Walking distance to Vatican City, Colosseum.
Posted Mar 12, 2017
Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese is a great location for exploring Rome. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to in Rome. There are lots of shops, restaurants, and historical locations near hotel. I would not suggest bringing a car to this locations or anywhere in Rome. We took a taxi to the hotel from the airport for the first 2 days and returned to the airport to pickup rental car for remainder of trip. It was cheaper and easier to take taxi to hotel then try to drive into downtown Rome and find and pay for parking. The hotel has a beautiful rooftop terrace which is a great location for viewing city sky line all the way to Vatican City. Just buy a cappuccino or beer as the terrace restaurant is a little pricey. We were able to find nice restaurants within 10min walking from hotel. We walked to the Colosseum, Vatican City, Pantheon, Spanish steps, and many other Rome locations. My wife and I walked over 40km in 2 days while in Rome and enjoyed every step. We then rented a car and traveled to the Amalfi Coast, Bari, and finally Tuscany.