rome travel guide

rome travel guide


The Eternal city is one of the greatest on earth. Founded more than 2,500 years ago, the city is one of the most important places on our planet. Home to the Roman Empire, Catholic church and Renaissance seat of power, it is no wonder all roads lead to Rome. In our opinion, all first journeys to Italy should include some time in Rome.

Explore the highlights, majesty, chaos and vibrant street life of the city and stand in awe of this enduring metropolis. As you wander the streets, centuries old ruins of palaces and temples await you around every corner. Fountains bubble and cascade in splendour in the middle of cobbled piazzas. In the neighborhoods close by, the hustle and bustle of a modern city continues always acknowledging its historic and glorious past.

What to see in Rome

From ancient Roman sites crumbling but still magnificent, to glorious Renaissance masterpieces and tiny churches packed with art, you could easily fill a lifetime exploring Rome.

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Untold Rome

Once you have seen the classic sights, it’s time to explore the lesser known secrets of Rome. Just beyond the major piazzas, small nooks and hidden treasures await.

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Choose the best area and hotel for your trip with our guide to the best accommodation and hotels in Rome. Whether you want to stay in the historic center, close to the Colosseum or soak up the atmosphere of beautiful Trastevere, there is a perfect hotel to suit your trip.

Rome tours and tickets

Information on skip the line tickets to the major attractions, the best tours of the city and unique activities that are sure to make your trip memorable.

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Need itinerary ideas for Rome?

Read our 5 day itinerary for Rome with ideas on how to see the Colosseum, Vatican, historic center and lesser known sites

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Want to visit pompeii from Rome?

Read our guide to visiting Pompeii on a day trip from Rome – includes best guided tours and DIY options

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