Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, also know as Piazza Vittorio, is located in the vibrant Esquilino district, the historical neighborhood named after one of the seven “Roman hills”. Parts of the surrounding area have undergone renovations and this ancient Roman quarter is certainly convenient in terms of easy access to Rome’s historical center.
From here you will be able to reach on foot the Coliseum, the Roman Forum and the Domus Aurea, Nero’s Golden house constructed after the great fire of Rome. Among other popular sites in this area, two of the four major Basilicas of Rome are easily reachable on foot: St. John the Lateran, the oldest church in town, and St. Mary the Mayor, considered by many to be the most beautiful church in Rome after St Peter's.
In this district you can also find the colorful "Mercato Esquilino" which is an indoor market of ancient origins where numerous booths display a bountiful array of tantalizing fruits and vegetables.
From the close Stazione Termini, the main railway station in Rome, you will be able to catch trains to Fiumicino and Ciampino airports as well as all destinations in Italy.