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Casa Montani

City Centre, Rome, Italy

Activities

  • Visit the great disc of Piazza del Popolo, which could hardly be closer, and see its central obelisk and the Caravaggios and Raphael chapel in the church of Maria del Popolo

  • Wander up to the views from Pincio Hill, then explore drop-dead gorgeous Villa Borghese, its magnificent Galleria Borghese and its tranquil gardens

  • Head east for Il Vittoriano - the mammoth, monstrous yet undeniably impressive white-marble Victory Monument

  • Decide for yourself whether Richard Meier’s Ara Pacis building is exquisite or an eyesore

  • Window-shop in the glamorous designer-laden grid of streets that make up Tridente, and settle on the Spanish Steps for some serious people watching

  • Meander through the historic centre to Piazza Navona and the majestic Pantheon

  • Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain to ensure you return to Rome, as there are a myriad other sights to see including the Forum, the Coliseum, Trastevere, St Peter's Square, the Vatican...

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Cycling
  • Food and wine
  • Historical sites
  • Language courses
  • Museums/galleries
  • Nightlife
  • Private guided tours
  • Shopping/markets
Save to favouritesPrintMailCasa MontaniCasa Montani overlooks Porta del Popolo, the old Roman gateway that was once the main entrance to the city for visitors from the north, and which leads onto the spectacular disc of Piazza del Popolo. The Casa, tucked away on the third floor, is one of Romeís new breed of discreet townhouse conversions, and has been in the family for generations: Giuseppe Montaniís great-grandfather bought the place directly from the builder in 1916. Today, the casa is not a hotel, but an intimate upper-range guesthouse. Itís a labour of love, designed by architect Liliana Sciacca, and decorated by its French-Italian owners with custom-made furniture (such as glossy lacquered desks) and original paintings by Giuseppe Butera. The lobby-reception has walls hand-painted by Philippe Gandon in bold black and white stripes that call to mind 1930s chic, or Audrey Hepburn photographed by Cecil Beaton. For the standard of comfort, for the design and fittings, for the location, and for Rome, prices are reasonable.

Book this hotelfrom 129EUR

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a bottle of Pinot di Pinot at time of stay

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