If you are looking to find a city that has the perfect mixture of history, culture, cuisine and architecture, then look no further than Rome. Browse through our extensive selection of short stay holiday rentals, from Roman style apartments to authentic bed and breakfasts, we have accommodation to suit everyone.
Find a holiday rental in the romantic and inspiring city of Rome
Rome is the most astonishing city for several reasons; it is home to some of the most incredible remains of the ancient world, mouth-wateringly delicious food, and culture that is second to none. Rome manages to fuse antiquity and modern life in an astonishing way, you may be walking along a street lined with ancient Roman statues, you suddenly turn around a corner and find the most sophisticated, cosmopolitan bar. Needless to say, if you want to really make the most of your trip, use Likibu to find your perfect type of accommodation on websites such as Airbnb and Tripadvsior. Whether that be self-catered apartments in Rome for those needing a bit more space, or hotel rooms for couples wanting an intimate holiday.
When is the Best Time to Visit Rome?
If you want to book a short term rental in Rome then first carefully plan what time of year you want to go. Rome generally has hot and dry summers whilst the winters are wet and chilly. We would recommend planning a trip to Rome in the spring or autumn. Visiting Rome in summer especially in August, will be extremely hot and many Italians leave for the coast at this time, and so most authentic Italian shops and restaurants will be closed.
How to get to Rome
The least expensive and quickest way to get from the UK to Rome is by flight, there are direct flight available for less than £30 from airlines like Ryanair, Vueling and Easyjet. Most flights arrive in at Rome Fiumicino but a few go to Ciampino Airport. Rome is easily accessible by bus from both airports, however train connections from Fiumicino are more direct.
How to get around Rome?
The metro in Rome has three lines, the A line (orange), B line (blue) and C line (green), it runs from 5:30 am to 11:30 pm. One can also travel by bus, a single ticket is €1.50 however it is often crowded and slower than the metro. If you would be more comfortable taking a taxi then make sure you get one that is authorised, they will be white and have a sign on the door saying Comune di Roma.
Where to Stay in Rome?
This is the historical heart of Rome, you will find some astonishing sites in this area, such as the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona. If you want to find a holiday rental that is situated close to many of the main tourist attractions, then this is the place for you. Centro Storicio is one of the most quintessential Italian areas of the city and the perfect to rent a holiday apartment in Rome. Alternatively if you want to interact with the locals and get more of a flavour for Rome, then rent a homestay or bed and breakfast here.
This is one of the most up-market parts of Rome, the streets are lined with beautiful designer boutiques and the finest hotels. You will find plenty of short stay luxury apartments here and they are likely to be more affordable than the hotels in this area. The world famous Spanish steps are also in this part of the city. In the 1950s and 60s Tridente was the place to be if you were part of high society, it is not as glamorous now as it was then but it is still a fantastic place to book a holiday rental.
Celio is a relatively residential area, it has a more suburban feel and it is the perfect place to book a holiday rental if you want to explore ancient Roman ruins. You will find the world-famous Colosseum here, along with the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. There are not many hotels in this area however you can find some great value apartments and rooms to rent.
The Jewish Ghetto
Book accommodation in the Jewish Ghetto if you want to be near the centre of Rome but away from the tourists. This is a charming part of the city and the oldest Jewish community of Europe resides here. One can escape from the crowds of tourists and enjoy wandering through the lovely Roman streets. There are also great traditional Italian restaurants in the Jewish Ghetto that are very popular with the locals. If you want an authentic Roman holiday, then book a hotel room or self-catered apartment here.
What to Visit in Rome?
This is the largest amphitheatre in the world and a powerful building that represents imperial Rome. Although it is full of tourists, it is an unbelievable building that will give you a real sense of what is like to live in Ancient Roman times. We would recommend hiring an audio guide to really invisage the roaring lions, the fearless gladiators and brutal battles.
The Pantheon used to be a temple however it has now been converted into a church. If you are an architectural enthusiast, then you will be in awe of this building. It has the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world, the doric columns on the façade are 34 feet high and it was built in 1st Century A.D.
The Trevi Fountain
The Trevi Fountain is arguably the most elaborate and beautiful fountain ever made in Italy. It is a Baroque creation featuring tritons, winged horses and snakes. The fountain is surrounded by incredible azure water, that glistens due to the thousands of coins thrown in by tourists. Our top tip is visit early in the morning so that you can avoid the crowds of people.
Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
This used to be one of the most significant places in the world for trading, hosting processions, political debates, criminal trials and buying goods. It will help you to understand what life was really like in Ancient Roman times. We would advise hiring a guide as it is easy to get lost and miss the most important things in this huge site.
Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel
Vatican City is the smallest city state in the world and it would certainly be a sin not to visit! This city conveys intense religious messages, power and grandeur, once visiting you will understand why it is the home of the Roman Catholic Church. After you have seen the Vatican then head to the Sistine Chapel and admire Michaelangelo's breath-taking ceiling, that left him unable to walk properly as a result of painting on his back for four years.