However you want to spend your Roman holiday, you’ll be able to find your ideal Rome apartment rental on HomeAway. Rome has more than 2,500 years of history, much of which is preserved as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s a wide selection of Rome apartments in a host of shapes, styles, and sizes, from sprawling luxury apartments in the Centro Storico to cosy studios in Trastevere. You can pick an apartment in Rome with the easiest connections to the coast, or opt for the heart of the city and all its culture and amenities. You can also define the extras you’d like at your Rome holiday home, with modern comforts like air-conditioning, which is a useful convenience in the summer months.
-Ancient history. There are a host of remnants from Ancient Rome, some of which are remarkably well preserved. One is the Pantheon in Old Rome, which dates to the 2nd Century and is immaculate. Elsewhere there’s the Roman Forum, the various ruins on the Appian Way, as well as the baths of the Caracalla and, naturally, the Colosseum.
-Museums. Villa Borghese is home to many of Rome’s premier museums and cultural institutions. Here you can see a wealth of ancient, Renaissance and impressionist art at the Museo Nazionale di Villa Guilia, Galleria Nazionale d’ArteModerna and the Galleria Borghese. For Ancient Roman and Greek sculpture there are the Capitoline Museums in the Colosseo area.
-Religious landmarks. Containing the Vatican, and home to many hundreds of churches, Rome’s religious heritage is impressive. It would be well worth having a look at the interiors, which boast magnificent frescoes and other historic works of art. One of the earliest is San Clemente in Colosseo - built over a temple to Mithras from the 100s.
-Shopping. Rome is a city that appeals to all kinds of shoppers, with luxury designer shops, malls and markets. The hotspot for luxury fashion brands is Via Condotti, with its neighbour Via del Corso featuring slightly less expensive, high street brands. The largest mall in the city is Euroma2, which boasts more than 200 shops and services in the EUR area.
-Dining. Visiting Rome you’ll be able to enjoy an abundance of great restaurants, trattorias and cafes, which are scattered throughout the city. Traditional local dishes include oxtail stew, chicory salad, spaghetti carbonara and pasta all’ amatriciana. First-class gelato is ubiquitous, and there’s always an excellent pizzeria close by.
Rome is in a Mediterranean climate zone, which makes for warm summers and mild winters. Temperatures reach the mid-20s in the month of May, and the warm weather lasts all the way until October. In July and August daytime highs reach above 30 degrees on a consistent basis. Autumn and spring weather is moderate, with a little more rainfall than in summer and the odd unseasonably warm or cool spell. Winters are quite short, and still bring highs that usually get into double figures.
As the saying suggests, Rome continues to be a major meeting point for roads, but also railways and air transport. The city’s two main airports are Leonardo da Vinci (FCO) and Rome Ciampino (CIA). The former is the busiest airport in Italy, and can be reached from across the world. Ciampino is smaller and served mainly by pan-European low-cost airlines. At your holiday home in Rome you’ll have a number of urban transport systems at your service, including buses, the Metro, which has two lines, commuter rail, serving suburban areas, and even urban trams, for which there are six lines.