Top 20 Ponte, Rome vacation rentals & luxury serviced apartments
Named for the bridge - the Ponte Principe - that stretches from the area towards Vatican City, this broad bean shaped neighbourhood is home to many a crowd-pleasing golden palazzi, many with inner courtyards free to be wandered into and admired. Despite being sliced through by Corso Vittorio Emmanuele, one of Rome's most frenetic roads, if they are courageous enough to simply plunge down the nearest side street, visitors will find themselves in thoroughly 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 picturesque proximity to the Vatican. Don't miss the astonishing facade of Santa Maria in Valicella, as well as the stunning works by Rubens within, then, sated with churches, head round the corner to the inimitable Giulio, Passimi L'Olio for delicious pasta, and one of the city's most extensive wine lists.