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Explore authentic Rome in Centro Storico

An unruly tangle of crumbling piazzas, quaint cobbled alleyways and romantic streets humming with street artists, scooters and foot traffic, Rome's Centro Storico, the city's historic center and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, serves up the flavor of Rome that most travelers set their heart on seeing. Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain are among the star turns here, but as anyone who's been lucky enough to stay in a Centro Storico vacation rental will tell you, even the most aimless ambles through this charming part of the world will reveal an array of breathtakingly beautiful historic spots.

Things to do

Endless culture in Centro Storico

Cultural attractions abound in the Eternal City's historic center, and with Baroque churches, Renaissance palazzi and art-filled museums seemingly on every corner, you'll have plenty of opportunities to grab some Instagram-worthy shots. Must-sees include the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum and Circo Massimo, although it's also worth heading across the Tiber to check the revered sights at Vatican City off your sightseeing bucket list. After soaking up the atmosphere of St. Paul's Square, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums, the neighboring Prati district is a great spot to enjoy an aperitivo.

Activities

Sightseeing and shopping in Centro Storico

While it would be pretty hard to miss the likes of the Colosseum, one of the best ways to ensure you discover the lesser-known highlights of Centro Storico is to enlist the help of a local guide, with a number of companies offering walking tours all year round. Sightseeing in the bag, it might be time for a little souvenir hunting, and there are few more enchanting places to do this than along Via del Corso and Via dei Condotti, the latter brimming with high-end designer stores and widely thought of as the Rodeo Drive of Rome.

Weather

Seasonal sweet spots in Centro Storico

Summer is peak season in Rome, but while there's little denying the appeal of tucking into fruity gelato on a sunny day in July or August, the queues for big-ticket attractions can sometimes be a little overwhelming. Many travelers find it far better to stay in a Centro Storico vacation rental during the city's shoulder seasons, namely between April and May or between September and October. These months offer mild temperatures and fewer crowds, and except for stays over the Easter break, are something of a sweet spot when it comes to rental rates.

Natural features

Outdoor escapes in Centro Storico

While the landscape surrounding Centro Storico vacation rentals is more about grand piazzas and ancient ruins than green spaces, a handful of parks in Rome's heart cater for nature lovers keen for a bit of outdoor time. Parco del Colle Oppio is among the largest of these and counts views of the Colosseum among its highlights. For those hankering after a bit more room, Villa Borghese lies directly north of the district, serving up the chance for travelers to relax under towering pines and enjoy a wander around the Rome Biopark, a longstanding zoo popular with families.

Where to stay around Centro Storico?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,836 vacation rentals near Centro Storico. From 4,170 Condos/Apartments to 502 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Centro Storico for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Centro Storico?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Centro Storico:

  • Trastevere: 2,789 vacation rentals
  • San Giovanni: 6,619 vacation rentals
  • Rione I Monti: 3,486 vacation rentals
  • Trevi: 3,977 vacation rentals
  • Vatican City: 1,875 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Centro Storico?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Centro Storico. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Spanish Steps: 9,097 vacation rentals
  • Piazza del Popolo: 9,166 vacation rentals
  • Piazza Venezia: 9,145 vacation rentals
  • Central Museum of the Risorgimento: 9,143 vacation rentals
  • Roman Forum (Foro Romano): 9,162 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Centro Storico?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 4,170 Condos/Apartments in Centro Storico. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Centro Storico include:

  • Houses: 502 rentals available
  • Studios: 4,182 rentals available
  • Villas: 8 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bed & breakfasts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Centro Storico?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 7 vacation rentals with pool available in Centro Storico. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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