Surroundings, what to visit near Galatea Hotel

Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica

Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica After the Avignon papacy formally ended and the Papacy returned to Rome, the Basilica became a temporary Palace of the Popes due to the deteriorated state of the Lateran Palace. The papal residence was later moved to the Palace of the Vatican in what is now Vatican City.
5 minute walk from Galatea Hotel

Roma Termini railway station

Stazione Termini Roma Termini is the main train station of Rome. It is named after the ancient Baths of Diocletian, which lie across the street from the main entrance. Termini is also the main hub for public transport inside Rome. Both current Rome Metro lines (A and B) intersect at Termini metro station, and a major bus station is located at Piazza Cinquecento, the square in front of the station.
9 minute walk from Galatea Hotel

The Imperial Fora

The Imperial Fora The Imperial Fora consist of a series of monumental fora (public squares), constructed in Rome over a period of one and half centuries, between 46 BC and 113 AD. The forums were the heart of the late Roman Republic and of the Roman Empire.
8 minutes walk from Galatea Hotel

The Colosseum

The Colosseum The Colosseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an elliptical amphitheatre in the center of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering. Originally capable of seating around 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles.
8 minutes walk from Galatea Hotel

Trevi's Fountain

Trevi's Fountain The Trevi Fountain is largest Baroque fountain in the city. A reported current version of this legend is that it is lucky to throw three coins with one's right hand over one's left shoulder into the Trevi Fountain. The money has been used to subsidize a supermarket for Rome's needy. However, there are regular attempts to steal coins from the fountain.
8 minutes walk from Galatea Hotel

The Spanish Steps

Piazza di Spagna The Spanish Steps are a set of steps, climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità: dei Monti, dominated by Trinità dei Monti. The Scalinata is the longest and widest staircase in all Europe. The monumental stairway of 138 steps The Spanish Steps was built with French financial contribution and connects the Bourbon Spanish Embassy to the church of Trinità dei Monti.
10 minutes walk from Galatea Hotel

Via dei Condotti

Via dei Condotti Via Condotti is a center of fashion shopping in Rome, dating back to the atelier of Bulgari which opened in 1905. Now, in addition to Valentino, other designers such as Armani, Hermès, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Salvatore Ferragamo all have stores on Via Condotti.
10 minutes walk from Galatea Hotel

Via Veneto

Via Veneto Federico Fellini's classic 1960 film La Dolce Vita was mostly centered around the Via Veneto area. This made the street famous in the 1960s and '70s and turned it into a center for upscale cafes and shops. Following a period of stagnation in the 1980's the street has now found a new life.
10 minutes walk from Galatea Hotel

Borghese Gallery

Galleria Borghese Museum The art gallery preserves masterpieces of Antonello da Messina, Giovanni Bellini, Raffaello, Tiziano, Correggio, Caravaggio and the wonderful sculpture of Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Canova's ones. Borghese Gallery is unique in the world due to the amount and the importance of the Bernini's sculptures and the Caravaggio's paintings.

Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese Villa Borghese is a large landscape garden in the naturalistic English manner in Rome, containing a number of buildings, museums (see Galleria Borghese) and attractions.
The gardens were developed for the Villa Borghese Pinciana ("Borghese villa on the Pincian Hill"), built by the architect Flaminio Ponzio, developing sketches by Scipione Borghese, who used it as a villa suburbana, a party villa, at the edge of Rome, and to house his art collection.

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