Where to Stay in Rome

A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Areas to Stay in Rome

Rome at a Glance

When in Rome...all roads lead to Rome...Rome wasn’t built in a day...the list of idioms heard around the world for centuries is endless. Benvenuto! The baroque buidlings, renaissance culture, and ancient history that encompases Rome are the major reasons tourists travel back in time while in Italy. She is seductively beautiful and although in ruins, we’re still enchanted by the infamous sites. The city is basically split in half; the Fiume Tevere, (or Tibers River as you might know it) flows north to south, emptying out in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Romans live by the phrase “enjoy the life”, and they also live to eat. The amount of spectacular restaurants and hole-in-the-wall surprises will unfortunately not fit in this list. However, there are many noteworthy trattorias (somewhere between an upscale and cheap restaurant) and hidden gems throughout the city that we’ll discuss.

Centro Storico is the closest you’ll get to a city center in Rome, but homes the majority of world-famous sites such as the Pantheon. Vatican City is considered it’s own sovereign state, governed by the Pope and composed of only 110 acres. Although many parts of Rome still exhibit some aspects from the Mussolini era, this capital city is without a doubt “molto bene”!

Rome Neighborhoods

  • Vatican City

    affordable district, museums, art and sculpture

  • Spagna

    artistic quarter, churches, museums

  • Trastevere

    medieval quarter, perfect for strolling, hipster bars, nightlife

  • Monti

    well-known historic sites, famous buildings

  • Testaccio

    old Rome, businesses, outdoor markets, quiet streets

This guide only covers highlights. View all neighborhoods of Rome.

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