Apartments in Rome – Vacation Rental Apartments
Rome, also known as the Eternal City, is one of the oldest destinations in Europe, spanning back thousands of years to days when toga-clad Romans walked the streets and chariot racing took place in impressive amphitheaters. It remains a vibrant, popular hotspot for tourists who are looking to step back in time in a land of rich culture and fascinating history.
From the crumbling ruins of the Colosseum to grand churches and a selection of delicious Italian eateries, there is so much to explore. Our apartments in Rome place you in the centre of the action, offering the perfect place to stay and immerse yourself into local life. We have a selection of spacious flats with antique views, a variety of short term rentals ideal for weekend breaks, and cheap studios dotted throughout the city. Take a look through our collection of lodgings to find your ideal apartment in Rome.
Ancient Ancestors and Ruins - Things to do in Rome
- The Colosseum – Rome’s most iconic landmark sits in the heart of the city, its preserved ruins offering a glimpse into the past and embodying the city’s previous life.
- Roman Forum – Another of the city’s ancient wonders, the Roman Forum combines a selection of ruins from antique government buildings.
- Pantheon – This centuries-old edifice was commissioned during the famous reign of Augustus and has been preserved over many years. It’s an iconic image of Rome, with its Corinthian columns and grandiose architecture.
- St. Peter’s Basilica – Set inside the smaller, independent Vatican City – home of the Pope – the Basilica was designed and built by Michelangelo and a selection of other legendary Italian artists.
- Palatine Hill – In the middle of the Seven Hills of Rome, Palatine Hill remains one of the oldest parts of the city, looking down on the Roman Forum to one side and the Circus Maximus the other.
- Trevi Fountain – Flick in a coin and make a wish at the Trevi Fountain, a pivotal part of Rome’s culture designed by renowned architect Nicola Salvi.
- Piazza Navona – Grab a drink and a bite to eat in this old city square which lies on the site of the old Stadium of Domitian – a 1st Century structure that was the centrepiece of ancient Rome.
- Sistine Chapel – Be sure to visit the official residence of the Pope and see Michelangelo’s world-famous ceiling mural with your own eyes.
- Spanish Steps – A popular meeting point for locals and tourists alike, the Spanish Steps show a familiar scene of Rome alongside the Trevi Fountain.
- Capitoline Hill – Another of Rome’s Seven Hills, Capitoline was once the main citadel of the earliest Romans, providing a fascinating insight into days-gone-by.
- Borghese Gallery and Museum – Art and culture lovers should not miss the Borghese, the bastion of Roman art spanning numerous years. Here, you can wander amongst works by some of Italy’s greatest painters.
- Castel Sant’Angelo – Also known as the Mausoleum of Hadrian, the Castel Sant’Angelo was commissioned by Hadrian himself, and is now his official resting place.
- Circus Maximus – Once the home of ancient chariot racing and other entertainment, Circus Maximus is the perfect place to explore the culture of ancient civilisations.
- Altare della Patria – Built to honour the first king of Italy, Victor Emmanuel, the Altare remains a popular haunt for tourists on the hunt for history and culture.
- Capuchin Crypt – Set below the grounds of the Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini church, this eerie network of chapels was once a hugely important part of Roman life.
Only Apartments offers a wide selection of cheap, luxury, and boutique Rome apartments throughout the city, including near the sights listed above.
Arrive in Rome – Getting From the Airport to the City Centre
Rome has two airports, the Leonardo da Vinci (also known as Fiumicino) and Ciampino Airport. The former sits 30km outside of the city centre whilst the latter is closer at just 15km away, and is regularly served by low-cost airlines.
If you’re travelling to Fiumicino, there is the Leonardo Express train which connects the airport to the city centre every 30 minutes, as well as a busy taxi rank located just outside. There is also a shuttle bus that runs from the airport to Rome’s central station, Termini, and regular buses that leave from the on-site bus station.
From Ciampino airport there are similar options. There’s a direct train to the city centre (but you’ll have to hop on the shuttle bus to get to the airport’s station), two bus services that leave from directly outside the terminal, and a taxi rank.
You can also arrive in Rome via other European cities by train on the efficient cross-country service. Most routes terminate at the Stazione Termini, Rome’s main train station.
Exploring Rome – Getting Around
Rome boasts a selection of great transport options for tourists. There are expansive tram and bus services that run from early in the morning until midnight and encompass all the major sightseeing points.
There is also a fast and reliable train service which connects wider points of interest in Rome as well as other destinations in Italy and surrounding countries. If you’re looking to explore outside of Rome, you will likely depart from Stazione Termini which is the main transport hub in the city.
Rome also has a small metro system, though there are only two lines on the service which bypass the city centre, meaning it’s pretty useless for tourists. The two lines cross over at Stazione Termini – the only place where you can change route.
A trip to Rome is like stepping back in time, but most Rome accommodation is well and truly based in the present day. Alongside the ancient remnants of gladiator lifestyles and centuries-old civilisations, contemporary hotels rise up, casting a contrasting silhouette against the city’s skyline. Down smaller streets, traditional Italian guesthouses and B&B offer a local insight into the laidback lifestyle of Italy’s capital, whilst designer hostels provide a cheap, youthful alternative to the huge range of boutique hotels. Wherever you decide to rest your head there will plenty of stories to dive into, both old and new.
Only-Be a Local in Rome
Rome is a huge tourist destination, but there are ways you can explore it like a local. You can wander through the market at Campo de’ Fiori and try some of the fresh oils and vinegars, stroll up to the top of Gianicolo Hill and admire the spectacular city views, visit the Jewish quarter and try some of the local cuisine, and spend an afternoon in the San Lorenzo District, which boasts a collection of design-led cafes, quirky shops, and a young, trendy atmosphere. Staying in an apartment is the perfect way to immerse yourself in Rome like a local, and we have a number of Rome apartments in all of these areas.