“In 1957 there were 7 rooms and a bathroom, today there are 61 rooms each with its own bathroom!” So Silvia Iacuitto starts telling me the story of her hotel and her family. The Hotel Montecarlo is a historic hotel in the capital. It is located in a strategic area between Termini Station and the historic center of Rome. It was founded in 1957 by Silvia’s father, and it is now run by Silvia  together with her cousins.

“I have 3 sisters and one brother and our dad wanted us all to be university graduates. Once I had become an accountant, I worked for over 10 years in an accounting firm and then I decided to work in a hotel with my father” Silvia takes care of the administrative and fiscal aspects and what she likes most about her job is to be able to work in total autonomy. Today she and her cousins have many projects, such as opening a restaurant inside the Hotel and having a pastry chef for breakfast.

Silvia is always on the move between her family and work. She is also a great sportswoman and she never misses the “Internazionali Tennis” (Rome Tennis Masters Tournament) and she confesses to me: “I love Rome, the historic center and the Trieste district, but for a sportswoman like me La Cassia with its parks, bike paths and sports centers is the ideal place. “When she lived in the center she really loved going to Villa Borghese and she crossed the whole park to the Pincio terrace. Silvia loves Roman cuisine like chicken with peppers, but only when made by her mother, who has always been an excellent cook.

In her spare time besides sport, she really likes the Ponte Milvio area for an aperitif, shopping in the Vigna Clara district, walking through the downtown streets and visiting the Scuderie del Quirinale when there are exhibitions. For her, Rome is a beautiful city, where every neighborhood is a small city and where the most contrasting aspects combine together in a fascinating chaos.