The central Circo Massimo area of Rome, ‘The Eternal City’, has long been considered as one of the Italian capital’s most sought after. Exclusive online discounts are available to Hotwire customers booking a stay in this exceptional 4* Hot Rate hotel so that holidaymakers needn’t pay costly premium rates for such conveniently located accommodation. With free high speed Wi-Fi internet throughout, this hotel also features an extensive, contemporary business centre comprising of several meeting rooms equipped with the latest professional technology, as well as an outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre for those seeking rest and relaxation.
Rome’s 12th historic district of Ripa, centrally located adjacent to the River Tiber, is perfectly positioned for hotel guests to explore the ancient city and its most iconic architectural wonders. Just a stone’s throw away on foot is the Circo Massimo, or Circus Maximus; an ancient Roman chariot racing track and entertainment venue. With a capacity of over 150,000 spectators, the Massimo was the original and largest stadium of the former empire and also hosted gladiator contests, public feasts and athletics competitions. Today, the track has been transformed into a public park which offers visitors peace and quiet after a long day’s sightseeing.
The Circo Massimo is also within walking distance of the city’s most symbolic preserved relic of the Ancient Roman empire, the Colosseum. Famous worldwide for its inimitable architecture, this feat of engineering is the largest amphitheater ever built. The Colosseum was historically used as a venue for gladiator contests, athletic competitions, public executions and plays dedicated to the Roman gods and has an estimated capacity of 80,000. This impressive structure is now open to the public all year round to marvel at its sheer size, as well as a tour of the subterranean tunnels beneath which formerly transported live wild animals and gladiators to meet their fate in the arena. As the most popularly visited tourist attraction in the city, tourists are advised to arrive at the Colosseum early so as to avoid lengthy queues.
Guests will appreciate the hotel’s close proximity to both the Piramide and Ostinense rail stations, allowing for easy access to the capital’s main Leonardo da Vinci international airport. Both stations also offer direct services to other popular nearby cities such as the seaside resort of Fiumicino and the Umbrian city of Perugia. Both stations also serve as metro stations so hotel guests are connected to the rest of the capital by only a few minutes.
Have a wonderful stay at this Circo Massimo – Piramide – Ostiense area hotel!