Small and special, an artistic find behind solid green doors. Fashion and textiles designer Luisa transformed her studio and home many years ago adding three guest bedrooms. Her son Ascanio skilfully manages guests. Built around a beautiful sun-dappled courtyard, the house is a showcase for Luisa’s creations. Two bedrooms, Tinto and Chocolate, are on the ground floor opening to the courtyard (a marvel in spring) while the Rome room above has its own big terrace.
Walls are clean and minimalist, bathrooms mosaic’d and sparkling; splashes of colour come from hand-painted organza. Yours to retire to — a winter treat — is a salon with stylish sofas and books on art and Rome. Charming staff, friendly and discreet, serve breakfast at an oval dining table surrounded by silk panels: fresh fruits, breads, meats, eggs how you like them.
Book onto a cookery class with Paola and Carlo, the chefs at Piazza San Cosimato; explore Rome.