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 Campo de' Fiori, Rome budget hotel.
The delightful Campo de’ Fiori area is in south central Rome. Here you will find the classic Campo dé Fiori Square, home to a produce market for more than 140 years. The district name, Field of Flowers is rather ironic; this was the place for public executions, such as the killing during the Inquisition of Giordano Bruno in 1600. His statue overlooks the market. On a lighter note, this area buzzes at night. The French Embassy is housed in the Palazzo Farnese, a spectacular Renaissance palace. Close by is the Palazzo Spada which is open to the public. The Musei Capitolini is located in the Palazzo dei Conservatori and in the Palazzo Nuovo, two buildings on the east and west sides of Piazza del Campidoglio, both with facades designed by Michelangelo. Don’t just look at the outside; there are excellent ancient sculptures, some of which are copies. 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 Smeraldo near Campo de' Fiori.
The Hotel Smeraldo Roma is fairly close to the Campo de’ Fiori. There are 50 rooms including one for the disabled. The hotel has two rooftop terraces with a great view of Rome’s historic center. The hotel address is Vicdo dei Chiodaroli, 9 – 00186 Roma. The Hotel Smeraldo Roma website is www.smeraldoroma.com
Town House Campo de' Fiori.
The Town House Campo de' Fiori is located in a turn of the century building, namely when the Sixteenth Century turned into the Seventeenth. It overlooks the Campo de’ Fiori, the oldest market in Rome. A continental breakfast is served in your room or in a nearby café. This is a non-smoking property. There are some junior suites. The address is Via dei Giubbonari, 43 - 00186 – Rome. The Town House Campo de’ Fiori website is http://www.bbcampodefiori.com.And wherever you go and whatever you do, check out the fine Latium or other Italian wines.
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