Designed by Carlo Chiarini, one of the most significant protagonists of Roman architecture in the 1960s, the building is in fact a perfect example of the iconic style of those years; years of euphoria and rebirth, of experimentation and a confident rush towards the future.
The large entrance hall with its bricks and wood panelling welcomes guests and takes them to the third floor of a bright, newly renovated flat, furnished with great care in the so-called “modern” style, a mixture of casual elegance and eccentric minimalism, of bright colours and sober geometries.
Here the furnishings, in the style of the 60s and 70s, are in neutral colours ranging from cream to yellow-orange, grey and black (inspired by the veins in the original marble floor), and the same colours are used in the geometric wall tiles in the bathrooms. Design pieces from the 60s-70s, lamps and paintings that are perfectly representative of that period characterise the spaces and create a beautiful stylistic dialogue with the details designed by Architect Chiarini.
Comfort and understated beauty characterise this pleasant space in the heart of ancient Rome: it overlooks the 16th-century Via Merulana, which links the two basilicas of Santa Maria Maggiore and San Giovanni in Laterano. We are in Monti, a bohemian and classic district, much loved by Romans and tourists alike: narrow alleyways and artisan workshops, art galleries, vintage markets, small squares, trattorias and wine bars. A few steps away, the imperial Rome of the Colosseum and the Forums, that of the great basilicas and the Scala Santa of the pilgrimages, and the beautiful church of San Pietro in Vincoli, where you can admire the famous Moses by Michelangelo, the one so perfect that it seems alive.