Flat for experts at Navona/Pantheon

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via di Panico, Rome, Lazio 00186, Italy
Your host, Alessandro
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The Space

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 (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!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Check In: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We highly recommend staying the "Flat for experts at Navona/Pantheon" or any other property with Alessandro.
    The flat is in a perfect location, close to Vatican, St. Angelo, p. Navona, Pantheon, Fiori, and if you enjoy walking and observing all the other buildings, monuments and the city- this place is perfect. Transport to Termini is also quick and frequent by bus.
    Alessandro is a fabulous person and host. From answering questions before the booking, being available, making you feel at home - above and beyond. Even after we left, we needed some assistance and he was superb. Thank you Alessandro and family - we appreciate everything you did.

    June 2014
  • Alessandro and the angel flat were perfect! Ale was so kind and generous with his time and recommendations. We enjoyed Rome so much because of our great place to stay! A+

    June 2014
  • Alessandros flat was absolutely perfect! Walking distance to all of the greats sites, and in view of the Vatican. Alessandro himself was also wonderful, keeping in contact until our arrival, meeting us and giving us great recommendations for food etc and well as booking taxis for us! I would recommend both this flat, and any through Alessandro, very highly!

    June 2014
  • Alenssandro è stato un ospite veramente perfetto. Nono0stante non ci siamo potuti incontrare di persona, ha provveduto a farci trovare tutto quello che ci serviva, aiutandoci anche con dei piccoli consigli sulla zona. La casa è molto carina, come nelle foto, e davvero in una posizione comodissima!

    June 2014
  • Everything was exactly as described. Place isn't very big but it is in a great location and was very clean. Check in was easy and our host left us a map with some good restaurants listed (we especially liked Taverna Roma). I would definitely recommend this place for someone looking to save a little money in a great location.

    May 2014
  • Alessandros flat was a perfect retreat. Not only was the location absolutely perfect. It made you feel as though you were playing the part as a local. Everything about the flat has been thoughtfully planned out. Offering great comfort and ease of a full kitchen. Everything one could ask for. It was hard to leave. Alessandro has amaizing communication skills and is very helpful with offering his help. I wish we could have stayed there longer. Thank you again.

    May 2014
  • Logement très bien situé. Nous sommes arrivés en retard et nos hôtes ont eu la gentillesse de nous attendre. L'appartement est fonctionnel pour 4. Comme on est au centre, on peut se passer des transports en commun... mais qu'est-ce qu'on marche... Et en plus, c'est vraiment calme la nuit. Petit bémol : manque d'intimité pour une famille de 4.

    May 2014
  • Appartamento è piccolo ma molto accogliente. Dotazioni e pulizia di ottimo livello. le bambine hanno gradito il soppalco sia per la notte che per i giochi diurni. La posizione è spettacolare. Alessandro è disponibile, preparato e simpatico. Da ricordare e segnalare....

    May 2014
  • Accueil exceptionnel de la part l'Alessandro qui nous a grandement facilité votre visite de Rome. Il répond à toutes les questions pour préparer au mieux son séjour. Son appartement est idéalement situé dans le centre historique de Rome à deux pas du Vatican et de la place Navona. On peut tout faire à pied, que du bonheur...
    Excellente adresse.
    Nicolas et Astrid

    May 2014
  • We had the perfect stay in Rome. Alessandro arranged bikes for us and my sister and I (we are 54 and 60) spent a week seeing everything we wanted. This is a place for first timers and experts, it is so close to the Tiber, the Castel St. Angelo, and the Vatican, the Piazza Novona and the Pantheon. We spent a lot of time at the cafe downstairs and the sandwich shop across the street and exploring the beautiful streets on foot around the flat. We discovered museums, churches, squares within five minutes walk from the flat. We also enjoyed the view! If you want to see Rome, this is the place to be!

    April 2014
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I am Alessandro, born in Rome and in love with my city... My mobile phone number is 24/24 hour switched on for my guests and 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 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…
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