Colonna

No cars are allowed in this elegant niche nestled into the center of Rome.

Generally, shops in heavily touristed areas range from delightfully kitschy to unrestrainedly tacky. Not so in tiny Colonna, a neighborhood that manages to maintain its dignified elegance despite its location in the middle of Rome’s sightseeing epicenter. Retail storefronts on Via del Corso attract well-heeled Italians from around the nation and fashion cognoscente from around the world. Colonna's top-tier boutiques ensure that its visitors look strikingly put together while traipsing among the neighborhood's sprawling ruins.

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On the Map

Colonna is within Roma Centro and bordered by Sant'Eustachio, Parione, Pigna, Ponte, Sallustiano, Ludovisi, Trevi, and Campo Marzo

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Leonardo da Vinci Airport: 40 minutes by cab and Leonardo Express
Termini Station: 5 minutes by cab
The Colosseum: It's walkable
The Vatican: 20 minutes by public transit

Classic Elegance In the Heart of Roma Centro

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Colonna's blend of historical Italian institutions, high-fashion shopping avenues, and low-key outdoor restaurants gives this neighborhood a stately elegance amid the fast-paced frenzy of Rome's tourist-centric core.

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Some of Italy's most recognizable palaces overlook Colonna's streets, including the Members of Parliament House and the Baronial Palace.

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This modern-day neighborhood's new shops contrast the antique edifices that create its formidable backdrop.

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Shopping Along Colonna's Via del Corso

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Via del Corso's energy permeates the atmosphere in Colonna.

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This commercial corridor replaces central Rome's affinity for kitschy souvenir shops with high-end design inclinations.

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From brand-name buys to sidewalk purchases, you'll find something along Via del Corso to fit your budget.

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When the fluorescent lights of indoor stores get the best of you, take to the street.

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Plein air performers and outdoor artists await you along Via del Corso.

Trattorias and Cafes In Colonna

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Colonna is characterized by impeccable decorum, and its good taste extends beyond its Romanesque facades and high-profile shopping streets.

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Small trattorias, outdoor cafes, and just-like-your-grandmother-makes ristorantes tuck away in the winding alleys behind Via del Corso.

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Unfold your napkin and forget the time.

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Long meals are the best meals.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Diego Barone Lumaga lives in Naples, and works as both an IT engineer and a freelance photographer - though, he prefers the term, "photographic engineer." This collaboration with Airbnb gave him the opportunity to combine his love of travel with his photographic eye. It also led him to discover the many historical treasures of Rome, which he considers the greatest empire in history.

Diego Barone Lumaga

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