Casa di San Francesca Romana a Ponte Rotto
Via dei Vascellari, 61, Rome, Italy
Doubles from: $140
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Situated on a picturesque side street near the center of Trastevere, the Casa di San Francesca Romana a Ponte Rotto, is a quiet, splurge-worthy retreat.
Pros: Welcoming vibe. Free Wi-Fi. Lovely courtyard.
Cons: Prayerful setting setting might not be for everyone.
Once the home of the noble Ponziani family, and also visited by John XXIII, the Casa is now a unique and inviting bed and breakfast. The Casa di San Francisca Romana’s 37 rooms are simply decorated, with traditional tiled floors, beamed ceilings, unadorned walls and antique wooden furniture. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a TV and telephone. Some rooms come with balconies (ask ahead).
The modern private bathrooms have a shower and hair dryer.
The Casa di San Francesca Romana also boasts a spacious internal courtyard, meeting rooms, a chapel and some amazing religious artifacts. (It also wins our award for the biggest smiles given to visitors arriving at reception.)
The B&B is about a 10-minute walk from the center of Trastevere, where you can take Tram 8 to Largo Argentina and Rome’s historic center.
Note: The Casa is a retreat and place of prayer, so this is not a great choice if you’ll be making a noisy return in the early hours of the morning. Wi-Fi is available in in the common areas and breakfast is included in the room rate.
» Samantha Collins, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
About the Casa di San Francesca Romana a Ponte Rotto neighborhood
Perched on the western bank of the River Tiber just where it straddles Isola Tiberina, Trastevere is known for its artsy demeanor and picturesque, winding streets. This historically working-class neighborhood is terribly cute, and hip to boot. Trastevere is now home to numerous trendy and touristy bars, cafes, shops, restaurants, and a few tourist traps. Despite all this, we can't help it. We love Trastevere just the same.