When in Rome

Rome’s rich history is on every street and every corner of the city. You can explore Rome on your own
with a map and a guidebook, or join a group guided tour. In Rome there is much you can do and the
Lancelot staff will happily to offer suggestions and assistance to help you make the most of your

Museum and Sites

In Rome history and art stand at every corner, needless to say there are innumerable museums and galleries to choose from. Listed below are locations and opening times of major museums and sites. Lancelot staff will be happy to assist you in reserving or buying tickets.  Museums and sites are generally closed on Monday but in recent years many of them remain open. Please note that tickets can be purchased up to an hour before closing time.

Roma Pass – Tourist card The 'Roma Pass' card is valid for 48 hours or 72 hours and includes free  access to the public transport system, free admission to one or two museums or sites and reduced ticket prices for exhibitions and cultural events. You can purchase the 72 hours 'Roma Pass'  card directly at the Lancelot or go online for other options. http://www.romapass.it/it/le-card/

1) The Colosseum and Roman Forum/ Palatine hill

Colosseum: Piazza del Colosseo.

Palatine: entrances at Piazza di S. Maria Nova, 53 and Via di S. Gregorio, 30

Roman Forum: entrances at Piazza di S. Maria Nova, 53 and Largo della Salaria Vecchia, 5/6
Open everyday from 8:30 to one hour before sunset.
Closed on 25th Dec. and 1st Jan.

The ticket colosseum/roman forum/palatine hill and current exhibitions is valid for 2 consecutive days, from the first use, for 1 entry to the Colosseum and 1 entry to the Roman Forum/Palatine hill. To avoid the queues you can go before 9 am or purchase the tickets from the entrance to the Palatine or online.


Getting there: All these magnificent sites are within easy walking distance of the Hotel.

2) Domus Aurea Viale della Domus Aurea, 1 (Colle Oppio Gardens)

Emperor Nero's once vast and magnificent residence

Open only Saturday and Sunday 08:30-18:15. Reservation required
The site is only accessible by guided tour. The guided tours includes illustrative segments using virtual reality

Booking online or call center 06 39967700  (Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm Saturday from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm).

Getting there: A 5 minute walk from the Hotel.

3) Baths of Caracalla Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 52

The 3rd-century AD thermal bath complex that was used until the Goths cut its water supply in the 6th century AD.

Open Tuesday-Sunday from 9:00 to one hour before sunset, Monday 9:00-14:00.
Closed on 25th Dec. and 1st Jan


Getting there: The site is at a 15 minutes walk from Hotel Lancelot, past the Colosseum, the Celio and Palatine hills (19 min.) Alternatively take bus n.118 from Celio Vibenna to Porta S. Sebastiano /Numa Pompilio. (14 min.)

4) Baths of Diocletian and National Roman Museum Via Enrico de Nicola, 79

The 6th Century ex-convent built on the ruins Diocletian Baths and National Roman museum.

Open Tuesday-Sunday 09:00-19:45. Bath of Diocletian 09:00-19.45
Closed on Monday, 25th Dec., 1st Jan.


Getting there: Take the metro line B from the Colosseum to Termini (10 min.) and then walk. (5 min.). Or bus 75 from Celio Vibenna to Termini (14 min.)

5) Capitoline Museums Piazza del Campidoglio, 1.

Exquisite collection of ancient sculptures and a rich “pinacoteca” with paintings by the masters of the 17thand 18th centuries in the beautiful Palazzo Nuovo and Palazzo dei Conservatori at the Campidoglio.

Every day 9:00-20:00. 24th Dec. and 31st Dec. 9:00-14:00.
Closed on Monday, 25thDec., 1st Jan., 1st May.
You can purchase the tickets online.


Getting there: Piazza del Campidoglio is at a 15-20 minute walk down the Via dei Fori Imperiali. Alternatively take the bus 85, 87, 51 (10 min.) get off at Piazza Venezia and walk (5 min.).

6) Museo Nazionale Romano

Palazzo Massimo alle Terme / Crypta Balbi / Palazzo Altemps

Open Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-19:45.
Closed on Monday, 25thDec., 1stJan.

Tickets: single site or three-day pass combining the entrance to the three  museums of the National Roman Museum – prices vary depending on whether there is an exhibitions on at the time.


Crypta Balbi Via delle Botteghe Oscure, 31
Crypta Balbi Museum is dedicated to the passage from Roman to medieval society, the so-called “Dark Ages”.
Getting there: Buses 81 from Claudia/Colosseo or  51, 85,87 to Piazza Venezia(10 min. ) and then walk (5 min.).

Palazzo Massimo alle Terme Largo di Villa Peretti, 1
Important Roman paintings, mosaics, sculptures and coins from the Museo Nazionale Romano, including the reconstruction of Livia's house and the Kircheriano collection.
Getting there: Take the metro line B from the Colosseum to Termini.

Palazzo Altemps Piazza S. Apollinare, 46
Ancient sculptures from the Museo Nazionale Romano, including part of the Ludovisi collection in a beautiful palace of the Roman Renaissance.
Getting there: Take bus 87 from Via Labicana to Senato stop and then a short walk (16 min.).

7) Castel Sant'Angelo Lungotevere Castello, 50.

The Emperor Hadrian's mausoleum, then used by the popes as a fortress, prison and palace. Panoramic view.
Open Every day 9:00-19:30
Closed on Monday, 25th Dec. and 1st Jan.

Extra ticket for the “Secret Castle” with guided tours available in English.


Getting there: Take bus 87 from Via Labicana until the end of the line on Piazza Cavour.

8) Centrale Montemartini (ACEA) Viale Ostiense, 106

Ancient art set against industrial archaeology of Rome’s first power plant.  A little off the beaten track, but still one of our favourites.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-19:00. 24th and 31st Dec. open 9:00-14:00
Closed on Monday, 25thDec., 1stJan., 1st May.


Getting there: Take the metro line B from the Colosseum towards Laurentina. Get off at Garbatella and walk (5 min).

9) Etruscan Museum at Villa Giulia Piazzale di Villa Giulia, 9

Located in a villa built by Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola in 1500. Marvellous jewellery, ceramics and statues of the mysterious Etruscan civilization. Enchanting.

Open Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-20:00
Closed on Monday except on festivities.


Getting there: Take tram N. 3 in via labicana getting off at the last stop and then walk (45 min). Or with metro A from Manzoni to Flaminio and then walk (35 min).

10) Roman Domus on the Celio Clivo di Scauro

Ancient Roman buildings reopened to the public after extensive restoration.
Open Monday and Thursday-Sunday 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00
Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.


Getting there: A 10 minute walk from the hotel.

11) Museo della Civilta Romana and Planetarium Piazza G. Agnelli, 10 (EUR)

Temporarily closed for renovation

Replicas of ancient Roman artefacts, including a model reconstruction of imperial Rome. Great for children. Now includes a new planetarium and astronomy museum.


Getting there: . Take the Metro line B from the Colosseum, get off at Eur Fermi (30 min) and then walk (10 min.).

12) Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica Villa dei Quintili / Cecilia Metella/Circo Massenzio

A vast and beautiful archaeological park

Villa dei Quintili e Cecilia Metella
Open Tuesday-Sunday from 09.00 until afternoon (depending on the season)

Cecilia Metella (Via Appia Antica 161)
Getting there: bus 118 from Celio Vibenna to Basilica S. Sebastiano and then walk (27 min.)

Villa dei Quintili
Getting there: bus 85 from S. Giovanni in Laterano to Arco di Travertino and then bus 765 to Erode Attico and then walk (55 min.)

Circus Massenzio (Via Appia Antica 153 - 00179 Roma)
Open Tue - Sun from 10.00- 16.00 (closed on Monday).
Free admission

Getting there: bus 118 from Celio Vibenna to Basilica S. Sebastiano and then walk (27 min.) http://www.villadimassenzio.it

13) Galleria Borghese P.zzale del Museo Borghese

Built in 1613 to hold Cardinal Scipione Borghese’s unique art collection. Sculptures by Bernini and Canova, paintings by Tiziano, Caravaggio, Raffaello and Correggio in the beautifull setting of the Borghese park.

Tuesday to Sunday from 8,30 a. m. to 7.30 p.m.

Reservations are compulsory and can be made online up to 30 days in advance.


Getting there:  with the bus 51, 85 from Via Labicana right to Largo Chigi, from there bus 52, 53, 63, 83 to to the stop Pinciana/museo Borghese just across the street from the Galleria. (34 min.)

Or with the Metro B From Colosseo stop to Termini and then bus 910 to the stop Pinciana/museo Borghese (32 min.)

14) Gallerie Nazionali d’Arte Antica Barberini – Corsini

10 days ticket valid for Palazzo Barberini and Galleria Corsini


Palazzo Barberini Via delle Quattro Fontane, 13.

National collection of 16th and 17th century paintings. Newly restored wing.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 8:30-19:00. Closed on Monday, 25th Dec., 1st Jan.

Getting there: bus 85 from via Labicana to Tritone/Barberini (17 min.) or Metro A from Manzoni to Barberini (19 min.)

Palazzo Corsini  Via della Lungara, 10.

National collection of 14th to 18th century paintings. The gardens of the palace are now the Botanic Gardens of Rome.
Open Wednesday-Monday 8:30-19:00. Closed on Tuesday, 25th Dec., 1st jan.

Getting there: Take bus 51, 85, 87 from Via Labicana to Piazza Venezia (15 min.), from there tram 8 to Piazza Sonnino (5 min.) and then walk through the narrow streets of  Trastevere (10 min.).

15) Galleria Doria Pamphili Piazza del Collegio Romano, 2

Inside a majestic “palazzo”, one of the most distinguished private collections of art. Paintings by Caravaggio, Tiziano, Raffaello, Velasquez and many others.
Open Every day 09:00-19:00. Closed on , 25th Dec., 1st Jan., Easter


Getting there: Buses 51, 85 or 87 to Piazza Venezia and then a short walk (12 min )

16) Museo di Roma - Palazzo Braschi Via di S. Pantaleo, 10./ P.zza Navona

The city's collection of paintings, etchings, photographs, furniture and clothes from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-19:00. Closed on Monday 24th Dec.,  31th Dec.


Getting there: Take bus 87 from Via Labicana to Corso Rinascimento and then a short walk (15 min.).

17) Museo Napoleonico – Palazzo Primoli Piazza di Ponte Umberto, 1.

An important collection of works of art, Napoleonic relics, and family mementos, donated by Count Giuseppe Primoli, the son of Count Pietro Primoli and Princess Carlotta Bonaparte, to the city of Rome.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-19:00. Closed on Monday, 25thDec., 1stJan., 1stMay.


Getting there: Take bus 87 from Via Labicana to Via Zanardelli(15 min.), then a short walk (15 min. by bus and 5 min. by foot).

18) Keats-Shelley Memorial House Piazza di Spagna, 26.

Museum dedicated to the three English Romantic poets John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron.
Open Monday-Saturday 10:00-13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00


Getting there: Take bus 51 or 85 from Labicana to S. Claudio and then walk (19 min) or take metro A from Manzoni to Piazza di Spagna (20 min.)

19) Complesso del Vittoriano – Ala Brasini Via di san Pietro in Carcere

Temporary exihibitions in a wing of  the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II and to Italian unity in piazza Venezia.

Monday-Thursday 09:30-19:30 Friday- Saturday  09:30-22:00 Sunday 09:30-20:30


Getting there: A 15-20 minute walk from the Hotel along Via dei Fori Imperiali. Alternatively, buses 51, 85, 87 to Piazza Venezia (10 min).

20) GNAM Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna Viale delle Belle Arti, 131.

Recently renovated and, thanks to the fresh and innovative vision of the new director Cristiana Collu, an exiting look at Rome's impressive collection of 19th and 20th century art including works by Balla, Boccioni, De Chirico, Van Gogh, Klimt.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 8:30-19:30. Closed on Monday.


Getting there: Take tram 3 in via Labicana getting off at the last stop right in front of the museum (40 min). Or take metro A from Manzoni to Flaminio and then walk (31 min).

21) Scuderie del Quirinale

Temporary exhibitions

Sunday-Thursday 10:00-20:00 Friday- Saturday 10:00-22:30


Getting there: Take bus 51,85, 87 from via Labicana to Fori Imperiali/campidoglio and then walk (19 min.)

22) Palazzo Merulana

A collection of modern and contemporary art, especially the italian art of the 900' and the “Scuola Romana” in an ex-sanitation building that has been restored recently after being abandoned for 50 years.

Open Monday and Wednesday-Friday 14:00-20:00  Saturday-Sunday 10:00-20:00. Closed on Tuesday.


Getting there: 9 minutes walking from the Hotel

23) Palazzo delle Esposizioni Via Nazionale, 194

One of Rome’s largest interdisciplinary exhibition area, hosting a variety of  cultural events. Also features a 139-seats Cinema, an Auditorium, a Multifunctional hall, a well stocked bookshop, and a bar and the rooftop restaurant: “Open”, run by the acclaimed chef Antonello Colonna.

Open Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday 10:00-20:00, Friday and Saturday 10:00-22:30.


Getting there: A 15-20 minute walk from the Hotel through the Monti neighbourhood. Alternatively,  bus 75 from Celio Vibenna to Cavour/Quattro Cantoni (16 min.).

24) MACRO Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO) via Nizza 138

Collection of contemporary art and a temporary exhibition space.

Reopening in October 2018 with project “MACRO asilo” under  the direction of Giorgio de Finis. It will also develop into an art factory


Getting there: Take the Metro line B at the Colosseum to Castro Pretorio (10 min.) and then walk  (10 min.). Or take tram 3 to V.le Regina Margherita/Nizza.

25) MATTATOIO (ex MACRO Testaccio) Piazza Orazio Giustiniani, 4

The old abatoir built in 1888/1891, an interesting example of industrial archaeology now used as an exhibition and event area

Open Tuesday-Sunday 14.00-20.00. Closed on Monday


Getting there: Get tram 3 to Marmorata/Galvani stop and then walk or take metro B to Piramide and then walk


Open Tuesday-Friday and Sunday 11.00-19.00 – Saturday 11.00-22.00. Closed on Monday, 1st of May and 25th Dec.

National museum of the arts of the XXI century in a building by the architect Zaha Hadid


Getting there: Take metro A from Manzoni to Flaminio and then walk (38 min.)

27) Muciu – Museo delle Civiltà piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 14 Roma

Pigorini Preistoric Etnographic Museum/ Museum of popular Arts and Traditions/ Tucci Oriental Art Museum / Early Middle Ages Museum

Open Tuesday-Sunday 08:00-19:00.

The ticket is purchasable at “Pigorini museum” ticket office valid for 3 consecutive days, from the date of issue, for the entrance to the all of the four “Muciu” museums across the EUR district Getting there: with the Metro B from Colosseum to Eur Fermi stop (40 min.)

28) Explora – Children's Museum of Rome

Tuesday-Sunday, 4 times visits lasting 1 hour and 45 minutes. (first tour starting at 10.00 and last one at 17.00) Closed on Monday, 25th Dec. 1st Jan. from 13th to 17th August

Booking for the exhibit pavilion and cooking lab is recommended.


Getting there: Take metro A from Manzoni to Flaminio and then walk (24 min.)

29) Bio Parco - Zoo of Rome
 ATAC (Public Transport)
Rome public transport network (ATAC) consists of buses, trams, metro lines, urban and suburban railways. Bus ticket BIT valid for 100 minute (€ 1,50) can be purchased at the Lancelot. Other options are available online or at Atac ticket offices: “Roma” transport card, can be recharged online, at Atac ticket offices, at ticket vending machines in metro stations, at authorized shops (news-stands, tobacco shops and bars). Tickets available: 24H (€ 7,00) - 48H (€ 12,50) - 72H (€ 18,00) - CIS weekly pass (€ 24,00) - monthly pass (€ 35,00) Cards can either be collected at Atac ticket offices or received by mail if ordered online. With B+ the tickets can be purchased and validated by smartphone downloading the App Mycicero (http://www.atac.roma.it/page.asp?p=231&r=2819) or Tabnet. (http://www.atac.roma.it/page.asp?p=231&r=3034) Atac website: http://www.atac.roma.it To find timetables and routes on your mobile phone: http://muovi.roma.it/
It is very easy to take a Taxi in Rome. There are white public Taxis. Ask the reception to call you a Taxi from the Hotel Lancelot few minutes before departure or go to Taxi stands with the orange sign “TAXI” when you are around the city. If required we can also arrange for a fully licensed pick-up service from and to the airport, port and day tours with driver.
 Car Sharing

O'bike: bike sharing service for 0,50 € every 30 minutes. https://www.o.bike/it

Share'ngo is an electric car sharing service for two. Registration fee is 5€ with 15 minutes for free. The cost is 0,28 €/min. but the more you use it the less you pay. After 1 am Women Night Voucher available (30 minutes for 3 €)  http://site.sharengo.it/ Enjoy car sharing service is available with Fiat 500 and Fiat Doblò Cargo for 0,25 €/min. - Free registration with Italian driving licence https://enjoy.eni.com/it

Car2go is a car sharing service is available with Smart for two at the costs 0,24 €/min. and with Smart for four at the cost of 0,26  €/min. -Registration fee 9,00 € . https://www.car2go.com Zig Zag is a scooter sharing, there are no registration fees and the cost is 0,29 €/min. www.zigzagsharing.com

Important notice about taxis Use only the official white metered taxis with the meter switched on. The meter starts at 3.00 € (they cannot be on the road if the meter doesn't work). There is no charge for one piece of luggage, thereafter there is a charge of 1.04 € for each additional piece. Sunday, holiday and night supplements are included automatically in the meter tariff. If in doubt about the rate come into the hotel and our staff will assist you. If you are at all uncertain, we suggest that you take note of the taxi number on the car door. It is a small number indicated under "Licenza Numero" Comune di Roma.
Eat and Drink

Hotel Lancelot Restaurant offers a three-course evening meal prepared with fresh local produce with complimentary wine served at traditional "Arthurian round tables" at which guests from all over the world meet and converse.

* there could be times when our restaurant is closed, in this case we will be happy to assist to find a nice place to eat in the vicinity

Although we would like you to take part in the lively Lancelot dining experience at least once during your stay, Rome of course offers innumerable culinary temptations from the rustic to the contemporary, from simple to luxurious. Our staff will be happy to help you find the restaurant that suits your mood.

Here are some of the local restaurants that we can suggest:
Da Domenico Via San Giovanni in Laterano, 134

Few dishes but excellent and absolutely fresh. Try the home made ravioli. Sunday evening and Monday closed. Tel. 06 77590225

Luzzi Via Celimontana 3

Rustic and lively neighbourhood trattoria, serves both pasta & pizza. Closed on Wednesday. Tel. 06 7096332

Naumachia Via Celimontana 7

Nice and spacious restaurant. Fast and attentive service. Excellent pastas and desserts, also pizza is good. Really good  value for money. Always open. Tel. 06 7707 9175

Contrario - Vineria

Via Ostilla 22 - opened Mon-Sun 12.15 -15.00 -19.00-2300 Careful and creative cuisine, a new entry in the neighborhood

Isidoro Via S. Giovanni in Laterano 59/a

Roman trattoria with some variations from the tradition. Also serves fish. Always open. Tel. 06 700 8266

Pizzeria Li Rioni Via S.S. Quattro

Popular and busy for a wide selection of pizzas for dinner. Closed on Tuesday Tel. 06 70450605

Il Bocconcino - Via Ostilia 23

Local seasonal cusine - closed  Wednesday Tel 0677079175

Taverna dei Quaranta Via Claudia, 24

Popular with locals. Good food, pleasant outdoor tables. Moderately priced. Always open Tel. 06 7000550

Il Tempio di Iside Via Pietro Verri, 11

Good fish restaurant. Reservation essential. Higher range price. Closed Sunday.  Tel. 06 7004741

Crab Via Capo D'Africa 2

Cozy restaurant with great service. Good fish raw and cooked. Dessert are also very good. Good prices. Closed on Sunday and Monday at lunch Tel. 0677203636


Cosy wine bar. Tasty selection of cheeses and salamis to accompany an excellent selection of wine.  A limited selection of cooked dishes also available. Open late. Closed on Sunday. Tel. 06 70496526

Café Café Via SS. Quattro, 44

A friendly and easygoing spot for quick bite or a salad just by the Colosseum. Always open.  Tel. 06 7008743

Antica Gelateria de Matteis Via Celimontana, 34

Good Italian ice cream just around the corner. ;+39 338 252 4319

Fassi Via Principe Eugenio 65

Since 1880  one of the most popular ice cream in Rome in an historical building known as the “The Ice Palace” in the heart of the multicultural neighbourhood of Piazza Vittorio..


Rivareno Via Magna Grecia, 25

Artisanal  gourmet ice cream shop. Franchising from Bologna.

www.rivareno.com 06 77590302

Regoli Via dello Statuto, 60

One of the best pastry shops in Rome since 1916. Also with a bar and gelateria inside.


Cipriani Via Carlo Botta 21/23

One of the best biscuit and pastry shops in Rome since 1906. www.pasticceriacipriani.com 0670454229

Music and Events
If you are an art and music lover Rome is the place for you. With each season the city welcomes new cultural events that range from the classical to the avant-garde. From the Lancelot you can easily reach many of the venues.
Teatro dell'Opera
The Teatro dell’Opera stages high quality ballets and Operas. Founded in the 16th century the Accademia di Santa Cecilia has a year-long concert season ranging from Monteverdi to Keith Jarrett. Experience a concert in one of Rome’s awe inspiring churches , or in a shaded cloister. In summer the Orchestra di Santa Cecilia has an open-air season in front of the nymphaeum in the gardens of Villa Giulia. https://www.operaroma.it/en
Auditorium Parco della Musica
The Auditorium Parco della Musica, designed by world famous architect Renzo Piano, is worth the visit for the architecture alone and proposes top quality events year round. Big pop and rock concerts are held in Stadio Olimpico or Palalottomatica. www.auditorium.com
Roma Europa Festival
Every year Europe, Asia, America, Oceania, and Africa meet in Rome in a spectacular programme of dance, theatre, music, cinema, meetings with artists, visual arts and leading-edge technological creativity. The sounds and artistic expression of five continents are the ingredients of an intense, aesthetic experience delivered in various venues for a period of over two months.  (generally from September to the beginning of December) https://romaeuropa.net/en/festival-2018
Rome Film Fest
The Auditorium Parco della Musica is the heart of the Rome Film Fest since 2006 with the red carpet and the screening rooms. The event hosts a large and challenging programme of screenings, master classes, tributes, retrospectives, panels, and special events. The Festival will involve many other locations in Rome. (October) http://www.romacinemafest.it
Estate Romana
Estate Romana Festival was first organized in 1977 by the well known architect Renato Nicolini. During summer Rome it is lit up with music, theatre, cinema events and festivals under the stars in numerous Roman villas and monumental complex. Every year the program is different (from June to September according to single event) https://www.estateromana.comune.roma.it/
Villa Ada incontra il mondo
Over 60 concerts from all over the world, near the lake of the beautiful Villa Ada. Good food and events. (from June to August) www.villaada.org/festival
Summer Jazz Festival
The Summer Jazz Festival held in Villa Celimontana park, a 5 minute walk from the Hotel, is one of the best open air venues to listen to excellent jazz, ethnic music and gospels in a stunning setting and has become a regular haunt for jazz enthusiasts. (from June to September) On summer evenings the Basilica di San Clemente, in the close vicinity of the Lancelot, stages operas and classical concerts in the candlelit cloister.
Rome Letterature Festival
Letterature Festival in the incredible location of the Basilica di Massenzio http://www.festivaldelleletterature.it
Rome's Marathon
The course includes almost all the most beautiful and important monuments, streets and  squares of  Rome. (Generally in Spring time) www.maratonadiroma.it
To go out for drinks there are many nice places in our Celio District or in the close Monti District. Really easy to reach are also the central Campo De' Fiori and the popular Trastevere, the University Campus area San Lorenzo and the groovy Pigneto District. Also close are the clubs of  Monte de Cocci in Testaccio  and of via Libetta. Check our new for upcoming events in Rome Useful links:

Rome offers excellent shopping for designer clothes, leather, jewellery, antiques and many other temptations.

You may visit the busy Via del Corso or Via Nazionale, Via Cola di Rienzo or the area around Ottaviano lined with shops and boutiques. For elegant "griffes", the Via Condotti, Via del Babuino ,Via Borgognona and Via Frattina are a must. Just 15 minutes away from the Hotel, the Via Appia Nuova is a favourite among fashion conscious Romans. Just by the Basilica di San Giovanni the street market Via Sannio (open Tuesday to Saturday in the morning) is a favourite with trendy young people. If you want to experience the charm and excitement of the Roman flea market, the Sunday morning market "Porta Portese" will overwhelm you with innumerable wares from antiques to bric-a-brac to imitation designer bags and clothes. Take extra care as pickpockets operate in this crowded market. If you are looking for something more distinguished, small boutiques and artisanal shops are to be found close to the Hotel, in Celio district or in the adjoining and fashionable Monti district or in via del Pellegrino and Campo de Fiori area.

Our front desk staff will do their best to help you if you you are looking for something in particular.

Some nice little shops that we like:

Alain in Rome -Via del Pellegrino 171, 00186 Roma (Campo de Fiori)

Based in Via del Pellegrino, in the heart of Rome for almost 20 years, free from fashion trends, Alain has been offering a personal selection of vintage lamps, furniture and objects spanning from the ’20s to the’80s which he restores himself. In addition, he presents his own production of paintings, sculptures and peculiar seats.

Martin Alain Georges

Nutmeg - via del Boschetto 15 a (Monti District)

Artshop in the heart of Rome with a carribean twist!


Artigeco - Via Dei SS. Quattro 32 (Celio District)

Nice little local boutique for woman's clothes and accesories just around the corner from the Hotel. Some of the brands: Liviana Conti, Filato in Arte, Alisa e Vestopazzo.

06 7720 9901

Agadez (Celio District)

Design and jewellery  boutique and lab between Africa and Italy.



Decontract and relax! Massage and treatments, craniosacral therapy, shiatsu – Catia Trevisiol

Available at the Hotel. Appointment required.

Riccio Capriccio - Via di San Giovanni In Laterano, 142
Ashtanga Yoga Researche Institute -Via Annia 54


Acquamadre -Via di S.Ambrogio, 17

Hammam inspired by the Roman and Greek thermae in the heart of the Roman ghetto


QC terme -Via Portuense 2178/a  Fiumicino (RM)

Thermal bath and wellness center in the riserva di porto near Fiumicino

Physical violence is extremely rare in Rome, and you will be perfectly safe in Rome if you follow basic precautions. As in all major cities, petty theft is endemic and visitors are particularly vulnerable to pick-pocketing on crowded buses and near tourist sites. We advise you not carry too much cash, jewellery or documents with you when sightseeing.There is asafety box in each room where you may store your passport and valuables. We also have strong boxes in our office if you are waiting to check in, or if you have already checked out of your room. Pick-pockets in Rome are particularly clever, and even the most seasoned of travelers have been known to fall victim. Pick-pockets generally work in groups. Children or women with small babies will distract you by grabbing or tugging your sleeve, while another will make off with your wallet - even from within two or three layers of clothing.