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The Eternal City

Rome is the city that had cultivated the brilliance of Michelangelo. In twin palaces on either side of his Piazza del Campidoglio, you will find the Capitoline Museums which comprise the longest-standing civic museum of art in the world. Their collection has been available to the public since 1734. It is here that you will marvel at the breathtaking works of Veronese, Titian, Caravaggio, Tintoretto, and as well as the superbly sculpted statues created by the skilled Baroque master, Bernini. It is also worthwhile to explore the Borghese Gallery and the Palazzo Barberini Galleria Nazionale d'art Antica.

Make a wish

The elegant Trevi Fountain donates all the coins that tourists toss into the water while making a wish. Hidden in a small piazza and surrounded by hordes of people, the fountain’s velvety travertine shimmers beneath surges of water and flashing cameras. It's a rococo performance of playful sea horses, conch-blowing Tritons and weathered rocks, exploding in front of the Palazzo Poli. Not far away sits La Città dell'Acqua, which integrates the ruins of an Imperial-era apartment complex, and a reservoir for the waters of the Acqua Vergine swirling beneath.

Climate

Rome's agreeable climate makes it enjoyable to vacation year-round; however, spring and autumn are clearly the best times to visit. You can expect sunshine, clear skies and mild temperatures (November is typically a rainy month). July and August are hot, and Romans customarily abandon the oppressively hot city in August. It is not uncommon to find many businesses closed during the months of July and August, thus it is best to avoid booking a vacation at this time of the year. December to February finds the climate to be quite brisk, but the sun continues to shine.

Dos and Don'ts

It is considered a gesture of disrespect to stroke your chin with the fingertips and thrust them forward. This hand gesture resembles the horn of the devil, which the Roman people find obscene. Pointing simultaneously with the index and pinkie finger implies that you are evoking ill-will upon an individual. It is most offensive to slap a raised arm above the elbow and thumb your nose.

Chewing gum in public, leaning against walls (or any object), as well as demonstrating poor posture is considered improper.
It is customary to see people holding hands or linking their arms in public. This practice is commonly observed in the evenings during leisurely walks known as "passeggiata". The Italian concept of personal space is quite different from what Northern Europeans or Americans are used to. It is the norm for them to converse in a manner that is much closer and more intimate.

Enjoy your stay in the City of Fountains!

Hotel Sunrise

Hotel Sunrise

Via Cilento 3
00141

This welcoming hotel is situated in the splendid residential area of Montesacro, 20 minutes away from the historic city centre of Rome but with good transport links. Nearby the hotel you'll find Piazza Sempione, the heart of the residential district, with all sorts of services, shops and a typical open-air market. From the hotel you can easily reach the historic centre of Rome by bus. From 'Piazza Sempione' you can take bus # 60 to 'Piazza Venezia' and the Colosseum or bus # 90 to the railway station. To reach the Vatican City you can take metro line A to 'Ottaviano' from the railway station.
58 Le Real De Luxe

58 Le Real De Luxe

Via Cavour 58
00184

Hotel Mecenate Palace

Hotel Mecenate Palace

Via Carlo Alberto 3
00185

The Mecenate Palace hotel is located in Rome's historical centre, on a sonte's throw from the Roman Forum, Colosseum and the Opera House, with convenient public transport links to shopping centres such as Condotti and the Spanish Steps. The hotel is at just 2 minutes walking from the main train station 'Termini' and its metro station.
Eurostars International Palace

Eurostars International Palace

Via Nazionale 46
00184

Eurostars International Palace is situated in a late 19th-century building and has been entirely renovated to offer elegant and welcoming accommodation in the centre of Rome.
69 Manin Street B&B

69 Manin Street B&B

Via Daniele Manin 69
00185

The 69 Manin Street DeLuxe is very well located in the heart of Rome, the real ancient Rome, called ,Centro Storico, which contains the greatest concentration of history and attractions. The Bed and Breakfast is located in a safe, handy and central location. It’s just a two minute walk from the Termini railway station and both Rome's airport (Ciampino and Leonardo Da Vinci Fiumicino) shuttle stops. The neighbourhood is very well connected by public transport and the B&B is close to the main bus and metro lines. If you like to walk, 69 Manin Street is within walking distance from many historical sites and monuments.
Aenea Superior Inn

Aenea Superior Inn

Via Urbana 156
00184

The location of Aenea Superior Inn Rome is exceptional. The Colosseum and Fori Imperiali are no more than an easy five minute walk. Moreover the “Cavour” metro station is approximately 200 meters far and Termini Railway Station around 400 meters distant.In the immediate vicinity of Aenea Superior Inn, it’s worth a moment to linger along the narrow lanes of the Suburra, the church of Santa Pudenziana and its Byzantine mosaic (this is the oldest church in Rome, it dates back to the third century A.D., the tradition says that Saint Peter might have found shelter there during the Christian persecution), the church of Santa Prassede and obviously the magnificent and imposing Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.The “Suburra” – the previous name of this district located on the sloped of the Quirinale and Viminale hills spreading as far as Esquilino hill – was a suburban neighbourhood of ill-fame. Today the district of Suburra is called “Rione Monti”, the first neighbourhood of the city, one of the few places where you can have a real, genuine breathing area.Aenea Superior Inn, the perfect starting point to enjoy the best of the eternal city!
Hotel Anfiteatro Flavio

Hotel Anfiteatro Flavio

Via dei Serpenti 130
00184

The Hotel Anfiteatro Flavio is located in the heart of the city, within easy walking distance of some of the most famous attractions within the city, including the Colosseum (known as the Flavian Amphitheatre in antiquity) - one of the most awe-inspiring monuments of the ancient world, which is in surprisingly good repair. The Vatican City (Papal State), including St Peter's and the Sistine Chapel, is a thirty-minute walk from the hotel. Among other attractions that are only minutes away is the Pantheon on Via del Seminario, built by the architect Emperor Hadrian 2000 years ago, a huge, domed roof housing the tomb of Raphael, and the Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, a Gothic, 13th-century church in the centre of town that houses the tombs of wealthy Romans and priceless frescoes. The Capitol is the city hall, located on the Capitoline Hill. One of Rome's most elegant squares, it was designed by Michelangelo and features some of the city's primary classical sculptures and museums.
Ars Hotel

Ars Hotel

Via Monte Altissimo 20-24
00141

Ars Hotel is located in Monte Sacro, in a residential area amongst the Tevere, the Aniene, via Nomentana and via Salaria, 15 minutes from Termini station and the historical centre of Rome.Monte Sacro is a tranquil and elegant residential area in the East of Rome. There are a range of shops near the hotel and a charming public garden is on wlaking distance. This ideal residential area in the verdant Montesacro district is called the Città Giardino.
Artemide Hotel

Artemide Hotel

Via Nazionale, 22
00184

Artemide Hotel is located on the famous Via Nazionale, in the heart of the historical, but also social, economic and political life. A strategic spot as it is excellently connected with Termini Station and the two metro lines (Repubblica Station).From Artemide Hotel you can easily reach the many of the main sights on foot: just walk along Via Nazionale to get to the Foro Traiano and then Fori Imperiali, which represent one of the best testimonies to the greatness and magnificence of the Roman Empire.
Astoria Garden

Astoria Garden

Via Bachelet 8
00185

This charming hotel is located in a quiet, safe and peaceful position right in the historic centre of Rome, only a few steps from Rome's central railway station Termini, the Air Terminal and the National Library.
Augustus Hotel

Augustus Hotel

Via Piave 61
00187

Located close to the centre of Rome, a few steps from the Aurelian walls and Porta Pia gate and within walking distance of the celebrated via Veneto. Via Veneto, the vibrant heart of the Dolce Vita in the sixties, and still famous today for the historic cafés and luxury boutiques. Admire the splendid Villa Borghese near this hotel, hosting one of the largest art collections in the world.
Hotel Giardino d'Europa

Hotel Giardino d'Europa

Via Lucrezia Romana 95
00178

Hotel Borromeo

Hotel Borromeo

Via Cavour, 117
00184

The Hotel Borromeo is situated in the historical centre of Rome close to the Romanum Forum, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Opera Theatre, Basilica of St. Mary the Maj
Hotel Caprice

Hotel Caprice

Via Liguria 38
00187

Via Veneto, the heart of the Roma “dolce vita”, among ancient walls and elegant cafés. Here the Hotel Caprice welcomes you close to steep small streets which lead to the Spanish Steps, to the trevi Fountain and to the most suggestive monuments of Rome.
Hotel Bolivar

Hotel Bolivar

Via Della Cordonata 6
00187

This hotel enjoys a central location in the heart of Rome, between Piazza Venezia, Piazza di Spagna, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Via Veneto and the Roman Forum. Metro station 'Cavour' is only a 10-minute walk away from the hotel and connects you to metro line B, allowing you to easily reach other parts of Rome.
Hotel Corot

Hotel Corot

Via Marghera 15
00185

Hotel Corot is situated just behind Rome Termini Station, less than 100 meters from its train, bus and metro connections. With this central location all major tourist attractions are within easy reach.
Des Artistes

Des Artistes

Via Villafranca 20
00185

Hotel Des Artistes is located in the centre of Rome near the main railway station Termini, underground station and bus terminal. This accommodation is situated in a quiet street. All major sights, museums and shopping areas in Rome can be easily reached on foot or by public transport from the hotel.The hotel is well linked with Rome's public transport, metro station 'Castro Pretorio' is around the corner and Termini Station is just 5 minutes away on foot. Des Artistes is perfectly linked to both Roman airports as well. You can reach the Ciampino Airport by coach from Via Marsala, whilst Fiumicino is linked by a shuttle train running every 30 minutes from Termini Station.
Hotel Diplomatic

Hotel Diplomatic

Via Vittoria Colonna 38
00196

Hotel Diplomatic is a short walk from the Vatican City with with the large Square of S.Peter and the Basilica. Hotel Diplomatic enjoys a superb location from which, in a matter of minutes, you can reach the steps of some of Rome's most famed and impressive monuments. Among these, you'll find the Trinità dei Monti (otherwise known as the Spanish steps), the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Piazza Navona. On the opposite side of the river, a few steps away, you will find the Vatican City, dominated by the massive and spectacular St. Peter's Dome.
Best Western Ambra Palace Hotel

Best Western Ambra Palace Hotel

Via Principe Amedeo, 257
00185

The Ambra Palace Hotel is located in the Esquilino neighbourhood with a strategic position. The hotel is just a few steps away from the main railway station Roma Termini, the Vittorio Emanuele metro stop and the most important monuments in Rome.
Grand Hotel Hermitage

Grand Hotel Hermitage

Via Vajna 12
00197

Hotel Emmaus

Hotel Emmaus

Via Delle Fornaci 23/25
00165

The Emmaus Hotel is located at 100 meters of St.Peter's Square, the Vatican City and all important archeological sites. The hotel is just across the Vatican walls, within walking distance from Piazza Navona, the Colosseum, Trevi fountain and the Spanish steps.
Eurostars Domus Aurea

Eurostars Domus Aurea

Via Volturno 30/32/34
00185

The hotel is situated in one of Rome’s most traditional streets, one of the cultural centres of ancient Rome by the “Volturno” theatre soon to be brought back to its previous splendour, ready to welcome the most discerning clients. Located at 100 meters from Termini rail station, underground A-B lines are at only 100 meters. In Termini station you can find the Air Terminal, with fast train connection to Fiumicino Airport. The hotel is also next to the business and historical centre, the museum of Roman civilization, Diocleziano baths, Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica, Via Veneto, Quirinale and to the most important government buildings: Ministry of Interior Affairs, Treasury, Defence and Air Force. Take your time to go to Villa Borghese for the beautiful park of Rome, Galleria Borghese and the 360°, balloon for a fascinating view of the city.
Best Western Hotel Roma Tor Vergata

Best Western Hotel Roma Tor Vergata

Vico Vigano 24
00133

The hotel is situated in a quiet residential area of South-East Rome, around 14 kilometers from the city's historic centre. The hotel is located less than 10 kilometers from the Castelli Romani area, Albano Lake, Castelgandolfo Lake and Frascati.
NH Vittorio Veneto

NH Vittorio Veneto

Corso D'Italia 1
00198

The hotel is perfectly located in the city centre between via Veneto and villa Borghese. The metro station, bus stops and taxi stands are a few meters away from the hotel.
La Griffe Luxury Hotel

La Griffe Luxury Hotel

Via Nazionale 13
00184

Hotel La Griffe is situated in the centre of Rome within easy access of all the historic sites. From La Griffe it is easy to reach the city’s main attractions, including the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum and the Imperial Forum, the hotel is the ideal base for you to explore this historic city.
Hotel Farnesina

Hotel Farnesina

Via Della Farnesina 23
00194

The Farnesina Hotel is located in one of the most pleasant and elegant districts in Rome, opposite the Ponte Milvio, the oldest bridge in Rome. The Auditorium Park of the Music, the Olympic Stadium and Foro Italico are only a few steps away. The Vatican area and the Piazza del Popolo square are about 5 kilometers from the hotel.The hotel is located in the gorgeous homonym area of Rome, with quick access by public transport to the city's most popular landmarks, including the splendid Basilica of Saint Peter. The closest metro station from the hotel is 'Ottaviano' station.
Ludovisi Palace Hotel

Ludovisi Palace Hotel

Via Ludovisi 43
00187

Ludovisi Palace Hotel is located in a building dating back to the 1900’s, in the most exclusive area of Via Veneto and it opened its doors in September 2001. The gardens of Villa Borghese, the Spanish Steps, the stylish shops of Via Condotti, the fashionable bars of Via Veneto, the fountains of Tritone and Mosè, the baroque churches and the masterpieces on display in the Borghese Gallery – all are within easy walking distance of the hotel. The distance of the hotel from Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport is 35 kilometres, from Ciampino Airport 30 kilometres and from Stazione Termini (Central Railway station) 2 kilometres.
Fontana Hotel

Fontana Hotel

Piazza di Trevi 96
00187

Located in one of the city's most prized locations across the world at the famous Trevi fountain, the Hotel Fontana welcomes guests with warm, family style hospitality while offering elegant, charm and comfort. This hotel is the only one located on Trevi square just in front of the Trevi fountain. All the major monuments and points of interest are within walking distance and the fountain is the starting point for all city tours. Europe's biggest internet café is only 400 metres away and on the square it is possible to find a pharmacy, bank, grocery store, restaurants and various shops.
Marcella Royal

Marcella Royal

Via Flavia 106
00187

The Marcella Royal Hotel is served by a wide net of transportation which allows to reach every side of the city. The hotel is located at a walking distance from the main city railway station and close to the underground stop “Repubblica”.
Marco Polo Hotel

Marco Polo Hotel

Via Magenta 39
00185

Hotel Marco Polo Rome is located in the heart ofthe city centre, in a very quiet location. The accommodation is close to themost important monuments, including the Roman Forums, the Colosseum, Trevifountain and the Spanish steps. It is a short walk from Termini railwaystation.
Hotel Marcus

Hotel Marcus

Via del Clementino 94
00186

Hotel Marcus is located in the very heart of Rome, within short walking distance from the world famous attractions of the ,Eternal City,: Piazza del Popolo, Spanish Square and Staircase, Trevi Fountain, Castel Sant'Angelo, Vatican City and Museums, St. Peter Basilica, Via Condotti and Via del Corso. The wonderful location makes of this the ideal place to discover Rome and all its monuments.
Franklin Feel the Sound

Franklin Feel the Sound

Via Rodi 29
00195

Franklin Feel the Sound is a unique musical experience, ideally located in the centre of the Italian capital. This location is unbeatable for exploring the treasures of the city and the Vatican. The hotel is a 15-minute walk from the Vatican Museums and St Peter’s, and a 20-minute walk from Castel S’Angelo.
Marta Guest House

Marta Guest House

Via Tacito 41
00193

The guest house is located next to the Piazza Cavour just behind of S. Angelo Castle. It is located in an elegant and quiet residential area, 50 metres away from Palazzo di Giustizia. In this area you can find several shops (especially in via Cola di Rienzo,) restaurants and pubs, and the Adriano multihall cinema. The hotel is 500 metres away from Via del Corso and Via dei Condotti, easy to reach by crossing the Cavour bridge (ponte Cavour). From the property's location you can reach the Vatican city, Piazza Navona and the Spanish steps in only 10 minutes. A bus stop can be found at only 100 metres from the hotel and it takes 10 minutes to reach Trastevere, S. Giovanni and the Olympic Stadium. Metro stop ,Lepanto, is at only 300 meters and Termini Railway Station is at only 10 minutes from the guest house.
Hotel Albani

Hotel Albani

Via Adda 45
00198

Hotel Albani is in the midst of Parioli-Salario, a quiet and elegant residential area close to Villa Borghese, the main city park which is home to the Borghese Gallery. This location has the advantage of being away from the tourist traps and hordes of the city centre: the restaurants are better here and the main tourist attractions are well connected by public transport.
Regina Hotel Baglioni

Regina Hotel Baglioni

Via Vittorio Veneto 72
00187

Hotel Alimandi Vaticano

Hotel Alimandi Vaticano

Viale Vaticano 99
00165

Hotel Alimandi Viale Vaticano is located 5 metro stops away from Termini Railway Station. Hotel Alimandi is situated on number 99 of Viale Vaticano right in front of the entrance of the Vatican Museum. The area is very calm and has plenty of very nice restaurants where guests can enjoy some Roman specialities.
Residenza A The Boutique Art Hotel

Residenza A The Boutique Art Hotel

Vittorio Veneto 183
00187

Residenza A is located on the well-known ‘Via Veneto’, once famous for the ‘Dolce Vita’, now center of Rome’s business district, where most of the city’s best hotels are located. For a cultural experience you should absolutely visit the museum of ‘Galleria Borghese’ (only possible with a reservation), featuring an exposition of a very important collection of paintings and sculptures of the 16th and 17th century. In high season periods it is best to let the hotel staff arrange museum tickets for you, as soon as you’ve made your hotel reservation. Galleria Borghese is located in the nearby ‘Villa Borghese’, the green heart of Rome, perfect for jogging. Via Veneto is also very close to the Spanish Steps and the shopping district of Via Condotti, only a 10 to 15-minute walk away from the hotel.
Bettoja Hotel Atlantico

Bettoja Hotel Atlantico

Via Cavour 23
00184

Hotel Atlantico, located in the centre of Rome, is situated within walking distance of the Termini railway station and main underground terminal and within easy reach of the city's most important sights. Some of the attractions that lie within comfortable walking distance include the Colosseum, the beautiful Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica and the famous Opera House.
Residenza Belli

Residenza Belli

Via Goffredo Mameli 47,
00153

Residenza Belli Rome is located on the groundfloor of a typical Roman building that can be found in the Trastevere district.This area is characterised by narrow cobble streets lined by medieval housesand it offers a variety of pubs, cafes and restaurants. The city centre of Romeis a 15-minute walk away and several nearby bus and metro stops make it eveneasier to visit tourist attractions like the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and theVatican.
Hotel Aureliano

Hotel Aureliano

Via Aurelia 619
00165

The Hotel Aureliano is a brand-new 4 star hotel, located in Via Aurelia. It is easy to reach from Rome's ,Leonardo Da Vinci, Airport and is near the ,A, line metro, a few minutes from the city centre. The hotel is located in a quiet residential area in Rome, not far from the city centre and close to the underground network.
Residenza dei Quiriti

Residenza dei Quiriti

Via Germanico 198
00192

Located in a touristic area and close to the city centre, facilities such as banks, post offices and shops are at short distance. Nearby there are plenty of bars, restaurants, shops and entertainment spots.The central location of Residenza dei Quiriti, near the famous Prati Quarter, has the advantage of being close to Rome's historic sights. Many tourist attractions such as the Vatican City, Castel Sant’Angelo, the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo are within walking distance of the hotel. Rome's metro system, providing access to all parts of Rome with the red line, is also available in the hotel's vicinity.
Hotel Aurelius

Hotel Aurelius

Via Aurelia 458
000165

The quiet location of this quality 4-star hotel in Rome’s suburb allows the hotel to offer great savings on your 4-star accommodation in Rome. Within easy reach of the historical centre of Rome, this luxury hotel is ideal for those who don’t want to pay the inflated prices of the touristic centre but refuse to compromise on quality. Well linked to Rome's public transport, the hotel is near metro station ‘Cornelia’ which connects to the red line offering direct connection to the city centre of Termini railway station. The hotel is about 20 minutes away from the Vatican and about 30 to 40 minutes away from most other places in the historical city centre of Rome.
Residenza Frattina

Residenza Frattina

Via Frattina 104
00187

Located in the historical centre in a romantic 18th century mansion, the hotel is set between Rome’s Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Residenza Frattina is a prestigious point of reference in the most renowned shopping area, between Via Condotti and Via del Corso.
Residenza Villa Maria

Residenza Villa Maria

Via Pedica delle Ginestre 16
00100

The Residenza Villa Maria is situated outside Rome but with good transport connections to the centre of the city and to major historical sites. The hotel is situated in a beautiful area just outside Rome, 4 km from the GRA and close to the Marco Simone Golf Club.
Hotel Rinascimento

Hotel Rinascimento

Via del Pellegrino 122
00186

Hotel Rinascimento has a superb location in Rome's historic city-centre, just a stone's throw away from lively Campo dei Fiori and within comfortable walking distance of many of the city's most striking attractions including Piazza Navona, St Peter's Basilica, Castel S. Angelo and the Pantheon.From Termini station with buses 64, 40 and 40 Express. Get out at ,Chiesa Nuova, (Corso Vittorio Emanuele II).- from Fiumicino airport by train to Termini station. Follow instruction from Termini station.- from Ciampino airport by shuttle to Termini station.- by car: from G.R.A. (grande raccordo anulare) get exit ,Città del Vaticano, and follow signals to city centre (centro storico).
Hotel Zone

Hotel Zone

Via Alfredo Fusco 118
00136

Downtown Rome’s is reachable into a short time as the Foro Italico, Auditorium, Vatican City with S.Peter’s Basilica and the Museums with the masterpiece of Raffaello Sanzio and Michelangelo.
River Palace Hotel

River Palace Hotel

Via Flaminia 33
00196

With its position in the centre of the city, a few steps from Piazza del Popolo, near to Piazza di Spagna and Trinità dei Monti, the River Palace is an oasis of quietness and the ideal base to visit the places of great interest of the city.The Vatican with St. Pietro and the Sistine Chapel are only 10 minutes walking from the River Palace. If you desire take a trip out of the city, the nearest subway station Flaminio is only 100 meters away from the hotel.
A La Roma dei Papi Hotel de Charme

A La Roma dei Papi Hotel de Charme

Piazza Adriana 5 (Scala B) (Gate B)
00193

This small and friendly hotel is situated in the centre of Rome, just in front of the magnificent St. Angelo Castle and within walking distance of St. Peter’s Cathedral. A La Roma dei Papi Hotel de Charme is ideally located in the centre of Rome which gives you easy access to many of the Eternal City’s most famous attractions. The Pantheon, Vatican City and many popular shopping streets are all just a short walk away from the hotel.
San Pietro Rooms

San Pietro Rooms

Viale Giulio Cesare 62
00192

The San Pietro Rooms is located in the centre of Rome, 100 meters from the Vatican and within easy walking distance from many of the major historical sites, cafes and restaurants. The hotel is conveniently located on just a stone's throw from the Vatican city, St. Peter's basilica and the Vatican museum (the Sistine chapel). Rome's main attractions are easily accessible from San Pietro Rooms as it is directly besides exit D of the 'Ottaviano - San Pietro' metro stop. The closest metro station from the hotel is 'Ottaviano - San Pietro'. Metro line ,A, and a bus stop are at only 5 meters from the hotel. The Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain are only 2 metro stops away.
Hotel Verona

Hotel Verona

Via Di S.Maria Maggiore 154
00184

This hotel enjoys a great location in the heart of Rome, right in front of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. The hotel is situated within walking distance of the Termini Railway Station and the Colosseum. The city's major tourist sights, such as the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia and the Spanish Steps are all within comfortable walking distance. All these attractions are also easy to reach by public transport. 'Cavour' metro station, as well as several bus stops are only a few steps away from the hotel. The hotel is surrounded by a number of shops, restaurants and bars, and there is also an Internet Cafè nearby. Besides being centrally located, the area is easy to reach and very well connected to the rest of the city.