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Rome greets visitors with many faces: the ancient walls of the Colosseum; Renaissance Rome's sun-dappled piazzas; the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica; the Trevi Fountain and other scenes borrowed by Roman Holiday. Art is everywhere, often tucked into tiny churches, and evening brings enotecas and other nightlife alive. Just don’t forget your Prada: Romans know style as well as history.

And they know food. At restaurants in Rome, try tuna fish on pizza and drink after-meal espresso with class; cafés around the Pantheon are especially good places to observe the ancient yet thriving City of Seven Hills. Once you’ve experienced a day in the life of a Romani, you’ll definitely need a place to farsi un sonno ristoratore (get your beauty sleep). Hotel rooms in Rome are abundant, if small; find a great boutique hotel—perhaps one in lovely Monti—and experience living in one of the city’s most... Read More
Rome greets visitors with many faces: the ancient walls of the Colosseum; Renaissance Rome's sun-dappled piazzas; the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica; the Trevi Fountain and other scenes borrowed by Roman Holiday. Art is everywhere, often tucked into tiny churches, and evening brings enotecas and other nightlife alive. Just don’t forget your Prada: Romans know style as well as history.

And they know food. At restaurants in Rome, try tuna fish on pizza and drink after-meal espresso with class; cafés around the Pantheon are especially good places to observe the ancient yet thriving City of Seven Hills. Once you’ve experienced a day in the life of a Romani, you’ll definitely need a place to farsi un sonno ristoratore (get your beauty sleep). Hotel rooms in Rome are abundant, if small; find a great boutique hotel—perhaps one in lovely Monti—and experience living in one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods.

Whether you’re doing Rome on a budget (and could use some money-saving tips) or plan on staying in luxury hotels and living it up Roma-style, check out these stunning photos from our travelers before you go. Then find a flight; pack your walking shoes and big, black sunglasses; and go!    Close

Stories and Tips Rome

Preparing for My Eastern Mediterrenean Cruise

Written by Mark Gokingco on 25 Oct, 2010

PREPARATION - 13-Night Holy Land Cruise on Celebrity Equinox (Oct. 5 Sailing)I’m not a rich guy and even though I work for one of the largest online travel agencies in the world, the common misconception is that we go on these trips for free.…Read More


My Travelogue: La Citta Eterna

Written by meiji15 on 22 Aug, 2010

This article is an attempt to present the ‘must see’ sights in La Citta Eterna from a visitor’s POV. The city that reared some of the most prominent characters the world has come to admire. Now, let me introduce to you, The Eternal City, Rome.…Read More


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Rome, Money Saving Tips and Annoyances

Written by MonaOve on 17 May, 2010

MONEYSAVING TIPSWATERDon’t pay for water. Rome can be hot and you’ll probably need a lot of water, but you don’t have to pay for it. Unlike any other city, Rome distributes free, tasty, cold water for everyone who is thirsty. All you have to do…Read More


Vatican Museums

Written by MonaOve on 12 May, 2010

Prior to coming to Rome I knew what I wanted to see: the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and Saint Peter’s Basilica. The only thing I didn’t know was what differs these attractions, are they all in the same place? The older I am the…Read More


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Exploring Rome Alone: The Vatican

Written by alias843 on 20 Apr, 2010

It seemed like everyone had an excuse not to go to Rome with me, no time off, no money, rather sit home and write a novel etc. I was in a position to travel there cheaper than I probably will ever be able to…Read More


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Pentecost in Rome

Written by alias843 on 19 Apr, 2010

I will preface this story with the fact that while I am a holder of a Religious Studies degree, I am personally not religious. This experience was incredible, however. If you happen to be in Rome over Pentecost, you must make a stop…Read More


The Churches of Rome

Written by AnythngArt on 12 Mar, 2010

These are just a few of the Rome’s outstanding churches, many dating back to the Middle Ages or even earlier. While the selections chosen here are all outstanding examples, this list is by no means exhaustive. It’s closer to the truth to say that there…Read More


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Getting out of Boston and into Rome

Written by Grundsu on 19 Feb, 2010

Flying to Italy was a much different experience than flying to the UK. First of all, there was no pre-check in security check at the airport - Virgin stops you when you're in line to check in and asks a bunch of questions and…Read More


Traveler's Tips About Rome

Written by MonaOve on 16 Feb, 2010

Rome is not a joke. With more than 2000 years of history there is A LOT to see. It will definitely be a challenging trip – hills, steps, ruins, cobblestones will guarantee you exercise that your personal trainer never dreamt about. But it is WORTH…Read More


Top 3 Cities to Visit with Car Hire Rome

Written by Jean35 on 10 Dec, 2009

Whenever we think about taking a holiday to Rome, the most famous sites come to mind. The Coliseum, the Vatican City, the Pantheon, Castel Sant’Agelo and more. While all of these attractions are great and you must see them whilst visiting the city, there are…Read More


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