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Rome - Which area to stay

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Rome - Which area to stay


Me and my wife are looking to go to Rome in October, where is the best area to stay? and also a nice but cost effective hotel to stay in?

Many thanks


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1. Re: Rome - Which area to stay

Define "best". It depends on what you are expecting. Also, can you say how much you want to spend on the hotel? Then people can help you choose.

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2. Re: Rome - Which area to stay

Somewhere that has nice restaurants and some nice bars, is there an actual centre?

Be looking at spending £50 - 80 a night?



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3. Re: Rome - Which area to stay

50-80 B-pound is 63-100 euros (low end lodgjng for Rome)

Best is a relative term

Where you stay in Rome depends on both your budget and how convenient you want your lodging placed. Centro Storico is the area around the Pantheon, Campo Fiori, and Piazza Navona. It is considered the center of modern Rome and everyone likes/wants to stay there because you can walk to a great number of Rome sites. Because of its popularity, lodging in Centro Storico command a premium to other areas. Same with the Spanish steps. You have to balance your budget restrictions with your convenience factor.

Trastevere, the areas around the Colosseum (Monti, Celio), Barberini area, Vatican are not as central but reasonably charming and convenient. Using Public transport (reasonable good and cheap in Rome), these areas are reasonably convenient. Trastevere is my personal favorite. There are great transportation connections in Trastevere because Tram 8 that services the area runs every 15 min.

At the other end of the spectrum is the area around Termini. This area gets a bad rep, but violent crime in Rome is very low by American standards, and I have stayed in this neighborhood overnight and walked around there more than once after dark with no bad effects. Lodging near here is some of the cheapest in central Rome, but you have to take public transport to nearly all the major sites it you don’t feel like walking 1-2 miles to get there. The other down side is that is charmless and modern

Distance from Termini

1.45 miles to Piazza Navona (as the bird flies)

1.27 miles to the Pantheon (2.04 km)

1 mile to the Colosseum

2.5 miles to Vatican city (St Peter’s Basilica)

Bus 40 into Centro Storico


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4. Re: Rome - Which area to stay

Danny I agree with Pantheon, Campo dei Fiori areas, your budget is pretty low for Oct though as its still high season in Rome.

I've stayed at both these places that are quite low budget but in this area, they are classed as B&B's but perfectly clean if only basic. Check the rates on www.venere.com as well as their own website.



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Hunt down a B&B near the Vatican..........we did, great price, good shops and restaurants nearby. Nice walk to centre & far less touristy. I loved the B&B where we stayed - you can look up my review. It's very good value.

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