Areas of the historic center of Rome -
The historic center of Rome covers a large area and could be divided into several areas. The whole area that more or less covers the surroundings of the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain is what we could describe as the center of the center. This is
one of the most sought after areas to stay in Rome.
The historic center is a labyrinth of streets and alleys dating back to the Middle Ages, full of squares, churches and palaces built during the Renaissance and the Baroque. This whole area, like the city itself, is
perfect to be explored and enjoyed on foot take your time.
It is also not far from the district of ancient Rome (Colosseum / Roman Forum), about 15 minutes on foot.
In addition to all its tourist attractions, this area is full of cafes, restaurants and bars. The surroundings of Piazza Navona, those of the Pantheon or Campo dei Fiori and Piazza Farnese are
very interesting areas for eating and drinking. Even the Jewish ghetto, which is somewhat less known, is home to more and more good quality restaurants.
As you can imagine, hotels in this area are generally the most expensive in the whole city. Their price doesn't always match the quality they should have. However, if your budget can afford it, you will definitely find it
excellent hotels in one of the best areas to stay in Rome.
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Piazza di Spagna and the Trident
The northern part of the old town is
another of the best areas to sleep in Rome. This area would range from Piazza di Spagna to Piazza del Popolo with its famous Egyptian obelisk.
The three streets (Via di Ripetta, Via del Corso and Via del Babuino) that meet in Piazza del Popolo and descend towards the city center are commonly known as
one of the most elegant parts of the city. It is also one very commercial area where some of the most expensive shopping streets in Rome are located, such as Via Condotti. These streets abound with famous designer boutiques, elegant restaurants and bars.
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many luxury hotels with prices not suitable for all budgets. If you can afford it, this is an excellent area. From Piazza di Spagna you can reach Piazza Navona in just 10 minutes on foot. They are both very close.
Via Veneto and Piazza Barberini, an exclusive area to stay in Rome
Located north-east of the center, very close to it, the Via Veneto area is
one of the most exclusive in Rome. You will find luxury bars, restaurants, hotels and shops.
It is an ideal area to sleep in Rome
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for those looking for elegance and class and it is very close to both commercial areas and those of major tourist interest.
Vatican area: for those seeking tranquility and comfort
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The area around the Vatican is
a valid alternative to sleep in Rome. It does not have the charm of the historic area, but it is very quiet, plus it allows you to be within walking distance of one of the main attractions of the city, the Vatican. It's a lot well connected to the rest of the city by subway and buses.
Nearby there is
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a good selection of hotels of all ranges, although mid-range hotels and bed and breakfasts predominate.
Termini area, ideal for sleeping in Rome at a good price
Sleeping near the Termini station in Rome is
one of the most popular choices between travelers and tourists. Many arrive in the capital "through" this station and prefer to book accommodation nearby, also because its surroundings are concentrated in more budget hotels a Roma.
It is not the nicest area of the city. However, if you move slightly away from the station, the streets become much more pleasant.
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the central point of transport From Rome. It is well connected to the airport and all points of the city. Two metro lines pass here and most of the bus lines also pass.
Trastevere area: for young people and nightlife lovers
one of the liveliest neighborhoods From Rome. It is not a tourist district, on the contrary it is frequented for the most part by the Romans. There are taverns and bars where you can eat very well, without spending a lot. It is a good choice for young people, having a decent nightlife.
The Trastevere atmosphere makes it very special and a good option for sleeping in Rome. The biggest drawback is that
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it is not well connected like other areas. It does not have a metro and to get to the center you have to take a long walk or use a bus or a taxi.
The Colosseum and ancient Rome, ideal for being close to sightseeing Colosseo –
The area of ancient Rome, where the
Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Palatine Hill, the Capitol and the most important museums of the city, is very close to the center of Rome.
This area is
ideal for visiting the city. We are close to the main tourist attractions and you can walk to the most interesting places in Rome.
Its biggest drawback is that it becomes
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quite deserted at night. Its streets have very little life once the tourists leave. The good thing is that with a short walk you can move to the Piazza Navona, Monti or Trastevere area, areas with more leisure options.
Monti, central and well connected
Monti is a neighborhood that
it is located between the Colosseum and Termini station. It is a very comfortable place to sleep in Rome for those who want to be in a central position to be able to explore the city in an easy way.
It is in one
really very good location, you can reach the Colosseum and the Roman Forum on foot and other tourist sites such as the Capitoline Museums, Piazza Venezia and the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II.
This neighborhood is very convenient especially for those arriving or having to go to the airport or for those who have to take a train because
Termini station can be easily reached on foot.
Plus it's a
very lively neighborhood. Restaurants, cafes and bars abound. In addition to hotels, there is a good offer of tourist apartments.
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well connected by public transport, with the Termini, Cavour or Colosseo metro stations. In addition, there are many bus lines that pass here and with which you can move to other main areas of Rome. Hotel to Rome
The hotel is
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the most chosen solution to sleep in Rome. Most of the hotels have recently been refurbished and are good value for money. The comfort and all services that a hotel offers, especially in higher category ones, is unmatched. Prices range from 40 to over 200 euros per night. B&B a Roma
The bed & breakfast is mostly chosen by young couples
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for the slightly romantic atmosphere and by foreign tourists who want to have a more direct relationship with local people. Prices range from 30 to 50 euros for the low season, to 80-150 euros for the high season. Sleeping in Rome - Hostels
The hostel, as in any tourist destination, is also in Rome
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the cheapest solution where to sleep. It is a suitable solution for groups of friends who prefer to make new friends. Most of the time the rooms are shared like the bathrooms. Prices per bed range from € 15 to € 25 for hostels in central areas. Campsites in Rome
Campsites are also
an excellent economic solution to stay in Rome. The disadvantage of this choice is that they are located in peripheral areas, almost always outside the Grande Raccordo Anulare.
The advantage is to have bungalows or prefabricated houses with private bathroom, kitchen and all the privacy, essential for travelers
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as a couple or families with children. Prices range from 10-15 euros in low season to 30-50 euros in high season.
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