Time itself has been preserved over the centuries in the historical facades of Rome; little wonder that it’s come to be known as the 'Eternal City'. The place of origin of one of the largest empires of ancient times is now an essential stamp on the passport of any globetrotter. The varied offering of hotels in Rome allows visitors to enjoy a stay which always leaves them itching for more, as this is a city with endless choices.
The Italian capital’s historical centre is an extensive patchwork of streets, squares, monuments and emblematic spots that require some very good planning to make sure you don’t miss anything during your trip. More than three millennia in the making, the city is a veritable open air museum that one ever quite stops discovering.
For this reason it’s important to start-off your visit with Rome’s main attractions, which are located within a triangular area composed of the Colosseum, the Piazza del Popolo, and the Vatican. This extensive area of the city is home to some of the “unmissables” of your holiday in Rome.
Archaeological sites such as the Forum, the Theatre of Marcellus, the Largo di Torre Argentina (where Caesar was assassinated) and world-famous monuments such as the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Ara Pacis Augustae are just some of the attractions this area has to offer.
These sites are also the perfect excuse to stroll around the city and enjoy some of the flavours of a cuisine known all over the world for its outstanding quality. The ice creams at hundred-year-old Giolitti, coffee at Sant'Eustachio Il Caffè, or the numerous establishments offering “pizza al taglio” (by the slice) form part of the usual schedules of not only visitors but also Romans themselves.
No break in Rome is complete without the essential visit to the Vatican, the sovereign country nestled in the city and home to some of the most important works of art in the world. Bernini's majestic statues at the entrance to the Piazza San Pedro, the spectacular views from the dome of the basilica and the hypnotising effect of the Sistine Chapel frescos are the kind of experiences that stay with you forever.
Hotels well connected with the Vatican City are a fantastic accommodation option for visitors who value both tranquillity and quality during their trips. In fact, some of the best hotels in Rome are to be found in peripheral areas with easy access to the main city centre attractions.
The same goes for those who are travelling for business and prefer the hotels in Rome’s financial district. The high-quality hotels there are equipped with all the indispensable services for a business trip: auditoriums, meeting rooms, experience in holding conferences, good connections with the city’s two airports, shuttle service to Rome city centre and, of course, free Wi-Fi connection both in the rooms and throughout the communal areas.