As you enter the hotel’s front door, look to the left, et voilà! – there are the ruins of the Mercati di Traiano, the oldest shopping mall in the world.
Climb to the hotel’s top terrace and feast at small tables on fresh breads, cooked eggs, homemade cakes, and views over the rooftops of Rome. Marrying the service of a hotel with the independence of a home, the apartments of this ‘hotel diffuso’ are dispersed along the very same street. Join the locals for a gelato on the cosy Piazza Madonna, pop into Taverna dei Fori for a perfect carbonara. This is the arty, trendy neighbourhood of Monti, in the atmospheric heart of Rome. As you wander, you may catch glimpses between alleys of the Forum.
Return to plush furnishings and well-equipped kitchens in small intimate spaces; one apartment even has a terrace.