Guest House Arco de' Tolomei

Bed & Breakfast
+39 0658 320819
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€100 - €230
per night

Gianna and Marco seem to have our readers in raptures - they love the welcome and the position of the B&B in Trastevere’s fascinating heart


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 3

Children welcome
Pets welcome

€100 - €230 per night

The Experience

A fascinating little B&B in the peaceful old Jewish quarter of Trastevere. The house has been in Marco’s family for 200 years – he and his wife Gianna are warmly sociable and look after you beautifully. They’re much travelled too and have filled the family home with bits and pieces from their journeys. Floor to ceiling shelves heave under the weight of books in the red drawing room, gorgeous pieces of art and sculpture beautify walls and tables, and floors are laid with exquisite parquet; there’s plenty of dark wood and every square inch gleams. The convivial oval dining table awaits guests eager to sample Gianna’s lavish breakfasts with homemade jams and lots of chatter. Bedrooms, reached through a guest sitting room, have bold flowers – pinks, reds, yellows – or pinstripes on the walls, a backdrop to handsome bedsteads and great little bathrooms, while the best have miniature staircases up to private terraces with views that roll down over the terracotta patchwork of Trastevere’s tiny roofs and fascinating web of streets.


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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



Nightly price
from €100
Singles from €125 to €180.
3 Twin/doubles
From €100
3 Triples
From €145


Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 50m.


We have just spent four very happy nights at the Arco de Tolomei, and everything really came up to, and exceeded our expectations. Such a relief to be well looked after, advised where to go, where to eat, and have tables booked. The area is perfect, everywhere within wallking distance so no need to worry about transport. Marco could not have been more helpful, and I hope we may return.

Jane, Folkingham

My first time in Rome and this b&b seemed an excellent choice. The location in a quiet side street in Trastevere was ideal. Most places are an easy and picturesque walk through Rome’s fascinating streets. Marco is a fantastic source of information on places to visit and to eat. Bedroom was comfortable, with a large en suite. I hope to go back!

Alison, Newport

We had a very enjoyable stay with Marco, and with his extensive local knowledge, kindness and generosity we saw the best of Rome. Homemade cakes (still warm) at breakfast ensured a perfect start to every day - don't miss this wonderful location. venue and home

Eddy, Norfolk

This was a delightful place to stay. Marco and his wife and staff were very warm and hospitable. Marco talks to all his guests over a delicious breakfast (including his wonderful home-made jam), taking a great interest in how they would like to spend their day. He suggests interesting places to visit apart from the well-known attractions of Rome, and also recommends local restaurants. Trastevere is a wonderful area. It has a wonderful atmosphere, good restaurants and is within easy walking distance of the centre of Rome. We very much enjoyed crossing the Tiber each morning and evening.


This is one of those gems you find every now and then. It’s a quirky little B&B situated in the less touristy part of the area which is both convenient and quiet. The room itself was pleasantly furnished with some tasteful bric-a-brac, air conditioning and a good sized terrace. The owners, Marco and Gianna, are an absolute delight and could not be more welcoming or more helpful. Marco knows all the local restaurants and will help plan your trips into Rome suggesting sites off the tourist routes that are just wonderful. Our next trip to Rome, accommodation is already chosen. A treasure.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Marco Fè d'Ostiani

  • Trastevere is the most characteristic area of Rome and there are lot's of restaurant and pubs for any taste and pocket from simple traditional "Trattorie" to some very good sea food place.
  • The river is less than 100 meters far from our B&B and it helps a lot when you have to come back after a long day around in the city
  • All the main sights are at a walking distance but in the evening when you'll come back you'll enjoy the quiet and relaxed atmosphere of a little village
  • The side of Trastevere is still an authentic area and not touristy
  • It's a pleasure to be back in a quiet side of the city after a long day walking through the main busy sights