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You will want to visit again and again as there is so much to see and do in the fantastic city of Rome. Wander the streets in the many fascinating quarters and lap up the enchanting atmosphere with historic sites and works of art on every corner. Dine al fresco in both grand and cosy piazzas and taste the many delicious flavours that make Italian food and wine renown worldwide whilst you contemplate which corner to turn next!

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Stay in one of our many apartments in Rome and you will be located in the heart of the historical centre, close to places such as Campo de 'Fiori', Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. This means that you can easily get around the city on foot. The areas are also well connected by public transport, for example if you want to visit the popular Trastevere quarter, the area of St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican, and the University district of San Lorenzo.

To stay in a holiday apartment offers much more freedom and flexibility than in a hotel room. You have the possibility to cater for yourselves using the delicious fresh ingredients that you can buy in the markets. You have your own lounge for relaxing when you want to take a break from sightseeing. Of course there is no 24 hour reception as in a hotel, but our local partners in Rome are always available to help you should the need arise.

Where to start?

At the heart of Rome is the Vatican City: Saint Peter’s Church, Castel Sant'Angelo (Hadrian’s Mausoleum) and the Vatican Museums are all worth a visit. But don’t forget the many relics from the Roman Era, particularly the world famous Colosseum, Augustus’ Villa, the Roman Forum and much more. There’s so much to see in Rome that planning your trip might seem a bit overwhelming. Perhaps one way to approach a visit to this great city is to plan to visit one of the Seven Hills of Rome ("i sette colli") on each day: Campidoglio, Palatino, Quirinale, Viminale, Esquilino Celio and Aventino.

Brimming with culture

Rome is also full to the brim with culture. New exhibitions and cultural events are always being held, in addition to the permanent works of art on display in the museums. Rome is always worth a visit whatever the time of year. The charms and hospitality of this great city are impossible to resist. Rome has a lively theatre scene, including plays and musicals. You can book tickets to the opera performances at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma through In-Italia.

In-Italia offers all manner of accommodation in Rome: apartments, hotels and bed & breakfasts. The difference between a hotel and a bed & breakfast is simply the number of rooms, if the place doesn’t have a lot of rooms, then it can’t be called a hotel! Rome’s bed & breakfasts tend to be more family run, but the standard can also be considerably higher than most 2-3 star hotels - although you won’t find a 24-hour reception. We also arrange transport with taxis and minibuses so that you can arrive quickly and safely at your accommodation.

Rome by districts
Rome’s historical centre: Rome’s historic centre covers a very large area and has countless sights for the visitor. The main pedestrian street in Rome is called il Corso, and runs all the way from the Piazza Venezia to the Piazza del Popolo. At one end of the Piazza Venezia you’ll find the Roman Forum, Campidoglio, Rome’s City Hall and a little further away the Colosseum. At the other end of il Corso, by the Piazza del Popolo, is the Borghese Park. If you stand on Piazza Venezia and walk down il Corso, you’ll see the Pantheon first on your left on the Piazza della Rotonda, followed by the Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori and the Piazza Farnese. On your right, are the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. If your tastes are a little more on the expensive side or fashion boutiques are more your style, then you can do some serious shopping on il Corso and in the area around the Spanish Steps.

San Lorenzo: Rome’s San Lorenzo district was, and to some extent still is, a working class area. However, it is also home to many students due to the university situated here. San Lorenzo is a lively area with a daily market, a warren of winding streets and lots of cheap restaurants and pizzerias. If you want to experience the ebb and flow of normal Roman life, then put this down on your list of places to see. This area was badly damaged during the Second World War and if you want to get a real feel for the history and atmosphere of this neighbourhood, read Elsa Morante’s wonderful book La Storia (History), which takes place here following World War Two. The area’s only noteworthy sight is the Verano cemetery, which is enormous and very beautiful and atmospheric. Most of the graves are so uniquely (and sometimes extravagantly) decorated that you can’t help but feel that this is a place filled with love and life, despite its morbid function.

Trastevere: Trastevere is on the west bank of the River Tiber ("Tevere" in Italian) and is Rome’s Latin quarter. The old Trastevere is almost entirely car-free, making exploring the winding streets and alleyways most enjoyable. This part of the city is very lively and filled with cafés and restaurants. Behind Trastevere is the Giannicolò hill, which is a favourite outing for Romans as there is a wonderful view of Rome from up here. Behind Giannicolò is the Villa Doria Pamphili and a lovely large park, where you can find a bit of peace in green surroundings if the noise and activity of the city become too much. Slightly to the south of Trastevere is the huge Porta Portese market where, on a Sunday morning, you can buy practically anything.

The Vatican City: The Vatican City is situated on the west bank of the River Tiber close to the Castel Sant'Angelo (Hadrian’s Mausoleum). You enter the Vatican City via the imposing Via Della Conciliazione, built by Mussolini. At the end of Via Della Conciliazione you reach the beautiful Saint Peter’s Square with the Basilica San Pietro. On the right of the square are the impressive Vatican Museums, where you could easily spend days exploring.

EUR: The EUR quarter, which is south of Rome’s centre, was built by Mussolini. Its symmetrical streets are characteristic of this period. Today, this area of the city is a popular place to live because of its many parks and green areas. It is a veritable green oasis in the middle of the city. If you decide to visit EUR from the city centre, you’ll pass through the Ostiense district where the church San Paolo Fuori le Mura is located. You can also take a train from Ostiense station to the Roman port of Ostia. Here you can see the remarkable Roman remains of the town Ostia Antica, or go to the beach at Lido di Ostia.

Parioli: The Parioli district is Rome at its greenest and wealthiest! Here lies the great Borghese park, which is always full of people taking a stroll, roller-blading, rowing on the lake or simply taking time out to enjoy an ice cream. You’ll also find the interesting but somewhat run-down Etruscan museum, the Villa Giulia, the Museum of Modern Art and the unsurpassable Galleria Borghese. The Parioli district also contains the large park Villa Ada. Between these two parks run broad boulevards with majestic buildings that house Rome’s rich and famous.

Esquilino: The Esquilino district lies on the western side of Terminis station. Some of its sites include the famous pilgrims’ church of Santa Maria Maggiore, and the Piazza Vittorio Emanuele with its wonderful food market. Unfortunately, the district also lives up to expectations of station districts, as you’ll find Brothels, Prostitutes and Pickpockets here. But once you get away from the station, you’ll find yourself in a normal and pleasant residential area. On the southernmost outskirts of the district you will find a lesser-known church of pilgrimage, the church of San Giovanni in Laterano with its fantastic statues over the main facade that appear to guard its entrance. Directly opposite is the church la Scala Santa with its sacred staircase, which pilgrims ascend on their knees as penance for their sins. Behind the church is the old city wall, behind which you’ll find a good shopping district and a market selling clothes on the wall itself.

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