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Your Rome Vacation

The Eternal City marries fantasy with history at every turn. Scale the Palatine Hill for views of the Roman Forum and the Circus Maximus. Stroll down tiny streets where Vespas whiz through sculpture-laden piazzas and starry-eyed lovers throw coins into 15th-century fountains. Visit the lush Villa Borghese or the terraced hills above the Piazza del Popolo. Top it off with handmade pasta and cannoli in Campo de'Fiori.

Whether you're here for the shopping, the Vatican or the vino, let Orbitz help you create your Roman holiday. Our Rome vacation guide details the best time to go, top 10 highlights and insider tips on the Seven Hills.

  • In a vibrant, international city such as Rome, a vacation is ideal year-round. If sunshine and packed piazzas are what you seek, plan a trip in June, July, September or October. During Christmas and Holy Week (the week before Easter), Rome is alive with religious ceremonies, concerts and festive traditions.

    January, February and August are quieter months, bringing cheap hotel rates and fewer crowds. And from August 15 (Ferr-Agosto) to the end of the month, the city empties as Italians escape the heat for seaside towns.

    Weather-wise, April to June and September to October are most pleasant, and temps range from the mid 60s to the low 80s. Winters are chilly and rain spells are frequent.

  • San Crispino Gelateria

    No need to bother with fancy toppings or cones here; this is one of the best gelato shops in Rome -- and it's right near the Trevi Fountain.

  • Capuchin Crypt

    While chapels of bones and skulls might sound creepy to some, this ossuary beneath Our Lady of the Conception church celebrates the lives of nearly 4,000 Capuchin friars.

  • Janiculum Hill

    As if scaling a hilltop of bell towers, domes and greenery isn't romantic enough, stop at Ponte Milvio, where young lovers hang padlocks as a sign of affection, and then toss the keys into the Tiber.

  • Piazza Navona

    This famous Baroque square is always abuzz with cafes, tourists and fountains. At Christmas it transforms to a festive market alive with nativity scenes, toys, roasted chestnuts, even a merry-go-round.

  • Al Vino Al Vino

    Wine and dine like a local at this traditional enoteca steps from the Chiesa San Lorenzo Panisperna. Try the white Frascati, grappas or whiskies paired with homemade caponata.

Rome Vacation Packages

1 Hotel Orazia

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

Via Michelangelo Buonarroti, 51 Map

Orazia Hotel is set on the top floor of an early 20th-century building in Rome's Piazza Vittorio Emanuele square, right above Vittorio Metro Station. It offers classically decorated rooms, just a 10-minute walk from the Coliseum and Domus Aurea.Rooms come with marble... More

Hotel only $488

2 Andreotti Hotel Rome

3 stars
3.8 / 5

Via Castelfidardo, 55 Map

Save 10% Booking in Advance

Hotel Andreotti is located in a quiet little street just a 5-minute walk from Roma Termini Train Station. Rooms are stylish and spacious, and offer a tea/coffee maker. All rooms of the Andreotti feature air conditioning, a satellite TV, and a private bathroom with shower.... More

Hotel only $279

3 Hotel Dorica

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

Piazza Del Viminale 1 Map

The 3 stars hotel Dorica is situated in the historical centre of Rome opposite the Viminale Palazzo in a commercial area rich in works of art monuments and museums near the Termini train station and the Opera Theater -Recently renovated the hotel Dorica is family run and... More

Hotel only $57

4 Domus Romana Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.0 / 5 9 reviews

Via Delle Quattro Fontane, 113 Map

Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas

The Hotel & Residence Domus Romana is a refined and comfortable four star hotel, recently renovated and situated in the historic centre of Rome between Piazza Barberini and Via Nazionale. The position of the building is an optimum destination for those who... More

Hotel only $89

5 Tiziano Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

110 Vittorio Emanuele II Map

The wonderfully positioned 4-star Tiziano Hotel is set between the nearby attractions of Largo Argentina and Piazza Navona, in the heart of the historic centre of Rome.The hotel is close to the exclusive, commercial area of Via del Corso. Both Campo De'Fiori and the... More

Hotel only $77

6 Stendhal Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

Via del Tritone, 113 Map

Free WIFI is available in all areas

Finest fashion and shopping just minutes away on Via CondottiRome's modern treasures are just as big a part of the city's appeal as its ancient history. There are few finer places for lovers of fashion and shopping, and Via Condotti is the place to be. Staying at the... More

Hotel only $80

7 iQ Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.4 / 5 42 reviews

Via Firenze, 8 Map

Free WIFI & Free Access to Gym & Sauna

The iQ Hotel Rome is a complex focused on 'made-to-order' vacations, meaning staff are on-hand 24/7, and this Rome hotel operates much more like serviced apartments than typical hotel rooms. Customize your stay however you like, whether thats grabbing a vending machine... More

Hotel only $109

8 Hotel Artorius

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Via del Boschetto 13 Map

Hotel Artorius is situated in the heart of the most ancient quarter of Rome the first one of the rioni districts of the eternal city that is named Monti. You will find yourself dipped in the atmosphere of the Suburra in the ancient times a popular district where Giulio... More

Hotel only $89

9 Hotel Piranesi Palazzo Nainer

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

Via Del Babuino 196 Map

Thanks to the renovation of Palazzo Nainer, designed and built between 1819 and 1821 by Giuseppe Valadier, this Boutique Hotel has been born and is situated on the rive droite of the Tiber, in the heart of Rome, close to Piazza del Popolo, in Via del Babuino. More

Hotel only $80

10 Flavia Hotel Rome

3 stars
2.0 / 5 1 reviews

Via Flavia 40 Map

Free WIFI is available in all areas

The Hotel Flavia is a pretty 3 star hotel set in a great location in the cent-re of Rome, in the elegant Ludovisi - Sallustiano's district. Thanks to its position it's possible to reach on foot the most interesting tourist sights like Via Veneto, still the symbol of... More

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  • Vatican City and Saint Peter's Basilica

    Explore the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel and catacombs of the saints. Climb the cupola (dome) of St. Peter's for an angelic view of St. Peter's Square.

  • Trevi Fountain

    This Baroque beauty is the muse of filmmakers and romantics alike. Toss a coin in, and you'll support food programs for the city's poor.

  • Pantheon

    Watch the sun pour in from the oculus onto 2,000 year-old marble floors. This temple-turned-church is covered in artwork and holds the tombs of the united Italy's first king and the artist Raphael.

  • Roman Forum

    Walk cobbled streets covered in ruins so ancient a tour guide is recommended. Too tired? Take the elevator to the top of the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument.

  • Villa Borghese

    Stroll lush gardens filled with fountains, and find sculptures and paintings by Bernini, Raphael, Rubens and Caravaggio in the Galleria Borghese. The Spanish Steps are nearby.

  • Capitoline Hill

    Here you'll find the Roman Forum and Michelangelo's grand Piazza del Campidoglio. Take in the artwork at the Capitoline Museums, including the statue of Constantine.

  • Piazza Campo dei Fiori

    Don't sleep in, or you'll miss this famous morning market. And when in Rome, put on your shades, bring your own bag and look for the longest lines.

  • Castel Sant'Angelo

    Cross the Ponte Sant'Angelo to this Tiber River fortress. From mausoleum to military refuge, papal residence and prison, it's now a museum defended by the Archangel Michael.

  • Colosseum

    Journey back to ancient Rome in this giant amphitheatre, worn down through the centuries by age, earthquakes and gruesome battles. Snap photos under the Arch of Constantine.

  • Spanish Steps

    Scale the grand staircase from the Barcaccia fountain to the Trinita dei Monti church. The streets double as catwalks for glamour as the see-and-be-seen strut into high-end shops and restaurants.

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