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This marvellous panoramic and terraced apartment, called 'The Turtles' Dream', comprises four bedrooms, three bathrooms, an amazing sitting room, a most ample dining room / kitchen, a very ample terrace / roof garden with panoramic views of Rome's sights, a second terrace to relax, and it is located in an authentic historical noble palace, in the heart of old Rome.
It is located in the Campo de' Fiori area, bordering the Piazza Navona quarter, the Jewish quarter, the Pantheon and the Roman Forum. The palace is situated in Piazza Mattei, where you find the famous Turtle Fountain, which can be seen from all its windows. It is one of Rome's most world-acclaimed, and most charming, visited at all times year-round. You find four copies of it only in the US.
The apartment is situated at the highest floor (with elevator), in the famous palace 'Palazzo Costaguti', which you can find illustrated in all history / architecture books and websites about Rome. This high vantage point makes the property bright, and it enables excellent views from its stunning panoramic terrace and also from its windows.
The terrace, which is actually a roof garden, is 80 Sq. Mt. large (app. 820 Sq.Ft.), it is endowed with a charming table with chairs, an ample and most elegant sitting area in 'rattan' (sofa, armchairs, table), deck chairs and an ample parasol. From it you can have your meals 'al fresco', or sip a glass of wine, while enjoying spectacular view of Rome's sights, domes and of old roofs.
The apartment is 210 Sq. Mt. (app. 2,250 Sq. Ft.) large. It is situated at the 3rd European floor (of an old-fashioned palace, consequently it is equal to a 4th European floor and to a 5th American floor). As mentioned it is endowed with *elevator*. The apartment was just perfectly renovated. Each room is wonderful in its own right, for its beautiful tiles, décor, furniture, paintings of old masters. The property is silent, inviting and bright. There is also a charming second terrace with table, perfect for a glass of wine, hobnobbing, or to relax or write emails.
The sitting room is astonishing. It still preserves the original Renaissance (16th century) coffered wooden ceilings, and each of the 168 'lacunars' or coffered frames has a painting of a different species of bird. Throughout all the walls you find also finest frescoes of peacocks, spaced out with the intriguing coat of arms of the patrician family. The floors are also spectacular. They are made with original 'graniglia' tiles with beautiful design, different every room.
All four double bedrooms (two matrimonial and two twin beds) have a peculiar charm, and from them you enjoy a direct view of the famous fountain in the square below (you can also hear its water gushing if you open the windows).
The dining room is very spacious, and together with the large kitchen it forms one large open-plan space of nearly 36 Sq. Mt. (370 Sq. Ft.).
The property is equipped with all mod cons to ensure a most pleasant stay: air conditioning in all rooms, heating, internet Wi-Fi, complete kitchen equipment incl. American coffee percolator, Italian coffee pots, microwave, dishwasher, iron, iron board, fridge, freezer, toaster, orange squeezer, washing machine, clothes dryer, electronic scales.
Notably, you find a booklet, detailed and with many illustrations, photos and maps, with on one hand detailed property instructions, and on the other hand a complete tourist guide of all the restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlors, bistros etc. of the famous location, together with transport guidance, and many other tips.
Upon arrival the courteous assistant can guide you through an orientation tour of this world-acclaimed location, to make you will feel right at home from the very first moment you arrive. This is a free, complimentary service.
Also the owners, descendants of the same noble family owning the palace since 1578, will welcome you. They are most hospitable and kindest persons, who will share with you the history of the palace and of the family.
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We invite you to see this wonderful apartment in our website, with 110 photos, maps and illustrations showing any aspect, with detailed description.
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A very detailed property book is provided, with instructions including many photos and illustrations. It also provides detailed tourist and travel information about the famous location and about Rome.
If you rent min. weekly, upon your arrival a courtesy (free) basket is provided, including bottles of fine Italian wines, mineral water, cereals, fruit, coffee, milk, tea, biscuits, olive oil, vinegar etc. It will be free!
Still for min. weekly stays, a proficient assistant / doctor, should you want, will tour your for free in the famous quarter, giving you detailed historical / cultural insight, and plentiful tourist information. Local guides charge for this service 150 Euro, while as mentioned it will be complimentary (free) for you if you stay min. one week.
Children are welcome provided that they are well behaved, respectful of the property and looked after at all times by their parents. A stroller is available for infants, so you don't have to carry it....moreless
A detailed property booklet is provided with many illustrations and photos. It is divided in 2 sections: 1st with appliances instructions, 2nd with location guide: restaurants, grocers, transport etc...moreless
The dining room seats 8 persons comfortably as the table is large, and the seats are very comfortable. In addition, also both terraces have a table and chairs to dine out. The panoramic terrace sits 8...moreless
Most complete equipment: ample fridge & freezer, dishwasher, Italian coffee pots, American coffee percolator, tea kettle, microwave oven, mixer-blender, electric orange squeezer, electric scales etc...moreless
(1) Panoramic terrace/roof garden, and with table and chairs for your meals 'al fresco', or to sip a glass of wine amidst Rome views and sights (2) Internal patio, w. table/chairs, to write emails...moreless
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5 night min stay
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A very detailed property book is provided, with instructions with many photos /illustrations. It also provides detailed tourist information about this famous location and Rome.
If you rent min. weekly, upon your arrival a free) chest of food/ wines is provided.
It varies with the season, in general a 35% - 40% deposit is due (by means of a bank wire), the balance is paid upon arrival at the apartment and rental beginning. The security deposit (warranty against damage) of 400/500 Euro for weekly rentals, it is returned at the end of the stay if damages are not caused.
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Car: Not Necessary
This wonderful apartment is located in the heart of Rome, between the Campo de' Fiori and the Jewish Ghetto, and near Piazza Navona. It is situated in the famous historical and noble palace called Palazzo Costaguti, which faces the square called Piazza Mattei, from the name of the opposite aristocratic palace, Palazzo Mattei. The square is famous for its world-acclaimed, wonderful Fontana delle Tartarughe, or Turtles Fountains (1580), considered by most Romans and critics Rome's most beautiful.
The apartment is situated at the higher floor or 'piano nobile' of the fabulous noble 'Palazzo Costaguti' palace, one of Rome's most famous, and it is owned to this day by the aristocratic family. It is a truly a wonderful and most elegant property.
Both the apartment and the noble owner (descendant of a family counting kings, viceroys, saints and cardinals) are very inviting and will make you feel instantly at home - the one you always dreamed of, with the kindest landlord.
Nearby you also find all Rome's sights, churches, monuments, squares, palazzi, fountains, places of interest, historical landmarks, parks, museums, academies, and let's not forget the numberless restaurants, cafes, bars, shops (including those of artisans), artists' clubs, cinemas, and theatres. All these sights and places can be easily reached on foot, and if you don't feel like it, there is a taxi stand nearby, and public transport is efficient, fast and well organized.
In addition to enabling you to see and enjoy all Rome's wonderful sights, the quarter has a very homely feel. There are scores of family-run grocery stores (each with its peculiar specialty), bakers, confectioneries ('pasticcerie'), renowned and inviting restaurants, art and book shops, artisans shops. Shop owners are very welcoming and you will feel immediately part of the local community.
The apartment is situated between three of Rome's most famous central districts, with a completely different personality: 1) Piazza Navona with its elegant square, the marvellous fountains and churches and the chic, Dolce Vita atmosphere; 2) Campo de' Fiori, Rome's liveliest area, with its morning market, its grocery shops, and its bohemian character. 3) The Jewish Ghetto, with its unique ancient charm, its millenary inhabitants and traditions, its historical shops / restaurants / and also with Jewish sights (the main synagogue, Rome's Jewish Museum etc.).
In the end, you couldn't find a more elegant, large and complete property, situated in a most authentic and historical Roman palace, in a uniquely quintessential Rome location.
Year Purchased: 1578
About: [In the photo: owner Dr. Costaguti and his wife]. Our family purchased this famous historical palace during the Renaissance (1578), and we own it to this day, generation after generation. Ours is one of the oldest recorded Italian families; the cardinals and a saint in our family contributed to the construction of St. Peter's Basilica. In a totally different world, today we are solar energy entrepreneurs. Nevertheless, we always dedicated ourselves to the community, and we consider hospitality and culture as a mission. We improved the palace, its courts, its décor and all its units throughout the centuries. We would like you to experience Rome's essence, combining its immense historical and cultural heritage with leisure, yet off the beaten track of stereotypical commercial offers. We are confident that through our hospitality you will experience Rome's legacy and its charm, combined with memorable leisure. We look forward to hosting you! From Dr. Afan De Rivera Costaguti and wife (owners, in the picture).
Because you simply find everything one could possibly look and love of Rome: - great panoramic views of its sights; - unique central location, nestled between all Rome's sights, which can be easily reached on foot / short bus ride; - a historical palace exuding history and character; - Italian elegance and wonderful décor; - a very ample and comfortable property with high floor ceilings and 4 double bedrooms (you will sleep in real beds) of which 2 are matrimonial and 2 are twin beds; - a wonderful sitting room, with high wooden beamed ceilings, decorated with ancient paintings of 168 species of birds; - an ample and cozy dining room / kitchen, nearly 40 Sq.Mt. large, with two tables and chairs, and excellent cooking equipment; - 3 bathrooms, with wonderful décor and beautiful tiles; - perfect equipment, with all mod cons; - Rome's most historical and charming location, still with the original Romans, and numberless restaurants, cafes, grocers, bistros, confectionery shops, ice cream parlours etc.; - most helpful assistants and hospitable, kind owners.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Anything of this property is unique and unobtainable! Yet above all, you will love it, our hospitality is renowned, and your stay will be memorable!
Panoramic terrace: dine 'al fresco' amidst views of Rome's domes and sights.
View of sitting & dining areas. As you sit you see wonderful Rome views.
Amazing sitting room: beautiful tiles, frescoed walls, wood coffered ceiling.
Opposite sitting room view: Renaissance frescoes, marble tiles, coffered ceiling
Dining room-kitchen is 36 Sq.Mt. or 380 Sq.Ft. Bright, elegant, cozy, functional
Kitchen: airy/elegant/w. views/comfy, bright and most functional. Fully equipped
Windows view, left right: Palazzo Mattei, Turtle Fountain, Church Santa Maria.
Master bedr. from its entry: elegant entry w. mirror/wonderfultiles, chandelier
The 1st twin bedded room: sunny, elegant, panoramic, w. beautiful tiles & mirror
Master bedr. bathroom: spotless, ample, bathtub w. hand-held shower, fine tiles.
Elegant bathroom of the 2 twin bedrooms w. tub/glass shower enclosure/fine tiles
The apartment has elevator, yet climbing the palace grand stairs is intriguing!
Terrace elegant, comfortable sitting area in 'Rattan'. Also parasol & deck chair
Some of many views from the terrace! More in our site www.oldromeresidence.com
From another angle: coffered ceilings w. 168 paintings of birds/peacock frescoes
The wooden coffered ceiling frames with paintings of 168 different bird species.
Opposite pic, w. view of ample dining room. Chandeliers, finest floor, paintings
Dining room: elegant décor and tiles, large table & chairs sitting 8 comfortably
Master bedroom: ample, elegant, bright, views, wonderful tiles, décor, inviting.
2nd matrimonial bedroom: bright, great views, cozy, finest tiles, en-suite bathr
2nd twin bedded room: intriguing, cozy, elegant, cheerful but no less elegant.
Sparkling 2nd matrimonial bedr. bathroom, w. glass shower enclosure/finest tiles
Palace seen from the Turtle Fountain. The apartment takes the entire high floor.
Floor plan/apartment map. The panoramic terrace is not shown (it will be soon).
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