From ancient temples to recently excavated ruins, the city of Rome is a delectable feast for all lovers of history, philosophy and human progress. With world-class art that spans the ages, bustling piazzas, an excess of excellent shopping opportunities and numerous high-tech companies, Rome has something to offer for just about every kind of visitor. Make the most of your trip to this historic city when you book into one of our boutique Rome hotels.
As the former seat of the Roman Empire and the centuries long centre of Catholic culture, Rome boasts more historic and cultural landmarks than you can possibly visit in one trip. Envision the gladiators charging across the Colosseum. Imagine senators orating in the Roman Forum and emperors meandering across Palatine Hill. Gasp at the sheer perfection of the circular opening atop the ancient Pantheon. Ogle the vast collection housed in the Vatican Museum, as well as Michelangelo's penultimate paintings in the Sistine Chapel. Marvel at the art and architecture on display at any one of the city's 900 churches, including the iconic St. Peter's Basilica, which also provides excellent views from its dome. Toss a few coins into the Trevi Fountain for good luck, explore the Planetarium, or tour the pristine Parliament Building. Whatever kind of exploration you fancy, Rome is sure to satisfy.
While public transport is excellent, Rome is a highly walkable city, with something to discover around every corner. If you're looking for a good dose of flora and fauna, climb the hill up to Villa Borghese, which provides ample green spaces, segway rides, bike rentals and an admirable art gallery. Alternatively, head to the shops tucked into the back alleys for a little retail therapy. Via del Corso, via Condotti and via Cola di Rienzo are all excellent options for high-end wares, while Piazza Navona is a must for touristy kitsch and fresh produce. The Euroma2 is another option for more of an American-style shopping experience.
After all of that activity, your stomach is bound to be rumbling. Head to the Trastevere neighbourhood for hip restaurants, cafes and bars; to the Jewish quarter for a uniquely Roman spin on traditional treats; or to any number of tucked away pizza joints, where the crusts are thin and the toppings are lip-licking good. Afterwards, traditional gelato is a must, with many family shops tucked into unexpected places.
Once the lights go down, indulge in some top-notch house wine or cocktails in the Testaccio neighbourhood, where there's always live music on. The San Lorenzo district, which is near the university, draws a younger crowd, while there are some great pubs near the railway station. The Auditorium and the Parco della Musica both curate excellent musical guests, whilst the Teatro dell'Opera is sure to impress with its world-class performances.
Discover all that this distinctly modern ancient gem has to offer with a stay in a boutique hotel in Rome, where style and comfort come first. With unbeatable amenities and an attentive staff, you'll always feel rested, relaxed and ready to take on all of this amazing city's adventures.