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This apartment , Colosseum View1, is located in the heart of ancient Rome,next to the Colosseum and the important Basilica of San Clemente.This location is perfect for those who like to walk in the centre (easily you can reach by foot the main sites like the Colosseum, Piazza Venezia , Fontana di Trevi, Pantheon) or reach any other destination by public transportation.
Before we start the description of the apartment we would like draw your attention on our COOKING CLASSES/ CULTURAL EXPERIENCE that are organized in the country side near Rome. Feel free to ask additional information or visit www.dolceroma.it/cookingtour.htm This apartment has been completely remodeled, elegantly furnished and beautifully decorated (the colors chosen are all in tones of the white and beige, creating a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere) and includes tromp l'oeil paintings by the owner. The apartment, 55 sqm, is on the 1st floor (second floor for American, no elevator) of a building from the early 1900s, and includes air conditioning in each room, soundproof windows and is composed of: a small entry hall that leads to the living room where you will also find a small corner kitchen decorated with hand painted tiles (refrigerator, microwave, electric stove, dishwasher and everything necessary for cooking). In the living room you will find sofa, two arm chairs, a dining x 4 table and four chairs (the tabletop is hand painted with a faux-marble finish). The apartment also comes equipped with SATELLAITE TV, DVD. 2 bedrooms : One of the two rooms has a larger bed that is closer to a king size (180x200cm) with a fresco painted by the owner above with the view of the Dome of St. Peters and the Tiber river. The bed can be separated in two twins. The other bedroom, quite small, has a queen size bed that measures 160x190cm. Both the rooms have windows to let in the light. The original wooden ceiling has been restored, giving the warmth of wood to one bedroom and living room. 2 Bathrooms: One very spacious bath is decorated with travertine tiles and includes all services (sink, w.c., bidet and shower, wasching machine), the second bathroom, while smaller, still contains a sink w.c, and a shower. A door leads out on to a small balcony, which gives a lot of lights and brightness to the apartment. The owner pay also very close attention to details: well-equipped kitchen (hand painted tiles), comfortable beds, ample linens and bath towels.. She attended courses of the History of Roman Art, which allowed her to get to know the city very well and she will share her knowledge with you at your arrival. At check in she will personally welcome you and spend time to guide you in programming your vacation, sharing with you all her knowledge. You will have the feeling to meet a personal guide, that help you at 360' in discovering this big city so full of history, and save so much time that normally takes to a person that is in town for the first time Free wire less internet service is offered, so guests may bring their own laptop and be assured that they need not look for Internet cafes at odd hours to keep in touch with home, as well as a cell. phone (use of the phone is free, personal calls are not included) so that guests can very easily reach her at any time, should they have questions or concerns about the apartment or about Rome itself(free). Natalia worked for many years in the airline industry as a cabin attendant and she has excellent language skills, including English, but also a real understanding of just what travellers need when they’re renting a short-term apartment in a foreign city. We advise our guest to avoid bring heavy guide's book, we have anything you may need about Rome :Maps, tourist information, guides in english... There is a bus stop bus 117, included in Roma Pass( € 34 includes 3 days of transportation free + first 2 museums free) just next the building that will take you in few minutes in Spanish Steps or Piazza del Popolo (the trendy and famous fashion district). or use underground stop “Colosseo line B” at only 5 minutes walk. With public tranportation you can also easily reach Ancient Ostia, a very important port during the Roman Empire, or the seaside/beach front of Ostia Lido, where you can spend part of your day expeccially in summer season. Rates include the cost of utilities (gas, A.C.,electricity, heating, 24 hours hot water) and final cleaning No additional cost for Holiday or Sunday check in.
Deposit is required upon the booking. Cancellation Policy: up to 60 days prior arrival date deposit will be refunded (less Euro 15 for bank and postal fees) less than 60 days prior arrival date there will be no refund. We generally do not ask for a damage deposit but do expect the tenant to notify us immediately if anything occurs. We also expect the tenant to pay for these damages Next to the apartment: restaurants, gelato, banks, ATM cash machine, post office, butcher, backer, supermarket, pharmacy, bars, souvenirs shop, tobacconist, travel agency…… Transportation from/to airport can be organized and from/to Civitavecchia's port. Check in time at 12 am( when possible we will be very happy to check you in earlier ) NOT LATER than 8.00 p.m. Check out on the day of departue at 10 a.m. (unless there has been a mutual agreement). Keywords: Very central cozy A.C. WIFI, family apartment at walking distance of most important sites as Colossum, Roman Forum, Piazza Navona, Piazza Venezia, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, very well connected with public transportation. Metro and bus next the apartment.
2015 High Season Mar 16 - Oct 31, 2015 4 night min stay
November 1/15 Nov 1 - Nov 15, 2015 3 night min stay
November 16/30 Nov 16 - Nov 30, 2015 3 night min stay
December 1/22 Dec 1 - Dec 22, 2015 3 night min stay
Christmas /New Year Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2016 5 night min stay
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Rates include: taxes. WIFI, A.C., heating, courtesy mobile phone, linen, courtesy of cell. phone, final cleaning, no extra fees
25% deposit through Pay Pal, Balance in cash at check in.
We generally do not ask for a damage deposit but do expect the tenant to notify us immediately if anything occurs. We also expect the tenant to pay for these damages
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Archaeologically speaking, the structure is a three-tiered complex of buildings: (1) the present basilica built just before the year 1100 during the height of the Middle Ages; (2) beneath the present basilica is a 4th century basilica that had been converted out of the home of a Roman nobleman, part of which had in the 1st century briefly served as an early church, and the basement of which had in the 2nd century briefly served as a mithraeum; (3) the home of the Roman nobleman had been built on the foundations of a republican era building that had been destroyed in the Great Fire of 64.
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is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312.
is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue situated in the valley between the Aventine and Palatine hills, it was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome and its later Empire. It measured 621 m (2,037 ft) in length and 118 m (387 ft) in width, and could accommodate about 150,000 spectators
the Mouth of Truth is an image, carved from Pavonazzetto marble, of a man-like face, located in the portico of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. The most famous characteristic of the Mouth, however, is its role as a lie detector. Starting from the Middle Ages, it was believed that if one told a lie with one's hand in the mouth of the sculpture, it would be bitten off.
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The mosaics found in Santa Maria Maggiore are not just incredibly beautiful works of Late Antique art; they are also one of the oldest representations of the Virgin Mary in Christian Late Antiquity.
next to the apartment The Historical Museum of the Vatican City located in the Noble apartment of the Lateran Palace (admission from the atrium of the Basilica of St John Lateran. Complesso del Vittoriano: from the Terrazze delle Quadriglie enjoy a breath-taking view of the City of Rome. For your children: 3D Rewind Rome: a small technological jewel allows us to relive Imperial Rome with a virtual jounery in 3D bringing us back two thousand years. Time Elevator: Three large screen, mobile platforms simulating movement, and audio-video effects combine to re-create the history of Rome. Domus Romanae at Palazzo Valentini: the fascinating tour takes visitors through ther remains of the patrician 'Domus' and mosaics, painted walls, polychrome and paved floor can be admired thorugh multi_media reconstructions of the past involving light displays, sound effects and film showings.San Clemente Church at 3 minutes walking, very important testimonial that Rome was builded up one level above the other through the Centuries, you can visit 3 level below : 1 level below is from 4th Century and another level below will take you to the first Century (we reccomedn to rent an audio guide). Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano at 7 minutes walking as well as the 'Holy Stair'. The legend says that some angels brought the stair to Rome, this is the srair that Gesus Christ climed when he meet Ponzio Pilato. Shopping: at few minutes walking, just after the Bsilicia of San Giovanni, starts the busy Via Appia, the shopping street of Roman people. Restaurants in the area: prices are not so high like in Campo dei Fiori/Navona Square area but very good quality at reasonable prices, romans people come in this area for dinner. We will reccommend the best in the area.
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Natalia worked as a flight attendant (cabin crew) for Alitalia Airlines from 1970 to 1995. Prior to her work at Alitalia, she lived for more than a year in London, studying and working in a tourist agency. She speaks excellent English, understands and speaks Spanish and can 'get by' in French. Her husband Walter worked as well as pilot in Alitalia for more than 30 years.
The twenty-five years she spent traveling from one country to another gave her an opportunity to learn about the ways and customs of many countries and enhanced her natural predisposition for interpersonal relationships; she always succeeds in establishing an immediate, friendly relationship with her guests.
Since 1995, she has attended the 'Academy of Decorative Arts', discovering a hidden talent for painting and decorating that she never imagined before. She now puts this talent to use personally decorating her apartments. In fact, the tiles in the kitchens and the tabletops in the dining areas of her apartments are all hand painted as well as the tromp l'oeil paintings, which gives each apartment a unique touch.
In the last 4 years she has attended courses of the History of Roman Art, which allowed her to get to know the city on a new level. She provides her guests with useful information on Rome and its monuments and archaeological sites.