The city of Rome with its magnificent history is one of the favourites for international tourists. As both the capital of Italy and the home to the Vatican City, even without Rome’s great history, it would be attraction for any visitor.
Of course among some of the things that many tourists come to see are the Coliseum and other impressive works of Roman architecture but whilst looking at these old buildings most would like to experience the luxury of Rome at night and so that is why a luxury hotel like the Berg Luxury Hotel is so popular.
This is a luxury hotel that is located in a section of the city that is both historic and fashionable, affording guests the best of both worlds whilst also ensuring them elegance and luxury as an added bonus.
Situated on Via Aurora the hotel is uniquely placed to afford guests being in the centre of some of the most fashionable shops that the city has to offer, as well as some of the finest dining places also. Just a short distance from Via Aurora is Via Veneto which, according to a Luxury travel blog and National geographic is one of the best places in Rome to start a walking tour. Starting the walk at Villa Borghese estate and gardens, which are perhaps the most famous gardens in the city and were a gift from Pope Paul V to the Borghese family in the 1600’s.
From there you pass by some of Rome’s fanciest hotels and the US Embassy to arrive at the Capuchin Church of the Immaculate Conception, noted for its somewhat macabre collection of the bones of 4,000 monks from 1528. After leaving the church you pass through Piazza Barberini renowned for one of Rome’s finest fountains, the “Fontana delle Api”—Fountain of the Bees to arrive at the top of the Spanish Steps.
These steps are one of Rome’s most popular attractions and daily draws hundreds to just people watch and hang out. At the bottom of the steps you head directly for Via dei Condotti, home to the great and famous brand name stores like Valentino, Prada and Giorgio Armani. The Piazza del Popolo is next with its ancient Egyptian obelisk which was brought to Rome by Emperor Augustus in 10 BC.
The last place to visit on the walk is the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo which was perhaps made even more famous than it already was, when it was featured in the block buster movie The Da Vinci Code.
Of course though, from the Berg Hotel you can also easily find transportation to visit the Vatican City or opt to take a 15 minute walk to visit the famous Trevi Fountain. If you do, don’t forget to carry a coin as it is traditional to toss a coin, with the right hand, over the left shoulder into the fountain. The popularity of visiting this fountain is probably best expressed by stating that on average, 3,000 Euros are tossed into the fountain daily.