Buonanotte Garibaldi

Bed & Breakfast

Lavender shortbread and baked peaches for breakfast at this most artistic of homes. The courtyard with magnolia and orange trees is divine


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Cross the Tiber into maze-like Trastevere. Turn right for boisterous bars, left for cobblestoned tranquillity. Here lies a place that is small and special – an artistic find behind solid green doors. Fashion and textiles designer Luisa has transformed her studio and home into a vibrant three-bedroom B&B, and lives there with her son Ascanio – both are as welcoming as can be. Built around a beautiful sun-dappled courtyard, the house is a showcase for her creations. Two bedrooms, Tinto and Chocolate, are on the ground floor opening to the courtyard (orange trees and magnolias, a marvel in spring) while the Rome room is above with its own big terrace, heaven for honeymooners. 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 settees 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, lavender shortbread, baked peaches; a wonder. All this in Rome’s old heart – and Luisa’s lovable dog, Noa.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

7 January - 7 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Restaurants within walking distance.


Nightly price
from €210
Singles €168-€224.
3 Twin/doubles
From €210


This is a beautiful guest house and the studio of artist Luisa Longo, beautifully appointed, comfortable and friendly, with service second to none. Situated in a lively neighbourhood, with many restaurants, there is a tram stop close by for a five-minute ride into the centre (Piazza Venezia), or a ten-minute walk to the Vatican. My wife and I could not have wished for more.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ascanio Balbo

  • Try out hot breakfast, homemade cakes and pastries!