Rome Holidays

Your Rome holiday

A weekend in Rome—the capital of Italy and, for a long time, the western world—is something everyone has to experience in their lifetime. As you pass from one historical monument to another, you’ll feel as though you are wandering around a giant open-air museum. But modern Rome is also full of chic bars, eclectic restaurants and stylish designer shops.

Don’t hesitate to jump on a flight to Rome and discover for yourself why it is known as the ‘Eternal City’.

The city of Rome has existed for more than two and a half millennia. As a republic from around 500 BC, Rome developed and adapted a culture and society based on Greek civilisation. At the same time, the efficient military machine was expanding the territory administered from Rome at a frightening pace.

By the time Julius Caesar overpowered the Senate in 59 BC, the Roman Empire had spread through much of the Mediterranean region. Caesar continued to conquer new lands, but measures to increase his personal power over Rome were unpopular, and he was assassinated after just a short period as leader.

A string of sometimes visionary, sometimes erratic emperors over the next few centuries built many of Rome’s most famous monuments. But internal disputes continually threatened the stability of the Empire, which eventually split into east and west at the end of the third century.

After many years in decline, Rome was overrun by German tribes at the turn of the fifth century. The city became a battleground for various empires, and beset by war and disease, the urban population dwindled. The Catholic Church increased its influence at this time, with the powerful popes leading as Holy Emperors of Rome. The next most important period in Roman history was the Renaissance, which began in the 15th century. Artists like Michelangelo and Raphael were heavily involved in the city’s comprehensive makeover, when some of its finest cultural treasures were created.

In 1871, after Italy had been reunified, Rome was named as capital of the new state.

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Eurostars Roma Aeterna Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 41 reviews
The Hotel Eurostars Roma Aeterna **** is part of the historical Building of Pharmaceutical Serono, located in thearea of Pigneto in Roma, at only 15 minutes from the centre. This new and luxury Hotel opened in 2010, is formed by different buildings that are going to develop in an octagonal form outside. Inside, instead, it winds its areas, from the Hall to the Conference rooms, in a modern and new Style. The entry of the Hotel gives the welcome with a particular roof in crystal glass elevated by stainless steel column.Lobby, lounge bar, restaurant and fitness room are the additional amenities provided by the property. Free Wi-Fi connection is available in all the building. Nearest sites of interest in walking distance: the Basilica of S.Giovanni, the Basilica of S.Croce in Gerusalemme and the ancient Roman Gate "Porta Maggiore".
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Diocleziano Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.4 / 5 24 reviews
Simple elegance and service with a smileSmall can be beautiful and the Diocleziano Hotel Rome certainly fits the bill. Located in central Rome, it provides an excellent base for exploring the city and its many famous monuments, squares and museums.  A good night's sleep is no problem as the hotel is in a quiet street and guest rooms are fully soundproofed.  A wide range of facilities including complimentary buffet breakfast and well-equipped gym complete the picture, while the easy access to transport facilities makes it a good choice for business travelers.The 24-hour reception desk at the Diocleziano Hotel Rome can assist with room service, national and international newspapers, same day laundry, car parking at special rates, ticket reservations and airport transfers.  Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building, while there is an Internet corner in the reception area.  Guests at the Diocleziano Hotel Rome are free to use the fitness center that opens from 8am to 10pm and includes modern cardiovascular exercise machines, satellite plasma-screen television, changing rooms, sauna and whirlpool showers, and massage services available on request. 3 Reasons to Stay:Central location close to major tourist sites, public transport and Termini train stationQuiet hotel away from the busy traffic on Rome's streetsFree use of fitness center with cardiovascular machines and sauna Diocleziano Hotel Rome RoomsWith just 35 rooms, the emphasis is on comfort and simple elegance at the five-storey Diocleziano Hotel Rome.  Double Standard, Double Superior and VIP room sizes are available with the Superior option featuring a hydro-massage bathtub and shower for two people.  All rooms come with a desk, satellite television, complimentary high-speed Internet access, safe, hairdryer, and a free minibarrestocked daily with soft drinks. Things to Do:Colosseum (1.7 mi/2/7 km)Pantheon (1.8 mi/3km)Piazza Navona (2.2 mi/3.6 km)Spanish Steps (1.8 mi/2.9 km)St Peter's Square(4.2 mi/6.7 km)Trevi Fountain (2.2 mi/3.5km)
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Artemide Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.5 / 5 48 reviews
From its terraced facade to the showpiece stained glass dome in the lobby, everything about the Artemide Hotel Rome speaks of history and grandeur. While guest rooms are minimalist and earthy-toned, public spaces are adorned with Rococo design flourishes. A buttery brioche sets you up for a morning's sight-seeing at the Caffeteria Nazionale next to the hotel, and guests can see all the way to Vatican City if they dine and sip on the roof terrace. Ease yourself from day to night with a session on the treadmill at the fitness center, before enjoying the delights of an ever-stocked - and free - mini bar in your room. Key facts285 guestrooms2 bars: Roof terrace (July-August only) and LobbyCafe: Caffeteria NazionaleArtemide RestaurantFitness centerComplimentary Wi-FiWedding servicesLimo serviceConcierge services24-hour business centerSauna NeighborhoodIt's difficult to be more central in Rome than in the Artemide Hotel. Situated on Rome's main street, the Via Nazionale, the hotel is the ideal center from which to explore the Eternal City. Packed with fashion boutiques, cafes and restaurants, the street is the fluttering heart of Rome itself. Within ten minutes, guests at the Artemide can walk to the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, the Forum, the Pantheon and other major Rome attractions. The Vatican bus stops right outside the hotel, and whisks guests to its single destination in just 15 minutes. Hints and tipsFor the ultimate in romance, the Artemide's honeymoon suite is the crown-jewel of guestrooms, and gives newlyweds a soaring view across Rome from the spacious private terrace.At the opposite end of the scale, the hotel's 'no frills' rooms are small and do not include a breakfast, but still offer comfortable French beds, leaving guests with more cash to spend on gelato.
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Mecenate Palace Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.1 / 5 130 reviews
The Mecenate Palace Hotel in Rome offers 4-star luxury accommodations in an authentic 19th century Palazzo, styled with floral decor, Neo-Classical pillars, and curved marble staircases perfect for dashing down in an elegant gown. Dine directly beneath the night sky in this consummate Italian hotel and feast on elegant seafood creations on the rooftop terrace at La Terrazza dei Papi; come back at breakfast time to see it transformed into an American-style breakfast buffet, complete with fresh fruit pies. Key facts74 guestrooms2 restaurants: Caffe Papa Sisto and La Terrazza dei PapiRooftop gardenRoom serviceLaundry serviceWedding servicesBabysittingFree Wi-FiSolariumBusiness center with conference facilities NeighborhoodSituated within shouting distance of the Colosseum and the Forum, the Mecenate Palace Hotel overlooks the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. Surrounded by old Roman streets and charming piazzas, the hotel sits in the Rione Monti neighborhood, within easy walking distance of many of the Eternal City's most important sites. Rail transport can be found nearby at Rome Termini Station, with Cavour and Vittorio Emanuele Underground stops also nearby if you’ve already done enough walking for the day. Hints and tipsAlthough the hotel's double glazing is good, rooms at the back of the hotel overlook an internal courtyard and tend to be the quietest. However, given the chance to see the 14th century bell tower of Santa Maria Maggiore right out the window, most guests prefer a front-facing room.As well as traditional hotel rooms, the Mecenate also offers a number of self-contained apartments with kitchenettes in a much more contemporary design, and opulent suites with in-room Jacuzzis are another exceptional option.
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Isa Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.1 / 5 66 reviews
The Isa Hotel Rome stands out from competing establishments, with its bold monochrome palette, oversized clock faces, and unique approach to everything from angled newspaper racks to the minimalist bed canopies in the deluxe rooms. The design touches of this hotel are nicely contrasted with it being in a traditionally demure 19th-century building. Enjoy privileged views over the grand dome of St. Peter's as you sip a slow cocktail at the terrace bar, and if you visit in the spring, you can enjoy your morning cappuccino and Italian pastries at the bar as well. Key factsRestaurant: La Terrazza di Isa, buffet-style breakfast and dinnerRoom serviceRooftop garden terraceFree Wi-FiMeeting/conference roomDry cleaning/laundry service NeighborhoodThe Isa Hotel sits between the Tiber river and Vatican City - a marked contrast to the hotel's own style. Walk to St Peter's Basilica or catch the bus from the Cicerone-Cavour or Cicerone-Pinio bus stops. Fascinating sights lie in every direction, like the quasi-star-shaped Parco Adriano and the Museo Vaticani, found within the hallowed city walls. Of course, Rome's history is equally matched by its present, so guests looking to take home some elegant wares should check out the region of Prati. Located beside the Vatican, this area is known for its boutique jewelers and high-end clothing stores along Via Cola di Rienzo. Hints and tipsTraveling to Rome with a group Guests can host events and parties among the rooftop gardens for a truly unforgettable night - just contact the hotel in advance to make the arrangements.For the hopelessly gelato-addicted, Gelati Gelati provides some of the best ice cream in the city, and is found on the same street as the hotel - just cross over Via Cicerone and walk south towards Piazza Cavour.
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Domus Livia Suites Rome

4 stars
4.1 / 5 15 reviews
A classy accomodation (1st class according to the Italian auth. n.6329) with competitive prices in the historical centre of Rome. A new concept of hospitality, as an alternative to the traditional hotel accommodation or to the simple bed & breakfast. Located in a strategic position between the Colosseum and the Spanish Steps and only 800 meters from Termini Rail and Underground stations, this property is homed in prestigious 19th Century building. The property offers to its guests a deluxe ambiance and a welcoming atmosphere in classical style combined to modern technology such as free internet access, soundproof windows, video security, LCD TV Sat, air conditioning. Continental breakfast is served in the rooms. The hotel offers free breakfast to its guest. Not included in room price: EUR 2 city tax per person per night. Arrival time notification is mandatory. Please be informed that our reception does not operate 24H a day. In order to have your welcome and check-in organized, it is of paramount importance for us to be informed about your Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) at the Airport/Train station. You can communicate your ETA in 1 out of the 2 following ways: via email directly to the hotel; by entering your ETA at the Airport/Train station into the special request field during your reservation process. Important: Check-in after 10:00 pm will be charged from EURO 10 to EURO 20 Euros in cash, depending on your arrival time.
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Londra and Cargill Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.0 / 5 27 reviews
Situated in Via Veneto, close to major tourist attractionsThe Hotel Londra & Cargill is in the Via Veneto area, close to a number of historical monuments and famous sites including Piazza Fiume and the Roman Forum. The hotel has a restaurant with a bar and lounge area. The hotel is near the Villa Borghese Gardens in what is considered the safest place in Rome. Although the Hotel Londra & Cargill is located in a quiet residential area, it is still within walking distance of vibrant nightlife. Local transport services are within a few minutes of the hotel by foot, making it easy to venture around the city.   3 Reasons To Stay :Location of the world-famous Villa Borghese GardensWalking distance from many world-famous archaeological sitesUpscale wine bar and restaurant on-site  Hotel Londra & Cargill Rooms All Hotel Londra & Cargill rooms are decorated with traditional 19th-century decor. Each features the necessary amenities to make guests feel comfortable including a minibar, safe and cable television. Guests are provided with complimentary wireless Internet, newspapers and hair-dryers. Breakfast and wake-up calls are available upon request and will require an extra charge. Rooms also contain a bathroom with a shower, bath and toilet. Hotel Londra & Cargill guests are also provided with toiletries and clean towels. Things To Do :Santa Maria degli Angeli (1 mi/1.6 km)Piazza della Repubblica (1 mi/1.6 km)Baths of Dioceletian (1 mi/1.6 km)Trevi Fountain (1 mi/1.6 km)Roman Forum (1 mi/1.6 km) Coliseum (1.9 mi/3 km)  Policies and Fees18 EUR per night self-parking feePhotographic identification is required upon arrivalCash or credit card deposit payable for the duration of stayRome city tax payable at 3 EUR per night, per person, for up to 10 nights
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Esposizione Hotel Rome

3 stars
3.5 / 5 8 reviews
Opposite Rome's Palazzo delle Esposizioni and around the corner from the Opera House, Esposizione Hotel is set in a building of the 19th century. All rooms offer free internet. Each room is decorated with classic furnishings, elegant tiled floors, and a marble bathroom. The modern facilities include a satellite TV, an electric kettle, and a fridge. Some rooms are located in the building next door. The Esposizione is set on Via Nazionale, famous for its elegant shops, and the restaurants of the Monti Area. Public buses stop in front of the hotel, and Termini Train Station is 1 metro stop away. Breakfast is served at a local snack bar.The hotel also provides free breakfast to its guests.
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Genova Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.2 / 5 13 reviews
The hotel Genova is situated in a prestigiously, very close to the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore and a short walk away from the Colosseum. Completely restored in 2007, it holds a sophisticated flavor, simple and modem and at the same time extremely soothing and welcoming. The staff at the hotel are happy to help the houseguests with any concerns that they have in order to make sure their stay is relaxing and worry free. The hotel amenities are: airport transfer, baby sitting service, banquet facilities, bar, business center, casino, children's facilities, concierge, conference facilities, currency exchange, disabled facilities, doctor on call, dry cleaning, internet access high-speed, laundry service, lift / elevator, lobby, non-smoking rooms, parking facilities at cost, reception, room service, safe deposit box. Breakfast is included. Child policy: 0-9 1 child free with 2 adults, 2 adults + 2 children = triple rate. Cot: EURO 15,00.
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Cosmopolita Hotel Rome

4 stars
3.7 / 5 46 reviews
The Cosmopolita Hotel Rome is a 4-star luxury hotel housed in what once was the 18th-century Capranica del Grillo Palace. Part of the G&W Hotels Company, the hotel is distinguished in a skyline of historic landmarks, with a grand facade incorporating stone scrolls and porticos. Theatrical drapery lines the warmly furnished rooms, and guests can peruse the built-in library within the stylish wooden interiors of The Glass Bar and Restaurant, while trying a local wine or two. Escape to the rooftop garden for late-night refreshments, from which you can spy the churches of Piazza Venezia and watch the sun set. Key facts68 guestroomsHypoallergenic pillowsThe Glass Restaurant with libraryBar/loungeRooftop terraceIn-room safeTour deskLaundry servicesGarage parking3 meeting rooms for up to 40 guests, with cateringFree Wi-Fi NeighborhoodLocated in the heart of Rome's ancient city center, the Cosmopolita is less than a mile from major attractions, like the Pantheon, Roman Forum and the Colosseum. It's the ideal Roman base for the Palazzo Venezia, known for the tomb of the unknown soldier - an emotional tribute to all Italian lives lost during World War I. In a more modern vein, visitors can browse for treasures along shopping street Via Del Corso, a couple of blocks away, or catch the No. 40 bus to the Basilica of St Peter's from the Piazza Venezia - and try to spot the Pope on his Palace balcony in the Vatican. Hints and tipsIt's rare to find indoor smoking facilities in Europe now, but if you're a smoker and don't wish to step outside to light up, the Cosmopolita offers special smoking rooms.
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Nightly rates from €57.04

Eurostars Roma Aeterna Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 41 reviews
The Hotel Eurostars Roma Aeterna **** is part of the historical Building of Pharmaceutical Serono, located in thearea of Pigneto in Roma, at only 15 minutes from the centre. This new and luxury Hotel opened in 2010, is formed by different buildings that are going to develop in an octagonal form outside. Inside, instead, it winds its areas, from the Hall to the Conference rooms, in a modern and new Style. The entry of the Hotel gives the welcome with a particular roof in crystal glass elevated by stainless steel column.Lobby, lounge bar, restaurant and fitness room are the additional amenities provided by the property. Free Wi-Fi connection is available in all the building. Nearest sites of interest in walking distance: the Basilica of S.Giovanni, the Basilica of S.Croce in Gerusalemme and the ancient Roman Gate "Porta Maggiore".
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Nightly rates from €114.31

Diocleziano Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.4 / 5 24 reviews
Simple elegance and service with a smileSmall can be beautiful and the Diocleziano Hotel Rome certainly fits the bill. Located in central Rome, it provides an excellent base for exploring the city and its many famous monuments, squares and museums.  A good night's sleep is no problem as the hotel is in a quiet street and guest rooms are fully soundproofed.  A wide range of facilities including complimentary buffet breakfast and well-equipped gym complete the picture, while the easy access to transport facilities makes it a good choice for business travelers.The 24-hour reception desk at the Diocleziano Hotel Rome can assist with room service, national and international newspapers, same day laundry, car parking at special rates, ticket reservations and airport transfers.  Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building, while there is an Internet corner in the reception area.  Guests at the Diocleziano Hotel Rome are free to use the fitness center that opens from 8am to 10pm and includes modern cardiovascular exercise machines, satellite plasma-screen television, changing rooms, sauna and whirlpool showers, and massage services available on request. 3 Reasons to Stay:Central location close to major tourist sites, public transport and Termini train stationQuiet hotel away from the busy traffic on Rome's streetsFree use of fitness center with cardiovascular machines and sauna Diocleziano Hotel Rome RoomsWith just 35 rooms, the emphasis is on comfort and simple elegance at the five-storey Diocleziano Hotel Rome.  Double Standard, Double Superior and VIP room sizes are available with the Superior option featuring a hydro-massage bathtub and shower for two people.  All rooms come with a desk, satellite television, complimentary high-speed Internet access, safe, hairdryer, and a free minibarrestocked daily with soft drinks. Things to Do:Colosseum (1.7 mi/2/7 km)Pantheon (1.8 mi/3km)Piazza Navona (2.2 mi/3.6 km)Spanish Steps (1.8 mi/2.9 km)St Peter's Square(4.2 mi/6.7 km)Trevi Fountain (2.2 mi/3.5km)
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Nightly rates from €103.55

Artemide Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.5 / 5 48 reviews
From its terraced facade to the showpiece stained glass dome in the lobby, everything about the Artemide Hotel Rome speaks of history and grandeur. While guest rooms are minimalist and earthy-toned, public spaces are adorned with Rococo design flourishes. A buttery brioche sets you up for a morning's sight-seeing at the Caffeteria Nazionale next to the hotel, and guests can see all the way to Vatican City if they dine and sip on the roof terrace. Ease yourself from day to night with a session on the treadmill at the fitness center, before enjoying the delights of an ever-stocked - and free - mini bar in your room. Key facts285 guestrooms2 bars: Roof terrace (July-August only) and LobbyCafe: Caffeteria NazionaleArtemide RestaurantFitness centerComplimentary Wi-FiWedding servicesLimo serviceConcierge services24-hour business centerSauna NeighborhoodIt's difficult to be more central in Rome than in the Artemide Hotel. Situated on Rome's main street, the Via Nazionale, the hotel is the ideal center from which to explore the Eternal City. Packed with fashion boutiques, cafes and restaurants, the street is the fluttering heart of Rome itself. Within ten minutes, guests at the Artemide can walk to the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, the Forum, the Pantheon and other major Rome attractions. The Vatican bus stops right outside the hotel, and whisks guests to its single destination in just 15 minutes. Hints and tipsFor the ultimate in romance, the Artemide's honeymoon suite is the crown-jewel of guestrooms, and gives newlyweds a soaring view across Rome from the spacious private terrace.At the opposite end of the scale, the hotel's 'no frills' rooms are small and do not include a breakfast, but still offer comfortable French beds, leaving guests with more cash to spend on gelato.
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Mecenate Palace Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.1 / 5 130 reviews
The Mecenate Palace Hotel in Rome offers 4-star luxury accommodations in an authentic 19th century Palazzo, styled with floral decor, Neo-Classical pillars, and curved marble staircases perfect for dashing down in an elegant gown. Dine directly beneath the night sky in this consummate Italian hotel and feast on elegant seafood creations on the rooftop terrace at La Terrazza dei Papi; come back at breakfast time to see it transformed into an American-style breakfast buffet, complete with fresh fruit pies. Key facts74 guestrooms2 restaurants: Caffe Papa Sisto and La Terrazza dei PapiRooftop gardenRoom serviceLaundry serviceWedding servicesBabysittingFree Wi-FiSolariumBusiness center with conference facilities NeighborhoodSituated within shouting distance of the Colosseum and the Forum, the Mecenate Palace Hotel overlooks the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. Surrounded by old Roman streets and charming piazzas, the hotel sits in the Rione Monti neighborhood, within easy walking distance of many of the Eternal City's most important sites. Rail transport can be found nearby at Rome Termini Station, with Cavour and Vittorio Emanuele Underground stops also nearby if you’ve already done enough walking for the day. Hints and tipsAlthough the hotel's double glazing is good, rooms at the back of the hotel overlook an internal courtyard and tend to be the quietest. However, given the chance to see the 14th century bell tower of Santa Maria Maggiore right out the window, most guests prefer a front-facing room.As well as traditional hotel rooms, the Mecenate also offers a number of self-contained apartments with kitchenettes in a much more contemporary design, and opulent suites with in-room Jacuzzis are another exceptional option.
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Nightly rates from €116.36

Isa Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.1 / 5 66 reviews
The Isa Hotel Rome stands out from competing establishments, with its bold monochrome palette, oversized clock faces, and unique approach to everything from angled newspaper racks to the minimalist bed canopies in the deluxe rooms. The design touches of this hotel are nicely contrasted with it being in a traditionally demure 19th-century building. Enjoy privileged views over the grand dome of St. Peter's as you sip a slow cocktail at the terrace bar, and if you visit in the spring, you can enjoy your morning cappuccino and Italian pastries at the bar as well. Key factsRestaurant: La Terrazza di Isa, buffet-style breakfast and dinnerRoom serviceRooftop garden terraceFree Wi-FiMeeting/conference roomDry cleaning/laundry service NeighborhoodThe Isa Hotel sits between the Tiber river and Vatican City - a marked contrast to the hotel's own style. Walk to St Peter's Basilica or catch the bus from the Cicerone-Cavour or Cicerone-Pinio bus stops. Fascinating sights lie in every direction, like the quasi-star-shaped Parco Adriano and the Museo Vaticani, found within the hallowed city walls. Of course, Rome's history is equally matched by its present, so guests looking to take home some elegant wares should check out the region of Prati. Located beside the Vatican, this area is known for its boutique jewelers and high-end clothing stores along Via Cola di Rienzo. Hints and tipsTraveling to Rome with a group Guests can host events and parties among the rooftop gardens for a truly unforgettable night - just contact the hotel in advance to make the arrangements.For the hopelessly gelato-addicted, Gelati Gelati provides some of the best ice cream in the city, and is found on the same street as the hotel - just cross over Via Cicerone and walk south towards Piazza Cavour.
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Flights

Flights to Rome

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip fares
Dublin Rome Fri 12 Sep - Wed 17 Sep €157
London Rome Tue 16 Sep - Mon 29 Sep €114
Moscow Rome Wed 23 Jul - Sun 27 Jul €346
Vienna Rome Mon 4 Aug - Mon 11 Aug €167
Stockholm Rome Tue 29 Jul - Tue 5 Aug Check rates
Helsinki Rome Fri 25 Jul - Tue 29 Jul €353
Paris Rome Fri 25 Jul - Wed 30 Jul €245
Birmingham Rome Thu 28 Aug - Mon 8 Sep €179
Warsaw Rome Mon 15 Sep - Sun 21 Sep €225
Alghero Rome Fri 29 Aug - Tue 2 Sep €177
Barcelona Rome Wed 20 Aug - Tue 2 Sep €174
Prague Rome Wed 3 Sep - Sun 7 Sep €108
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Best time to take a holiday to Rome

  • The weather in Rome is pleasant throughout the year. The coolest months of the year are January and February, when temperatures are between 4°C at night and 12 to 13°C during the day. July is the hottest and sunniest month, with 11 hours of sunlight per day, highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C. July and August are the peak tourism months, and Rome offers a quieter atmosphere in warm and sunny May or slightly rainier October. Ebookers has great deals for air tickets as well as hotels and rental cars no matter when you want to visit Rome.

Rome highlights

  • Experience an al Fresco Opera

    What better place to listen to opera than the country in which it was invented? The Teatro dell’Opera is where the big productions are held, though you’d be forgiven for focusing your attention on the impressive collection of frescoes as much as the singers. During the summer months, shows are often held outdoors, with the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla providing an achingly attractive backdrop.

    Become a Gladiator

    Get handy with a sword and sandals with Gruppo Storico Romano, an independent history group that offers the chance to train at a modern gladiator school. Tourists will like the casual one-day option, though the centre also offers two-month training courses for those who really want to release their inner Russell Crowe.

    Shop for Style

    Make the most of your Italian holiday to improve your fashion credentials. From household names to up-and-coming local designers, there are stylish outfits to be found all over the city. The area near the Piazza di Spagna is where the top-end stores are clustered, while the Via del Governo Vecchio and Via del Corso offer a less expensive path to elegance.

    Soak in Traditional Baths

    After visiting some of the ancient Roman baths, you might be tempted to try the modern version. The AcquaMadre Hammam, in the Jewish quarter, is a monument to relaxation and well-being; a mixture of hot and cold baths and massage therapy will invigorate the body before the next round of sightseeing.

    Take a Day Trip to Pompeii

    Rome has more than enough to keep its guests entertained, but the drive through rolling vineyards towards Mount Vesuvius is a tempting alternative activity. Near the base of the infamous volcano is Pompeii, the town buried by a giant eruption nearly 2,000 years ago. Though the population was wiped out, the excavated remains of the city are beautifully preserved, and offer a great insight into day-to-day life when the Roman Empire ruled the world.

Top Rome attractions

  • Colosseum

    One of the world’s most recognisable monuments, this colossal stadium was where Roman emperors would curry favour with the masses by providing bloody entertainment on an epic scale (one bout of ‘games’ lasted over 100 days and involved around 10,000 gladiators and wild beasts fighting to the death). The crumbling ruins are breathtaking, and since mid 2010 visitors have also been able to tour the Colosseum’s underground chambers, where gladiators and ferocious beasts were held before a fight.

    Pantheon

    The ‘Temple of the Gods’—as it was known until it was converted into a Christian church—is arguably the top architectural triumph of the Roman Empire. From the sturdy, commanding columns at the entrance to the remarkably well-preserved marble interior, the building is magnificent. But the true testament to its visionary leaders is the mighty dome, which remained the world’s largest for almost 1,500 years. Even today, there is no other dome of similar dimensions built without reinforced concrete.

    Vatican City

    This enclave of the city is actually the smallest country on the planet, though its widespread influence as the heart and soul of the Catholic Church more than makes up for its size. But you don’t have to be religious to marvel at St. Peter’s Basilica— the burial spot of the first pope—and the world-beating collection of fine art and sculptures in the vast Vatican Museums.

    Spanish Steps

    Though relatively modern at barely 300 years, this world-renowned staircase, which connects the Piazza di Spagna with the Trinità Church, is one of the city’s most popular spots for tourists and locals alike. The photogenic structure is especially attractive in spring, when adorned with white and pink azaleas. And for some trivia: the opening of a McDonald’s restaurant near the steps in the mid 1980s inspired the slow food movement, which promotes sustainable gastronomy throughout the world.

  • Roman Forum

    The remains of the historical centre of ancient Roman social and political life include the Arch of Titus and the Temple of Saturn.

    Church of San Luigi dei Francesi

    This church features the famous depiction of the life of St. Matthew by the great 15th-century artist Caravaggio.

    Galleria Borghese

    The building in which the art collection of Cardinal Borghese is housed is as much an artistic monument as the sculptures and paintings inside.

    Salumeria Roscioli

    Experience the special flavours of the wines, cheeses and smoked meats of Italy in this family owned wine cellar.

    Piazza Navona

    This square dates back to the Baroque period and features the Bernini fountains and the Church of Sant'Agnese.

    Fontana di Trevi

    This is the legendary fountain of Rome where whoever throws a coin into it will supposedly return to the city.

    The Sistine Chapel

    Located within the Vatican City, this church is the site of the famed ceiling paintings by Michelangelo.

    The Coliseum

    This ancient stadium was built for 55,000 spectators, who watched gladiators and wild animals fight to the death.

    Castel Sant'Angelo

    This historical museum has served as a prison and a papal residence, although it was originally built as a mausoleum.

    Piazza di Spagna

    This 18th-century square features the renowned Spanish Steps, which lead to the 15th-century Trinitadei Monti church.

Rome holiday travel tips

  • Airport Arrival

    Your flight to Rome will land at the Fiumicino ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ Airport, around 30 kilometres away.

    The smooth Leonardo Express train runs from the main terminal to the centre throughout the day, with the journey costing €11 (£9) and lasting around half an hour. There is also a shuttle bus that is a little cheaper but takes twice as long, while a taxi will set you back around €40 (£35).

    Getting around Rome

    Between the numerous buses, trams and underground, the public transport systems cover Rome very well. Standard tickets, which start at €1 for a single journey, have to be bought from ‘Tabacchi’ shops and are compatible with the different types of public transport. You can also get a different view of the city during a cruise along the River Tiber.

    If you are staying for at least three days, consider buying a €25 (£20) Roma Pass, which entitles you to free use of public transport, as well as admission into some museums.

    There are plenty of taxis in Rome, though flagging them down can be tricky as most use designated taxi ranks. Be careful not to use unlicensed taxis, which generally will not use a meter. Also note that if you book a taxi by phone, the meter will start running as it comes to collect you, and not when you get in.

    You might consider Rome car hire to give you added flexibility during your stay, and enable you to explore beyond the city. If you plan to remain in the city, though, chaotic traffic, poor road signs and parking difficulties might put you off.

Insider tips for Rome travel

  • The Park of Aqueducts

    Dating back to 312 BC, the ancient Roman aqueducts in this historical park supplied the city with water.

    Baths of Caracalla (Termi de Caracalla)

    In the summer, you can watch operatic performances at the site of public baths that were built by the Roman emperor Caracalla.

    The Protestant Cemetery and the Pyramid

    Poets John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley are buried here, and Keats' grave lies not far from the Pyramid of Gaius Cestius.

    Cat Sanctuary

    A cat sanctuary amid the Torre Argentina ruins houses 400 of the most fortunate of Rome's 300,000 stray cats.

    San Lorenzo

    This neighbourhood is a must-see for those who enjoy a bohemian, avant-garde atmosphere that is dominated by inexpensive student bars and cafés.

Where to stay in Rome

  • Almost falling under the shadow of the Colosseum, the charming Inn at the Roman Forum Hotel is nicely placed for discovering ancient Rome’s historic treasures. In fact, the hotel itself houses some ruins of its own, in a stone gallery. There are only a handful of rooms at this boutique lodging, but each is finely furnished and equipped to five-star standards.

    Close to Vatican City, the Grand Hotel Palazzo Carpegna is set among pleasant gardens a little away from the hectic city centre. The grand building has recently been renovated, and rooms now have a cutting-edge design and are decked out with the latest technology. The hotel also boats a decent in-house restaurant and some rooms have special features for wheelchair users.

    If you’d rather forgo luxury and find a no-nonsense, good value place to stay while you explore Rome, the Impero Hotel is an excellent option. The location by the opera house means most major sights and activities are reachable on foot, while the petite rooms are surprisingly comfortable.

    In the middle of one of Rome’s most fashionable districts, the Romanico Palace Hotel is infused with Italian art and culture. The hand-painted frescoes on headboards of deluxe beds are a constant reminder of where you are, while the stack of Roman literature in the hotel bar is a good accompaniment to a long cocktail.

    As a major tourist destination Rome offers thousands of sleeping options, so, no matter what your requirements, you’ll easily find the right hotel in Rome for you.

Rome restaurants

  • The near constant queues outside pizzeria Da Baffetto (Via del Governo Vecchio 114) are the clearest sign that this is a great spot to try one of Italy’s best culinary creations. The ramshackle interior, noisy clatter and brusque table service are all part of the authentic experience here, while the perfectly cooked and well-priced pizzas keep the punters coming back time and time again.

    Da Lucia (Vicolo del Mattonato 2b) is another Roman stalwart serving simple home-cooked Italian classics out of a charming trattoria not far from the banks of the Tiber. The fresh pastas are the main draw, and attract so many people that patience, and a reservation at weekends, is a must.

    For a creative twist on traditional Italian recipes, head to Babette (Via Margutta 1), right in the city centre. Some of the more sophisticated dishes include fettuccine with lobster and a carpaccio using tender Argentine beef. The venue has a trendy, urban feel, with exposed brickwork and exhibitions by local artists, and an inner courtyard that enables al fresco dining without the street traffic.

    Gelato ice cream is another of Italy’s delicious exports, and the Gelateria della Palma (Via della Maddalena 20) is a great spot to sample some authentic produce. Indecisive people might not fare well though—there are around 150 flavours to select from, including some delectable meringue varieties. Although the parlour is just a stone’s throw from the Pantheon, the prices here are surprisingly agreeable.

Health & Safety

  • Health and Hygiene

    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travelling to Italy, and the country is largely free of disease. However, make sure your typical booster injections are up to date several weeks before you travel, and also get yourself a European Health Insurance Card before you leave home.

    Tap water is safe to drink everywhere in Rome, but there are plenty of inexpensive bottled options too.

    Medical facilities are of the highest quality in the capital—call 118 for emergency medical services. The number for the police is 112. There are also several 24-hour pharmacies in the centre of Rome.

    Safety and Security

    Rome is not dangerous, but the sheer number of tourists means that pickpocketing and scams are relatively common. If visiting some of the main attractions, only take what you need for the day, and make sure you keep a tight hold of all your belongings. Also try not to walk around late at night, especially in quieter areas or places you don’t know very well.

    Road safety is a problem in the capital, and pedestrians can be vulnerable when crossing a busy road as some drivers do not respect red lights at crossings.

    General Advice

    Churches are likely to feature heavily on your sightseeing itinerary, so make sure you wear respectful clothing—no shorts or miniskirts—as otherwise you might not be allowed in to some holy sites.

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