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Rome Historic CentreItaly

Visit the center of Italy’s capital and enjoy traditional Italian food. Relax in old bars and see some of the city’s famous historic sites.

Rome City Centre is filled with rich historic sites and lively shopping and dining areas. Explore this area and discover the famous Pantheon, a Roman temple built in the 2nd century. It’s located on one of seven major hills in Rome.

Enjoy classic Italian dishes and relax in charming bars. Climb the Spanish Steps, an ancient stairway and meeting place. The Spanish Steps are located near a large public park and many designer boutiques. See a 2nd-century towering cylindrical building, the Mausoleum of Hadrian.

Find the Piazza Navona, a popular meeting place for locals and visitors. Street artists and painters often work in this significant square. Observe the Fountain of the Four Rivers in the center. The renowned Italian artist and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed this fountain in the 17th century.

The church of St. Agnes in Agony faces the Piazza Navona. This architectural marvel was built in the 17th century. Inside, appreciate the relief The Holy Family by Italian Baroque sculptor Domenico Guidi and see the shrine for St. Agnes, containing Agnes’ skull.

Visit the historic Quirinal Palace, which today still functions as the residence of the president of the Italian Republic. This site has been the home of numerous popes and kings of Italy since construction was completed in the 16th century. Tour the palace and admire exquisite interior artworks adorning the walls.

Discover the Pantheon and notice its large granite Corinthian columns. This architectural masterpiece was built by Emperor Hadrian to worship all of the gods. The Pantheon is considered one of the best-preserved ancient buildings in Rome.

Reach the Rome City Centre via express train and bus services operating from Leonardo da Vinci Airport, also known as Fiumicino. Find suitable accommodations in the city’s center with many luxury hotels and apartments available.

With spectacular Ancient Roman buildings, shopping districts and nightspots, the Rome City Centre is one of Italy’s most popular tourist areas.

Top hotels in Rome Historic Centre

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel 87 Eighty-Seven - Maison D'Art Collection
Hotel 87 Eighty-Seven - Maison D'Art Collection
4 out of 5
Via del Tritone 87-89, Rome, Rome
The price is £78 per night

This family-friendly Rome hotel is located in the historical district, steps away from Via del Tritone, Via Veneto and Piazza Barberini. Piazza di Spagna and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (750 reviews)

"Brilliant hotel. Made our stay excellent. Very clean. Friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Hotel 87 Eighty-Seven - Maison D'Art Collection
Otivm Hotel
Otivm Hotel
4 out of 5
Via D'Aracoeli, 11, Rome
The price is £82 per night

Located in Navona, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Piazza Venezia, Via del Corso and Roman Forum. National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II and Capitoline ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (398 reviews)

"A very simple elegant hotel in a great location of the city of Rome. Would definitely stay there again."…"

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2020

Otivm Hotel
Navona Theatre Hotel
Navona Theatre Hotel
3 out of 5
Vicolo dei Granari 3, Rome, RM
The price is £41 per night

Located in Navona, this hotel is steps away from Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and Piazza Navona. Campo de' Fiori and Pantheon are also within 10 minutes. Spagna ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (157 reviews)

"‘‘The hotel is simple, comfortable and convenient. The staff are amazingly friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend this hotel."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

Navona Theatre Hotel

Popular places to visit in Rome Historic Centre

Colosseum
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Colosseum

4.5/5(1,980 reviews)

One of Rome's most famous landmarks, and one of the world's most notable monuments, no visitor to Rome should miss the opportunity to visit this iconic structure.

Trevi Fountain
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Trevi Fountain

4.5/5(1,879 reviews)

Rome is a city abundant in world-class water features, but none more stunning, or more famous, than the Trevi Fountain.

Piazza Navona
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Piazza Navona

4.5/5(1,461 reviews)

The old papal buildings have altered little over the centuries, but still act as an open-air hub for cafés and street entertainers. 

Pantheon
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Pantheon

4.5/5(1,593 reviews)

One of ancient Rome’s greatest achievements combines momentous history and inspired architecture.

Spanish Steps
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Spanish Steps

4.5/5(1,627 reviews)

A monumental stairway with a monumental past, the Spanish Steps are literally and figuratively at the heart of Rome.

Villa Borghese
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Villa Borghese

4.5/5(538 reviews)

Take a break from the busy city center and explore this vast network of pretty gardens and enthralling museums.

Top things to do in Rome Historic Centre

Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Tour
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Tour

£87
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Skip-the-line: Colosseum & Forum Tour with Special Gladiator’s Gate & Arena Floor Access
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Skip-the-line: Colosseum & Forum Tour with Special Gladiator’s Gate & Arena Floor Access

£56
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Skip-the-Line: Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Ticket
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Skip-the-Line: Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Ticket

£20
Per adult
The Vatican & Rome Pass with Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour
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The Vatican & Rome Pass with Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour

£117
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Hard Rock Cafe Rome Dining With Priority Seating
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Hard Rock Cafe Rome Dining With Priority Seating

£19
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Skip-The-Line Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel RESERVATION
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Skip-The-Line Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel RESERVATION

£13
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

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