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Monday, May 31, 2010

I Love Touring Rome, Italy - Hotels In The Pantheon District

The Pantheon, a landmark of the Campus Martius...Image via Wikipedia

The Pantheon in central Rome was a temple dedicated to the pagan gods. It is the most highly preserved temple of Ancient Rome, rebuilt in the Second Century. This magnificent structure is the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world. Make sure to take a look at the sky through the oculus, the hole in the dome and admire its original bronze doors. The Palazzo Montecitorio houses the Chamber of Deputies, and the Pantheon area is home to many other historical buildings including Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome's only Gothic church which houses a Michelangelo. The Piazza della Minerva in front of this lovely church hosts an elephant bearing an Egyptian obelisk. Talk about multiculturalism. For your convenience we have listed neighborhood hotels in approximate order of cost, starting with the least expensive. We have personally verified all these bed and breakfast and hotel websites addresses making sure that they include English-language pages.

The Baldassini Bed and Breakfast is located right next to a Sixteenth Century palace. It is on the first floor, so you won't have to deal with elevators or several flights of steep steps. There is a single apartment which is suitable for four people. The address is Via delle Coppelle 37 int. 2 00186 Roma.

The Bed and Breakfast Pantheon View is located near the Tempio di tutti gli dei (Temple of all the Divinities.) Each room is furnished with antiques and has a balcony that overlooks the Pantheon. The address is Via del Seminario, 87 - 00186 Rome.

The Albergo del Senato is on the Piazza della Rotunda, often called Piazza del Pantheon. It is located in a building constructed in the second half of the Nineteenth Century that has been in the family for over thirty years. The Albergo was extensively renovated in 2001. It offers 57 guest rooms and a breakfast room whose star feature is an ancient roman column. Its panoramic terrace and roof garden is open to guests during the summer months. The conference room holds up to 50 people. The address is Piazza della Rotonda, 73 - 00186 Rome.

The five star Grand Hotel de la Minerve is a Seventeenth Century building providing facilities for the disabled. Its on-site restaurant relocates to the roof garden during the summer. You may enjoy the piano bar with live music every evening and a well-equipped gym. The hotel offers 135 rooms including junior suites and suites. The larger rooms and suites include a walk-in closet. The address is Piazza della Minerva, 69 - 00186 Rome.


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