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Boasting the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Colosseum (just to name a few), Rome’s impressive list of attractions can tempt even seasoned travelers to book one of the best hotels in the historic centre and set off on a game of monument bingo. But when choosing where to stay in Rome, consider that while the city is best known for its ancient history, its newer and more diverse neighbourhoods tempt visitors with creative eateries, speakeasy bars and art galleries, all within an easy commute of the must-see ruins.
So, do you blow the budget on a boutique hotel near the Forum? Or cosy up with the Eternal City’s edgier residents? To help you navigate your way through the Eternal City's ancient ruins, hip hangouts, nonna-approved restaurants and quality hotels, we’ve broken down the city’s five best neighbourhoods—including a favorite Bohemian ‘hood and the up-and-coming area considered to be Rome’s answer to Brooklyn.
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