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Rome

Individuals, couples and those with children will all enjoy the wide range of attractions in Rome.

The population of this area of Rome is around 2,300,000.

Some sights that encompass all that is great about this destination, St. Peter's Basilica and Roman Forum attract travelers from across the globe.

Grab the kids and enjoy an afternoon of quality time at Rainbow MagicLand and Zoomarine. The Explora Children's Museum and Cinecitta World are also worth a visit if the little ones aren't too worn out.

Head beneath the ocean's waves and into incredible marine environments at Mediterraneum Aquarium Rome.

Whether you're a fan of colorful birds or unassuming reptiles, the Bioparco di Roma and the Zoo Marine have something for everyone.

To learn more about the art of producing wine, set out to visit one of the region's acclaimed vineyards. The Gotto D'Oro-Cantina Sociale di Marino, the La Luna del Casale and the Rutuli Vineyard all deserve a place on your itinerary. If you can't decide, why not make it to all three?

Cultivated from landscapes across the earth, the herbs, shrubs and trees at the Botanical Gardens are impressive. The Orto Botanico and the Municipal Rose Garden are also worth a look.

Pack a picnic hamper and enjoy some time to yourself in the tranquil, green surroundings of Villa Borghese and the Vatican Gardens. Parco di Villa Glori and the Farnese Gardens are two more nice places to while away a lazy afternoon with a good book.

Take a walk and enjoy the mirror-like water at Lake Albano and Lake Nemi. If the sun is shining, you might even like to dip your toes in the shallows.

Need a break from the stresses of modern life? Make your way over to Baths of Caracalla and Lupercale. Parco della Caffarella and Parco Archeologico Appia Antica are also popular with nature enthusiasts.

The area's exhibition spaces are brimming with fascinating tales and achievements. Enjoy the contemplative atmosphere as you check out the different displays at the MAXXI - National Museum of the 21st Century and the Museo Napoleonico. The Museo degli Strumenti Musicali and the Toy Museum of Zagarolo are also worth considering.

Read stories of brave captains and sailors at the Museo delle Navi Romani, the main seafaring museum in the region.

Consider spending an afternoon at Rome Observatory to broaden your knowledge on scientific discoveries and other mysteries of the world.

Some visitors think of natural museums as a place to take the kids, but the captivating collections of the Capitoline Museum and the Museum of Roman Civilization show that there's enough to keep the adults interested too. You might also like to explore the Crypta Balbi and the Ara Pacis.

Want to check out some art? You'll be spoiled with galleries of all sorts here. Immerse yourself in the trendy atmopshere at the Vatican Museums and the Castel Sant'Angelo. If these leave you feeling energized, wind up your afternoon at the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Borghese Gallery.

Amateur historians can explore the past at the Trajan's Market and the Montemartini Museum. Like the sound of those? There's even more to be seen at the Central Museum of the Risorgimento or the Historic Museum of the Liberation.

To discover more about the area's rich and fascinating past, be sure to visit its many historic sites. Commence your history tour at Colosseum and the Pantheon. When it comes to days of old, there's always something else to know. The Spanish Steps and the Arch of Constantine are two more insightful places to check out.

Make sure you go to swing by Ponte Milvio or Ponte Sisto, a couple of sturdy yet elegant structures that arc their ways across the waterways of the city. Visitors interested in engineering should also pass by Ponte Sant'Angelo.

Some of the region's most influential people have called Palazzo Farnese and Palazzo Venezia "home" over the years. Be sure to take a few photos as you take in their impressive architectural features and plush interiors. You may also like to walk through the gardens and listen to some stories about Palazzo Barberini and Palazzo Chigi.

Would you like to go to a piece of society that feels untouched by the modern world? Make time to see the area's awesome castles. Castello di Giulio II, Lunghezza Castle and Castle of Julius II are a testament to a significant historical past.

The area's spiritual side can be glimpsed at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. Sistine Chapel and Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls are two more intriguing religious sites.

This region's most famous sights sometimes overshadow its less renowned, yet equally fascinating activities. Some worthwhile places to start off with are the Vatican Library and the National Central Library of Rome. Also, think about a visit to Villa Medici and ADV PRK Adventure Park if time allows.


Guide to Exploring Rome


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Hotel Quirinale

Hotel Quirinale

Via Nazionale 7, Rome
4.1
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Central Rome hotel housed in a late 19th-century building retaining much Imperial grandeur, 500 metres from Quirinale Palace and one kilometre from the Colosseum.

$63,178
Hotel Golden Tulip Isola Sacra Rome Airport

Hotel Golden Tulip Isola Sacra Rome Airport

Via Della Scafa 416, Fiumicino
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of 5, from 1,570 reviews
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This family-friendly Fiumicino hotel is located on the waterfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Ostia Antica, Ostia Antica and Castello di Giulio II. Parco Leonardo and da Vinci Market Central are also within 9 mi (15 km).

$105,777
Napoleon Hotel

Napoleon Hotel

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II 105, Rome
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Set in a quiet 19th-century building, this family-run hotel is 500 meters from Rome's St Maria Maggiore cathedral, 1 kilometer from the Coliseum, and is opposite the metro.

$105,718
River Palace Hotel

River Palace Hotel

Via Flaminia 33, Rome
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This classically renovated Rome hotel is located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of Piazza del Popolo, Villa Borghese Park, and the Vatican.

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Albergo Del Senato

Albergo Del Senato

Piazza Della Rotonda 73, Rome
4.8
of 5, from 1,002 reviews
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This 19th-century baroque hotel stands on Rome's Piazza della Rotonda, opposite the Pantheon. The Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori, the Spanish Steps, and Via del Corso are within walking distance.

$77,473
Hotel Delle Nazioni

Hotel Delle Nazioni

Via Poli 7, Rome
4.3
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Hotel Delle Nazioni is situated in the heart of Rome, just around the corner from the Trevi Fountain. This 4-star hotel is 5 minutes from both the Spanish Steps and stylish Via Condotti shopping.

$169,185
Hilton Rome Airport

Hilton Rome Airport

Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino
3.8
of 5, from 2,803 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This hotel is linked by the skywalk to a moving walkway to all the airport terminals; links to the train station and a free shuttle to the city centre.

$33,373
Heart of Rome Hotel - B&B

Heart of Rome Hotel - B&B

Piazza Pio XI 78, Rome
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Located in Aurelio, this bed & breakfast is within 2 mi (3 km) of Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, and Sistine Chapel. Castel Sant'Angelo and Piazza Navona are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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