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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I Love Touring Rome, Italy - Campo De' Fiori District Hotels

The monument to philosopher  Giordano Bruno (w...Image via Wikipedia

The delightful Campo de' Fiori area is in south central Rome. It is home to the classic Campo de' Fiori Square, which has hosted a produce market for over 140 years. Its name, Field of Flowers is rather ironic; this was the place for public executions, such as the killing during the Inquisition of Giordano Bruno in 1600. His statue overlooks the market. On a lighter note, this area buzzes at night. The French Embassy is housed in the Palazzo Farnese, a spectacular Renaissance palace. Close by is the Palazzo Spada which is open to the public. The Musei Capitolini is located in the Palazzo dei Conservatori and in the Palazzo Nuovo, two buildings on the east and west sides of Piazza del Campidoglio, both with facades designed by Michelangelo. Don't just look at the outside; there are excellent ancient sculptures, some of which are copies. For your convenience we have listed neighborhood hotels in approximate order of cost, starting with the least expensive. We have personally verified all website addresses making sure that they include English-language pages.

The Hotel Smeraldo Roma is fairly close to the Campo de' Fiori. There are 50 rooms including one for the disabled. The hotel has two rooftop terraces with a great view of Rome's historic center. The hotel address is Vicdo dei Chiodaroli, 9 - 00186 Roma.

The Town House Campo de' Fiori is located in a turn of the century building, namely when the Sixteenth Century turned into the Seventeenth. It overlooks the Campo de' Fiori, the oldest market in Rome. A continental breakfast is served in your room or in a nearby cafe. This is a non-smoking property. There are some junior suites. The address is Via dei Giubbonari, 43 - 00186 - Rome.

The Teatro di Pompeo Hotel is situated right near where Julius Caesar was assassinated. If you like old-style lodgings you'll love their beamed ceilings, terra-cotta floors, and antique furniture. The 13 rooms may be small, but remember, you're in the heart of Rome. There is a room for the disabled on the ground floor and a bar. The hotel address is Largo del Pallaro, 8 - 00186 - Rome.

The four star Hotel Ponte Sisto is located near a pedestrian bridge connecting Campo de' Fiori with the Trastevere neighborhood that you will definitely want to explore. The garden with palms trees is lovely as are the rooms in this renovated historical building. There is a lounge bar and three meeting rooms. The hotel address is Via dei Pettinari, 64 - 00186 - Rome.

Levi Reiss has authored or co-authored ten books on computers and the Internet, but to be honest, he would rather just drink fine Italian, French, or other wine, accompanied by the right foods and spend time with his wife and family. He teaches classes in computers at an Ontario French-language community college. Among his many web sites he is particularly proud of his Italian travel site with a special focus on regional food and wine at Check out his global wine website at with his weekly column reviewing $10 wines and his new sections writing about (theory) and tasting (practice) organic and kosher wines, and now upscale wines.

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