I would like to communicate my passion for good food, love for travel and general hospitality.
Boutique B&B Grifone is a new business venture and it is my desire to share this exclusive view on one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the local lifestyle and tradition to help capture a piece of the magic a city like Rome has to offer.
Our holiday is original and authentic. In handcrafting a dream come true itinerary down to the finest details. I have prepared a vacation where you will tour the city as a Roman with our guides that will make you feel at home relaxed and pampered, get to know the kindness and friendliness of Italians, enjoy the inestimable artistic heritage and learn to cook traditional Italian recipes with excellent chefs.
Casa Grifone is located in the historic and archeological center of Rome walking distance to the Coliseum, Roman Forum, Palatine, Arch of Constantine, Via Sacra, Trajan’s Market. Because of this excellent location you will breath the “Romanità” in a finely decorated brownstone, comfortable with friendly and helpful staff. All this in a week rich and delightful but at the same time educational and relaxing!!!
Where we are: RIONE MONTI
The Colosseum may be one of Rome’s main tourist attractions, but wander up the slight incline away from the famous amphitheatre and you will find endless gems of architecture, craft, fashion, and restaurants tucked away in narrow streets and quiet corners. Formerly the city’s seedy underbelly - where prostitutes and outlaws took refuge until as recently as the 1940’s – Monti is now an enclave for the city’s young, creative flock, and has the new upstarts to prove it.
Strolling the cobblestone streets, you are likely to hear the hum of a designer’s sewing machine or the thud of a hammer in a jeweler’s shop. Aside from the above, it is obvious that the district of Monti has a long and troubled history.
The district is located on a hill area and during the ancient age it could be divided into a upper rich area and a lower dodgy one (called Suburra). In the later centuries, the district became an almost uninhabited area of the city: Rome city center moved to Campo Marzio and on the other side of the river and so Monti turned in an area full of little gardens and woods. From the XIX century and after the works of the fascist age, the district has lived a reborn.
Signs of this history are present and visible also in the district planning: there are larger streets on the upper area (between Viminale and Santa Maria Maggiore) and a maze of small streets and alleys in the lower area, which was uninhabited many decades ago and looks like a village-in-the-city nowadays.
This is the most famous and crowded part of the district, full of shops and tourists.
Here is a brief list of the most important streets and squares of Monti.
| Piazza della
Madonna dei Monti
|Via Urbana||Via Cavour||Via Nazionale||Piazza di S. Giovanni in Laterano|
Theatres of Monti are as important as the district itself: here you can find the Opera House (with its ballet and its famous dance courses), Teatro Nazionale and Teatro Eliseo (the youngest between Rome big theatres). Together with these ones, there smaller centers, as Teatro Manhattan and Piccolo Eliseo.
|Opera House||Teatro Eliseo||Teatro Nazionale||Teatro Manhattan|
Museums and exhibitions centers of Monti are some of the most important in Rome. The exhibitions they host are reference points for the whole cultural panorama of Rome. Scuderie del Quirinale host exhibitions connected to artistic vanguards or to important artists of the past. Palazzo delle Esposizioni, the biggest interdisciplinary exhibition center of Rome city center, often hosts monographs of modern authors or photographic exhibitions. Mercati di Traiano exploit their inimitable imperial-age setting to create a unique contrast with their exhibitions about contemporary art, but also ancient art.
|Scuderie del Quirinale||Palazzo delle Esposizioni||Mercati di Traiano|