Viale delle Belle Arti intersects the via Flaminia about one mile up from the piazza del Popolo. It is a seemingly quiet street but, as in most places in central Rome, traffic can be a nuisance. If you want a quieter location in Rome then, one of the narrow streets in the historic centre is the place to stay.

It's a very convenient place for public transportation, with tram lines #2 and #19 stopping nearby about every five to ten minutes. The #2 tram takes you to the piazza del Popolo; nearby there are two Metro (line A) stations, "Flaminio" and "Spagna", which serve the homonymous square and the Spanish Steps. The #19 tram brings you to the piazza del Risorgimento, right next to the Vatican Museums. You can also take the #3 tram or #23 bus to the Colosseum - these routes are pretty long but pass the San Lorenzo neighbourhood, the church of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme and the basilica of St. John Lateran.

Walking across the piazza del Popolo, at the head of via del Corso is the #116 electric bus that will pass through the whole historic centre. Alternatively, you can walk down the elegant via del Babuino (keep an eye open for the fountain with baboons after which the street is named) to the Spanish Steps and then down via Condotti. Another nice walk is to the left of via del Corso - look for the route from via Giulia to piazza Farnese.

The incredibly quiet and unspoilt Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, located just a half a kilometre from the via Flaminia, hosts an interesting collection of 19th-and-20th-century paintings and has an excellent café. In front of it, there's the entrance to villa Borghese.