Introduction to Rome Travel

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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COLOSSEUM

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ST PETERS BASILICA

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VATICAN MUSEUMS

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PANTHEON

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ROMAN FORUM

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PIAZZA NAVONA

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TREVI FOUNTAIN

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SPANISH STEPS

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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. Read more about hidden secrets in Rome, enjoy off-the-beaten-path fountains and visit the Borghese Gallery, one of the city’s gems. As well as the famous Roman pasta, there are some other delicious dishes to try in Rome.

Rome Accommodation guide

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.

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FIND: The Best Rome Airport Hotels for early or late flight schedules.

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?

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Read our 3 day itinerary or 5 day itinerary for Rome with ideas on how to see the Colosseum, Vatican, Pantheon, historic center and lesser known sites.

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LISTEN: To our podcast on Budget-friendly ways to explore Rome.

Day trips from Rome

Discover some of the great destinations you can head to when based in Rome, including Frascati, Florence and the Amalfi Coast in the Best Day Trips from Rome.

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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