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Arco de Tolomei is an elegant B & B
The Arco de Tolomei is an elegant B&B located in the heart of Trastevere. The rooms are beautifully decorated and our family of five was very comfortable there. We felt like we were staying in someone's lovely home, and indeed, the owners were very charming, helpfuland delightful to talk to. We enjoyed having a sitting room outside the dining rooom where we could sit and read or use the Internet. The breakfasts were outstanding -- complete with homemade coffee cakes, fresh fruits, cereals, yoghurts and even cold cuts -- all elegantly served.
We would highly recommend the Arco de Tolomei to anyone going to Rome. It's location is also highly desirable as it's the oldest part of Rome, very charming and within walking distance to all the major landmarks.
Exquisite and Charming in Trastavere
EVERYONE at Residenza Arco dei Tolomei was gracious to us......warm and friendly hospitality, beautifully presented and tasty breakfasts served in a gorgeous dining room.
The rooms were exquisitely decorated and our stay a true delight. We will return and stay again. Thank You Marco and ALL!!!!!!! Our FIRST TRIP to Rome was so very special because of you. The special SURPRISE dinner at your chosen location and the arrangements you made for our Rome at Night view of the monuments is STILL being discussed. Grazie!!!!
Rome at is best
We stayed at Residenza Arco dei Tolomei for 8 days in May. It was really nice. We had a lovely terrace, very quiet. We went to every monument by foot, even if we had bought a bus pass for the week. Our hosts Marco and Gianna were charming. If we ever go back to Rome this will be our place
Should I be honest?
This is a tricky one: If I truly write how great a place this lovely B&B is, everyone will want to come. And when I next come to Rome all rooms will be booked, and then what will I do ;-)
Seriously, Arco dei Tolomei is a charming guest house, with very welcoming people, lovely rooms (especially if you're lucky to have one with a terrace), and it's ideally situated for exploring Rome on foot. Nice touch: the free mineral water and access to the web.
If there were Kleenex boxes in the rooms/bathrooms and cheese was added to the above average (by Italian standards, mind you) breakfast, this place would be truly perfect.
A Perfect B&B in Rome
This is a beautiful B & B, within easy walking to all the major sites. If you prefer a cab, there is a taxi stand on the next block. Our hosts were very helpful in recommending sites and walks. The B&B is in a quiet location, which was appreciated after a long day site seeing. I was pleased to find that the rooms actually looked like the photos. Having internet access was particularly appreciated. The "Italian" breakfast with fruits and homemade cakes, was delicious and all we needed until we had either an early dinner or late lunch. Trastevere is an interesting community, filled with restaurants and the locals. We were very happy that we stayed on this side of the river. We will definately stay at Arco dei Tolomei for our next visit.
A gem in Trastevere...
The purpose of our recent visit to Rome was twofold -- to see as much of the city as we could in our week-plus stay, and to visit with our son, who was spending his spring semester studying at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies on the Janiculum Hill. We thought a Trastevere location might work well for us, being roughly equidistant from the Janiculum and the Centro Storico. A friend and travel agent suggested the Residenza Arco dei Tolomei -- which proved to be an ideal spot to rendezvous with our son, to begin walking tours in all directions, and to return home to each evening. A wealth of restaurants, cafes, and gelaterie are only minutes away -- as is the Tiber. Bus and tram lines for journeys farther afield are close by as well.
Our hosts, Marco and Gianna Paola, were gracious and accomodating, and Catia, who managed day-to-day affairs, ever resourceful and efficient. Our room was nicely decorated and spotlessly clean, with a small terrace as an added bonus. There are stairs to climb however, both to the main floor and to the guest rooms above. Breakfasts were nicely served, with a selection to please all tastes, and often included a homemade coffee cake by housekeeper Irma. The company of other guests, often with children and babies, along with occasional visits by the well-behaved house dogs, made breakfast a special event.
Recommendations for restaurants and museums are available for the asking, and both local and airport taxis can be arranged. For those who walk or jog, a short trip across the Ponte Palatino soon brings you to the Circus Maximus, where you can join other runners circling this ancient track.
We felt comfortable and safe at the Residenza, and equally comfortable and safe on our nightly strolls through the lively streets of Trastevere. We look forward to a return to Rome, and to another stay at the Residenza Arco dei Tolomei.
The Arco is Awesome
This is my letter to the owner of the Arco de Tolomei which says it all:
>>We're ever so appreciative of all your help and insight. Indeed, we
>almost followed the itinerary you suggested to us to the letter:
>Perugia, Fano (the Villa Gulia is remarkable), Urbino, Venice,
>Florence, Siena, Montepulciano, Rome. It was a marvelous tour de force
>in the Renault Scenic which you found for despite the strike!.
>Marco, you were a fabulous host and we will, needless to say, recommend the beautiful Arco de Tolomei and Trastevere to all of our friends who travel your way.
>Best regards to Gianna.
A Shining Star!!
We had the pleasure starting our 3-week Italy/England vacation in the beautiful city of Rome. Our meticulous research for quaint, quality accommodations really paid off when we chose Residenza Arco dei Tolomei. Located in the Trastevere district, you are a stones throw away from all Rome has to offer but far enough away from the hectic atmosphere of the city. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by Marco and his staff and shown to our room (“Cassia”), which was just lovely. It was impeccably clean, decorated with beautiful antiques and had a modern, fully functional bathroom which included a shower with consistent water pressure and temperature (very important!). In one corner of the room were steps that led you through the window to a charming, private balcony to enjoy morning coffee or an evening glass of wine! On the main level of the house is a cozy living room that provides a place to plan your day’s activities or rest your weary feet at the end of a long day of sight seeing. Marco has been thoughtful in providing Internet service and a small fridge stocked with cold bottled water, both of which are complimentary. Each morning we enjoyed a delicious breakfast of fresh meats, cheeses, cereals, fruits, homemade pastries, juices and hot coffee and lattes. Additionally, every morning, we were met with the smiling faces of Catia and Marco offering travel/restaurant tips and points of interest throughout the city along with just general, good conversation; it was always a pleasure talking with them! We have such fond memories of our time in Rome and our stay at “Arco”. It is so full of charm, personality and graciousness. No detail has been missed to insure that their guests are comfortable and cared for. Marco’s dogs are an added plus to those who are missing their “furry children”! We have friends who were anxiously awaiting a report back and have booked for their Rome stay in September!
Our whole family loved the Residenza dei Tolomei
Six of us stayed in the Residenza and we all had an enjoyable experience.
We were within walking distance of the Tiber, Forum, Collosseum and many more attractions. Nearby were excellent restaurants for casual and outdoor dining.
The staff at the hotel were very helpful and our rooms were comfortable with air, some with view, terraces and so on.
Great Service and Location
This is a great find. The rooms are larger than normal for Rome, very confortable ( great bathrooms) and it is like being guests, especially having breakfast in the dining room. Access to internet is great ( and unusual for this price range in Italy. The location is really great, within walking distance of everything but in an area which is residential ( rather than tourist) and has great eating places. The owners and staff are really helpful, provide excellent information and are obliging in meeting specific requests.One draw back is that they do not have phones so you need to have access to your own cell phones or bring phone cards.
Lunch at al Gladiatore, Roma, May 2007
Ara Pacis Museum, Rear, May 2007
Typical ceiling painting
Rome self Catering & Supermarkets
we will be residing for 4 days in a bungalow self catering in the West area of Rome. I would like to know if supermarkets in Rome open on Saturdays / Sundays / Public holdays?
Re: Rome self Catering & Supermarkets
You will be very lucky to find a supermarket open on a Sunday or Public Holiday in Rome. Even the street markets are closed. There may be something open near the tourist areas but this will probably be a grocery store aimed mainly a tourists(italian sausage/cheeses and such).