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Areas to stay in Rome

Check out some of the best areas to stay in Rome

You won’t struggle to find somewhere decent to stay in Rome. While the prices can be slightly higher than in other European cities, there are plenty of budget-friendly options available, or those that are slightly pricier usually mean they’re closer to some of the top sights and attractions. There are five-stars down cobbled lanes and hostels just a stone’s throw from excellent restaurants and bars. Browse our tempting range of Rome holidays and see what takes your fancy; and with our list of the best areas to stay in Rome, you won’t be left feeling disappointed...

  1. Centro Storico
  2. Campo de’ Fiori and the Ghetto
  3. The Tridente, Trevi and Quiranale
  4. Monti and Termini
  5. The Celiane Hill

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1. Centro Storico

The Centro Storico, or ‘historic centre’, is the best area to stay in Rome thanks to its wealth of sights; after all, this is where many tourists focus their attention on while in Rome, and for good reason. Choose from hotels that are perfectly positioned or tucked away from the main sights, or opt for family-run hotels with elegant furnishings. If you can prise yourself away from your room, you’ll be spoilt for choice with where to start. There’s no such thing as getting lost, as every corner you turn, there’s something to see: the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Museo di Roma are all must-visits.

Best for: Historic sights

While you’re here: Visit Santa Maria sopra Minerva, the only Gothic church in Rome, with its Elephant Statue by Bernini outside.

2. Campo de’ Fiori and the Ghetto

There’s more of a laidback, everyday scene to be had in the Campo de’ Fiori area of Rome. South of the Centro Storico, you can wiggle your way down the narrow streets which lead onto little piazzas, and buy fresh fruit and veg from the local stalls on the main square. Slightly further east is the Ghetto, another historic neighbourhood that is a pretty lively scene with the locals; while you’re here, check out the huge Synagogue, classical Isola Tiberina bridge and Roman temple remains in Piazza Bocca della Verita. There’s plenty of places to stay in this area, with hotels located on quiet side streets, above ancient theatres and close to transport hubs.

Best for: Local scenes

While you’re here: Swing by Largo di Torre Argentina for the Roman ruins, but stay for the colony of cats.

3. The Tridente, Trevi and Quiranale

North of the city centre lies the Tridente, which traditionally was the artistic quarter of Rome. You can embrace its creative heritage at the likes of Palazzo Barberini with its displays of some of Rome’s best art. There’s also the Galleria Doria Pamphilj with its divine Renaissance art collections that cover seemingly every last inch of wall space. And, of course, you’re in the territory of two of Rome’s top highlights, in the forms of the iconic Spanish Steps and the monumental Trevi Fountain. Not sure where to stay in the area? There are more than enough options located off the piazzas, offering understated charm, Italian flairs and sophisticated bolt holes.

Best for: Creatives and art lovers.

While you’re here: Keats-Shelley House, where the English poet John Keats lived and died, is visitable today at Piazza di Spagna 26. Many of his works and manuscripts are on display.

4. Monti and Termini

With affordable accommodation, Monti is the best area to stay in Rome on a budget (plus it’s close to the Termini station). There’s plenty of decent, intriguing historic sites here, such as the Domus Aurea, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme and Santa Maria Degli Angeli, but it’s not all about the sights, either. Browse homeware knick-knacks before stopping for a scoop of ice cream, and wind down the evening at budget-friendly pizzerias or opt for old-school classics; pretty much most of the shops, cafes and restaurants here are very good value for money.

Best for: Travelling on a shoestring.

While you’re here: Santa Maria degli Angeli was built on top of the impressive Baths of Diocletian; you can still see the remains of the original caldarium (hot room, like a steam room).

5. The Celiane Hill

Those looking for a spot of peace and quiet should base themselves at Celian Hill. Although it’s situated just behind the Colosseum, it’s the most southern hill in Rome, with a cluster of beautiful churches and a sprawling park to enjoy. Villa Celimontana spans most of the area; not only can you tuck into a picnic here, but you can listen to one of the regular jazz concerts held outside or even go for a pony ride. Mooch around the 6th-century Santa Maria in Domnica with its 9th-century mosaic, Santi Giovanni e Paolo with its colourful campanile and San Gregario Magno with its decorative floor. The hotels here are some of the most peaceful spots that Rome has to offer, making a stay here feel like you’re in your own Roman haven!

Best for: Escaping the crowds.

While you’re here: Nearby San Giovanni district is home to the Museo Storico della Liberazione, a commemorative WW2 museum.

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