About this listing
Outstanding apartment in the hearth of Terracina
The apartment “Torrione San Giovanni” is located in the historical city centre of Terracina, on the top of a VI Century A.C.’s Roman-Byzantine tower. Gracefully furnished, it comprises of 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, a full-equipped kitchen-dining room (dish-washer, washing machine, oven, etc.), a living-room and a romantic outdoor veranda. From this 80 sqm.’s apartment you get a splendid 360° view taking into Monte Circeo, Pontine Islands, the cathedral, Tempio di Giove Anxur,...
From the apartment it is approximately a 15 minutes’ walk to the Tyrranian sea with its 5 km long sandy beach. You can easily park the car in its surroundings (a free car park is located 300 mts from the apartment).
Cleaning lady and cooking are available upon request as well as taxi service from/to the airports of Rome and Naples. Water, electricity and gas are included in the rent, as well as a weekly cleaning and a towels/sheets changing.
The owners, direct descendents of conti Antonelli and conti Pace, formerly landlords of the nearby countryside, offer the possibility of short and long term stays throughout the year.
· “Bell’Italia”, April 2010
· Corriere della Sera’s “Style Lazio”, July 2011
Some tips from our guests:
Stayed for seven nights, good location for all: amazing view, great historical look, not so far from the sea, markets and restaurants. A lot of interesting things in the apartments: books, magazines, paintings, furniture. Really a lot of space tastefully and comfortably equipped. Very good for family with 2 or 3 children - there are toys and many other. Very quiet. Maybe just one minus - too high to walk, but not for us))) Strongly recommend. (Vladimir)
Very nice apartments of quite particular décor in an old style (at least we thought so) and all the things needed are there. Location is perfect right in the center of the old city and about 15 min walk from the sea. But be prepared to climb steep staircases though amazing view from the windows worth this. (Ekaterina)
To the main historical sites of Terracina and the beaches
Interaction with Guests
Very much indeed
The old center of Terracina is still very typical, full of things to see and to do. The apartment is, probably, the best place in town, where to be.
It is perfectly connected to the railway stations of Terracina and Monte San Biagio
Behave as you were at home
The place is fantastic, the view is unbeleivable, apartment itself has everything necessary. I don't think it is possible to find a better place in Terracina. Everything went smoothly, communication with Emanuele went great. I hpoe we will stay here again.
Emmanuele's house in Terracina is really charming with all you need in it to cook and spend a great stay. The town is beautiful, near to the beach by car and with some great spots to see around. Everything is there to make you comfortable and Emanuele is a really great host who always asks if something is needed.
We had a wonderful time in Emanuele’s rooftop apartment! We were met by the friendly and helpful Gioia, who managed to understand my halting Italian, and shown to the relaxed and quirky flat overlooking much of the old town and out to the sea. The open windows allowed the breeze to cool us – very necessary in the heatwave and with no aircon. We cooked there and ate in each night as it was so homely. The beach was a short walk away past the beautiful cathedral square which was ideal for coffee, gelati and wifi. Perfect!
Very nice location with great views, good facilities but no internet. Very accurate and punctual host, no problems whatsoever to access the place. Perfect privacy.
Dear Natalie, thank you so much for your nice feedback. We are testing the new bathroom and I hope to implement it at the best. Internet connection is not available as written in the description of the apartment: for us, it is quite expensive to subsribe an annual contract. I hope to host you once again in Rome, Terracina or Umbria. Best wishes, Emanuele
We liked the appartments. It's spacy and has all things you may need. It's placed at top point of old city with wonderfull views so if you want to make some sport you will get it :) But after 2 days you are in a good shape (if wasn't before) and it doesn't make any problems.
So I can recommend it.
My only complain is communication.
We didn't get any directions how to reach the appartment (though we asked about it) so had to walk in old city about an hour with bags and push-chair trying to find the way when arrived. We got MMS from Emmanuele but were not able to read it so asked for SMS but got another MMS instead of it. Emmanuele! We still do not know what was written there!
But the worst thing is that there were no key where it should have been and we couldn't enter the appartment.
After some calls and half an hour a woman came with keys and said she needs to complete the cleaning.
I am not sure how it could happen that it was not cleaned up because we discussed our arrival time in advance and finally we were at 4:30PM (it's two hours later than we agreed).
To tell the truth - it looked like people we talked to tried to mitigate the situation - we even got some presents from cleaning women - cookies, olive oil, coffee. I believe it was apology. Thank you for that.
we had a very nice days is Terracina in Torrione San Giovanni. The Flat was really nice and especially the view over Terracina, the Sea and San Felice you have from the stairs in front of the flat. Even if you have to climb many many stairs to reach the doorstep, the view rewards you for your effort. We enjoyed this view every evening with a glass of wine :-)
The flat was clean und the kitchen and the bathroom new renovated. It was big enough for 4 adults and i think it's also OK for a Family with 2 or 3 childs.
Abbiamo avuto massima flessibilità nell'accoglienza come orari e le indicazioni fornite a telefono sono state chiarissime, ci ha guidato fino alla porta di casa, forse dando qualche dettaglio in più sul sito tutto sarebbe più facile perché l indirizzo riportato è posto al di sotto delle mura non sopra. Alla partenza si sono presentati i nuovi ospiti alle 1030 del mattino senza che fossimo stati avvertiti forse un messaggio avrebbe reso partenza e arrivo migliori a entrambi.
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About the Host, Emanuele
Being our guests means enjoying a special and very private taste of Italy, both in Rome (my home in Rome located 5 minutes'walking to Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain), Umbria (Villa Negri-Arnoldi alla Bianca) and Terracina (Torrione San Giovanni and Torrione San Lorenzo). Since September 2014 we also provide to our guests special tours through Rome on board of old Fiat 500 and Piaggio Vespa Special "as Romans do" ("500 views of Rome").