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Romantic Apartment, for two people, in via Mario de’ Fiori very close to Spanish Steps. Ideal for a couple who will have an elegant accommodation consisting of a living area, a Bedroom, a Kitchen, a Bath and a walk-in closet.
The perfect accommodation for an unforgettable roman experience, deep in the heart of Rome, full of atmosphere, a few steps from the beautiful and famous Spanish Steps and via Condotti. The foremost commercial road of Rome (Rome's version of 5th Avenue), where you can find luxury Italian and foreign boutiques such as Bulgari, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Brioni, Modigliani, Battistoni etc etc. The great designers ateliers are in the so-called 'quadrilateral' area, which includes the most refined elite shopping roads of the capital: via Borgognona, Piazza di Spagna, via Bocca di Leone, via Tomacelli, via Mario dei Fiori, via Belsiana, via Gregoriana and via del Babuino. The latter has recently been closet off to traffic and has prestigious boutiques like Armani, Etro, Chanel, Pomellato and Emporto, as well as historic antique dealers such as Carlo Maria Fallani, Franco and Alberto Di Castro, Fabrizio Apolloni, Antonnacci Efrti, Ida Benucci and Cesare Lampronti. All major attractions (Pantheon, Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum etc.) are at walking distance as well as the closest subway and taxi station (Spanish Steps at only 2 minutes walking from the apartment). During the spring / summer you'll easily reach several seaside town by public transport in about 40/50 minutes. So we suggest you to visit Ostia Lido, with its long sandy beaches (nearby you can admire the impressive ruins of Ostia Antica), Anzio and the ruins of the magnificent Villa of Nero, Neptune with its charming medieval old town.
The apartment has been recently fully renewed and furnished with elegance by the owner. A small entrance, a sleeping area with a king size bed, a living area with sofa and dining table as well as services (walk-in closet, kitchen and bathroom) will welcome you in a very comfortable environment equipped with Internet, TV and air conditioning. Windows are facing on a quiet and cute courtryard. The kitchen is comfortable and full equipped. It consists of a large work surface, 4 gas cookers, microwawe owen, washing machine, fridge. Guests will find everything they need to cook (pots, pans, dishes, glasses...) and some basic items (oil, vinegar, salt, sugar, coffee, tea, chamomile...). The bathroom is provided with shower, sink, wc and bidet; guests will find hairdryer, shampoo, soaps and towels.
The perfect location and the good value quality/price of the apartment will make pleasant and unforgettable your stay in Rome.
The apartment is not far from the railway station (2 stops metro: Barberini, Spanish Steps) which is very well connected to the airport. Once in Rome we will be happy to welcome you and give you further advices to make your stay unforgettable in our beautiful “eternal city”. We look forward to seeing you in Rome!
Minimum stay 4 nights (only from December 23 to Jan 2): €250.00 avg nightly - All-inclusive: even cleaning
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The area is pedestrian friendly and along with the Piazza del Popolo many of the roads are closed to traffic. The pedestrians pulse through the narrow streets that crisscross the Spanish Steps area, they are like the blood that pumps through the veins of the 'mother of all shopping monsters'.
At the top of the Steps and along the street 'Viale della Trinità dei Monti' you will find the entrance to the relaxing and beautiful Borghese gardens. It may come in handy.
At the top of the Spanish steps you find the church of the Trinità' dei Monti resting atop Pincian Hill, however most have their back to it while admiring the panoramic views over Rome.
At the bottom of the steps in Piazza di Spagna you will find 'La Fontana della Barcaccia' designed by Bernini. The name literally means 'ugly boat'. Less to do with the design of the boat and more to do with the limitation of pressure from the old Roman Aqueduct that still supplies a trickle of water. The boat lies half submerged in the fountain.
Just off the Piazza di Spagna to the left (with your back to the Spanish Steps) you will find the giant 'Colonna dell'Immacolata', a Roman column which supports a statue of the Virgin Mary.
The sights, sounds and smells are magnificent in the Piazza di Spagna area but there's another reason why many flock here...
Big Italian brand shopping is the game and many of the Italians decorating the sidewalks look like models for the latest fashion gurus. Gucci, Bulgari, Prada, Versace and Giorgio Armani are names thrown around like accusations at an Italian political campaign.
Luckily the Via del Babuino and Via di Ripetta are jam packed with lesser known (and therefore more economical) shops of antiquities, arts and crafts - for plebeians like the website author.
Rome Metro: Spagna is the only Metro station that connects the area. (Refer to our map of the Spanish Steps area.)
From Spagna you can either head across the Tevere towards the Vatican City or in the other direction towards Piazza Barberini, Piazza della Repubblica and lastly Termini Station.
For more information about the Metro see my dedicated page on the Rome Metro.
The No. 117 takes you from Via del Corso to the ancient Roman Colosseum and passes Trevi Fountain and Piazza Venezia along the way.
The 119 Electric bus will also take you to Piazza Venezia and Piazza di Campo dè Fiori, and also back to Piazza del Popolo.
For more about the buses in Rome see my dedicated page Rome buses and Rome public transport.
Rome taxi: There is a main taxi rank just off Piazza di Spagna at the 'Colonna dell'Immacolata' and a little further down the same road (Via del Giubbonari) at Largo del Tritone (towards the Via Veneto area). (Refer to our map and look for the big 'T'.)
Rome tourist buses: There are two main stops for most of the tourist buses (refer to the street map at the top of this page):
Largo del Tritone
and the Augustus Mausoleum
For your meals do try to stay away from the tourist areas, and in particular the squares (piazzas), they are notorious for exorbitant prices and mediocre food - which in Rome constitutes a crime! (If possible, try to get recommendations from your host.)
Year Purchased: 2012
Why Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps): Because I love Rome