Destination guide

Make yourself right at home in historic Rome

Like the B-52s said, Rome if you want to—and want to you most certainly will. Everywhere you look in this fabulous capital of Italy, you can see the vibrant intersection of the ancient world and the modern day—you can go from 3,000-year-old structures to cutting-edge art museums in just a few steps. A cosmopolitan city with plenty of live entertainment, chic dining, and contemporary cocktailing, a central Rome vacation rental will also put you close to local landmarks like the Macro Museum, the Pantheon, and the Terme di Caracalla bathhouse.

Things to do

Call 'em like you see 'em at the Colosseum

Since you'll be checking off major sites like some jet-setting bingo player, a trip to the city's historic center will put you close to a vast swath of them in one fell swoop. Here, ancient attractions like the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Terme di Caracalla rub elbows with loads of other worthwhile (and equally Instagrammable) local landmarks. A short walk, metro ride, or Vespa trip away, the Villa Borghese boasts nearly 200 acres of landscaped gardens, complete with walking paths, lakes, and an art gallery.

Activities

When in Rome: from ancient history to haute couture

If there's one thing everyone can agree on about Rome, it's that you'll never be at a loss for something to do. Whether your idea of a good time is window shopping along the Via Condotti or filling up on thin-crust Roman-style pies at the city's plentiful pizzerias, you'll be able to find your heart's desire in Rome. Culture vultures can catch a Fellini retrospective at one of the city's venerable arthouse theaters, or you can head to the vibrant Pigneto neighborhood, where you can check out live music by local bands.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in vacation homes in Rome

Rome has a Mediterranean climate (literally), which means warm, dry summers, and cool winters with regular rainfall; the city also gets more hours of sunlight than most other European destinations. Average summer highs peak around 78 degrees in July and August, while the top winter temperatures hover around 55 between December and February. Winter lows dip into the 30s, so a trip to the Via Condotti could be in order in case you "forget" your winter coat. Since the city is packed during the summer season, you'll find that prices for Rome vacation rentals tend to be lower during the slower, cooler winter months.

Natural features

Take a tour of Rome's scenic concrete jungle

Rome is a densely urban city on the banks of the Tiber River, with a number of narrow cobbled streets and old, stone buildings throughout its historic center. Farther out, other neighborhoods and the surrounding suburbs offer more breathing room, with broader thoroughfares and fewer structures. Throughout the hilly city, you'll find plenty of pedestrian-friendly streets, and bikes and mopeds are popular methods of getting around, too. Rome boasts a number of parks, so no matter where your Rome vacation rental lies, you'll never be too far from a tranquil, leafy oasis amid the city's non-stop bustle.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Rome

The nearest airport is in Rome (CIA-Ciampino), located 9.2 mi (14.8 km) from the city center. 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 and drink

Sample regional cuisine in Rome

Roman cuisine is focused on fresh, seasonal, and simply prepared ingredients, such as globe artichokes, shellfish, milk-fed lamb and goat, and cheeses like romano and ricotta. The most popular sweets in Rome are individual pastries called pasticcini, gelato, and handmade chocolates. If you want to experience the rich flavors of Roman cuisine, visit a restaurant or café near your vacation accommodation.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Rome

Rome is the perfect setting for a couple’s retreat. Vacation homes can be found near romantic locations like St. Peter’s Basilica, a late renaissance church with Michelangelo artwork and spectacular architecture, and Trevi Fountain, an iconic 18th-century rococo fountain with unique sculptures. You'll also like the Vatican Museums, the papal palace museums housing classical and renaissance art masterpieces.

Can I find a vacation rental around Rome?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 9,537 vacation rentals near Rome. From 7,422 Condos/Apartments to 323 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Rome for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Rome:

  • Centro Storico: 4,849 vacation rentals
  • Trastevere: 2,793 vacation rentals
  • San Giovanni: 6,629 vacation rentals
  • Rione I Monti: 3,506 vacation rentals
  • Trevi: 4,005 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 Rome?

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

  • Pantheon: 3,841 vacation rentals
  • Colosseum: 9,157 vacation rentals
  • Campo de' Fiori: 9,132 vacation rentals
  • Spanish Steps: 9,134 vacation rentals
  • Piazza Navona: 9,141 vacation 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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Rome?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 7,422 Condos/Apartments in Rome. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rome include:

  • Villas: 323 rentals available
  • Houses: 1,257 rentals available
  • Studios: 7,465 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Rome?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 426 vacation rentals with pool available in Rome. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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