Ever slept in a Medieval tower? This elegant boutique hotel in Rome offers a one of a kind experience
Romans must have walked by a million times without noticing this gem perched on the corner of via delle Tre Cannelle. Residenza Torre Colonna is a hotel in Rome like no other. Built in 1247, this is the last remaining tower that belonged to the rich families who once ruled Rome. Within its walls, the secrets of over 800 years still whisper.
When she acquired the ancient edifice, owner Sarah recalls walking up the tower with torches and dreaming of transforming it into a home. What resulted is a gorgeous state-of the art hotel in the heart of Rome, and a gift to society: the opportunity to experience a piece of Roman history in a truly intimate way.
The boutique hotel in Rome has just 5 rooms (three Doubles and two Triples), which offers a truly personalized experience for every guest. The rooms feature a large bathroom with a stone tub and hydro-massage shower, and are equipped with a walk-in closet, espresso station, touch-screen computer, internet and SkyTV. From the wood beams lining the decorated ceilings, to the floors made of the very terracotta that once reinforced the walls, every detail adds to the design. In fact, each corner of hotel Torre di Colonna holds a piece of history. The doors were restored from an 18th century convent nearby, and the outer walls of the tower are made of the real ancient Roman bricks taken from the Roman Forum in the 17th century.
You have the option of taking the elegant glass elevator between the brick walls adorned with artwork, or walk up the staircase to reach the terrace at the top of di Colonna. The iron staircase transforms into clear glass steps beneath your feet, leading to a panoramic view that will take your breath away. Truly a feast for your eyes, the rooftops of Rome, the Colosseum, Saint Peter’s Basilica, and Pantheon all seem within reach. With its rustic charm, modern amenities, location two minutes from Piazza Venezia in the centre of Rome, a stay in Residenza Torre di Colonna should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Via Delle Tre Cannelle, 18 (Piazza Venezia)
Free wi-fi internet
“Handy” a free mobile smartphone for guests’ personal use
Nespresso machine with free tea and coffee in each room
A spa and wellness centre are available on request 500 metres away (www.romeing.it/spa-benessere-argileto-rome/)