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 Trastevere, Rome luxury hotel.
The Trastevere district is one of the most authentic areas of Rome. It's name means across the Tiber. Given its village atmosphere and popping nightlife this area attracts both Romans and tourists. The Janiculum hill offers a great view of Rome across the river. Be sure to catch the setting sun 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.
Grand Hotel del Gianicolo.
The Grand Hotel del Gianicolo is a new 4 star Hotel located in a historic 18th Century villa sitting on the historic Gianicolo hill once the main stronghold of the heroic Roman republic defending the city from foreign troops. It has 3 floors and includes facilities for the handicapped. There is a pool ensconced within a garden, and a roof garden. The hotel includes facilities for meetings. Choose your dates carefully; rates may vary sharply from one day to the next. The address is Viale delle Mura Gianicolensi, 107 - 00152 – Rome. The Grand Hotel del Gianicolo website is www.grandhotelgianicolo.it/english.html (you can reach this from the main site by clicking the skip intro button).
Hotel Donna Camilla Savelli .
The Hotel Donna Camilla Savelli is located in a restored Seventeenth Century convent built for a noble family. The roof garden includes a Baroque fountain. Its rooms were once convent cells and every room is unique. This non-smoking property includes access for the disabled, a bar, and a lounge bar. Parking is free. The address is Via Garibaldi, 27 - 00153 – Rome. The Hotel Donna Camilla Savelli website is http://www.hoteldonnacamillasavelli.comAnd wherever you go and whatever you do, check out the fine Latium or other Italian wines.
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