Buonarroti Home guest house
is located in the perfect area to begin exploring this
wonderful city. There are so many things to do in Rome
– countless churches, museums and galleries, beautiful
parks, great shopping, epoch-defining architecture;
Rome is ancient, classical and modern history in a nutshell.
It’s impossible to list everything, of course,
but here are just a few suggestions of the more important
landmarks: Just five minutes from the Buonarroti Home
Guest House is the great amphitheatre, the Colosseum,
a monument to the magnificence of imperial Rome.
Built nearly 2000 years
ago as a stadium for gladiatorial displays and shows
and capable of holding over 50,000 spectators, the sheer
scale of its remains are simply awe-inspiring. Just
along the Via Sacra, the Imperial Forum
was the site of all of the most important public buildings
of ancient Rome and the imaginative visitor can relive
the spirit of the empire amongst the ruins of a mighty
civilisation. Of course, Rome’s most popular site
is in a different state: St. Peter’s Basilica
and the Vatican museums are as awe-inspiring
as any place in the world. A lifetime, let alone a day,
is simply not enough to see the rich arts and architecture
on display in the museums, so arrive early!
Other must-see sites include the famous Trevi Fountain,
especially beautiful in the evening. The Pantheon,
a huge influence on renaissance architecture, is a formidable building
near the bustling Piazza Navona, which, with its
many churches, cafes, fountains and artists is a lively place for
the visitor to enjoy. The Villa Borghese is a veritable
haven away from the busy streets, with beautiful gardens, galleries
and museums. The Spanish Steps of the Piazza del
Spagna cascade impressively down from the Trintá
dei Monti Church.
There are hundreds of excellent bars, restaurants and cafes, and
the shopaholic visitor will be in heaven in the chic boutiques and
stylish department stores the piazza del Spagna and Via del Corso!
With the convenience of the 2 star Buonarroti Home’s location
close to Termini station, another option worth considering is a
trip outside Rome to the ruins of the old port of Ostia,
or to the gardens of the Villa Adriana at Tivoli.
And remember, our friendly staff will happily arrange guided tours
if you prefer!