As the name rightly suggests the excellent Crowne Plaza St. Peters is located close to The Vatican City in an area of Rome which is considerably less hectic than the madcap hustle and bustle for which the centre of the Eternal City is renowned. Situated in the district of La Pisana on the evocatively named Via aurelia antica this superior 4star property offers a wide range of facilities and an amazingly multilingual staff on hand at all times to assist with all manner of requests queries and questions. accomodation is provided in spacious and elegant guestrooms featuring modern comforts such as air conditioning satellite TV pay movies bathrobes iron and board safe minibar hospitality tray WIFI and a well equipped bathroom. In addition to offering a truly extensive leisure club facilities include outdoor and indoor pools tennis courts and gym there is also a comprehensive spa centre with indoor pool whirlpool sauna Turkish bath showers massages and treatments. Guests with a penchant for Italian cuisine will be delighted to know that there is a choice of two restaurants each offering the best in regional and Italian specialities including snacks alacarte menues and wines. Complementing the poolside bar there is also a relaxing piano bar an ideal venue where guests are able to unwind and enjoy a soothing aperitif or Prosecco after a hard days sightseeing.The hotel also provides a shuttle service to downtown Rome charged at a nominal rate. Guests should also note that children under 16 years of age are not permitted to use facilities in the Spa other than the swimming pools. additionally the Spa Centre is closed for regular maintenance twice a year; first two weeks of January and last week of Julyfirst week of august.