||Via Margutta is magical, with enchanting atmospheres and a special charm all its own. As one of the most beautiful streets in Rome, it attracts artists, literati and movie directors.
This street used to be lined with warehouses and stables located behind the palazzos of Via del Babuino. These later became artisan shops, painters studios and antique stores (celebrated in the curious Fontana degli Artisti), thus creating the special ambiance that prevails today and welcomes visitors to Via Margutta. Hotel Forte is privileged among 3-star hotels in Rome since it is located precisely on this famous street (Via Margutta 61) welcoming guests in charming rooms with typical Roman friendliness.
Today Via Margutta has preserved its unique atmosphere and decor, and is one of the most elegant and beautiful of Rome. Here you will find top fashion houses and boutiques, coffee shops and exclusive restaurants, as well as picturesque and typical markets. What's more, every year, during the month of October there is the traditional Mostra dei Cento Pittori (Exhibition of One hundred Painters), an art show featuring Italian and international artists involving the whole street making for a very colorful festival. Many other typically Roman and international fairs take place in Via Margutta which attract VIP from the entertainment and fashion world and contribute in creating an exclusive and truly special environment.
At 100 meters from Hotel Forte, you will find Piazza di Spagna (the subway stops here) with the splendid Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti (Spanish Steps) and Barcaccia, one of the most beautiful Baroque fountains, a place in Rome renowned the world over for its beauty and liveliness. The hotel is also a few steps from Via Condotti for those who love doing their shopping in exclusive stores and from Via del Corso, lined with many shops and boutiques.
Through the Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti (Spanish Steps) you can get to Villa Borghese Park, the gorgeous Rome city park with buildings, gardens, small lakes, the famous Galoppatoio that hosts horse races in Piazza di Siena, and Galleria Borghese, an extraordinary collection of masterpieces by great artists (Bernini, Caravaggio, Rubens, Titian, Canova, etc.).
You will find it a very pleasant experience to walk along Via del Babuino and arrive in less than 10 minutes at Piazza del Popolo which is beautifully framed by the twin churches of Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Montesanto. This pedestrian paradise is one of the more elegant Roman areas, with very busy coffee houses and historic restaurants, set in the spectacular oval at the foot of Terrazza del Pincio.
Fontana di Trevi is only a little more than a 10-minute walk from the Pantheon. To visit archeological Rome of the Fori Imperiali and the Coliseum, you may take the very convenient buses that stop on Via del Corso, only 5 minutes from Hotel Forte, and also any line that goes to Saint Peter's.
Roman Holiday, other movies, songs and people of Via Margutta.
The house of Gregory Peck where Audrey Hepburn takes refuge in the unforgettable movie Roman Holiday can be admired at Via Margutta no. 33, and mysterious 13 was the backdrop for Il segno del Comando, the cult television series from the '70s. Director Federico Fellini also lived here and loved to take walks with Giulietta Masina. "… Love, look how beautiful the sky looks over via Margutta tonight…", this is a verse from a song called Via Margutta by Roman singer songwriter Luca Barbarossa…
How to reach us
From Rome Fiumicino Airport and from Rome Ciampino Airport, take one of the shuttles or train (Leonardo Express from Fiumicino and subways FM4 or FM6 from Ciampino) to Roma Termini. From here continue on as in the "By plane" paragraph.
From Stazione Termini, take subway line A and get off at the third stop "Spagna". Continue on foot to Piazza di Spagna, continue to your right along Via del Babuino for about 100 meters and turn on the first right at Via Alibert, continue on 50 meters more. You will have arrived, on your left, at the corner with Via Margutta, you will find Hotel Forte.
From all directions get on the Grande Raccordo Anulare (Ring Road), and take the exit at Via Salaria. Continue on Via Salaria for about 6 km, then straight along Via Pacini, cross Largo Tartini and continue on Via Pinciana. Travel for about one kilometer along the Villa Borghese Park, until you come across (past the Park entrance) the underground Autopark Villa Borghese. Park the car (paid parking) and continue to Piazza di Spagna going through the underpass. Hotel Forte is at 100 meters.