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So you’re taking a vacay in Rome? We’re jealous! There’s so much to see and do in the Eternal City and when you rent a car right here at Enjoy Travel, you can explore the metropolis and beyond.

Italy’s capital and most popular commune, Rome has a population of over 2.8 million and over 4.3 million in its metro area. One of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, its ancient civilization had a seminal influence on the development of Western civilization and its architecture, culture and history are renowned worldwide.

Italy’s capital is also the global capital of the Catholic church, with the Vatican City being the world’s smallest country. And as a Renaissance hub, it’s also one of the planet’s hottest spots for art galleries and museums.

Great things to do here include visiting the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the Trevo Fountain, there are lots of gorgeous green spaces to picnic and stroll around, the shopping is world class and the food’s on another level too.

Enjoy Travel has a variety of cars for rent in Rome that match your preferences and price range. You can choose from small, green cars or big, luxurious ones, depending on what you like. We care about your safety and satisfaction when you rent a car in Rome. That’s why we provide you with 24/7 support and assistance in case you need any help or have any problems during your journey.

Guide to Rome

Colosseum in Rome
Piazza de Spagna


Founded in 753 BC by Romulus and Remus, Rome grew rapidly and soon became a force to be reckoned with in the Italian region. After becoming a Republic in 509 BC, it was ruled by a senate and two consuls, expanding rapidly over the next 400 years. In 27 BC Rome was elevated to the status of Empire, with Octavian becoming the first Emperor. Reaching its peak in the 2nd Century AD, it controlled most of the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe. The Empire started to decline in the next century and collapsed in the 5th century, thanks to a combination of barbarian invasions, political uncertainty, and economic problems. However, Rome remained important after the fall of the Empire, as the capital of the Papal States between the 8th and 19th century and Italy’s capital from 1870 onwards.


Today, modern Rome is a center for Italian culture and (rightly) famous for music, food, and fashion. Meanwhile, the Catholic church retains a powerful influence on faith and tradition, and Rome’s Renaissance creativity and ancient militarism still loom large. In terms of specific cultural phenomena, the importance of family is emphasized and it’s not unusual for extended families to live together in the same home. Food is also a lynchpin round these parts, as is a festival-packed calendar and a general love of life and the outdoors.

Alternative Rome

There are also some fabulous attractions slightly off the tourist trail in Rome. For instance, the peaceful Protestant Cemetery is definitely worth exploring as it’s the final home of such luminaries as Antonio Gramsci, Percy Shelley, and John Keats. It’s also worth taking a look at the UNESCO-rated Appian Way (the legendary main road into the city from the south) because it’s packed with ancient villages and tombs. If you’re a foodie, you’ll love picking up fresh local ingredients in markets like Testaccio and Campo de’ Fiori, and maybe even taking a cooking class that’ll turn you into a decent pizza or pasta chef.

Piazza Navona
Roman Ruins

Things to do in Rome


Looking for fun things to do with kids in Rome? Explora is a good place to start. This high-tech science museum is the perfect place to learn about STEM topics in a way that’s educational but lively and fun. Alternatively, Bioparco zoo boasts over 2000 animals from across the globe and MagicLand is a superb amusement park with shows and rides aplenty. Meanwhile, Cinecitta world centers around the iconic Cinecitta film studios and kids of all ages can explore the sets from famous TV shows and movies, and the Odissea Aquarium contains over 1000 animals from under the deep, including rays, sharks, and tropical fish of all stripes (and spots). One last tip – Circo Massimo is a magical park for children to play and burn excess energy, so don’t forget to check it out.


Want to let your hair down in Rome? You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to nightlife. Start at the Circolo degli Illuminati club in the heart of the city, which keeps guests dancing into the wee small hours with beats ranging from classic Detroit house to 90s Drum n Bass bangers, via disco anthems. Then there’s Lanificio 159, a former wool mill reinvented as a diverse cultural venue with a club, bar, and restaurant, while Shari Vari Play House is a top spot for wild fancy dress parties and theme nights. For a touch of retro Americana, Jerry Thomas Speakeasy recreates an intimate, high-end prohibition era vibe (it even has a secret door). And Fanfulla is the perfect pick for serious clubbers, with its enviable roster of headliner DJs and live bands.


Keen to keep up with your live sports passion while you’re in Rome? Football is the most popular sport here and Stadio Olympico is just one stadium where you can catch a live game and hear the passionate chants of home fans. But if you prefer hoops, there’s also live basketball at arenas like PalaLottomatica, and as the home of the Italian Open, Foro Italico is always a draw for tennis fans.

Eating out in Rome


If you can’t find jaw-dropping Italian food in Rome, there’s something wrong. But it pays to take in a few pro tips so you can prioritize the pecking order. If you want to sample traditional Roman dishes like saltimbocca and pasta alla gricia, Giacomo al Papa is a central eatery that’s lauded by locals and tourists alike, while Trattoria Da Cesare al Casaletto in the Trastevere district specialized in dishes like coda alla vaccinara and pasts alla carbonara. Alternatively, Lo Scopettaro in the Testaccio area specializes in fine wines and perfectly grilled meats.  

Street Food

So what type of tasty street food should you be seeking out in Rome? One of the tastiest snacks is Trapizzino, a pizza triangle stuffed with mouth watering fillings like cacio e pepe and pasta alla gricia. Meanwhile, Suppli are fried rice balls filled with ingredients like sausage, tomato sauce and mozzarella, and panino con la mortadella is a special sandwich made with mortadella pork sausage, tomatoes, and provolone cheese. After all those savory notes, you can cleanse your palate with grattachecca – a delicious, shaved ice dessert infused with flavored syrups and finished with chocolate sauce or whipped cream. Yup, it really is as delicious as it sounds.


Yearning for some international cuisine? Goji in the Monti neighborhood is famous for fresh sashimi and sushi, while the same neighborhood is also home to Miznon, an Israeli restaurant specializing in falafel and small plates. In the Testaccio neighborhood meanwhile, Fish & Chips serves up British classics, while Frenchie in the Prati area is renowned for its French cuisine and fine wines. But that’s not all. Check out Mamounia in the Campo de’ Fiori neighborhood for magnificent Moroccan couscous and tagines, while Avocado in Trastevere is the place for spicy Mexican cuisine and chilled margaritas.

Rome Trevi Fountain
St.Peter's Basilica and Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II Bridge in Vatican

Transport in Rome


The main international airport in Rome is Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino (FCO), which is 26km southwest of the city. Opened in 1961, it serves 43 million passengers annually via carriers like Lufthansa, British Airways, easyJet and Alitalia. FCO has four runways, two terminals and over 100 gates, with facilities and amenities including free Wi-Fi, bars, restaurants and (of course) car rental.

Public transport

ATAC is Rome’s main public transport company, and it runs the city’s trolleybuses, metro, trams, and buses. Buying a Rome Pass unlocks multimodal travel on an unlimited basis for a period of 24, 48 and 72 hours. Public transport is fairly reliable in Rome but if you want to travel independently and a little further afield, renting a car is preferable.


Rome can get very crowded, so be prepared for traffic during rush hour periods. And you should also look out for the limited traffic ZTL zone – several areas in the city have traffic restrictions and require a special permit. You’ll need to be patient, as driving in this city can be frustrating, and you should familiarize yourself with Italian road rules before leaving home. Parking can also be tricky to access in the city, so again, it’s important to plan ahead.  Last but by no means least, in Rome (and Italy at large) you always drive on the right-hand side of the road.

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FAQs about car rental in Rome

Most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Rome

If you plan ahead and book online with Enjoy Travel, you can enjoy the low average daily rate of only $27.30 for car rental in Rome. This is a great deal compared to other car rental companies in the city.
You can find the cheapest car rental in Rome when you use Enjoy Travel’s online booking service. Our prices start from as little as $13.72 per day, which is much lower than the average cost of car rental in Rome.
To rent a car in Rome, you need to be at least 21 years old. However, some car rental companies may charge an extra fee for drivers under 25 years old. You also need to have a valid driver’s license and a credit card.
Yes, you can add additional drivers to your car rental agreement in Rome, as long as they meet the same requirements as the main driver. You may need to pay an extra charge for each additional driver, depending on the car rental company.
Rome is bigger than Milan in terms of both area and population. Rome covers an area of 1,285 square kilometers, while Milan covers 181 square kilometers. Rome has a population of 2.87 million people, while Milan has 1.35 million people.
The distance between Rome and Milan is 572 kilometers by road and 477 kilometers by air. It takes about 5 hours and 30 minutes to drive from Rome to Milan, or about 3 hours and 15 minutes to fly.
According to the latest census data, the population of Rome was 2.87 million in 2019. This makes it the most populous city in Italy and the fourth most populous city in the European Union.
Rome is generally a safe city for tourists, but it has some risks of petty crime, such as bag-snatching and pickpocketing. You should be careful with your belongings and avoid walking alone at night in unfamiliar areas. You should also be aware of scams and frauds that target tourists, such as fake taxi drivers and street vendors.

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