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Divina Misericordia: Light, Peace, and Quiet Near the Vatican

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

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Last updated: 04/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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
  • On floor 5
  • 592 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The responsible person should be 21 or older. Our building is home to Roman families and single people, many or them older. We expect our guests to be considerate of them, which means quiet....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have no crib. Older children are welcome. Please keep food in the kitchen....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs have stayed in the apartment, and a generally quiet small dog lives in the apartment underneath ours. Obviously no one with a dog allergy will go. We will be glad to consider your pet, as long as he or she is well-behaved....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • 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). All linens included. Extra comforters, blankets, etc. are in the armadio (closet-sized wardrobe) in the bedroom. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Towels included. If they are not out, you can find them in the armadio (closet-sized wardrobe). Please conserve energy. Hang and reuse your towels, rather than getting more out of the closet. There should always be toilet paper in the cabinet in the bathroom. Let us know if you don't find it. There are usually things like shampoo, etc. that previous guests or we have left. Please feel free to use these. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We provide more information and help with necessities like booking than any hotel or bed and breakfast. We and our Roman assistant are available by phone and email to solve any problems or answer any questions very quickly....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There is a shelf of Rome guidebooks and maps to the right as you enter the apartment. There is a small library of books, most Catholic themed fiction or theology....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat Screen Italian language only...moreless

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are located four blocks from the entrance to the Vatican Museums and .8 mile (an easy walk) from the entrance to St. Peter's Basilica. The Cipro Metro Stop is about three blocks away....moreless

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is an eat-in kitchen with a table and four chairs. On the terrace there is another table with four chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    Yes...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Yes. Bring your own computer, smartphone or tablet....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone:

    There is a cell phone in the apartment with our assistant's phone information programmed into the address book. 15 euros of minutes are included in the rental, and you may buy more....moreless

  • Towels 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:

    Password protected...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes, we have three coffee makers, all the basic Italian stovetop type, in different sizes....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All you could possibly need....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All needed dishes and utensils...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Eat-in kitchen with all dishes, cutlery, and cooking utensils provided. Table in kitchen seats 4. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas. Lights like stove....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Not guaranteed, but you will usually find at least salt and pepper, some spices, sugar, and dry pasta....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    To turn on the burners, turn on the gas, using the lever on the wall. Turn gas off when not using. To light, push down on the dials while turning, hold down a short time after flame appears....moreless

  • Toaster:

    No toaster, because toasting would spoil the great Italian bread you can buy at Mercato Trionfale a block and a half away....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    We have a large private terrace, with picnic table. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Building Type

  • Building
 

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$108
$685 $1,880

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • cleaning fee $50
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

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


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 04/23/2015
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Location

29 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Aeroporto Leonardo da Vinci
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Bar/Caffe Doria
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Roma Termini
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Grande Raccordo Annulare
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Fratelli Micci
35 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Ostia Lido

Car: Not Necessary

The apartment is located in Prati/Trionfale, a residential area very near the Vatican, within easy walking distance. The neighborhood is full of restaurants and cafes. Mercato Trionfale, a huge covered market with farmers, butchers, fish mongers, cheese makers, and small shops selling just about anything you could want, is a block and a half away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: We are a retired American Catholic couple in our early seventies. 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, yet is a real neighborhood, where Romans live. We also like the fact that the neighborhood is relatively quiet, in fact very quiet, given its location in the middle of a big city.

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 absolutely 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, I can read and write Italian, French, Spanish
 

Photos

  • 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

    Kitchen

  • The Bedroom

    The Bedroom

  • Looking west from the balcony, late afternoon, Nov., 2014

    Looking west from the balcony, late afternoon, Nov., 2014

  • Looking northeast from the living room window on a November morning

    Looking northeast from the living room window on a November morning

  • The apartment courtyard, looking from our entrance towards the gate

    The apartment courtyard, looking from our entrance towards the gate

  • The living room

    The living room

  • The washing machine is in the kitchen.

    The washing machine is in the kitchen.

  • One of the kitchen cabinets has a drying rack built in.  Very convenient!

    One of the kitchen cabinets has a drying rack built in. Very convenient!

  • Terrace in January 2015

    Terrace in January 2015

  • Mercato Trionfale is a huge covered market a block and a half away

    Mercato Trionfale is a huge covered market a block and a half away

  • 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

  • Westward view from the terrace at night.

    Westward view from the terrace at night.

  • Skies over the colonnade of St. Peter's Basilica, a short walk (.8 mile).

    Skies over the colonnade of St. Peter's Basilica, a short walk (.8 mile).

  • Dawn, looking southeast in March

    Dawn, looking southeast in March

  • The living room

    The living room

  • The terrace with picnic table, looking west

    The terrace with picnic table, looking west

  • eat in kitchen for four, with all equipment, including microwave

    eat in kitchen for four, with all equipment, including microwave

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • The gate to the courtyard through which one goes to reach our entrance

    The gate to the courtyard through which one goes to reach our entrance

  • View of St. Peter's from Via Mocenigo, our corner street.

    View of St. Peter's from Via Mocenigo, our corner street.

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