While staying at a hotel in Rome, you should make sure to see the innumerable ancient buildings. It is a must to see the Saint Peter’s Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano), which ranks among the largest churches in the world and can accommodate up to 60,000 worshippers.
If you are interested in the history of Rome we recommend you to look around the Roman Forum (Forum Romanum) during your stay at a Rome hotel. At Rome’s central square you will find the temple of Saturn, the Concordia temple and the Comitium (the former centre of all political activity in the Roman Republic).
Near your Rome hotel you will see the impressive Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built in the Roman Empire.
Rome hotel guests who are interested in art should look around the Capitoline Museums (Musei Capitolini), the city’s oldest art gallery. Its probably most famous exhibit is the bronze “Capitoline Wolf” with the twins Romulus and Remus.
While staying in a hotel in Rome, you should go and see the fountain Fontana di Trevi, throw in a coin and make a whish. If you are staying at a hotel near Rome’s square Piazza di Spagna, you should climb the Spanish Steps (Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti, which is referred to as the longest and widest staircase in Europe) up to the church Santa Trinitá die Monti.
You will reach your hotel in Rome via bus, tram or metro. Unfortunately, the public transportation tends to be overloaded at times. Rome’s economy is characterized by companies of the textile, machine building and food industry.
Total population: 2,708,395 (May 2007)
Postal codes: 00100, 00121-99