Hotel Campo de’ Fiori
For a stay in Rome’s Centro Storico, within easy distance of everything from the Piazza Navona to the Pantheon, then the Hotel Campo de’ Fiori should be on your list. Not only does it have an enviably central location, but it’s got an al fresco terrace to boot – it’s hard to pass up the opportunity to sip your morning espresso in the Italian sunshine while looking out over the city’s rooftops. When you find out that the views are panoramic and it’s not just espresso you can sip (hello, Champagne), then it’s nigh on impossible.
Inside, the fruits of the recent restoration are evident, from newly-gleaming fixtures to sumptuous fabrics. There are 23 guestrooms at the Hotel Campo de’ Fiori, all of which have been designed to bring together the luxury of high-living – complete with antique-strewn spaces – with the comfort of everyday life. So, there are frescoed walls and canopied beds, plump armchairs and old art, as well as free WiFi, big screen televisions, and air conditioning that can compete with the heat of a Roman summer. Rooms start at “classic” and move up through to the Superior Deluxe Top Floor bedrooms, and a handful of apartments.
There’s daily breakfast served in the library rooms, offering the kind of fare to give you that get-up-and-go you need to explore the Italian capital – namely, coffee and pastries. Ah, bellissima.