Rome

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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

iQ Hotel Roma
iQ Hotel Roma
4 out of 5
Via Firenze, 8, Rome, RM
The price is S$117 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this hotel is steps away from Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Via Nazionale. Via Veneto and Trevi Fountain are also within 1 mile ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (954 reviews)
"Nice place to stay"

Reviewed on 17 Jan,2022

iQ Hotel Roma
Hotel Quirinale
Hotel Quirinale
4 out of 5
Via Nazionale 7, Rome, RM
The price is S$146 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this family-friendly Rome hotel is steps away from Via XX Settembre and Via Nazionale. Via Veneto and Trevi Fountain are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,554 reviews)
"Everything was great except the people working in the lobby sometimes didn’t wear mask and were rude."

Reviewed on 15 Jan,2022

Hotel Quirinale
9Hotel Cesari
9Hotel Cesari
4 out of 5
Via di Pietra 89a, Rome, RM
The price is S$148 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this romantic hotel is steps away from Galleria Alberto Sordi and Via del Corso. Trevi Fountain and Pantheon are also within ...
5/5 Exceptional! (37 reviews)
"This location is absolutely unreal. Amazing rooftop patio- bar service up there was awesome. Pinsa was amazing!"

Reviewed on 17 Jan,2022

9Hotel Cesari
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Sonder | Montevecchio
Sonder | Montevecchio
The price is S$122 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piazza Navona, Campo de' Fiori and Pantheon. Castel Sant'Angelo and Trevi Fountain ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (4 reviews)
"Great location. Within a short walk of major landmarks in Rome. The bed was a little rough, but not a deal-breaker. The shower (in 3B) was tiny. Not unusual in old European buildings. I would absolutely stay there again."

Reviewed on 19 Jan,2022

Sonder | Montevecchio
CancelleriaDieci
CancelleriaDieci
Vicolo della Cancelleria, 10, Rome
The price is S$145 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this apartment building is steps away from Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and Piazza Navona. Campo de' Fiori and Pantheon are also ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (125 reviews)
"This was an amazing property. So close to so many points of interest and local culture. Beautiful apartment and Roberta the Manager was fantastic. She gave us wonderful restaurant suggestions, and directions and transportation help. Can't wait to go back"

Reviewed on 7 Jan,2022

CancelleriaDieci
Trianon Borgo Pio
Trianon Borgo Pio
4 out of 5
Piazza delle Vaschette n 13, Rome, RM
The price is S$143 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Via Cola di Rienzo, Castel Sant'Angelo and St. Peter's Square. St. Peter's Basilica ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,073 reviews)
"This facility is just 4 blocks from the Vatican and there is many places to eat around the corner. There is a supermarket 1 block away and a quickie mart right across the street. When you pull up you kinda hold your breath but inside the place is new and the staff outstanding. The rooms have everything ..."

Reviewed on 26 Nov,2021

Trianon Borgo Pio
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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