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The Concept

"Casa Howard provides the charm of a private house with the standard of personal service you would expect from a 5 star hotel." Review by Chic Retreats

A new standard in the accommodation industry

We can proudly say that we have established a new standard in accommodation. We believe that Guests deserve better service and hospitality at a good price. By better hospitality we mean treating You according to Your needs & wants. By better service we mean a personal touch in everything we do.

"Casa Howard is not a hotel and is not in the hotel category (e.g.: we do not have a doorman, nor do we provide porters). Each Casa Howard is a beautiful private house (whether an apartment, palazzo or farmhouse) which gives a personal service, and where some typically "hotel" ideas, methods and services have been borrowed". We may not provide a concierge service but we have created these exclusive guides to help you plan your trips to Rome and Florence trips.

"It's like staying in a friend's house" - as guests, you are given the keys of the house, in case you come in late. In Florence you will also be able to use the TV room-library, the Turkish bath and the patio when the owners are away (not the kitchen because there are excellent restaurants of every type to be found everywhere).

"Clients are always people the owners know or introduced by previous guests. Word of mouth is our policy". Member Guests (guests that have previously stayed at Casa Howard) have a priority booking channel.

"Why are you one-of-a-kind?" Well, our guesthouses are private homes and our guests are only introduced by other guests - yes, we aim to accommodate special people in special places.

A little history about Casa Howard

Casa Howard was established in the year 2000 by Jenifer Howard Forneris, a name already well known in the world of High Fashion since her father is the famous textile designer Luciano Forneris.

Five rooms were opened in the year 2000 in Via Capo le Case, close to the Spanish Steps. In January 2003 five new rooms were opened in an historic palazzo, also close to the Spanish Steps, in Via Sistina 149. These last five have been redecorated by the same architect - Tommaso Ziffer - who also did the interior decoration of Rome's coolest most cool grand hotel, the Hotel de Russie.

In 2005, a new Casa Howard was opened in Florence with the help of Architect Fabrizio Cuniberto from Turin. This new Guesthouse is right by the Piazza of Santa Maria Novella. The guest house has 10 rooms, 1 small apartment and 2 suites. This extremely comfortable guest house has, according to the classic Casa Howard formula: an excellent personal service, a fantastic location, competitive prices and a homely atmosphere.