The Hotel Atlante Star Rome enjoys an enviable location on Via Giovanni Vitelleschi, just seconds away from the awesome Cathedral Basilica of St Peter and the Vatican City. Check the Interactive Map of Rome on our Location page for more details.
The Vatican City State constitutes the seat of the Roman Catholic Church and Pope Benedict XVI, as John Paul II did before him, regularly addresses millions of devoted Catholics in the immense open space of Piazza San Pietro (St Peter's Square) which represents the gateway into the Vatican, via the cathedral. The piazza itself the size of a small football stadium and takes the breath away from anyone entering it for the first time.
Leading from the entrance of the piazza to the River Tiber is the spectacular Via della Conciliazione. More than several large buildings were demolished so that this street could be built by the infamous fascist dictator Benito Mussolini in the 1930s, to commemorate the reconciliation between the church and the Italian Government.
By the River Tiber is the distinct shape of Castel Sant-Angelo, the Vatican City's protective fortress. Although technically outside the Vatican walls, Castel Sant'Angelo is connected to St Peter's by a tunnel, providing an escape route should the need ever arise.
Also in this, slightly more modern part of town are some of Rome's primary shopping streets, Via Cola di Rienzo in particular, providing many hours of retail therapy. Italy's national stadium, The "Stadio Olimpico" or Rome's Olympic Stadium, is a few kilometres north of the Atlante Star and our staff will be happy to organise match tickets if you'd like to catch a Serie A game while you're in town - Both Roma and Lazio, the city and the region's passionately supported rival football teams, share the Olympic Stadium and play home games on alternate weeks.