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Vicky.Comment.5 months ago. Report
- WRH TrastevereVia San Crisogono 40, 00153 Rome, Italyrecommended WRH TrastevereThe WRH Trastevere is a small gem of a guesthouse in one of my favorite Roman neighborhoods. Entering through the heavy Italian door you feel like you're stepping into a classic Roman scene, but once ... read moreinside, funky modern design dominates. Tiny red tiles cover a curved countertop in the entry, and each room (there are only 5) is decorated uniquely by a husband and wife design team. Ours featured a giant Marilyn screen was decorated with fragrant white lilies. The WRH is run by three colleagues, Fabrizio, Alex, and Maria, who are truly welcoming and friendly. I wasn't able to check in until much later than the closing time for reception, so they waited four hours for me and then offered me coffee on arrival. The rooms are big and comfortable, with Umbrian white wine and taralli greeting you on arrival. Rainforest showers and more cute red tiles make the morning toilette a pleasure. The location is within easy walking of great restaurants and bars. Breakfast is included with your stay and is at a little Roman bar across the street. I would definitely highly recommend the WRH to fellow travellers.Julia P
Hey Cynthia, check the WRH Trastevere. Sometimes they have rooms for under 100, and it's a sweet hotel.
- Hotel Donna Camilla SavelliVia Garibaldi 27, 00153 Rome, Italyrecommended Hotel Donna Camilla SavelliPerfect blend of ancient and modern. Wonderful building, clean rooms and great bar with beautiful barns.D'Maris Coffman
There are a few cheaper b&b s in the area, but this is a great place to stay.
- Villa GregorianaLargo Sant'Angelo, Tivoli 00019, Italy
- Rocca AlbornozianaPiazza Campello, Spoleto 06049, Italy
recommended NaplesNaples is a wild ride. The food is notoriously amazing, but so is the crime. It's beautiful but untamed, a really unique place among Italian cities. Great art and architecture go hand in hand with ... read morecrazy traffic and amazing pizza.Julia P
If you're looking for something a little different (most people do a Florence or Umbria day trip from Rome) you could head south and check out Naples. The pizza is incredible and the city is really interesting. It's rougher around the edges than Florence or Orvieto, but it's worth checking out.
recommended SpoletoSpoleto is a great example of an Italian hill town. It's also the home to the Festival dei Due Mundi-the Spoleto Festival, as it's otherwise known. Off the main piazza, look out for a little trattoria ... read morecalled La Lanterna-its food is not overpriced and it offers daily specials in season. My only amico spoletano (spoletan friend) turned me on to the place.Julia P
Spoleto is another Umbrian hill town, an easy day trip from Rome. Siena is a bit far, though Mark is right it's beautiful.
recommended OrvietoOrvieto is a lovely little Umbrian hill town, which is right on the train from Rome and thus not, shall we say, undiscovered. However, the Duomo is one of the loveliest sights in this part of Italy. ... read moreThe white wine from the region, Orvieto Classico, is a must.Julia P
I'd second Travis' Orvieto recommendation.
- Villa AdrianaVia di Villa Adriana, Tivoli, Province of Rome, Italyrecommended Villa AdrianaWhat a well-preserved villa! If you've ever wanted to know what it was like to summer with a Roman emperor, the Villa Adriana is as close as you'll get these days. An easy day trip from Rome, ... read morewandering through the ruins and contemplating the hedonistic hey-day of the place is a wonderful experience. During the summer the villa is animated with dance and performance.Julia P
Cynthia, this is a great day trip from Rome, the Villa is extraordinary.
recommended FlorenceWhat a beautiful city! Gorgeous architecture, amazing food and so much rich culture to explore. A definite must visit in Italy.Travis Katz
If you take the really fast train, you can get from Rome to Florence in 1 hour and 39 minutes!
- Villa d'EstePiazza Trento 1, Tivoli, Rome 00019 Italyrecommended Villa d'EsteVery lovely palace and garden on the outskirts of Rome. Can be done with public transport easily. Visit the palace which is very nice, but the gardens are absolutely wonderful !!!Mark Hellemans
if this is not yet included in your Rome trip, then add it now
recommended SienaThe most lovely city in Italy. I have been there 3 times now, and i would love to go back. I love the historic center, the friendly people, the wonderful unfinished cathedral, and most of all the ... read morePiazza del Campo.Recommended for: