Positioned just a few yards from Palazzo Altemps, a fine renaissance palazzo which now houses the National Roman Museum, one of the most important archeological museums in Rome, the apartment is also close to Palazzo Scapucci whose unusual tower is a central feature of the legend of the monkey recounted by the American author Nathaniel Hawthorne in his French and Italian Notebooks (1883).
The apartment is also just a few minutes’ walk from Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Castel Sant’Angelo and the Ara Pacis.
The quiet pedestrianzed side street in which the apartment is located is lined with various local businesses including a goldsmiths’ workshop, restaurants, pizzerias and a bakery.
Located on the first floor of a characteristic building, at the top of a flight of stone steps, the apartment is both quiet and perfectly positioned for visiting the centre of Rome. The apartment overlooks one of the typical cobbled streets (now pedestrianzed) of the city centre and is composed of a sitting room with double sofa bed and kitchenette and a master bedroom with double bed and walk-in wardrobe area. The apartment can sleep up to four people. The bathroom is fitted with a shower and a washing machine. The kitchenette is fully furnished with an oven and a dishwasher. The apartment is also equipped with free WI FI Internet connection.
The great attention to detail with which the apartment has been furnished can be seen in the choice of including a finely restored 18th century dining table, an impressive Venetian glass chandelier and a valuable bedroom corner chest among the furnishings.
Cozy and welcoming, the apartment is lined throughout with parquet flooring while the ceilings are traversed by original wooden beams. In addition to this, the antique furnishings make the apartment the perfect base for a delightful visit to the Eternal City.
The flat is a real gem, nestled between the Pantheon and Piazza Navona and a short walk across the river from the Vatican. Although the flat was close to major tourist attractions, we felt like we were locals living in a great neighbourhood. It was my brother's first time in Rome and he loved the place - both the city and apartment.
The flat itself was well appointed with every you could want for a break in Rome - kitchen/living area, bathroom with great water pressure and good size bedroom.
Camilla was wonderful in settling us in and showing us how everything worked. She also went out of her way to make us feel welcome by telling us where the nearest supermarket was and swapping shopping tips and the best places to find fabric in Rome.
Daniela in the office was also fantastic, organising taxis for us at the last minute and recommending a great restaurant for a birthday dinner. Her birthday email was as unexpected as it was lovely.
I will definitely use Daniela again for when I am next on Rome as who can stay away from the city!
One final tip - there is a fantastic gelato shop a block away from the flat on via Della Scrofa...the passion fruit and lemon and mint flavours are the best I have tasted.
The Altemps apartment is in a fantastic location and was perfectly clean, fitted out with all necessities, all utilities and appliances worked well and the accommodation was comfortable and private. The staff was helpful and reliable. I'd be delighted to stay here again.
Great location, great stay. When having problems with Internet, an hour later, someone was there and got it working. Amazing area to see the sites and experience some culture.
La posizione è ottima, in pochi minuti a piedi si raggiungono le più belle piazze di Roma e il Vaticano. L'appartamento è comodo e silenzioso, il posto ideale per godersi Roma camminando.
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