29/02/2024

Autumn and Winter in Rome

Any time is the right time to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Eternal City, but visiting Rome in autumn and winter is perhaps something even more special.

Famous, for instance, are the traditional Roman “ottobrate” (sunny and mild days, perfect for day trips), but from November onwards, it’s truly enjoyable to stroll through the city’s wonders, discovering surprises in every corner.

Of course, choosing the right city area as your starting and ideal arrival point is essential. If you’re considering where to stay among the most characteristic neighborhoods for your autumn and winter Roman holiday, we invite you to Hotel Oceania!

We are located between Via del Quirinale and the Teatro dell’Opera, the true heart of traditional Roman culture, the kind you might associate with Ettore Petrolini and Aldo Fabrizi.

Here, you will find a “place of living,” as we like to think of it, ideal for your experience.

VISIT ROME IN AUTUMN AND WINTER

Special promotions from November to February

Bed & Breakfast

starting from 72 ‚ā¨ per person per day

for double room accommodations

What Makes Us the Ideal Choice for Your Roman Holiday

A Good Start...

In our cozy dining room or on the terrace, from 7:30 am to 10:00 am, the table-served breakfast is one of our guests’ favorite moments.

Within Walking Distance

The beauty of choosing a historic building in the center of Rome, like the one we’re located in, is that you can walk to many points of interest, from the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain, from the Roman Forum to the Pantheon.

Don't Worry About Your Luggage

Don’t worry about your luggage: if you arrive early (and the room is not ready) or if you’re departing, leave it to us and enjoy maximum freedom of movement.

Roman Advice...from Romans!

If you like, we are available not only to tell you stories and trivia but especially to provide recommendations on itineraries, places to visit, and restaurants to try ūüôā

Relaxation and Leisure Time

Relax with a drink on the terrace or rest in the living area while perusing the contributions of our small library. If you’re passionate about art and culture, Kira and Stefano are excellent conversationalists!

Discover Rome in Autumn and Winter

A digital encyclopedia probably wouldn’t be enough to talk about Rome; we don’t claim to be exhaustive, but we want to give you some ideas to spark your curiosity.

For this reason, we’ve thought of some characteristic itineraries and must-see stops for your culinary pleasure. Be inspired!

Itineraries

Start with a walk to reach the¬†nearby Quirinal Hill, the ancient residence of the Popes and now the seat of the President of the Italian Republic. The next stop is the Trevi Fountain, one of Rome’s symbols, where we recommend tossing a coin to ensure your return to the Eternal City. From here, proceed to the¬†Spanish Steps, famous for the¬†Barcaccia Fountain, exclusive shopping, and the staircase leading to Trinit√† dei Monti, where you can enjoy a panoramic and enchanting view. The itinerary continues with a visit to the¬†Pantheon, one of the city’s oldest and best-preserved monuments, and finally arrives at¬†Piazza Navona, famous for its three baroque fountains and works of art.

A journey through the sacred and profane soul of the city, where the old and the new coexist perfectly. Start with a walk to¬†Campo de’ Fiori¬†and its bustling daily market. Then, head to the¬†Jewish Ghetto, one of Rome’s historic neighborhoods, known for its architecture, synagogues, and rich history. The next stop takes you to¬†Tiber Island, an islet in the¬†Tiber River¬†with a suggestive atmosphere and a wonderful panoramic view of the surrounding bridges and palaces. Continue your visit to Trastevere, an authentic and picturesque neighborhood famous for its nightlife and characteristic venues, where you can join in the¬†city’s lively scene.

Travel along Via Nazionale, heading towards the¬†Trajan’s Market, an ancient complex of buildings built by Emperor Trajan. Your next stop is¬†Piazza Venezia, one of Rome’s most famous squares, where you’ll find the statue of Vittorio Emanuele II. Continue to the¬†Capitoline Hill, where some of Rome’s most important historical buildings are located, including the Senatorial Palace and the Vatican Apostolic Library. Your final stop is the¬†Colosseum, reachable by crossing the evocative¬†Via dei Fori Imperiali, where you can admire the most important symbols of ancient Rome. Once here, to make this itinerary even more complete, you can continue to the¬†Circus Maximus, one of the largest Roman stadiums in the ancient world.

The “Roma Ciumachella” itinerary starts with a¬†walk to Via delle 4 Fontane¬†to visit the Church of San Carlo, the most important Baroque church. Pass by¬†Palazzo Barberini¬†and head towards¬†Barberini Square, known for Bernini’s beautiful¬†Triton Fountain. Then, proceed to the¬†Sistina Theater, one of the world’s most famous theaters for its history and its role in Italian musical comedy. The next stops are the Spanish Steps and¬†Trinit√† dei Monti, with the famous panoramic staircase ending at the Barcaccia Fountain. Continue to¬†Piazza del Popolo¬†with its porticos, the Trident, the twin churches, and many shops all around.

Culinary Stops

Located in the Ostiense neighborhood, Trattoria Pennestri offers a cuisine that balances tradition and innovation, welcoming you in an informal and cheerful atmosphere. The cuisine features fresh and quality ingredients, with a special focus on traditional Roman dishes and pairings with local and national wines from their extensive wine list.

Famous for its welcoming and¬†retro atmosphere, Santo Palato features wooden tables as the center of conviviality and¬†good food. The restaurant’s menu includes a wide selection of traditional Roman dishes prepared by Sarah Cicolini using high-quality ingredients. Don’t miss the¬†cacio e pepe¬†and the¬†coda alla vaccinara, which can be paired with a good bottled wine or a glass chosen from their wine list.

A¬†contemporary trattoria¬†in the Ostiense neighborhood, managed by second-generation brothers, Trecca’s culinary philosophy is based on fresh seasonal ingredients,¬†creative interpretations¬†of traditional Roman dishes, and a joyful and diverse wine list. Try the carciofi alla romana, the lingua salmistrata, and the timeless¬†coda alla vaccinara.

An institution at¬†Campo de’ Fiori, this place is known throughout Rome for its¬†traditional salads and appetizers, such as bread, butter, and anchovies or puntarelle, but especially for its¬†fabulous baccal√† fillet, expertly prepared for a street food experience. Here, you’ll find an informal and lively atmosphere to enjoy a joyful evening of taste.

Located in the¬†San Lorenzo neighborhood, this venue offers the¬†best Roman pizza¬†made with agricultural flours,¬†sourdough, and fruit fermentations. Welcoming you in a simple environment, Carlo and his partner take meticulous and philosophical care of the raw materials to ensure a top-notch Roman pizza experience.¬†Digestible and light, Farin√©’s pizza is an absolute must-try!

Located just steps away from Piazza di Spagna, this¬†thirty-year-old restaurant¬†is known for its cuisine that¬†ranges from traditional to modern¬†and its welcoming, refined, and relaxed atmosphere. Surrounded by Zarro’s artworks, you’ll find a menu that includes various¬†seafood and land choices, typical Roman dishes, and an¬†amatriciana¬†that, according to¬†Claudio, the lifelong Roman owner, is truly a must-try!

Are you curious to discover more itineraries, restaurants, or want different recommendations? The best thing to do is to ask Stefano and Kira!

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