Searching for where to stay in Rome? The center of much history and capital of Italy, Rome is among Europe’s top vacation destinations. Book apartments in Rome, Italy for a historical holiday. Find Rome vacation rentals near they city’s most iconic attractions. Compare listings from top vacation rental websites and find your ideal accommodation on Likibu!
Apartment rental & house rental for holiday in Rome
Discover Rome, the historical city
A thousand lifetimes would not be enough to truly know Rome, but booking an apartment in Rome is a good place to start. You can visit the eternal city as many times as you wish and always find something new-another baroque church, Roman temple or marble fountain that you have never seen before. But you only need to see Rome once during a burning sunset on the Roman Forum from Campidoglio Hill to understand why British poet ,John Keats, came here to live and work. Vacation rentals are available in the heart of baroque Rome, near the Colosseum, and Roman Forum. You will have no trouble to find a suitable accommodation for your holiday in Rome. If you are looking for a low-budget holiday , book cheap rentals such a cheap apartment, remember that there are also many rooms for rent in Rome as well as a number of cosy guesthouses where you can stay in the eternal city, without paying a huge bill.
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Experience the 'Dolce Vita'
The Italians have a way of life: "dolce vita," which means the sweet life. It refers to a life of pleasure and enjoyment. Book luxury rentals in Rome and experience dolce vita every day like the Romans do. Take a break from your stressful, demanding life and enjoy the relaxing Italian way of life. Reserve Rome apartments for a weekend getaway. Enjoy the sweeter side of Rome; try one of the pastries, cakes and sweet bread with a cup of organic coffee. Rent holiday villas in Rome and experience the love and pride Italians have for their cities. Discover the emotional and artistic side of Rome by walking its streets and visiting the museums and attractions.
Discover Imperial Rome
For thousands of years Rome stood as a mighty civilization, tracing the borders of Europe. The Roman political system and society widely influenced modern ways of life. Book Rome apartments for rent and visit the many ancient monuments and ruins that allow visitors a glimpse into their ancient past. Learn first hand about the myths and legends of the kings, emperors and warriors of this eternal town. Visit the Palatino Hill, the legendary birthplace of Rome. Myth tells of twin brothers Romulus and Remus, sons of a virgin and Mars the god of war, being born on this hill. Abandoned by their mother, the twins were adopted by a female wolf. Later, the brothers founded the city at the site of their birth. Take a breathtaking walk in the Roman Forum, which acted as the center for commercial, religious and political life. Visit the temples of Caesar, Vespasian and Titus and the marble arch of Septimius Severus; all still resonate the glory of republican and imperial Rome. Visit the Colosseum where gladiators used to fight each other in front of the Emperor and the plebeians. Along the Via Appia visit the Catacombs, a vast system of underground hidden galleries, corridors, and passages where Christians used to secretly meet and hide from the emperors' police.
Visit the mysterious circular Temple of Vesta, dedicated to a the goddess whose cult and powers are similar to those of Egyptian goddess Isis and Middle East goddess Ishtar. Near the Temple of Vesta are the ruins of Portico di Ottavia and Teatro di Marcello, a romantic landscape made of ancient stones and wild nature. Cherished by both Goethe and Byron, they lay just aside the jewish district Ghetto and the ancient Synagogue. For your holiday, rent an apartment in Rome or book a last-minute sublet-you won't regret having your own private accommodation in Rome.
Vacation rentals in baroque and classical Rome
Rome is not only the town of Caesars and warriors, it is also the town of noble Italian princes and of their patrician baroque residences. Experience this aspect of Rome on a single day itinerary-starting your visit from Villa Borghese and its wonderful collections of masterpieces which include Caravaggio paintings and Canova statue of Pauline Borghese. Get a ticket for a horse-drawn carriage tour in Piazza di Spagna and visit Rome as a true Roman nobel. If you wish to come back to Rome after your trip, just toss a coin into the waters of the Trevi Fountain. From the terraces of Villa Medici overlooking the town, walk down the Spanish steps, the most beautiful staircase in the world, to Piazza di Spagna. Designed in a baroque style with the shape of a butterfly, these stairs are a true masterpiece of elegance and architectural wonder. Walk along the Via Margutta where all artists live among galleries, models, and stunning attico ateliers. Then reach the scenic Piazza del Popolo where your carriage will collect you after the visit of Caravaggio masterpieces in Santa Maria del Popolo.
All along the elegant Via del Corso you will find baroque palaces, residences and buildings which open into gardens and patios with curvy and complicated fountains and marble statues. Let your horse drive you to Piazza Venezia, to the historical centre, up to Pantheon square and Piazza Navona-true celebrations of the Baroque style. Piazza Navona was built on the ruins of a roman stadium and has three magnificent fountains in the center of its long, oval shape. Whenever you are within the perimeter of Piazza Navona, you can feel a very strong, concentric perspective increased by the curvy shapes of the church façades which overlook the fountains. This scenic square is the masterpiece of two rival architects, Lorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini-eternal enemies who both designed and shaped baroque Rome in its magnificent streets and squares. Continue to the elegant Via Veneto where all exclusive shops, hotels, and resorts are crowded with VIPs and beautiful people from all over the world. Grab a Martini at the ancient Caffé Greco in Via dei Condotti and enjoy sitting aside writers, artists and politicians in this historical roman café near Piazza di Spagna.
You will need a full day to visit the Vatican, St Peter's Basilica, the Colonnato del Bernini square and the Vatican Museums filled with their impressive art collections. On your way out of the Vatican Museums you will enter the Sistine Chapel. Painted by Michelangelo, get ready to keep your eyes wide open on its ceilings and walls. Michelangelo painted the history of man in his chapel, from Adam and Eve to the final judgment. The best way to visit these baroque and classical treasures to book an apartment in Rome, not far from Saint Peter's square.
A romantic homestay in Trastevere
Find an apartment rental in Rome in the popular district of Trastevere, across from the Tevere River. Fashionable and popular at the time, this lively area is full of restaurants, ancient taverns and locandas where street musicians go from one table to the other playing Italian music for the guests. Trastevere used to be an ill repute area crowded with gamblers and thieves but, after the end of Second World War, it became a very fashionable district for nights out in Rome.
A house rental in Rome or an apartment in the area of Trastevere will allow you to be in the very center of roman nightlife in your own home away from home. Nothing is more pleasant than spending an evening in Trastevere sitting at a restaurant and enjoying music, good food and fine Castelli Romani wines. Taste a wonderful risotto ai frutti di mare or a serving of some typical romans pastasciutta dishes such as bucatini all'amatriciana and spaghetti alla carbonara. Try the traditional Roman fried cheese and rice snacks mozzarella in carrozza and suppli' al telefono, or the carciofi alla giudia. After a wonderful dinner, do not go back to your vacation home immediately. Enjoy the night with a walk, without any precise destination. Follow your instinct and feelings like Lord Byron used to. He was convinced that his former lives had lived in the eternal town and he wanted to discover more about his past. Feel the magic of the town possess you progressively and get lost in the narrow streets of baroque Rome. You will never want to find your way back, and if you did, then you would want to come back again for another week-end in Rome.