Occupying a 16th century building steps from the Piazza Venezia and Via dei Fori Imperiali, this former papal residence is today one of Rome’s prestigious hotels. Its 28 nonsmoking rooms are elegantly furnished in the Imperial style to match its noble past and are well fitted with every convenience for the discriminating traveler. Rooms are themed with Empire furniture, damask fabric, warm colors in the linens in the room and bathrooms, and include internet connection, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, mini bar, and independently controlled air conditioning in every room. The private bathrooms come with shower, hairdryer and a complementary beauty kit. A lovely flowered roof garden, where in the summer months guests take breakfast and relax over cocktails, overlooks the majestic Vittoriano and Rome's skyscape, providing a rare feeling of freedom. Elegante!