The location, central but not touristy, next to Villa Borghese and Via Veneto (known for Federico Fellini' s classic movie ' La Dolce Vita'), is one of the best in Rome, a prestigious area of liberty villas and parks at walking distance from historic centre and very well connected with all the main sights.
Most Roman people consider this neighborhood the place where they would like to live.
Despite of the chaotic Roman traffic, it is a real hidden isle of peace, the ideal place to welcome you after a day spent wandering around the city or in and out of the shops although, just round the corner, everything you could possibly need is within walking distance: supermarkets, excellent restaurants and nice pizzerias, wine bars, markets and shopping centers, cafés, banks with ATM, pharmacies, kiosks, laundries, hospital, churches.
Since the position and the prestige of the area, a significant part of Embassies and Consulates are located in the surroundings.
Moreover, you find in the area most villas and parks that makes Rome so enchanting as well as the below important historical and art sites:
VILLA BORGHESE is the most beautiful and famous public park in Rome. It features a lake, temples, fountains, statues and several museums. The MUSEO AND GALLERIA BORGHESE, housed in the wonderful Villa Borghese, contains an unmissable collection of sculptures and pictures from several masters including Bernini, Canova, Titian, Rubens, Raphael.
VILLA TORLONIA was the state residence of Mussolini since 1920s. The beautiful neoclassical villa is surrounded by the most renowned 'English landscape' garden in Italy.
VILLA ADA, one of the Rome's largest public park, was the former residence and hunting reserve of the Italian royal family.
Nearby there is also the splendid monumental COMPLEX of S. AGNES BASILICA and SANTA COSTANZA MAUSOLEUM erected by the Emperor Constantine's daughter. The complex includes the CATACOMBS too. It is an example unique of early Christian complex of buildings.
The CATACOMB OF PRISCILLA, known as the 'Queen of the Catacombs' in antiquity on account of the fact that seven early popes and many martyrs were buried there.
It is well worth too a visit to the extraordinary QUARTIERE COPPEDE', a rather unknown attraction of Rome, just a few steps away. It is a group of Art-Nouveau palaces renowned for their architecture featuring floral, mythological and medieval effects, a fanciful style mixing Liberty and Gothic characters so that the Coppede quarter feels like a setting straight out of a fantasy world.