When it comes to bed and breakfast in big historical cities it is not always easy to find a comfortable and charming accommodation: often B&Bs have a family management, warm, homemade, but lacking a bit of privacy or of those special pampering that we wish when we are traveling, whether it be for holiday or business. Finding a good bed and breakfast in Rome is not easy: the offer is very wide and making mistakes is easy.
At Casa Montani we found, simply, HOME! A bed and breakfast in Rome that I would call really charm, elegant, tastefully decorated and with a welcome that nothing has to envy to star hotels in a really perfect location for the tourist. Casa Montani is located in the very heart of Rome: from the beautiful 19th century building it overlooks the prestigious Porta del Popolo. Casa Montani is managed directly by the owners who have really put soul and heart in every detail, choosing furniture and fabrics from the best Italian and French brands and commissioning furniture of local craftsmen.
Each room is unique, beautiful and comfortable. Also the services are not those of a common bed and breakfast in Rome, they are attentive, researched, unique: air conditioning has individual adjustment also by area (and trust me, Rome already in May can be very hot!), Internet connection is high speed and free both via Cable that Wi-Fi, the large LED TV UHD (4k) has Sky and satellite TV, the minibar is well assorted (and the prices are not exorbitant!), the tea & coffee corner has a great selection of tea and coffee. And for us women… a luxurious marble bathroom with Frette linens and Hermès and Ferragamo toiletries and a real hair-dryer are perfectly functioning. Breakfast is on request and is served in the room: finally no more rides to arrive in time in the breakfast room, but a great breakfast, slow, with the family! Just like every morning breakfast in your life should be!
The view from the third floor of the beautiful building of Casa Montani looks at the rooftops of Rome and it’s really a dream for the tourist… my advice is to make Casa Montani your base for a weekend in Rome with your family: you can park your car easily both in the many garages available in the area, but also with a bit of luck in the street, and to move by feet, even with very young children. A few minutes from the hotel you will find: Piazza di Spagna, via Condotti, Via del Babuino, Trinità dei Monti, Villa Borghese. And in just 15-20 minutes walking you will reach Pantheon, Piazza Navona and San Pietro. And in a few Metro stops, you will reach the Colosseum. The entrance to the building is right in front of the line A metro stop (Flaminio-Piazza del Popolo) and the main public and tourist bus stops.
Here is a short walk in the name of fashion (but not only) in the historical center of Rome: through Porta del Popolo access to Piazza del Popolo (selfie with the obelisk and some street artist is a must!). Head towards Via del Babuino and prepare for the exclusive shopping of all the most prestigious international fashion brands: you will soon reach Piazza di Spagna. To admire in all its beauties! To continue a walk along the sign of fashion take via Condotti and continue through via del Corso to Piazza di San Lorenzo in Lucina. Then you can find some art and historical monuments along the Lungotevere: the Mausoleum of Augustus and the Ara Pacis Museum are just a few steps away.
For children, I propose a less fashionable walk that will provide to adults unique views of Rome and to children so much fun: from Piazza del Popolo climb towards Pincio park. Walking, get lost here, where you can take great pictures. You can continue towards the green park of Villa Borghese reaching also Bioparco (the Zoo of Rome). At the exit from Bioparco, you can deviate in the direction of some interesting museums, such as the Gallery of Modern Art or the Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia, or give your children an afternoon of fun at Museo Explora.