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Don’t miss this better kept secret in Rome – as seen in The Guardian

Rome is the perfect city to enjoy the incredible romance of Renaissance palazzos, drink in the beautiful Baroque fountains and surround yourself with incredible Roman classical ruins. Wander out in the evening in that special pulsating energy that permeates the air in Rome, discover the perfect places to enjoy the buzzing aperitivo scene and continue on to choose from one of many great trattorias. Shop til you drop in the marvellous quirky shops, in streets that ooze character, culture and history. But where is the best spot to really take advantage of all that Rome has to offer? Rome better kept secret Residece Palazzo al Velabro-1 A better kept secret in Rome as seen in the Guardian Newspaper Whether you are in Rome for pleasure or business, of course, the best way to experience such an incredible city is to stay in its most historic part. The Guardian newspaper mentions one such possibility, describing it as “a better kept secret”…. This superbly located better kept secret is the 17th century palace: Residence Palazzo al Velabro. Take a permanent Rome vacation Residence Palazzo al Velabro can be found nestling between the Palatine hills and the historic Capitoline, in the Roman Forum valley near Circus Maximus. A stylish 4-star hotel with 33 luxurious serviced apartments, which the Guardian says: “…. has been converted into posh apartments complete with kitchenettes, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and all the other conveniences that most Roman apartments do not have. Consider taking a permanent Rome vacation.” Residence Palazzo Al Velabro apartment with amazing views Seamlessly stylish overlooking different landmarks The converted apartments are seamlessly stylish with modern facilities, yet a peak through your apartment window is a glimpse back into history. The setting is incredible, overlooking some of the world’s most important historic landmarks, including the Arch of Janus, the Temple of Vesta and La Bocca della Verità. A splendid Roman residence embraced by ancient landmarks Situated in the heart of the city, yet away from Rome’s traffic, this splendid Roman residence is embraced by ancient landmarks such as the Roman Forum, the Coliseum and the Capitoline Museums. Rome Arch of Janus Residence Palazzo al Velabro A 17th century façade welcomes you The Residence Palazzzo al Velabro has retained its 17th century façade, welcoming you into its spacious, elegant hall. The atmosphere is peaceful and warm, with a concierge waiting to assist you. Luxurious self-catering apartments with extraordinary views The luxurious self-catering apartments have recently been refurbished with charm, elegance, the utmost comfort and functionality. They face Piazza Bocca della Verità, with extraordinary views of Vesta’s Temple, Janus’ Arch and the Palatine Hill. The apartments with views of the Palatine Hill also have terraces. Residence Palazzo Al Velabro bedroom A perfect choice for the most discerning tourist or business traveller Its privileged position makes the Residence Palazzo al Velabro the perfect choice for the most discerning tourist or business traveller. Additionally there are a variety of apartment types on offer, some of which have been designed with families with children in mind, others which are ideal for business travellers, couples or friends exploring the Eternal City. All apartments offer free Wi-Fi, satellite and Sky television plus a direct telephone. Their elegant, functional design includes a completely equipped kitchen, adjustable heating and air conditioning. There’s also a daily cleaning service. Sports and relaxation You can begin your day with breakfast and relaxation in the refined lounge and breakfast room. For lovers of sports, the Residence Palazzo al Velabro has a spacious fitness area, equipped with state of the art machinery. There’s an on-site personal trainer available also. Residence Palazzo Al Velabro breakfast room Be sure to book with time Considering the amazing location, the extraordinary views, and the beautiful refurbished 17th century palace itself, rates are rather reasonable. However the Residence Palazzo al Velabro is a popular place to stay, so try to book with time. Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the Residence Palazzo al Velabro.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. Pictures are wonderful. Great Article! After reading your blog, I will definitely plan for Rome. I love to travel and explore new things as much as i can do.


  2. When in Rome … as the old saying goes .. stay in a luxury 17th Century Palazzo.

    I like the idea of the freedom of self-catering.

    The location is good too. Central Road can be very noisy what with whining mopeds, music and dancing plus locals having heated arguments about football. Also Romans often go to bed far later than me.

    A perfect Palazxo.

  3. Accommodation fit for a Roman Emperor. Even Caesar would have been impressed by the mod-cons and level of finish at this place. Beginning to think of a Rome Trip for next Spring, so searched for Rome on ALTB and found this. Prayers answered.

  4. I’ve never been to Rome but I’d want to stay somewhere pretty central so this sounds perfect. Strange that it’s a hidden gem when it sounds so well located with all the mod cons and luxuries you could want. It’s a fascinating structure. Just checked elsewhere and Residence Palazzo al Velabro gets some fantastic reviews. Sounds like the kind of place you’d want if you’re staying for a few weeks as well as a short holiday, a bit of a home away from home.

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