We believe that the real marvel of a place is defined by its soul. This is why Hotel Locarno, founded in 1925 by a Swiss couple, is our first choice for a getaway in the capital. It is a historical residence in a secluded central street that has been welcoming enlightened tourists, passing-by artists and habitués for decades. A hotel with a distinctive atmosphere, through whose rooms one can breathe the magic of art, the enchantment of beauty and the respect for history. Emotion greets you at the entrance, where a generous wisteria plant embraces the façade and courts the Art Nouveau glass windows, and accompanies you in the hall, in the bar, up the stairs and in the rooms. Authenticity is a constant, even where a conservative, appropriate, inspired restoration was carried out. In the warmest mornings, we suggest having breakfast in the romantic outside area of the hotel, between wrought-iron furniture and Roman skies, and using the bicycles at the guests’ disposal to tour the city. At sunset, do not miss a drink on the roof garden with its loving view on Rome’s house tops.
Words by Laura Taccari
Photos courtesy Marily Konstantinopoulou, Eleonora Flammini (2), Marco Flammini (5), Sofie Barfoed (Still Roma – Hotel Locarno con vista, SilverLake Photography, Electa)
Translation Alessia Andriolo