Celio. There's much more to brag about than proximity to the Colosseum at this chic boutique hotel. Each of the small guest rooms is named after famous Italian painters such as Tiziano, Cellini, and Michelangelo and its decor represents the work of the artist—all are sumptuously frescoed and have French windows and elegant, marble-tiled bathrooms (some with Jacuzzis). The hotel is wonderfully situated on the romantic Celian Hill, just a stroll from the Santi Quattro
Coronati Church and the Villa Celimontana park. Other perks are the rooftop terrace where breakfast is served in warmer months and a fitness center.