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Suite Oriani

Hotel del Sole
Photograph: Courtesy Hotel del Sole

Time Out says

An art nouveau villa with original architectural details set between two of Rome’s largest parks in the tranquil Parioli neighborhood

Situated inside a characteristic townhouse from the 1920s, Suite Oriani has had many previous lives as the private home of a Texan oil baron and the former South African embassy. Today, the lovely villa has been converted into six spacious rooms brimming with antique period furniture and 1930s artworks. The bed and breakfast’s best features are its unique Art Deco frescoes and proximity to two of Rome’s largest parks: Villa Borghese and Villa Ada. Its location in the ritzy Parioli area affords Suite Oriani the luxury of space for a large private garden which is the perfect place to linger over a cappuccino before making the trek into the city center, about a 20-minute metro trip away. 

Neighborhood: Peaceful Parioli is one of Rome’s most upscale areas and offers a welcome escape from the tourist crowds. The refined residential district has a growing foodie scene that has flown quietly under the radar for several years. Life here is all about la bella figura—making sure to put your best foot forward.

Metamorfosi: For a sublime 65-degree egg carbonara in a Michelin starred setting
Bulzoni: For a glass of artisan Italian natural wine
MACRO: For modern art in a former beer factory

Time Out tip: Rooms on the second floor have private balconies to better admire the Liberty-style façade of the villa up close.


Address: Via Barnaba Oriani, 92

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