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Amalia Hotel in Vatican City Rome just steps from Sistine Chapel

“When in Rome, this is the place to stay!”, says a recent hotel guest on TripAdvisor.

"A charming hotel in an excellent location. The Vatican Museum (Sistine Chapel) is less than a five minute walk, St. Peter's is five", he writes. Yes, just steps to Vatican City, Hotel Amalia is very centrally located and is a short walk or subway ride to Rome's other great sites.

Serving guests since 1955, Amalia Hotel in Vatican City at the centre of Rome has the experience to help guests enjoy the great city of Rome. A great city for exploring on foot, the Hotel is perfectly positioned, close to all the great attractions, shopping and restaurants. Read further to see what is in store for you during your next trip to Rome.

Feel free to ask our Staff about tours, tickets and getting around Rome. They are happy to provide information and arrange tours or tickets.

A few minutes from the hotel is the Vatican City Museum containing the masterpiece of Renaissance art: the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo. The Vatican Museums are by far one of the largest collections of art and one of the most visited museums in the world and represent an essential and culturally must for anyone who comes to visit the Eternal City.


Hotels Close to the Vatican in Rome

As you leave the portone of Hotel Amalia, walk 5 minutes up Via Ottaviano to Vatican City and visit St. Peter's Basilica and the tombs of the Popes. Just inside the Basilica doors, you will find Michealangelo's 'Pieta'. (Tip: the Vatican Piazza is a magical place to visit at night where the area is safe to walk.)


Or stroll along Via Germanico and across Via Leone IV to arrive at the entrance to the Vatican Museums where you will find Michealangelo's fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Castel Sant-Angelo and the Old Quartiere

A 10-minute walk along Via della Conciliation brings you to Castel Sant'Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel) built by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum to himself.


Cross over the Tibre River into the old quarter of Rome.
You are in the heart of Renaissance Rome: the beautiful Piazza Navona. Exploring the old quarter, you will find the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and so much more.

Stop for an Italian gelato and lunch in one of the marvelous piazza's while soaking in the visions of Bernini statues and Roman architecture. It is all yours to see and enjoy.

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Move along Via del Corso arriving at Piazza Venezia, Fori Imperiali e the Colosseum. Finish your day with dinner in the very quaint, antique Trastevere Quarter. Trastevere has an original ancient Roman ambience where you will dine outdoors under moonlight and stars lulled by the soft musical strains of Italian violinists. Simply enchanting!


Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

What's On

Rome's galleries, cultural, sporting and entertainment events are nearby. There are numerous events throughout the city that you will want to see during your stay in Roma. Auditorium Parco della Musica is fast becoming the venue for musical events. Sports fans will find Hotel Amalia 5 minutes by transport to the Olympic Stadium at Foro Italico. Please enquire at Reception about these and other events. Our staff will help you with tickets and reservations.

Shopping and Dining

The Amalia Hotel is at the heart of via Cola di Rienzo near Vatican City, one of the best known streets in Rome for shopping. The area is also rich in restaurants and bars where you can spend a pleasant evening. Rome's historic centre is a pleasant 20-minute stroll across the Tevere River.

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Here you will find an evening of good restaurants, trendy bars and nightclubs where you can mingle with up and coming Italian business leaders, artists and politicians. Ten minutes along and you will reach the Spanish Steps or you can take the Metropolitana (3rd stop from Hotel Amalia).

Outside the City

Civitavecchia Cruise Port

Hotel Amalia Vaticano is a great choice for Cruise guests arriving or departing from the Civitavecchia Cruise Port. Because the hotel is close to the major attractions in the city, guests will have time to take in one or two sights before embarking on their cruise. We can also arrange private car transportation for Civitavecchia.


The Outlet Shopping Experience

Rome's shopping experience is even more fabulous with the addition of new factory and discount shopping outlets. A short drive along the A1 Motorway will take you to the Valmontone and Soratte Outlets. Take the SS148 for the Outlet at Castel Romano. Each of the Outlets have hundreds of shops with items ranging from fashion clothing, accessories, cosmetics and home decor with prices reduced from 30 to 70%. Visitors who register at Rome's Office of Information will receive additional discounts. Enquire at our Reception.


Valmontone Theme Park

Rainbow MagicLand is the name of the new theme park which will open 26th May 2011. Hotel Amalia welcomes families interested in visiting Rainbow MagicLand. We are about a 50 minute drive to Valmontone. Our position in Rome offers families the best of both worlds - the historic and artistic sites of Rome and Valmontone's Theme Park.

Rome Tickets and Tours

We recommend a tour of Rome and not to be missed is the tour of the city at night. Our staff will help you select the best tour to meet your interests of either the city or the surrounding areas and will assist you with tickets and reservations.

Moving around Rome

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So, just how many famous people have stayed at Hotel Amalia? Did the famous American thriller writer, Allan Folsom, stay here?

We have a hint of this in his book "Day of Confession" where he writes, "In 15 minutes, Julia Phelps, or better Thomas Kind, would have arrived in Rome. There, a taxi would have taken her from the Termini Station at Majestic Hotel, in Via Veneto; and a few minutes later, in another tax, she would have crossed the Tevere to arrive at Amalia, the old pensione in Via Germanico, small, comfortable and discreet. And in addition, a stone's throw from the Vatican."

Today, Amalia Vaticano has grown into an elegant hotel, still on Via Germanico and still comfortable and discreet. And always just a stone's throw from the Vatican.

Did Allan Folsom stay at Hotel Amalia?

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Airports to reach Hotel Amalia are Fumicino and Ciampino.


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