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Divina Misericordia: a Peaceful Home Near the Vatican

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The Living Room With Double Sofabed, Armchair Bed and Desk with Printer


Last updated: 11/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Vaticano (St. Peters & Vatican) apartment description

Divina Misericordia is a lovely, modern, sunlit, three-room apartment certified as a 'casa vacanza' (vacation house) by the tourist office of the city of Rome. Located on the top floor of an architecturally-interesting Mussolini-era building on tree-shaded Via Andrea Doria, in the Prati neighborhood, the apartment lies just beyond the crowded tourist area but is still only five blocks from the entrance to the Vatican Museum and only .8 mile to the Basilica of Saint Peter.

The 55 square meter (approximately 592 square feet) apartment has a bedroom with a bed larger than a queen (170 centimeters in width)and a wardrobe big enough to hold the clothing of five short-term guests. The living room has a flat screen tv (Italian stations only), a desk with a scanner, printer and paper, a double sofabed, and an armchair and two ottomans, all three of which convert to single beds. The whole apartment has secure wireless internet access; we will give you the password.

There is a separate modern kitchen with a table that seats four. All the rooms are very bright. The living room and bedroom have large windows, and the kitchen has window walls and a glass door; shutters in the bedroom and living room and venetian blinds in the kitchen insure privacy when you need it. From the kitchen, you can reach the 30 square meter terrace, with a charcoal grill and a table for four with an umbrella. The terrace faces west for amazing sunsets and overlooks the quiet and green inner courtyard and the rooftops of Rome.

The Cipro subway stop, from which you can quickly reach the main tourist areas of the city, is only three blocks away. There is a cabstand at the end of the block and a bus stop just outside the apartment; you will find a map of Rome public transportation in the living room. We can also put visitors in touch with an absolutely reliable, knowledgeable, friendly and English speaking car service. For not much more than the cost of a cab, Roberto will meet you inside the arrivals terminal at the airport holding a sign with your name on it. He also offers tours around the city. The very best way to see Rome is by walking, and anyone in decent shape can take easy, leisurely walks to most of the major tourist sights.

The area is well served by restaurants and supermarkets. The Mercato Trionfale, a huge covered farmer's market, is a block and a half away. There farmers sell fresh buffalo mozzarella and other local cheeses, fresh pasta, all kinds of meat and fish, and the very freshest seasonal vegetables.

The apartment is on the fifth (American sixth) floor and has no elevator. We have adjusted our rates to reflect its inaccessibility to handicapped people. We recommend not bringing a lot of luggage. We consider the walk up the stairs a good fitness builder and the serenity of being on the top floor, just under the condominiale roof where people hang clothes to dry, is more than worth the exertion required.

We are Americans who live in the US when we are unable to be in Rome. We check our email compulsively and will probably respond to your questions, both before and during your time in our apartment, within an hour, certainly within a day. We love telling people about Rome.

This apartment is a wonderful choice for tourists oriented towards the art and religious heritage of Rome, for scholars doing short-term research at the Vatican, for Catholics attending conferences or celebrating religious holidays, for parents visiting children studying in Rome, and for people with children old enough to sleep in a single bed. There is a small park across the street, with children's seesaws, and a tiny park with a carousel and moon bounce about two blocks away..

This is definitely not an apartment for those who are coming to Rome to party. Our neighbors are friendly and nice but quiet people who live in the building all year long. Just say, 'Buon giorno' or 'Buona sera' when you meet them, and they will be happy and kind.

By following the link at the bottom of this page, you will reach a website dedicated solely to the apartment. It contains details, videos, and reviews of previous guests.

Keywords: condo, condominium, Vatican, Vatican Museum, Metro Cipro, Metro Ottoviano, St. Peter's, Prati


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Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1


          • Convertible bed(s)


          • Queen size Beds (1) the bed is actually larger than a queen bed (170 centimeters) but not as large as a king., Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Free booking with an absolutely reliable, English-speaking car service for airport transfers and tours around the city. We book and add the fee to your total rent, or you pay the driver. Free booking at a nearby parking garage; we book and add the fee to your total rent. Free booking for sites and events. We book and add the fee to your total bill. For all bookings, we will send you an email receipt....moreless


                  • Television:

                    Flat Screen Italian language only...moreless


                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    The washer is under the counter top in the kitchen, along with the other appliances. It belongs solely to the apartment....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet


                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                  • Refrigerator


                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa


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                  Base rates are for two people. Rates for extra people are $15.00 per night.

                  One half due upon reservation, one half due two weeks before occupancy. We accept credit cards.

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                  Last updated: 11/24/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2009

                  About the owner: We are a retired American Catholic couple in our sixties. We have visited Rome many times, always feeling drawn back to its churches, museums, relics, and ruins. We finally decided to buy our apartment so that we can live in Rome about three months each year. We also love introducing people to this great city and have made it our mission to introduce the city to people who might otherwise never go. We hope they will come to love it as much as we do.

                  Why the Owner Chose Vaticano (St. Peters & Vatican):
                  We bought in the Prati district because it is close to the Vatican, near the city's center, and a real neighborhood, where Romans live.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  We love the ability to walk to the Vatican, where we can attend Mass any day we like or just sit in the piazza and people-watch. We also love being within walking distance of the church of Santo Spirito in Sassia, where nuns from St. Faustina's order lead a perpetual novena to the Divine Mercy every day at three. We love being able to walk almost anywhere in Rome, including the Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Campo dei Fiori, Trastevere, the Colosseum and the rest of ancient Rome. We love being near public transportation to take us to these places when we don't feel like walking or to take us quickly and inexpensively to places further out, like Ostia Antica. We love our neighborhood's excellent restaurants and shops where we can buy almost anything we need. We love being able to come back to a peaceful, luminous and most comfortable apartment, with all the amenities we could wish, an apartment that we have chosen ourselves.

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                  Speaks: english



                  • The Living Room With Double Sofabed, Armchair Bed and Desk with Printer

                    The Living Room With Double Sofabed, Armchair Bed and Desk with Printer

                  • Another Photo of the Living Room

                    Another Photo of the Living Room

                  • Kitchen


                  • The Bathroom

                    The Bathroom

                  • Terrace


                  • The Entrance Wall

                    The Entrance Wall

                  • The Courtyard

                    The Courtyard

                  • The Other Wall of the Kitchen, with Table

                    The Other Wall of the Kitchen, with Table

                  • The Bedroom

                    The Bedroom

                  VRBO #309236

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

                  $100 per night (USD)

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 11/24/14
                  Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                  Member since: 2010
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/24/2014
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