Boutique Accommodations in Rome
Rome, like most European capitals, is not cheap, but the most important thing to consider when booking a B&B or boutique hotel in the Eternal City is proximity to the historical centre and all that it has to offer. My personal preference is to stay near Campo dei Fiori, which is a stone’s throw from Piazza Navona, Largo Argentina and the Pantheon, and within easy walking distance of the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Venezia. A pedestrian bridge is also closeby which will take you across the Tiber to Trastevere, which is a definite must-see neighbourhood for its characteristic narrow streets and happening nightlife. But since Rome really is a very walkable city, anything in the historic centre would be a great option.
STAY near Piazza BarberiniDOMUS JULIA B&B, Via Rasella 29, Rome www.domusjulia.it
Domus Julia is the B&B sister to Hotel Julia, both of which are located on the same street next door to each other, and half way between the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Barberini (which is close to Via Veneto and the Spanish Steps).
Although both are quite modest in their amenities as hotels go, I prefer Domus Julia because it is more like an apartment than a hotel, and the rooms are quite large, especially the Julia Suite which is pictured here. Breakfast is included at both Hotel and Domus, which is served in the Hotel’s breakfast room. For location, it can’t be beat, and if you like old-world beamed ceilings (which I love), reserve the romantic Julia Suite – pictured here.
SAVE in a Convent or Monastery in Italywww.monasterystays.com Affordable, clean and often in great locations, staying in a monastery or convent is a terrific alternative if you are looking for basic B&B-style accommodations in Italy that won’t break the bank and this site takes care of the legwork finding and booking the place.
SAVE in an apartment in Italywww.bbplanet.com If you prefer apartment living, this is a great site that we’ve used, especially when staying in Rome because it allows you to search apartments by neighbourhood and price.
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