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The best areas of Rome to stay for a tourist

In which part of the city is it best to book a hotel when traveling to Rome? In most cases, the most convenient for living tourists can be considered the central part of the city and hotels located in the Vatican area.

The central part of the city

The central part of the city is between the Colosseum, Roma Termini station, Plaza of Spain and the Tiber River. Most of the historical sights of Rome are located here. Here are the most popular places for shopping, a lot of restaurants and cafes. Most of the sights can be reached on foot during the day, and in the evening you can stroll along the shopping streets of Rome. There are always a lot of tourists here.

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Located near the station Roma Termini hotels may be better suited for those who plan to travel a lot on public transport. There are two metro lines crossing from the railway station to the airport or other cities of Italy. At the same time, there are always a lot of people here. (Metro station - Termini.) (A bit to the east is also the main campus of the Sapienza University.)

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Districts: Esquilino, part of the Castro Pretorio district, the northern part of the Monti district.

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Princeps Boutique Hotel (3 stars) 3 star hotel. Princeps Boutique Hotel is located in a historic building in the north of the Monti district, opposite the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. Termini Train Station is about 450 meters from the hotel. The hotel has good customer reviews.

Piazza di Spagna.

There are many good shops near the Piazza di Spagna (Spain Square). A little to the north is a large park (Villa Borghese). In this area of ​​the city, there are many good hotels.
Districts: Campo Marzio, Colonna, Trevi. The metro station is Spagna.

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Hassler Roma (5 stars). 5 star hotel Hassler Roma is one of the most famous hotels in the city. It is near the Plaza of Spain. On the 7th floor of the hotel, the restaurant Imàgo, awarded a Michelin star, is open. Spagna Metro Station is a 5-minute walk away.

Piazza Navona square is located to the west (800 meters) of the popular shopping street Via del Corso, near the banks of the Tiber River. Local artists sell their works on the square. This is a kind of geographical center of the tourist area of ​​Rome. From here you can easily walk to all the sights of the center of Rome and to the Vatican.

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Districts: of Ponte, Sant'Eustachio, Parione, Regola, Pigna.

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Hotel Damaso (3 stars). 3 star hotel Hotel Damaso is located 150 meters from Piazza Navona. The distance to the popular shopping street Via del Corso is about one kilometer. The hotel terrace offers panoramic views of the city. The hotel has very good customer ratings.

Colosseum. In the immediate vicinity of the Colosseum there are very few hotels, but you can walk to the main attraction of Rome on foot from anywhere in the city center.

Districts: Celio, Campitelli, southern part of Monti district.

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Hotel Palazzo Manfredi - Relais & Chateaux (5 stars). 5 star hotel Palazzo Manfredi is located next to the Colosseum. The rooftop terrace has a view of the main attraction of the city. Near the hotel there is a Colosseo metro station. You can rent a car at the front desk.

Distances between some popular places (when walking on foot).

  • Plaza of Spain - Colosseum - 2 kilometers.
  • The Colosseum - Piazza Navona - 2 kilometers.

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The Vatican is located on the opposite, western bank of the Tiber River. Northeast of the Vatican, between the Vatican and the Tiber River, there are many good hotels. This is a quieter area of ​​the city. Located next to the Vatican, hotels will be convenient not only for pilgrims going to the Vatican, but also for tourists. You can get to the city center by public transport or by foot.
Districts: Prati and Borgo. (Ottaviano and Lepanto metro Stations.)


  • Vatican - Termini station - 4 kilometers.
  • Vatican - Colosseum - 3.3 kilometers.

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Gran Melia Rome (5 stars). 5 star hotel Gran Melia Hotel is located in central Rome, close to the Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica and Saint Angel's Castle (on the right bank of the Tiber River). It features a spa and an outdoor pool. You can walk both to St. Peter's Square, and to Piazza Navona and to other sights of the city.

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There are very good places to stay in other parts of the city as well, but you will spend more time traveling around the city.

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