This beautiful apartment is in the centre of Rome, very near to St Peters square and the Vatican. It is on the top floor of a period building (with a lift). There is the added security of a porter.
It offers central heating/air conditioning,TV, DVD, WIFI and cleaning every 7 days.
There are many trattorie and romantic pizzerie nearby as well as a wide selection of exotic takeaways, shops, markets and supermarkets. Via Cola di Rienzo, one of the most vibrant shopping streets in Rome sells the best in Italian fashion, food, furniture etc and is only 5 minutes walk away.
The accommodation consists of 1 Double room with double bed and fitted cupboards.
Modern kitchen with fridge, gas cooker/oven and washing machine, 1 Bathroom with large shower.
Dining room/lounge with 1 double sofa bed and one pouf/single bed.
The apartment is fully furnished with all reasonable utensils. Towels and linen are provided. Our bed linen is all of pure white cotton.
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The period before Lent is celebrated as Carnevale, which means 'farewell meat' in Latin. At Carnevale time Roman bakers sell special 'frappe' (fried puff pastry cakes) which are delicious.
The streets are full of children in costumes parading with their proud parents, Via Cola di Rienzo is one of the main streets of Prati.
Nearby there are many shops,Theatres, Cinemas, Tennis courts, Pizzerias, Restaurants and Museums.
This area of Rome's main attraction is St. Peters, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chappel, but food is what draws the Romans to Prati.
The apartment is about 60 sqm, on the top floor of a 1920's building. There is a lift and a full time caretaker, it has been fully renovated and includes all needed appliances. The apartment is very bright with stunning views. It has a modern and very spacious living room with a sofa bed that can comfortably sleep two, also a single bed futon.
The bedroom comes complete with a large cupboard with a large size double bed. High standard bathroom with new large shower and hair-dryer. The apartment is beautifully furnished with antique furniture and paintings and has just been redecoreted.
Bedroom and living room both have air conditioning. There is also central heating in all rooms, so that you can be comfortable if it is winter or summer.
The kitchen is completely equipped with a microwave, 4 burner gas range with oven, toaster, kettle, fridge, plus all the necessary cooking utensils.
A washing machine, vacuum cleaner, flat iron and ironing board and hair dryer complete the list of amenities.
Our gust are not permitted to use the adjacent outdoor terrace without us as it is a condominium terrace.
The apartment is in walking distance form the sites of Rome- Piazza Navona- Piazza di Spagna- The Vatican Museum with the Sistine Chapel- Castel St. Angelo, the former tomb of Emperor Hadrian converted by the Popes as their fortress and where Tosca through herself in the river Tiber.
The narrow little roads around St. Peter's, the Borgo area, have a different feel and you can sense the hum of everyday life. Ordinary people live here and go about their daily business like their fellow Romans, who breath less holy air, away from the magnificence of the Vatican. Our electrician is the Pope's electrician.
Prati is a great shopping area for shoes, handbags and clothes in all price ranges and there are many tempting profumerie selling cosmetics and perfumes. A Saturday morning spent window-shopping in Via Cola di Rienzo you are ready for a more self-indulgence and pleasure in the fabulous food stores.
The gastronomia Franchi is right next to the Alladin's cave that is Castroni. Both of this food stores are irresistible. Franchi has a great salumeria counter piled high with every form of temptation, with cheeses from Italy, France, and Great Britten and many different hams and salamis. Deeper into store are prepared dishes like stuffed tomatoes and splendid looking shelled prawns, and Rome's favourite fried nibbles, which are prepared in batches. There is a wonderful selection of wines and many people come here for a gastronomic snack. Castroni sells groceries from all over the world. Across the road from Castroni there is a covered food market selling fish, meat, fruit and vegetable and not too far away, in Via Germanico, there is the restaurant Girarrosto which serves the best beef in Rome. There are many local pubs, pizzerias, restaurants and all the conveniences of modern living, such as beauty parlours, pharmacies, groceries, coffee shops, laundry shops, internet points , gelaterie (Ice Cream), Shoe Repair, Flower Shops, and the best mini market, just in the next building from ours.
Location: Rome Rome & Lazio Italy
Nearest Airport : Fiumicino at 20 Kilometres
Nearest Train : Termini at 2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach : beach at 30.0 Kilometres
Car: It is not necessary but a garage nearby can be contacted. Rome is a penny-pincher's paradise. Many of the top sights are public spaces, and many sublime churches are free to enter. You can easily walk to most places. Stick to Pizza and Pasta and have your coffee standing at the bar counter. Most of what you would like to see is very close to the apartment.
Vaticano and Prati: Although this area is dominated by the dome of St. Peter's, and the attractions of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel, food is what draws Romans to Prati. Two of the city's best food stores, Castroni and Franchi, on the main shopping street via Cola di Rienzo, are where Romans from all over the city stock up on prosciutto, cheese, salame and olive oil. In this distric you can see a great range of Historical ages and architectural styles as you move away from the Roman Empire in the historic centre. Before Italy was unified the neighbourhood called Prati was just open fields and meadows (prati), but in 1880 careful planning and constructin led to the ordered grid of streets that you see today.
The dome of St. Peter's acts as a homing beacon when exploring the city. The other main landmark is Castel St. Angelo, started life in AD139 as Hadrian's mausoleum. In its time it has been a palace, a stronghold and a prison. The Castle gets its name from the angel.