Where to stay in Rome in 2024: Best Neighborhoods



Where to stay in Rome in 2024: Best Neighborhoods

Rome is an extremely popular destination for tourists and expats. The rich history of the Eternal City comes alive through its ancient monuments, stunning museums and galleries, religious sites, and impressive cuisine and culture. Find out more about the top best neighborhoods to live in Rome

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Rome is an ancient and fabulous city in Italy, which is included in the 10 most visited places in the world every year. It is not surprising, where else can you pass the column, which was created in 113 AD, on the way to the huge amphitheater, built more than a millennium ago.

However, tourists who plan to spend their vacation here often face problems choosing a place to stay. Rome is a big city, which is divided into 22 districts, and choosing the best one can be difficult for an inexperienced traveler.

Where to stay in Rome in 2024? The top 6 best places in our selection are below.

Piazza Navona and the Pantheon

Piazza Navona is one of the most charming areas of Rome, located in the central part of the capital. Nearby are many iconic sights of the Eternal City - the bustling Campo dei Fiori market, the Baroque-style Piazza Navona and, of course, the magnificent Pantheon, which has stood here for 2,000 years.

The Colosseum, St. Peter's Square and the Trevi Fountain can be reached on foot in around 20 minutes. So the traveler who settles here does not need to navigate the public transport schedule.

However, local accommodation prices are the highest in Rome.

- Best restaurants nearby: Taverna Agape, Retrobottega, Ristorante La Compana.

- The most popular sights: Domitian Stadium, Santa Maria della Pace, Temple of the Divine Hadrian, Christ Carrying the Cross (Michelangelo).

Square of Spain

The Spanish Steps and the surrounding areas are considered the most beautiful part of Rome. It is here that most of the main attractions that tourists visiting Rome for the first time want to see are located. A traveler staying here can find himself in the heart of historic Rome by simply opening the door of his own hotel. Also nearby is one of the best designer shopping streets in the world - Via dei Condotti.

The Piazza di Spagna area is great for walking, as the most popular attractions are within walking distance. Another of its advantages is two metro stops located nearby. In general, Spain Square is considered the best place for family vacations.

- Best restaurants nearby: Pastificio Guerra, Ginger, Ciampini Bistrot and Zuma.

- The most popular attractions: Keats Shelley's House, Piazza del Popolo, Barcaccia Fountain.


Imagine waking up and seeing the Colosseum from your window. This can be the case if you stay in the Roman district of Monti - a promising place known for its refined atmosphere, fashionable shops, cafes and, of course, proximity to one of the main sights of Italy.

Most of the main attractions of the Eternal City can be reached on foot, except for the Vatican, which you will have to take the metro to.

The word Monti translates as "mountains". Four of the seven famous hills that once made up the city of Rome were located in this area.

Also, if you enjoy exploring vintage stores while on vacation, be sure to stop by Monti.

- Best restaurants nearby: Nerone, Ai Tre Scalini, Taverna dei Fori Imperiali.

- The most popular sights: Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Piazza della Madonna del Monti.


If your idea of Rome is houses with shutters overlooking cobbled streets and buildings hung with vines, then Trastevere is the perfect area for your vacation. It is located on the west bank of the Tiber River.

Although it's not exactly in the center of Rome, Trastevere is close enough to all the places you want to go. On average, the walk will take about 30 minutes. There is also a tram stop that will take you to the Colosseum and the Monti area.

Also, Trastevere can rightfully be considered the best place to get to know Roman cuisine.

- Best restaurants nearby: Le Mani in Pasta, Casa Manco, Dar Poeta.

- The most popular sights: Ponte Sisto, San Pietro in Montorio, Gianicolo Observation Deck.

Prati/Vatican City

The elegant neighborhood of Prati, located next to the Vatican, is a popular place to stay among tourists who spend most of their Rome vacation exploring the museums of the world's smallest country and St. Peter's Basilica. It is also one of the few areas of Rome that is not overrun by tourism. It's surprising because some of the most iconic places to visit are located right here.

The Prati district doesn't look like a typical postcard of Rome, but thanks to its modern European atmosphere and the upscale shopping street Via Cola di Rienzo, it's not without charm.

- Best restaurants nearby: Panificio Bonc, La Zanzara, Hostaria Dino e Toni.

- The most popular attractions: Sant'Angelo Castle, St. Angelo Bridge, Vatican Gardens.


The Testaccio area is close to the central historic district of Rome, behind the Aventine Hill. Many interesting sights, excellent restaurants and fantastic boutiques are gathered here. The Colosseum can be reached on foot from Testaccio, but you will need to use buses or the metro to get to most of the sights.

- The best restaurants nearby: Felice, Eataly Roma.

- The most popular sights: Roman non-Catholic cemetery.

Each district of Rome has its own unique charm. Regardless of whether you are going to stay for one or two nights or stay in the Eternal City for more than 7 days, choose the area that suits you and enjoy all its advantages.

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