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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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
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Wonderful city, so much to enjoy and explore you’d need a lifetime to do it.

Recommended for:FoodiesHistory BuffsAdventure Travellers

absolutely amazing, when i went it was 37°c and i absolutely loved it. cery busy but very fun with loads to see

Recommended for:Family TravellersHistory BuffsAdventure TravellersSolo Female

I had a great time I’ve never experienced there. There are wonderful places,cuisines,and people! If you make your mind to go to Rome you must be captivated by perfection of Rome.

Recommended for:Family Travellers

I did my study abroad semester there and I had a wonderful time. I look forward to going back someday.

Recommended for:Budget TravellersFoodies

Such a beautiful city, there is so much history and something to see around every corner, brilliant food and drink as well!

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesGreen TravellersHistory Buffs

Great weather, awesome people and food. Nice restaurant for every budgets. Millions of attractions, monuments and things to do and see. Great city

Recommended for:Family TravellersFoodiesGreen TravellersNightlife Lovers

Rome has everything. Fantastic exhibits, history in abundance. And we found that the food everywhere was spectacular.

Recommended for:FoodiesHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers

There is so much history, art and culture in Rome. Everyone must visit at least once in a lifetime. Most of the city is navigable by foot and the metro. Ancient ruins in the midst of the city make it most interesting. If you love ancient history, Rome is a must. We spent a week there and want to go back one day!

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Beautiful history and food everywhere! I would highly recommend using the day buses and travelling around! Trevali Fountain is beautiful at night and also I’d recommend seeing the colosseum at night too! Make sure to book everything in advance as it can get busy!

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Interesting history. However, I would not suggest for solo travellers (especially females) there are a lot of precautions you need to take regarding the men selling items in the street, especially if you are alone. That is what discourages me to revisit. Though, it is nonetheless a place you must see with your own eyes.

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