The Eternal City
We’re excited to announce that we’ve selected Rome, Italy as the August Destination of the Month! Known for its architectural marvels like the Trevi Fountain, The Colosseum, and The Pantheon, The Eternal City is as visually spectacular as it is culturally rich.
Experience everything Rome this month and use the code “RomeInAugust” to save 5% on all hotels and activities booked through Travala.com!
Hotels in Rome
Looking for accommodations in Rome? Here are our top 3 hotel recommendations available on Travala.com.
5/5 Stars | From $304 Per Night
With its vine-covered façade, the Bio Hotel Raphaël is a jewel of art, culture, and nature nestled in the Piazza Navona. A museum at heart, the hotel has its own collection of paintings, lithographs, sculptures, antiquarian artifacts, Picasso ceramics, and Mayan art on display for guests to enjoy. Just a few steps away from the Pantheon, The Spanish Steps and St. Peter’s Basilica, the magnificent maison offers an ideal base to experience the elegance of Rome.
4/5 Stars | From $201 Per Night
The Mercure Roma Centro Colosseo hotel marries modern comfort and ancient charm. Start your day off right with a tour of the Roman Forum, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, and the Trajan’s Market, all just minutes from the hotel. Then retire in the evening by sipping on limoncello while admiring the panoramic terrace views from the hotel’s rooftop bar.
5/5 Stars | From $493 Per Night
Discover Rome at its most authentic. The Colosseum right before your very eyes, so close you can almost touch it. Inside, the charms of this extraordinary period residence, so rich in history, combining hospitality, elegance and impeccable service to give you an experience of Rome like no other. The Palazzo Manfredi is a palatial home in the heart of the city, where Rome reveals all of its magic and unveils its many wonders.
Activities in Rome
4.8/5 Stars | From $71
When in Rome, do as the Romans do! Learn how to make some of Italy’s most famous dishes in a workshop masterclass hosted by Restaurant Gusto. With all the tools and ingredients provided, you will learn how to make ravioli, fettuccine, and tiramisu from scratch under the guidance of a skilled, professional chef. Then in the second half of the workshop, you’ll be given a chance to sit down and enjoy your work with a glass of good wine while you admire the Piazza di Sant’Apollinare.
Restaurants in Rome
Sant’ Eustachio Il Caffè
Tucked away in a small piazza and just around the corner from the Pantheon hides one of Italy’s most authentic coffee shops. Founded in 1938, this old-school cafe serves classic Italian staples as well as a mix of more modern concoctions, like whipped espresso foams. With beans sourced from the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Ethiopia, Brazil, then home roasted and blended with water from an ancient aqueduct, try coffee like you’ve never tried it before.
Antigua Tazza d’Oro
Antigua Tazza d’Oro has become a local and tourist favorite alike for their specialty coffee: the granita al caffè. This iced coffee is considered one of the cornerstones of the Sicilian summer. Served with a dollop of whipped cream and a freshly baked brioche on the side, it’s perfect to try when you’re looking for something sweet. Miss trading hours? Visit Antigua’s 24/7 vending machine for those late-night caffeine emergencies.
Home to more than 70 different artisan breads and pastries, Panella is somewhat of a Roman institution. Known as a local hotspot for artists and directors, this bakery-meets-restaurant-meets-bar has something for everyone. People-watch from the alfresco dining area while you sip on your caffè freddo before topping off your trip by visiting the adjoining curated wine and grocery store. Just a ten-minute walk from the Colosseum, Panella is perfect whether you’re hunting for a morning cornetto, afternoon slice, or evening drink.