Rome

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Roman Forum featuring a monument, heritage architecture and a temple or place of worship

Stand in awe of the ancient ruins, legendary artworks and breathtaking cityscapes that make Italy’s capital so alluring.

With a population today of over 2.8 million, the modern-day city is a fascinating mix of ancient buildings and ruins nestled between elegant Baroque palaces and churches. The scorching summer temperatures and frenetic city streets can be exhausting, prompting an after- meal snooze to recharge the batteries just in time for the fabulous entertainment evenings have to offer.

The best way to discover the city is on foot, although there is a reliable bus service and the Metropolitana subway is handy for getting around quickly between areas. The city is famous for its seven hills and the various districts contained within them surround the Tiber River, which divides the central zone of the city. Navigate the labyrinth of narrow and winding alleys with a good old-fashioned map, as finding your destination among the cobbled streets can be confusing for first-time visitors.

The long list of cultural and historic attractions include Vatican City, including the breath-taking St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Every visitor to Rome should also head for the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain at least once during their trip, if only to toss a coin into the water, to guarantee a return to the city again one day. For a welcome break in a busy schedule stop at the picturesque Piazza Navona for an espresso and then visit the Pantheon to marvel at the architectural prowess of the city’s ancient inhabitants.

The Roman passion for architecture and football is only matched by their love of food and wine, and the capital does not disappoint when it comes to the culinary arts. Seek out eateries that are off the beaten track or packed with locals, where you can sample classic Italian dishes.

The saying goes: ‘When in Rome … do as the Romans do’; so after a long day on your feet taking in the sights, find a bar, sit on the terrace for an aperitivo while you watch the evening sun go down. Perfetto!

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Where to stay in Rome

Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
4 out of 5
Via Principe Amedeo 5/B, Rome, RM
The price is NZ$152 per night from 21 Nov. to 21 Nov.
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Baths of Diocletian, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Palace of Expositions. Repubblica ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (955 reviews)
"This hotel was excellent the best in my trip to Italy very good breakfast and close to the historic Center."

Reviewed on 20 Oct. 2021

Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
Hilton Rome Airport
Hilton Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino
The price is NZ$231 per night from 3 Nov. to 3 Nov.
This family-friendly Fiumicino hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Area Archeologica del Porto di Traiano and Necropoli di Porto Isola Sacra. ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,202 reviews)
"It is very near the airport. However, it is hard to find the parking lot entrance if you are driving even though you can see the building. To walk, you have to risk your life crossing a highway. The shuttle service to the airport was good, though."

Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2021

Hilton Rome Airport
Hotel Quirinale
Hotel Quirinale
4 out of 5
Via Nazionale 7, Rome, RM
The price is NZ$172 per night from 21 Nov. to 21 Nov.
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this family-friendly Rome hotel is steps away from Via Nazionale and Piazza della Repubblica. Via Veneto and Via del Tritone ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,734 reviews)
"It’s my second time at Hotel Quirinale. I like the location of the hotel and the fact that it’s an old building with history. The only this is, I received an upgrade only after I asked for it."

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2021

Hotel Quirinale
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.
Fabulous Village
Fabulous Village
Via Di Malafede 225, Rome, RM
The price is NZ$41 per night from 28 Oct. to 28 Oct.
Located near the airport, this family-friendly campsite is within 9 mi (15 km) of Euroma2, Cinecitta World and Castel Romano Outlet. Ostia Antica and Biomedical ...
4/5 Very Good! (779 reviews)
"The property was outdated a bit rundown. I found miouse droppings in the kitchen"

Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2020

Fabulous Village
CancelleriaDieci
CancelleriaDieci
Vicolo della Cancelleria, 10, Rome
The price is NZ$152 per night from 25 Nov. to 25 Nov.
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this apartment building is steps away from Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and Piazza Navona. Campo de' Fiori and Palazzo Farnese ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (124 reviews)
"Everyone was awesome. View was great."

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2021

CancelleriaDieci
Your Suite Rome
Your Suite Rome
Via Monserrato 31, Place Navone, Rome, Rome
The price is NZ$353 per night from 27 Nov. to 27 Nov.
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Campo de' Fiori and Piazza Navona. Castel Sant'Angelo and Santa Maria ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (222 reviews)
"The apartment was amazing! Very eclectic and interesting taste in decoration! The space was also very comfortable and well stocked for all of our needs. The location was very convenient for any sightseeing around Rome. The concierge staff were outstandingly helpful and responsive throughout our stay, ..."

Reviewed on 16 Aug. 2021

Your Suite Rome
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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