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Gentl and Hyers

Rome Travel Guide

It's been centuries since this gorgeous tumble of ancient and Renaissance buildings ruled the world, but Rome still captivates in a way few cities elsewhere can. Today, we come here as much for the cacio pepe in Testaccio and to wander the lanes of Monti, as we do the Pantheon which is as impressive on your first visit as it is your 30th. Doesn't hurt, either, that the cocktail bars now give Paris's a run for their Euro.

Plan Your Rome Trip

The 9 Best Places to Visit in Italy—According to You, Our Readers
The top Italian cities as voted in our 2022 Readers' Choice Awards.
What U.S. Travelers Should Know About Italy's New Airline
New York, Boston, and Miami will be among Italia Trasporto Aereo’s first long-haul destinations.
Top 10 Hotels in Rome: Readers’ Choice Awards 2022
Condé Nast Traveler readers rate their top hotels in the Eternal City.
38 Best Hotels in Rome
Our favorite places to stay in the Eternal City.
Cacio E Pepe Is the One Dish You Must Have in Rome, Italy
Cacio e Pepe means "cheese and pepper". The dish consists of pecorino - a hard, sheep's milk cheese - black pepper, and any of the long noodle pasta like tagliolini, bucatini, or spaghetti. You can find the specialty just about anywhere in Rome and it might even turn up in a parmesan cheese bowl.
'Italian Chic': The Pair Behind Chez Dédé, Rome's Hippest Shop, Share Their Italy
Daria Reina and Andrea Ferolla spent two years photographing and illustrating everything they love about their home.

More from Rome

Food & Drink
In ‘Portico,’ a New Cookbook, the Food of Rome’s Longstanding Jewish Community Gets Its Due
The latest selection of recipes by the culinary author Leah Koenig is out August 29.
How One Italy-Obsessed Editor Packed for a Summer Trip to Rome 
A Kodak point-and-shoot film camera and dangly disco ball earrings were at the top of her packing list.
Places to Stay
15 Best Airbnbs in Rome, From Apartments Overlooking the Colosseum to Designer Villas
Start planning your trip to the Italian capital with these top vacation rentals.
Places to Stay
How Rome's New Six Senses and Bulgari Properties Are Leveling Up the City's Hotel Scene
A pair of standout openings position the Eternal City as a luxury hotel town on par with London and Paris.
Where to Eat, Stay, and Play in Prati—Rome's Most Underrated Neighborhood
Often ignored by travelers altogether, this area is a haven of under-the-radar treasures (and it's within walking distance of the Vatican).
Some of the Best Rooftop Restaurants in Rome Are Perched Atop Hotels 
Enjoy fine dining while taking in unparalleled views of the Eternal City.
Solo Travel
I Couldn’t Grieve My Mother at Home, So I Grieved Her in Rome
Writer Matt Ortile on a first return to the city he’d visited with his late mother. 
Food & Drink
Rome’s Artisanal Food Shops Are Staging a Comeback—And They’re Cooler Than Ever
Once an endangered breed, botteghe are back in business in the Eternal City.
News & Advice
What It's Like to See the Vatican Museums, Minus the Crowds
At the newly reopened site, you can still view the Sistine Chapel in relative solitude.
A Slice of the Real Rome in One of Its Most Touristed Neighborhoods
Trastevere's Via di Santa Cecilia is everything great about the city on one street.
News & Advice
Vintage Shops, Markets, and Home Goods Stores to Visit in Rome Right Now
This gilt-edged city is a stealth fashion capital, more extravagant than Milan and more laid-back than Paris. Today the big players are found in frescoed flagships that sit alongside quirky flea-market dens.
News & Advice
The Hoxton Is Coming to Rome
It will have the trademark design expected of the brand, in a less-than-expected part of town.
News & Advice
You Could Be Fined $450 for Sitting on Rome's Spanish Steps
Travelers can no longer rest their legs at this popular meeting spot.
What to Do in Rome This Spring
Here's what's happening in the city in April and May 2019.
News & Advice
What Travelers Need to Know About Italy's Free Museum Weeks
Visitors across Italy can get into the country's state museums for free—if they plan accordingly.