To make your stay unique.
Rome, the eternal city, balanced between history and legend, a journey through millennia, from the Baths of Caracalla to the Domus Aurea, from the Coliseum to Baroque Rome, to continue on through to contemporary Rome to be found in the environments of the new and popular districts such as Testaccio, Ostiense and Garbatella. A city full of excitement, to be experienced day and night. A city to be savoured, with neighbourhood markets full of typical products and the pizzerias to be found on every street corner, with the thousands of restaurants and bars in which to try typical and contemporary cuisine.
Guide on things to do
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The surrounding area
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The flavour of Rome.
Discover Rome with the open-top bus
Balanced between history and legend, myth and beauty, Rome continues to keep its fascination and its unparalleled marvels intact. From ancient times to the middle ages, from the baroque to modernity, each period has seen Rome sparkle in its magic splendour of eternal city.
It is possible today to revisit those places which made it immortal, observing it from every point of view, from a new and original perspective, thanks to the open tours of City Sightseeing® Roma. Aboard these open-topped double decker buses, while comfortably seated, you could visit the churches, monuments, the palaces, the piazzas and the streets of Imperial Rome, Christian Rome, Baroque Rome and of Contemporary Rome. An intelligent choice for making best use of the time you have available in a week-end stop over.
Visit Saint Peter’s and the Vatican Museums
On arrival, we can arrange for you to find tickets for the Vatican Museums in your room.
This tour will take up a whole day of your holiday. Given the number of tourists, the queues for tickets can be interminable. The admission ticket qualifies for a visit to the Vatican Museums and to the Sistine Chapel on the issue date only, and also qualifies for a visit to the History Museum and the Noble Apartments of the Lateran Papal Palace for five consecutive days including the date of purchase and during the respective opening times.
BASILICA OF SAINT PETER: Entry is free. The Basilica is open every day from 7 AM to 7 PM from April to September, and from 7 AM to 6 PM from October to March. It should be borne in mind that entry is not allowed for those in improper dress.
The magic of Via Piccolomini
Few people know that there is a unique place for looking at the cupola of Saint Peter’s in a completely new and magical way, and that it precisely in “Via Niccolò Piccolomini”. Passing down the road and observing the cupola, you will realise that as you approach the dome, it will seem ever further away. Going in reverse on the other hand, the cupola will seem to grow closer until it becomes enormous. This is due to an optical effect caused by the arrangement of buildings and a perspective which creates an evocative visual effect and a fascinating view of the cupola.
The Pope at the Window is only 1.2 k away from Via Piccolomini and, as it can easily be reached on foot, it could be an ideal place for ending a beautiful evening in the centre, or for a romantic encounter.
The Janiculum. The terrace of Rome.
Are you ready to experience the thrill of a breath-taking view? The panorama to be enjoyed on the terraces of the Janiculum is spectacular! From here, it is possible to recognise the unmistakable dome of the Pantheon, the portentous white marble edifice of the Vittoriano, and much more besides. If then you arrive at the hill at exactly 12 o’clock, a surprise awaits you. Three soldiers, every day, load a canon and fire a sonorous shot which resounds around the whole city! The tradition of the canon dates back to Pope Pius IX who, to avoid confusion over the hour, instituted this service in 1846, and thanks to which all the clocks of the churches in Rome ring in unison.
Only 10 a minute walk from our holiday home! Historic Roman restaurant, found at Borgo Pio, a popular district adjacent to the Vatican. Quality down to the smallest detail, classic dishes faithful to tradition, extremely appetising. Honest prices, all fresh and homemade. The sweets are a must. This is not a tourist restaurant. Limited number of covers; we advise booking in advance.
Borgo Pio, 186 – 00193 Roma
+39 06 68308360
Rimpizzamose – Oven and Cellar
If on arrival at “Pope at the Window” you feel immediately hungry for a perfect pizza, just go down to the street below and it is two steps away, or ‘phone and await delivery to the door. This is a spot where you can try creative pizzas, delicious, and of a high standard. The service offers pizzas to take away, or delivered to your home, but it is also an original place with a great atmosphere, where you can also find a comfortable seat. Managed by a hospitable and spontaneous group of young people, who will welcome you even in English! Excellent selection of beers and wine. Also open at lunchtimes.
Rimpizzamose Forno & Cantina
Via Gregorio VII, 387