Planning a trip to Italy? Unless you're lucky enough to have family, you'll have to find accomodations. This series of articles focuses on Rome budget hotels but often includes Rome bed and breakfast accomodations. On the way we describe multiple tourist attractions in the neighborhood. Each article includes beautiful photos of both a tourist attraction and the reviewed budget hotels or bed and breakfast accomodation. Each hotel mentioned has a live link (we test them just prior to posting) to its English-language website. Keep coming back, we are adding new destinations all the time. Let's find a Aurelio, Rome budget hotel.
The Aurelio district is an extensive, quiet area in southwestern Rome. Its name comes from the famous Via Aurelia, which was the main artery connecting Rome with Spain. Aurelio includes the beautiful Villa Pamphili park whose centerpiece is a Seventeenth Century country house decorated with statues and low-relief sculptures. Another highlight is the San Pancrazio church built by Pope Simmaco about fifteen hundred years ago to honor the martyr Pancratio. The Vatican Walls were built around the same time to help defend the Vatican. Make sure to see Porta Pertusa and Porta Fabbrica. Via Piccolomini provides a splendid view of St. Peter’s Dome. For your convenience we have listed neighborhood hotels in approximate order of cost, starting with the least expensive. We have personally verified all website addresses making sure that they include English-language pages.
Residence Aurelia Antica Pool.
The Residence Aurelia Antica is a three star hotel quite close to the Villa Pamphili. If you come during the summer you’ll be able to enjoy its open-air swimming pool and four tennis courts. There is also free parking, a sure sign that you aren’t in Rome’s city center. There is access for the handicapped. They offer 50 rooms and apartments. Next door you’ll find a restaurant and a piano bar. The address is Via Aurelia Antica, 425 - 00165 – Rome. There are 12 rooms with 1 to 4 beds. The Residence Aurelia Antica website is www.residenceaureliaantica.com.
Torre Rossa Park Hotel.
The Torre Rossa Park Hotel is equipped to serve both pleasure and business travelers. There is free parking, a garden, a bar, and a restaurant. The 250 rooms include smoking and non-smoking rooms, and rooms for the disabled. The address is Via di Torre Rossa, 94 - 00165 – Rome. The Torre Rossa Park Hotel website is www.torrerossaparkhotel.hotelinroma.com.And wherever you go and whatever you do, check out the fine Latium or other Italian wines.
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