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Places to Eat in Rome
Trattoria Veccia Roma
Via Ferruccio, 12b / c 00185 Rome
Reservations are required. Contact me and I can call and make one for you. Menu.
Amalfi Ristorante Pizzeria
Via dei Gracchi, 12 00192 Roma
A good place to eat when you are visiting the Vatican. Just a short walk away.
Pasticceria Sal De Riso in Roma
Via di Santa Costanza, 29/31 00183 Roma
VyTA | A window on Piazza Farnese (vytafarnese.it)
This is their location with a view. Via Dei Baullari 106 – 00186 Rome
They also have bistros in the train stations in Florence, Rome, and Naples.
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Places to Stay
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Hotel President: a 4-star hotel in the historic center of Rome
Class, luxury and functionality are what represents Best Western Hotel President 4-star hotel, the ideal place for your stay in Rome near the Termini railway station and in the heart of its enchanting historic centre.
Situated in the core of the Eternal City, placed near the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Colosseum, the spectacular Domus Aurea, and few steps away from the shopping area, the hotel is housed in a stately and elegant modern building.
A few metres from the hotel, here is the Metro A subway line and several public transportations stops to ensure you a fast and functional link with the rest of the City, for a comfortable permanence in complete freedom and independence.
Line A (Orange)
Line A runs from the northwest to southeast, from Battistini to Anagnina. The most important stops are the following:
- Cipro – Musei Vaticani: The closest stop to the Vatican Museums and to the Sistine Chapel.
- Ottaviano – San Pietro: This station is a few minutes’ walk from St. Peter’s Square and St. Peter’s Basilica.
- Spagna: Very convenient for visiting Piazza di Spagna and Villa Borghese.
- Barberini – Fontana di Trevi: This station is five minutes away from Trevi Fountain It is also the closest station to Piazza Navona and the Pantheon.
- Termini: Stops at Roma Termini railway station. Here, visitors can take the Leonardo Express to get to Fiumicino Airport.
Sites to Visit
Vatican: Museums & Sistine Chapel
Enjoy a comprehensive tour of the Vatican City and see some of the highlights from the papal collection in the miles of galleries that form the Vatican Museums.
Take a stirring journey through art and religious history with skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Avoid the long ticket lines and then enjoy your visit at your own pace. Wander through the Greek Cross Gallery to see elaborately-carved sarcophagi that might just contain the earthly remains of some of antiquity’s famous kings and queens.
Peek at the Cabinet of the Masks, or tour the Sala degli Animali to see a virtual menagerie of fantastic beasts, real and imagined. Walk the Upper Galleries, including the Gallery of Maps, to see how cartographers depicted the world through the ages.
See masterpieces by Renaissance masters in the Raphael Rooms, and rest for a while in the Borgia Apartments. Then, it’s time to marvel at Michelangelo’s exquisite Sistine Chapel, the crown jewel of the Vatican, and perhaps even of all the world’s art treasures.
with Reserved Ticket
Discover the history of this mausoleum-turned-museum with skip-the-line, hosted access. Located on the right bank of the Tiber only a short distance from the Vatican City, the Castel Sant’Angelo is an ancient fortress with centuries of history. Explore the museum’s seven floors to discover an extensive collection of ancient artifacts and perfectly preserved frescoes from the Renaissance period.
Built in 135 AD for the Roman Emperor Hadrian, the building has played an important part in Rome’s architectural history. Climb the spiral staircase to reach the Chamber of Ashes where a number of historical figures were incarcerated, before continuing up to visit the Papal Residence. Immerse yourself in the stories of each different room as you admire the art within. Finish your experience with a panoramic view over Rome and the River Tiber from the castle terrace. A great opportunity to take some photos of the Ponte Sant’Angelo bridge, also known as the Bridge of Angels.
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