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 Prati, Rome luxury hotel.
The Prati district is in west central Rome. It boasts some of the city’s major shopping streets. This district is dominated by the verdant Monte Mario hill. While Monte Mario is the highest hill in Rome it’s not one of the famous seven hills because it lies outside the boundaries of the ancient city. The view is great from the Belevedere Zodiaco. Local sights include the Astronomical Observatory and the Museo Astronomico Copernicano. Even if you don’t remember the 1960 Olympics stop by the Olympic Stadium which is part of the Foro Italico, the sports center. You might want to visit the Fontana dei Quiriti without the kids. The district also hosts the Sede della RAI radio and TV center. 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.
Donna Laura Palace Hotel.
The Hotel Donna Laura Palace has been renovated recently. Its terrace overlooks the Tevere River, which, according to the hotel, is a unique feature. This non-smoking property boasts a fitness center that includes a sauna and a Jacuzzi. There’s a restaurant and a rooftop restaurant open during the summer. Other facilities include a meeting room that can handle up to 90 people. There are 64 rooms and suites most of which have balconies. The address is Lungotevere delle Armi, 21 - 00144 – Rome. The Hotel Donna Laura Palace website is www.donnalaurapalacehotel.com.
The Hotel Farnese is located in a mansion dating from the early years of the Twentieth Century. It brims with elegance of the Belle Epoch. The lobby hosts Italian works of art from the Seventeenth Century. It has a lovely roof garden where breakfast is served. The rooms have handmade walnut furniture but tend to be on the small side. Some of the 23 rooms include a private terrace. The address is Via Allesandro Farnese, 30 - 00192 – Rome The Hotel Farnese website is http://www.hotelfarnese.comAnd wherever you go and whatever you do, check out the fine Latium or other Italian wines.
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