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The Eternal City

Rome is the city that had cultivated the brilliance of Michelangelo. In twin palaces on either side of his Piazza del Campidoglio, you will find the Capitoline Museums which comprise the longest-standing civic museum of art in the world. Their collection has been available to the public since 1734. It is here that you will marvel at the breathtaking works of Veronese, Titian, Caravaggio, Tintoretto, and as well as the superbly sculpted statues created by the skilled Baroque master, Bernini. It is also worthwhile to explore the Borghese Gallery and the Palazzo Barberini Galleria Nazionale d'art Antica.

Make a wish

The elegant Trevi Fountain donates all the coins that tourists toss into the water while making a wish. Hidden in a small piazza and surrounded by hordes of people, the fountain’s velvety travertine shimmers beneath surges of water and flashing cameras. It's a rococo performance of playful sea horses, conch-blowing Tritons and weathered rocks, exploding in front of the Palazzo Poli. Not far away sits La Città dell'Acqua, which integrates the ruins of an Imperial-era apartment complex, and a reservoir for the waters of the Acqua Vergine swirling beneath.

Climate

Rome's agreeable climate makes it enjoyable to vacation year-round; however, spring and autumn are clearly the best times to visit. You can expect sunshine, clear skies and mild temperatures (November is typically a rainy month). July and August are hot, and Romans customarily abandon the oppressively hot city in August. It is not uncommon to find many businesses closed during the months of July and August, thus it is best to avoid booking a vacation at this time of the year. December to February finds the climate to be quite brisk, but the sun continues to shine.

Dos and Don'ts

It is considered a gesture of disrespect to stroke your chin with the fingertips and thrust them forward. This hand gesture resembles the horn of the devil, which the Roman people find obscene. Pointing simultaneously with the index and pinkie finger implies that you are evoking ill-will upon an individual. It is most offensive to slap a raised arm above the elbow and thumb your nose.

Chewing gum in public, leaning against walls (or any object), as well as demonstrating poor posture is considered improper.
It is customary to see people holding hands or linking their arms in public. This practice is commonly observed in the evenings during leisurely walks known as "passeggiata". The Italian concept of personal space is quite different from what Northern Europeans or Americans are used to. It is the norm for them to converse in a manner that is much closer and more intimate.

Enjoy your stay in the City of Fountains!

Orti di Trastevere

Orti di Trastevere

Piazza Bernardino Da Feltre 1
00153

Il Tesoro

Il Tesoro

Viale Giulio Cesare 171
00192

Raffaello

Raffaello

Via Urbana 3
00184

Locanda del Buonumore (Anna & Elena)

Locanda del Buonumore (Anna & Elena)

Via Di Casal Selce 441/a
00166

Casa Franci

Casa Franci

Via Stazione di S. Pietro 22
00165

Happy Holiday

Happy Holiday

Piazza Di San Giovanni In Laterano 26
00184

Obelus

Obelus

Via Tasso 150
00184

Palma Residence

Palma Residence

Via Varese 5
00185

Caesar's Rooms

Caesar's Rooms

Via Giulio Cesare 92
00192

San Jouan

San Jouan

Via Francesco Berni 7
00185

Il Granaio di Santa Prassede

Il Granaio di Santa Prassede

Via Di Santa Prassede 8
00184

Domus Diana

Domus Diana

Via Mecenate 27/a
00185

The Opera Hotel

The Opera Hotel

via Nazionale 36
00185

Eurostars Roma Congress Hotel

Eurostars Roma Congress Hotel

via Prenestina 944
00155

Best (Pantheon)

Best (Pantheon)

Corso Vittorio Emanuele Ii 21
00186

Aelius by Roma Inn

Aelius by Roma Inn

Via Volturno 7
00185

Vatican's House

Vatican's House

Via Valerio Anziate 16
00136

Francesco House

Francesco House

Via Cavour 160
00184

Sub Urbe Roma

Sub Urbe Roma

Via Dei Serpenti 164
00184

Aldebaran

Aldebaran

Via Luigi Luzzatti 19
00185

Roma Boutique Hotel

Roma Boutique Hotel

Via Toscana 1
00187

Elena al Colosseo

Elena al Colosseo

Via Dei Santissimi Quattro 85
00184

CittÓ Eterna Bed & Breakfast

Città Eterna Bed & Breakfast

Viale Manzoni 81
00185

38 Viminale Street Deluxe

38 Viminale Street Deluxe

Via Del Viminale 38 - Piano 5 - Int 12/a
00184

La Valle dei Casali

La Valle dei Casali

Vicolo Del Conte 66
00148

InternoUno

InternoUno

Via Campaldino 6
00162

Inn Spagna Deluxe Rooms

Inn Spagna Deluxe Rooms

Via Mario De Fiori 11
00187

Il Boom

Il Boom

Via Dandolo 51
00153

Sistine

Sistine

Via Duilio 6
00192

Al Pantheon con Thomas Mann

Al Pantheon con Thomas Mann

Via Del Pantheon 57
00186

RomeBed

RomeBed

Via Emanuele Filiberto 109
00185

Residence GRA 21

Residence GRA 21

Via Anagnina 21
00173

Altobelli

Altobelli

Via Enea 15
00181

I Giardini del Quirinale

I Giardini del Quirinale

Via Firenze 43
00184

Vatican Garden Inn

Vatican Garden Inn

Via Germanico 201
00192

Deluxe Rooms

Deluxe Rooms

Via Catone 21
00192

111

111

Via Cola Di Rienzo 111
00192

Mirella & Patrick

Mirella & Patrick

Via Di Valle Santa 50/b
00166

Tourist House Ostiense 2

Tourist House Ostiense 2

Circonvallazione Ostiense 212
00154

Relais Palazzo Taverna

Relais Palazzo Taverna

via dei Gabrielli, 92
00186

Villa Laetitia

Villa Laetitia

Lungo Tevere delle Armi, 22/23
00195

Double B

Double B

Via Vittorio Amedeo Ii 22
00185

Buongiorno Roma

Buongiorno Roma

Via Antonio Tempesta 39
00176

In Rome

In Rome

Viale Manzoni 13
00184

Emi's Guest House

Emi's Guest House

Via Nicolo V 44
00165

Coccinella's House San Pietro

Coccinella's House San Pietro

Via di Monte del Gallo 33
00186

Baldassini

Baldassini

Via Delle Coppelle 37 Int 2
00186

Condotti Palace

Condotti Palace

Via Della Croce 15
00187

Flavius

Flavius

Via Di San Giovanni In Laterano 250
00184

Al Gran Veliero

Al Gran Veliero

Via Principe Umberto 59
00185