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Old Rome Palace Wonderful 4 BR, 3 BA, Panoramic Terrace, Views, Charm & Comforts

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Panoramic terrace: dine 'al fresco' amidst views of Rome's domes and sights.

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Navona apartment description

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 surely it is the most charming, visited at all times year-round. There are four copies of it in the US alone.

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, deck chairs and an ample parasol. From it you can have your meals 'al fresco', or sip a glass of wine, while enjoying the spectacular view of most Rome's sights and of old roofs.

The apartment is 210 Sq. Mts. (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 birds. In the walls there are also finest frescoes of peacocks, interleaved 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 (unobtainable nowadays), different in the various rooms.

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. 40 Sq. Mt. (420 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, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, toaster, orange squeezer, washing machine, clothes dryer.

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, bistro etc. of the famous location, together with transport guidance, and many other tips.

Upon arrival, guests are always welcomed with a bottle of finest Italian wine and other treats (starters).

Upon request, the most courteous assistant tours gives an orientation tour to the guests in this world-acclaimed location, to you will feel right at home from the very first moment you arrive.

Also the owners, descendants of the same noble family owning the palace since 1578, will welcome you. They are most hospitable and kindest persons.

See this wonderful apartment in our website, with 100 photos, maps and illustrations showing any aspect, with a detailed description.
Please visit:

www.oldromeresidence.com

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 4
  • 2250 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : No stairs to climb to reach the apartment.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Chauffeur
          • Private Chef
          • Concierge
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            There is a specific separate elevator for disabled using wheelchairs. The apartment though has 4 internal steps, some help is thus required to access all its areas. ...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Small size dogs are welcome, provided that they will not stay in the guests' beds or on the sofas. An additional cleaning fee of 120 Euro weekly is charged....moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Smoking allowed only in the terrace. ...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Master bedroom: 1 double

            Wonderful, ample, bright, elegant matrimonial bedroom....moreless

          • Twin beds room: 2 twin/ single

            Most elegant, bright twin beds room, perfect fittings...moreless

          • Twin beds room: 2 twin/ single

            Most elegant, bright twin beds room, wonderful décor...moreless

          • Bedroom : 1 double

            Most elegant, bright double bedroom with matrimonial bed...moreless

          • Italian double or matrimonial bed standard sizes are length 190 centimeters x width 160 centimeters (or 75 x 63 inches). In this property they are a little larger than this. Italian standard single bed sizes are: length 190 cm. x width 80 cm. (or 75 x 32 inches). ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Second bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

            Modern and functional, yet elegant and spotless....moreless

          • master bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

            Sparkling, most elegant decor, wonderful tiles....moreless

          • Master bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

            Beautiful design, sumptuous tiles, spotless, two sinks....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            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

          • Oven:

            Modern and perfectly functional, it has many functions: ventilated cooking, only grill, heat from top, heat from beneath etc....moreless

          • Dining:

            The dining room seats 8 persons comfortably as the table is large, and the seats are very comfortable....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Both Italian coffee pots (one large, one small) and American coffee percolator of quality brand....moreless

          • Microwave:

            Brand new, it have multiple functions (grill, oven etc.)....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Ample fridge and freezer, suitable for larger parties....moreless

          • Stove:

            The kitchen is brand new, the stoves have 4 fires....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Brand new, with easy electronic control panel. ...moreless

          Amenities

          • Towels Provided:

            Each guest is provided with 3 towels: one small, one medium, and one large bath towel. We tend to give more towels. A change is supplied upon request....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Simply amazing floors, ceilings, frescoes, décor, charm. It is unobtainable nowadays, it gives a unique feeling of comfort and elegance....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Every single room has a specific air conditioner, modern, silent and easily used with remote control....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Brand new, with simple and detailed instructions given. ...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Complete endowment. ...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Brand new. ...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Heating

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            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...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            You can watch intl' channels in English (USA, UK) and of other languages and countries, you will not miss the latest news back home, and all international channels....moreless

          • Television:

            37 inches colour TV, brand new, high definition LCD, with remote control. ...moreless

          • Stereo:

            Stereo radio and CD player...moreless

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            The property has landline telephone, enabling you to make free phone calls to all Italian landline phone numbers (for ex. taxi, airport, restaurants etc.)....moreless

          • Internet:

            24/7 high speed Wi-Fi internet connection...moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            (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

          • Lanai / Gazebo:

            The patio in summer is endowed with a parasol (umbrella), to protect from sunshine....moreless

          Theme

          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Location & View

              • Monument View

              Activities

              • Botanical Garden
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Medical Services
              • Laundromat
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Boating
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Shopping
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Theme Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Synagogues
              • Ruins
              • Playground
              • Library
              • Churches
              • Walking
              • Snowboarding
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              August 24-27 SPECIAL RATE
              Aug 24 - Aug 26, 2014
              3 night min stay
              €420

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add €28 per night, per additional guest

              October 11-18
              Oct 11 - Oct 17, 2014
              7 night min stay

              €3,900 €13,000

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add €43 per night, per additional guest

              October 25-November 6
              Oct 25 - Nov 4, 2014
              7 night min stay

              €3,800 €13,000

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add €36 per night, per additional guest

              November 11-21
              Nov 11 - Nov 21, 2014
              5 night min stay
              €457 €490
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              €3,200 €12,000

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add €28 per night, per additional guest

              Nov. 29 - Dec. 19
              Nov 29 - Dec 19, 2014
              5 night min stay
              €480
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              €3,100

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add €28 per night, per additional guest

              CHRISTMAS: Dec. 20-28
              Dec 20 - Dec 28, 2014
              7 night min stay

              €4,200

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add €43 per night, per additional guest

              January special
              Jan 4 - Jan 10, 2015
              5 night min stay
              €414 €440
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              €2,900 €7,900

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add €28 per night, per additional guest

              January special offer
              Jan 11 - Feb 1, 2015
              4 night min stay
              €387 €400
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              €2,700

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add €28 per night, per additional guest

              Early February
              Feb 2 - Feb 9, 2015
              5 night min stay
              €400 €440
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              €2,800

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add €28 per night, per additional guest

              Saint Valentine
              Feb 10 - Feb 21, 2015
              7 night min stay

              €3,400 €8,400

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add €250 per night, per additional guest

              February - Early March
              Feb 22 - Mar 6, 2015
              5 night min stay
              €443 €490
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              €3,100

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add €28 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              5 night min stay
              €490 €540
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              €3,430 €11,000

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add €36 per night, per additional guest

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

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit €400
              • Ital. State Tourist tax €30
              • Final cleaning fee €100
              • Pet Fee €120
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              Rates, especially VRBO's "standard rate", apply to 2014, not to 2015. We will gradually publish the 2015 rates.

              For monthly rates, the utility consumption (gas, electricity) is not included, it is billed apart. The cleaning fees (initial and final) are included.

              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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              Location

              • Colosseum

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              • Pantheon

                "The best preserved temple of antiquity, and dedicated to All Gods (Pan Theon in ancient Gree..."

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              • Piazza Navona

                "The most elegant and intriguing square in Rome, it was built exactly on the ruins of the Dom..."

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              8 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Ciampino 8 Mi.-Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci 23 Mi.
              55 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Civitavecchia Cruise port
              1.4 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Termini main train station
              10 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Ring of Rome aka Grande Raccordo Anulare (G.R.A.)
              14 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Ostia-CastelPorziano protected reserve free beach
              20 Metres
              Nearest Barpub
              Many bars, cafes, restaurants
              60 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Terminillo ski resort
              5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Rome Golf Club AcquaSanta
              20 Metres
              Nearest Restaurant
              'San Daniele' in Piazza mattei

              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.

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 1578

              About: Our family purchased this famous historical palace during the Renaissance (1578), and we own it to this day, generation after generation. We ameliorated the palace, its courts, its décor and all its units throughout the centuries. We always dedicated ourselves to the community, and we consider hospitality a mission. We would like you to experience Rome's essence, combining the immense historical and cultural heritage with leisure, yet off the beaten track of stereotypical commercial offers. We are confident that our hospitality you will experience Rome's legacy and its charm, combined with a memorable leisure time.

              Why Navona:
              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:
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              Photos

              • Panoramic terrace: dine 'al fresco' amidst views of Rome's domes and sights.

                Panoramic terrace: dine 'al fresco' amidst views of Rome's domes and sights.

              • From another angle: coffered ceilings w. 168 paintings of birds/peacock frescoes

                From another angle: coffered ceilings w. 168 paintings of birds/peacock frescoes

              • The spectacular coffered ceilings with 168 frames of different species of birds.

                The spectacular coffered ceilings with 168 frames of different species of birds.

              • Opposite view of the panoramic terrace, showing its ample size, its deck chairs.

                Opposite view of the panoramic terrace, showing its ample size, its deck chairs.

              • Opposite pic, w. view of ample dining room. Chandeliers, finest floor, paintings

                Opposite pic, w. view of ample dining room. Chandeliers, finest floor, paintings

              • Dining room: elegant décor and tiles, large table & chairs sitting 8 comfortably

                Dining room: elegant décor and tiles, large table & chairs sitting 8 comfortably

              • Master bedroom: ample, elegant, bright, views, wonderful tiles, décor, cozy.

                Master bedroom: ample, elegant, bright, views, wonderful tiles, décor, cozy.

              • 2nd matrimonial bedroom: bright, great views, cozy, finest tiles, en-suite bathr

                2nd matrimonial bedroom: bright, great views, cozy, finest tiles, en-suite bathr

              • 2nd twin bedded room: intriguing, cozy, elegant, cheerful but no less elegant.

                2nd twin bedded room: intriguing, cozy, elegant, cheerful but no less elegant.

              • Master bedr. bathroom: spotless, ample, bathtub w. hand-held shower, fine tiles.

                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

                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!

                The apartment has elevator, yet climbing the palace grand stairs is intriguing!

              • Amazing sitting room: beautiful tiles, frescoed walls, wood coffered ceiling.

                Amazing sitting room: beautiful tiles, frescoed walls, wood coffered ceiling.

              • Opposite sitting room view: Renaissance frescoes, marble tiles, coffered ceiling

                Opposite sitting room view: Renaissance frescoes, marble tiles, coffered ceiling

              • North-west view: Churches SanAndrea/St. Agnes/St. Ivo Sapienza/Monte Mario hill.

                North-west view: Churches SanAndrea/St. Agnes/St. Ivo Sapienza/Monte Mario hill.

              • Dining room-kitchen is 36 Sq.Mt. or 380 Sq.Ft. Bright, elegant, cozy, functional

                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

                Kitchen: airy/elegant/w. views/comfy, bright and most functional. Fully equipped

              • Windows view, left   right: Palazzo Mattei, Turtle Fountain, Church Santa Maria.

                Windows view, left right: Palazzo Mattei, Turtle Fountain, Church Santa Maria.

              • Master bedroom from entry: small elegant lobby/bedside tables/paintings/closet.

                Master bedroom from entry: small elegant lobby/bedside tables/paintings/closet.

              • First twin beds room from its entry: bright, elegant, great view, fine tiles.

                First twin beds room from its entry: bright, elegant, great view, fine tiles.

              • Second terrace: charming, perfect for a glass of wine, to relax or write emails.

                Second terrace: charming, perfect for a glass of wine, to relax or write emails.

              • Sparkling 2nd matrimonial bedr. bathroom, w. glass shower enclosure/finest tiles

                Sparkling 2nd matrimonial bedr. bathroom, w. glass shower enclosure/finest tiles

              • Palace seen from the Turtle Fountain. The apartment takes the entire high floor.

                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).

                Floor plan/apartment map. The panoramic terrace is not shown (it will be soon).

              VRBO #491381

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              Date last modified - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

              €387 - €600 per night (EUR)
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              4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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