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Roma...the Eternal City! Words to describe the magic of Rome are hard to come by, but the beauty of this sparkling city speaks for itself.

With a couple millennia of history under its belt, Rome is home to some of the oldest and most famous ruins on earth...but the food, art, and dazzling nightlife will suit the most modern tastes. With around 4.3 million people, this is a true city of grit-and-grind, but the juxtaposition of ancient buildings and vibrant culture make it an unforgettable experience.

With countless things to do and places to see, our Rome vacation rentals have it all! 

Sightseeing in Rome

Thanks to its role as "the birthplace of Western civilization", Rome is brimming with ancient sites and spectacles that you absolutely must cross off the bucket list. The historic centre of the city is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, and the most-visited tourist attraction in Italy.

You can walk to most of the popular spots, starting with the magnificent Colosseum (built in 70-80 A.D.) and the Arch of Constantine. The Pantheon has a buzzing energy that's all its own, and has been in continuous use as a spiritual center of sorts for centuries. 

The Trevi Fountain is gorgeous during the day or night, but make sure you throw three coins in as not to break tradition! The Spanish Steps are no easy task to climb, but the bright flowers along the edge and view at the top are worth it. You'll get the full Italian feeling out on the narrow cobblestone streets, and there are hundreds of boutiques and restaurants to visit - be sure to try as many gelato flavors you can muster!

The Vatican City

Sometimes called "the capital of two states", Rome also houses the Vatican City - the smallest internationally recognized independent state in the world. As the capital of the Catholic Church and home to the Pope, Vatican City is a point of pilgrimage for millions, but also an extremely interesting place to visit regardless of your religious affiliation.

St. Peter's Basilica is stunning with its towering Duomo, ornate artworks, and famous sculptures - climb to the top for an incredible panoramic view of Rome and St. Peter's Square. The Vatican museums offer world-class pieces of art, but the Sistine Chapel is truly the gem of this place, with its spectacular ceiling painted by Michelangelo. Try to keep quiet as you turn your eyes upwards, lest the Italian guards remind you!

Day Trips from Rome

There are several options for day trips from our collection of vacation homes in Rome, and you likely won't even need a vehicle thanks to the high-speed trains that run in and out of the city. Just west, the Tyrrhenian Sea offers picturesque coastline and sandy beaches where you can soak up the sun, and the Pontine Islands to the south provide a quiet place of seclusion. 

The Apennine Mountains are also accessible by train, and there are several ski resorts that offer snowy outdoor adventure options. Rome's surrounding countryside is beautiful and filled with rolling hills, vineyards, and olive trees. Sabina is a great place to visit thanks to its rich culture and proximity to the country, and your tastebuds will thank you after trying some of the wines! 

Whatever way you choose to enjoy this unbelievable city, your time spent in one of our Rome vacation rentals will not disappoint! 

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