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Luxury apartment in the heart of Rome, near St Peters, peaceful and bright

Clara Censon

Member since: 2007
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Speaks English, French, Italian
People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Clara Censon

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2015
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Luxury apartment in the heart of Rome, near St Peters, peaceful and bright

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Vatican area - Sant' Angelo

1 Bedroom, sleeps 4/5, central location, close to the Vatican

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.

Special Offer for 2015

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We will have another special offer soon. All roads lead to Rome and you might want to go back time and time again.

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.

Keywords: Condominium

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.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Clara Censon (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2015

About Clara Censon

I was born in the apartment below ours. Our daughter lives in the other apartment opposite and it is very convenient to have my space yet so near my dear family as I am married to a wonderful English man and live a lot of the time in the UK. We have a daughter and two sons and 6 grandchildren.My father bought the apartments in 1920 and left them to the family in his will.

I am glad to have been so lucky to have my place in my city, it makes me feel I am still a Roman.

Clara Censon purchased this apartment in 1920

Why Clara Censon chose Vatican area

My father bought the apartments in 1920 and left them to the family in his will.

I am glad to have been so lucky to have my place in my city, it makes me feel I am still a Roman.

What makes this apartment unique

Vaticano and Prati. Although this area is dominated by St. Peter's dome, 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 style 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 construction led to the ordered grid of streets that you see today.

St. Peter's dome 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.

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Reviews

4.8
based on 77 holidaymaker reviews

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Luxury apartment in the heart of Rome, near St Peters, peaceful and bright
average rating of 4.7792206 based on 77 reviews
Lille, France
5

very beautiful apartment in Rome

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, very well located, exactly as advertised.

Very clear and quiet.

We found everything we needed in the apartment and in the district.

Perfect for 4 persons (2 adults + 2 childs)

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Suberb, comfy place

  • 5 of 5

This is a quiet and charming apartment in a wonderful neighborhood, close to the Vatican and other sites, but far enough away from the crowds of tourists to be very peaceful. The apartment is large and airy, with a spacious living room, comfortable bedroom and bath, and a small, cozy kitchen. We received excellent restaurant suggestions (Sorpasso was delicious) and shopping tips, and had a small supermarket barely a half block away and other fantastic specialty food shops nearby, like Castroni's and Franchi's . It was perfect for us. We enjoyed the view of the rooftops of Rome and will happily return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It was very nice to have you to stay in our Rome home, hope to welcome you back sometime.
4

Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

This is a great place to stay! Centrally located to many attractions, grocery, shops,and eateries. All within walking distance. Apartment is incredibly roomy, comfortable, charming, great views. Our family of 3 stayed here comfortably for a week. Owners were responsive and so nice! Loved Rome. The apartment's charm really gave us a feel for Roman living. (At least that's what we tourists think!) Highly recommend others to stay here when visiting Rome.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review, it is very kind of you to take the trouble. Hope to be able to welcome you again.
5

in der Nähe von Papa

  • 5 of 5

die Wohnung ist ideal für die Erkundung von Rom zu Fuss.

Wir haben alle High Lights zu Fuss erkunden können.

Die Unterstützung von Clara ist perfekt, wie Ihre Wohnung.

Als Vermieterin sehr zu empfehlen.

Immer wieder gerne.

PS: 007 James Bond hat die Destination als Ziel entdeckt !!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. I hope the filming of the latest James Bond all round our street and neighbourhood was not too much.
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is wonderful. Good vibes, plenty of light, easy on the eye and a pleasure to live in. Almost like being at home. What better praise could I give. On a practical note ... everything I like about renting an apartment is here. Great communication. Great value for money. Fabulous location. Comfort. And if you visit a city like Rome what better than feeling like you are actually living in Rome. I would recommend this location to anybody and everybody with style, taste and an independent spirit. I wish I could give it more than five stars ...

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great location and apartment

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for 2 weeks. It is a 10 minute walk to the front door of St. Peter's Cathedral, which is great because we could keep going over in the evenings to enjoy the ambiance. Great restaurants within a block, and many more within a few blocks. Excellent grocery store one block away. Apartment is spacious and well-appointed. Kitchen small but functional. Large shower. Great views from the windows. We hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Rome Ciampino/Fiumicino
Car: not necessary

We are located next to St Peters, the Vatican, near the river Tiber. The apartment is surrounded by museums and theatres, one can enjoy a variety of activities and shopping, a romantic, exciting, peaceful and luxurious holiday. The apartment is in walking distance form the sites of Rome- Piazza Navona- Piazza di Spagna- The Vatican Museum with the Sistine Chapel and Castel St. Angelo, Emperor Hadrian's mausoleum, converted later as a fortress and a prison 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. Via Cola di Rienzo running all the way from the Vatican to Piazza del Popolo is a great fashionable shopping street for shoes, handbags, jewelery, clothes and more.

Other Activities: Museums, theaters, concerts and fashion retail

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Prices & Availability

From £70 Nightly

Prices for this holiday apartment in Vatican area, Rome

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High Season
7 Mar 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
4 night minimum stay
£340
for 4 nights
From
£85
£580
£1,500
 
 
Low Season
4 Jan 2016 - 12 Mar 2016
5 night minimum stay
£350
for 5 nights
From
£70
£490
£1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£340
for 4 nights
From
£85
£580
£1,500
 

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Vatican area in Rome

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Large walk in double shower, bidet, marble sink. All towels are included and replaced weekly.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Sofa bed in the lounge for 2 people. If preferred, there are two single beds and the main bedroom offers a large double bed. Linen (all supplied) are all white cotton, with large towels. Down pillows and duvets. The bedroom comes complete with a large cupboard. High standard bathroom with new large shower and hair-dryer. The apartment is beautifully furnished with antique furniture and paintings. 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.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The apartment is on the top (seventh) floor of a 1920's building the lift runs to the 6th floor. The remaining flight is accessed by foot. Theatre, Pizzerias, Shopping, Cinemas/Movie Theatres, Restaurants, Museums are all near this area of Rome. The main attraction is St. Peter, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chappel, but food is what draws the Romans to Prati. Rome is a penny-pincher's paradise. Many of the top sites are public spaces, and many sublime churches are free to enter. You can easily walk to most places. Stick to Pizza ans Pasta and have your coffee standing at the bar counter. Most of what you would like to see is very close to the apartment. We have free high-speed internet connection. Recommended Local Restaurants special recommendation for SORPASSO VIN CAFFE’ which is just around the corner in Via Properzio 31 and is open 7.30am till 1.00am and TAVERNA ANGELICA in Borgo.

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