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Rome

This historic Italian city is a mix of an ancient architectural and artistic heritage with a modern cosmopolitan flavour.

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

Prati featuring a city, heritage architecture and a church or cathedral

Prati

4.5/5Wonderful!(462 area reviews)

Prati
Monti which includes building ruins, heritage elements and heritage architecture

Monti

4.5/5Wonderful!(649 area reviews)

Monti
San Giovanni which includes a city

San Giovanni

4/5Very Good!(63 area reviews)

San Giovanni
Aurelio

Aurelio

3.5/5Good!(93 area reviews)

Aurelio
Cassia

Cassia

4.5/5Wonderful!(6 area reviews)

Cassia

Top hotels in Rome

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Quirinale
Hotel Quirinale
4 out of 5
Via Nazionale 7, Rome, RM
SG$199
per night
1 Apr-2 Apr

Located in Repubblica, this family-friendly Rome hotel is steps away from Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Via Nazionale and Via XX Settembre. Via Veneto and Piazza ...

4.2/5Very Good! (4,566 reviews)

"Friendly staff. Ordered room service and it was very quick. Never had to wait for an elevator. Convenient location. Walking distance from Termini. Huge room!"…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar,2020

Hotel Quirinale
Hilton Rome Airport
Hilton Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino, RM
Free cancellation
SG$232
per night
10 Apr-11 Apr

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Necropoli di Porto Isola Sacra and within 6 miles (10 km) of Ostia Antica and Parco Leonardo. Area ...

3.8/5Good! (4,261 reviews)

"It was attached to the airport - accessible by a covered walkway which ran through the airport parking garages."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar,2020

Hilton Rome Airport
Hotel Condotti
Hotel Condotti
4 out of 5
Via Mario Dè Fiori 37, Rome, RM
SG$77
per night
1 Apr-2 Apr

This family-friendly Rome hotel is located in the historical district, steps away from Via Condotti, Piazza di Spagna and Via del Corso. Spanish Steps and Pincio ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,194 reviews)

"We didn’t stay at the property they have another building which was a little confusing as it is blocks away from the actual hotel. Had to walk with luggage 2 to 3 blocks, wish they had a car provided to transfer people with luggage’s. Otherwise this is a clean hotel and in a perfect location."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb,2020

Hotel Condotti

Popular things to do in Rome

Colosseum
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Colosseum

4.5/5(1,978 reviews)

Dating back two millennia, this historic Roman amphitheatre is one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders.

Trevi Fountain
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Trevi Fountain

4.5/5(1,878 reviews)

Throw a coin into this world-renowned fountain at the end of your visit, and legend has it you’ll be back again.

Pantheon
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Pantheon

4.5/5(1,591 reviews)

A 2,000 year old temple which to this day, remains one of the most powerful symbols of the glory of ancient Rome.

Spanish Steps
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Spanish Steps

4.5/5(1,626 reviews)

One of the world’s most famous stairways takes you to the true heart of Rome.

Piazza Navona
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Piazza Navona

4.5/5(1,460 reviews)

A beautiful old square surrounded by baroque gems, where you can relax in the cafés and enjoy the street entertainment.

Vatican Museums
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Vatican Museums

4.5/5(1,323 reviews)

Forget the Louvre, the Met or the Hermitage, some of the world’s greatest collections of art can be found in the Vatican Museums.

Top activities in Rome

Hard Rock Cafe Dining With Priority Seating
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Hard Rock Cafe Dining With Priority Seating

90% of travellers recommend
SG$34
Per adult
Plaza Premium Lounge at Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport
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Plaza Premium Lounge at Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport

SG$53
Per adult
Frascati Wine Road from Rome: Tasting & Lunch
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Frascati Wine Road from Rome: Tasting & Lunch

100% of travellers recommend
SG$138
Per adult
Tour of Appia Antica, Catacombs and Aqueducts # 3h or 5h
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Tour of Appia Antica, Catacombs and Aqueducts # 3h or 5h

100% of travellers recommend
SG$108
Per adult
Half Day Discovery Roman Vineyard & Wine Tastings
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Half Day Discovery Roman Vineyard & Wine Tastings

100% of travellers recommend
SG$284
Per adult
Rome Uncovered: Historic Center Off the Beaten Path
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Rome Uncovered: Historic Center Off the Beaten Path

SG$201
Per adult

Reviews of Rome

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
2782
5 - Excellent 72.42905493361104%
4 - Good
911
4 - Good 23.71778182764905%
3 - Okay
122
3 - Okay 3.1762561832856027%
2 - Disappointing
17
2 - Disappointing 0.442593074720125%
1 - Terrible
9
1 - Terrible 0.2343139807341838%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

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

Verified traveller

14 Mar 2020

Lovely city would defintly return

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Mar 2020

we will return once the corona virus is done and dusted

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Mar 2020

The most beautiful of cities.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

8 Mar 2020

Great places to eat nearby reasonably priced

4/5 - Good

Charlie

8 Mar 2020

Really beautiful, so easy to walk everywhere, some really friendly people. But just so heavy with scams. Certain areas quite stressful. Take everything said to you with a grain of salt. Don’t buy anything from anyone standing on a sidewalk.

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