Centro Storico, Rome, Italy

Centro Storico, Rome, Italy

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.