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Casa Howard, Via Sistina

Casa Howard Rome - Via Sistina in Rome, Italy.

Photo: Courtesy of Casa Howard

149 Via Sistina
Rome, 00187, Italy
TEL: 39 06 6992-4555

Design diehards will love the five individually decorated rooms in the B&B creation of Hotel de Russie architect Tommaso Ziffer. In contrast to its more sedate original location at 18 Via Capo le Case, rooms at this newer address are over-the-top; one is done up in black-and-white Op Art; another has clashing floral fabrics on everything, including the padded walls. But more than the bold striped wallpaper and color statements, it’s the little details—using dumpling baskets to hold soaps; breakfasts of homemade croissants and jams from the owner’s Tuscan farm—that give this property its personality. This is a smart (and popular) choice for any aesthetically inclined traveler, and a good deal more affordable than its fancier big sister. Book well ahead.

Room to Book: For absolute quiet in bustling Rome, book the Tommy or Indian rooms.

Insider Tip:

Take a steam in one of the traditional Turkish hammam baths.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • B&B/Guesthouse
  • Maid Service
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 5

Number of Suites:

Year Opened: 2000



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