Those who stay at the luxury Relais Condotti Palace choose to experience the city of Rome in the heart of its most elegant and suggestive atmosphere.
Located at number 15 on Via della Croce, one of the most picturesque addresses in the area surrounding the Spanish Steps, Popolo Square, Via del Corso and Via Condotti, the Condotti Palace is the ideal place for exploring the center of Rome on foot.
The numerous fashion boutiques, shops displaying the latest trends in Italian made design, typical trattorias, refined restaurants and popular night clubs lend flair and a touch of authentic Roman atmosphere to this part of the city. At only a few steps away from the Condotti Palace you can also find the heart of the luxury shopping district, Via Condotti and Via Borgognona, as well as the antique galleries on Via del Babuino and Via Margutta.
The surrounding area is suggestive and enchanting, starting with the Spanish Steps, which are only a minute from the Relais, a majestic staircase leading up to the Trinità dei Monti church, poised atop the Pincio on one side and the Barcaccia Fountain on the other, a masterpiece created by Bernini, the greatest architect and sculptor of the Roman baroque period.
In less than fifteen minutes on foot you can reach the magnificent Trevi Fountain, the set of one of the most celebrated scenes from Fellini’s film, La Dolce Vita, and the Pantheon, the imposing Roman temple which today serves as a Catholic church, constructed in 25 A.C. with an impressive dome measuring 43 meters in diameter.
Another few steps takes you to the heart of baroque Rome: Navona Square, with its elongated shape that legend recounts as being used for the naumachia (staged naval battles), to the center of the oval where there is yet another masterpiece by Bernini, the Fountain of the Four Rivers, which faces the Sant'Agnese church designed by the other great architect of baroque Rome and Bernini’s rival, Borromini.
Reaching the other splendid sites of imperial Rome, such as the Imperial Forums, the Vittoriano Museum Complex (which hosts world renowned art exhibitions) and the Coliseum, and those of Catholic Rome, from the Vatican to St. Peter’s Square is easy on the subway and bus that both stop 100 meters from the Condotti Palace.