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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

Hotel only $147

1 Mecenate Palace Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.1 / 5 142 reviews

Via Carlo Alberto 3 Map

Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas

The Mecenate Palace Hotel in Rome offers 4-star luxury accommodations in an authentic 19th century Palazzo, styled with floral decor, Neo-Classical pillars, and curved marble staircases perfect for dashing down in an elegant gown. Dine directly beneath the night sky in... More

Hotel only $79

2 Genova Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.3 / 5 19 reviews

Via Cavour, 25 Map

Free WiFi is available in all areas

The hotel Genova is situated in a prestigiously, very close to the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore and a short walk away from the Colosseum. Completely restored in 2007, it holds a sophisticated flavor, simple and modern and at the same time extremely soothing and... More

Hotel only $118

3 Starhotels Michelangelo Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.0 / 5 43 reviews

Via Della Stazione Di S. Pietro, 14 Map

Save 10% - Stay 2 nights

Sophisticated hotel outside St. Peter's Square A sunny lobby lounge with brocade sofas and marble floors ushers guests into Starhotels Michelangelo Rome, which sits in the heart of baroque Rome along the ancient walls of Vatican City. A candlelit piano bar with... More

Hotel only $141

4 Lunetta Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.7 / 5 6 reviews

Piazza del Paradiso, 68 Map

Free WIFI is available in all aeras

Hotel Lunetta is a 4 star luxury hotel located in the centre of Rome, close to Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Navona, Largo Argentina and Trastevere. This hotel is located in the building of an ancient hostel built on the remains of the walls of the Theatre of Pompeius, in... More

Hotel only $108

5 Tiziano Hotel Rome

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II,110 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 $156

6 Starhotels Metropole Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.0 / 5 43 reviews

Via Principe Amedeo, 3 Map

Stay 3 Nights & Save 20% Off

Elegant Rome hotel in city centerIn the heart of Rome and steps from Termini Station and the Opera House, guests encounter sophisticated decor and modern amenities at the Starhotels Michelangelo Rome. A lobby piano bar and lounge with silk-cushioned wicker wingback chairs... More

Hotel only $52

7 Villa Torlonia Hotel Rome

4 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

Via Bartolomeo Eustachio, 7/A Map

Housed in a historic building and set in its own spacious garden, Hotel Villa Torlonia is a 5-minute walk from Policlinico Metro Station. It features free Wi-Fi in public areas, and air-conditioned rooms. All rooms are elegantly decorated and feature a modern style. Each... More

Hotel only $72

8 Borromeo Hotel Rome

3 stars
4.0 / 5 7 reviews

Via Cavour 117 Map

Free WIFI available in all areas

The Hotel Borromeo with its elegant atmosphere of the classic style, tasteful and quiet is situated in the historical centre of Rome close the Roman Forum, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna. offers quality and a pleasant stay. The Hotel Borromeo also offers a... More

Hotel only $158

9 Una Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.3 / 5 31 reviews

Via Giovanni Amendola, 57 Map

Book In Advance & Save 10%

You'll recognize the Una Hotel Rome the second you see it-its modern architecture adds a striking contrast to a city otherwise known for its antiquity. Inside, the hotel is just as startling: think circle sofas, bright modern lighting and abstract art prints. Five meeting... More

Hotel only $169

10 Artemide Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.6 / 5 55 reviews

Via Nazionale, 22 Map

Free Minibar, WIFI & Access to Gym

From its terraced facade to the showpiece stained glass dome in the lobby, everything about the Artemide Hotel Rome speaks of history and grandeur. While guest rooms are minimalist and earthy-toned, public spaces are adorned with Rococo design flourishes. Guests can see... More

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  • Rome
  • 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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