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AurelioRome

Stay in this peaceful neighborhood, which still retains much of its authentic charm despite touching the edges of Rome’s biggest attraction, Vatican City.

The neighborhood of Aurelio is a good choice if you are looking for somewhere affordable and authentic to stay in Rome. As a mostly residential area, it is populated by families, senior citizens and young professionals. Join them in the evenings as they gather in restaurants and cafés that open out onto the sidewalk. And when you feel like stepping into the more touristic side of the city, Vatican City is right next door, bordering the neighborhood.

Spend a few hours discovering the highlights of Aurelio at your own pace. As well as peaceful cafés and restaurants, the neighborhood is home to a few green spaces that offer good locations for some reading in the sun.

Make your way to the lovely park Villa Abamelek, the largest green space. Stop by the appealing attractions located within the park’s boundaries, such as the stunning Chapel Pamphili, the spectacular Villino Algardi museum, scenic Belvedere Lake and the peaceful San Pancrazio church.

Directly to the northeast of the neighborhood is Vatican City, where you will find some of Rome’s most famous sights. These include the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, with its world-renowned 16th-century ceiling paintings by Michelangelo. Outside, in St. Peter’s Square, the crowds of tourist grow steadily throughout the day. But when you feel like escaping the hubbub, the tranquil neighborhood of Aurelio is just minutes away.

Pay a visit to Aurelio at any time of year. The attractions here and in Vatican City are open in every season. Consider it as an alternative place to stay, offering better value for money than some of the more central Roman neighborhoods. Enjoy the experience of watching everyday Italian families going about their daily routines.

Top hotels in Aurelio

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Aurelius Art Gallery Hotel
Aurelius Art Gallery Hotel
4 out of 5
Via Aurelia 458, Rome, RM
The price is €67 per night

Located in Aurelio, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Vatican Gardens, Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Square. St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (973 reviews)

"The hotel is quite lovely and pleasant to stay in despite the neighbourhood not being the most ideal location. The room was clean and spacious enough for functionality. The staff were friendly and helpful as w entries to navigate the public transport system. The breakfast was mediocre, not the greatest ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

Aurelius Art Gallery Hotel
Luxury House Vaticano
Luxury House Vaticano
Via Agostino Valiero 12, Rome
The price is €54 per night

Located in Aurelio, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Janiculum Hill, St. Peter's Square and St. Peter's Basilica. Sistine Chapel and Vatican ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Rome Tour

"The staff were very friendly and assistant I really enjoyed my stay at the Luxury House Vaticano, I’m thinking about rebooking for New Year’s Eve"…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2019

Luxury House Vaticano
Anastasio II Rooms
Anastasio II Rooms
Via Anastasio II 7, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma

Located in Aurelio, this bed & breakfast is within 2 miles (3 km) of Vatican Gardens, Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Square. St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine ...

Anastasio II Rooms
Roma Camping In Town
Roma Camping In Town
Via Aurelia, 831, Rome, RM
The price is €32 per night

This family-friendly Rome campsite is located in a rural location, 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Vatican Gardens, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Bioparco di Roma and Via ...

3.9/5Good! (1,057 reviews)

"Great hotel, really cool and close to stores and bus stops"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2020

Roma Camping In Town
Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter's Hotel & Spa
Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter's Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Via Aurelia Antica 415, Rome, RM
Free cancellation
The price is €90 per night

This family-friendly Rome hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and Castel Sant'Angelo. Cornelia Station ...

4.1/5Very Good! (882 reviews)
Very good hotel.

"The bedroom was large and had all of the usual amenities. One of the beds had a sink in the mattress but the other was fine. The walls are paper thin. We could hear every word from the guests on either side of us. The free breakfast was very good. We enjoyed the bread, bacon and fruit. I thoroughly ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2020

Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter's Hotel & Spa
Wyndham Rome Midas
Wyndham Rome Midas
4 out of 5
Via Raffaello Sardiello, 22, Rome, Rome
The price is €50 per night

Located in Aurelio, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Vatican Museums, Villa Borghese and St. Peter's Basilica. Piazza Navona and Pantheon are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
Lo consiglio

"Ottima vacanza, hotel, comodo confortevole, veramente ottimo."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2020

Wyndham Rome Midas

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Colosseum
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Villa Borghese

4.5/5(538 reviews)

Take a break from the busy city center and explore this vast network of pretty gardens and enthralling museums.

Top things to do in Aurelio

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Vatican Museums Tickets With Fast track Entry

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Per adult
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Skip-the-line: Colosseum & Forum Tour with Special Gladiator’s Gate & Arena Floor Access

94% of travellers recommend
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Per adult
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The Vatican & Rome Pass with Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour

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Per adult
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Small-Group Skip-the-Line to Pompeii with Amalfi Coast Tour

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Early Sistine Chapel Entry with Skip-the-line Vatican & St. Peter's Basilica Tour
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Early Sistine Chapel Entry with Skip-the-line Vatican & St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Per adult
Rome In A Day Small-Group Tour with Skip-the-Line to Vatican & Colosseum
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Rome In A Day Small-Group Tour with Skip-the-Line to Vatican & Colosseum

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