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Apartments in Castro Pretorio, Rome

Stay in Castro Pretorio, Rome’s best luxury homes, short term accommodation and apartment hotels

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Castro Pretorio is a bewildering blend of old and new, where you'll find ancient Roman landmarks fighting for space and attention with Brutalist architecture, contemporary Roman buildings and a frenzied throng of taxi drivers outside Termini train station. A vibrant, diverse neighbourhood, it has excellent transport links and an entrepreneurial flair that extends to a wealth of new hotels and thriving old school restaurants - visit Hostaria da Vincenzo for the lobster spaghetti. In terms of capturing attention, the Ancient Romans will probably win out being responsible for the Baths of Diocletian - the largest Imperial bathhouse in Rome, dating from 272 AD, while the neo-Renaissance Palazzo Massimo is stuffed with astonishing ancient sculptures and archaeological finds, the best being the garden frescos from the Villa of Livia. That said, the 1959 British Embassy built by Sir Basil Spence up by Porta Pia is worth a visit, not least because it walks you straight by Gelateria La Romana, the best ice cream shop in the world - try the pistachio topped with croccante all'amarena.