Hotel Donatello

  • City Breaks, Italy, Rome

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Hotel Donatello is a comfy hotel in central Rome. It’s family-run and traditional with a classic décor throughout. It’s the Esquilino district and close to Termini station, the main hub of the city. With easy access to both Metro lines and the buses, exploring Rome is easy. You can walk to lots of places from here too. We recommend heading straight for the Colosseum and visiting the Roman Forum after to get a feel of the city’s history. The area also has some great opera houses and museums so you won’t have to venture far to get your culture fix. The hotel staff here are really friendly and will be more than happy to recommend more places to see and great bars and restaurants to try.

Transfer time: approx. 55 mins by private car from Rome Fiumicino airport.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 40
  • Official rating: 3

Rooms

Standard Rooms sleep up to three people. Facilities include a bath or shower, air conditioning, television, minibar, safe and hairdryer. 

Single Rooms are available on request, please call to book.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
Rome

The capital city of Rome is Italy’s masterwork. You can marvel at the Colosseum, Vatican City and Roman Forum with just 48 hours in the city, thanks to a UNESCO-listed historic centre with a roll call of millennia-old ruins and soaring domes.

Away from the well-worn paths, Rome has plenty of surprises up its sleeve. Dive into tangled medieval neighbourhoods like Trastevere for narrow trattoria-lined streets and hidden chapels - the area comes alive at night with locals enjoying an aperitivo before heading out to dinner. Discover the city's stunning piazzas, framed by ornate buildings and boasting intricate baroque fountains. Or take some time out in the manicured Villa Borghese gardens with ancient villas that showcase some of history's most revered works of art.

And just when you think you’ve seen it all, the city changes. An ever-changing flow of new restaurants, art exhibitions and festivals means that there’s always an excuse to revisit Rome.

Excursions

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica (3 hours)

Take a guided tour of the Vatican Museums - home to one of the most extensive art collections in the world! With skip the line tickets and an expert guide you'll get to see the stunning frescoes, statues and tapestries. Complete your visit to the Vatican with a visit St. Peter's Basilica and the world-renowned Sistine Chapel.

Departs: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £61pp – includes entrance fees. Hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Imperial Rome: Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum (2 hours 30)

Visit the three most famous symbols of Ancient Rome - the Coliseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. With our expert local guide, you'll explore the archaeological area before entering the Coliseum to uncover its history of gladiator fights, recreations of battles, brutal executions and exhibitions of exotic animals. From Palatine Hill, the seat of the Emperor’s Palaces, admire the views over the Forum and the Circus Maximus. Finally, visit of the Roman Forum, the political and economic centre of the Empire. Skip the line tickets included. Not suitable for guests with limited mobility.

Departs: Daily from 01 Apr – 23 Oct

Price: £51pp – includes entrance fees. Hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Panoramic Open Top Bus Tour (24 – 48 hours)

This two-hour bus tour of Rome is a great introduction to the city and stops off at some of the most popular sights. Stay for the whole tour, listening to the taped commentary about the city, or hop on and hop off at your leisure. The tickets are valid for an unlimited number of circuits or stops for 24 or 48 hours after your initial boarding - so it’s a great way to get around the city seeing the sights.

Departs: Daily from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £23pp/£30pp – hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Angels & Demons Tour (4 hours)

Discover the secrets if the Illuminati on this tour that was inspired by Dan Brown’s novel. You’ll follow in the footsteps of Dr. Robert Langdon and visit locations from the movie including Santa Maria del Popolo Church, Piazza del Popolo, St. Peter's Square and Piazza Navona to follow the ‘Path of Illumination’.

Departs: Tue, Fri & Sat from 28 Mar – 31 Oct

Price: £60pp – includes entrance fees to Castel San Angelo. Hotel pick up and drop off is not included.

Crypts & Catacombs Tour (3 hours 30)

With millennia of history, Rome is home to some truly fascinating sites. On this tour, you’ll

Head into the Eternal City’s underground burial chambers and crypts from across the ages, to uncover millennia of history. On this tour you’ll visit the fascinating sited of the Cappuccini Crypt that was decorated entirely with human bones, the Domitilla Catacombs (an ancient Christian burial ground) and the Church of San Clemente that has a pagan temple with ruins reaching 57 feet deep.

Departs: Daily from 28 Mar – 14 Nov

Price: £67pp – includes entrance fees. Hotel pick up and drop off is not included.

Trastevere Evening Food Stroll (3 hours 30)

Our passionate local food and wine expert will take you through Campo de'Fiori, Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere, where you'll uncover some of Rome’s best-kept foodie secrets. As you wander, you'll visit celebrated bakeries, delicatessens and wine bars, where you'll have the chance to taste some of Rome’s culinary delights. You'll be introduced to typical Roman specialties such as supplì, steaming rice balls oozing mozzarella, or slice of pizza ‘al taglio’. After strolling through the Trastevre area you'll be ready to sit and relax in a typical romantic trattoria in Trastevere, for your evening meal. Here you can taste different pastas accompanied by fantastic local wines. End your gastronomic feast with some classic Italian gelato from a local gelateria. 

Departs: Mon, Wed & Fri from 01 Apr - 31 Oct

Price: £96pp - Includes food and wine tasting, a local food guide & a sit-down dinner. Hotel pick up and drop off is not included.

Pasta Making & Tiramisu (3 hours)

As any Italian will proudly tell you, the best cooks in Italy are the beloved ‘Nonne’ (grandmas).  This class is a chance for you to learn to cook recipes that have been passed from generation to generation. You'll be welcomed with drinks and antipasti before you begin cooking. Discover how best to stuff ravioli, create the distinct tortellini twist and cook up a delicious ‘sugo’ (sauce) to perfectly coat fresh tagliatelle or fettuccini. Finish off by learning how to make the quintessential finale to any Italian meal, tiramisu. 

Available: Mon, Wed & Fri from 01 Apr - 31 Oct

Price: £76pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Pizza & Gelato Making Class (2 hours 30)

Learn how to make two Italian staples - pizza and gelato. Make pizzas from scratch, knead the dough and cover with your favourite fresh seasonal toppings, to get those mouth-watering flavours only achievable in Italy. Then with the help of our expert chef make some creamy delicious gelato. The reward comes at the end when you'll sit down to enjoy your food with a glass of wine, beer or a soft drink and good company.

Departs: Tues, Thu, Sat & Sun from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £81pp – hotel pickup and drop off not included

Facilities
  • Breakfast room with terrace (weather permitting)
  • Onsite coffee house
Meals

A continental breakfast buffet is provided every morning with a make your own pancake station. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 12.51333
  • Latitude: 41.892205

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£648
per person from £324
Includes £17pp discount
Hotel Donatello
Rome, City Breaks,Bed & Breakfast
05/08/2021 - 4 nights
2 adults
From London Heathrow
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