We’ve visited Rome in 9 days; parents with two daughters in their early twenties. We found Residenza Maritti on internet, it turns out to be a perfect choice!
Each room in Residenza Maritti is unique! At the end of our stay, our host Gianluca showed us his new project; another floor with rooms in the Maritti family home to receive guests. The building is a fully renovated eighteenth century palace built on Roman ruins, perfectly suitable to secure privacy for both guests and the family. For guests there soon will be three floors available. Accessible by the marble staircase and the small escalator each floor has its own entrance to a shared living-, kitchen and breakfast area to serve 4-5 rooms. The pleasant and spacey rooms furnished with comfortable beds have a separate bathroom each. Smooth Wifi and a computer is always at hand in the sitting room. For breakfast the fully equipped kitchen has tea, coffee, fresh fruit, eggs, bread and drinks. Daily the rooms are being cleaned by a friendly staff and Gianluca brings in the groceries to maintain the kitchen’s supplies. As we shared the kitchen, we’ve met other guests and were able to exchange experiences! A Belgian family explored the Via Appia Antica and the Catacombe di San Callisto by bike. Bici & Baci is a bike rental, just around the corner. Till 7 pm the bikes took us everywhere for € 11 a day each.
From the first moment on arrival we were welcomed by the ever so friendly Gianluca to his family home. He made us feel comfortable, took time to explain and give all kinds of helpful information regarding restaurants and places to visit. He showed us around and took us to the roof terrace to show the fantastic view! Located in the middle of Rome’s “Centro Storico” the Maritti Residenza overlooks the ruins of the Temple of Mars Ultor in the Forum of Augustus. The entrance is opposite the Arco dei Pantani, one of the two arches of the Forum of Augustus which gave access to the Subura. Gianluca told us before the excavations, in his grandmother’s time ca. 1929 you could just walk freely through the arch to the Roman Forum.
Not only situated so very near Fori Imperiali, Forum Romanum, the Trajan Markets, Colloseo and the Capitoline Hill the Residenza also lies against the cool Monti district. This “Rione Monti” has narrow streets, often winding uphill between palaces from different era’s with buzzing workshops and outlet stores and shops, entertainment clubs, old taverns and art galleries. It is the ancient Roman Subura, now called Suburra (old area under the city); an up-and-coming neighbourhood loved by a loyal local crowd.
Recommended by Gianluca’s this turned out to become our favourite restaurant: La Vacca M’ Briaca . “The drunken Cow” lies a short walk away in Monti’s Via Urbana. Our family became their often welcomed guest, we even enjoying their cooking during our last lunch in Rome. Furthermore more interesting palazzo and churches like San Pietro in Vincoli and two metro stations are on walking distance. A new “must see” Gianluca Maritti recommended is the Domus Romane inside the Palazzo Valentini, for a look inside an antique Roman home, a stone’s throw away.
The sight is breathtaking. Each time you look out of the window or leave the front door: you’re standing in the middle of the ancient city.
Because of it’s central location it was also very relaxing to be able to return to Via Tor de’ Conti 17, take a break and freshen up in the afternoon, between visits to the city’s many points of interest.
Whenever you plan a visit, stay in Rome as a Roman, visit the website and book! We highly recommend this place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Residenza Maritti is a B&B and guesthouse located in a eighteenth century palace built on Roman ruins, fully renovated in 1999, overlooking the ruins of the Temple of Mars Ultor in the Forum of Augustus. Here you will feel at home even if your stay is very short: our friendly welcome and hospitality will make you enjoy your stay. We offer our guests highly comfortable accommodation. In Residenza Maritti, you can stay in the environments intended for common use, free to use the kitchen and eat your meal in comfortable and spacious room. You can also, in the spaces, use internet and check your e-mail. Everyday from 08:00 to 10:00, you can access the buffet breakfast at our space dedicated to Art and Culture, "Lupigiada". You can choose this place for your parties, dinners, cocktails, aperitifs and events or theme nights. On request, for a minimum number of 12 persons it is possible to organize food and wine tastings with the highest quality products guided by expert sommeliers. ... more less
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