is a small circular volcanic lake in the Lazio region of Italy 30 km south of Rome, taking its name from Nemi, the largest town in the area, that overlooks it from a height.Learn more Book this experience
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Santa Severa is a frazione of the comune of Santa Marinella, in the province of Rome, Lazio, Italy. It is a small sea resort on the Via Aurelia, c. 8 km south of Santa Marinella and 50 km north of Rome.Learn more
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Why travel to Rome?
Rome, the eternal city, is a treasure trove of history, culture, and gastronomy. The Italian capital boasts architectural marvels, art masterpieces, and a vibrant food scene. With iconic landmarks like the Colosseum, Vatican City, and the Trevi Fountain, Rome is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a blend of ancient history and modern urban life.
How to get there?
Rome is well-connected to major European and international destinations. The city has two airports: Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) and Ciampino. Fiumicino is the primary airport with regular flights from major airlines, while Ciampino serves mostly low-cost carriers. From the airports, you can take a train, bus, or taxi to reach the city center. Rome's main train station, Roma Termini, is well-connected to other Italian cities and European capitals.
What to book in advance?
It's advisable to book tickets in advance for popular attractions like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Vatican Museums to avoid long queues. Booking guided tours can also provide a more in-depth look into the history and significance of these sites.
What are the costs?
Rome can be an affordable destination, depending on your travel preferences. Budget accommodations and eateries are available, but expect higher prices for luxury hotels and fine dining. Entrance fees for attractions vary, with the Colosseum and Vatican Museums costing around €16 and €17, respectively. Public transportation is relatively cheap, with a 72-hour pass costing €18.
Best things to do:
1. Explore the Colosseum and Roman Forum
2. Visit Vatican City and St. Peter's Basilica
3. Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain
4. Climb the Spanish Steps
5. Discover the picturesque neighborhood of Trastevere
6. Wander around Piazza Navona and the Pantheon
7. Bike or stroll along the Appian Way
Where to eat?
1. Da Enzo al 29 - A family-run trattoria in Trastevere, known for its authentic Roman cuisine.
2. Roscioli - A bakery, deli, and restaurant offering delicious pasta dishes and a great wine selection.
3. Pizzarium Bonci - A popular pizza spot known for its unique toppings and high-quality ingredients.
Where to stay?
1. The Fifteen Keys Hotel - A stylish boutique hotel located in the trendy Monti neighborhood.
2. Hotel Santa Maria - A charming hotel in Trastevere, offering a peaceful atmosphere and excellent service.
3. Generator Rome - A modern and affordable hostel, perfect for budget travelers and backpackers.
Off the beaten path:
For an unusual experience in Rome, visit the Capuchin Crypt beneath the Church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini. The crypt is decorated with the bones of over 4,000 Capuchin friars, arranged in intricate patterns and designs. While it may not be for the faint-hearted, this unique attraction offers a fascinating look into the Capuchin Order's beliefs and practices about life, death, and resurrection.
By Metro. Rome's subway has only two lines and is one of the smallest in Europe
However, it serves almost all places of interest and is the most efficient.
Best months according to the weather
From a weather point of view, as Rome is located further south than France and Germany, winter is milder...
But the best time to go to Rome according to the weather is spring (April, May, June) and September.
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