Hospitable and welcoming, the Hotel City in Rome is an ideal residence for guests seeking to discover the heart of the Eternal City
Palazzo dei Cardinali
During the Renaissance, the most beautiful villas and buildings of Rome were erected in the streets of the city's Colonna district; the residences of the Papal State's nobility and rich bourgeoisie, of which Palazzo dei Cardinali is a superb example. Owned by Cardinal Ferrantini in the 16th century, the palace was restored during the 19th century and embellished with frescoes of angels and cherubs, its salons laid out in travertine and Venetian floors. This is the fascinating residence that houses the Hotel City today!
Hotel City, ever so close to the heart of Rome.
Via dei Due Macelli
Between Piazza di Spagna and Largo del Tritone, the ancient Via Paolina (thus named by Pope Paul III), with the prominent Collegio di Propaganda Fide, was the street in which Rome's meat market was located. During the 19th century, it was also the headquarters of the 19th century journal “Cronaca Bizantina” - frequented by the likes of Carducci, De Amicis and Verga - as well as the Salone Margherita vaudeville theater. Its stage was crowned with the verve of the time, consecrating artists of the caliber of Petrolini, Trilussa, Pasquariello, Aldo Fabrizi and Totò. Since 1972, it has hosted shows presented by the troupe “Il Bagaglino”.
From the Hotel City, a walk to the nearby Piazza di Spagna and renowned Spanish steps of Trinità dei’ Monti, leads to abundant classy shopping provided by the marvelous boutiques in Via Condotti, Via Borgognona and Via del Corso. Just a few city blocks away, lovers of antiques and paintings can head to Via Margutta, a charming area of Rome seemingly from another era. The Hotel City is also just a short distance from the park at Villa Borghese and the extraordinary collection of art works exhibited in the villa's many elegant salons.