Rome, the Eternal City, should make its way onto everyone's must-see list. Somehow the ancient monuments of a lost empire blend seamlessly into modern life in a city which is always at the cutting edge of fashion. At once energetic and laid back, a typical street scene in Rome sees a group of friends wearing oversized sunglasses talking animatedly at a street café while tourists snap photos of a church or fountain and a pair of nuns hurry past on a holy pilgrimage, all to the buzz of a dozen espresso-fueled Vespas.
Once you've walked your legs off taking it all in and eaten your fill of pizza and pasta (though there's always room for gelato), you'll need somewhere to relax, refresh and reenergize for a new day. Making this easy for you, BedandBreakfastworld.com proudly presents our top five Rome Bed and Breakfasts.
Situated in a quiet side street off Piazza Barberini in the city's historic centre is our first Bed and Breakfast in Rome, Daphne Trevi, which offers stylish accommodation at affordable prices.
All rooms are comfortably furnished with high-quality mattresses, fluffy duvets and soft towels. The modern en-suite bathrooms are equipped with designer toiletries, and facilities include free high-speed internet access, air conditioning and use of a local mobile phone during your stay.
Guests can enjoy a breakfast of fresh fruit and pastries with their coffee, and there are two authentic Italian pizzerias right outside.
The sister property to Daphne Trevi is Daphne Veneto, a boutique B&B offering a relaxing atmosphere, excellent service and an unbeatable location just a few minutes' walk from many of the city's most popular attractions, including the famous Trevi Fountain and the iconic Spanish Steps.
Our next Rome B&B is Domus Victoria, which finds itself in Rome's Santa Maria Maggiore neighbourhood, just down the road from the famous fourth-century basilica of the same name.
The newly refurbished guestrooms have been finished in warm, earthy colours, providing a peaceful haven in the heart of the city. As well as en-suite bathrooms, rooms are equipped with televisions, tea/coffee-making facilities and free wireless internet access, and a tasty breakfast is served at a nearby bar.
All the top attractions are within walking distance, and there is a Metro stop just outside the front door.
With the Colosseum and most of the city's main attractions less than a kilometre away, Rome Bed and Breakfast Welcome House makes the ideal location for your Italian escape.
Set over two stories of a charming Roman residence, the apartment has a range of double, triple and quadruple en-suite guestrooms. Light and airy, the rooms feature tiled floors, large windows and beautiful antique furniture, in keeping with the rich history and culture of the area.
Enjoying an elegant setting surrounded by Rome's historic monuments and just two hundred metres from Termini Station, Domus Livia offers traditional hospitality combined with modern luxury.
Set in a graceful nineteenth-century building, this Rome B&B has a number of tastefully appointed rooms featuring flat screen satellite television, complimentary internet access, air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool baths.
Named for the famous fountain located just steps away, our final B&B in Rome is B&B Trevi Roma, a cosy bed and breakfast set in an elegant Roman building.
Set on a quiet street away from the hustle and bustle, the spacious guestrooms feature a rustic yet modern design scheme, with stylish furniture, parquet floors and original wooden beamed ceilings. Downstairs you find a tasteful breakfast room where a continental buffet breakfast is served every morning.
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By Eleanor Brown