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Rome
Travel Guide

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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

Hotel 87 Eighty-Seven - Maison D'Art Collection
Hotel 87 Eighty-Seven - Maison D'Art Collection
4 out of 5
Via del Tritone 87-89, Rome, Rome
The price is SG$108 per night from 23 May to 23 May
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Rome hotel is located in the historical district, steps away from Via del Tritone, Via Veneto and Piazza Barberini. Piazza di Spagna and ...
4.1/5Very Good! (799 reviews)
"Hotel location is excellent, rooms on the small size and"

Reviewed on 5 Oct,2020

Hotel 87 Eighty-Seven - Maison D'Art Collection
Hilton Rome Airport
Hilton Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$229 per night from 30 May to 30 May
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! (1,568 reviews)
"If you are flying in the predawn hours and live far from Rome, a night at the FCO Hilton is a good option. The hotel is literally in the airport, and an easy 10-minute stroll from the lobby to Terminal 3 along a covered walkway. Lovely staff, clean rooms, impressive soundproofing."

Reviewed on 15 Apr,2021

Hilton Rome Airport
B&B Hotel Roma Fiumicino
B&B Hotel Roma Fiumicino
Via Giulio Romano, 79, Fiumicino
The price is SG$93 per night from 8 May to 8 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in Fiumicino, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Parco Leonardo and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Fiera di Roma. Ostia Antica and PalaLottomatica are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (502 reviews)
"I really liked the wall art. Was just what i needed to get off on myself."

Reviewed on 15 Aug,2020

B&B Hotel Roma Fiumicino
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5/5 - Excellent

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11 May 2020

Make the most of your time here and do a vespa ride (like the Romans do!) - it is the best way to get around and see all the sights of Rome, not to mention it's super fun!

5/5 - Excellent

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24 Mar 2020

We benefited from the sad fact that many people had cancelled due to the coronavirus fears. Rome was quiet so we visited the Colosseum and the Vatican on organised tours which were wonderful. I’ll never go anywhere of historical significance again wi

4/5 - Good

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14 Mar 2020

Lovely city would defintly return

5/5 - Excellent

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11 Mar 2020

we will return once the corona virus is done and dusted

5/5 - Excellent

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10 Mar 2020

The most beautiful of cities.

5/5 - Excellent

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8 Mar 2020

Great places to eat nearby reasonably priced