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 luxury hotels. On the way we describe multiple tourist attractions in the neighborhood. Each article includes beautiful photos of both a tourist attraction and the reviewed luxury hotels. 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 Aventino, Rome luxury hotel.
The Aventino district is located in southern Rome. It hosts many important archeological sites such as a portion of the Appian Way, a Roman road built over 2300 years ago. The Circus Maximus could hold 300,000 spectators cheering on the chariot races. Make sure to see the Tempio de Vesta dedicated to Hercules and the Porta San Sebastiano (St. Sebastian’s Gate), said to be Rome’s most spectacular gate. According to legend, liars who stick their hand in the famous Bocca della Verità (the Mouth of Truth), will lose it. Check this out in the celebrated in the 1953 movie “Vacanze Romane” (Roman Holidays) with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn (Oscar for Best Actress). Who would expect a pyramid in Rome? The district hosts Caius Cestius’s marble covered pyramid-mausoleum. 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.
Hotel Domus Aventina.
The Hotel Domus Aventina's prices vary quite a bit depending on the dates. This three-star hotel occupies a building whose Seventeenth Century façade has remained intact. It neighbors the municipal rose garden boasting 2000 types of plants. On the other side is the famous Giardino degli Aranci (Orange Garden). Many rooms have a view of one of the gardens. The address is Via di Santa Prisca 11/B - 00153 Rome. The Hotel Domus Aventina website is www.hoteldomusaventina.com.
The Hotel Abitart is brand new and is only a hop, skip, and a jump from the pyramid. Its style of decoration is definitely contemporary. There are single, double, and triple rooms, and eight sophisticated junior suites. Each of the five floors features a different color. They offer a variety of business services including simultaneous translation and 6 meeting rooms. The restaurant-bar provides outdoor seating and a smoker’s dining room that I personally will never visit, although I do like a tobacco taste in my wine. The address is Via P. Matteucci 10 - 00154 Rome. The Hotel Abitart website is http://www.abitarthotel.comAnd wherever you go and whatever you do, check out the fine Latium or other Italian wines.
Levi Reiss has authored or co-authored ten books on computers and the Internet, but to be honest, he would rather just drink fine Italian or other wine, accompanied by the right foods. He teaches classes in computers at an Ontario French-language community college. Visit his website www.travelitalytravel.com devoted to Italian travel with an accent on fine Italian wine and food. Visit his central wine website www.theworldwidewine.com with weekly reviews of $10 wine and columns devoted to various aspects of wine including wine and food, humor, trivia, organic and kosher wine and lots more.
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