Top 20 Regola, Rome vacation rentals & luxury serviced apartments
With its tightly woven tangle of cobbled streets and caramel-coloured palazzos, Regola is the picture-perfect Rome of legend, albeit with more selfie sticks. You'll find the odd princess and ancient artist still in residence, but most of your neighbours in the high-ceilinged apartments will be fellow tourists, as Roman landlords make the most of the international quest for La Dolce Vita and Eat, Pray, Love-validated pasta fever. Every narrow street leads to another beautiful vista, and it's advisable to stay on your feet – partly for the views, partly because public transport hasn't really made it as far as the city centre. Take a stroll under Michelangelo's bridge on Via Giulia, possibly Rome's most beautiful street, admire the Baroque lasciviousness of Carracci's frescos inside Palazzo Farnese and have a restorative aperitivo at Il Gochetto on Via di Monserrato, a wine bar favoured by the best-dressed Romans.