Famous for its lively nightlife scene and relaxed bohemian atmosphere, the San Lorenzo and Tiburtina districts of Italy’s ancient capital are home to premium hotel accommodation for those preferring a livelier city break. Hotwire customers are invited to take advantage of exclusive online deals, meaning that luxury rooms needn’t cost premium rates. This excellent 4* Hot Rate hotel boasts contemporary double en-suite guest rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi internet as well as the latest amenities. As well as sophisticated restaurant specialising in traditional Italian cuisine, the hotel also features a stylish cocktail bar and modern onsite fitness centre.
The trendy San Lorenzo quarter lies centered around the Via Tiburtina to the northeast of Rome’s ancient historic heart. Characterised by artisan coffee shops, charming family-run bistros and popular wine bars, San Lorenzo is widely regarded as home to the capital’s most electric nightlife and is therefore the most sought after entertainment destination after dark. The neighbourhood is also conveniently located adjacent to one of Rome’s main rail terminals, Roma Tiburtina. Featuring regional and cross-country high speed rail services, a metro line and numerous bus routes, the station is for those going on to explore Italy further or for easy access to the city’s major Leonardo Da Vinci Fiumicini Airport.
By virtue of Rome’s extensive metro transport system, getting into its ancient centre could not be simpler or faster. Couples on a romantic city retreat are strongly advised to pay an evening visit to the glorious Trevi Fountain, just a few minutes’ walk from the Barberini metro station. Completed in 1762, the Trevi fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome and one of the most famous the world over. It has become tradition to toss coins into the fountain over the left shoulder and because of this popular pastime an astonishing estimated 3,000 Euros are accumulated from visitors each day. Beautifully illuminated at night, its intricate statues and façade are even more stunning by night.
Evidently, a trip to Rome would be incomplete without paying a visit to the holy Vatican City, accessible via the Ottaviano metro station. The Vatican City holds the status of smallest state in the world at just 110 hectares and is famously known as the exclusive home of the Pope and his Catholic officials. Its most notable architectural landmark is undoubtedly the Sistine Chapel, internationally renowned for its breathtaking frescoes and ceilings painted by the likes of Michelangelo and Botticelli during the 16th century.