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Via del Velabro holds a special place in Roman history as it is traditionally regarded as the birthplace of Rome. This is the legendary site where Romulus and Remus, the city’s founders, were carried in a basket by the flow of the Tiber River.

In the 18th century, Palazzo Velabro was constructed next to the church of S. Giorgio al Velabro. In 1960, it underwent a remarkable transformation into a residence, thanks to the visionary architect Luigi Moretti. His work on the building gave it a distinct and unique architectural style that seamlessly combines the historical and the contemporary.

This area not only preserves the mythological origins of Rome but also stands as a testament to the city’s ever-evolving architectural heritage.


The project emerged from the collaboration of two dynamic entrepreneurs, Cristina Paini and Alessia Garibaldi. Despite their differing personalities, they converge on shared values. Together, they crafted an engaging, purposeful environment adept at harmonizing business and architecture, fostering an innovative hospitality experience.

The redesign seamlessly intertwines the building’s historical significance with the rationalism of Luigi Moretti, embracing an enduring Italian style. This endeavor serves as a conduit for showcasing authentic Made in Italy artisanal expertise, curated with original, vintage, bespoke, and design-oriented furniture.

Meticulously attuned to the surrounding natural environment, every detail has been specifically crafted to encapsulate a personalized concept of hospitality.


Art as a universal language, uniting individuals across cultures, while standing as a nation cherished heritage. These invaluable treasures can be shared with our visitors, enhancing their travel experiences by evoking emotions and nourishing the soul. Palazzo Velabro stands as a vibrant setting for a events, exhibitions and cultural moments dedicated to the art, cinema, and the country’s history.

Within the hotel’s lobby vault, Edoardo Piermattei, a young and immensely skilled painter renowned for his adept manipulation of concrete and pigments to craft unique shapes, has left his mark. Employing watercolors, Piermattei establishes a direct link between the flowing hues of his art and the currents of the city’s river. This deliberate connection resonates deeply with Rome’s identity as a “water city,” emphasizing the pivotal role water plays in the city’s storied history.