Costaguti Experience

I recently dropped by to check out Rome’s newest luxury accommodation, in the 16th century Palazzo Costaguti. Anyone who has been to Rome knows the building from the piazza it faces onto: Piazza Mattei, and the delectable “turtle fountain” at its center. But few have had the privilege of entering Palazzo Costaguti, not to speak of the glorious piano nobile. The lavish apartment has been expertly renovated and furnished to …

Hotel Donna Camilla Savelli

This converted monastery in Trastevere,  at the edge of the Janiculum hill, is a quiet respite from the city within a short walk of many great cultural sites. Highlights include a beautifully landscaped courtyard where breakfast and snacks are served in the nice season and a roof terrace with a view across Trastevere.  An added plus, unique to this hotel, is the chapel by Baroque architect Francesco Borromini. He also designed the …