<h3>Navona & Trevi</h3>
East of the River Tiber, Rome's historic centre is a compact enclave of Renaissance palaces, churches and museums. Café-lined squares like the oval-shaped Piazza Navona and Campo de' Fiori market square are a short walk from the river, and the domed Roman Pantheon is a little further east. Photogenic fountains are a feature of this popular area full of hotels: one of the most charming is the Tortoise Fountain, south of the Pantheon, while the world-famous Trevi Fountain lies to the east. Cobbled streets stretch north from the Trevi Fountain to the Spanish Steps leading up to the Pincio Hill. <br /><br />
<span style="font-size: 1.17em;">Via Veneto</span>
The elegant Via Veneto winds north-east from Piazza Barberini to the old city walls, separating this part of the city from the Borghese Gardens. The famous street remains an enduring symbol of Rome's café-society dolce vita (good life), lined with exclusive Rome hotels and restaurants. Via Sistina leads north-west from Piazza Barberini to the Spanish Steps, where Prada, Gucci, Armani and other designer boutiques make Via dei Condotti a magnet for style-conscious customers and window-shoppers. <br /><br /><br />
The cavernous Central Station is east of the historic centre, several streets south from the Via Veneto. It's a popular choice for reasonably priced central Rome hotels and traditional trattoria restaurants, with direct train links to Rome's Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) Airport. Easy-to-navigate straight roads like Via Nazionale and Via Cavour run south to the Colosseum area, passing the ruined remains of the Baths of Diocletian and magnificent Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica.