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- Countless historical sights
- Varied Roman cuisine
- Visit to Vatican City
- Wide range of museums
- Illuminati Tour
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When looking for accommodation in Rome, the capital of Italy, you can fall back on a broad spectrum, ranging from a cosy apartment for two to a cosy holiday apartment to a spacious villa with garden. The city centre around the seven hills of Rome offers a particularly wide range of attractions. You will stay in one of the numerous holiday apartments on the banks of the Tiber, where you can pitch your tents and enjoy the view of the river in the midst of countless historical sights.Relax at the green lung of Rome
Also very popular are the residential areas close to picturesque city villas such as Villa Doria Pamphili, Villa Carpegna or Villa Borghese with their extensive green areas, which exude a Mediterranean flair in the middle of the city. A holiday apartment in the centre also guarantees short distances to the sights of Rome, especially as it is usually only a few minutes' walk from there to the nearest underground station or bus stop.Holiday on the outskirts of the Eternal City
You like it a little quieter? Then a vacation rental or apartment outside the centre is ideal for you. Particularly idyllic are the villa-like holiday accommodations northeast of the centre on Lago di Bracciano and on the edge of the Parco Regionale di Velo nature reserve. Alternatively, you can move into a modernly furnished accommodation at the foot of Monte Cavo to the south-east, where you will benefit from the proximity to Ciampino Airport. The Ostia district, on the other hand, offers holiday apartments and apartments by the sea, which is ideal if you want to combine culture and bathing fun during your holiday.
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Travelers and Activities
Rome is one of the great melting pots of human history and a Mecca for history fans who can embark on a journey through over 2,500 years of art and culture in the centre of the city on the Tiber. From the Roman Forum excavation site to the ruins of the Colosseum to the Pantheon and the Vatican City with its monumental St. Peter's Basilica, Rome offers historical sights that fill several vacations at once. In addition, there are numerous Mediterranean villas, the Angel Castle, the Spanish Staircase, the Trevi Fountain as well as numerous museums and art collections worth seeing.Discover the Eternal City with culinary delights
In hardly any other city in Italy is the range of specialities on offer as large as in Rome. Embark on a culinary journey and taste the numerous Roman specialities. In order to enjoy these delicacies as traditional as possible and not to be served tourist variations, you should look out for restaurants where you can find mainly locals. You should definitely try the lamb with fried potatoes (abbacchio al forno), the oxtail in a spicy sauce of tomatoes, garlic, pine nuts and dark chocolate (coda alla vaccinara) and the chicken with raw ham (pollo alla romana). A good meal is rounded off by the traditional ricotta cake with sour cherry jam (crostata di ricotta e visciole).
Things to know
Those who want to spend a cultural holiday in the Eternal City should book their vacation rental for the months April, May, September and October, as at this time of year, the temperatures range from seven to eight hours of sunshine per day in a pleasant range of 20 to 25 degrees Celsius. Especially in midsummer, longer sightseeing tours are not recommended due to the prevailing heat. The summer months between June and August, on the other hand, are ideal for a bathing holiday, as up to 11 hours of sunshine a day and average maximum temperatures of 31 degrees Celsius warm the Mediterranean Sea to a pleasant bathing temperature.Regular events
The programme of events in Rome is at least as varied as the sights on offer and begins with the traditional carnival in February. We continue with the Easter Blessing "Urbi et Orbi", which the Pope will say on Easter Sunday in front of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter's Square. Other highlights are the Military Parade on the occasion of the Republican Festival, the great popular festival of the patron saints Peter and Paul in June, the Museum Night "Notte bianca" in September and the Rome Film Festival in the Auditorium Parco della Musica in November.
In the urban area of Rome there are over 2500 fountains and more than 900 churches.
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The novel "Illuminati" by the successful author Dan Brown has brought another influx of visitors to the Eternal City in recent years, who want to follow the trail of Professor Robert Langdon and the Holy Grail. The Illuminati Tour takes you on a voyage of discovery to the sites of the novel's original and explores places of interest such as St. Peter's Church, Campo Santo Teutonico, the Pope's Tombs and the necropolis 20 metres below the Cathedral.Lying test in the church Santa Maria
Those who are superstitious should not visit the 2,000-year-old relief in the church of Santa Maria, because the disc-shaped work of art with the characteristic name "Mouth of Truth" has it all. According to legend, whoever puts his hand in the open mouth of the work of art and is guilty of a serious lie in the past, gets his hand bitten off. Are you willing to take that risk?Visit to the Capitoline Museum
Art lovers should definitely visit the Capitoline Museum, whose roots date back to 1471, because the sites in the Palace of Conservators and Palazzo Nuovo offer a unique collection of antiquities.An excursion to the Lido di Ostia
A visit to the Ostia district is part of every holiday in Rome. In addition to the accessible excavation site Ostia Antica, the long sandy beach Lido di Ostia is the main attraction, which is characterized above all by its family friendliness.Secrets of the Catacombs
In the underground of Rome there is a city under the city. Climb down into the world-famous catacombs and discover the secrets of the dark corridors, which were used as hiding places by ancient Christians, among others, and some of which were only rediscovered in the 19th century.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Rome
Our data shows that Rome has an average price of $190.14 per night, a relatively high one for a city in Italy.
If you want to save the maximum during your visit to Rome, go there in January ($168.2 per night on average), February ($168.61), or June ($177.54), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
When booking a vacation rental in Rome, the highest prices are found in the month of April (with an average of $219.03 per night), followed by May ($218.95), and August ($200.89).
When organizing a trip to Rome, it is not necessary to plan well in advance as the annual occupation is 45%.
May, June and April are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that present the largest number of accommodations available, with respective average availability figures of 65%, 62.75%, and 62%.
Vacation rentals in Rome reach their peak in demand in February, with an availability rate of 45.8%. The second most requested month is October, with 49.6%, and the third is August with 50.6%.
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