Literally across the street from Vatican City limits, Residenza Paolo can legitimately claim it’s “steps from St. Peter’s.” Taking breakfast on the rooftop terrace is a special treat, as this narrow strip overlooks St. Peter’s Square—if your timing’s right, you’ll see the Pope blessing crowds on Sunday. (There’s bar service on the terrace from 4pm onward.) Old-worldy rooms feature tile or hardwood floors, heavy drapes, Oriental rugs, and quality beds, though standard guest rooms can be a bit “cozy.”