About This Listing
Charming apartment two steps away from the majestic Basilica of St. Peter's and from the shopping streets of the Capital.
The studio-apartment has a private entrance overlooking a typical courtyard dominated by an ancient olive tree in a an elegant "Umbertino" style building, typical of this area.
In the studio you will find a large double-size bed (in case of need there is also an extra place using existing sofa-bed). It features air-con, TV/sat, private heating, fully equipped kitchen, free wi-fi and it is just 100 meters away from the underground "Ottaviano-San Pietro".
White and crystal predominate creating a modern, bright and clean atmosphere in compliance with the nineteenth-century structure of the building.
It is extremely quiet and noiseless, equipped with every comfort, ideal for couples or businessmen who looks for an exclusive accommodation in the heart of town.
WHERE WE ARE
Prati is in one of the districts ("Rioni") of Rome Historical Centre and incorporates the Vatican City. Its logo is the shape of Hadrian's Mausoleum (known today as St Angel Castle).
During Roman times the territory of present Prati district consisted of vineyards and reed beds, part of the property of Domitia, wife of Emperor Domitian, from which the area was named Horti Domitii ("Domitian's Gardens") and later Neronis Prata ("Nero's Meadows").
In the Middle Ages the area was called Prata Sancti Petri ("St.Peter's Meadows") due to the adjacent Basilica.
Until 1870, there stretched a vast expanse of natural meadows, fields and even swamps, dotted -especially in the area of the slopes of Monte Mario- of some farmhouse and the rest completely deserted; the area was known as Prati di Castello (referring to St.Angel Castle).
After 1870 (the year of the annexation of Rome to the newly born Kingdom of Italy) were the first interventions of housing and urbanization, completed in the first half of the twentieth century.
Prati district today is characterized by wide and regular streets, with elegant buildings in "Umbertino" style and villas in liberty style. You will find an excellent selection of restaurants, wine-bars, typical shops.
Interaction with Guests
A discount of -5% is applied for any stay of 1 week or more
Other Things to Note
5% discount for stays of a week or more.
city tax not included in apartment fee.
Cerca di rispettare la tranquillita' di questo condominio, i “tuoi” vicini lo apprezzeranno molto.
Try to respect the silence and the quietness of this condominium, your neighbours will appreciate it very much.
Usa la cucina a tuo piacimento e cerca di lasciarla in ordine per chi verrà dopo di te.
You can use the kitchen as you wish but please leave it in order for next guests.
Ricordati di spegnere sempre le luci ed il condizionatore d’aria quando esci dall’appartamento: il risparmio energetico è un problema che riguarda tutti.
Please remember to turn the lights and the air con off when you leave the flat: saving energy is a problem which involves everybody.
Evita di fumare nell’appartamento rispettando chi, magari non fumatore, lo abiterà dopo di te.
Please do not smoke in the flat. In this way you will also respect people, perhaps not smokers, who will live the flat after you.
Grazie e buon soggiorno
Thank you and have a nice stay
We had a very pleasant stay at the cozy gem. The flat was nicely furnished, very clean and the aircondition worked very well (absolutely crucial in summer!). The apartment was cleaned every day what we had not expected! Thank you so much for the great service!
We liked the neighbourhood as there were many good restaurants with delicious food: Try "Prisca" and the bakery just around the corner for your morning espresso and a cornetto with marmelade ;-)
Great find in the Vatican area! Everything is close and easy but the best part is the apartment is very special. The decor is comtemporary with cool lighting. Loved having a courtyard and private entrance. Felt like we were living in Rome! David's mom welcomed us upon arrival and answered our questions and offered suggestions. David was great about being in touch beforehand. We highly recommend this lovely gem and hope to visit again!
We were more than pleased with the accommodation, it surpassed our expectations. It was very modern, clean and well equipped to make our stay incredibly comfortable. It was the perfect size for a couple. The location was fantastic, with plenty of shops nearby to collect essentials. It was also a stones throw away from the Vatican City.
They had an incredible apartment that I would definitely recommend!
Great place in a great neighborhood. We loved the modern interior and the furnishings. There was great AC and Wi-Fi in the apartment. The place is cleaned daily, so it's pretty much like staying in a hotel. The location was very close to the Ottaviano Metro stop making it convenient to go to all the tourist sites and is about 10 mins walking to the Vatican. The neighborhood seemed very safe and there are many great restaurants around. The bed was also by far the most comfortable during our stay in Italy (tempurpedic maybe?!) Our only issue was the water seemed to change a lot from hot to cold for no reason no matter what time of the day and the water leaks out the shower slightly so you may want to place some towels down!
Wir hatten eine super Zeit in Davids Appartement. Es ist sehr sauber, modern und in einer super Lage. Wir wurden von einer älteren Dame empfangen, welche uns auch hilfreiche Tipps zu umliegenden Supermärkten und Restaurants gab. Alles in allem sehr empfehlenswert!
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About the Host, David
Hello, I am David I lived all my life in Rome and I do love my city. I like travelling, meeting people and good food. I am always available for my guests by phone or email 24/24 in case of need, questions and suggestions.
I do think your choice of visiting The Eternal City is the best you can do: Rome is not only a beautiful city, it is an experience…
... walking through the streets of history, where around every corner you come upon an architectural wonder... every time I enter Via della Conciliazione and all of a sudden I have Saint Peter's Dome in front of me I feel astonished;
...visiting museums plenty of works of art ... Canova sculptures in Galleria Borghese, The School of Athens in Raphael Rooms, the Ancient Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Etruscan masterpieces, not to mention Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and thousands of others ;
… discovering that, even during cold season, Rome is blessed by mild temperature and the sun is always brilliant....
… To have a break in the local shops or in a small typical trattoria for a dish of pasta ... while in Rome, do like the Romans do !
What I mean is Rome is the perfect place for a great artistic, cultural and culinary experience!