Earn up to 5% on hotels and 1% on flights - It's free!
By clicking, I agree to the terms and conditions.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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
Via Delle Quattro Fontane, 113 Map
Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas
The Hotel &amp; 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sign up to receive our best deals
Get insider access to our best hotel deals, coupons and more!