Agent Tools & Info - Italy
Key Travel Periods - July & Sept
Key Booking Period - Oct & Jan
Avg Length of Stay - varies. Length of stay in Rome is usually 3-4 nights
Average Lead Time for bookings - 154 days
Top Selling Hotels - Rome
Hotel Trevi (V) - 3.5 star. Great location: 110m to the Trevi Fountain; 750m Spanish Steps. Good location for shoppers - Via Frattina is just around the corner and 350m to La Rinascente (Italy's Harrods). Has a nice little roof-top terrace.
Principessa Isabella (P) - 4 star. Good for familes as they have quad rooms. Close to Villa Borghese.
The Inn at the Roman Forum (I) - 5 star. Located just a 6 minute walk from the Roman Forum, and 15 minutes from the Colosseum, the hotel boasts charming views of Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum and Venice Square. The hotel also houses Roman Ruins within its walls. At the entrance, a passageway leads you to a Cryptoporticus; an exquisite stone gallery with engravings that can be traced back to 2,000 years ago. There is also a lovely roof-top bar.
INSIDER'S TIPS FOR ROME
Trastevere is a hip little cobble-stoned area in Rome full of boutiques and handicrafts, but at night it transforms to a buzzing area with bars that line the streets. Only 10 minutes by tram or a 25 minute walk from Piazza Venezia. Hotel Trevi is 7-10 minutes walk from Piazza Venezia station.
Rome is a shopper’s pardise, and has something to suit every budget. If you are looking for an ultra chic and highly tailored, try the shops around Piazza di Spagna. Via Condotti is home to the first Valentino fashion house and, among others, Bulgari, Cartier and Hermes. Head to Via Borgognona for Fendi, famous for its bags and leather. On Via Frattina, you’ll find Tiffany and Versace. For the serious shopper, head to Castel Romano - a designer outlet mall boasting 140 brands with up to 50% discount. Buses run from Termini and take around 45min.
Piazza Navona is one of the best known of Rome's public squares. It is lined with restaurants, gelaterias, and souvenir shops. Wander down the small street next to the church and make your way toward Via della Pace, one of the city’s most picturesque streets. At the end stands the church of Santa Maria della Pace, its white portico gleaming in the sun. You'll also find a number of impressive monuments, including one by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Fountain of the Four Rivers) and another by Francesco Borromini (Sant'Agnese in Agone).
Rome has no shortage of excellent gelaterias. Giolitti, a few blocks from the Pantheon, is the city’s best old-school gelateria. It’s been around since 1900 and serves dozens of flavors in a rainbow of hues. If you’re getting yours to go—and it’s less expensive if you do—line up at the cashier and pay before ordering. Other favorites include the Gelateria del Teatro, which makes artisanal gelato using pistachios from Sicily, hazelnuts from Piedmont, and other top-quality ingredients, and Fatamorgana, which uses all natural ingredients to make creative flavors like blueberry cheesecake.
GETTING AROUND ROME
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