Babuino 181's three-storey renovated palazzo
Per una notte di oblio con stile, infine, scegliete uno dei boutique hotel esclusivi della città, come quelli di Rome Luxury Suites dell'hotelier Alberto Moncada di Paternò.
Not so long ago hotels began to hesitate about neon signs and too opulent front porches. Doormen in livery, revolving doors, stuffy flavor of lilies and tuberoses in the lobby
Babuino 181 is ideally located in the heart of Rome, just a few minutes walk from the Spanish Steps, the most expensive boutiques on Via Condotti, Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona
Breakfast at the boutique-hotel Babuino 181 is served on the terrace, which is built right on the roof. While enjoying coffee with cornetto, Italian croissant, you may watch awakening of the eternal city.
The history of Rome Luxury Suites began in the XVIII century when Marquis Francesco Patrizi built a palace on the Via Margutta, 54 for artists to work and live there.
For a night of oblivion with style, lastly, choose on of the exclusive boutique hotels in the city: like the ones of the Rome Luxury Suites of the hotelier Alberto Moncada di Paternò.
Sepia-toned photographic murals of iconic Roman monuments set the tone. This palazzo near the Spanish Steps retains original details—a cast-iron railing and Italian marble staircase—and, come this spring
Every year the Louis Vuitton City Guide updates the 500 addresses that make up the essence of selected European Cities: 5 star hotels, new neighbourhood bistros, restaurant run by young chefs and sophisticated pastry shops, design and chocolate, contemporary art, a host of beautiful things.
Woody Allen's latest film, To Rome With Love, opened last week. And in typical Woody fashion, this romp features an ensemble cast (Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Allen, Judy Davis, Roberto Benigni, Ellen Page, Greta Gerwig, and Penélope Cruz) whose mishaps, misdeeds, and misunderstandings play out against the backdrop of Italy's iconic capital.
Babuino 181, on the Via del Babuino, near the Piazza del Popolo, is a more modern take on luxury, with elegantly decorated rooms that invoke a stylized version of Rome’s Art Deco period between the wars.
The city of Bernini and Fellini continues to dazzle the eye and delight the palate, and its many new cultural treasures only add to its allure.
"The new kid on the block" in Rome. Restored, 19th century palazzo in a stellar location (between Piazzo del Popolo and the Spanish Steps), offering 14 suites with "modern, masculine, slightly Scandinavian design."
While the monuments and museums in Rome remain eternal, what we are most excited about are the city’s new boutique hotels.
Life seemed a bit better after pulling into a pretty Tuscan village and being told of another 45-minute delay. Within seconds we were ordering beers and panini in a family-run bar by the station, only to be screamed at by the guard for delaying his train.
Alberto Moncada di Paternò opens the door of a boutique hotel where one discovers a world of art, history and culture, but also a world of love for travel in an esoteric manner.
Enjoyable hotel accommodation is tough to find in the historical and fashion hub of old Rome, but Alberto Moncada di Paternò has been working wonders in the last couple of years...
Babuino 181's three-storey renovated palazzo has a quiet elegance that belies its city-central location, with luxurious suites decorated in earthy hues.
This three-storey renovated palazzo has a quiet elegance that belies its city-central location near the Spanish Steps, with luxurious but understated suites decorated in earthy hues. Returning to Babuino 181 after Roman adventures is like having your own high-end apartment, and there's a city-savvy concierge to boot.
Leave your washbag at home - bathrooms are stocked with sensual Comfort Zone products in big bottles. Don't worry if you forget your adaptors; the hotel has some you can borrow.
There's no restaurant or bar, just a host of local eateries to choose from, whether you're craving casual pizza or upmarket Italian sophistication.
None, but there are lots nearby.
Ask the hotel to book tickets for the Borghese Gallery, housed in the Villa Borghese. The paintings, sculptures and antiquities date back to Cardinal Scipione's 17th-century collection, and deserve at least an afternoon's browsing. Save time for the villa's gardens, which give the art a run for its money. Via del Babuino connects Piazza del Popolo to the Spanish Steps - visit both to tick some tourist boxes. This street is also one of Rome's shopping hotspots, with all the designer outposts present and correct: Prada, Chanel, Valentino, Tiffany & Co, Armani, Iceberg and Diesel.