Rome

Rome city breaks

From the Romans to the Renaissance, Rome has played a starring role in many mega moments in time. It's also the reason behind its extensive fine collection of ancient sites and artistic masterpieces. Long known as the 'Eternal City', Rome is certain to leave a lasting impression on you.

Explore classical Rome

Explore classical Rome

Be transported back in time to the days of ‘Gladiator’ when you visit Rome’s epic monuments. Go to the Colosseum and imagine what it was like standing in the arena and hearing the roar of the crowd. Or follow in Julius Caesar’s tracks when you stroll around the magnificent marble Pantheon and Roman Forum.

Hang out in a piazza

Hang out in a piazza

Soak up the atmosphere as you sip an espresso in one of the city’s squares. Hang out in Piazza Navona and you’ll be entertained by street performers while you admire the ornate buildings and fountains. The Piazza di Spagna has the Spanish Steps at the top – the perfect place for a photo op.

Visit the Vatican City

Visit the Vatican City

The smallest state in the world is in the heart of Rome and packed with must-sees. St Peter’s Basilica and St Peter’s Square, where the Pope holds his audiences, is here. So is Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel with its fabulous frescoes. You can enjoy peace and quiet in the cool greenery of the gardens.

No.4 – TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations
It’s hardly surprising that this jaw-dropping, time-treasured Italian favourite has been voted number 4 in TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations in the World.
Veneto Palace
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  • Manchester, Mon 29 Jan 2018
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Veneto Palace

Rome City, Rome

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  • Great for a romantic break
  • 1.6km from the Trevi Fountain
  • Elegant decor
  • Attentive service
  • 80m from the nearest bus stop
Marcella Royal Hotel
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Marcella Royal Hotel

Rome City, Rome

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Based on 1796 reviews

  • Great for couples
  • 1km from the Via Veneto
  • Roof garden
  • 170m from the nearest bus stop
  • 1.6km from the Trevi Fountain
Gabriella Hotel
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Gabriella Hotel

Rome City, Rome

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Based on 433 reviews

  • Great value for money
  • 350m from the nearest bus stop
  • 800m from Piazza della Repubblica
  • Small and friendly
  • Convenient for public transport links
Nord Nuova Roma Hotel
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Nord Nuova Roma Hotel

Rome City, Rome

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Based on 1250 reviews

  • Great for couples and friends
  • 1.5km from the Trevi Fountain
  • Close to the Baths of Diocletian
  • Roof garden
  • 220m from the nearest metro station
Best Western Premier Hotel Royal Santina
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Best Western Premier Hotel Royal Santina

Rome City, Rome

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Based on 1155 reviews

  • Stylish and modern
  • Close to public transport links
  • 1.8km from the Trevi Fountain
  • 2km from the Spanish Steps
  • Spacious and contemporary rooms
Hotel Caravel Rome
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Hotel Caravel Rome

Rome City, Rome

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Based on 991 reviews

  • Excellent value for money
  • Modern and contemporary design
  • 1.5km from Eataly Roma food market
  • 150m from the nearest bus stop
  • Comfortable and spacious rooms
Hotel Romanico Palace
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Hotel Romanico Palace

Rome City, Rome

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  • Great for a romantic getaway
  • Stunning traditional decor throughout
  • Close to the famous Via Veneto
  • Roof garden restaurant
  • Rejuvenating spa
Hotel Verona
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Hotel Verona

Rome City, Rome

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  • Great value for money
  • 1.4km from the Trevi Fountain
  • Courtyard with summer terrace
  • 140m from the nearest bus stop
  • Family-run hotel
Colosseum

Colosseum

Rome

When in Rome the Colosseum is a must-see. One of the city’s most awe-inspiring landmarks, it was once the venue for gladiatorial contests in front of up to 80,000 spectators. These days you can wander around at...
Pantheon

Pantheon

Rome

Standing proud in the Piazza della Rotonda is Rome’s famous Pantheon. Built around 125 AD as a Roman temple dedicated to the gods, it’s one of the city’s most well-preserved buildings. And it’s quite a looker –...
Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona

Rome

Piazza Navona is one of those vibrant squares that demands to be seen. It’s a people-watching mecca, thronging with street performers and artists with plenty of eateries to sit and take it all in. At its heart...

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Italian

Currency

Euro

Time difference

+1hr

Cost of a beer

£3.50 / €4

24-hour unlimited Metrebus

£6 / €6.80

Three course meal

£45 / €51

Sightseeing
Past the arches and statues, there’s a lot to admire. Bars, shops and eateries sit in the bustling squares right in the centre of the action, with attractions all over. You’ll find galleries, museums, majestic churches and a knockout opera house all waiting to be explored.
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Eating and drinking
The quieter, less travelled streets of the Trastevere district allow you to try Roman delicacies such as bruschetta and spaghetti carbonara in atmospheric surroundings. You’ll also find fine dining restaurants clustered around the Via Nazionale and Via Veneto, serving delights like the crisp white wines of Lazio and artichokes soaked in fragrant olive oil.
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Shopping
A classy shopping destination, Rome’s most upmarket area for fashion is the Piazza Spagna at the foot of the Spanish Steps. Via del Corso is also a central street featuring international brands in the historic centre of Rome. Alternatively, Campo de Fiore is the city’s oldest market, offering an array of fresh produce and souvenirs.
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Getting around
Rome’s Metropolitana system is well developed and travels around all of the main sights. It’s well worth considering a Roma Pass too – this includes free admission to attractions, along with access to public transport. You can also hop on the city’s electric buses, with six different tramlines to take you through the narrow streets.
Rome Jazz Festival
November 2018 – Jazz Festival
Throughout most of November, you can get your fill of jazz concerts at the wonderful Auditorium Parco della Musica.
31 December 2018 – New Year's Eve
A New Year’s Eve in Rome promises to be remarkable. Head to piazza del Popolo for a free concert, then grab a good vantage point to take in a sky full of fireworks as the clock strikes midnight.
January 2018 – Sales
Do as the Italians do and bag some serious style in the New Year sales. For designer boutiques, it's got to be Via Condotti near the Spanish Steps, or head to the trendy Monti district for more original finds.
February 2018 – Carnevale
One of Italy's biggest festivals, this celebration often starts two or three weeks before actual carnival day. You’ll find a crazy swirl of horse shows, races, dancers, music and costumed performers.
08 April 2018 – Rome Marathon
Get your running shoes on for something a little different in the Italian capital. Beat your personal best by a backdrop of amazing architecture.
21 April 2018 – Natale di Roma
With fireworks and free entrance to various museums and historical sites, Rome celebrates its birthday with a bang. Don’t miss all the festivities.
May – October – Evening Vatican Visits
From May to October, you can visit the Vatican Museums at night. Every Friday, spaces like the Egyptian Museum, Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel open up to small tour groups so you can see these famous sights in peace.
16 July 2018 – Festa de Noantri
Held in one of Rome’s liveliest night quarters, expect plenty of food, wine and dancing. The city's grand bridges are a great spot to watch the procession along the Tiber.
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