Prime Hotel Area

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Via del Forte Ostiense s/n, Viale Marconi, 700, Rome, 00146, Italy
Hotel Area Roma
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 43% less than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Families57
  • Couples70
  • Solo80
  • Business41

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Forum Posts

Airport transfer help

by lemettera


i am arriving tomorrow evening to Rome and i need private transfer cause i have a very important meeting so i really have to be on time. Suggestions? I have found a company called airportways but i dont know anything about them. Are they reliable?

Thank you

Re: Airport transfer help

by GrumpyDiver

I had a similar situation on my trip to Rome. A taxi that I caught at the airport worked just fine. I was able to get to my hotel, check in and have a shower after a transatlantic flight, before heading off to my meeting.

In general, I don't like prearranged transfers (although I have used them) because they have a higher risk of something going wrong (personal experience here). You are banking on a specific individual for your ride, as opposed to any one of dozens of taxis...

Re: Airport transfer help

by prodiszlo

Not so long ago i offered this company another guy... I travelled with them several times in belgium, italy and hungary. it was okay, there wasn't any problem. so i suggest them.

Re: Airport transfer help

by domenicococozza

If this is an important meeting, why not just grab a taxi outside the arrivals lounge? There's a taxi rank right outside.

Re: Airport transfer help

by mccalpin

Although I normally rent a car in Rome, I wouldn't hesitate to take a taxi from the airport. I've never taken a limo service, although some people here like them...Here are a few thoughts about taking a taxi:

0.5 There are two airports in Rome - which one are you arriving at? Fiumicino or Ciampino? My answer below assumes Fiumicino.
1. There are always taxis at the airport.
2. Of the official taxis, there are two types: ones chartered in Rome and ones chartered in the nearby town of Fiumicino - you want the Rome ones. (the medallion on the door should say which is which). NOTE: the official taxis are out in a queue outside the terminal - ignore anyone inside soliciting rides.
3. If you are going to a place inside the Aurelian Walls (i.e., city center), the fare will be fixed: 40 euro (plus any add-ons for excess luggage, etc.). Tell me the address where you are going, and I'll tell you if you're eligible for the fixed fare.
4. In any case, if you don't speak Italian, you should print the address that you are going to as well as a map of the area that the address is in - it doesn't have to be a map of all of Rome, but enough of a map to include some large nearby streets. Of course, many addresses will be well known to any taxi driver.
5. If you are on the meter, the fare to addresses on the south and west side of Rome might be 40-50 euro, while the fare to the north and east side of Rome might be 60-70 euro.


Travel Tips for Rome

Useful advice

by av101773

Before heading off to Rome you MUST, MUST MUST read Lacristina's VT advice pages (Search for "Lacristina" in the members section). Very useful stuff about everything!
Also have a look at It has tourist advice in great detail about all the things you wanted to ask about and some things you may not even have thought about. And they don't try to sell you anything!

When walking in a...

by sharkfinn

When walking in a may or may not have the right of way. To get the right of way you must make eye contact with the driver of the vehicle and then they know they have to STOP.... otherwise they never saw you because 'you did not look them in the eye'
This works 80% of the time the other 20% RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!
They waste gallons of paint for lines in the road that means absolutely nothing!

Temple Diana - refuge of slaves

by icunme

Roman Goddess of the moon, free nature, wild beasts and hunting. Her cult centers were holy groves all over Italy (f.e. Capua/Aricia).
She also had a main temple in Rome on the Aventine - the statue which was kept in this temple was a copy of the Artemis of Massalia (which was a copy of the Artemis of Ephesus).
Diana was a patron of women and hunters. She was considered the protector of the lower classes, especially slaves. Her festival on August 13, in both Rome and Aricia was a holiday for slaves and on her feast day, all Romans had to give their slaves the day off. Her temple became a sanctuary for runaway slaves. The late Princess Diana comes to mind often as we read of this ancient Roman Goddess - the eulogy of her brother, Earl Charles Spencer, at the funeral of Pricess Diana noted both striking coincidences and sad similarities.

In psychotherapy and Jungian psychology, Artemis/Diana has come to represent the multifaceted, contradictory, beautiful, violent aspects of the feminine psyche. Her temple at Ephesus was one of the Wonders of the Ancient World and the site of one of Saint Paul's least-successful missions - built probably by Mario Asprucci, based of course on classical models, it is an example of a circular peripteral temple.

Photo 1 - Temple full view
Photo 2 - Ceiling detail - In the center medallion, the goddess Diana with one of her hunting dogs; the octagonal spaces are given over to hunting motifs
Photo 3 - Hunting dogs detail in octagon spaces

Rome to Siena - Faster and Cheaper than the Train

by Lacristina

This is one of those instances in which traveling by bus is both faster AND cheaper than traveling by train in Italy. I learned about this bus (AFTER taking the longer and more expensive trains) from VT member Baronedivandastad, who was born in Siena.

SENA runs a bus from Tiburtina Station in Rome (website schedule: They run every 2 hours, between 5 and 7 per day, and take about 3 hours to get to Siena.

You can get to Tiburtina directly by train from Fiumicino (5 euros), or by metro if you’re already in Rome (Metro line B).

You can buy your ticket at the bus station across the street from the Tiburtina train station entrance. A ticket costs (or used to cost) around 16 euros. You can buy a ticket on the bus, but they’ll charge you a few euros more.

Pizzeria Da Baffetto

by tini58de

This place in the center of Rome has - as Gianluca aka janchan told us - the best pizza in all Rome.

Expect to stand outside and wait for awhile, before the door opens and the proprietor calls out, how many people may enter!!! But this alone is a great experience! We queued up and started talking to another couple - and when the proprietor called out: "table for 4" - all four of us yelled: "si, si, si!!!"

This historic Roman pizzeria has a very rustic interior! For over 40 years it has been well known by word because of its cozy atmosphere, its 'family feel' and for its wide variety of pizzas. They also have on the menue mouth-watering bruschette, various salads, mushrooms, beans, and super home-made desserts.


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Address: Via del Forte Ostiense s/n, Viale Marconi, 700, Rome, 00146, Italy