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Make a vacation rental in Rome or the surrounding area your home away from home in this fascinating region of Italy. Visitors who prefer more quiet surroundings can rent a villa or apartment in the lovely lake country of Lazio, just north of the Rome, and commute to the city for sightseeing.
Rome, one of the most fascinating and beautiful cities in the world, is brimming with hundreds of historical and religious sights and magnificent works of art. The city's fountains, parks, tree-lined boulevards, great shopping and fabulous dining add to the appeal for guests of Rome vacation rentals.
One of the top attractions for guests of Rome vacation rentals is Vatican City, the capital of the Roman Catholic Church. This 100-acre city-state, which is completely surrounded by the city of Rome, is the smallest independent nation in the world.
The highlight of Vatican City is the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica, the largest and most awe-inspiring church in Europe, with standing room for 100,000. St. Peter's was lavishly decorated by Renaissance and baroque masters. The dome of the church was designed by Michelangelo, and his "Pieta" statue of St. Peter is on display near the entrance.
The Sistine Chapel, also within Vatican City, features incredible ceiling frescoes by Michelangelo and his "Last Judgement" fresco behind the alter. Wall frescoes by such early Renaissance masters as Botticelli and Signorelli depict the life of Jesus and the life of Moses. Guests of Rome vacation rentals can also tour the numerous Vatican museums, containing some of the most important art, books and archaeological treasures in the world.
Guests of Rome vacation rentals will find a number of fascinating ancient Roman sights to visit, including the Roman Forum, where great orators debated the issues of their time, and the Colosseum, which held 50,000 spectators for events from drama to gladiator competitions. A masterpiece of classical architecture, the Pantheon is Rome's best preserved monument. Constructed by the emperor Hadrian as a temple, the Pantheon was consecrated as the church of Santa Maria dei Martiri in 609.
Numerous other museums, churches and monuments await guests of Rome vacation rentals, including Galleria Borghese museum, the Museo Nazionale Romano-Palazzo Altemps, and the Catacombs of the Appian Way.
With Rome lodging options ranging from city apartments to nearby villas, you’re sure to find the perfect vacation rental for a memorable Italian vacation. Reserve your Rome vacation rental today!