Top 20 Ponte, Rome vacation rentals & luxury serviced apartments
Named for the bridge – the Ponte Principe – that stretches across the river towards Vatican City, this broad-bean shaped neighbourhood is home to many crowd-pleasing golden palazzos, many with inner courtyards free to be wandered into and admired. Even though the area is sliced in two by Corso Vittorio Emmanuele, one of Rome's most frenetic roads, you can dive down the nearest sides street and you'll immediately fins yourself in Renaissance surroundings. While there are many charming art galleries and pottery stores, be sure to tear your gaze up so as not to miss the century-old friezes and iconography preserved on the walls. Neighbours include the rich and famous – Fendi scions are known to live in the area – as well as a fair few pilgrims enjoying the proximity to the Vatican. Don't miss the astonishing façade of Santa Maria in Valicella, as well as the stunning works by Rubens inside.