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Ca' San Giorgio

Ca' San Giorgio

Venice


Domus Sessoriana

The Domus Sessoriana boasts an ancient and authentic tradition of hospitality, it is the sole structure in the world to have been built inside an imperial roman residence transformed into a Basilica in subsequent years and only recently elevated to a Cistercian Abbey. It is a truly oasis of peace situated in the heart of Rome, more precisely within the mystic walls of the ancient Cistercian's monastery of Saint Cross in Jerusalem, not far from the Claudian aqueduct, few steps from the basilica of Saint John in Lateran, 15 minutes walk fom the Coliseum, the Roman Forum and greatest cultural attractions of the eternal city.

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The Domus hosts 65 rooms of different sizes and types: singles, doubles, multiples (3/4 beds), junior suites, suites. Rooms are finely set up with mohagony craftmanship furnishing, tile floors, quicklime painted walls, wrought iron beds and equipped with the best comforts: bathroom with shower and hairdryer, air conditioning, disable facilities, satellite tv, refrigerator, safe, direct telephone line, internet connection. All rooms are non smoking. An Internet Point is also available. The breakfast is served in the antique Refectory from 7:00 am to 10:00 am. From the gorgeous and breathtaking rooftop of the Domus Sessoriana the guests can enjoy the wonderful view which dominates the Basilica of Saint John in Lateran, the monastic gardens of Saint Cross in Jerusalem and the stunning roofs and domes of Rome. The complex is divided into 2 sections. The Conventual wing occupies a partial area which belonged originally to the ancient monastery and consists of three levels that include the lobby, the Refectory and the rooms of various sizes finely decorated and furnished. Few rooms are located in the marvellous seventeenth century section, others in the fascinating mezzanine floor can enjoy an outstanding view upon the temple of Venus and Cupid where in ancient times political conferences used to be held; the suggestive Castrense Amphitheatre that dates back to the age of the Emperor Eliogabalo (218-222); In the Amphitheatre there use to take place shows involving gladiators fights, battles of humans against wild beasts, at present it hosts the Cistercian vegetable garden. All levels are connected with a glazed lift service which allows to admire the suggestive nineteenth century genuine canvas. The Aurelian Wing has been constructed in a building which extends towards the Imperial Amphitheatre. It is composed of five floors entirely renovated and graciously furnished and decorated, all levels are accessible with an internal elevator. Room on this sections overlook the archeological ruins of the Imperial Villa once property and residence of the Emperor Constantine, the Claudian aqueduct whose works were commissioned and started by the Emperor Caligola or the enchanting and majestic Square of Saint Cross in Jerusalem, restored during the 2000 Jubilee.

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