Explore Rome — All roads lead to the Eternal City
Walk on ancient paths, stroll through medieval streets and magnificent squares, admire world-famous buildings—no matter where you're headed in the Italian capital, a well-known sight is usually no more than a stone's throw away. The 2.8 million-strong Mediterranean metropolis is an exceptional city: nowhere else in the world are there so many impressive buildings from different epochs.
But the city does not just serve as a testament to the old. On the contrary, this capital explores layers of history, with new things built on old in a ceaseless cycle of time. In Rome, this time is enjoyed: a few hours at a café in one of the countless squares ,or perhaps a long lunch in one of the many trattorias or a nap in the shade of the large pine trees in one of the beautiful parks.
Without a doubt, Rome is one of the most popular cities in Europe. Its foundation dates back over 2,750 years, which is why it is particularly rich in treasures from various eras of humanity. Adults and children will both enjoy a getaway to the Eternal City on the Tiber.
The capital and largest city in Italy is a thriving business metropolis with a very interesting cultural side. Rome, the "Eternal City" or "City of the Seven Hills", has something to offer everyone with its numerous museums, exhibitions, and spectacular ruins from the Roman Empire. The "first city" of the European continent has impressed millions of visitors for centuries. Hardly anyone can get enough of the Italian capital. There are many attractions: the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, St. Peter's Basilica, the Trevi Fountain, the Vatican and many more.
The capital of Italy holds numerous culinary highlights in addition to its many sights. Shopping fans will also get their money's worth. Be inspired by the spirit of La Dolce Vita and travel to this unique city.
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How do I plan a city trip to Rome?
How long do you need in Rome?
Whether a weekend, a week, or a month - whenever you leave the Eternal City, you always feel that you still have not seen everything yet. Nevertheless, a weekend trip to Rome is still worthwhile: you can enjoy the most important sights, a few culinary delights, and the mild weatherin just one weekend in the city. The classic travel time for a city trip to Rome, however, is about one week.
The best travel time for Rome
... does not exist: In Rome, it is always beautiful and almost always busy! The most popular tourist attractions, such as the Colosseum, St. Peter's Square, and the Spanish Steps, are teeming with tourists year-round. Thanks to the mild Mediterranean climate, you can be tickled in the winter months by the sun and even go without your jacket from time to time.
The only month in which the city is a little emptier is August: it is the typical month for Italians to take a holiday, so many Romans flee the city. But bear in mind there is a reason behind this August flight—temperatures regularly climb into the mid-late 80s every day and can peak at more than 95 degrees. Anyone who dares to travel to Rome in August should book any outdoor tours in the early morning or evening and use the hottest hours for a long siesta.
City trip to Rome — in what neighborhoods should you book accomodations?
The eternal city has a suitable area for any taste:
- Centro Storico: the Rome most people would imagine. Many small and winding streets, countless fantastic piazzas, and sights on every corner.
- Ghetto Ebraico: Here you can have a similar experience to the Centro Storico (to which the district officially belongs), but with a little more peace and quiet and a lower price.
- Tridente: A dream for every shopping guru who wants to plunge into the sea of designer shops and grab a bite by the Spanish Steps.
- Testaccio: The right place for all gourmands. In this former workers' quarter around the old slaughterhouse you will find countless trattorias and cafes in the traditional style.
- Monti: This somewhat village-like district is the new trendy district in the Eternal City. In this quieter cityscape full of cafes, vintage shops, and artists you can enjoy La Dolce Vita in its alternative form.
- Garbatella: In the south of Rome you will find this quarter a little bit off the beaten track, which is particularly impressive given its idyllic, green character.