Attractions and Things to Do
The piazzas in Rome take their names from the neighborhood churches to which they belong. Likewise, the neighborhood is named after the piazza as well. The hotels near Piazza del Popolo in Rome provide you the opportunity to enter into that “neighborhood” and join the culture while you visit. The local children are referred to as the del Popolo boys or girls ,much like Americans would refer to New Yorkers or Bostonians. The piazzas are the “living rooms” of the neighborhood as well. Everything important happens in the piazza. Children play, goods are sold, music is played, and college students even have their annual pillow fights or special events there. Sitting in a café or area around the hotels near Piazza del Popolo Rome provides you with an insight into the lives of those in the “neighborhood”. Piazza del Popolo is architecturally unique with the Egyptian Obelisk showcased at its center. The obelisk is the second oldest in the world and one of the tallest in Rome. It was brought to Rome in 10 BC and was originally set up in the Circus Maximus. The Piazza is located in the northern gate of the Aurelian Wall and was the starting point of the most important route to the north (Rimini today). This was the official entrance to Rome in the ancient days of Rome and was the place for public execution throughout the centuries.
When you stay in hotels near the Piazza del Popolo in Rome such as the Tridente Suites, Rocco Forte Hotel de Russie, the Hotel Piranesi and the Martina Apartments-Piazza del Popolo you can more easily explore and enjoy the piazza more than once. You are in the historic centre and you can easily walk from Piazza del Popolo to Piazza de Spagna. In between these piazzas is a stretch of boutiques and luxury shopping. Stores, such as Tiffany and Co, Diesel, Nicola di Castro, and several other designer boutiques line this area around the hotels near Piazza del Popolo in Rome. When you are hungry or want to find a great cafe with a delicious cappuccino Il Gabriello, on Via Vittoria, 51 is a great place with fresh local produce to try out.
Locals get around Rome by the public buses and the train system or they walk. You can certainly rent a car but the roads are narrow and parking is difficult to find. You should take advantage of the public bus and train station as much as possible and save a little for your sightseeing. The public buses run every 15 minutes from 5:30 am till midnight. The Roma Pass is a good idea and makes purchasing bus tickets easier and more convenient. You can also get into several museums and galleries for a cheaper price or for free if you purchase the Roma Pass.
When you are traveling in Rome, do as the Romans do and immerse yourself in the culture. By learning a few key phrases from a good translation book, you’ll get even more out of the experience. There are many hidden gems scattered throughout the streets of the city so make finding them part of your once in a lifetime adventure. And don’t forget to pack an outlet converter kit so that your computer and other electronics can be charged in the international outlets at the hotels near Piazza del Popolo in Rome.