Your travel guide to Rome
In addition to being the capital of Italy, the former head of the Roman Empire and a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site, Rome is easily one of the most popular tourism destinations on the planet. The city boasts dozens of world-class museums and art galleries, and the cuisine is widely regarded as some of the best in Europe. Travelers in the mood to indulge will be pleased by the fabulous Rome luxury hotels, upscale shopping options and lavish nightlife.
Luxury Attractions in Rome
Many of the luxury hotels in Rome are located in the Modern Center district, which puts visitors within walking distance of major attractions like the Spanish Steps, Vatican City, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the piazza Navona. Forget about dining on casual pizza and splurge instead on extravagant meals that include Carciofi alla romana (artichokes), Fiori di zucca (fried zucchini flowers), and Bucatini alla matriciana (an indulgent pasta dish topped with tomatoes and pecorino Romano, a sharp cheese).
Get Around Rome in Luxury
To be close to the action, many travelers will opt to stay in a hotel in Rome that is close to the Modern Center. Other neighborhoods with hotels close to luxury attractions include Old Rome, Colosseo, Parioli and Salario. Getting from hotels to attractions is simple thanks to taxis, buses, the Metropolitana or the tram. Of course, many travelers can simply wander through Rome on foot, especially since so many of the hotels are within walking distance of attractions.
Expert Tips For Luxury in Rome
Anyone opting to catch a taxi to a Roman hotel should ensure that they are choosing a metered taxi rather than a limousine, which often looks the same but is far more expensive. Thankfully, staff at a luxury Rome hotel can book a legitimate taxi or limo with ease. Travelers seeking luxurious, upscale or designer clothing will love the shops in via Condotti, and those who can should plan to travel to Rome during the mid-summer or January sales.
Luxury Golf Hotels in Rome
Are you a golf enthusiast looking for a great destination for your next vacation? Did you know that over the last years, the Italian Golf Federation has developed many golf infrastructures throughout Italy, and that Rome has now become a mecca for golf fans? So if you want to play your favorite sport while spending a few days in Rome, check out this selection of golf hotels and resorts located in and around the Eternal City:
1. Sheraton Golf Parco de' Medici Hotel & Resort - Rome
The Hotel Sheraton Rome Parco de' Medici is a fantastic golf resort featuring 622 Superior rooms equipped with all modern comforts. Surrounded by a beautiful golf course, this luxury Rome hotel offers the charm and tranquility of a country residence only 9 miles from Rome city center and 11 miles from Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci International airport.
Boasting a spacious exhibition area, a flexible conference center, 33 exclusive meeting rooms, and parking facilities for more than 1,000 cars, the Sheraton Parco de' Medici golf resort is one of the most important congress venues in Rome. Hotel amenities also include a golf club house, three restaurants, three bars, three outdoor swimming pools, two fitness rooms, a sauna, and Turkish bath. Free shuttle service to Rome historic center available.
Parco de' Medici Golf Club, Rome:
18-hole golf course - 6,318 meters
2. Residence Carpediem Roma Golf Club - Guidonia, Rome
The Carpediem Roma Golf Club Residence is an exclusive golf resort located in the green countryside of Guidonia Montecelio, 6 miles from Rome city center. Ideal for sport enthusiasts, this elegant hotel is set within the Marco Simone golf club created in 1989 by famous Italian designer Laura Biagiotti.
Made up of 48 elegant apartment suites, each featuring private patio and tiny garden, Carpediem golf resort is a great place to enjoy a relaxing stay in Rome. Hotel amenities include a spa and wellness center with sauna, fitness, indoor swimming pool. Shuttle service to Rome underground transport network is also available.
Marco Simone Golf Club, Guidonia (Rome):
Executive Course: 18 holes
Championship Course: 18 holes - Par 72 - 6,343 meters
Golf facilities: 5 tennis courts, luxury clubhouse, Jacuzzi, sauna, swimming pool
3. Hotel Castello della Castelluccia Relais - La Storta, Rome
Immersed within the scenic Etruscan countryside, a few miles North of Rome city center, the Hotel Castello della Castelluccia Relais is a small luxury hotel housed in a splendid authentic 11th Century castle entirely restored in 2002.
Offerings beautifully furnished rooms and suites with fireplace and frescoed walls, this charming Rome hotel boasts the Locanda Della Castelluccia restaurant, which serves traditional and creative cuisine in an exclusive setting. Hotel amenities also include a bar, a roof garden, a spa and wellness center, an outdoor swimming pool, and a conference room.
Hotel guests enjoy complimentary access to the nearby Olgiata Golf Club, one of the most prestigious golf courses in Italy.
Olgiata Golf Club, Rome :
9-hole course - Par 36 - 2,947 meters
18-house course - Par 72 - 6,347 meters
Golf facilities : Club house, putting green, pitching green, cinema, bar, restaurant, swimming pool.