Majestic Terrace with Superb Views of Coliseum
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Colosseo Foro Romano (Coliseum & Roman Forum) apartment description
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Enjoy Timeless Views in Classic Luxury
Lounge on the expansive terrace while the icon of Rome, the Coliseum changes with time of day, season and weather. The Coliseum views are stunning.
Perched on the Colle Oppio, one of the Seven Hills of Rome, this apartment overlooks the Roman Coliseum, as close as it is possible to live. In less than five minutes, you can walk to famous St. Peter in Chains home of Michelangelo's Moses, Santa Maria Maggiore, Nero's Golden House (Domus Aurea), the Roman Forum, the Arch of Constantine, the Coliseum and the charming village of Monti within in the city.
The building delights in its spectacular location, inviting in light and reveling in the views available in many directions. Built in the 1960s and has a cool, marble lobby and modern elevator. The residents include distinguished actors, politicians and industrialists. A doorman during business hours provides security and will gladly help you as he can with directions; he speaks some English.
The sweep of the living room is enhance by the long windows onto the terrace and the long white sofas. Cool and clean, it is filled with museum-quality art. Beautiful antique side pieces balance the modern layout and furnishings.
The glory of Magnifico is the long terrace, about 200 square feet with a direct view of the Roman Coliseum and the Arch of Constantine. So close, you are practically inside! Lined with gardener-tended plants and flowers, there is room on the terrace for dining and lounging while you watch the light change on the view of a lifetime. An awning is in two parts and can shade you from the sun or the rain.
The living room has an L-shaped sofa backed by antiqued glass. One wing of the sofa overlooks the terrace and has a Coliseum view. A glass dining table for six adjoins the living room. Next to the living room is a tiny 'den' for reading and watching TV. Fine Persian carpets are arrayed across the parquet floor.
The master suite has a moderate sized bedroom with ample closets and a French door onto the terrace bringing in light and the scents and colors of the garden on the terrace. The bed is queen-sized, mattress on strapped frame, the usual in Italy.
The master bath is distinctively and exuberantly tiled in a checkered pattern of tan and brown. A contemporary basin-style sink is joined by the usual fixtures. There is a shower over tub with the typical hand-held shower head that can be placed into a receptacle on the wall for a standing shower.
Beyond the den is the kitchen in. There is a large refrigerator with freezer, gas stove top and oven, microwave and electric coffee maker.
A kitchen balcony connects the kitchen with the small bedroom. There is a modern washing machine with drying racks out there. Few Italians have clothes dryers; you put your clothes on the drying racks to dry.
Between the kitchen and the tiny second bedroom is a very small half-bath bathroom with sink, toilet and bidet.
The second bedroom is fine for one person. It is small and simply furnished. Cabinets above the bed for storage, no closet. There is a flat-screen television in this room. This bedroom gets some traffic noise from below, light sleepers take note.
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Keywords: Apartment, Rome, Luxury, Vacation Rental, Short Let
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Elevator : Elevator, lift
- 6 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
ReviewsWrite a review
Exceeded our expectationsGuest comment entered by owner
Exceeded our expectations
We stayed in the Magnifico apartment for 5 nights. Every thing we needed was provided. The location so close to the Forum, Colosseum. Palatine Hill was awesome. Public transportation is right outside the door. The neighborhood feels safe and there are restaurants close by. We used the covered terrace every day as the weather was perfect. The apartment was spotless and furnished nicely. It exceeded our expectations and we would not hesitate to stay there again. Consuelo was very helpful and sweet. Communication with Pat and everyone at Italy Perfect has been friendly, helpful and organized. We used Stephano for our car service from the airport and were very pleased with the service. Thanks to all for a wonderful stay in Rome.
- Guest Trish D.
- Date of stay 10/01/13
- Review Submitted 11/22/13
A perfect location and an even better apartmentGuest comment entered by owner
A perfect location and an even better apartment
The Monti is the oldest part of Rome and we love this location. It's a bit removed from the mass of tourism in the more trampled parts of the old city. The view over the Coliseum, the Arch of Constantine and the Temple of Venus and Rome is splendid. We sat outside every late afternoon on the terrace and watched modern Rome and ancient Rome converge. The apartment is perfectly situated for us, a short walk to the Oppian Hill, an easy 5-10 minutes walk to the Palatine and the ancient Fori, Quirinale, San Clemente or Santa Maria Maggiore. We even discovered a short cut to the Spanish Steps that took about 20 minutes on foot. Campo dei Fiori is about a 25 minutes walk and Piazza Navona and the Pantheon around 30 minutes. The layout of the apartment is extremely comfortable and even though the Via Degli Annibale below can get a lot of traffic, the apartment is up on the 6th floor and stays very quiet. The water is always hot, the AC is cool and quiet, the wifi is fast, the kitchen is very accommodating and the mattress in the bedroom is the best we've ever slept on. The apartment building is very secure and there is a concierge on duty till 2pm during the week. We love the Elite market on via Cavour for groceries or there is a Carrefour Grocery behind the Coliseum on Via dei Santi Appostoli. There is great pizza at Li Rioni on via dei Santi Quatro Coronati behind the Coliseum or Alle Carrette on Via Madonna dei Monti. We often dined at Le Tavernelles on via Panisperna, ate some amazing food at L'Asino d'Oro on via Boschetto and Urbana 47 on via Urbana and our favorite gelateria in the Monti "Fata Morgana" in the Piazza dei Zingari. There is also the best Sicilian granita at Ciui Ciui on via Urbana. Thank you Italy Perfect for a perfect holiday rental. For more wonderful observations and insights -- amusing and profound, see this guests's blog: romeonrome.com
- Guest Jonathan and Gretchen R.
- Date of stay 09/23/13
- Review Submitted 10/23/13
Magnifico was more than MagnificantGuest comment entered by owner
Magnifico was more than Magnificant
My husband and I stayed there in November 2012. It was wonderful! Views of the Colosseum from one side of the apartment and of the Victor Emmanuel Monument from the other. Our greeter was wonderful and very patient. She left us wine, pasta, bread etc which was great as we arrived a little late having gotten lost and hiring a taxi driver to lead us there. Easy to shop or to eat in nearby cafes. Great balcony. Quiet building. I asked our host when I made the reservations if the view of the Colosseum would match the Mena House views of the Pyramids. He bragged that it would. He was right!
- Guest Penny Harrington
- Date of stay 11/10/12
- Review Submitted 09/30/13
We loved Magnifico!Guest comment entered by owner
We loved Magnifico!
There were a few issues to start with but they were handled quickly and professionally by Consuelo and the owner. Our stay was wonderful. We actually preferred the quietness of Monti to the hubbub of Spanish Steps and Poppolo. We will definitely use Italy Perfect again.
- Guest Lee
- Date of stay 03/16/13
- Review Submitted 05/03/13
Spectacular and comfortable apartment in Rome
Spectacular and comfortable apartment in Rome
The Magnifico apartment was absolutely perfect for our stay in Rome. Its crown jewel is definitely the spacious terrace with its stunning view of the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine, and with lots of seating and a table for outdoor dining. The apartment is equally lovely and spacious inside, and was clean and well-kept. The apartment is in the perfect location for walking over to the Colosseum and the Forum, and it's also easy to catch a cab to other sites just outside the Metro stop for the Colosseum. There are lots of excellent restaurants within an easy walk. We were also surprised at how soundly we slept, given the noise of a big city--the master bedroom is very quiet and comfortable (though you should ask for the foam mattress topper if you don't like a firm mattress). We had reliable internet service throughout our stay and especially appreciated the washing machine (and, by the end of long days of walking, the elevator). We did not have good luck cleaning dishes in the dishwasher and so ended up washing all our dishes by hand, but that was a very minor inconvenience. We were especially happy with the service provided by Italy Perfect: Pat was incredibly helpful in answering our questions and offering advice, and our greeter, Consuelo, was also very friendly and helpful. We recommend this apartment and Italy Perfect enthusiastically and without reservation, and we would definitely stay here again if we return to Rome.
- Guest Colorado travelers (Colorado)
- Date of stay 04/12/13
- Review Submitted 04/27/13
Excellent ChoiceGuest comment entered by owner
Magnifico exceeded our expectations. The home was spacious, with high-quality furnishings. As experienced travelers, we appreciated the little details of this property. The large bed and separate bedroom air conditioner provided a cool, quiet rest from our busy days. The water pressure and temperature/quantity of hot water provided a shower that is superior to most in Europe. The neighborhood is very safe, but we liked the added security of a locking iron gate to enter the building. The luxury of having a private balcony with an amazing view made the week memorable. Even the view out the other window would be enough to make this home special! As first-time travelers to Rome, we found the location to be perfect. The metro station is just across a footbridge - much closer than depicted by entering the address in (a map website). The time we saved every day by this convenience allowed nearly an extra day in sightseeing. There are so many things to see within walking distance, we spent 3 days without using any type of transportation. If you plan on using the phone or internet provided, make sure you can make it work before the greeter leaves. This will save you both a hassle later. Our dining tip is to walk north on Fagutale. Just after you cross Cavour, you will see the Monti Fountain. As you pass the fountain, turn right and walk up the hill. On Via Capocci, the Grazie a Dios Pizzaria has a wood-fired oven. After that, just across the street is the most authentic Gelataria in the city. No neon colors, just crushed natural flavorings. It is different than you're probably used to, but it is genuine Italian gelato. Finally, consider avoiding all the tourist-trap souvenirs. On Saturday mornings, a local artist displays his paintings on the stairs connecting St. Peter in Chains to Via Cavour. Hand-painted watercolors for around 20 euros. Divertitevi!
- Guest David and Connie, Indianapolis
- Date of stay 09/22/12
- Review Submitted 10/24/12
Magnifco was perfectGuest comment entered by owner
Magnifco was perfect
We spent 5 nights in the Magnifico including our 19 year old daughter and the apartment could not have been more perfect! Everything worked out perfectly! Our greeter was on time and even had a few snacks and a bottle of wine ready for our arrival which was much appreciated after a long flight. We found the Magnifico to be extremely comfortable and clean. The location was fabulous. Each morning we sat on the Terrance enjoying our coffee (glad to have an American style coffee maker)). This was the second time we stayed in an Italy Perfect apartment in Rome and we look forward to future trips. We would be glad to stay in the Magnifico unit again.
- Guest Diane & Rob G., New York
- Date of stay 06/11/12
- Review Submitted 07/02/12
Lovely ApartmentGuest comment entered by owner
The apartment is large and tastefully furnished. The large terrace provides a spectacular view of the Coliseum. The kitchen and bath are modern. The kitchen was stocked with some basic breakfast items, which was a nice touch. The flat is in the Monti neighborhood which, though next to the highly touristy Coliseum and Forum, is a charming and interesting area. The one time we had a problem (tripping a circuit breaker), we easily reached the owner, who promptly told us how to locate and reset it. Most of the year, heat would not be an issue (there is air conditioning), but in the early spring, with the radiators turned off, we could have used a portable electric heater. We would definitely recommend the apartment to a friend, and we would stay there again ourselves.
- Guest Tony and Mary, Oak Park, Illinois
- Date of stay 04/16/12
- Review Submitted 05/07/12
Magnifico was perfect!Guest comment entered by owner
Magnifico was perfect!
Magnifico was perfect! Dec 2011 We stayed at the Magnifico apartment for a week in Nov 2011. We found the apartment to be clean and bright, with an outstanding view of the Colisseum and Contantine's Arch. The location was great: close to both the subway and a taxi stand and within walking distance of just about everything. The area of Rome nearby, called the Monti, is full of little restaurants and shops. Pat Byrne of Italy Perfect was a terrific resource and as helpful as a person could possibly be. We will definitely try and stay in one of Italy Perfect's apartments the next time we visit!
- Guest Sarah O
- Date of stay 11/13/11
- Review Submitted 12/03/11
Great Apartment! Perfect Location!
Great Apartment! Perfect Location!
We recently returned from a 12 night stay at "Magnifico" apartment. It was wonderful! Stefano picked us up at the airport and took us back at the end of our stay. He is an excellent driver, prompt and courteous. We highly recommend using his services. We arrived at the apartment and were greeted by Paul--what a nice man. We were immediately struck by how light-filled and pleasant the space was, fabulous views. Spacious and comfortable. A cashmere throw and beautiful damask sheet were folded on the sofa along with 2 large damask covered pillows. An elegant touch and perfect for making yourself comfortable on the off-white furniture.We put a towel on the oversized and very comfortable ottoman, so as not to soil it's light linen cover. Bedroom and bath area was also spacious, especially for Europe. Satellite TV! Only a few stations, but most welcome! Converter/adapter also welcome. We used the compact and efficient kitchen several times, getting groceries from Elite on Via Cavour and veggies from Campo di Fiori outdoor market or a small shop on a side street in the neighborhood. If you plan to do any cooking, bring some tongs. Also, bring a supply of zip lock bags in a couple of sizes--great for storing must-have cheeses, prosciutto, etc., as well as snacks and leftovers. 2nd. bathroom was welcome, after we got the toilet to stop running--the mechanism in the tank is corroded and needed to be manually worked up and down several times to loosen the calcification. Washing machine worked fine. Turn on the electricity at the plug. Use 1/2 coffee cup of soap powder; put it in the left side of the pull out dispenser. Takes about an hour to do a load. Big cities have soot. We kept our airplane socks by the terrace door, wore them out there. Loved the neighborhood aspect of the apartment. We took the metro and buses a few times, but mostly walked everywhere. The only negative is the uncomfortable terrace chairs. Gorgeous 200 sq. ft. terrace with fabulous views--4 miniscule hard wood folding chairs you had to 'perch' on and 2 canvas-type sling chairs that left your feet dangling in mid air and your head way back. No leisurely relaxing on the terrace, unfortunately. Some cheap plastic/pvc chairs with arms like we saw at many sidewalk dining areas would have been most welcome. Booking agent Pat Byrne at Italy Perfect gave us reams of wonderful information and tips. Most helpful and professional. Highly recommend her services and this property.
- Guest Mary and Jim (St. Joseph, Michigan, USA)
- Date of stay 10/13/11
- Review Submitted 11/03/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Price for up to 2 guests. Price is higher for 3 guests. You can find full presentation of price on the Italy Perfect website. 7 nights Low Season €1650 High Season €1890 6 nights Low Season €1490 High Season €1790 4 or 5 nights Low Season €1320 High Season €1510 High Season Mar 1 - Nov 1, Dec 17 - Jan 7 The minimum price is that for 4 nights.
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Year Purchased: 1960
About the owner: This apartment is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We want you to love visiting Italy as much as we do. We are sisters Lisa and Pat Byrne who lived in Italy in our youth and now travel there frequently for business and pleasure.
Why the Owner Chose Colosseo Foro Romano (Coliseum & Roman Forum):
The heart stopping view of the icon of Rome, the Coliseum is a lifetime experience. The Monti neighborhood is a village within the city where you can enjoy many restaurants, interesting shopping and village life.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The sweep of the living room is enhance by the long windows onto the terrace and the long white sofas. The glory of Magnifico is the long terrace, about 200 square feet with a direct view of the Roman Coliseum and the Arch of Constantine. So close, you are practically inside! Lined with gardener-tended plants and flowers, there is room on the terrace for dining and lounging while you watch the light change on the view of a lifetime. An awning is in two parts and can shade you from the sun or the rain.
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Stunning view of the Coliseum from garden terrace
Long and bright, the living/dining room is filled with sunlight
Breathtaking view of timeless Roman monuments changes with the light of day
More views through a true "picture window" of famous monuments of Rome
Exhuberant tilework in modern master bath with shower over tub, terrace window.
Kitchen in elegant Roman apartment, see washer outside on balcony.
Half bathroom with pretty blue tiles.
Between living room and kitchen is a "den" with sofa, tv, dvd and stereo.
Gracious seating area in large living room with Colisuem view.
Dine al fresco with timeless views of monuments, Roman rooftops and terraces
Glass topped table with marble supports, fine mid-century art and antiques
Master bedroom opens onto terrace, wall of closets, modern art, flat screen tv
Fully equipped kitchen in Rome has warm "melanzana", eggplant-colored tiles
Second, single bedroom, small, pleasant and bright. Closet/cupboards above bed.
Approximate layout of Magnifico apartment with terrace and Coliseum view.
Did we mention the view of the Coliseum? ;-) It enchants at all hours!
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