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 Piazza Navona, Rome luxury hotel.
The Piazza Navona close to the center of Rome was once a focal point for medieval jousts and Roman circuses. It is still beautiful and evokes Rome of days gone by. The Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers), representing the four corners of the globe is its centerpiece. Renaissance buildings including palaces and churches abound. You’ll love the district’s narrow streets and lanes, some of which still are homes to local artisans. For a taste of multiculturalism visit San Luigi dei Francesi, the church of the expatriate French community. You say that you don’t speak French; enjoy the art work. 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 Lord Byron.
The Hotel Raphael Relais & Chateaux is located in a building designed by the American architect Richard Meier that blends the Renaissance with the modern era. Its lobby displays a collection of ceramics by none other than Pablo Picasso. You’ll enjoy the restaurant on the multilevel terrace and on-site tennis. There are 65 single and double rooms and suites. The address is Largo Febo 2 - 00186 Rome. The Hotel Raphael Relais & Chateaux website is www.relaischateaux.com/en/search-book/hotel-restaurant/raphael
Hotel St. George Roma .
The Hotel St. George Roma is one of the finest hotels in this lovely neighborhood. It is a five star property and you should expect to pay accordingly. You’ll feel like one of those Roman patricians when you enjoy the sauna, Turkish bath, hydro massage, and much more. There’s a wine bar and a cigar club, a library and a terrace open only during the summer. There are 64 rooms including 6 junior suites that are all decorated in minimal-chic luxury. Fortune Magazine named it one of the top 10 luxury hotels in the world. The address is Via Giulia, 64 - 00186 – Rome. The Hotel St. George Roma website is http://www.stgeorgehotel.itAnd wherever you go and whatever you do, check out the fine Latium or other Italian wines.
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