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On the rooftops in the heart of historic center of Rome

Bedrooms 2
Space 1 sq ft
Property type apartment


About the property

graceful penthouse in the 16th century building convenient and close to everythi

Charming Terraced 16th Century Penthouse on Tiny Quiet Street in Center of Historic Rome. In the center of historic Rome, 5-10 minute walk from Piazza Navona and Campo dei Fiori as well as Castel Sant’Angelo and the Vatican, in an extremely quiet, elegant, 16th century fully-renovated four-family elevator building, 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. Very charming penthouse duplex, it is the only apartment on the top, 4th, floor. It has: a small foyer, fully-equipped kitchen, 8-seat dining room, living room with vaulted Renaissance brick-and-wood-beamed ceiling and historic terracotta-tiled floor; doors lead to the downstairs terrace and a stone archway with three 16th century steps leads to the bedroom wing, with king-size master bed and ensuite bathroom and second bedroom and ensuite bathroom. Indoor and outdoor stairways lead to a studio and upstairs terrace. This is an enchanting, comfortable and cozy apartment with terracotta, tile and hardwood floors, history-appropriate furniture, and large tapestries and mirrors.

Other relevant information: The apartment has high speed 24/7 Internet, WiFi, flat screen TV, DVD, autonomous heat, dishwasher, washer-dryer, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, American and espresso coffee makers, down quilts for beds in winter and bright reading lights. From the street a portone (large doorway) leads to the building’s entrance hall, five steps up to a wrought iron gate and three-person elevator; at the apartment’s marble landing two steps up lead up to the kitchen and dining room, one step down leads to the living room and downstairs terrace with table and six chairs, planted to oleanders, olives, and orange trees; the living room has a couch that opens to a queen size bed and a ceiling fan; down three 16th century steps from the living room and through a Pepperino stone arch are a tiny ‘foyer’ with the bedrooms wing; master bedroom with a marble ensuite bathroom with sink, shower and bidet; second bedroom with twin beds under a mansard roof, a moveable fan and ensuite tiled bathroom with sink, tub and hand shower. Indoor and outdoor stairs lead to a small upstairs studio with a large terrace with three mattressed lounges for sunbathing and a catwalk with panoramic views of Rome’s roofs and Castel Sant’Angelo.


Tiny quiet street yet close walking distance to the major tourist attractions as well as restaurants, bars, food shops, supermarkets.

Two beautiful planted terraces with outdoor furniture

Enchanting views

2-minute walk to many bus lines

15 minute walk to Metro station

Renaissance vaulted cathedral-ceiling living room

Pepperino stone archways

Terracotta, marble & parquet floors

16th Century tapestry reproductions

Full dining room (seats 8)

Ensuite bathrooms (2)

Internet (free 24/7)

Landline (free throughout Italy)

Air Conditioning


Autonomous heating

Washer Dryer


31 inch Flatscreen TV

DVD PlayerBedrooms

2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4

Bedroom 1 Bedroom2

1 king-size bed 2 twin-single beds

Air conditioner & fan Fan

Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom


2 Bathrooms

Bathroom 1 Bathroom 2

Marble, shower, toilet, bidet Tile, tub with hand shower

Location Type

Historic Center of Rome (Centro Storico)

Short walking distance to major tourist sites

(five minutes from St Angelo bridge)

Monuments views


Your dream Roman Holiday


Guests provide their own meals

Many food shops & supermarkets nearby


Top Floor

Elevator Building

All linens provided free

Heating (autonomous)

Air Conditioner

Ceiling Fans


Washing Machine & Dryer

Drying Balcony







Coffee Makers (American and Italian)

Dishes, platters & utensils

Dining Area

Table & Chairs for 8

Tablecloths and mats


31 inch Samsung flatscreen TV & remote

DVD player & remote



Two lovely terraces, one planted to oleander and olive and orange trees

An outdoor stairways leads to a cat walk with city views and a studio with entrance on a large upstairs terrace with full sun all day, three padded chaises, and the view of Castel St Angelo.


Wheelchair inaccessible due to few steps (5) at entrance and bedrooms (3).

Long-Term Renters Welcome

Onsite Services Available

Chauffeur available on request

Cleaning services & linens available for long-term guests


Rome’s most famous attractions



Ancient Roman Ruins

Castel St Angelo

Piazza Navona

Campo dei Fiori

Renaissance Palaces

Baroque Churches




Sant’Andrea della Valle

Palazzo Farnese

Caravaggio’s galore



Zoo & Botanical gardens

Leisure Activities

Sight seeing








Local Services & Businesses

Supermaret across Corso Vittorio & down Via dei Banchi Nuovi

ATM/Bank across street


Baby Sitter on request

Chauffeur on request

Sports & Adventure Activities

Golf clubs


Swimming Pools



Equestrian events

More Details

Charming Giraud
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 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 Centro Storico

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Centro Storico in Rione V Ponte

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • the tourist tax of € 3.50 per person per day is not included in the total amount. It must be paid in cash
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Monument View
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf


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(33 traveller reviews)

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On the rooftops in the heart of historic center of Rome
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 33 reviews

a wonderful stay in the centre of Rome

  • 5 of 5

I spent two months in this wonderful apartment. The apartment is as charming as I expected, but it is also a very comfortable, liveable space with everything you need for feeling at home. The kitchen is well equipped, with dishwasher, full array of pots and pans etc, and a washing machine which is extremely handy. Drying rack outside, in Rome everything dries in five minutes in the summer. The two terraces were a selling point for me and my guests, lovely view, dinners al fresco. The location is another important feature, it is in the middle of historic Rome and easy walking distance to virtually every major site. 5 minutes to Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Navona, fifteen to the Vatican. My family loved it here, it couldn't have been a better choice for visiting Rome and then relaxing after a long day running around. I was also very impressed by the management of this property. Simona and Marco are very helpful, very welcoming, and took care of any problems as well as helped with travel to and from the airport. The best experience I have had renting an apartment thus far.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Megan thank you very much for your nice review Simona
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Charming apartment and fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

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.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and lovely

  • 5 of 5

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)

* elevator

* 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.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paris, France

agreeable and comfortable condo

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, with all the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Historic center of Rome, short walking distance to major tourist sites (five minutes from Castel Sant'Angelo, San Pietro,Trastevere, Piazza di Spagna) Monuments views


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Centro Storico, Rome Province

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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