As one of the most romantic cities in the world, Rome, Italy, serves as one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. From the history and architecture to the charming locals and delicious food, you'll have the time of your life in this exotic destination. Whether you're traveling with a special someone or a group of friends, you can find Rome luxury vacation rentals to suit your needs.
You could spend an entire vacation in Rome exploring the gorgeous architecture and iconic historic monuments. You won't want to miss the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, or the Sistine Chapel while you're here. While you're visiting the Pantheon, stick around the Centro Storico, which serves as one of the most important shopping and historic districts in Rome. It's completely walkable, too, so you won't have to bother with public transportation until you're ready to leave. The Piazza Navona, for instance, offers the world's most celebrated display of Baroque architecture and art. Sit by the fountains to reflect and read a book or stop in one of the small cafes for a sandwich and a beverage. There are also a few bars and nightclubs in the area, so feel free to return after dark if you're in the mood to dance or drink.
Late spring and early fall offer lovely times to visit Rome. The temperatures might get a little chilly at night, but you'll find yourself warm enough during the day. Plus, you won't have to fight the throngs of tourists who visit during the summer and cause Rome luxury vacation rental prices to spike. Between October and December, precipitation rates increase significantly. You might find yourself caught in a downpour if you visit during these months. Plus, lows can drop below freezing, and you'll need a heavy coat even during the day. The lowest precipitation rates in Rome occur between June and August.
Where you shop in Rome should depend on your travel budget. High-end fashions and other consumer goods grace the windows of shops along Via Condotti. Armani, Gucci, and other famous designers have storefronts here, so steer clear if you have a weakness for fabulous fashion, but you don't want to spend the dough. Via del Corso offers shops with far more reasonable prices. You'll find mass-produced goods here as well as artisan-made crafts, so stop in every boutique you pass to see what treasures you can uncover. You won't want to miss the Porta Portese Flea Market either, especially if you're a bargain hunter. It's open every Sunday, so plan your trip accordingly. You don't want to miss it!
After you book your Rome luxury vacation rental, grab a translation manual at your favorite bookstore and start learning a few Italian phrases. You'll thank yourself when you need to converse with a local, and you'll impress the people you meet by your willingness to learn some of the language. Other than that, focus on having the time of your life.