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Piazza Navona Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Self catering luxury penthouse flat with terrace overlooking Rome
Location, location, location...Attico Arcadia represents the quintessential accommodation in Rome. A stone throw away from major landmarks such as Piazza Navona, Campo de' Fiori and the Pantheon we a sure that your stay in this stunning apartment will remain in your hearts and minds for many years to come.
Rome city centre penthouse with views over the roofs of Rome and the Vatican. All of Rome's major landmarks such as Saint Peter's, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Piazza di Spagna, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Capitol hill can be reached by foot. The high fashion shopping district is only a walk away, the same for the Campo di Fiori farmer's market where you can find fresh fruit and vegetables every day of the week (closed Sundays). The area is also characterized with bustling cafes and restaurants. If you wish to stay at home and enjoy a quiet dinner on the deck overlooking Rome, there is a supermarket just around the corner where you can find all sorts of fine Italian produce. They key attraction of this area is what people refer to as 'hidden Rome'. Walk out from the apartment and take the little side alleys that characterize this Medieval part of the city where you will discover hidden squares featuring buildings with stunning architecture. Most museums are now open on Sundays, the Capitolini museum, the Vatican museum, the Galleria Doria-Pamphili and the Galleria Borghese (must book online) can all be reached on foot. And after visiting the latter why not enjoy a stroll in the Villa Borghese park from where you can reach the Picio with its breathtaking views of Rome. From the apartment you can also cross the Tiber river and enter Trastevere with its bustling nightlife, here you will find the best restaurants such as Le Mani in Pasta in Via dei Genovesi and lots of bars and cafes. The best truffle ice creams are just down stairs in Piazza Navona at the Tre Scalini bar. The best brunch or proper English breakfast (waffles, pancakes, french toast) can only be found at Babington's on the Spanish Steps. On the way back why not stop off at Valentino or Armani's and treat yourself to something new. For sure staying at Attico Arcadia will be memorable.
My husband and I spent 8 nights at this gorgeous apartment right in the heart of Centro Storico. The apartment is perfectly located, walking distance from all the major sites and a stones throw away from great restaurants and shops. The apartment itself is so perfectly designed it has everything you could wish for in style and convenience. The sun drenched roof terrace has amazing views of the Basilica and other major sites. We enjoyed many glasses of wine and cheese plates out on the terrace. The bed was extremely comfortable and there is even a washing machine! Everyone we met in the apartment building was incredibly friendly and there is a great bike rental right downstairs.
My husband and I we celebrating our 10 year anniversary and we could not have wished for a more perfect place to celebrate such a special occasion. We have decided to return regularly! We highly recommend this apartment to anyone wishing to visit Rome - so much better than any hotel!
Thanks to Alex - we had the absolute best time staying in this wonderful apartment. It really is a gorgeous little pad, just perfect for a couple, and is a super romantic little getaway place! We would definitely love to visit again! Terrific spot and better than any hotel you could get for the same money... Enjoy!
LOVED our stay. Location was amazing, just the best! The apartment is small, perfect for 2 people, but it did have everything we needed. Reminded us of a been on a boat, a little cupboard and nook for everything. The view was wonderful, and at lunchtime each day, someone nearby was cooking something incredible. It inspired us to shop for fresh produce at Piaza di Fiori and enjoy brushetta and chianti on our own balcony, while listening to the bells of St Peters. Truly beautifully, unforgettable and highly recommended.
This apartment is a dream. Perched high above the busy and noisy streets of Rome, you feel as if you are in a movie, sitting on your terrace having coffee in the morning or lunch or drinks at night under a clear Roman sky. The terrace really is a little jewel - we spent most of our time there -- and makes the apartment. It is so pleasant to eat outside and so welcoming after a hard day exploring Rome. The apartment has been ingeniously designed to take advantage of every nook and cranny and worked perfectly for us. Yes, it is small, but being on 3 levels and having lots of light and the terrace makes it feel larger than it actually is. I would not recommend more than 2 people staying there. The kitchen is well-stocked with all kinds of dishes and utensils. The location simply could not be better, within walking distance of so much of the centro storico. And very near lots of buses, provided you can figure out the bus routes! Food shopping is terrific with Campo dei Fiori for fresh fruit and vegetables and fantastic porchetta, which is not to be missed, only 5 minutes away in one direction and a Carrefour supermarket in another, not to mention a very nice wine store on Via del Governo Vecchio. There are all kinds of restaurants within walking distance and terrific gelato and the oldest wine bar in Rome. And, Piazza Navonna. You have to be ready to walk up and down the 6 steps to the loft bedroom. If you can, this apartment is truly a treat.
The apartment is as described, and the photos are accurate. The beds are comfy. The kitchen is stocked with basic stuff such as oil, sugar, tea bags, good coffee ... this is so convenient not to buy everything at the beginning. We replaced what we used. The location is perfect - nice to have Piazza Navona right at your front door. The medieval streets and alleys, the many small restaurants, the little surprises around every corner was magic. If you walk just a bit away from the main touristy streets, you find an area where real people live - the old men playing cards on a small table, the girl in high heels with her cat on the bicycle, the women taking her dogs for a walk. The numerous restaurants make it almost difficult to choose where and what to eat next. I do not recommend the place that you walk into directly when you leave the alley in which the apartment is. We had one bad meal there. The waiter (his name is Constantine) is a real actor, sings songs when he serves you - then tries to swindle you with a wink and a smile! That's OK, it is Rome and you have to be vigilant, but the food was not nearly up to the standard of surrounding places (maybe it was just a bad night). The best gelato is to be found when you turn left and keep on walking for maybe 4 minutes, you pass various boutiques and restaurants, then a motorcycle repair place, then reach the gelato! After careful research we decided that the 'cookies and cream' was the best. There is a 3-legged dog that really loves gelato, he may make you feel so guilty for not sharing with him :) Things to note: do not be put off when you enter the building for the 1st time and things reek of decaying rubbish. They keep the bins in the entry hall, the 'aroma' also stays there. I think the apartment may work better for short people: tall persons may struggle in the shower and will have to watch their heads overall. When we were there it was high summer. Even with aircon the apartment was hot when the western sun beat against the windows. The place makes excellent use of every bit of space. But just know that, when the sleeper couch is down, you cannot reach the kettle. It never feels crowded, because it is so light and the windows are huge, but it may work better for one family than for two couples sharing. All in all, we had a lovely time in Roma, and I will gladly stay here again.
Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
Stayed: Jul 2013
VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for your splendid review, the restaurant you described is a tourist trap, next time I advise you try the Cul de Sac on the right when you walk out of the alley, they serve delicious pates and possess a sensetional wine list. I gather you encoutered Friz the three legged poodle who together with the one legged beggar do enrich the surrondings... It was unfortunately you had to experience smells of rubbish in the hallway, this is possibly due to the organic recycling bin not being emptied over the week end in the hottest period of the year which ended up offending your sense of smell. I will write to the building administration to make sure that this doesn't happen in the future.
Rome under the July sun is hot I therefore always advise to take shelter and drink lots of water. For this reason I had insulated curtains made especially that if drawn when the sun blasts the French windows allows the air conditioning to operate properly guaranteeing a refreshing and cool soujourn.
I am 6 foot tall or short as one prefers to look at it and I fit in the shower and have never encountered headroom problems.
Now the sofabed downstairs would generally be closed thus allowing access to the kettle and kitchenette. On rare occasions it gets used like when my other half kicks me out of bed or a drunken friend crashes for the night. The apartment was designed as you rightly pointed out for a single couple.
We loved our stay here! We truly found no fault with the rental. It was perfect size and our favorite thing was the view. We spent a lot of time, even though it was chilly, out on the terrace taking in the sounds and magnificent views of St. Peter's Basilica and everything else as far as the eye could see. Sunsets were stunning! Alex was a great host and helped us with several questions we had during our two week stay. We have already recommended his rental to our friends in the UK looking for a place to stay in Rome. We were able to walk EVERYWHERE. Basically everything is in walking distance and so days are easy to fill by just walking from the flat in most directions and seeing everything you came to see...Piazza Navona where we went everyday for breakfast or to shop in the market or gelato at night and great dining everywhere around the flat within a 5 minute walk or less. Also of course the Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, Borghese Gardens, Spanish Steps, Travestere area, Campo Di Fiore, the Vatican, list is endless of where you can walk to in 15 minutes or less. This saved us money and again the flat was cozy and you really felt like part of Rome while staying there and the tenants in the building were also lovely. I highly suggest renting for your future stay in Rome, I know we will.
Location, location, location... in the centre of Rome the Arcadia penthouse represents the quintessential accommodation for those wish to visit and discover the hidden secretes of Rome. A stone throw away from either Piazza Navona where you can enjoy the best truffle ice cream at 'i tre scalini' or from Campo de' Fiori where you can shop for fresh fruit and vegetables, we are sure that the Arcadia penthouse will stay in your heart and minds for many years to come. All major landmarks such as the Vatican, the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain can be reached In 20-30 minutes on foot. For those who wish to experience Rome night life the surrounding area is packed with bustling trattorias, restaurants and bars and trendy clubs. In addition Italian design, fashion and style can be found in the many boutiques that enrich the streets of the area.