The inner city Rione of Monti offers guests a wonderful opportunity to really soak up the atmosphere of Rome by day or night. Located deep in the historical centre between Termini and the Colosseum, between Via Nazionale and Via Cavour and between the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and the Italian parliament, this district was the birthplace of Julius Caesar and is today the city’s most vibrant and atmospheric neighbourhood
Its cobbled lanes and piazzas are ablaze with activity by evening right throughout the year and you can find some exquisite places to eat modern twists on Italian cuisine and the all-the-rage street food. You’ll find a boutique market, vintage stores and as much kale as you can shake a stick of celery at!
From Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Fiumicino (FCO) - Rome’s principal airport - an airport taxi will have a fixed tariff printed on the car door which includes luggage and tolls. You will be travelling to the historic centre so this price is valid. Our address is Piazza Degli Zingari 4, in zona Monti. If you’re travelling by day however, a cheaper option is the Leonardo Express: a train service running direct from the airport to Termini, the city’s central station. From Termini, if you’re still in that public transport vibe, make your way to the lower echelons of Termini’s metro station to the blue line and go one stop in the direction of Laurentina to Cavour. Then follow the directions to the left of this page.
From Ciampino Airport (CIA) - Rome’s second airport, primarily used by the budget airlines (and surprisingly, closer to the city than Fiumicino) - there are several coach services that bring visitors to Rome to Via Marsala on the north-east side of Termini station. You buy your ticket outside of Arrivals and the cost is around €5. Alternatively there’s a local bus service that takes you to Anagnina Metro station on the A line and from here you can take the metro to Termini. Change to the B Line at Termini and go one stop in the direction of Laurentina to Cavour. Then follow the directions to the left of this page. Tickets cost €1.50 for the whole journey.
We’re delightfully hidden away in one of the nooks and crannies of this charming and historical neighbourhood. The nearest point of reference in public transport terms is Cavour Metro station, one stop from Termini on the B Line heading toward Laurentina. If coming from Termini, you’ll come up the stairs out of the station, cross over Via Cavour and then back down the stairs on the other side. There is no lift.
Coming out of the station take an immediate right onto Via Urbana and walk a very short distance to your first left turn, Via degli Zingari. You then do a little shimmy: left and immediate right, up a little hill, to get to Piazza degli Zingari. Hotel Terme Olimpia Rome is at number 4 and the piazza is really too small for you to get lost. If you do get lost, give us a call and we’ll come and find you!