Enjoy Rome and its endless art galleries, antiquities and fine Italian dining as you stay at this contemporary 4 star Top Secret Hotel, ‘Innovative ECO Hotel – 3 min walk to the Vatican – 4 star – Rome’. This innovative design hotel prides itself on being eco-friendly and strives to protect the environment through materials it uses and the services it provides. The atmosphere within the hotel is warm and welcoming, aided by its friendly staff that are on hand 24 hours a day to answer queries and offer recommendations. There is an extensive list of deluxe facilities including valet laundry, indoor parking, luggage room and medical service. For the ultimate relaxation at the end of a busy day you can choose to unwind at the rooftop terrace and lounge or in the onsite library. Some guest rooms also enjoy their own in-room spa with private Jacuzzi and whirlpool for some well-deserved R&R.
The hotel is conveniently located just 3 minutes from the Vatican City and nearby to excellent public transport links to whisk you to all the major attractions and sights across the city. A definite must-see on your trip is the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, once the political, commercial and religious epicentre of Rome that now stands in ruins for visitors to marvel and wonder at. You can easily spend an entire afternoon wandering through the ruins and learning about the fascinating past of each site. Highlights include the House of the Vestals, Temple of Saturn, Arch of Septimus Severus and Arch of Titus.
If you fancy cooking an authentic Italian dish for yourself, or if you just want to observe a typical market in action, head over to Campo de’ Fiori where farmers and fishmongers come to sell their goods from Monday through to Saturday morning. This outdoor market is a delight just to walk around and take snaps of the exotic fruits and freshly caught seafood. There are plenty of stalls selling picnic ingredients such as bread, cheese, cooked meats and gelato so you can head to a nearby park and enjoy your lunch in the sun.
One of the most visited squares in Rome is the Piazza di Spagna, and it’s easy to see why; the elegant 18th century buildings, the brightly coloured flowers highlighting the famous steps and the bustling atmosphere of excited tourists and local residents. The graceful steps that lead down to the Trinita dei Monti church were designed by Francesco de Sanctis and are occasionally the site of concerts and cultural performances.
Enjoy your trip to the wonderful city of Rome, Italy!