The Rione Prati doesn't offer simply a wonderful nightlife with its wide variety of public places, but also gathers many very different touristic treasures in a cozy area, thus creating a charming contrast between the ancient and the modern in all its splendor. In fact, the whole area is crowded with historical buildings dating back to the mid-nineteenth century like, for example, the Supreme Court of Cassation (also known as the Palazzaccio) and other monuments such as the churches surrounding the Vatican. Nearly all of them have artistic treasures hidden in their aisles, including: paintings, ancient mosaics, religious icons and sculptures, all of which are open to the public free of charge.
Italy is known world wide for its excellence in food and wine and Rome, as its capital, offers a huge number of trattorias, restaurants, and typical Italian tavernas. One of the best restaurants in Rome is located just here, close to Vatican Station bed and breakfast. At night, strolling around the romantic streets of Rome choosing the most suitable place to eat is an unforgettable experience, so if you are looking for something in particular just check out the various menus posted on the doorway of each restaurant and find the one that suits you best. On the other hand, if you prefer some advice, consider trying out a few of my personal favorite places listed in the bed and breakfast welcome notes. Nearby, you will also find several well known shopping streets such as via Candia, via Ottaviano and via Cola di Rienzo that, with all their tailor-shops and shoe-shops, will allow you to buy whatever you may desire.