Rub shoulders with Rome’s giants at this luxurious retreat from the buzz of the city
Stay at Palazzo Manfredi and you’ll be sleeping next-door to the gladiators. This haven is directly across the street from the Colosseum and just steps away from the ruins of the largest gladiator training school ever discovered in the city. And while you’re perfectly placed to explore the ever-fascinating city of Rome, you can return at the end of each day to vibrant and luxurious Italian hospitality.
Palazzo Manfredi started life as a 17th century noble’s villa, and in its current guise is an elegant boutique bolthole for in-the-know travellers. Some bedrooms and suites offer direct views of the Colosseum itself, so you can feast your eyes on its ancient beauty while you’re sipping your morning tea in bed. Choose your room based on your mood; some are light-filled, modern spaces with pale velvet drapes and calming ceramics. Others are dramatic and cosseting, showcasing deep tones and softly textured walls.
Keep an evening free during your stay for a meal at Michelin-starred AROMA restaurant, an intimate but upscale space with a master of traditional Italian cooking at the helm. Enjoy an aperitivo at The Court, a buzzing bar that takes the art of mixology very seriously – and offers more of those unparalleled Colosseum views. And when you step outside, the attractions of Rome are, quite literally, on your doorstep. Get happily lost in the streets of The Eternal City and you’ll have plenty to write home about. If you want something extra-special, Palazzo Manfredi’s concierge can call in personal shoppers, luxury sports cars and private tours of the ruins.
Enjoy your stay!