The first church of St. Peter's was built and consecrated in 326, erected on the site of St. Peter's tomb. Construction on the breathtaking structure that now exists began in 1506, and took around 150 years to complete - testament to the scale and intricacy of this world famous building. The Basilica and the attached Vatican Museums together form one of the world's premier tourist attractions, as well as being the spiritual home of well over a billion Catholics world-wide.
The Vatican's protective fort, Castel Sant'Angelo, lies a short walk to the east, and a stroll down the bank of the River Tiber will bring you into the charming medieval district of Trastevere. With it's narrow alleyways teaming with vibrant bars and quality restaurants, this area is the most popular nightlife spot in city! Crossing any of the bridges over the river brings you to the charming streets that run through Rome's medieval heart, boasting gems like Piazza Navona and the Pantheon.
To the north of the Vatican lie several of Rome's best known shopping streets, running off Piazza Del Risorgimento. Via Cola di Rienzo, Viale Giulio Cesare and Via Crescenzio all offer fantastic shopping opportunities for all budgets. There are also all amenities like banks, post offices and chemists to be found nearby.
The Hotel Emmaus lies close to many modes of public transport that can carry you to Rome's central train station Termini. Both of Rome's airports are roughly twenty five to thirty kilometres away.
As a modern and forward thinking 3-star Rome hotel, the Emmaus Rome offers an informed Concierge service, currency exchange, guided tours, internet connection, private parking, wake up service, international satellite TV and for our business clients, photocopier and fax service.
Close to fantastic shopping areas and other great sites of interest, the 3-star Emmaus Hotel has a position that is hard to match for any hotel in the city. Click on our interactive map to get a feel for the place.