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Discover history and sophistication with Rome vacation rentals
Italy’s capital is a city that really needs no introduction. Rome is one of the world’s great wonders and has had a significant influence on the western world over the past 2,000 years. This is a city with many world-famous buildings, including the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain, as well as an atmosphere that is hard not to fall in love with. Simply put, guests in Rome vacation rentals will get to spend time in one of the most captivating and historic destinations anywhere on Earth.
Getting to Rome
There are multiple ways to reach Rome vacation rentals. The city has two airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino, which have good international links with airports across the world. From Fiumicino, you can get a train, taxi or coach to the city centre. From Ciampino, it’s best to get a coach shuttle or taxi.
It’s also possible to rent a car and drive yourself, but be aware that driving in Rome can be tricky and stressful for the inexperienced. It’s also possible to arrive into Rome from elsewhere in Italy by train, or from elsewhere in Europe by ferry (which docks around an hour away from Rome).
Weather in Rome: What to expect
The weather in Rome has always made trips to the city appealing. Even in the coldest winter months, you can still expect the weather to be pretty pleasant. Even if it’s not T-shirt warm, it’ll likely still be sunny, as Rome receives among the most hours of sunlight anywhere in Europe. In summer, you can expect weather to be hot and sunny and should bring some sun cream along to your Roman vacation home.
It can get humid, and it’s also not uncommon for visitors in summer to witness terrific thunderstorms and heavy rain, so make sure there's some waterproof clothing on hand at your Rome vacation rental.
Rome’s incredible attractions
It’s no surprise that Rome is a city full of great attractions. After all, it has been a hub of cultural life for more than 2,000 years. Walk just about anywhere in the city from your Rome vacation rental and you’ll find a historic building or a scene that could only exist here.
Although Vatican City is not technically part of Rome, this is a must visit one-of-a-kind site. St. Peter’s Basilica dates back to the 16-17th centuries and is one of the most famous structures in the world. Head inside and don’t forget to visit the top for a great view over the city. St. Peter’s Square will be a highlight of your trip, and if you’re lucky you may even see the Pope. Make sure you visit the Vatican Museum, home to the world famous Sistine Chapel as well as many other significant works of art.
The city’s old buildings are what bring a lot of tourists to Rome. The Pantheon, a remarkably well-preserved building that dates back to 120 A.D., is an essential visit. Try and visit when it’s raining, as the rain will fall through the opening at the top to create an eerie atmosphere. The Colosseum is an essential stop, as is a trip to the famous Trevi Fountain. The Roman Forum, a large space not far from the Colosseum, used to be where Roman citizens would congregate to meet, talk and exchange ideas. It now lies in ruin, but with a bit of imagination you can picture what it used to be like.
What to Do in Rome With Kids: Gladiators, Parks, and Ice Cream
1. Gladiator School and Museums
Start your exploration at the Forum, the largest ancient Roman site. Then take your children to the Gladiator School and Museum where they can witness life as a gladiator and take a short gladiator training session, which includes a costume. Straight after, take them to the Colosseum to let them put their gladiator knowledge into practice.
2. Family Tour of the Vatican City
Take a tour where a knowledgeable guide will tell you about the St. Peter's Basilica with entertaining stories. Don’t miss a visit to the Trevi Fountain and the Mouth of Truth. At the Trevi Fountain, your children can have fun throwing coins in the water and making wishes. The Mouth of Truth – a marble face located outside a church - is said to bite the hands of liars; kids love trying it out.
3. Children's Museums in Rome
Rome doesn’t fall short of children’s museums. Kids can go back in time and become protagonists of the Roman Empire at the Time Elevator Rome, an interactive museum using stereoscopic technologies. Another great museum for all ages is the EXPLORA, a hands-on children’s museum offering daily activities.
4. A Trip to Rome's Amazing Parks
For a relaxing afternoon, explore one of Rome’s amazing parks. The Borghese Gardens feature a beautiful garden design, a lake, and breathtaking views over the picturesque rooftops. Last but not least, let your children eat lots of delicious pizza and ice-cream. The famous Giolitti ice-cream shop in the centre is a must-try.
Eating in Rome
They take their food seriously in Rome and you’ll find the streets bustling with life in the evenings, especially during the weekends. Explore the area surrounding your vacation home in Rome and enjoy dinner as the locals do, with a long, leisurely feast. There are outstanding restaurants all over the city, so your best bet is to go for a stroll and see what takes your fancy. Naturally, pizza and pasta are the local specialties, but you’ll also find great vegetarian food and other options while you’re in town.
It’s a good idea to stay away from the most touristy routes in Rome, as restaurants here are likely to be overpriced. Walk in any direction for 5-10 minutes and you’ll find excellent restaurants more frequented by the locals. If you’re looking for a specific neighbourhood to visit for the evening then make it Trastevere, a cobbled-street labyrinth with great restaurants and a typical Roman atmosphere. After dinner, make sure you buy a gelato cone for the walk back to your Rome vacation rental.
Rome - ancient capital of the world
The Colosseum, or Flavian Amphitheatre, in Rome's center is the largest amphitheatre ever built. Only partially ruined, it is a global icon, open for visitors to walk in the footsteps of gladiators.
This ancient temple now serves as a church, and is extremely well preserved. It is also the burial site of many renowned figures, including the artist Raphael.
Archbasilica of St. John Lateran
With the current building being completed in 1735, this is Rome's primary cathedral. Look out for the stunning Baroque and neoclassical architectural features.
This Gallery is home to some of the world's most beautiful artworks, dating back to as early as the 1st century AD. Highlights include works by Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian and Rubens.
This storied piazza is home to the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers, and two other 17th-century fountains. The piazza itself is a striking example of Baroque architecture.
What is the typical price of a vacation home in Rome?
The nightly price for accommodation in Rome starts at $48.
What is the typical availability of Bed & Breakfast rentals in Rome?
We found 37804 vacation homes in Rome available for your next trip.
What are the most popular vacation home amenities in Rome?
When looking to book a vacation home in Rome, the most requested amenities include internet, TVs, and cribs.
How many Bed & Breakfast rentals and Hotel rooms can I find in Rome?
Rome has 37804 Bed & Breakfast rentals and Hotel rooms available to book.
Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Rome?
If you're travelling with a dog, over 12% of vacation rentals in Rome are pet-friendly.
What's the best month to visit Rome?
When booking accommodation in Rome, remember that the rainiest months are usually November and October, with July often being the sunniest.
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