Your Balboa holidays in Rome

Let's plan your Balboa Holiday in Rome! Not only a workshop with such international super star teachers, not only 3 fantastic parties but...take your time to visit the Eternal City on Friday and Monday because the workshop classes are all concentrated on Saturday and Sunday and we have also carefully planned the workshop schedule so that it leaves you free time to enjoy before the evening parties!
This year again our main location is Brancaccio Palace where Classes and night Parties will be held.

We suggest to find accommodation in the area around Santa Maria Maggiore square, with its outstanding Basilica that is worth visiting, or Colle Oppio and Monti areas, just on top of one of the famous 7 hills, the Esquilino. The neighbourhood is a residential and commercial area just in the heart of Rome.

There is a Metro stop just near Brancaccio palace, 10 min. walking: Vittorio Emanuele.

The Monti neighbourhood has a bohemian atmosphere and it is one of the perfect places for your Roman holidays: "Monti is central Rome's secret urban village. Tourists dutifully tick off the Colosseum, the Quirinal hill, the imposing Santa Maria Maggiore basilica, but tend to ignore what lies between them, assuming "there's nothing to see" – and so missing out on one of the city's most charming old residential neighbourhoods.
Once this was the Suburra – a crowded inner-city district nestled right up against the Empire's centre of power, and eventually divided from it by a long wall, designed to protect the Forum from the regular fires that would break out in a district colonised by craftsmen, chancers and sex workers. Today its ochre-washed houses on cobblestone lanes are prime real estate, inhabited by architects, trust-fund screenwriters and other well-heeled creative types. But despite the gentrification, Monti retains a bohemian edge, and has become one of Rome's most rewarding areas for alternative fashion, gourmet street food and alfresco cafe culture…" (The Guardian)

There are lots of shops and businesses around Brancaccio palace: there is a very popular and historical gelateria “Fassi” in Principe Eugenio street.


Domus Helena

Via Ferruccio, 25 - 00185 Roma - Tel +39 06772751
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The area offers a bunch of places to stay, just search hotels/b&b near Brancaccio palace, you will find many, such as:
Relais Santa Maria Maggiore
Brancaccio Luxury Suite
B&B La Torre
B&B Chez Liviana
Just Chilling Suite
New Generation Hostel Rome Center

You can also search on:
Trip Advisor
Case Vacanza


From Ciampino Airport - Termini Station

Termini Station: SITA or Shuttlebus coach services, buy tickets outside Arrivals so you don’t have to queue for the Terravision bus with the rest of the plane.

From Fiumicino Airport - Termini Station

Leonardo Express train: there is a train shuttle that runs every 20 minutes, and which will take you directly to Termini Railway Central Station. It is very fast, as it takes only 30 minutes. Then follow the directions below.

Termini Station – Brancaccio Palace

Although Vittorio Emanuele Metro Station is closest, it’s quicker to exit Termini Station on Via Giolitti and walk – with the help of google maps you can easily reach us!

Here you can find useful tips about public transport in Rome:


From the airports should cost a fixed rate but be extra vigilant. There’s really no sense in taking a taxi from Termini as we are within easy walking distance from there.
Taxi App:
The most common numbers are 060609 (Rome city) and 063570 (largest radio-taxi operator in Rome.) Other numbers include 066645, 065551, 064994, 064157.
If you are using a cell phone from another country, make sure to dial +39 first (country code for Italy.)

What to see close to us

Within 10 minutes on foot:

  • Basilica of St Mary Major
  • Basilica of St John Lateran
  • Coliseum
  • Domus Aurea
  • Imperial Roman Forum
  • Basilica of Saint Praxedes

and also:

  • Piazza Repubblica – 1 stop - 2 mins by Metro Line A from Termini
  • Piazza Barberini and the Trevi Fountain – 2 stops / 5 mins by Metro Line A from Termini
  • Spanish Steps – 3 stops / 6 mins by Metro Line A from Termini
  • Circus Maximus – 3 stops / 5 mins by Metro Line B from Termini
  • St Peters Basilica, the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel – 6 stops / 15 mins by Metro Line A