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Experience Rome in holiday homes to rent

With a history stretching back 28 centuries, Rome has truly earned its nickname, the Eternal City. You might have trouble finding time to take it all in: the inspiring churches packed with ancient art, the fine meals in neighborhood trattorias, the archaeological remains of civilisations past, the food, the street life and, did we mention, the food. Whether you decide to eat your days away or see a little bit of everything else, Rome vacation rentals are the perfect way to be at home in the big city.

History

Historic sites near holiday homes in Rome

Rome is filled with fascinating historic sites that are a must for your trip. Holiday rentals are close to places like St. Peter’s Basilica, a late renaissance church with spectacular architecture, and the Roman Forum, an excavated area of Roman temples, government buildings and squares dating back 2,000 years. Another highlight is the Colosseum, a monumental Roman amphitheatre once used for gladiatorial games.

Things to do

Sightseeing near holiday rentals in Rome

You can start your perusal of some of the world's best art at the Vatican Museums. Founded by Pope Julius II in the 16th century, the vast complex in Vatican City includes galleries, courtyards and Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Then again, you may want to begin with Rome's most ancient sights. Don't miss the Colosseum. The former gladiatorial arena is still one of the most thrilling attractions in town. It's just a stone's throw from Palatine Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome, featuring the ruins of Imperial palaces.

Activities

Things to do near holiday homes in Rome

Your Roman vacay is as much about soaking up the sweet life as it is about visiting museums and ruins. Take a cue from the locals and show up early to find the best clothes, the finest antiques or the ultimate bargain at the Borghetto Flaminio or La Soffitta Sotto I Portici flea markets. Feeling flush as an emperor? Head to Via Condotti, Rome's swankiest street, just across the Piazza di Spagna from the Spanish steps. Is the poet's life more your thing? Relax with a good book and a delicious espresso in one of the cafes nearby.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in holiday homes in Rome

Rome's Mediterranean climate brings with it cool, humid winters and warm, dry summers. High temperatures in July and August can hit the low 30s. Spring and autumn are cooler and sunny, and winter can get cold. You'll need a heavy coat in January, when lows sink toward freezing at night, but it might be worth it. You won't need to worry about staying warm if you're indoors viewing great art or eating great pasta, and you can avoid the biggest crowds and find lower rates on Rome vacation rentals.

Natural highlights

When in Rome, relax by the sea or drive as the Romans do

Rome was originally a walled city built on 7 hills just east of the river Tiber. Now, its metropolitan area reaches the sea, and you can hop a train in the city centre and be at Ostia or Fregene Beach in an hour. Too cold for a beach day? Stay central and gaze at the starlings. Thousands of them call Rome home in winter, and their flocks take on beautiful, fluid shapes as they move through the sky. If thrill-seeking is more your speed (and if you're heavily insured!), hire a Vespa and head off for some exploring.

How to get there

Transport to and around Rome

The nearest airport is in Rome (CIA-Ciampino), located 9.2 mi (14.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Rome (FCO-Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci Intl.), which is 13.9 mi (22.4 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Rome Piazzale Flaminio Station, Rome Termini Station and Rome San Pietro Station are the main stations in the city. You can get around Rome by catching a ride on the metro at Spagna Station, Barberini Station or Flaminio - Piazza del Popolo Station.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Rome

Roman cuisine shares much of the culinary culture of Italy, featuring fresh, seasonal and simply prepared ingredients like globe artichokes, fava beans, shellfish, milk-fed lamb and goat and artisan cheeses. Olive oil is used prominently in recipes, as well as white pork lard and fat from prosciutto. Special dishes are often reserved for different days of the week, so be sure to check out different recipes in restaurants near your holiday accommodation.

Where to stay near Rome?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 9,491 holiday rentals near Rome. From 7,305 Condos/Apartments to 324 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Rome for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Rome?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Rome:

  • Trastevere: 2,709 holiday homes
  • Centro Storico: 4,849 holiday homes
  • Rione III Colonna: 3,222 holiday homes
  • Quartiere XIV Trionfale: 1,509 holiday homes
  • Quartiere XIII Aurelio: 3,057 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Rome?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Rome. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Campo de' Fiori: 9,086 holiday rentals
  • Pantheon: 3,839 holiday rentals
  • Termini Station: 7,334 holiday rentals
  • Piazza di Spagna: 9,090 holiday rentals
  • Spanish Steps: 8,994 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rome listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Rome?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 7,305 Condos/Apartments in Rome. Our other popular types of Rome holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 324 holiday houses
  • Houses: 1,307 holiday houses
  • Studios: 7,354 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Rome?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 446 holiday homes with pool available in Rome. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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