4 March 2010

ACCOMODATION IN A 14th century house in Rome

ACCOMODATION IN A 14th century house in RomeACCOMODATION IN A 14th century house in Rome

Casa vacanze Trastevere is located in Palazzo Mattei, with its bit of history, built ad the end of 1300, assembling older houses. The name comes from the Mattei family, one of the oldest in Rome, now  extinct. The Matteis lived in the houses for centuries, gave a Pope to the Catholic Church and become prominent and wealthy in the process.

In the old days the property was extended down to the river shore and include a mill.

This branch of the  Matteis disappeared in 18th century and the palazzo became a convent and, later, an in an inn.

It was bought  by the Nunes, a Spanish noble family, and eventually by a pioneer of the Italian movie and chemical industries, Riccardo Gualino.