Domus Aventina. The best part of this quaint, friendly hotel is that it's situated between two of Rome's loveliest gardens—a municipal rose garden and Rome's famous Orange Garden—in the heart of the historic Aventine district not far from the Temple to Mithras and the House of Aquila and Priscilla (where St. Peter touched down). The 17th-century facade has been restored so it almost looks modern—ditto for the inside, where guest rooms have comfortable modern
decor, with wall-to-wall carpeting, fabrics in warm tones, and prints of the city on the walls. Half the rooms also have balconies.