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 Parioli, Rome luxury hotel.
The Parioli-Auditorium district of northern Rome is partly bordered by the winding Tiber River. Parioli is an upper class neighborhood that owes its name to the pear orchards that have long since disappeared. Just so you know, this district was a favorite of Mussolini’s bigwigs during his heyday. This is embassy country and so offers international schools. The district also hosts Rome's Islamic Cultural Center and a major Mosque, which should be viewed from the interior. The Rome Parco della Musica (Auditorium) was completed in 2002. This spectacular complex includes recording studios, restaurants, bars, shops, libraries, and museums. The Ponte Milvio is one of Rome’s oldest bridges; first rebuilt in 109 B. C. Make sure to see the mid-Sixteenth Century Saint Andrea in Via Flaminia Church. 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.
Grand Hotel Ritz.
The Grand Hotel Ritz provides two restaurants and two bars. Its conference center includes 7 meeting rooms and can host congresses with up to 1000 guests. There are 127 rooms and 15 suites all of which offer foreign language satellite television. There are no non-smoking rooms. The address is Via Chelini, 41 - 00197 – Rome. The Grand Hotel Ritz website is www.hotelritzrome.com
The Duke Hotel has 64 rooms including 4 rooms that are equipped for the disabled. There are 5 types of suites. Hotel facilities include a reading room, two bars and a restaurant, a conference room, and a meeting room. There is a non-smoking floor. Should you so desire, they serve a traditional English Afternoon Tea. They offer a Wellness Center with a personal trainer and a personal jogger. The address is Via Archimede, 69 - 00197 – Rome. The Duke Hotel website is http://www.thedukehotel.com/luxury_hotel_RomeAnd wherever you go and whatever you do, check out the fine Latium or other Italian wines.
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