Any Italy travel package will include Rome unless you explicitly want to explore the various provinces. If you have never been to the Italian capital, then a travel package to Italy should pivot around Rome. When in Rome, your choice of accommodation will depend on various factors. From budget to the location you want to stay at, everything will finely define your choice. Rome has 22 wards, what is known as rioni, and there are 32 districts which are also known as quartieri. There are many neighborhoods in Rome and you have to pick one before you set sail.
Here are some of Rome’s greatest neighborhoods.
The first and the most interesting of all is obviously Vatican City. The cultural and historical importance of Vatican City cannot be understated or overstated. St Peter’s is certainly the biggest crowd puller and you would have to pay quite a lump sum if you wish to put up anywhere near. The farther you go from St Peter’s, the less crowded it would get and the accommodation costs would be more affordable. Vatican City and the various wards in and around have the museums and most noteworthy sites. It is easily the most crowded, populous and more popular of all neighborhoods in Rome.
Trastevere is another very popular neighborhood in Rome. It sits across the river and is marked by Piazza di Santa Maria in the center. Transtevere has distinctly narrow cobbled streets, numerous bars, restaurants and ivy covered buildings. It hosts the churches of Santa Maria and Santa Cecilia. If you are exploring this neighborhood, especially on weekends, then try walking. Don’t think of driving as you can get caught up in the midst of chockablock traffic. There are tourists and locals galore.
Via Veneto is an upscale area of Rome. The street draws its name from the Battle of Vittorio Veneto. The street became popular after it featured in La Dolce Vita. Since then, the area has drawn famous people and celebrities, the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper, Anita Ekberg, Orson Welles, Anna Magnani, Tennessee Williams, Coco Chanel and Jean Cocteau. Some attractions in the area are Fontana delle Api, Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, Palazzo Margherita and Porta Pinciana.
Piazza Barberini is in the city center of the Italian capital. Situated on Quirinal Hill, the piazza is more than four centuries old. The present day piazza is considerably different from what it was as the area has been rebuilt many times but the neighborhood is still unique in its own right.