Emperor Hadrian commissioned the giant, cylindrical Castel Sant'Angelo as a mausoleum. It was later converted into a fortress and prison by popes. Now a museum, you can discover its sheer scale before viewing Rome and the Tiber River from its summit.
Discover the MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Flaminio, 7km from Crowne Plaza Rome-St Peter's. Contemporary exhibitions by the likes of Anish Kapoor fill the vast spaces and curving corridors of this angular building by architect Zaha Hadid.
Rome is small enough to be explored on foot. Ask the Concierge at Crowne Plaza Rome-St Peter's about how best to split journeys between Metro and walking, and for insider information on attractions like the Colosseum, Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain.
Enter St Peter's Square and find inspiration in the colonnaded forecourt that serves as an entrance to St Peter's Basilica. Inside the basilica, marvel at Bernini's ornate baldacchino, a Baroque canopy that soars upwards towards the miraculous dome.
Wandering through the cobbled streets of the enchanting Trastevere district, lined with medieval houses. At night, natives flock to its street-side bars and cafes, and you can enjoy a taste of authentic Italian cuisine at its many candle-lit restaurants.
Viale Vaticano, Rome, 00165
One of the most important sites for the history of human civilization. A rich collection of the greatest artists of all time: Raphael in the Stanze, Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, Giotto, Leonardo, and Caravaggio in the Pinacoteca, Van Gogh, Matisse and Moore in the area dedicated to modern religious art. You will encounter, through the Laocoön Group and the Apollo Belvedere, the greatest masterpieces of Classical Antiquity.
Trastevere is the 13th rione of Rome, on the west bank of the Tiber, south of Vatican City. Trastevere is one of the centers of Roman night life: rich in pubs, restaurants, osterie, wine bar and pizzerie. Enjoy a walk through the alleys of this district admiring churches and suggestive squares.
The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome. It is the largest amphitheatre in the world, considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering.
The Trevi Fountain is a fantastic work of art that is much more than a mere sculpture. This triumphant example of Baroque art with its soft, natural lines and fantasy creatures embodies movement as the soul of the world. The fountain is a true wonder, a jewel of water and stone that is nestled between the palaces of the historic centre of the city.
Piazza di Spagna, at the bottom of the Spanish Steps, is one of the most famous squares in Rome. It owes its name to the Palazzo di Spagna, seat of the Embassy of Spain among the Holy See. In the middle of the square is the famous Fontana della Barcaccia, dating to the beginning of the baroque period, sculpted by Pietro Bernini and his son, the more famous Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Rome's city centre. From its terrace you can admire a beautiful view of St. Peter's Basilica and the Tiber.
It takes its name from the Palazzo Venezia, built by the Venetian Cardinal, Pietro Barbo (later Pope Paul II) alongside the church of Saint Mark, the patron saint of Venice. One side of the Piazza is the site of Italy's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Altare della Patria, part of the imposing Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, first king of Italy. The piazza or square is at the foot of the Capitoline Hill and next to Trajan's Forum.
Located just 1Km from the hotel, Villa Doria Pamphili is one of the largest public park in Rome. Open from 7am until sunset, this amazing park is a very popular destionation amongst joggers and nature's lovers. Visit the run station inside the hotel to get a free jogging map with the best running itineraries inside the park. Grab an apple and a towel and run!
Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino (FCO) is the main airport in Rome. Guests staying at the hotel can take advantage of the scheduled shuttle bus to/from the airport (20 € per person each way advance reservation required).
The closest beaches to Rome are Fregene and Ostia. You can reach them by public transport and enjoy a sunny day at the sea, having lunch in one of the many seafood restaurants and stay until sunset for the famous aperitivo.
Via del Corso is a main street in the historical centre of Rome located bewteen Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Venezia. Very popular among tourists and Romans, you can find lots of small shops as well as boutiques for an authentic shopping experience.
Via del Ponte di Piscina Cupa, 64, Castel Romano, Rm 00128
Via di Castel Romano 200, Roma, 00128