We know that all roads lead to Rome. But how to choose the best place to stay?
Rome was the centre of one of the greatest empires that the world has ever known. Every year millions of tourists come from around the world to admire this amazing open-air museum. With so much to see, where should you begin? Here you can find some practical advice and insider tips to make sure you don’t miss anything this great city has to offer.
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The best way to get around in Rome is to take the bus or metro. The area around the Termini station is affordable and has great public transport connections. The district is close to the impressive Colonna Palace and Trevi Fountain.
Of course no trip to Rome is complete without a visit to one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions, the Colosseum. The largest Roman amphitheatre ever built, it was once used for spectacular gladiator fights.
Not far from the Colosseum, you’ll find the Roman Forum. This extensive complex of ruins was once the administrative, judicial and commercial heart of the city and the Empire.
Budget Tip: Leonardo Suites Apartments are just a short walk away from Termini station.
If you want to stay right in the centre of Rome, the area around the Piazza Navona is an excellent choice. Here you can find the city’s trendiest trendy bars and clubs.
A tip for coffee-lovers: the famous café Tazza d’Oro is just a 5-minute walk from the Piazza Navona. Here you can find the best frozen coffee granitas in town.
Piazza Navona and Campo de Fiori are two beautiful squares located close to the main tourist attractions.
Go back in time with a visit to the Pantheon temple or visit Santa Maria sopra Minerva, the only Gothic church in Rome.
Budget Tip: Stay in the Vetrina Holidays Apartments, which are just a stone’s throw away from the impressive Pantheon.
What not to miss?
For those of you who want to visit the Castel Sant’Angelo or the Vatican Museums, the Prati area is the perfect location. It’s close to the banks of the River Tiber and one of Rome’s main shopping areas.
If you want to shop ‘till you drop, check out the area around the Spanish Steps, which lead from the Piazza di Spagna to the Piazza Trinita dei Monti.
All the expensive designer boutiques are clustered around the Piazza di Spagna, particularly along the Via Condotti. You’ll find more affordable stores, including chains like H&M and Zara, along the Via del Corso, which runs from the Piazza del Popolo to the Piazza Venezia.
If you need a break from the crowds and all the monuments, the Esposizione Universale Roma is the place to be. It’s a large district in the east of the city known for its modern architecture.
The San Lorenzo area, south of Termini station, is an alternative, hipster hang-out. This studenty neighborhood is full of cheap pizzerias, trattorias and bars.
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