About the property
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charming restored 16th century penthouse in the heart of Rome with all comforts
The apartment is a charming restored 16th century duplex penthouse in an elegant four-story, four-family building in the center of historic Rome on a tiny quiet street (flanked on one side by 16th century Via dei Banchi Nuovi and on the other by 19th century Corso Vittorio Emanuele with busses to all areas of the city). It is nine blocks west of Piazza Navona and northwest of Campo dei Fiori, and five blocks southwest of 2nd century Ponte Sant’Angelo, Hadrian’s tomb and the Vatican on the other side of the Tiber River. A large doorway leads to the building’s foyer, with five steps up to a wrought iron gate to an elevator for three people. At the apartment’s marble landing, two steps lead up to the apartment, which consists of: a foyer, a fully equipped kitchen, a one-step-down brick-and-wood- beamed cathedral Renaissance-ceilinged and terra-cotta tiled floor living room (with a ceiling fan and a couch that opens to a double-bed), a dining room that seats 6-8, the living and dining rooms open onto a planted terrace (oleanders, olives, lemon and kiwi trees, rosemary, gardenia, etc.) with a dining table and six chairs); down three steps from the living room are a tiny ‘foyer’ and the bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom (one matrimonial with air conditioner and ceiling fan with a marble bathroom with box shower and bidet, the other mansard-roofed with twin beds, a moveable fan and a tiled bath with a tub).
An outdoor stairway leads from the downstairs terrace to an even larger top floor terrace with a catwalk and panoramic views of Rome’s roofs, Castel Sant’Angelo and three lounges for sunbathing. This terrace is also reached by an indoor wooden steep staircase that leads to a small studio.
The apartment has high speed 24/7 Internet access, WiFi, flat screen tv, DVD, dishwasher, washer-dryer, air conditioner in the master bedroom, stereo, American coffee and espresso makers, and full liability insurance.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
About Charming Giraud
I am an American born woman of a certain age who was raised in Italy and returned to the U.S. for university and career but never stopped missing Rome. So in 2004, after searching for many many years, I found and purchased my dream apartment in my dream quartiere of Rome, il centro storico. I return each summer for six weeks to get my infusion of Rome before returning to New York City where I live most of the time.
Charming Giraud purchased this Apartment in 2004
Why Charming Giraud chose Rione V Ponte
Because it is a complete little 16th century jewel with all the modern conveniences where I can sit on my terrace, sipping my espresso and gaze at Roman rooftops.
What makes this Apartment unique
Too many to list. See description.
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Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Charming apartment and fantastic location
Our family enjoyed a lovely visit to Rome and couldn't have been more pleased with the accommodations. The apartment was centrally located to all the "must see" sites and the neighborhood offered wonderful restaurants and shopping. The apartment itself was lovely, and architecturally a real gem.
We highly recommend this property and we're also very pleased with how responsive the manager, Simona, was and how helpful she was in arranging transportation for us to and from the airport. We would definitely stay again.
Spacious and lovely
What a gem in a great location. Our family of 6 (2 adults, 4 children) had a great time here for a week. It was even more spacious and elegant than the pictures suggested. Comfortable beds, modern kitchen (a dishwasher!), everything good quality and well cared for. Very clean. Especially beautiful master bath. Despite its central location, it was also very quiet (including on the terraces).
The owner and her apartment manager were courteous and helpful.
This apartment would also be great for 2 couples, since each bathroom has a bedroom and there are two separate terraces.
These are the features that make this apartment a great value:
* central location (easy to get the bus or walk)
* terraces (two!) with comfortable and varied outside furniture (dining set, lounge chairs)
* 2 bathrooms
* modern kitchen and bathrooms
* plenty of seating in the DR and LR (great for entertaining)
* overall Roman elegance
One note for parents of small children: the walkway to the rooftop balcony is rather open to a slanted roof and then a long drop (5 stories). This wasn't a problem for us, because our kids obeyed our requirement that they not use that terrace (and the terrace off the dining room/living room is very spacious, and kid-safe). However, if your kids aren't so easily controlled you might be a little nervous.
This property was in a great location and I really appreciated the elevator since it was on the fourth floor. The outdoor patio was a huge hit and it has the real feel of a Roman apartment. The ceiling in the living room has exposed beams which are quite attractive.
agreeable and comfortable condo
Nothing to say about the flat, it was as the photos and descriptions shown.
We enjoyed the terrace, however the weather was not favourable to us.
Maybe the welcome could have been more specific, with more accompaniment and
informations about the city. But that's a detail.
Charming, with all the comforts of home!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it is an enchanting apartment, central yet very quiet, surrounded by lots of small family restaurants and beautiful piazzas. A gem.
Hidden gem in the heart of Rome
My daughter and I stayed in this quaint penthouse for 5 days. Carolina was a kind and attentive hostess. She arranged car service to and from the airport for us. Anytime we needed anything she responded in a timely fashion. We were greeted at the door by a nice young man who showed us how to use the kitchen (gas stove) and which keys go to what doors lol. It is comfortable and well supplied. There is plenty of hot water for nice long showers. The beautiful Roman sunsets can be enjoyed with a glass of wine from the roof-top patio.
The location was abosolutly the best we could have asked for. If you turn left out the front door ( which will be what you do the most) there is a fabulous little restaurant accross the street. A very well supplied bodega is also accross the same street. Everything you could possibly want to see is within 10 minutes walking time. Don't forget to turn "right" out the front and explore the surrounding neighborhood. No matter which direction you turn from this sweet home is an adventure. Take time to drink the wonderful cold water from the neighborhood fountains. Listen to the music being played as you walk down cobblestone streets. And most of all put your phones down and look up! I can't thank Carolina enough for allowing us the honor of staying at this property. And don't forget to take a deep breath "roam" the streets, and enjoy yourself...... after all you are in ROME!!!