ABOVE: The garden of the Hotel Abbazia.
INSET: A view of the Scalzi Church across the courtyard, and the monks'
pulpit in the hotel lounge.
Location: Down a quiet side street
near the Santa
Lucia Railroad Station.
want a comfortable, interesting, moderately-priced hotel near the train
station but off the main tourist route.
Don't let the location fool you: Despite its proximity to the
Ferrovia (as locals call the railroad station), the Abbazia offers
a healthy dose of charm and history.
50-room hotel is in a former Carmelite monastery, and the huge lounge
(once the abbey's refectory) still contains a wooden pulpit where monks
used to read from the Scriptures during meals. In nice weather, you can
have breakfast or relax after sightseeing in the restored monastery
Several categories of rooms are available (with some overlooking the
garden), and free Wi-Fi is offered throughout the hotel.
In the first photo, the Hotel Abbazia is near the
top of the frame, down the Calle Priuli dei Cavalletti just behind
the Scalzi Church and the railroad station. Near the bottom left
corner of the image is the
which leads into the Piazzale
Roma (where you can catch
land taxis, or the
People Mover to
Marittima cruise basin and the
The second photo is a close-up of the Calle Priuli
dei Cavalletti. The Hotel Abbazzia is near the bottom of the
picture, by the word "Cavalletti."