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Old Rome is the historic Renaissance centre of Rome. While the oldest section of Rome is at the Forum, and the Modern Center has shifted to via Veneto, Old Rome remains the city's most charming district, with lovely piazze (squares) and streets to wander and find small cafes and restaurants. Old Rome includes the areas around piazza Navona, Campo de' Fiori, the Pantheon and the Ghetto.

Get in[edit]

From Termini station, take the #64 bus (be careful as this route is popular with pickpockets). The Old Rome area is served by several stops between piazza Venezia and the Tiber river. Alternatively, take one of the many other buses serving piazza Venezia.

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Ancient Rome[edit]

Piazza della Rotonda
  • The Pantheon, piazza della Rotonda, +39 6 68300230, [1]. M-Sa 08:00-19:30, Su 09:00-18:00, public holidays 09:00-13:00, closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec. Formerly known as the basilica of Santa Maria ad Martyres, it was built in 126 CE by emperor Hadrian on the site of an earlier temple created by Augustus' right-hand man, Marcus Agrippa, whose name Hadrian retained in the front inscription. It's a marvel of ancient architecture; the ancient temple is celebrated for its large dome and its fine proportions, and was as dedicated to all the gods of the Roman state religion. However, it has served as a Christian church since the 7th century; this is also the only building from the Graeco-Roman world which has remained substantially intact and in continuous use throughout to the present day and, as it is still a functioning church, silence is requested during your visit. The first two Kings of Italy (Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto I), along with their spouses, are buried there. Also buried in the Pantheon are: Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino) the painter Anibale Carracci (from Bologna) and the great composer Arcangelo Corelli. From inside the Pantheon, you'll see traces of the former bronze ceiling, melted down during the reign of Pope Urban VIII to make bombards for the fortification of Castel Sant'Angelo. The hole in the center of the ceiling, known as "Oculus" (the Latin word for eye), though, is an original feature designed for architectural reasons (the dome would collapse without it). Guides will tell you the spectacular doors are original, but the original bronze doors were also melted down by Pope Urban and might have been used to create Borromini and Bernini's Baldacchino in Saint Peter's. The dome is now the third largest masonry dome in the world (for your information, the first one is St. Peter's while the second is Hagia Sophia in Istanbul).

    Roof of the Pantheon
    The site surrounding the Pantheon offers a lesson in archaeological stratigraphy. The building now appears to be built in a recess at the edge of a hill, but this is not the original appearance: the street level at the sides and rear has risen about 10 meters since the original construction due to the accumulation of debris from 2,000 years of settlement. This has necessitated the maintenance of the deep trench that keeps the building from being buried.

    If you're in Rome and it happens to be raining, you should definitely go to the Pantheon to see the rain pouring into the building through the hole in the ceiling, and that's a rather unique view. When it starts raining the center of the Pantheon is separated by a rope but you can walk around the drops falling in the middle of the building. There are holes in the ground that drain the water.
Largo di Torre Argentina
  • Largo di Torre Argentina. Not, as commonly believed, named after the country but after a tower (the torre Argentina) that stands in the area. Four Roman Republican-era temples, Pompey's theater and a Roman public toilet have been excavated. The square is also home to a large number of cats which are tended by the local animal rights organization (purportedly a jab at Mussolini who excavated the area and is said to have hated cats).  edit
  • Temple of Hadrianus, Borsa di Roma, piazza di Pietra. The temple of Emperor Hadrianus was consecrated in 145 by Emperor Antoninus Pius. The remains of the antique temple were incorportated into a new buliding that served as Papal Customs House, which was finished around 1690 by architect Carlo Fontana. Today, the building accomodates the city's stock exchange (Borsa di Roma).  edit


  • Chiesa del Gesù, Via degli Astalli, 16 (Piazza del Gesù; not far from piazza Venezia, towards Largo di Torre Argentina.), +39 6 69 70 01, [2]. 07:00-12:00, 16:00-19:00. This is the Jesuits' church in Rome. The interior is Baroque art on steroids. Simply astounding.  edit
  • Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza, Corso del Rinascimento, 40, +39 6 6864987. Su 09:00-12:00, closed Jul-Aug. This little church is hard to find but well worth the extra effort although it is often closed when you get there; it's Borromini's masterpiece. It is located only a block from piazza Navona, but is not usually visible from the street, as one must enter the courtyard of an old palazzo to reach the church. Sant'Ivo is a small church, the dome of which is shaped like the Star of David with every other point rounded. The steeple seen from the outside looks like it has a staircase wrapped around it that ascends to heaven. As the church was commissioned by the Barberini family that produced a number of Popes and whose family symbol was the bee, some say the steeple resembles the stinger of the insect...  edit
  • Santa Maria sopra Minerva, piazza della Minerva 42, +39 6 6793926, [3]. M-Sa 07:00-19:00, Su 08:00-13:00, 15:00-19:00, monastery M-Sa 09:00-12:00, 16:00-18:30. This church is literally right next to the Pantheon. It is Rome's only Gothic church and well worth looking inside, although its plain square façade makes it look inconspicuous from outside. Excellent stained glass windows.  edit
  • San Luigi dei Francesi, Piazza San Luigi dei Francesi, 5, +39 6 6882718. It is most notable for a side chapel which contains three Caravaggio masterworks: "The Calling of St. Matthew", "St. Matthew and the Angel" and "Martyrdom of St. Matthew".  edit
  • Sant'Ignazio, 8 A Via del Caravita. Not far from the Pantheon, lies a stunning example of Baroque art. The ceiling frescoes are especially fine, including a trompe l'oeil dome by the master Andrea Pozzo.  edit
  • Sant'Agnese in Agone, Piazza Navona, 0668192134. Tu-Sa 09:00-12:00, 16:00-19:00. by Borromini, reputed to be on the spot where St. Agnes was martyred in the fourth century A.D. This lovely basilica church is small with an almost circular interior; it seems to be open only until noon.  edit
  • Santa Maria dell'Anima, Via di Santa Maria dell'Anima 66, +39 6 828181. 09:00-13:00, 15:00-19:00. with the tomb of Pope Hadrian IV, the last Non-Italian pope before Pope John Paul II.  edit
  • Santa Maria della Pace, Vicolo dell'Arco della Pace 5, +39 6 6861156. Tu-F 10:00-12:00. The church was built by order of Pope Sixtus VI della Rovere. The campanile was erected in 1504 by Bramaante and the church has frescoes of the 4 sibyls by Raphael in its interior.  edit

Historical Squares and Streets[edit]

The Fountain of Neptune at the centre of piazza Navona
  • Piazza Campo de' Fiori. If it is sunny, you'll catch a few young people and older gentlemen sitting at the base of a statue in the middle of the open space. The statue is a brooding, hooded Giordano Bruno - an excommunicated Dominican monk and one of the earliest cosmologists who held the idea of an infinite universe - who was burnt at the stake for heresy on this spot on 17 Feb 1600. The piazza is used as a marketplace during the day, and party central for college students and tourists at night. When the sky gets dark and the street lamps go on, Campo de' Fiori fills with people and lovers wander arm in arm in the crowd. Over the buzzing of conversation and the occasional burst of laughter you may hear a young vocalist belt out an incongruous O Sole Mio at the top of his lungs as change plunks into his accordion case.
  • Piazza Navona, the pride of Baroque Rome, was established towards the end of the 15th century, and preserves the shape of the ancient Stadium of Domitian. The buildings surrounding the square stand where the spectators once sat, watching the chariots racing; the square remains completely unspoilt by traffic and modern buildings. Today, the square is an immensely popular place to sip a cappuccino, shop, and watch street performers. Behind the piazza, at the northern end, you can still see remains of the racing stadium well below the current ground level. Amongst the various monuments of the square monuments, look especially for the two Baroque masterpieces by Bernini and Borromini.
  • Piazza Colonna. Named after the Column of Marcus Aurelius which has stood here since the year 193. On the north side of the square you can see Palazzo Chigi, seat of the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers.  edit
Bernini's elephant statue outside the Minerva church
  • Piazza della Minerva. A small piazza just behind the Pantheon. The centerpiece is a statue of an elephant by Bernini with an ancient obelisk on its back.  edit
  • Piazza di Sant'Ignazio. Small and attractive piazza tucked away in a neighborhood near Pantheon.  edit
  • Piazza di Monte Citorio. There you can find the building of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Palazzo Montecitorio.  edit
Via Giulia
  • Piazza Pasquino. Small square about 20m from piazza Navona, behind the Brazilian embassy. There's a statue named "Pasquino" - according to a legend, it was named after a tailor who used to work nearby and had a reputation for nagging. The statue has been used for the past three centuries as a place to hang messages, complaints and other irriverent pamphlets which have to be shared with the city; the statue in question is probably an ancient Roman portrait of Hercules. The piazza is also home to Cul de Sac, one of the best enoteche in Rome.  edit
  • Via Giulia. An example of urban planning that goes back to Pope Julius II who, in 1508, envisioned it as a street that would connect all major government buildings. It is around a kilometre long and is in a straight line, an unusual feature for the time. It is lined with some interesting palaces, but these days is more known for its antique shops. Via Giulia runs parallel with and one block from the Tiber river.
  • Via della Gatta (Cat Street). Via della Gatta connects Palazzo Doria-Pamphili with Palazzo Grazioli. The sculpture of the cat is on one of the corners of Palazzo Grazioli  edit
  • Via de' Coronari, (buses: #40, #46, #62, #64, #70, #81, #87, #115, #116, #186, #280 and #492). In the Middle Ages, pilgrims on their way to St. Peter's had to pass through via de' Coronari in order to cross the Tiber at ponte Sant'Angelo; this street got its name from the people who sold rosaries to the pilgrims. It follows the ancient via Recta, which led from what is today piazza Colonna to the Tiber. In the 15th century, Pope Sixtus IV initiated the construction of private buildings. Today, serveral houses dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries may be seen; the house at #156/157 is said to have been the House of Fiammetta, the mistress of Cesare Borgia  edit
  • Via del Governo Vecchio, (buses #40, #46, #62 and #64). The street is named after the Palazzo del Governo Vecchio, the seat of the Papal government in the 17th and 18th centuries. It was part of the via Papalis which connected the Lateran to St.Peter's. The Houses at #104 and #106 date to the 15th century. There are also some houses from the 16th century. The palace at #123 was intended to be the residence of Bramante. The Palazzo del Governo Vecchio is situated just opposite.  edit

Historical buildings[edit]

  • Palazzo della Cancelleria, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II (Piazza della Cancelleria). This remarkable building served as the site of the Apostolic Chancellory - or offices of the Pope - for centuries, and now houses a Vatican court.  edit
Palazzo Farnese
  • Palazzo Farnese, Piazza Farnese 67, +39 6 68892818. phone for opening times. Since 1871 this has been the French embassy. This sixteenth-century palace houses a library of collections by the French Institute of Rome, particularly on Roman archaeology. Note the two beautiful fountains in the piazza.  edit
  • Palazzo della Sapienza, Corso Rinascimento 9 (buses: #70, #81, #87 and #492; close to piazza Navona), +39 6 686 4987. This building housed the University of Rome from the 15th century until 1935. The splendid interior courtyard was created by Giacomo della Porta. The church of Sant'Ivo alla sapienza, located inside, is one of Borromini's masterpieces.  edit
  • Palazzo Altemps (Branch of the National Roman Museum), Via di Sant'Apollinare 8 (buses: #70, #81, #87 and #492), +39 6 6897091, [4]. 09:00-19:45 except Mondays. Simple and elegant lines make up this building, whose construction began in 1480 for Count Girolamo Riario, nephew of Pope Sixtus IV, and was taken up by architect Martino Longhi for the new owner, cardinal Marco Sittico Altemps. Today, it houses one of the branches of the National Roman Museum, showcasing Renaissance sculptures and an interesting Egyptian collection. €10 (€6.50 for EU citizens of ages 18-24) gives admission to this and the three other National Roman Museums.  edit
  • Palazzo Taverna, Via di Monte Giordano. The building is in one of the most hidden corners of the city centre, between piazza Navona and Castel Sant'Angelo. It served as residence for the Orsini family but nowadays it is private property and one can only glance at the courtyard with the amazing fountain inside (erected in 1618 by architect Antonio Casoni). However, the brief gaze is worth it.  edit
  • Palazzo Crivelli, Via dei Banchi Vecchi 22. This building, also known as the "Doll House", was built in the 16th century and it's unique for the quantity and quality of the decorations - lion heads, satyrs and disfigured heads that adorn the facade (attributed to the sculptor Giulio Mazzoni).  edit
  • Palazzo Spada, Piazza Capo di Ferro. This building was erected in the 16th century for cardinal Girolamo Capodiferro. A century later it was acquired by another powerful cardinal, Bernardino Spada, and was restored by Borromini - who also created the optical illusion in the arcaded courtyard.  edit
  • Palazzo Madama, Corso del Rinascimento, 0667061, [5]. every 1st Sa in a month 10:00-18:00. This palace 16th-century palace was built by the famous Medici family. It was the residence of cardinals Giovanni and Giuliano Medici (who will be later known as Popes Leo X and Clemens VII). Catherine of Medici, Pope Clemens VII's niece, lived here until her marriage in 1553 with Prince Henry, the son of King Francis I of France. The palace is named after madama Margaret of Austria, the illigitimate daughter of Emperor Charles V. Since 1871, it houses of the Italian Senate.  edit
  • Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne, Corso Vittorio Emanuele 141. chapel only open on 16 Mar 07:00-12:00. The palace was built by the architect Baldassare Peruzzi on behalf of the Massimo family. The previous palace was destroyed during the Sack of Rome in 1527. The Massimo family is said to date back to Quintus Fabius Maximus who defeated Hannibal in the 3rd cent BC. The building is open to the public on March 16th only in order to commemorate the reanimation of Paolo Massimo by St. Filippo Neri in 1538.  edit
  • Palazzo del Collegio Romano, Piazza del Collegio Romano. The Collegio Romano was a college of the Jesuite order. Many Popes, cardinals and bishops were educated here. Since 1870 it is a secular high school. The coat of arms on the doorway is that of Pope Gregory XIII (1572-1585). The tower was erected in 1787 and served as observatory and, until 1925, all clocks in Rome followed the signal of the Collegio Romano  edit
  • Hosteria dell'Orso (Bear's Inn), Via dei Soldati 25 (buses: #70, #81, #116, #186, #204, #280, #492 and #628). M-Sa 08:00-13:00. a historical inn where reputedly the Italian poet Dante Aligheri and the 16th-century French writers François Rabelais and Michel de Montaigne lived.  edit


  • Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers), by Bernini. Located at the very centre of piazza Navona, it incorporates an Egyptian obelisk and symbolises four of the world's great rivers (the Ganges, the Nile, the Danube and the Rio de la Plata), which represented the four continents known at the time.
  • Fontana del Moro (Fountain of the Moor), Piazza Navona. At the southern end of the square, this fountain was designed by Bernini but the statue of the Moor was done by Giacomo della Porta while the other statues are 19th-century copies of the originals.  edit
  • Fontana di Nettuno (Fountain of Neptune). A 19th century addition to the square, made to balance the Fontana del Moro  edit
  • Fontanella del Facchino ((Fountain of the Porter)), Via Lata. Like Pasquino, the faccchino is one of the talking statues that are peculiar to Rome; it's located on the Banco di Roma building; the man depicted is carrying water by holding a barrel in his hands. He's said to look similar to Martin Luther - but probably, the man depicted is a porter who died while carrying a barrel.  edit


  • Palazzo Doria-Pamphilj, Piazza del Collegio Romano 2, entrance: via del Corso, 305 (buses: #64, #81, #85, #117, #119 and #492), +39 06 6797323, [6]. F-W 10:00-17:00, closed 1 Jan, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 15 Aug, 25 Dec. €11.  edit
  • Museo Napoleonico, Piazza di Ponte Umberto I (buses: #70, #81, #87, #116, #186, #280 and #492), +39 6 68806286, [7]. Tu-Su 09:00-19:00, closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec. The museum is dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte and his family. After Napoleon's death, in 1821, the Pope gave permission to his family to settle down in Rome; his sister married Prince Camillo Borghese.  edit
  • Palazzo Altemps (branch of the National Museum of Rome (Museo Nazionale Romano)), Piazza Sant'Apollinare 46 (buses: #70, #81, #87, #115, #116, #280, #492 and #628 (Corso del Rinascimento)), +39 6 39967700, [8]. 09:00-19:30, closed 1 Jan, 25 Dec. See Historical Buildings €10, €6.50 EU citizens age 18-24 for access to all four National Museum of Rome sites.  edit
  • Crypta Balbi (branch of the National Museum of Rome), Via delle Botteghe Oscure 31 (buses: H, #30, #40, #46, #62, #63, #64, #70, #87, #119, #130, #186, #190, #271, #492, #571, #630, #780, #810 and #916 - tram #8, stops: Arenula/Cairoli or Venezia), +39.06.39967700, [9]. 09:00-19:45, closed 1 Jan, 25 Dec. This museum is built on top of the excavation site of the Balbi Crypt, a building from the first century A.D. which underwent considerable modifications in the following centuries. Through the building's history, the museum gives us glimpses of what Roman life across the ages was like. Free visits of the ruins are possible. The Essedra ruins are only accessible on Saturdays and Sundays, at 10:45, 11:45, 12:45, 14:45 and 15:45. €10, €6.50 EU citizens age 18-24 for access to all four National Museum of Rome sites.  edit

Columns, Obeliks and Statues[edit]

  • Column of Marcus Aurelius, Piazza Colonna. It stands in front of Palazzo Chigi, official residence of the Prime Minister of the Italian Republic. Built in honor of emperor Marcus Aurelius, the spiral relief tells the story of the emperor's war against the Marcomanni, Quadi and Sarmatian Iazyges that lasted between the years 166-180.  edit
  • Montecitorio Obelisk, Piazza Montecitorio. In front of the Italian Chamber of Deputies building. The obelisk was brought to Rome in the year 10 BC by Emperor Augustus.  edit
  • Obelisk at Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Piazza della Minerva (buses: #116 and all lines on via del Corso and corso Vittorio Emanuele II). Bernini's masterpiece, an obelisk on the back of an elephant  edit
  • Piè di Marmo (Marble Foot), Via di Santo Stefano del Cacco (bus 62,63,64,70,81,116,186,492). The marble foot belonged to a temple of the Egyptian gods Isis and Osiris.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Wander the stalls of the Campo de' Fiori market. From farm fresh vegetables to spices to kitchen implements - it is a colorful and busy place.
  • Wander around the side streets, particularly those between piazza Navona and the river. There are still many artisans' shops and away from the tourist areas it is sometimes difficult to believe that you are in a major city.
  • Ferdinando Codognotto workshop, via dei Pianellari 14 (near Piazza Navona), [10]. Visit the workshop of wood sculptor Ferdinando Codognotto.  edit


  • Teatro Argentina, Largo Argentina 56, +39 6 68804601, [11].  edit
  • Teatro Valle, Via del Teatro Valle 21, +39 6 68803794, [12].  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

Campo de' Fiori is one of the oldest open air markets in Rome. The day starts as early as 05:30, when the first "fruttivendolo" drive up, and by 08:00, under wide umbrellas, tables overflow with an abundance of brightly colored fruit and vegetables. At the eastern end, near one of the best sandwich shops in all of Rome, is the flower stand absolutely bursting in color and fragrance. Campo de' Fiori is filled with tourists, school groups, families and musicians until 15:00, when the booths are taken down, packed into cars, carts and trucks with the produce and driven away, and a loud, white, behemoth of a street cleaner sweeps through the square, cleaning up left over greens, wrappers and trash.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Cooking for yourself. In Campo de' Fiori you won't have any trouble finding food shops and there's also a food market right in the square in the morning. Cooking at home is cheap.
  • Aristocampo, Piazza della Cancelleria, 93 (On the closest corner opposite the Drunken Ship). Offers delicious sandwiches.  edit
  • Chagat at 66th (Kosher Fast food), Via S. Maria del Pianto 66 (Jewish ghetto), +397 6/6861267. 10AM-10:30PM. Kosher fast food Known as the orange fast food in the heart of the Jewish Ghetto 5 euros shwarma.  edit
  • Cul de Sac, Piazza Pasquino 73 (Near Piazza Navona), +39 6 68801094. Kitchen works until 01:00. In Aug, closed for 2 weeks. One of the best enoteca in Rome, serving a wide range of small dishes. The pate selection is a must-try. However, off-hours service is slow.  edit
  • Della Palma, Via della Maddalena 20 (at Via delle Coppelle), +39 6 68806752. Located just a couple blocks north of the Pantheon, this is an excellent gelateria with 140 different flavors. Prices are very reasonable. Vegan soy gelato also available.  edit
  • Forno Campo de' Fiori, Campo de' Fiori, [13]. For lunch in try the Forno , a traditional bread shop that makes one of the best kinds of pizza bread in Rome. With your back to the Giordano Bruno statue in the middle of the square, the Forno is at the bottom of the square to the left.  edit
  • Gelateria Giolitti, Via degli Uffici del Vicario 40. Originally opened in 1800, very popular among tourists - and the late Pope John Paul II was known to be a regular customer. It used to make the best ice cream in Rome, but the quality has steadily declined. About €4 for a large cup and €2 for a regular cone.  edit
  • Il Bacaro, Via degli Spagnoli 27, +39 6 6872554, [14]. You’d never know that you are three minutes walk from Piazza Navona and the Pantheon. Via degli Spagnoli is tiny, leafy and quiet. Il Bacaro seats about 24 inside and even fewer outside under the shade of an ancient vine. Great selection of wine. In general a great stop for a romantic meal in the Eternal City.  edit
  • Il Portico, Via del Portico di Ottavia, 1/E (in the Jewish Ghetto). Small indoor/outdoor restaurant with local cuisine. Must tries include the Roman specialty "trippa", tripe simmered in a light tomato sauce and sprinkled generously with parmasean. Risotto is also fantastic. The staff is warm and friendly, if not with a full grasp of the English language.  edit
  • La Taverna Del Ghetto, Via Portico d'Ottavia 8, +39 6 688.09.771, [15]. Meat restaurant, excellent lamb dishes.  edit
  • Pizzeria da Baffetto, Via del Governo Vecchio, 114, +39 6.6861617. Old-fashioned, family feel pizzeria near Piazza Navona & the Pantheon, unarguably serving some of the best pizzas in Rome. Usually crowded but well-worth the occasional queuing.  edit
  • Pyramid, (In a side lane past the Drunken Ship towards Piazza Farnese). Egyptian-owned, has nice felafel, kebab and shishtaouk sandwiches.  edit
  • Supperclub, Via de'Nari, 14 (Pantheon), +39 6 6880 7207, [16]. Don't come to supperclub if you're in search of a traditional restaurant, have lazy taste buds or are scared of new experiences. However, if you're looking for an unusual dinner experience in an unexpected place and are not afraid to discover the creative corners of your personality, then knock on supperclub's door. Have fun, eat, listen, dance and enjoy your evening.  edit
  • Tapa Loca, Via di Tor Millina 5 (Near Piazza Navona), +39 6 68 32 266. Spanish food.  edit
  • Taverna Lucifero (Cantina Lucifero), Campo de' Fiori, Via dei Cappellari 28 (small street off of Campo De Fiori plaza), +39 6 68805536, [17]. 18:00-22:00ish. A hole-in-the-wall Italian restaurant. As of summer 2016, not too crowded - it seems people haven't found it yet. No booking needed, all seating is inside. A free welcome drink is provided, and there is no service charge. The waiters speak English and are very friendly. Don't miss the eggplant appetizer, mozzarella+tomato appetizer, cheese and white truffle appetizer (dependent on season), lemoncello liquor, tiramisu and creme brulee. The chocolate sauce is delicious, all desserts with it such as the mousse and pana cotta are a must.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

Among the two most popular bars in Campo de' Fiori, particularly for American backpackers and exchange students, are Sloppy Sam's and the Drunken Ship. Both are nice for a quiet afternoon drink but are usually quite noisy at night, with specials most nights to encourage business.

  • Caffè Novecento, Via del Governo Vecchio 12 (behind the Pantheon and Piazza Navona), +39 6 6865242. Closes at 22:00. Offers a very good variety of cakes, sweets, coffee and tea. The furnishing are nice, with couches as seats at some tables. Prices are mid-high range but worth every single cent.  edit
  • Caffè Giolitti, Via degli Uffici del Vicario 40 (behind the Pantheon and Piazza Navona), +39 6 6991243. 07:00-13:00. An elegant coffe house in the Liberty style (the Italian version of the Belle Epoque), opened 1900. It offered the best ice cream in Rome, but today it's rather far from being the top.  edit
  • Mimì e Cocò - wine bar, Via del Governo Vecchio 72, +39 6 68210845 (), [18]. 09:30am-02:00am. Quaint but bustling wine bar with outdoor seating and a great selection of wines (a particular focus on Italian wines). Excellent food and a friendly atmosphere. Perfect for an afternoon snack and a glass of wine or an evening of conversation.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Abruzzi Hotel Rome – Piazza della Rotonda, 69 - Cap 00186, Rome, Italy. [49]. Telephone +39 06 97841351 • Fax +39 06 9788076. Free Wi-Fi, private bath, shower and air conditioning. Euros 60 for a single room. Double and twin starting from 70 Euros. All the rates include breakfast!
  • Rome Best BB, Via Sivori, 14.  edit
  • Guest House Residenza Ave Rome - Lungotevere Tor di Nona 3, 00186 Rome, Italy [50]. Telephone +39 06 6839 2001 • Rooms of different size with private bath, shower, free, wi-fi and breakfast included. Rates: Single N/A; Double €50-€200.
  • B&B Campo de'Fiori, Via dei Giubbonari, 43 (Near Piazza Campo de'Fiori), +39 6 68892351, Fax: +39 6 68892351, [19]. Modern design in a building dating back to 1600. Non smoking rooms with A/C, tv, safe, free wifi. Private bathroom with shower. Twin €100-180.  edit
  • Best Pantheon, c. Vittorio Emanuele II, 21 (Piazza Navona), +39 33 58714840, [20]. A relatively new B&B with very modern decor. Four rooms with A/C, satellite TV, and DVD players + movies. Doubles €120-200.  edit
  • Campo de Fiori Corner Rome – Via dei Cappellari, 5 - 00186 Rome, Italy [51] Telephone 39 06 98935275 • Mobile +39 347 0791350. Self-catering apartment with double bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchenette, Wi-Fi and satellite TV. 360 Euro per night.
  • Cecilia Suites – Via Leutari, 35 - 00186 Rome, Italy [52] Telephone +39 6 3493647638. The Cecilia Suites offers a wide range of self-catering apartments with double and twin bedrooms, living room, dinner area, private bath, shower and kitchen. Minimum stay 3 days, €240 for 2 people.
  • Coronari Courtyard Rome – Via dei Coronari, 86 - 00186, Rome Italy [53] Telephone 39 0698935275. Gust house with 5 bedrooms with air conditioning, private bath, shower, internet Wi-Fi. Breakfast not included. Only double rooms, price: 139 Euros.
  • Damaso Hotel Rome – Piazza della Cancelleria, 62, 00186 Rome, Italy [54]. Telephone +39 06 45503061 • Fax +39 06 45504883. Private bath, shower, wi-fi, air conditioning and breakfast included. Single N/A; Double €135-€310.
  • FortySeven Hotel, Via Petroselli 47 (near Ponte Palatino), +39 6 6787816, [21]. A modern hotel with quite spacious rooms, hot breakfast, nice fitness facility, and a rooftop restaurant/bar with gorgeous views. Walking distance to Trastevere. €210-370.  edit
  • Hotel Flavia Rome, Via Flavia, 40, 00187 Roma, Italia, +39 06 4883037, [22].  edit
  • Maison Giulia, Via Giulia 189/A, +39 6 68808325, [23]. Guesthouse near Campo de Fiori and Trastevere. Double room starting from €90. (41.8935844374687,12.470625042915344) edit
  • Lunetta Hotel Rome - Piazza del Paradiso 68, 00186 Rome, Italy [55]. Telephone +39 06 6839 5056. Rooms with private bathroom, shower, free wi-fi and breakfast included. Common areas include the panoramic terrace and the wellness center. Rates: Double €200-€300 Single: €100- €200.
  • Moses Fountain Guest House, Via 20 Settembre 98L, [24]. checkin: 14:00; checkout: 12:00. A modern guest house located in the historical city centre. All rooms have jacuzzi bathrooms. From €180.  edit
  • Hotel Central Lodge, Via Buonarroti,19 262 Roma, +39 06 8901 4960, [25].  edit
  • Hotel Flavia, Via Flavia, 40 79 Roma, +39 06 488 3037, [26].  edit
  • Hotel Marco Polo, Vía Magenta, 39 216 Roma, +39 06 447 4091, [27].  edit
  • Hotel Relais Bocca di Leone, Via Bocca di Leone, 36 100 Roma, +39 06 69190994, [28].  edit
  • Hotel Residenza KI, Via Rasella 53 237 Roma, (+39) 064 201 4488, [29].  edit
  • Hotel King Suite Rooms Rome, Via Francesco Crispi 10 65 Roma, (+39) 064 566 5169/, [30].  edit
  • Hotel Suit Inn, Piazza Mastai 19 285 Roma, +39 06 5833 2755, [31].  edit
  • Hotel Trevi Luxury Rooms, Vicolo Scavolino 61, 263 Roma, +39 06 42014488, [32].  edit
  • Hotel Checkin Villa Angelina, Via Nomentana, 333 382 Roma, 0039 - 068 41 76 75, [33].  edit
  • Pantheon Rooms Guest House Rome – Via dei Pastini 129, 0086 Rome, Italy [56] • Telephone +39 06 4466918 • Fax 06 4466937. Six rooms and suites with private bath, Jacuzzi bath, shower, LCD Satellite TV and free Wi-Fi access. Rooms can be book as single, double and triple with included American breakfast. Price: 170 Euros.
  • Ponte Sisto Hotel Rome – Via dei Pettinari, 64 - 00186 Rome, Italy [57]. Telephone +39 06 6863100 • Fax +39 06 68301712. Wide selection of bedrooms and suite with private en-suite bathroom, shower, TV and breakfast buffet included. Rates: Single N/A; Double €92-359.
  • Residence Navona Apt – Via del Teatro Pace, 32A [58]. Telephone +39 6 4825666 • Mobile +39 338 9396480. The Residence Navonapt offers 16 self-catering apartments in Rome. They can accommodate 4-6 people and are equipped with private bathroom, air-conditioning, colour TV, minibar, safe, free Wi-Fi and telephone. Double rooms: 160 Euros.
  • Residenza Sole al Pantheon Rome – Via degli Orfani 90, 00186 Rome, Italy. [59] • Telephone +39 06 678 3021 • Fax +39 06 699 40689. Four rooms equipped with free WiFi, minibars, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, premium bedding, hair dryers, and safes. Rates: Single €150-€250; Double €185-€285 with breakfast included.
  • Rinascimento Hotel Rome – Via del Pellegrino, 122, 00186 Rome, Italy. [60] • Telephone + 39 06.675191 • Fax +39 06.6794496. Bedrooms and suites with private bath. Double rooms: 120 Euros. Single: 87 Euros. Breakfast included.
  • Sole al Pantheon Collection Rome – Piazza della Rotonda 63 Roma, 00186 Italy [61]. Telephone 39 06 678 0441 • Fax +39 06 6994 0689. Private en-suites bathroom and breakfast included. Rates: Single N/A; Double €92-359.
  • Navona Vecchio Suites, Via del Governo Vecchio, 118, +39 6 45429400, [34]. Two suites for four people, one triple and two double bedrooms in an old building dating back to the 15 century, all rooms comes with private bathrooms, internet access and satellite TV, and the complimentary breakfast is served directly in the rooms. €100-140.  edit
  • HiSuitesRome – Via di Monte Giordano 21, 00186 Rome, Italy. [62] • Telephone +39 06 6830 0339 • Fax +39 06 6880 3228. Eleven apartments with private en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, shower, free Wi-Fi, living room, satellite TV and kitchenette. Rates: double and twin rooms 131 Euros. Suite: 127 Euros. No breakfast.
  • Hotel Parlamento – Via delle Convertite, 5 [63] Telephone +39 6 69921000 • Fax +39 6 69921000. Two star hotel of Rome with 23 single, double, triple and quadruple bedrooms. All with with private bath, shower, air conditioning and LCD TV. Double 112 euros, with breakfast included.
  • Hotel Portoghesi, Via dei Portoghesi, 1 (short walk north of Piazza Navona. Next to the church of S.Antonio dei Portoghesi), +39 6 6864231 (, fax: +39 6 6876976), [35]. Externally attractive hotel in a relatively quiet area of a busy part of town. €160+.  edit
  • Hotel Raphael, Largo Febo, 2, +39 6 682831 (, fax: +39 6 6878993), [36]. Behind an ivy-covered facade on a narrow side street behind the Piazza Navona. The first floor houses a collection of Mayan art and original ceramics by Picasso; the third floor and its rooms were designed by Richard Meier. The restaurant is expensive but of very high quality. The (also expensive) rooftop terrace and bar is beautiful and has excellent views over the city, particularly of the Vatican. €200-350.  edit
  • Hub Navona Rome – Via di Santa Maria dell'Anima 16, 00186 Rome, Italy. [64]. Telephone +39 334 991 1728 • Twin, double, triple rooms and king suite with private bath, shower, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi internet. Rates: Single N/A; Double €130-€550, breakfast included.
  • Sole al Pantheon Hotel Rome – Piazza della Rotonda, 63 - 00186 Rome, Italy [65]. Telephone +39 06 678 0441 • Fax +39 06 6994 0689. Oldest hotel in Rome, opened in 1467. Rates: Single €145-€235; Double €205-€455, with private bath and breakfast included.
  • Navona Living Rome – Piazza di Tor Sanguigna, 13, 00186 Rome, Italy. [66]. • Telephone +39 06 68807553 • Fax +39 06 699 40689. Private bath, spa, city view, free wi-fi connection, air conditioning and satellite TV. Continental breakfast included. Rates starting from Euros 102. Double and Twin Superior rooms.
  • Martis Palace Hotel Rome – Via San Giuseppe Calasanzio, 1 - 00186, Rome, Italy [67] Telephone +39 06 68301228 • Fax +39 06 68216048. Rooms and suites with private en-suites bathroom with shower, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and satellite TV. Single: €164-€433; Double €192-€729. Breakfast included.
  • Pantheon Royal Suite, Piazza della rotonda 7, +39 6 68805002 (, fax: +39 6 68804365), [37]. A boutique hotel beside the Pantheon. Rooms are modern and comfortable with clean linens. The receptionists are friendly and helpful. €110-210.  edit
  • Primavera Hotel Rome – Piazza di San Pantaleo, 3 - 00186 Rome, Italy [68] Telephone +39 06 6880 3109 • Fax +39 68 69 265. Single, double, twin and triple bedrooms with private and shared bath. Other services: shower, flat TV, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and breakfast included. Double rooms: 55 Euros.
  • Relais Group Palace Hotel – Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 115 [69]. Telephone +39 6 45433607 • Fax +39 6 45433234. The Relais Group Palace is a four star hotel of Rome with 30 single, double, triple and quadruple bedrooms. Private bath, air conditioning, Wi-Fi satellite TV included and breakfast included. Double classic for 109 Euros.
  • Residenza Frattina, Via Frattina 107, +39 6 6783553, [38]. Town House Hotel near the Vatican. Features 9 individual rooms with private bathrooms, decorated in classic Roman style. Tea and coffee maker, wi-fi internet, air conditioning, flat-screen satellite TV. Up to €300.  edit
  • Rifugio degli Artisti – Via del Vantaggio, 1/D [70] Telephone +39 6 3232143 • Fax +39 6 3232143. The Rifugio degli Artisti is a guest house of Rome with 5 bedrooms with private bath, shower, satellite TV and breakfast included. Double room: 88 Euros.
  • Sweet Stay in Rome – Via del Banco di Santo Spirito, 3 [71]. Telephone + 39 6 68309439 • Fax +39 6 68309439. The Sweet Stay in Rome is bed and breakfast of the eternal city. Presents, Three double bedrooms with private bath, shower, internet and satellite TV. Rates: 110 Euros with breakfast included.
  • Temple View – Largo de Ginnasi, 2 [72] Telephone +39 6 68805382 . The Temple View is a guest house of Rome with double and twin bedrooms. All with private bath, power shower, satellite TV and Wi-Fi access. Rates available starting from 102 Euros, with the breakfast included.
  • Stay in Rome (Stay in Rome), Via di Capo le Case 10, +39 335 7362224, [39]. Boutique apartments at the very heart of Rome. €180.  edit
  • Residenze Argileto Rome, Via Madonna di Monti, 108, 00184 Roma (RM), +39 06 8880 5491, [40]. Residenze Argileto Rome - Via Madonna di Monti, 108, 00184 Roma (RM). ( Tel: 06 8880 5491. Rates: Single N/A; Double €60-€263.  edit
  • Hotel Doria Palace Rome, Via Merulana 4, 00185 Rome, Italy, +39 06 446 5888, [41]. Hotel Doria Palace Rome, Via Merulana 4, 00185 Rome, Italy. T: +39 06 446 5888. Rates: Single N/A, Double €156-€225. €156.  edit
  • Guest House Downtown Accommodation Rome, Via Cavour 275, 00184 Roma RM, +39 06 347 67 06 181, [42]. Guest House Downtown Accommodation - Via Cavour 275, 00184 Roma RM. Tel: 06 347 67 06 181. Rates: Single €55-€140; Double €60-€155 €55.  edit
  • B&B Smart Rome, Via Farini 52, 00185 Roma RM, +39 06 347 67 06 181, [43]. Guest House B&B Smart - Via Farini 52, 00185 Roma RM. Tel: 06 347 67 06 181. Rates: Single €55-€140; Double €60-€155. €60.  edit
  • Apollo Boutique Hotel Rome, Via Fornovo 2, 00192 Roma, Italia, +39 333 861 0912, [44]. Apollo Boutique Hotel Rome, Via Fornovo 2, 00192 Roma, Italia. Tel. +39 333 861 0912. Rates: Single N/A; Double €93-€220. €93.  edit
  • Dafne Cafe Rome, Via Fornovo 2A, 00192 Rome, +39 06 3974 5319, [45]. Guest House Dafne Cafe Rome - Via Fornovo 2A, 00192 Rome Tel: +39 06 3974 5319. Rates: N/A.  edit
  • Hotel Santa Maura Rome, Via Casilina, 1038, 00169 Rome, Italy, +39 06 267 3031, [46]. Hotel Santa Maura Rome, Via Casilina, 1038, 00169 Rome, Italy. Tel. +39 06 267 3031. Rates: Single €50-€110; Double €51-€275. €50.  edit
  • Royal Vatican Apartments Rome, Via Ottaviano 43, 00192 Rome, Italy, +39 371 301 0490, [47]. Royal Vatican Apartments Rome - Via Ottaviano 43, 00192 Rome, Italy. T: +39 371 301 0490 Rates: N/A  edit
  • Martius Private Suites Rome, Via degli Uffici del Vicario 49, 00186 Rome, Italy, +39 06 6784157, [48]. Martius Private Suites Rome, Via degli Uffici del Vicario 49, 00186 Rome, Italy Tel: +39 06 6784157. Rates: Single N/A; Double €300- €700. €300.  edit


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