Domus Australia: your home in Rome

As Domus Australia approaches the fourth anniversary of its opening there is much to celebrate. It is nearly four years since Pope Benedict XVI came through the crowd-filled Via Cernaia in central Rome to be welcomed by thousands who gathered for the official opening ceremony and blessing of this unique guest house.

Established by the Archdiocese of Sydney with the support of the Archdiocese of Adelaide and other Australian dioceses, Domus Australia is an authentic Italian 32 room guest house located centrally in Rome and within walking distance to the Spanish Steps, Rome’s major religious and cultural attractions and key shopping areas.  Its key mission is to provide Catholic travellers and pilgrims with comfortable facilities where guests can experience the fusion of Italian history and charm with great Australian hospitality and comforts.

The light filled spacious guest rooms, large ensuite bathrooms, friendly staff, cleanliness and the full hot Aussie breakfast are major drawcards for guests.  The superbly restored historic building and chapel are home to a number of 19th and 20th century artworks which have been beautifully and faithfully restored by a team of specialist Roman art restorers. Mass in English is celebrated every day for guests and visitors to Rome.

This year the Domus is proud to have been awarded its second consecutive Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence, having received an average star rating of 5 out of 5 from past guests. The Tripadvisor reviews received by Domus Australia say it all, with many referring to this boutique guest house as ‘their home in Rome’.

Since opening its doors, Domus Australia has welcomed guests from all over Australia and indeed from all over the world. Past guests have shared their experiences with friends and family and the level of repeat visits is significant.

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP, newly installed Archbishop of Sydney, recently stayed at Domus Australia in June for the presentation of the pallium and says of the Domus: “Established specifically with Australian pilgrims in mind, Domus Australia will provide a very comfortable and welcoming base for your time in Rome, offering all the Australian comforts in the beautiful historic buildings and daily Mass in English in its magnificently restored Chapel.  Like many other guests before you, you will find your “home in Rome” a peaceful haven at the end of each day”. 

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