The historical centre of Rome is divided into several neighbourhoods - known as rioni in Italian - and each one has its own unique character and personality. Here in Monti, we like to think you really have the best of everything, as you'll read further down the page. First however, check out our location on the map above in order to get your bearings.
Finding Monti First Guest House
Termini Station is less than a mile away and this is Rome's central transport hub connecting the metro network and both the city's airports. It's a 15-minute walk, five minutes in a taxi. If you're driving to Rome park at Termini on Via Giolitti.
Rome is over 2700 years old and is famous for its old stuff - so how does Monti measure up to the other districts? Well, have you ever heard of the Colosseum? We're right next to it. And the Roman Forums, only probably the most important archaeological site in the world. Just past that you've got Piazza Venezia and the Vittoriano, the focal point of Rome's city centre
Monti is home to some of Rome's finest restaurants at each rung of the budget ladder, from high class gourmet restaurants to award-winning street food. There's a boutique market, artisan studios and designer stores. As for nightlife, some of the city's most vibrant pubs are to be found in the cobbled lanes of Monti, where you can party till the morning light if you so please.
As you can see from the map above, all of Rome is on your doorstep from the Monti First quality guest house, much of it within walking distance, but if walking's not your bag you'll also be extremely well connected to everything worth seeing in Rome via the Metro. Undoubtedly the fastest way to get around town (even faster than going by Vespa, though admittedly not nearly as cool), Monti First is equidistant between Repubblica (A-line) and Cavour (B-line) metro stations.
If walking is your bag and you'd like to really breathe in the life of Rome, try this for a first-day runaround: head north west on Via della Consulta and turn right - here you'll pass the Quirinale, the residence of the President of Italy. Left onto Via Quattro Fontane brings you to Piazza Barberini with the Fountain of Triton and the Capuchin Monks' creepy crypt. Then head along Via del Tritone and bend left for a quick photo at the Trevi Fountain before cutting along Via delle Muratte onto Via del Corso, Rome's main shopping street. Look left and you'll see the familiar shape of the Vittorio Emanuele II monument. Head down to Piazza Venezia and swing a left onto Via dei Fori Imperiali, surely Rome's most magnificent street. At this point you can either go down the stairs into the Roman Forums or simply observe them from above as you walk along Fori Imperiali towards the Colosseum. If you've got time, take in a tour of the Forums and Palatine Hill (buy Colosseum tickets here too to avoid the queue). Finally head up Via Cavour and have an aperitivo on Piazza della Madonna dei Monti before dinner at one of the countless trattorias and restaurants in Monti - you'll deserve it!