Set in a quiet residential neighbourhood on the Aventine Hill is the Hotel San Anselmo. An authentic 19th century villa combining ancient charm with modern comforts. Located directly opposite a Benedictine church, in one of the most beautiful areas of Rome: a few steps from the charming square of the Knights of Malta from the beautiful garden of orange, the monumental Basilica of Santa Sabina and the poetic municipal rose garden.
Essentially a large private villa with some 30 bedrooms the San Anselmo is full of personality thanks to a successful blend of Baroque antique-flair intermixed with contemporary pieces in the public spaces. Antique furnishings and crystal chandaliers mix with stainless steel fireplaces and graphic elements where poetry is scrawled on walls and Bisazza mosaic tiles feature in bathrooms.
Rooms are beautifully decorated with themes that hark back to the original Liberty period from when the villa was built. This blends with the use of warm coppery tones and plenty of sofas plus hidden spaces to relax, take a pause and read a book. Each room is characterized by an evocative name, A thousand kisses “Mille baci”, A thousand and a night “Mille e una notte”, Don’t you forget about me “Non ti scordar di me” and so on.
Some rooms have the bathtub on show with a starry sky, others have four-poster beds with imposing drapery, others have poems written on the walls, all have bathrooms with inlaid marble and water massage jacuzzi bathtubs. Some rooms enjoy a fantastic view of Rome, especially at dusk. But certainly the most special room is the gardener's shed Villa, whose ceiling is studded with LED lights, like the night sky of one of Rome's most romantic hills, the Aventino.
Breakfast is served in the garden in fine weather.