A charming light-filled apartment, made especially cozy by a recent remodeling. A perfect romantic hideaway, enriched by the ancient ceiling with wooden rafters, by the sight of the bricks from the orginal construction, and by a mosaic in the typical geometric style of Rome.
The apartment consists of one room perfectly acclimatized (air conditioned) and endowed with an elegant cooking alcove finished in travertine marble (where guests will find everything necessary for cooking).
Free Internet wifi connection also available!!!
The sleeping area, furnished with refined upholstery and fitted with a comfortable double bed, is positioned on a typical wooden loft, reached by a staircase/wardrobe that‘s in harmony with the ceiling.
The views enjoyed by the aparment are truly charming; from both the sleeping loft and the first floor you can gaze out on the the piazza dei Coronari, Mount Giordano, and the Castle Sant’Angelo as it rises from the stretch of Lungotevere.
Completing the apartment is a comfortable sofa, which converts into another double bed, on which you can relax and enjoy the modern liquid crystal television.
The bathroom, also finished in travertine marble, contains a shower and is well stocked with everything that guests need (towels, soap, shampoo).
The apartment is situated on the second floor of a typical three-story building; you’re therefore assured of perfect privacy and quiet, and instead of an elevator there is a splendid seventeenth century spiral staircase in peperino (volcano tuff which is grey with black little grains like peppergrains; this kind of stone is found in the Albani hills near Rome).
The house It is ideal for couple, friends, family with kids! Not ideal for older or people with mobility problems.
The location of the apartment is exceptional as you are extremely close to all the classic sights of Rome. Castle Sant’Angelo, Saint Peter’s, Piazza Navona, Campo de’Fiori and the Pantheon are all no more than an easy three minute walk.
In the immediate vicinity it’s worth a moment to linger along the two streets that border via di Panico: via dei Coronari and via di Monte Giordano.
The first, via dei Coronari, about half a kilometer long (from piazza Navona to the Tiber), partially retraces the route of the so-called Via Recta (traces of the latter’s pavement and shops have been found six meters down from the current street level), an imperial era street that ran from Via Lata, today’s Corso, to the Nero bridge. Sisto IV Della Rovere ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)), the first decidedly “urbanist” pope, commissioned its redirection; but, in the direction of the Pantheon, its straight stretch remained blocked, as it is today, by the Palazzo Capranica; in the opposite direction, it ends by flowing into the “canale di Ponte.”
Via dei Coronari, bustling with the sale of souvenirs and devotions dear to pilgrims, was for centuries full of movement and rich like all the streets travelled by the crowds of visitors. Then, especially after the opening of Corso Vittorio, the street was abandoned to the poorer population. From the 50’s, a spontaneous movement of rebirth took hold of this area, which has today become the most beautiful showcase of large and small roman antique dealers.
Via di Monte Giordano, instead, gets its name from being one of the many artifical hills created by the accumulation of archeological debris, or, as some hypothesize, from the dumping of the refuse and rubble of the nearby river port from the roman times (off Tor di Nona).
Even Dante speaks about the “Monte” in the XVIII song of the Inferno. The mountain became known as Monte Giordano in 1328, taking its name from Giordano Orsini, Roman senator in 1341.
In succeeding centuries, the Orsini family was succeeded by the Gabriellis and then, finally, the Taverna. This is why even today the beautiful building at the top of the mountain is known as “Palazzo Taverna.” Via di Panico is without doubt a beautiful street, rich in history and provides an opportunity to absorb the subtle emotions of having been one of the most tormented centers of the difficult baronial times in the city. The perfect starting point to best enjoy the best of the eternal city!
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