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 budget hotels but often includes Rome bed and breakfast accomodations. On the way we describe multiple tourist attractions in the neighborhood. Each article includes beautiful photos of both a tourist attraction and the reviewed budget hotels or bed and breakfast accomodation. 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 Trastevere, Rome budget hotel.
The Trastevere district whose name means “across the Tiber”, is one of the most authentic areas of Rome. It has a village atmosphere and a great nightlife attracting both Romans and tourists. The Janiculum hill provides a great view of Rome across the river. Get there at sunset and don’t miss the Janiculum lighthouse, a century-old gift to Rome from Italians in Argentina. Local churches include Santa Maria in Trastevere, originally built in the Third Century, and the Fifteenth Century San Pietro in Montorio, according to legend, the site of Saint Peter’s crucifixion. The Farnesina Villa boasts frescoes by Peruzzi and Raphael and his pupils. The Palazzo Corsini was built in the early Sixteenth Century for a cardinal who may have forgotten his vows of poverty. It now houses the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica that includes paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Caravaggio, and others. Right nearby you will find Rome’s Botanical Gardens with 7,000 plant species from all over the world. 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.
The Hotel Trastevere Rome.
The recently renovated Hotel Trastevere manages to provide the village-like charm of this neighborhood. Most of its rooms face the Piazza San Cosimato that hosts an outdoor food market six mornings a week. There are 19 rooms and three apartments, each of which can accompany up to five people on three levels. On the downside, the rooms do not have Internet access. The address is Via Luciano Manara n 24a/25 00153 - Rome. The Hotel Trastevere website is www.hoteltrastevere.net.
The Relais le Clarisse Trastevere Rome.
The Relais le Clarisse Trastevere Rome is a small townhouse suite located on the ground floor of an Eighteenth Century building with a lovely courtyard. It’s a short walk from the Santa Maria in Trastevere Church. There are only five rooms so if you are interested you should reserve early. All rooms face the courtyard where breakfast is served, weather permitting. Try for the Rose suite that has its own vestibule and tall, vaulted ceilings. The address is Via Cardinale Merry del Val 20 - 00153 Rome. The Relais le Clarisse website is http://www.leclarisse.comAnd wherever you go and whatever you do, check out the fine Latium or other Italian wines.
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