Europe train tickets from €10
Valid on select trains in Europe. Sample price is for trains from Milan to Venice.
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Walking through the historical capital of Rome is akin to walking through an open-air museum. Remnants of the mighty civilisation that once thrived as the Roman Empire live in every niggling detail, from crumbling stonework on public streets to masterful artworks in the corners of ancient churches.Today, the destination fondly referred to as the Eternal City, is the political seat of Italy, the capital of Catholicism and a mecca for history and culture fiends the world over.
It's a place where you can walk in the footsteps of gladiators, verse yourself in Renaissance and Baroque art and delight in real Italian pizza and gelato while people-watching inside open piazzas.
Our advice? Start you day off with an (Italian) espresso and equip yourself with our guide and prepare to wind back the years for the journey of a lifetime.
Europe train tickets from €10
Valid on select trains in Europe. Sample price is for trains from Milan to Venice.
Worldwide flights from $1,298 return
Available on select flight dates in 2021. Destinations include Amsterdam, London, Paris, Rome, Turkey, Athens and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Moscow. T&Cs apply.
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Available on select travel dates when you pay in full within 3 days of booking. Destinations include Russia, Italy and more. T&Cs apply.
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Available on select voyages from 2021 - 2023 when you book a balcony, deluxe balcony, mini-suite or suite rooms. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Alaska, USA, Japan, Europe and more. T&Cs apply.
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Available on select dates in 2022. Includes accommodation, Meals and transfers. T&Cs apply.
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Plus an extra 10% off for members on stays until 31 August 2021 on select hotels. Destinations include London, Rome, Birmingham and more. T&Cs apply.
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Available on select stay dates when you stay a minimum of 2 nights. Destinations include London, Rome and more. T&Cs apply.
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Valid for travel on select dates in 2020 and 2021. Destinations include Europe, UK, the Middle East, Argentina, India, Asia, New Zealand, Australia and Africa and more. T&Cs apply.
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Available on select stay dates until December 2021. Destinations include Barcelona, Greece, Croatia and more. T&Cs apply.
Europe flights from USD$1,662 return
Available on select travel dates to Greece, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and more. T&Cs apply.
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Available on select tours in 2021 and 2022 dates. Destinations include Turkey, Italy, Ireland, Spain and more. T&Cs apply.
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Enjoy 25% discount on your rail travel in Europe. Destinations include France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and more. Must be 27 and below to redeem offer. T&Cs apply.
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Valid on select flights in Europe. Sample price is from Madrid to Malaga.
Book buses in Europe form €9
Valid on select buses in Europe. Sample price is for buses from Budapest to Vienna.
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Available on select stay dates at participating Best Western® Hotels & Resorts when you book 21 days in advance. T&Cs apply.
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Once you're in the city centre, Rome is a very walkable city. Most of the more popular attractions are within walking distance of one another. Some attractions that are slightly further than walking distance, such as the Forum and the Colosseum, can be reached by public transport, which is cheap and easy to use.
To see all of the major tourist attractions in one go you could try the hop-on hop-off bus and bicycle and scooter rentals are available for those looking to explore Rome like a local.
Use this Rome metro map to plan your itinerary, decide where to stay for the easiest commute to attractions and see how you can get from the airport to your hotel via public transport.
Important tourist stations include Termini (Rome's central station), Colosseo (the Colosseum), Spagna (the Spanish steps) and Ottaviano S, Pietro (Vatican and the Sistine Chapel).
Renting a car in Rome is not recommended, as driving is chaotic and finding parking is quite difficult. It's best to rent a car in Rome if you wish to travel out of the city to other parts of Italy.
Taxis: Hailing a taxi on the street is uncommon and difficult. It is best to find a taxi at a taxi stand, which can be found at popular tourist spots. You can also call a taxi company to order a cab. Taxis are available outside arrivals at the airport. Use only white or yellow licenced taxis.
Rideshare: Uber is available and costs €60-€75 from the Leonardo Da Vinci Airport to the city centre.
If you're looking to avoid taking public transportation or hailing a cab on arrival, consider pre-booking a transfer from the airport to your accommodation.
Choosing somewhere to eat in Rome is not an easy task. From Michelin-starred gourmet restaurants to family-run trattorias, it can take years to scratch the surface of the best places to eat in Rome.
The Trastevere area has the highest concentration of restaurants, bars and cafes, and some have an open dining facility on the terrace, providing a panoramic view of the historic buildings.
However, with a myriad of dining options comes numerous tourist traps, especially places serving overpriced, mediocre meals in the name of authentic Italian dishes. An easy way to spot restaurants you should avoid is to work out the type of customer they are appealing to.
Restaurants where flyers are being handed out to tourists, English-only menus, too-good-to-be-true combo offers, and signs declaring "Authentic Italian Food", all scream of places best avoided. To save you the search and keep you clear of tourist traps, we have listed the best restaurants in Rome to enjoy traditional Italian delicacies.
If you are looking for a more engaging experience with Roman cuisine, you can participate in these food tours and cooking classes.
Explore Rome on foot with these perfectly located hotels.
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