The apartment (second floor, about 40 steps, no elevetor) is located near Campo de' Fiori and Piazza Navona, two of Rome's most famous squares as well as the elegant Via Giulia, the Pantheon, San Peter/Vatican, Spanish Steps. You will find a myriad of small restaurants, and shops as well as artisans, craftsmen, antiquarians in the area.
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This apartment, 80 sqm, A.C., has been completely remodelled. The owner takes great pride in personally decorating the apartment and it shows. The apartment is elegantly furnished and includes tromp l’oeil painted by the owner. She pay also very close attention to details: bedrooms have double-glazed windows (not only double panels) and shutters to guarantee a good night's sleep, hot water 24 hs a day, heating at your desire.
2 Bedrooms: master room with a queen/king (cm 170x 200) size bed, in the room is located a folding chair that be converted in a comfortable single bed.
second bedroom with a queen size bed (can be divided in 2 single beds)
2 bathrooms with shower, sink, wc. decorated with travertine teils.
A real kitchen, not a kitchen corner, completely organized if you would like to prepare your meal at home,gas stove, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, a big dinning table. Living area with 2 sofa, painting on the walls, mirrors, an antique chandelier, a fireplace (this is an illusion: is tromp l'oeil peinted by the owner) and other details give at the room an elegant and chic atmosphere.
Cable TV with international news (BBC, CNN) movies in English (when the original languages is English) and DVD.
A small, but characteristic balcony looks out on an internal courtyard.
The owner offer free wire less internet service, so guests may bring their own laptop and be assured that they need not look for Internet cafes at odd hours to keep in touch with home, and a cell. phone (use of the phone is free, personal calls are not included) so that guests can very easily reach her at any time, should they have questions or concerns about the apartment or about Rome itself(free).
She worked for many years in the airline industry as a cabin attendant and she has excellent language skills, including English, but also a real understanding of just what travellers need when they’re renting a short-term apartment in a foreign city. She also attended courses of the History of Roman Art, which allowed her to get to know the city very well. At check in she will personally welcome you and spend time to guide you in programming your vacation, sharing with you all her knowledge. You will have the feeling to meet a personal guide, that help you at 360' in discovering this big city so full of history, and save so much time that normally takes to a person that is in town for the first time
We advise our guest to avoid bring heavy guide's book, we have anything you may need about Rome :Maps, tourist information, guides in english
Transportation from and to the airport can be organized, as well as transportation from and to Civitavecchia's port.
Clients are not allowed to exeed the number of guets specified in the resevation form, unless an agreement has been reached prior the guest's arrival.
Check in time at 1 p.m.(unless there has been a mutual agreement, NOT LATER than 8.00 p.m.
Check out on the day of departue at 10 a.m. (unless there has been a mutual agreement).
Deposit is request upon booking (Cancelletion Policy: up to 60 days prior to the arrival date, the entire deposit will be refunded, less Euro 20 for bank and postal fees
less than 60 days prior to the arrival date, there will be no refund.
Keywords: At just few steps from Campo dei Fiori, Navona Square, Pantheon, is located this clean, quite, cozy, historical apartment, perfect for an unforgettable vacation
Natalia worked as a flight attendant (cabin crew) for Alitalia Airlines from 1970 to 1995. Prior to her work at Alitalia, she lived for more than a year in London, studying and working in a tourist agency. She speaks excellent English, understands and speaks Spanish and can 'get by' in French.
The twenty-five years she spent traveling from one country to another gave her an opportunity to learn about the ways and customs of many countries and enhanced her natural predisposition for interpersonal relationships; she always succeeds in establishing an immediate, friendly relationship with her guests.
Since 1995, she has attended the 'Academy of Decorative Arts', discovering a hidden talent for painting and decorating that she never imagined before. She now puts this talent to use personally decorating her apartments. In fact, the tiles in the kitchens and the tabletops in the dining areas of her apartments are all hand painted as well as the tromp l'oeil paintings, which gives each apartment a unique touch.
In the last 4 years she has attended courses of the History of Roman Art, which allowed her to get to know the city on a new level. She provides her guests with useful information on Rome and its monuments and archaeological sites.
Because this building has a story: here is the story of the building
(from 'Le strade di Roma' - Newton Compton Editors)
HOUSE OF CHARLES IV OF BOHEMIA: there is a legend regarding the founding of the Hospital of the nation of Bohemia, which was found at number 132 via dei Banchi Vecchi. As the legend goes, Charles IV had promised Pope Urbano V - in occasion of his coming to Rome in order to be crowned king in 1355 - to not enter the city before the date set for the ceremony. However, unable to resist his desire to visit the Holy city (he was staying with his entourage at Prati di Nerone), he disguised himself as a pilgrim and was able wander about Rome for several days. He stayed in this modest building that he later acquired, designating it as a hostel for the pilgrims of his nation. The plaque that is still found on the building is dated 1357 and refers to the second visit of the King to Rome, when perhaps he acquired the building and the hospital founded. The plaque reads as follows (in Latin):
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event||Minimum Stay|
Mar 16 - Dec 15
My Standard Rate
|25% at booking, balance in cash in Euro at arrival|
|Christmas and Easter additional 10%. Rates include: taxes, WIFI, A.C., heating, courtesy mobile phone, maps, guides, linens, final cleaning. We generally do not ask for a damage deposit but do expect the tenant to notify us immediately if anything occurs. We also expect the tenant to pay for these damages|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.