Where we are

The Hotel Napoleon offers its guests the advantage of a very central and well-connected location to visit Rome. You can easily reach all of Rome’ s attractions either on foot or by Metro (underground/subway).

There is a walking distance of only a few minutes from the hotel to many of the historic sites in Rome like the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the big Basilicas of Santa Maria Maggiore and San Giovanni in Laterano. Walking a bit further, you reach the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and other popular sights of Rome.

The Metro stop Vittorio Emanuele is a few meters from the hotel, enables our guests to complete the tour of Rome, visiting the St. Peter’s Basilica and Vatican Museums. Rome-Termini, the main train and Metro station, is 15-minutes walk or just one stop by Metro.

The Hotel Napoleon is located in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele – Rione Esquilino, between the gardens of the square and Via Merulana.

Airport Transfer

Private TransferTransfer from/to the Airports:
Sedan € 45 one-way transfer (max 4 persons).
Mini-bus € 55 one-way transfer (max 8 persons).
Bus € 110 one-way transfer
(max 14 persons).
For transfer from/to Civitavecchia Port please contact concierge@napoleon.it
by sedan, mini-bus and bus with driver from/to the airports and port.

Parking garage

Parking garageCovered parking garage – price from € 18 to € 25 for 24h depending on the size of the car. at 300 Mt from the hotel. Valet parking available.

The Roma PassYou can choose to insert the Roma Pass in your reservation or request availability directly at the hotel. Click on the icon for more info is the card that offers reductions to enjoy the beauties of Rome.

The Concierge staff can make reservations for guided tours – click on the icon for more information – of Rome.

Map of Rome

Map of Rome available at the reception.

Tickets and stamps

Available underground, bus tickets and stamps.


Airport-Hotel on arrival or on return.

Available on requestPrivate transfer by sedan.
– Max. capacity 4 passengers.
– Price for one run only.

Select the option during the reservation:
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Please send your flight details in advance to organize the pick-up.
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Itineraries by foot
Roman Forum - Rome, Italy

Towards the West, less than 1 km away you will find the most famous monument of Rome: the Colosseum and the great archaeological area of Roman Forum, the Holy Way, the Palatine Hill, and the Traianei Markets. A route weaving its way among the capital’s celebrated sites, starting with the Colosseum. Soak up the atmosphere of ancient Rome in all its splendour, in the very streets which made this city “eternal”.

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San Giovanni in Laterano Basilica - Rome, Italy

Towards the South you will find the Basilica of Santa Croce, the Basilica of San Giovanni and the Lateranensi Palaces. It is a route unwinding between two splendid piazzas: the eighteenth century square fanning out before the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, which has become by some strange turn of fate the lay meeting point for demonstrations which regularly take places here and that of the Church of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme with its adjoining Museum of Musical Instruments.

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Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica - Rome, Italy

You cross the Rione Monti which was the most densely populated area in ancient Rome, a labyrinth of alleyways, small shops and markets. Today it continues to keep this popular connotation accompanied, however, by a most innovative side that make the slums one of the most innovative areas of the City, full of bars and restaurants. Ruling sovereign over the entire district is the imposing Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore overlooking the piazza of the same name.

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Magic Door - Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, Rome Italy

An itinerary to discover the Oppian and the Esquiline Hill, one of the seven hills of ancient Rome where everywhere there are traces of the ancient past.

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Piazza Vittorio Emanuele

The gardens – between history and legend

In the middle of the square there is a big garden (recently restored) that exposes remains of the so called Marios’ trophies: a ruin of a fountain from the Severian Age. The remains of the antique Villa of Prince Poniatowsky, a noble of Polish origin and famous alchemist of ‘700, where the “Magic Door“, gives more interest in visiting the park. You can find alchemic symbols on the ancient pillars, and the legend says that there is a magic formula hidden there about transforming simple metals into gold!

To visit around

Around the park there are several stands to drink something and flower stands and in the surroundings of Piazza Vittorio you find plenty of restaurants, some of them are the most important ones of Rome. Close to Piazza Vittorio, in Principe Eugenio Street, you find “Il Palazzo del Freddo” the most antique ice cream shop in Italy, renowned in the world for an excellent artisan ice cream. The building exposes objects and documents that tell of the history of Italy. It is worth a visit is the Esquilino market, that once was in Piazza Vittorio and nowadays is in a building close to the square. The Romans call it “the producers’ market”: A lovely mix with fresh and tasty products from the local farmers, Indians and Middle Eastern salesmen.

The events and the summer cinema

During the summer season Piazza Vittorio offers music festivals and open-air cinema together with several theatrical, photographical and artistic events. All these events enrich Piazza Vittorio with magic and creative energy.

History and architecture

The architect Kock projected today’s square between 1882 and 1887: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, centre of Rione Esquilino. It was named after the first King of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II.
Piazza Vittorio, as it is called more commonly, is a wide rectangular square completely surrounded by arcades in Piemontese style, the only one of this type in Rome and with its dimensions of 316×147 side meters, is one of the biggest squares of the Capital.

The famous Band and the “spirit of the square”

The Orchestra of Piazza Vittorio, also well known through a successful film with the same name, represents probably better than anything else the real spirit of Piazza Vittorio: A cosmopolitan melting-pot, active and able to express a high level of culture and art.

Entertainment in the area

We are pleased to be able to suggest several place around the Hotel Napoleon in which to spend your evenings. In the area you can find several good restaurants, pubs and trendy clubs. Many places frequented until late are in the Monti district, 500 meters from Piazza Vittorio, and at 1 km in the district of San Lorenzo, once a workers quarter and today a popular neighbourhood in particular among young people and students.


  • Al Cavallino Bianco Via Emanuele Filiberto 27 00185 Roma – Tel. 06 7049 7915
  • La RomAntica Via Emanuele Filiberto 52 00185 Roma – Tel. 06 77071935
  • Danilo Via Petrarca 13 00185 Roma – Tel. 06 77200111
  • Trattoria Morgana Via Mecenate 19/21 00184 Roma – Tel. 06 4873122
  • Il Tempio di Mecenate Largo Leopardi 14/18 00185 Roma
  • Il Tempio Di Iside Via P.Verri 11 Roma – Tel. 067004741
  • Baia Chia Ristorante Sardo via Machiavelli 5/A Roma – Tel. 0670453452
  • Cottura Zero Gradi Via Labicana 50 Roma – Tel. 0677204025
  • Himalaya’s Kashmir Via Principe Amedeo 325/327 Roma – Tel. 06 4461072 – Ristorante Indiano
  • Trattoria Monti Via Di San Vito 13 00185 Roma – Tel. 06 4466573
  • Vecchia Roma Via Ferruccio, 12/b/c, 00185 Roma RM Telefono: 06 446 7143
  • Pizzeria Est Est Est Via Genova 32 00184 Roma – Tel. 06 4881107
  • Hang Zhou via S. Martino ai Monti 33/C 00184 Roma – Tel. 064872732
  • I Clementini Via S. Giovanni in Laterano 106 – Tel. 06 70450935
  • Charly’s Sauciere Via San Giovanni in Laterano 270 Roma – Tel. 06 70495666
  • Naumachia Via Celimontana 7 Roma – Tel. 06 7002764
  • Trattoria Pommidoro Piazza dei Sanniti, 44, 00185 Roma – Tel. 06 445 2692

Coffee / Ice-cream shop

  • Palazzo Del Freddo Giovanni Fassi Via Principe Eugenio 67 00185 Roma – Phone +39 06 4464740
  • Pasticceria Regoli Via dello Statuto 60 00185 Roma – Phone +39 06 4872812
  • Antica Biscotteria Via Carlo Botta 21/23 Roma – Phone +39 06 70454229
  • Panella L’arte del Pane Via Merulana Roma – Phone +39 06 5400185

Gatsby Cafe
Gatsby Cafe - Piazza Vittorio Emanuele 106, Rome (0-minute walk)

Club / Pub / Winery

  • GATSBY CAFFE’ Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 106, 00185 Telefono 06 6933 9626
  • Club Machiavelli’s Associazione Culturale Via Machiavelli 49 – Roma Tel. 06 7001757
  • Le Caveau Via Conte Verde, 6  00185 Roma Telefono: 06 446 4744
  • Caronte Wine Bar Via Machiavelli, 23, 00185 Roma RM Telefono: 06 700 1984
  • Fiddlers Elbow Via dell Olmata 43 00184 Roma – Tel. 06 4872110
  • Druids Rock Pub Piazza Dell’Esquilino 1 00184 Roma – Tel. 06 474 1326
  • Druids Den Irish Pub Via San Martino ai Monti 28 00184 Roma – Tel. 06 4890 4781
  • Ai Tre Scalini – Bottiglieria dal 1895 – Via Panisperna, 251 00184 Roma
  • La Barrique Via del Boschetto 41 00184 Roma – Tel. 06 4782 5953‎
  • Vineria Monti Doc Via Giovanni Lanza, 93 00184 Roma – Tel. 06 4872696
  • Ice Club Via della Madonna dei Monti18 – 00184 Roma

Distances main points of interest

Most Popular Landmarks

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II0.1 km
Auditorium di Mecenate0.3 km
Parco di Colle Oppio0.5 km
Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica0.5 km
Domus Aurea0.6 km
Santa Prassede0.6 km
San Giovanni in Laterano Basilica0.9 km
San Clemente Basilica0.9 km
S. Croce in Gerusalemme Basilica1.0 km
Colosseum1.0 km
Roman Forum1.5 km
Piazza della Repubblica1.3 km
Piazza Del Quirinale1.5 km
Piazza Venezia1.8 km
Trevi Fountain1.9 km
Spanish Steps2.2 km
Via Veneto2.4 km
Piazza Navona2.6 km
Campo de' Fiori2.6 km
Pantheon2.7 km
Castel Sant'Angelo3.3 km
St. Peter's Basilica4.1 km
Vatican Museums4.4 km


National Museum of Oriental Art0.3 km
Palazzo Merulana – events and cultural activities0.6 km
National Roman Museum0.9 km
Capitolini Museums1.8 km


Gatsby Cafè Cafe/Bar0 km
Machiavelli’s Club Restaurant0.1 km
Caronte Cafe/Bar0.1 km
Tempio di Mecenate Restaurant0.2 km
Danilo Restaurant0.2 km
Esquilino Market0.6 km
Rione Monti0.6 km
San Lorenzo District0.9 km
Piazza Campo de Fiori2.6 km
Rione Trastevere2.8 km


Termini Shopping center1.0 km
Via Nazionale1.5 km
Via Appia Nuova1.1 km
Via Frattina2.5 km
Via del Corso2.6 km
Via Condotti2.7 km


Brancaccio Theatre0.2 km
Ambra Iovinelli Theatre0.4 km
Opera Theatre of Rome1.0 km


Olympic Stadium8.5 km
Foro Italico 8.3 km
Flaminio Stadium7.5 km
Palalottomatica11 km

Underground Stations

Vittorio Emanuele10 m
Manzoni0.5 km
Cavour0.8 km
Termini0.9 km
San Giovanni1.1 km
Colosseo1.1 km

Railway Stations

Roma Termini Station
(Air Terminal)
0.9 km
Tiburtina Station 3.8 km
Tuscolana Station2.7 km

Airports and Harbor

Fiumicino (FCO) 22.6 km
Ciampino (CIA) 13.0 km
Civitavecchia78.2 km


ENPAM0.2 km
Ingegneria Informatica Dep.0.4 km
Cavour congress center0.9 km
CNR1.5 km
La Sapienza University1.6 km
Via Bissolati1.8 km
Prati district4.2 km
Eur district10 km