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This elegant and cozy Rome apartment is located in one of the most interesting and lively areas of the city center, next to the Pantheon and to the Piazza del Colleggio Romano.
This elegant and cozy Rome apartment is located in one of the most interesting and lively areas of the city center, next to the Pantheon and to the Piazza del Collegio Romano.
The entrance to the building, overlooking an antique marble column, is only the beginning of your pleasant experiences here. The lift whisks you up to the top floor (fifth floor) from which you have a amazing view of the surrounding area.
Opening the door you will see the sunlight pouring through the multiple windows into a well-designed and spacious living room with wonderful white sofas, a table, Afghan carpets, and a nice corner for magazines.
You will immediately notice how incredibly quiet is the appartement (you cannot hear any noise from the street, but only the relaxing the sound of flowing water of the fountain situate in the backyard)
Then you will enter the second leaving area witch is also the dining room, which contains a modern large glass table with chairs, and a corner with two comfortable armchairs. The library, full of international books, lines the wall and will be a relaxing pastime. There is also a desk there if you wish to write some postcards or letters to your friends and family back home.
The first of the two elegant marble bathrooms, Which has a bathtub with a showerhead, is located on this level. The fully equipped kitchen contains a gas range stove, oven, fridge, freezer, dish washer, washing machine, coffee maker, and an electrical hot water heater. The kitchen also features a large counter space facilitating your gourmet cooking.
The stylish wooden stairs will lead you to the upper level. There you will find the master bedroom with a king size bed, flat 20″TV and a DVD player. Large wooden dressing able you to make yourself at home during your stay. Next to the bedroom, there is a second elegant bathroom with a rain shower. Finally you will find a cozy second room with a comfortable pull-out sofa overlooking the main floor.
Location: This elegant Rome apartment is extremely well located a few steps from Piazza del Collegio Romano, Piazza Venezia, Pantheon and Fori Imperiali. It is the perfect location, as in the heart of the city center but in a quiet and elegant building at the 5th floor. The Green Tea chinese restaurant (the best chinese food in town) is in the same street as well as the delicious fish restaurant "Sapore di mare" in the morning you can enjoy the best cappuccino of Rome in the very famous "Caffe Sant'Eustachio" just few metres away!
Fantastic area next to the Pantheon
Very elegant and romantic apartment
Well furnished and cozy
Party are not allowed
Perfect host - went out of the way to ensure that we could gain access to the property despite a very late arrival time. Wonderful property - amazing location and very spacious. We would love to stay again.
Great apartment, large, comfy and stylish. Incredible location in the center of Rome - can walk to all the major sites and great restaurants a few blocks away. Very quiet too! Fifth floor, so the small elevator was most appreciated. Was a bit hot in July, but shutting all the blinds during the day and running the A/C and fans (Livia kindly bought a new one so had in both bedrooms) as needed made all the difference.
Very happy. Great location and lovely apartment which was exactly as advertised. Thanks.
We had a wonderful time in Livia's apartment! The space was very welcoming and bright and we felt right at home. We unfortunately were faced with an afternoon of rain but the comfort of the apartment made our indoor time quite pleasant. It was only myself, my husband and our 2.5 year old daughter. We did end up having our daughter sleep in the same room with us due to the balcony concern. But Livia was able to provide a baby cot for her to use, which was great. The wooden spiral stairs were beautiful but required caution (no socks) and definitely were squeaky (so not good for light sleepers), but we had no problem with them.
Livia was prompt in her replies to our questions and was very helpful with her information. The one small frustration (for us and Barbara, I'm sure) was the fact that Barbara (the woman who met us with the keys) does not speak any English and we do not speak any Italian. So we spent almost an hour outside the apartment waiting for her to arrive when she was actually up in the apartment the entire time. Fortunately, the owner of the pizza place across the street was able to translate for us. Also the name on the doorbell does not match Livia's name so we were not sure which doorbell to even use to see if she was there.
But the location is amazing, the street nice and quiet, with pizza and gelato only steps away. And a constant supply of Taxis driving down the street meant we had no issue finding a ride back to the Airport when we left. We would certainly stay here again without issue!
The apartment matched the pictures and the description. The kitchen is modern and a pleasure to use. The washing machine handled several loads for us that dried quickly in the Rome air. We made use of the separate spaces so that the early bird enjoyed the living room while the late sleeper was undisturbed.
It is clearly the space of a visual person, with a HUGE city map of Paris, a HUGE city map of Rome, and a classic black and white photo album of New York.
I'd gladly rent this place again. I'll recommend it to my friends.
The library is large with intriguing language choices, to wit:
Camus, L'Etranger, (The Stranger), in French.
Harry Potter, in Italian.
Schlesinger, I Mille Giorni di John F. Kennedy (1000 Days of John F. Kennedy), in Italian.
Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince, in English.
The Light of New York, by Jean-Michel Berts, 2007, black and white large format photos, including a photo of the Italian Caffe Napoli and Puglia (email hidden). and a photo of The Washington Square Arch in Washington Square that looks like ancient Rome.
Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano, in English.
Laurence Bergreen, Marco Polo from Venice to Xanadu, in English.
Caveat: In addition to the eclectic library of the hostess, don't fail to explore the Pantheon, the Forum, and all of Ancient Rome - within walking distance. The location is ideal for walking tours of Rome as well as easy access to the busses and trains.
The apartment's biggest strength is its location – absolutely the perfect place for exploring all of Rome's central districts. A great place to stay for first-timers to Rome. Livia was very good with communication, too.
The location of this penthouse is amazing, a few minutes from the Pantheon and walking distance to most of Rome's main attractions. This makes it easy to pop home, rest and go out sightseeing yet again. The space is also great with an upstairs and downstairs allowing privacy.
We were asked to call Barbara, the Polish cleaning lady, from the airport to signal our arrival. She is very sweet although she does not speak English so much is done is sign language!
In sum: The kitchen is well equipped, there is a rain shower and Livia is v. responsive, the AC unit worked but would not be adequate in summer to cool the whole flat.
On the downside: As other reviewers pointed out and I thought they were being overly cautious, UPSTAIRS IS NOT SAFE for children 1-7 years old given the loft has a 2 Meter drop with a flimsy bar above too high up. This is an accident waiting to happen. Also my 9-year old slipped on the wooden stairs in her socks - no more socks! The internet was erratic with 3-4 devices logged on. There is an army of ants both in the kitchen and some even in the upstairs bathroom. They are harmless but quick to march out even for a coffee cup left in the sink. But overall, I loved the location, decor and space.
We emptied the bins and fridge on departure, leaving some crackers and cheese in case someone was hungry on a late arrival.
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