Hotel Fontanella Borghese

84 Largo Fontanella Borghese, Rome, Lazio, 00186, Italy

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  • Horrific experience: future guests beware

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    This hotel was filthy and the ac did not work. We checked-in, went to the room and immediately checked out. The gentleman at the front desk would not refund our money and we had to pay for another hotel. He actually was extremely rude and made my daughter and me very uncomfortable. I would NOT recommend this hotel to anyone.

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One Stop Shop for All Things Printed...

by Jmill42 about Mercato dell'Antiquariato di Fontanella Borghese

If you want a great souvenir of Rome in print, book, or antique form, you HAVE to check out this market! Throughout the city there are hundreds of "antique" stores that are selling old prints of the various monuments and piazzas of Rome for 100's of Euros. I found some of the same prints here for under 20. I love the old time stamped "prints" of the sights and piazzas on the faded, textured matting. Mine of Piazza del Popolo, my favorite piazza in Rome, is pictured here. The other great bargain are the prints of cappucino and coffee ad posters from France, similar to the famous Vermouth one. Small prints are 5 Euro, Medium 15, Large 25
Magazine covers and books are varied

Christ, Where Do I Start...

by Jmill42 about Rome

I don't see how one could talk about Italy and not talk about fashion, so I will try and list the best places to make your credit card smoke when touring the cities I have visited. Also, I will try and list the specialty of the region if its applicable.

Rome. Well, just about anything your heart desires is here.

Mercato dell'Antiquariato di Fontanella Borghese: The selection of cheap art prints is the best in Italy. Located around Palazzo Borghese.

Via Condotti: The mecca for all things Prada, Gucci and the like, but expect to pay for it!!!

Via del Corso: A shoppers haven. Everything from Nike to chocolate to McDonalds to DVD's and everything in between can be had here. Also, very convienent to Via Condotti...

Via Veneto: This seems to be one of the better known streets for shopping, so I will list it, but I found that the selection and prices left something to be desired. Via Condotti and Corso should be your destination, not here.

MARKETS OF ROME......

by eden_teuling

" TRAJAN'S MARKETS BY NIGHT......"

The earliest version of a public market for general merchandise in Rome was chosen by the people themselves..
This center for their business transactions was THE FORUM ROMANUM.
Along the Tiber there were other markets specialized in the sale of a single kind of merchandise.
The FORUM BOARIUM for MEAT, the FORUM OLITORIUM for fruit and vegs, the FORUM PISCARIUM for fish etc.etc..
The commercial activities disappeared from the FORUM ROMANUM when is became a site for monuments.
Part of the VIA SACRA was occupied by numerous vendors of PEARLS and precious STONES (margaritarii). tHESE SHOPS WERE UNDER A LARGE portico THAT THANKS TO A CALENDAR FROM THE YEAR 354 has been identified as the PORTICUS MARGARITARIA.

" THE ANTIQUES MARKET AT THE FONTANELLA BORGHESE"

Some of the booths were originally part of the large CAMPO DE'FIORI market, dismantled during the Second WW.
Now booths made of metal and glass have replaced the old wooden carts.
This site is a permanent one, eventhough an old City Ordinance requires that the booths have wheels in case the authoraties decide they must be moved!!
Here now the past is revived through the lots of objects displayed with loving care..

" THE SHOPS OF TRAJAN'S MARKETS...."

This was a centre of considerable importance : there was a five floor complex completely from bricks and stones in which were 150 shops!! Imagine!

" THE PORTA PORTESE MARKET...."

Many of the stalls were originally located in the traditional CAMPO DI'FIORI market.
On account of its selection of exotic merchandise, this market is often compared to the MARCHÉ AUX PUCES in Paris or to the London's Montebello and Petticoat Lane markets....which are really nice!!
(I shall soon see Paris again.....)

The market begins at Porta Portese and runs along the Via Portuense....

" THE VIA SANNIO MARKET...."

Located along a stretch of the imposing wall built by Aurelian to defend the City is this Via Sannio.
site of an intriguing market for new and second-hands clothing.

This market is opened every weekday morning and, depending on the season, in the afternoon as well.

" ANTIQUES MARKET AT THE FONTANELLA BORGHESE..."

A glimpse of culture.....
New and second-hand books, maps, music and so much more..

Who appreciates and understands the deep significansce of antique objects surely will visit this market.

The things you can also buy there include: silver and ivory pieces, Roman coins, old postcards, musical scores, books written in different languages, maps of the City, antique prints.....

The market is open every weekday from 9AM to roughly 7PM.

" TRAJAN'S MARKETS : THE VIA BIBERATICA..."

In order to build this market the ridge connecting the QUIRINAL and Capitoline hills had to be removed. Mention is made of this complicated operation on TRAJAN'S COLUMN, whose height corresponds to that of the flattened ridge...

The buildings were closing of the cut in the QUIRINAL HILL, which prevented landslides and connected the level of the FORUM with the top of the hill itself, through a series of terraced constructions.

The architect os this masterpiece was APOLLODORUS OF DAMASCUS.....

" THE MARKET IN THE CAMPO DI'FIORI..."

THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST CHARMING SPOTS IN THE WHOLE CITY!!
Legend has it that the genteel name came from Flora, the beloved of POMPEY.
But it is also said that here was a large field where flowers grew in Medieval times....
Believe whatever you like most I would say!!
In the centre of the market the STATUE of GIORDANO BRUNO, who was excecuted at this site....a historical event....

Don't forget to have a look at the names of the streets, how about these:

BAULLARI = trunk-makers
CAPPELLARI = hat-makers
GIUBBONARI = vest-makers......etc.

There were numerous crafts shops...



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ANTIQUES MARKET AT THE FONTANELLA BORGHESE....ANTIQUES MARKET AT THE FONTANELLA BORGHESE....

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Hotel Due Torri or Fontanella Borghese?

by calgirl2000

I am making reservations for Rome and have to choose between Hotel Due Torri and Hotel Fontanella Borghese. Does anyone know about these hotels, and can you recommend one or the other?

We want a nice hotel in a decent part of town.

Thanks!
Sandra

Re: Hotel Due Torri or Fontanella Borghese?

by zuriga

I don't know those two but loved La Residenza near the Spanish Steps. It's a lovely hotel with a fantastic breakfast... close to everything and very well run.

Re: Hotel Due Torri or Fontanella Borghese?

by mccalpin

Hmmmn. The two hotels are within a couple of blocks of each other, just south of the Mausoleum of Augustus and the Ara Pacis (Altar of Peace). So they're both in the same neighborhood.

The Due Torri is closer to Piazza Navona, while the Fontanella Borghese is halfway between Piazza Navona and the Spanish Steps. If walking is easy for you, it really doesn't matter which one you stay at, because that part of Rome isn't real large.

The Fontanella Borghese is slightly closer to the upscale shopping area off of Via del Corso while the Due Torri is slightly closer to the Vatican and the neat area around Piazza Navona - but, frankly, they're so close together as to not matter.

So, while I haven't been to either one, I know the area well, and I could recommend the neighborhood as good in either case!

Bill

Re: Hotel Due Torri or Fontanella Borghese?

by Suzanne_M

Hi Sandra,
I do not know when you will be in ROME, but I have organised TWO VT MEETINGS in ROME, i.e. APRIL 1 and APRIL 7. Check out the following links:
http://www.virtualtourist.com/f/p/3efb/
http://www.virtualtourist.com/f/p/3efd/
for more information. I also just posted one last one as a Last Call!
Hope to see you there.
zuzu

Re: Re: Hotel Due Torri or Fontanella Borghese?

by calgirl2000

Thanks for the info!

Sandra

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Address: 84 Largo Fontanella Borghese, Rome, Lazio, 00186, Italy