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Clara Censon

Member since: 2007
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Speaks English, French, Italian

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

91 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

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

1 Bedroom, sleeps 4, 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 area by kitchen and lounge with 1 double sofa bed and one 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.

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 and nearby supermarket EAT in the basement of COIN store. All these 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. A very good restaurant nearby is Romolo, Vicolo del Campanile, also Il Sorpasso Via Properzio, Gusto Piazza August Imperatore, Pizzeria Da Baffetto Via del Governo Vecchio, Ba Ghetto Via Livorno and the old favourite La Campana Vicolo della Roma.

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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
Speaks English, French, Italian

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 Rome

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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 91 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury apartment in the heart of Rome, near St Peters, peaceful and bright
average rating of 4.7802196 based on 91 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
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5

Superb!

  • 5 of 5

So comfortable, so convenient, so convivial. The apartment suited us so well. Close to so much, fantastic restaurants nearby. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

Awesome apt

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable apt close to Vatican Great shopping and dining area. Owner accommodated last minute booking issues. Would highly recommend for couples and small family. Would return. Very affordable

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ireland
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely apartment in the heart of Rome. The place is spotless, well equipped, amazingly located and feels really homely. 5 out of 5!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location Location Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our 5 day stay in this lovely apartment. From our first contact with Clara to the end of our stay, service was provided and questions were answered promptly. The location for us was perfect as we wished to spend time in and around St. Peter's. The apartment is on a quiet street and is quite soundproofed as well. It is huge by European standards, with lots of storage space for clothing and suitcases. There are windows on two sides so that there is a beautiful cross breeze of fresh air. The pictures on the web site are a true likeness so there are no bigs surprises when you enter. The bed was comfortable, th bathroom shower large with a good shower head and lots of hot water, and the tv had many English channels. The kitchen is very basic and small, but was adequate for our purposes as we ate both lunch and dinner out. There are lots of good restaurants nearby, but our favourite was Da Romola alla Mole Adriana, just up the street. We ate there every night except 1 as they were closed Tuesday. We would definitely stay here again if we return to Rome. Thanks Clara and Francesca.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Paradise on land!

  • 4 of 5

Jill and I were so pleased to arrive at Via Albercio #11 and found everything to be as described. The apartment was clean, comfortable and well kept. Looking out thru the many windows allowed the beauty of the area to be experienced before setting foot outdoors. We would highly recommend staying here and would ourselves if ever to return to Rome again. Thank you to all involved in making our vacation so memorable.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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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

Prices for this holiday apartment in Vatican area, Rome

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5 night minimum stay
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£661
£2,341
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €4 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

First £100 Pound Sterlings via HomeAway not refundable deposit. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only.
Additional information about rental rates, low season rates available for January and February.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Rome in Rome Province

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Music Library
  • 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:
  • 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 SORPASSO VIN CAFFE’ in Via Properzio 31, TAVERNA ANGELICA in Borgo, DA ROMOLO Vicolo del Campanile, MAMA', all which is just around the corner. In the centre LA CAMPANA Vicolo della Rana, GUSTO Piazza Augusto Imperatore, PIZZERIA DA BAFFETTO.

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