The Spanish Steps apartments of Intown are located in Via Bocca di Leone; the street is in the immediate surroundings of Spanish Steps, where carriages carrying strangers from up North used to stop and stay already in antiquity. Via Bocca di Leone developed as an auxiliary pathway to the Square: hotels, workshops, repair shops for carriages and all sorts of inns used to populate its sides, although no trace of them is left behind today. It was here that in 1848 Vincenzo Gioberti wrote his famous letter to the Romans and here Pope Pius IX came seven years later to pay a visit to His Majesty don Pedro, King of Portugal. Again in September 1848 Edoardo Fabbri handed the Premiership onto Pellegrino Rossi. The most important building in the street is the Palace of the Torlonia Princes.
The Palace was built in 1660 by G.B. de Rossi, at the service of Marquis Francesco Nunez-Sanchez, and its interiors were embellished during the 19th century by Sarti. This is the palace where death came upon don Leopoldo Torlonia, mayor of Rome dismissed by Francesco Crispi for having congratulated Pope Leo XIII on behalf of the Romans on the occasion of the sacerdotal jubilee of 1887. For a short period, the clearing in front of the palace was called Piazza Torlonia. In front of the palace lies a fountain built in 1842 according to the drawings of Architect Antonio Sarti. It is made of a big Roman sarcophagus, with elegant bas-relief carvings depicting young women and fauns symmetrically ordered around a central medallion portraying a togate man. A fountain spout pours fan-shaped water than finally streams away through two taps inserted in the basis of the sarcophagus, raised on lion paws, and collects in a semicircular marble basin that is shielded by small columns. The fountain is part of an architectural front flanked by parastades and topped by an arch bearing the coat of arms of the Torlonia family in-between rampant lions: beneath the arch, a plaque reminds us that the fountain was built under the supervision and the financial support of the Duke don Marino Torlonia on his own property.
Intown is a structure different from all traditional Rome hotels near Spanish Steps, ideal for enjoy this area of The Urbe; more than a simple hotel in Rome near Spanish Steps it allows to spend a vacation in the Eternal City in a comfortable manner; usually Rome hotels near Spanish Steps are expensive because of the position in the urban context.
Today many of the Palaces sorrounding the area are luxurious and comfortable as the Intown Luxury House, known as something higher than the other hotels in Rome near Spanish Steps. Some of this palaces become Rome hotels near Spanish Steps, other suites designed to create a unique experience The street where Intown is located is a small world of its own, with high-quality brands stores, such as Paciotti and Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino or Versace. A stay in Rome, in one of these Palaces, leaves an indelible trace in your memory. To dwell for even a short leisure time in and an age-old residence in a historical Palace is indeed one of the best ways to understand the greatness of a city that has no equal.
Intown offers a service that is more than simple hotels near Spanish Steps service; being in the center of one of the most beautiful city in the world with a dedicated apartment mean to taste a glimpse of real life.
The streets of the centre of Rome offer an unmatched concentration of shop windows that make it the unchallenged capital of fashion, luxury and style. The windows in Via dei Condotti are among the most famous in the world, and the Gotha of the fashion industry has a true and proper stronghold in the area that is nowadays a must for the most extreme shopping experience. In the set of the central streets of the Eternal City, all around Spanish Steps, dresses from the global catwalks are shown as in a fashion museum, together with precious hand-made jewels that are miniature works of art. A vacation or a stay in Rome, where everything generates awe and amazement, can never be just another event. And fashion and jewels contribute to the glittering name of Rome throughout the world. Intown, with its suites, offers a unique opportunity to enjoy every sides of Rome life. More special from all Rome hotels near Spanish Steps, Intown is perfect to enjoy at the fullest the beauties that only the Eternal City can offer.