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On your next trip, consider a Rome vacation home rental for your accommodations. There are 1 vacation homes in Rome resorts. Vacation home rentals are generally appealing for many reasons. Some of the foremost being cost savings, more space, and no tips or service charges that are associated with hotel rooms. Vacation rental homes have kitchens for cooking, living rooms for gathering together and offer the appeal of living in a real neighborhood and soaking up the rhythm of the locals.

With our friendly, responsive customer service and extensive informational website, renting a Rome vacation home from Owner Direct Vacation Rentals is a breeze. Find your perfect location and home size to suit your needs, no matter what your criteria. We have vacation homes in Ostia Lido, and many more locations.

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    Rome: Cottage
    1 BDR • 1 BA • Sleeps 4 • #201599
    90 to 120 EUR/night  
    Quaint and bright cottage about 40 sm, 5 minutes walking from Santa Maria in Trastevere. Double entrance and a pleasant independent court. Recently restored. Downstairs you have a nice living room (english antique furniture, double sofa, satellite TV) a bright kitchen (with gas cookers, electric oven, refrigerator and washing machine) and a bathroom with shower cabin. Upstairs you have the bed and the closet. The cottage can house up to 4 people. The cottage is located 5 minutes walking from Santa Maria in Trastevere on a hill which is linked to the street by a flight of about 50 steps (height 15 cm each). I have to admit that when I first saw this cottage I fell in love with it. I was fascinated by it and by the surroundings. I thought "I want to live in a romantic and quiet place like this. It is a place where you can enjoy after a day visiting Rome and share for a pleasant stay with friends"

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Rome News and Events

Rome, Italy Annual Events

Blessing of the Animals (January): An annual event in Rome, and throughout Italy. Dogs, cats, horses, hamsters, you name it, they'll all be there to receive their blessing.

Eurochocolate Festival (March): Takes place on the stairs of the Trinità dei Monti staircase with an exhibition of a cascade of 3,000 chocolate eggs and stands galore exhibiting lip-smacking chocolate products.

Rome Marathon (March): Runners race around scenic Rome and different activities, from concerts to cultural events, line the streets throughout.

Rome's Good Friday Procession at Easter: This religious event and Catholic tradition invites all to participate in the Via Crucis (Station of the Cross) procession starting at the Colosseum and finishing at Mount Palatino. The procession is a re-enactment of the 14 stations of the cross from the death of Jesus and the route which carried him to the placement of His body in the tomb.

Rome Tennis Masters Series (May): Held at the Foro Italico tennis park for the where over 100 players from all over the world compete for prestigious prizes.

Stay up all night long on the Notte Bianca (September): An annual event where various events including music, dance, and theater as well as shops and restaurants are open all night long.

Lonely Planet Insider Tips - Rome
Written By: Paula Hardy

Our insider tips on free wi-fi, ordering coffee, and museum and transports passes, for the perfect Roman holiday:
Staying connected - Free wi-fi spots cover much of central Rome. To log on, open your browser and fill in the registration form, which will ask you to enter your mobile number. After making a quick call to verify the number, you're entitled to one hour of free internet access per day. See

Coffee, how it's done - To do as the Romans do, you have to be precise about your coffee needs. For an espresso ask for un caffè; if you want it with a drop of milk, order an un caffè macchiato. A long black coffee is caffè lungo or caffè all'american and an iced coffee is caffè freddo. In summer cappuccino freddo (iced coffee with milk) or granite di caffè (frozen coffee, usually with cream) top the charts.

Food fashion - Young Romans have embraced the Milanese import of the aperitivo. Not just a drink, this is the array of hot and cold snacks that bars, restaurants and even some shops offer from around 6pm to 9pm. Some of the best spots for aperitivo are Fluid, Freni e Frizoni and Société Lutèce.

The Art Pass - The Roma Pass includes free admission to two museums or sights, reduced entry to extra sights and events, and unlimited public transport. If you use it for more expensive sights such as the Capitoline Museums, it's real value for money.

Getting around - The best way to get around the historic centre is on foot. Otherwise, the city's bus network, run by ATAC is your best bet. Its website features a journey planner and downloadable transport maps. Public transport tickets are valid on all modes of public transit. A single BIT ticket is valid for 75 minutes and one metro ride. If you intend staying a couple of days and exploring different neighbourhoods you're better off with a daily BIG or multiday BTI pass.
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