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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Hotel della Torre Argentina Rome

Sights of ancient Rome on the doorstep of elegant hotel

Hotel della Torre Argentina
Hotel della Torre Argentina

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. This could mean lunching where the locals lunch, looking cool strolling around the ancient sights, or sampling the social scene at night in a fashionable piazza.
But whatever you plan to do during your stay in Rome, it is important to choose a hotel in a good location so that you don’t waste precious time during your holiday trying to get to places.
A good choice in a central location in Rome is the Hotel della Torre Argentina. This stylish three star hotel has been converted from an 18th century aristocratic palazzo in the heart of Rome’s historic centre and is within walking distance of many of the famous sights.
The hotel, in Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, is beautifully decorated and furnished in keeping with its elegant architecture, but has every technological innovation needed for modern travellers.
The Hotel della Torre Argentina has 60 rooms spread over five floors, all with stylish bathrooms, satellite television, air conditioning and high speed internet access.
There is a terrace with panoramic views over the eternal city and a large breakfast room where an extensive choice of food is offered on the buffet each morning.
The friendly staff are always available in the elegant reception area to give out tourist information.
Editor’s note: “The Hotel della Torre Argentina is in a marvellous location. It is lovely on Sunday mornings to be able to walk in just a few minutes to Piazza San Pietro to hear the Pope’s midday address.”

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Why stay at Hotel della Torre Argentina in Rome?

Location, location, location! The Hotel della Torre Argentina is handy for Piazza Navona and the Pantheon and within walking distance of San Pietro (Saint Peter’s) and Citta del Vaticano (the Vatican).
There are stops outside the hotel for the bus services that run to Rome’s Termini station.

What to see near Hotel della Torre Argentina in Rome

Close to the hotel in Largo Argentina are the remains of four Republican era temples. It is believed Julius Ceasar was murdered there in 44BC.
The Pantheon
The nearby Teatro Argentina is the main theatre in Rome and hosts international plays, dance shows and concerts. The stunning, frescoed ceiling dates from when the theatre first opened in 1732.
A short walk away, the Pantheon is one of the best preserved ancient buildings in Rome . It was originally built as a temple to all the gods, but its subsequent conversion to a church saved it from being torn down.
Also handy for the hotel, Piazza Navona, which was built over an ancient athletics stadium, is one of the liveliest squares in Rome, with beautiful fountains and plenty of bars and restaurants.
Directions: The Hotel della Torre Argentina is in Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, which leads from Largo Torre Argentina to Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II, a bridge over the Tevere (Tiber ) that takes you to Piazza San Pietro. To reach the hotel from Rome’s Termini railway station, either take a taxi or buses 64 or 40. If you are arriving by car from the autostrada, follow the signs for Roma Centro.

Restaurant recommendation: 

Ristorante Vernissage in Piazza dei Caprettari is just a short walk from the Hotel della Torre Argentina and serves many Roman specialities. You can eat inside or outside and the restaurant is open every day.
Look out for alla romana dishes (roman style) such as saltimbocca alla romana (veal with sage and ham, literally translated it means ‘jump in the mouth’,) or trippa alla romana (tripe with tomato sauce).
Local specialities: Try bucatini all’amatriciana (hollow tubes of pasta with tomatoes, ham and onion), abbacchio (spring lamb) and carciofi (artichokes). Pizza romana (Roman style pizza) is rolled out very flat and thin compared with a Neapolitan style pizza, which is thicker and softer.
Local wines: White: In Rome you will see Frascati, a delicious light wine made in the town of the same name just south of the city. Take the opportunity to sample it in Rome as it is said of Frascati, ‘non viaggia bene’ (it doesn’t travel well.) Also look out for wines from the Castelli Romani villages.
Red: Try Montepulciano from Abruzzo.
Shopping: Best buys are leather goods, designer labels and collectables such as prints and decorative objects. Browse in the area between Piazza di Spagna and Via del Corso for the top name shops, but also look round the area between Piazza Navona and Campo de’ Fiori, just walking distance from the Hotel della Torre Argentina, where there are bargains waiting to be snapped up.

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