Popolo – Spagna
If you are looking for somewhere to live in this part of town head for the charming Via Margutta nestled under the Pincio hill. It was once a warren of artists’ studios, but is now an up market area where you will be paying over the odds. There are picturesque apartments on the numerous streets that lead from Via del Babuino to Via del Corso but they are almost inaccessible by car.
It is still the best, most fashionable and most expensive shopping area in town and you can wander from Bulgari, to Gucci, Fendi, Max Mara, Armani and Plenty more in just a few minutes. It is full of excellent restaurants, as well as top hotels such as the Hassler, d’Inghilterra, the Plaza and de Russie. There is a real buzz about this area but head towards Piazza del Popolo if you are looking for some quiet. There is a busy metro stop in Piazza di Spagna and one just off Piazza del Popolo; there are always plenty of taxis but hardly any buses.