The best location in the centre of Rome in the heart of Campo Marzio
Hotel Portoghesi 3 stars is located in the historical city center of Rome, in the district of Campo Marzio, an area near the Pantheon and splendid Piazza Navona, the city’s sublime and evocative baroque nook. Choosing our hotel will mean having the possibility to quickly reach every site that makes Rome one of the major tourist attractions worldwide.
How to reach us
From the ‘Termini’ train station, take bus 492 and get off at the ‘Piazza Navona’ stop, located 250 meters away from the hotel. Alternatively, take the subway (METRO line A) to the ‘Spagna’ stop, then take bus 116 and get off at Via Zanardelli, which is less than 200 meters from the hotel.
An airport limousine service is available for 60 or 45 euros; otherwise, take a taxi from/to the Fiumicino airport (40 euros) and to/from the Ciampino airport (30 euros). Both airports also have trains (or tour buses) leaving every 30 minutes to the Termini train station (9.50 euros). Upon arrival to the Termini Station, follow the instructions outlined in the “By Train” section.
If coming from Florence/North of Rome or from Naples/South of Rome, take the GRA (Rome’s beltway) towards ‘Aeroporto di Fiumicino – Civitavecchia.’ Take the second exit (number 6) ‘Flaminio – Roma Centro towards Centro/Stadio Olimpico/ San Pietro and continue towards Lungotevere. Once you reach Lungotevere, go through two underpasses and take the access road on the left. At the traffic light, continue straight on following signs to Piazza Navona. Take the second left onto Via Giovanna d’Arco and then left again onto Via della Scrofa: The second road on the left is Via dei Portoghesi. Hotel Portoghesi is located at street number 1.
Near the hotel
Church of Sant’Antonio dei Portoghesi
Next door, the Church of Sant’Antonio dei Portoghesi – after which the hotel is named – is a shining example of baroque art, containing some extraordinary works by Canova; a few steps away from our reception, Torre dei Frangipane – also known as of the ‘monkey’ – features the famous statue of Our Lady of the Perpetual Light.
Torre dei Frangipane (17th century)
Rome‘s legends include the story of the ‘Tower of the Monkey’. It is a tale of the kidnapping of the tower’s owner little girl, taken away by a monkey. The little girl and the monkey climbed to the top of the tower and the monkey miraculously came down from the tower thanks to the townspeople prayers to Our Lady so the little girl could be saved. This event caused such commotion, that a perpetual light shines on top of the building, symbolizing gratitude and devotion to Our Lady.
The area where Hotel Portoghesi is located was the district with the highest population in medieval Rome. Today, this area is known as the ‘IV rione’ (4th district) of the city and its extension no longer reaches the 2 square kilometers of land where the Roman armies exercised. However, the heart of Rome still inhabits this district. The shopping boulevard of Via dei Condotti, the art galleries on Via Margutta and Piazza di Spagna belong to this district, which features beautiful palazzos and famous squares, dotted by the windows of the shops along Via del Corso, monuments such as the Ara Pacis, Augustus’ mausoleum, as well the park at Villa Borghese and Piazza del Popolo.
Ideal venue for business travelers, Hotel Portoghesi is enjoyed by those traveling on business for comfortable rooms in proximity to the State Legal Agency building (Palazzo Vanvitelli), to Palazzo Madama (Italy’s Senate) and Palazzo Montecitorio (Italy’s House of Representatives).
Rome is a capital city of art. The art gallery of Villa Borghese and the works on display at the Vatican Museums are just two of many examples of the city’s extraordinary cultural heritage. Rome’s treasures also include the enchanting works of Bernini, the magnificent Trevi Fountain, and Michelangelo‘s inimitable Sistine chapel.
Head for the Colosseum and the boulevard of the Fori Imperiali to admire the remains of ancient Rome, traces of an imperial past that still bewitches visitors from around the world, featuring a view over the evocative catacombs and of the buildings that make up emperor Trajan’s Markets.
If you want to immerse yourself in the inner soul of Rome while enjoying a fun evening, head for Trastevere, district of open-late restaurants and clubs, or detour to Via Veneto to experience the nostalgic ‘Dolce Vita.’