“Rome was a poem pressed into service as a city.” – Anotole Broyard, American writer.
One of the most visited destinations in the world, Rome is home of la dolce vita, lots of art to overload your senses, decadent pasta and gelato to indulge in. Beside this, Rome stands as one of the finest and oldest cities in the world. The history of Rome spread over 2500 years and it has been a center of power, culture, politics and development since its beginning.
As time progressed, various buildings, palaces and monuments have been constructed in the city and these now stand as beautiful tourist attractions and a reminder of the glorious past of the city. Rome is ranked as one of the top tourist destinations in Europe and with tourist attractions such as the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Museums, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, it is easy to see why.
We made a list for you with the best things to do in Rome and where to stay, including the most outstanding attractions from the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, to the Vatican City and Pantheon, along with the best accommodations, including luxury apartments for rent and budget accommodation.
First, how you can get to Rome?
It is said that all roads lead to Rome, so let’s find out how easy it is to arrive at Rome.
By plane – Rome has two international airports with over 40 million passengers passing through the city every year. If you live in Europe, it is now possible to visit the Italian capital for less than €50. Once you have your ticket and know which airport you land in, find out how to get to the center of Rome from Fiumicino Airport or Ciampino Airport.
By train – If you’re planning on discovering Italy and visiting other cities, the train is an excellent option to keep in mind. The high-speed trains, called Frecciarossa, connect Rome and Florence in a little over an hour and a half and to Milan in three hours. There are also other categories of trains called Frecciargento or Frecciabianca, which also connect Rome with most cities in the country, but are slower.
When is the best time to visit Rome?
The climate in Rome is usually mild the whole year round. In winter, the temperature is pleasant and very few are the days when it drops below zero. In summer, especially in July and August, the heat may be an issue if you plan to walk around and explore the city intensively.
Rainfalls, seldom heavy, are concentrated in the months of November and February. We feel that the best time to visit the city is in spring and autumn, when the temperature is mild and you get the most out of the sunlight.
Where to stay in Rome
Rome today is one of the most visited destinations in the world, due to the immense cultural and artistic heritage and the beauty of its palaces, gardens and panoramic views. All of our luxury apartments for rent are right in the historical center, within walking distance of the main tourist sites. Whether you are a couple looking for a romantic break, or a family looking for the best apartment to rent on a visit to Rome, Italian Breaks has the right deal for you with apartments for couples or apartments for family.
During your stay in our self-catering apartments in Rome center, you can also plan a day trip out to discover the beautiful parks and natural reserves like the Cicero National Park and the Regional Natural Park of the Roman Castles. There are itineraries for everybody, from keen walkers and bikers to birdwatchers and canoeists. Spas are a big attraction too, for those who are looking for treatments and relax. Find out our villas with a private pool or villas near the beach at the Mediterranean Sea.
EVENTS IN ROME CENTRE
|Roma TEATRO DELL’OPERA||All seasons||Piazza B. Gigli 8 – 00184 Roma||Tel. +39 06 481601
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|Roma EPIPHANY FAIR at PIAZZA NAVONA||5th January||Rome||A fair of toys, sweets and others presents takes place in the open air among the beautiful Bernini fountains.|
|Roma FESTA DE’ NOANTRI||19th to 26th July||Rome||Folklore of Old Rome in Trastevere, including colorful procession for the Vergine del Carmine, folk dances and songs, carnival floats and fireworks|