Ultimate Panoramic Roman Penthouse

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Piazza dei Mercanti, Rome, Lazio 00153, Italy

The Space

This is a wonderful, romantic Roman penthouse - conjured up in an ancient building in one of Rome's great piazzas by a top Roman architect. He played with the curves and created a tower penthouse jewel over Rome with a very large eat-out terrace and views of St. Peter's and the roofs of ancient Rome. It has that wow factor that only an ancient Roman place combined with modern interior design can give you.

It has two bedrooms. Plus a snug alcove which can be improvised as a third bedroom. One of the ensuite bathrooms has two entrances so it works fine.

From the master bedroom you have a view of one of the 7 hills of Rome - the very green Aventino (one of the more fashionable and upscale places to live in Rome). The master boasts a large shower, a plasma TV, and original beamed ceilings.

The second bedroom can fit two beds or a double bed as you prefer. There's an ensuite bathroom with a decent shower and easy access to the roof top garden.

Other features offered by Mercanti:

* Full modern kitchen on the bottom floor
* Kitchenette with fridge, toaster, coffee machine etc on the roof top garden.
* Air conditioning & independent heating everywhere
* Huge eat-out, BBQ Terrace with great views of ancient Rome
* Guide available for to tell you about all the monuments you see from your roof!
* Plasma TVs
* Fireplace
* Original Wood Rafter Ceilings
* Elevator to the top floor
* Beautifully elegant marble entrance
* View of the green Aventine hills from the master bedroom
* 2nd smaller double bedroom with queen bed (or a single) and own
* Washing machine
* Roman Cotto Floors

Piazza Mercanti is one of the most well-known piazza's in Rome - home of Taverna Mercanti, home to top Italian singer Venditi (he owns the building next door), and the very beautiful Cathedral of Santa Cecilia.

This is the quieter side of Trastevere. Windy cobble stone streets just as the Northern side of Rome's entertainment/ancient slave district, but there are no huge crowds here. Lots of pubs, restaurants etc within a minute walk but you'll have a quieter experience than at my other two places in Rome.

You will feel the very special nature of this place - it is an architect's jewel - overlooking the eternal city.

I offer 3 apartments in Rome - see my other listings. This one is new to airbnb as I just got it back from the long term tenant.

I have tried to put together lots of info for my guests and collected some activities run by friends& friends that I know are A+. From valet parking, to Italian cooking classes chez you, Yoga by a US certified instructor, catered breakfast with local ingredients on your terrace - ready for when you wake up, skip-the-queue Vatican tours, etc. When you book, I send you an informal list of tips about Rome and your planning info.

You are making your vacation better/easier by coming to stay with us - we team with you to help you plan.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: $64 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $3002 /week
Monthly Price: $11098 /month
Cleaning Fee: $73
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Hi everyone - Casa Picard's Mercanti penthouse is the perfect base to explore Rome from. Martin's team met us early on a Sunday morning and always made sure we had everything we needed. Their recommendation to use Pina as a Vatican tour guide was perfect. And the Mercanti is located in a piazza that is perfect to explore both sides of the river from. We were never more than 20 minutes from everything. Thanks Martin. We will be back!

    April 2014
    Response from Martin:

    Hi Tammy! Thanks for your really nice review. My Sister and I try our best to give those who come to the Eternal City more than just one of the top places to stay. We try to help you cut down all those hours of planning and guide you to what our previous guests have enjoyed the most.
    A presto!

  • Great place, great location as well as very friendly and caring host!

    March 2014
  • This beautiful apartment is exactly as described in the pictures and in a great location: this is the quiet part of Trastevere: very central but no noise. Host has been very helpful and provided all the info in advance. Great accommodation for central and quiet stay in Rome!

    March 2014
  • September 2013. If looking for a place to stay on a city trip in Rome, look no further. Very elegant and comfortable penthouse, ideal location in beautiful Trastevere, and an incredible view from an incredible terrace ! The owners are charming, service minded and extremely good communicators. Highly recommended !

    Frank De Paepe

    September 2013
  • The apartment was in a great location and exactly as pictured. Martin and his sister were extremely helpful in hosting us - from offering up tips, arranging car service, and sharing their love of Rome. You could not ask for better hosts. Their responsiveness was great. The apartment was spacious and the air condition was great in the all the rooms (though hard to get part of the master cool). The washing machine was a bit of a challenge to use but they responded quickly. Finally, given the location, the quality of the apartment and the hosts, I would say it was great value. I would definitely book with them again.

    August 2013
  • The location is ideal, the view is great, the kitchen and living room are wonderful, and the master bedroom and bath are amazing. We were two couples and the second bedroom is a tight squeeze -- tighter than what we could see on the photos. Otherwise, highly recommended.

    June 2013
  • This was the best possible start to our holiday in Italy and France! I can only reiterate what others have said about dealing with Martin and his team - it makes for an easy and fantastic experience of Rome. Before you arrive you are given a wealth information in the form of a Rome 'Wiki' - all very useful information that helped us during our stay! The apartment itself is fantastic and the roof-top terrace is a fantastic place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine or two. We are a family of four and the apartment suited us perfectly with plenty of room for everyone. The location in Trastevere was excellent and we would highly recommend it as a base to stay and explore Rome. We really loved this area and will definitely return. We also had a great tour of the Vatican museum with Pina - the children loved her! Thanks again and we hope to be back (after all we did throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain!).

    June 2013
  • Beliggenheden er helt i top når man gerne vil det 'gamle Rom'. Lejligheden er helt i top med hensyn til inventar og service m.m.. den store tagterasse er et hit!

    April 2013
  • Casa Picard is amazing. It sits in the south part of Trastevere, but it´s walking distance from all the major sites in Rome. Martin was 100% on board since the reservation, has great tips for almost anything in town and arranged everything to perfection.
    We were 4 girls and had 3 big double beds to sleep on, so that went perfectly. 2 bathrooms, a confortable kitchen and small living room - that one hardly stays in at all because of the fantastic terrace, overlooking Rome´s roofs with ringing bells...it´s quiet at night, super bright during the day...and I could go on and on about how I enjoyed it and how I long to go back (in case I win the lottery, I would try to buy it off Martin!!!). If you are thinking of going to Rome and don´t mind spending a bit more for a memorable stay, go here!

    April 2013
  • We had a great stay in Rome and although we didn't meet Martin or Elizabeth, everything ran smoothly. The apartment was a great space for our family of 4. We enjoyed the rooftop terrace in spite of the rain and managed a great bbq one evening.
    The area is amazing and full of great places to grab a coffee, beer or a meal.
    We highly recommend taking a tour with Pina who is suggested in Martin's SUPERB Rome wiki.
    During our stay, Elizabeth checked in via email often to make sure we had all we needed.
    My family and I would stay here again in a heart beat! Beautiful flat in an excellent Roman neighbourhood owned and managed by a dedicated and professional family! Get going!
    Cheers, Jeff

    March 2013
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I am a tech entrepreneur with a growing team of top developers helping me develop Vreasy - a novel software platform. Thus I rent out the places I bought with the proceeds from my last software company. The $ I make goes straight into salaries for my employees - engineers, web designers and contractors around the world. I also employ several people (hosts, cleaners, maintenance people) to keep everything running smoothly with the apartments. I like to think I contribute to the economy! Managing these apartments made me discover that I really like seeing Rome through the eyes of my guests and really like the interaction with so many people from different places around the world. I'm joined by my Sister - a US-trained yoga instructor in Rome. She'll act as your Rome insider and advise you on everything there is to do and see. We're pretty organized as we have Vreasy to help us stay on track. For those of you whose next stop in Europe is Barcelona - come and visit me! I hop inbetween Bcn and Rome. My office is by the beach in the old part of town. If you love flying join my "Barcelona Seaplane Flyers Club " a share-the-gas-expenses only flying club for which I am the pilot. Lets hop over to Menorca or to a mountain lake. A presto! & Nos vemos pronto!
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