San Giovanni and Esquilino are districts within the city of Rome, Italy. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in San Giovanni - Esquilino will discover that the former is named after the parish church of Rome, the Basilica di San Giovanni, whilst the latter is one of the iconic Seven Hills of Rome. It is hardly surprising to discover that these areas, being set within one of the world’s most visited cities, offers tourists a great choice of self catering rental accommodation, mainly in the form of apartments set within the many grand historical buildings.
The majority of visitors spending their holidays in the San-Giovanni -Esquilino districts are drawn to the wealth of historically and culturally fascinating landmarks and buildings to be found here. There are numerous organised guided tours available for tourists wishing to soak in the interesting historical facts whilst viewing the many sites. The more proactive tourist may alternatively wish to explore the region on their own steam, with the aid of a comprehensive guidebook.
Perhaps the first place visitors spending their holidays in San Giovanni-Esquilino will head to is the 9th Century Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica. The interior of this impressive building, which dominates the area’s skyline from its Esquilino hilltop location, is lavishly decorated with gold and houses a fascinating museum. Lovers of all things historical may also wish to visit the Museo della Liberazione and the more specialised National Museum of Musical Instruments. Also well worth a visit is the Santo Stefano Rotondo, which as the name suggests, is a uniquely round ancient church. Of course, visitors will find that many of the almost overwhelming wealth of cultural and architectural sites to be found within the ancient city of Rome are all within a metro or taxi ride away from the San Giovanni - Esquilino district.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in San Giovanni or Esquilino will discover that, as with much of this central region of Italy, these districts enjoy a Mediterranean climate. This means that summers are warm and dry, with temperatures often reaching the early 30s degrees Celsius. Winters tend to be milder, with temperatures averaging around 12 degrees Celsius. This region receives an average annual rainfall of around 15 inches.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in San Giovanni-Esquilino will first fly to the busy Rome-Fiumicino (FCO) international airport. There are numerous airlines operating regular and affordable flights here from the UK, to include Alitalia, British Airways, easyJet and BMI Baby. These flights depart from several regional UK airports, to include London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), East Midlands (EMA), Manchester (MAN) and Liverpool (LPL).