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Safe, quiet and lovely, the small neighborhood of Prati is located in the city of Rome. Adjacent to the more famous and populous Vatican City, Prati’s popular with budget travelers and individuals looking for a more nuanced experience of Italian sightseeing or one with more peaceful nightlife. Shop the plentiful boutiques dotting the unusually broad streets of Prati. Or, pick up some tasty eats at the Trionfale flower and food market, the most celebrated area of the town and close to Prati hotels.

Day Trip in Vatican City

A somewhat sleepy area with charming if humble accommodations, Prati hotels are helpfully nearby Vatican City, which makes for a fantastic day trip for businessmen, families or couples. Refresh memories of a worldwide Catholic empire by visiting St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Gardens nearby. One offers a vision of the power of man, the other, the power of nature. After dark, the city goes to sleep, but nearby, Trastevere has plenty of excellent restaurants and bars, with menus commonly in English.

Discover Roman History on Foot

Romans have many preferred methods of transportation. While much of the ancient city is accessible on foot, it’s necessary to find other means of transport on occasion. Zip around the otherwise clogged streets of Rome on a scooter, ask your Prati hotel for nearby scooter rentals places. Cabs are fine for reaching the Pantheon area while walking in the Piazza Navona ensures visitors see all the unique shops, enthusiastic street artists and trattorias at an appropriately languid pace. Head back to Prati hotels via public transportation or taxi.

Prati’s Best Secrets

The tourist sites, including the ruins, monuments, churches and restaurants, are all must-see experiences that are close to Prati hotels. But, Prati harbors many unique treats for those wishing for more local flavor. Duck into the mesmerizingly macabre Museo delle Anime dei Defunti, and find relics of long dead nuns and lost folks seeking escape from purgatory. Admission is free. For lighter fun, stroll along Cola di Rienzo, the main shopping promenade in Prati, which is filled with shops and other curiosities.

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