Rome stays the “Eternal City” by allowing the immensity of history to reign in equal parts with über-modern fashions and a trend-setting culture of creativity. For proof, take a stroll from your hotel in Rome to the Forum, the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pantheon and hundreds of other historic sites. Then, on the same excursion, visit Via Condotti, a neighborhood near the Spanish Steps where you will find the newest fashions from Roman originals like Gucci, Armani and Salvatore Ferragamo.
After stocking your closet at our Rome Marriott hotels, explore the veritable empire of restaurants where locals love to dine, drink and engage in animated conversations. Your best bets for the full range of prices, romantic settings and Italian delicacies reside in Trastevere and Centro Storico, a neighborhood with favorites like Agata e Romeo and Le Sans Souci.
You will almost certainly find a fascinating museum a stone’s throw away from your Rome hotel. The National Gallery of Art, which is split between Barberini and Corsini Palaces, houses masterpieces from many Italian masters. But save at least one day to explore the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, which will take your breath away with one of the world’s largest collections of art and antiquities.