About Rome

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Rome enjoys a Mediterranean climate or to be more particular, it actually borders between Mediterranean and Temperate. The 2 major factors for this are Rome’s 30km distance (18 miles) from the sea at Ostia, and its proximity to the Apennines. Here is a guide to the climatic conditions of Rome during various seasons of the year: Summer: Summer’s season lasts about 6 months, from May to October. Due to Rome’s proximity to the Mediterranean Sea (30 km or 18 miles from Rome’s beach, Ostia) Rome is fortunate to have an extended summer either side of June and August. Summer is … Continue reading

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The Papal Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls popularly called St Paul’s Outside the Walls, is an ancient basilica of Rome. It is indeed one of the four oldest papal basilicas of Rome. Its archpriest is Francesco Monterisi. Built over the burial place of Saint Paul, this basilica was founded by Roman Emperor Constantine I. Valentinian I then expanded this structure. Over the years the basilica underwent several changes under the patronage of various different emperors. No change however, diminished its glory. It was and continues to be one of the most remarkable structures made by man. Its present … Continue reading

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The Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti, better known as the Spanish Steps, comprises of a stairway with 138 steps, remarkably adorned and set in a traffic-free zone, at the very heart of Rome. It is one of the widest staircases in the whole of Europe and is a popular resting stop for both tourists and locals due to the large number of landmarks that surround it. It connects Piazza di Spagna and the French Church of Trinita dei Monti. Through a steep slope and has been designed by architects Alessandro Specchi and Francesco de Sanctis. French diplomat Étienne Gueffier’s bequeathed … Continue reading

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Rome happens to own one of the largest areas of green space amongst European capitals with a number of public parks and nature reserves in the city. Since Rome can get really crowded and loud, its parks and gardens are a nice refuge from the busy city. There are a large number of villas and landscaped gardens created by the Italian aristocracy, the best known among them being Villa Borghese, Villa Ada, and Villa Doria Pamphili. Some of the best known parks and gardens in Rome include: Vatican Gardens: The Vatican Gardens features various lines of hedges and lush vegetation, … Continue reading

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Though Rome is an interesting place to visit at any time of the year because most attractions are open all year round, stills spring and autumn months call for more tourists. The climate is at its best here during spring and fall and during this time people from all over the world flock to the city. The weather is neither too hot nor too cold. During spring and fall the daytime has plenty of sun, and in the later half of the day you can witness the beauty of the famous Roman sunsets. Summer months in July and August are generally … Continue reading

In and around Rome

Districts

Appio Latino 4 Hotels

Aurelio 3 Hotels

Aventino 4 Hotels

Colosseo 4 Hotels

Esquilino 7 Hotels

Eur 2 Hotels

Flaminio 1 Hotels

Marsala 8 Hotels

Navona 2 Hotels

Pantheon 2 Hotels

Parioli 1 Hotels

Policlinico 6 Hotels

Prati 1 Hotels

Prenestino 3 Hotels

Repubblica 1 Hotels

Rione Monti 3 Hotels

Rome City Centre 23 Hotels

Sallustiano 2 Hotels

San Giovanni 3 Hotels

San Lorenzo 3 Hotels

Spagna 7 Hotels

Stazione Termini 29 Hotels

Tor Di Quinto 168 Hotels

Trastevere 2 Hotels

Trionfale 1 Hotels

Tuscolana 2 Hotels

Vaticano 9 Hotels

Via Veneto 33 Hotels