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 Pantheon, Rome luxury hotel.
The Pantheon in central Rome was a temple to the pagan gods. It is in fact the most highly preserved temple of Ancient Rome, rebuilt in the Second Century. This magnificent structure is the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world. Take a look at the sky through the oculus, the hole in the dome and admire its original bronze doors. The Palazzo Montecitorio houses the Chamber of Deputies, and the Pantheon area is home to many other historical buildings including Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome’s only Gothic church which houses a Michelangelo. The Piazza della Minerva in front of this church hosts an elephant bearing an Egyptian obelisk. Talk about multiculturalism. 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.
Albergo del Senato.
The Albergo del Senato is on the Piazza della Rotunda, often called Piazza del Pantheon. It is located in a building constructed in the second half of the Nineteenth Century that has been in the family for over thirty years. The Albergo was extensively renovated in 2001. It offers 57 guest rooms and a breakfast room that features an ancient roman column. Its panoramic terrace and roof garden is open to guests during the summer months. The conference room holds up to 50 people. The address is Piazza della Rotonda, 73 - 00186 Rome The Albergo del Senato website is www.albergodelsenato.it
Grand Hotel de la Minerve.
The Grand Hotel de la Minerve is a Seventeenth Century building providing facilities for the disabled. Its on-site restaurant relocates to the roof garden during the summer. You may enjoy the piano bar with live music every evening and a well-equipped gym. There are 135 rooms including junior suites and suites. The larger rooms and suites include a walk-in closet. The address is Piazza della Minerva, 69 - 00186 Rome The Grand Hotel de la Minerve website is http://www.delaminerve.hotelinroma.comAnd wherever you go and whatever you do, check out the fine Latium or other Italian wines.
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