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Rome

Travel Guide

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

Known throughout its history as the city of seven hills, Rome is at once a monument to a bygone classical age, as well as a thriving and distinctly modern destination. Home to nearly three million people, the city is always abuzz with energy and life – except after lunch when things get a little quieter for a while as many Romans take their afternoon nap.

As soon as you set foot in the city, you’ll be greeted from every quarter by the towering symbols of Rome’s architectural and artistic grandeur. Take a journey back in time to Ancient Rome at the Roman Forum, look around the impressive Colosseum. Then head for the Vatican City with its beautiful Renaissance gems like the Palazzo Senatorio and the legendary Sistine Chapel. It’s also well worth checking out the Baroque masterpieces dotted throughout the city. Marvel at St. Peter’s Basilica, walk up the Spanish Steps and, of course, spend time relaxing by the Trevi Fountain.

Once you’ve explored the must-see landmarks around town, join the locals in some treasured Roman pastimes. Head for the Piazza Navona or one of the other old town squares, settle down in the sun with a coffee or a gelato, and enter into the spirit of what the locals call “il dolce far niente”, or “the sweetness of doing nothing”.

When evening falls, there’s plenty going on, whether you’re a sports enthusiast, have a love of opera and music, or enjoy good food. Across the city, you’ll find classic Italian fare such as delicious creamy spaghetti carbonara and other pasta dishes. But there are plenty of other dishes on offer, all made from fresh, seasonal ingredients. Of course, there are plenty of good wines that make the perfect accompaniment.The River Tiber runs through the city, dividing its cobblestone streets and boulevards. Find your bearings by the river, then pick up a map and start your adventure round the city’s districts. You may find you lose your way as some of the street names of the older parts of the city can be confusing. But if you do, you may accidentally stumble across some real hidden treasures in this enchanting city. You may find a small traditional bakery selling freshly baked bread or the site of an ongoing archaeological dig. This is probably your best chance to get to know the locals a little better as you stop and chat along your way.

Most people prefer to walk between the attractions down the city centre’s narrow roads but you can hop on and off the city’s buses as an alternative.

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Where to stay in Rome

UNAHOTELS Decò Roma
UNAHOTELS Decò Roma
4 out of 5
Via Giovanni Amendola, 57, Rome, RM
The price is SG$164 per night from 19 Aug to 19 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Via Nazionale, Piazza della Repubblica and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. Via Marsala and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (978 reviews)
"Nice latge bathrooms! Very helpful staff!"

Reviewed on 29 Jul,2021

UNAHOTELS Decò Roma
Hilton Rome Airport
Hilton Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino
The price is SG$229 per night from 11 Aug to 11 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Fiumicino hotel is located in the shopping district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Area Archeologica del Porto di Traiano and Necropoli di Porto ...
3.8/5Good! (1,424 reviews)
"super convenient for travel from rome… the only hotel to choose for international travel"

Reviewed on 27 Jul,2021

Hilton Rome Airport
NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento
NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento
5 out of 5
Piazza Dei Cinquecento, 90, Rome
The price is SG$255 per night from 15 Aug to 15 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Circus Maximus. Rome (XRJ-Termini Rail Station) and Rome Termini Station are within a 5-minute ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (949 reviews)
"Helpful staff, outstanding breakfast on the terrace, quiet and spacious room."

Reviewed on 19 Jul,2021

NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento
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 SG$79 per night from 31 Aug to 31 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located near the airport, this family-friendly campsite is within 6 mi (10 km) of Atlantico, Euroma2, and PalaLottomatica. Cinecitta World and Ostia Antica are ...
4/5Very Good! (768 reviews)
"The property was outdated a bit rundown. I found miouse droppings in the kitchen"

Reviewed on 5 Jul,2020

Fabulous Village
Navona Palace Luxury Inn
Navona Palace Luxury Inn
Via Della Pace 36/36a, Rome, RM
The price is SG$219 per night from 15 Aug to 15 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this spa apartment building is steps away from Piazza Navona and Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. Campo de' Fiori and Pantheon are ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (281 reviews)
"Great location"

Reviewed on 19 Jul,2021

Navona Palace Luxury Inn
The Telegraph Suites
The Telegraph Suites
Via del Mancino 11, Rome, RM
The price is SG$230 per night from 30 Aug to 30 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this aparthotel is steps away from Piazza Venezia and Vittorio Emanuele Monument. Imperial Fora and Pantheon are also within ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (415 reviews)
"The stay was very inconvenient, as the front door is always locked and you have to ring the doorbell to get someone to open it for you which was forever. Especially at night when it was not safe and you didn't know if anyone is going to open the front door. Also the front desk was very rude. Attempted ..."

Reviewed on 29 Mar,2021

The Telegraph Suites
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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