Hello: my boyfriend and I will be traveling to Rome in late August / early September and are having difficulty in deciding where to look for a 'central' hotel. We plan on taking several day trips outside of the city, and would be treating the hotel as our home base - so safe and clean are a must. Some of the hotels we're considering are: Hotel Ripa, Starhotels Michelangelo and Palazzo Cardinal Cesi (in the Vatican and Trastevere areas). Good idea? Bad idea? Please help!