Rome

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Roman Forum showing heritage architecture, a temple or place of worship and a monument
Stand in awe of the ancient ruins, legendary artworks and breathtaking cityscapes that make Italy’s capital so alluring.

Some know it as the “City of Love,” others know it as the “Eternal City,” but whatever name it goes by, Rome remains one of the most special destinations in the world. Familiarity cannot tarnish the sheer magic of Italy’s capital, a city that is eternally beautiful, fascinating and romantic.

Rome is a name that is almost synonymous with history and for centuries it stood for one of the largest empires the world has ever known. Stroll around the storied streets of a city that was founded by Romulus and Remus, a pair of twins who, according to legend, were raised by wolves.

Witness the glory days of the Roman Empire in ruins such as the Roman Forum, which was once the heart of social and political activity in the city. The adjacent Colosseum is one of the city’s finest attractions, a beautifully preserved amphitheater that hosted gladiatorial games.

Walk up one of the seven hills that shaped the layout of the city. Palatine Hill, next to the Forum, contains some of the oldest ruins in Rome. The palaces of Capitoline Hill are not only spectacular buildings, they also house classical artwork in some of the oldest public museums in the world.

Religious devotees, art enthusiasts and culture vultures are all equally astonished by the Vatican Museums. The galleries, located next to the famous St. Peter’s Basilica, house masterpieces by Raphael and Donatello. Finish in the Sistine Chapel, the home of Michelangelo’s famous ceiling fresco.

Rome is the perfect city to explore on foot. Stroll around the center and seek out stunning sights such as the Spanish Steps and the impressive Trevi Fountain. Linger over a glass of Italian wine and delectable local cuisine in squares such as Piazza Navona. Return to these destinations at night to discover the romantic atmosphere of Rome after dark.

Come to Rome outside of the peak months between June and August to enjoy fewer crowds and cooler days ideal for walking the city’s historic streets. In any season of the year, however Rome offers excesses of charm, beauty and history.

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Where to stay in Rome

Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
4 out of 5
Via Principe Amedeo 5/B, Rome, RM, 185
The price is HK$806 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec
HK$806
per night
18 Dec - 19 Dec
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,008 reviews)
"Good hotel with all the services you need, well located, walking distance to the station Roma Termini and several restaurants in the area."

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2022

Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
UNAHOTELS Decò Roma
UNAHOTELS Decò Roma
4 out of 5
Via Giovanni Amendola, 57, Rome, RM, 185
The price is HK$832 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec
HK$832
per night
20 Dec - 21 Dec
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the bar and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,009 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel room with view of the canal.Charming place to stay with upstairs and downstairs bathrooms. Very convient to train station and a great overall location. Would stay here again."

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2022

UNAHOTELS Decò Roma
Hilton Rome Airport
Hilton Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino, 00054
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$1,339 per night from 9 Dec to 10 Dec
HK$1,339
per night
9 Dec - 10 Dec
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Fiumicino. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,312 reviews)
Very convenient!
"Convenient walk from the airport. Front desk staff was extra kind after learning my luggage hadn’t made it."

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2022

Hilton Rome Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
hu Roma Camping In Town
hu Roma Camping In Town
Via Aurelia, 831, Rome, RM, 00165
Stay at this family-friendly campsite in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 hot tubs. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,165 reviews)
"Everything was fine so We enjoyed our days there."

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2022

hu Roma Camping In Town
Fabulous Village
Fabulous Village
Via Di Malafede 225, Rome, RM, 00125
Stay at this family-friendly campsite in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (882 reviews)
Good basecamp for road trips
"The cabin/park model we stayed in was great. Looked brand new. Full, well stocked kitchen and 1 1/2 baths. Immaculately clean. Linens and towels so clean and fresh. Comfortable beds. 3 twin bunks in 1 room and a queen or large double in the other. Large deck/covered patio with big dining table and ..."

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2022

Fabulous Village
Trianon Borgo Pio
Trianon Borgo Pio
4 out of 5
Piazza delle Vaschette n 13, Rome, RM, 193
Stay at this 4-star residence in Rome. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,169 reviews)
"Big rooms and most importantly a full kitchen ! Many good grocery stores within a 2 minute walk so we could eat really healthy. Good breakfast buffet included. People at the front desk were wonderful. They would have us a taxi within minutes whenever we asked. Also has a coin operated clothes washer ..."

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2022

Trianon Borgo Pio
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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