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 Esquilino, Rome luxury hotel.
The Esquilino area of southeastern Rome is named for the Esquiline hill. This area is known for some lovely churches including the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore dating back to the Fifth Century, which contains mosaics and marble columns from that era. It is the only one of the four Roman Basilicas retaining the original structure. It sits on a Piazza of the same name. The Egyptian obelisk in the Piazza’s center comes from the Emperor Augustus’s mausoleum. When you tour the Ninth Century Santa Prassede Church note its frescoes and coffered ceiling. The Palazzo Brancaccio, completed in 1912, was the last noble palace built in Rome. It hosts the National Collection of Oriental Art. The Piazza Vittorio Emanuele is the largest Piazza in Europe. So direction givers say you can’t miss it, they are right. 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 Antico Palazzo Rospigliosi.
As you might guess from its name, the Hotel Antico Palazzo Rospigliosi is located in a historic palace, one built in 1585. Their website contains a lot of interesting information about this building’s owners over the centuries. This brand new four-star hotel is next to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. Its courtyard has a pond and a fountain and the hotel boasts a bar, a restaurant, and a conference room. There are 39 rooms, most of which have a courtyard view. Some rooms overlook the Basilica. When you relax in the reading room remember that it was once a Cardinal’s living room. The address is Via Liberiana, 22 - 00185 – Rome. The Hotel Antico Palazzo Rospigliosi website is www.hotelrospigliosi.com
Terrace Hotel Gallia Esquilino Rome.
The Hotel Gallia is situated in a majestic Nineteenth Century palace quite close to the Basilica. It has facilities for the handicapped, a reading room, a bar, and a panoramic terrace. It offers single, double, and triple rooms. The address is Via di Santa Maria Maggiore, 143 - 00185 – Rome. The Hotel Gallia website is http://www.gallia.hotelinroma.comAnd wherever you go and whatever you do, check out the fine Latium or other Italian wines.
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