There are 22 different districts in the area. Each district contains different neighborhoods that will change the feel and price of your stay. When deciding where to stay in Rome, it helps to know the defining characteristics of each one. From the charming Trastevere neighborhood to the amazing Jewish quarter, there are places to stay in Rome for everyone.
- Centro Storico. This is a historical center of Rome. The area encompasses Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain. It is separated from the neighborhood around the Spanish Steps by style and price. The picturesque city center is home to most of the major sites that first-time visitors to Rome want to see. This means that it’s also one of the most crowded and touristy districts in Rome – not to mention expensive.
- Tridente and Via Veneto. Though technically part of Rome’s historic city center, the Tridente neighborhood is quite noticeably among the most upscale areas of Rome. It is filled with designer boutiques and 4/5 star hotels, but also the beautiful Spanish Steps, Trinita dei Monti church and the Medici Villa. Nearby Via Veneto is another upscale place to stay in Rome.
- Jewish Ghetto. Though the Jewish Quarter was originally created to keep the Jewish community in, the neighborhood is now a beautiful and thriving testament to the history and influence of Europe’s oldest Jewish community. Located in the heart of the city, right next to the Centro Storico, the old Ghetto is a charming district that still feels true to its ancient roots. With wonderfully crooked streets and a lovely old town atmosphere, the Jewish Ghetto runs from Piazza Venezia to the Tiber River. Attractions inside it include the Campo dei Fiori market, Piazza Farnese, and ancient ruins like the Teatro Marcello, or “Jewish Colosseum”.
- Stazione Termini and Esquilino. The prime advantage of staying in the area surrounding Rome’s Termini station is that it’s packed with a plethora of inexpensive hotel options. The area isn’t especially beautiful and there’s not much to see from a tourism perspective, but it’s relatively calm, inexpensive, and safe.