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***POLL*** The Better Roman Neighborhood

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***POLL*** The Better Roman Neighborhood

Hi folks,

We're two 30something couples in Rome for five days next fall. Trying to decide between neighborhoods. After looking at hundreds of apartments, B&B's and small hotels, we have decided to rent two 1br apartments, next door to each other.

These are the four we're picking two from:

Piazza Navona - 340Euro per day (for both apartments)

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Spanish Steps - 300Euro per day (For both apartments)

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We like the interiors of the PN apartments, but from Google Earth, the neighborhood surrounding the SS apartments seems more charming.

We love to have thoughts, opinions, alternatives, and of course results to the question:

"Piazza Navona or Spanish Steps?"

Thanks for your help!

~m

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1. Re: ***POLL*** The Better Roman Neighborhood

We prefer the Piazza Navona area but they are close enough that it really doesn't make a huge difference.

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I would pick Piazza Navona but 30-somethings may enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Spanish Steps area. Much (designer) shopping opportunities in the immediate vicinity of the SS.

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I would pick Piazza Navona but 30-somethings may enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Spanish Steps area. Much (designer) shopping opportunities in the immediate vicinity of the SS.

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Both areas are in Rome's historic centre, and are therefore convenient for seeing the main sights. Spanish Steps area is home to a lot of upmarket shopping. Piazza Navona is a sight in itself, with its fountains, short walk to Pantheon, and closer to St Peter's. Not a lot of difference really, both are good locations for sightseeing.

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Navona.

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6. Re: ***POLL*** The Better Roman Neighborhood

WOW - I was sure it was going to go the other way. My wife definitely noticed the better shops nearby the SS. We thought that might signal the 'better' neighborhood.

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7. Re: ***POLL*** The Better Roman Neighborhood

Navona, historical; Spanish Steps, upscale shopping.

Piazza Navona, one of Europe's most beautiful squares with monuments from the Masters - Bernini, Borromini...

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8. Re: ***POLL*** The Better Roman Neighborhood

If "better" means wealthier, Spanish Steps. If "better" means more interesting, Piazza Navona. Piazza Navona is also more central and has better transport connections.

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Piazza Navona what ever age, best memories of Rome,

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I would select the Piazza Navonna area because it is more in the center with destinations in all directions whereas

The Spanish Steps are more on the perimeter.

Yes, the Spanish Steps area does have the high end shopping, but that is somewhere you go to, not stay there just because of the shopping.