About this listing
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 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 (1471-1484), 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!
Queste non vogliono assolutamente essere regole di comportamento, sono semplici consigli di buon senso ed educazione.
These are not behaviour rules, but just some advice of good sense and education.
Cerca di rispettare il silenzio di via di Panico e di questo condominio, i “tuoi” vicini lo apprezzeranno molto.
Try to respect Via di Panico silence and the quiet of this condominium, your neighbours will appreciate it very much.
Usa la cucina a tuo piacimento e cerca di lasciarla in ordine per chi verrà dopo di te.
You can use the kitchen as you want but please leave it in order for the next guests.
Ricordati di spegnere sempre le luci ed il condizionatore d’aria quando esci dall’appartamento: il risparmio energetico è un problema che riguarda tutti.
Please remember to turn the lights and the air conditioned off when you leave the flat: saving energy is a problem which regards everybody.
Evita di fumare nell’appartamento, proteggerai i soffitti in legno, la tappezzeria e rispetterai chi, magari non fumatore, lo abiterà dopo di te.
Try not to smoke in the flat. In this way you will protect the wooden ceiling and tapestry too. You will also respect people, perhaps not smokers, who will live the flat after you.
Grazie e buon soggiorno
Thank you and have a nice holiday
About the Host, Alessandro
I am Alessandro, born in Rome and in love with my city... I am on call 24/7 and do my best to help people have the best experience possible during their stay. Archeology is my first passion, then food and good wine (my wife is a sommelier).
I think that living in Rome means… walking through the streets of history, where around every corner you come upon an architectural wonder, written about in history books, or a museum rich with original and important works of art – all objects of beauty that were created for your enjoyment by artists throughout more than two thousand years of history... discovering that, even during winter – when the entire peninsula is under snow, from the Alps to Sicily – you can enjoy sun-drenched spring-like days, guaranteed from the affectionate and protective embrace of the Abruzzo Apenines. Rome is the only city in Italy where the sun is always brilliant and the moderate temperatures never end....To experience the constant struggle between christianity and paganism; to worship the beauty of the eighteenth century churches while bowing to the graces of the ancient temples. ... To stop in at the local shops and chat for a while with real Romans who can be sceptical, are often impatient, but underneath it all they’re big-hearted.
What I wanna say is that no one of my guests should come away from a visit to Rome, eternal city of history and art, without having relished the experience completely, in the best way possible, and with a full understanding of her finest characteristics…