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 Trevi Fountain, Rome luxury hotel.
The Trevi Fountain area is located almost in the center of Rome. The fountain that defines the area starred in at least two famous motion pictures, Three Coins in the Fountain and La Dolce Vita. You must test the legend that claims if you throw a coin in the water and make a wish, your wish will become true and you will return to Rome. Near the fountain is the Baroque Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio a Trevi church. The nearby Palazzzo Colonna is open to the public only on Saturday. It was featured in the movie Roman Holiday. Don’t miss the Scuderie Papali palace which now hosts an art museum. 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.
Dining at Hotel Fontana Trevi Rome.
The Hotel Fontana is situated in a Thirteenth Century building that was once a monastery. It was converted into a hotel in the late Eighteenth Century. The rooftop lounge includes a glass top terrace. This is the only hotel that faces the Trevi fountain. Of course, if your room doesn’t face the fountain it will probably be quieter, and according to the hotel website, may be larger. The address is Piazza di Trevi, 96 - 00187 – Rome. The Hotel Fontana website is www.fontanahotel.com
Hotel dei Borgognoni Trevi Rome.
The Hotel dei Borgognoni is located in a small palazzo that dates back to about 1800. The hotel takes its name from the neighborhood settled by Burgundy (France) residents in Seventeenth Century Rome. There’s a garden, a restaurant, and a terrace bar which is open during the summer. Why bother with a car? The hotel offers a chauffeur-driven limousine service. There are 51 rooms and suites. The address is Via del Bufalo, 126 - 00187 – Rome. The Hotel dei Borgognoni website is http://www.hoteldeiborgognoni.netAnd wherever you go and whatever you do, check out the fine Latium or other Italian wines.
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