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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!

Prati Bed and Breakfast and Apartment

Prati Bed and Breakfast and Apartment

Via Degli Scipioni 135
00192

Borgo 64

Borgo 64

Via Borgo Pio 64
00193

D'Agostino

D'Agostino

Via Domenico Jachino 77
00144

Da Nonna Maria

Da Nonna Maria

Via Catania 50
00161

Guest House Da Carlo

Guest House Da Carlo

Viale Leonardo da Vinci, 75 - 5A1
00145

Roman Residence

Roman Residence

Via Cavour 47
00184

Casa Paola

Casa Paola

Via di Porta Fabbrica 33

Cesare Balbo Inn

Cesare Balbo Inn

Via Cesare Balbo 43
00184

Sotto La Cupola Guest House

Sotto La Cupola Guest House

Via Cardinal Agliardi 15
00165

Maison Giulia

Maison Giulia

Via Giulia 189/a
00186

Notte a San Pietro

Notte a San Pietro

Via Cardinal Agliardi 16
00165

Casa di Silvia

Casa di Silvia

Via Pozzuoli 7 Scala C Int 5
00182

Dhali

Dhali

Via Napoleone Iii 6
00185

Yes Hotel

Yes Hotel

Via Magenta 15
00185

This Rome hotel is located in the city centre, just a short walk away from the major sights, monuments and places of interest. The hotel is also strategically placed, a short stroll away from 'Termini', the central train station where you can find buses to every possible angle of the city and the 2 major metro lines taking you rapidly to the Spanish Steps, Via Veneto, the Vatican, the museums and the Colosseum.The hotel is also perfectly linked to both Roman airports and is located just around the corner from the coach link for Ciampino Airport whilst Fiumicino is linked by a shuttle train.
Lucci Hotel

Lucci Hotel

Via Villafranca 10
00185

Scalinata di Spagna

Scalinata di Spagna

Piazza Trinita Dei Monti 17
00187

Dino & Arneil

Dino & Arneil

Via Giovanni Giolitti 213
00185

Domenico Scorza

Domenico Scorza

Via Cavour 172
00184

Sonnino Suite

Sonnino Suite

Piazza Sidney Sonnino 25
00153

Astro

Astro

Via Napoleone III 58/1st Floor
00185

Beau Site Antica Residenza

Beau Site Antica Residenza

Via Ludovisi 45
00187

Roi

Roi

Piazza Dei Re Di Roma 64
00182

Santa Maria

Santa Maria

Vicolo del Piede, 2
00153

Ariosto

Ariosto

Via Ludovico Ariosto 24 int 6
00185

Mirko

Mirko

Viale Spartaco 68
00174

L'Angolo di San Pietro

L'Angolo di San Pietro

Via Aurelia 12
00165

Ambasciatori Palace

Ambasciatori Palace

Via V. Veneto 62
00187

Green

Green

Viale Regina Margherita 255
00198

Cialdini Inn

Cialdini Inn

Via Enrico Cialdini 14
00185

Twins

Twins

Via Principe Amedeo 138
00185

Maior

Maior

Via Dell Esquilino 38
00185

Armonia All'Opera

Armonia All'Opera

Via Del Viminale 38
00184

Il Passetto

Il Passetto

Piazza Del Risorgimento 55
00192

Danilo

Danilo

Viale Di Trastevere 60
00153

Locanda delle Corse

Locanda delle Corse

Via Appia Nuova 1260
178

NH Giustiniano

NH Giustiniano

Via Virgilio 6/7
00192

Clarian

Clarian

Via Carlo Cattaneo 24
00185

Capital Inn

Capital Inn

Via Carlo Santarelli 96
00133

Angelica

Angelica

Via Varese 5-Reception 24/24 sister hot
00185

EcoHotel

EcoHotel

via di bravetta 91
00164

Cadorna Holiday

Cadorna Holiday

Via Raffaele Cadorna 22
00187

Il Colonnato

Il Colonnato

Via Gregorio Vii 80
00165

Casa Linnea

Casa Linnea

Via Plinio 22
00193

Oakley Rome Room

Oakley Rome Room

Via Cardinal Mistrangelo, 25
00165

L'Altra Luna

L'Altra Luna

Via Principe Amedeo 307
00185

Galilei Guest House

Galilei Guest House

Via Merulana 110
00185

Arco del Lauro

Arco del Lauro

Via Dell Arco De Tolomei 27-29
00153

Locanda San Cosimato

Locanda San Cosimato

Piazza Di San Cosimato 63
00153

La Dea di Roma

La Dea di Roma

Via Antonio Rosmini 12
00184

Vatican Sleeping B&B

Vatican Sleeping B&B

Via Vespasiano 17/a
00192