With the unerring oversight of architect Antonio Girardi comes the revamp of Palazzo Dama, former residence and now a small B&B, just a quick walk from Piazza del Polopo. What’s nice about Palazzo Dama is it still retains a residential and decidedly glamorous feel: There are the original Art Nouveau doors, mirrored walls, lithographs from the likes of Miró and Warhol, plus chandeliers bought at auction from New York’s Plaza Hotel. The rooms are a bit more pared-back design-wise than the common spaces, but there are charming 1940’s-style lamps, vintage books on the nightstand, brass fixtures, crisp linens, and a well-stocked complimentary mini-bar. Downstairs, for a lighter take on Roman fare, L’Autre Dame serves up breakfast for hotel guests (and is open for lunch and dinner, too). A nicely sized marble-lined swimming pool surrounded by lemon and olive trees is a hit with kiddos—and a great place for adults to unwind.

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