A stay among the wonders of Rome
Two ideal structures to sleep in the center of Rome to easily reach the main tourist attrac-tions of the Eternal City.
What to see in Rome
Suites Rome Croce and Suites Rome Condotti have elegant and refined rooms right in the historic center of Rome, perfect for those who want to spend wonderful days in the capital and embark on discov-ering its wonders. Here are some suggestions of places not to be missed with the relative distances from Suites Rome:
Piazza di Spagna (3 minutes - 100 mt)
Located in the heart of the city, it is one of the most famous squares in Rome. From Piaz-za di Spagna, through a monumental staircase, you arrive at the church of Trinità dei Monti from which you can see Rome from above. At the center of Piazza di Spagna is the Barcaccia fountain sculpted by Bernini, while in a more secluded position there are the Keats and Shelley house-museum and the Giorgio de Chirico house-museum.
Villa Borghese and Galleria Borghese (10 minutes - 700 mt)
Villa Borghese is one of the most famous parks in Rome and extends over the Pinciano district and the Campo Marzio district. A large green area characterized by Italian gardens with fountains and ponds, monumental entrances, villas, monuments and museums. Among the museums present, the one of greatest interest is Galleria Borghese, which houses works by some of the greatest Italian artists: Bernini, Canova, Caravaggio, Raffa-ello, Antonello da Messina, Annibale Carracci, Bellini, Perugino and Tiziano.
Pantheon (10 minutes - 700 mt)
Founded in 27 BC by Marco Vespasiano Agrippa, the Pantheon was a Roman temple dedicated to all the gods. The most astonishing element of the building is the dome with the oculus, from which the light that illuminates the interior enters. Famous figures have been buried in the Pantheon, including the kings Umberto I and Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoy, Raphael and Annibale Carracci. The monumental Roman architecture of the Pan-theon has inspired and influenced many architects throughout the course of history.
Trevi Fountain (10 minutes - 700 mt)
Rome is a city rich in fountains, many of which are considered works of art. Among these, the most important and largest is the Trevi Fountain. Designed by Nicola Salvi on a fa-cade of Palazzo Poli and built with travertine, marble and metals, the baroque fountain was completed in 1762. Today the Trevi Fountain is one of the most visited monuments in Rome, where tourists entertain themselves with the coin toss to express wishes and take pictures.
Piazza Venezia - Campidoglio (15 minutes - 1,5 km)
Piazza Venezia joins some of the most important streets of the city. From Piazza Venezia you enter the Vittoriano, an imposing white-colored monument with a statue of Vittorio Emanuele II, the two bronze quadrigas and the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On the south side of the square you can reach the Campidoglio, seat of the Municipality of Rome, and the Capitoline Museums.
Colosseum and Roman Forum (20-25 minutes - 2 km)
The Colosseum, the symbol of Rome par excellence is the largest amphitheater in the world and since 1980 is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its construction was started by the emperor Vespasian in 72 AD and was finished in 80 AD Here were held games, shows and battles between gladiators, which at that time were considered the maximum form of entertainment. Around the Colosseum is the area of the Roman Forum, with the remains of roads, arches, monuments, temples and basilicas.
San Pietro and Vatican Museums (20-25 minutes - 2 km)
St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican is the most important Catholic church in the world. It overlooks the monumental Piazza San Pietro, surrounded by the colonnade designed by Bernini and welcomes millions of visitors and faithful every year. Inside are the remains of St. Peter. Near the basilica there are the Vatican Museums, belonging to the Church and considered among the most beautiful Italian museums, with works of great im-portance such as the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo.
Piazza Navona (15 minutes - 1km)
Piazza Navona was commissioned by the Pamphili family, with a shape reminiscent of an ancient stadium. Today Piazza Navona presents buildings in the Baroque style with various interventions made by Bernini, such as the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, Borromini and Girolamo Rainaldi, with the church of Sant’Agnese in Agone. On the sides of the square there are numerous bars, restaurants and bars, making it a point of reference and meeting place even for the youngest.
Campo de’ Fiori (18 minutes - 1 km)
Another famous square in Rome is Campo de ’Fiori, which owes its name to the flowers that once decorated the square. Even today, after more than 5 centuries, Campo dè ’Fiori hosts an important market where quality products are sold. At the center of the square are the monument to Giordano Bruno and the Fontana della Terrina. Here there are many characteristic restaurants and bars, where many tourists stop to eat.
Piazza del Popolo (5 minutes - 400 mt)
Located at the foot of the Pincio, Piazza del Popolo is a monumental access to the center of Rome through the ancient Porta Flaminia and the Aurelian Walls. From here passed the Via Flaminia, an ancient Roman road that connected Rome and Rimini. Among the most famous square monuments are the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo, the Obelisk (in the center of the square) and the twin Churches (Santa Maria in Montesanto and Santa Maria dei Miracoli), the fountains and the Pincio staircase.
Ara Pacis and Mausoleum of Augustus (5 minuti - 150 mt)
A few hundred meters from Piazza di Spagna are the Ara Pacis Museum and the Mausoleum of Augustus. The Ara Pacis is a monumental marble altar built between 13 and 9 BC to celebrate peace after the exploits of Augustus in Gaul and Hispania. His recovery was completed in 1938, af-ter which for centuries it was submerged in mud. A few steps away from the Ara Pacis is the Mau-soleum of Augustus, a circular funerary monument dating back to the 1st century BC.