The most famous Catholic church in the world, the focalpoint of Christianity features Michelangelo’s enormous cupola, rising 136 meters (149 yards) into the sky.
This basilica houses some of the most famous pieces of art in the world, including the enormous bronze canopy by Bernini and Michelangelo’s Pietà.
The Vatican Museums, famous the world over for their precious works, are where you’ll find Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel. These Roman wonders are just 1400 meters (4600 feet) from Hotel Metropolis.
One of Rome’s most famous squares, Piazza del Popolo, has a unique elliptical design by Giuseppe Valadier and a giant obelisk in its center.
Stretching from the terrace on Pincian Hill and toward the Tiber, Piazza del Popolo is a great starting point for those who want to spend a day shopping. The city’s most-famed shopping streets, Via del Babuino and Via Condotti, are just steps away.
The terrace on Pincian Hill is one of the city’s most picturesque promenades, offering fantastic views of St. Peter’s and the entire Rome skyline. This unique spot in Rome is just one subway stop away or a 15-minute walk from Hotel Metropolis.
One of the most popular meeting points and people-watching spots is the Spanish Steps at Trinità dei Monti. Spending a few minutes relaxing on the steps will let you watch thousands of passersby around you, in addition to showcasing some of the best Baroque architecture in Rome. At the bottom of the steps, you’ll find one of Rome’s unique fountains, Bernini’s the “Fountain of the Old Boat.” This spot is just two metro stops away or a 20-minute walk from Hotel Metropolis.
One of the most special spots in all of Rome, Villa Borghese is a wonderful place to keep busy on a sunny day with countless sculptures, an amazing view, bike rentals, a biopark, Italian gardens, and a world-class museum.
The latter houses some priceless pieces, including the gorgeous sculpture Paolina Bonaparte by Canova, Madonna and Child with St. Anne (Dei Palafrenieri), by Caravaggio, and Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne.
This treasure trove of art and nature is just one metro stop away or a 15-minute stroll from Hotel Metropolis.
Currently home to the Italian Supreme Court, this building is known as “Palazzaccio” (bad palace) due to its harsh appearance and purpose. You’ll find it just 900 meters from Hotel Metropolis.
Courthouse of Rome: Those who need easy access to the departments and offices of the Civil Section won’t find a more convenient hotel than the Hotel Metropolis, as the buildings surround the hotel on Viale Giulio Cesare, Via Lepanto, and Viale delle Milizie.