Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II And Hotel Maikol

Posted 20.11.2012 by Leigh

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II And Hotel Maikol, 00185 Rome, Italy.

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, often referred to as just Piazza Vittorio, is the largest "piazza" (square) in Rome, measuring 316 x 174 metres, approximately 55,000 m2, making it almost 10,000 m2 larger than St. Peter's Square in the Vatican. The square lies in the centre of historic Rome, in the Esquilino area and is just south of Termini train station, Rome's main transport hub.

Piazza Vittorio Rome is surrounded by wide-porched, Umbertine style "palazzi" (mansions) that date back to the nineteenth century. The square was built and designed by Gaetano Koch shortly after Italy's capital was transferred from Florence to Rome in 1871. Piazza Vittoria has its own metro station (Vittorio Emanuele on the red line) and there are also two tram lines that run passed, lines 5 and 14.

At the centre of Piazza Vittorio is a large garden area that displays the remains of the Nymphaeum of Alexander, as well as the "Porta Magica" (so-called Magic Door), which is the entrance to Villa Palombara; one time residence of alchemist Massimiliano Palombara. Over the last few decades, the square has become a melting pot of multicultural diversity, which is portrayed by the large selection of shops selling foreign goods, as well as ethnic cafes and eateries.

There is a wide choice of accommodation in or near Piazza Vittorio, and a good choice for a hotel on Piazza Vittorio is Hotel Maikol. Clean, professionally run and affordable is what you can expect from this central Rome hotel. Furthermore, you will find a wide selection of in room facilities to ensure for an enjoyable stay, such as a private bathroom, Wi-Fi internet, air conditioning and mini bar.

Booking directly via their own website means that you can be assured of the best rates available! To find out more and to reserve your accommodation in Rome, browse the official website Hotel Maikol Rome.