The Vatican Museums is part and property of the Vatican City, in Rome, and it’s considered one of the most prestigious collection of work of arts in the whole world.
Important parts of the Museum are also the Sistine chapel painted by Michelangelo and the Popes apartment painted by Raffaello, but the art gallery contains works of Leonardo, Giotto, Caravaggio as well as countless masterpieces of ancient art, medieval, renassaince and modern. The Museum is opened Monday to Saturday and offers free entrance on the last Sunday of the month. When planning your visit, please consider that it’s possible to skip the long queue of visitors by booking your guided tour with us.
Balduina district in Rome
The Sapore di Casa Bed & Breakfast is located in the center of Balduina. The area of Balduina is located on the southern slope of Monte Mario, part of the Roman Triumphal district and is the highest area of Rome. The Balduina is divided into three distinct areas: the heart of the city, built around the Piazza della Balduina (a few meters from the B & B Sapore di Casa), while the "Belsito" including Villa Stuart, the area Hotel Cavalieri Hilton, the square of the Gold Medals, the edge of the Victory Park Square and Socrates, and finally the oldest area of the district: Monte Ciocci, near Piazza Juvenal in front of the Vatican Hill. In this area, alongside the Prati di Castello were the furnaces to bake bricks for the building of St. Peter's. The name "Balduina" comes from Baldwin, brother of Pope Julius III, who in 1500 was the owner of extensive territories on the slopes of Monte Mario.
The Rome Cavalieri Hilton is famous for the presence of the largest Congress Center integrated into a luxury hotel. The modern Congress Centre, one of the most advanced in Europe, hosts events, fashion shows, conferences, meetings, conventions, product launches, award ceremonies. The Hilton also features an exceptional SPA and wellness center with equipment and excellent service. The B&B Sapore di Casa is in the immediate vicinity of the hotel can be easily reached in a few minutes.
GEMELLI GENERAL HOSPITAL
Gemelli Polyclinic is one of the largest hospitals in Rome. Its name comes from the founder of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Father Agostino Gemelli. The hospital was built on the slopes of Monte Mario and inaugurated in 1964. The Polyclinic, being a university, it is not dedicated exclusively to hospital, but his activities range from training of health personnel, the medical and scientific research, the teaching of medicine and nursing disciplines. In 2004 it was also inaugurated a new multi-purpose complex that includes among other things the Center of Aging Diseases and Clinical Infectious Diseases. The Gemelli is also well known for being the Pope's hospital. Sapore di Casa is very near the Gemelli Hospital, thus becoming a good base for people assisting a relative in need of medical attention.
Rome Olympic Stadium
The largest sports facility of Rome is currently the Olympic Stadium. Built in the Foro Italico complex in 1932 under the name "Stadium of Cypresses". It was restored in the 50's and renamed "100.000 Stadium" to take the final name of "Olympic Stadium" at the Rome Olympics in 1960. The stadium underwent a major restructuring during the World Cup in 1990. Comprises mainly soccer events and athletic, but also concerts, musical events and theatrical performances. In summer its immediate surroundings are used by the City for the Roman Summer Festival. The proximity to the Balduina district in Rome makes the B & B Sapore di Casa a great starting point for those who want to stay not far from the Olympic Stadium.
Vatican City and St. Peter
The Vatican City, St. Peter's Square and the Vatican are one of the must considered by those visiting Rome. The Sapore di Casa Bed & Breakfast is located near the Vatican and St Peter's Basilica, which are easily accessible by public transport. St. Peter's Square with its fantastic outlook is considered the greatest work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, one of the largest buildings in the world and together with the Colosseum the most familiar symbol of Rome, and is the official seat of the manifestations of Catholicism: the celebrations of Christmas and Easter, the proclamation of each new Pope, the canonization of saints and blessed, the celebration of the Jubilee.