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Pellegrino Terrace - Writer's Retreat - Elegant top-floor flat - Campo de' Fiori

Isabella S. Castriota

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Isabella S. Castriota

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Pellegrino Terrace - Writer's Retreat - Elegant top-floor flat - Campo de' Fiori

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Centro Storico (Old Rome) Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Theatre, Film, Lit and Art Books - Private Terrace

Elegant Nest on Top of Old Rome:

On Via del Pellegrino, one of the Oldest Streets of Rome, near Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Farnese and Piazza Navona.

Pellegrino Terrace is a perfect retreat for a writer or a music composer.

Quiet, full of sunshine, centrally located. Library with books about:

English / French / Italian Literature, Film History, Screenwriting, Art.

Interesting book-shops and art galleries downstairs.

We recently restaured the façade of the two adjoined 15th-century listed palazzetti, dated 1560. One features Renaissance frescoes by Polidoro da Caravaggio titled 'L'invidia e la fortuna', Envy and Fortune; the other a crowned Moor, probably depicting the owner of an old 15th-century hostel.

Upstairs: Top, third-floor, no lift, reaching a surprisingly quiet, sunny, elegant 100 sqm flat + private terrace.

Downstairs: City's monuments, art, fashion, restaurants and fun!

Living-room with fireplace opening onto the terrace with view of the Roman roofs and Trastevere in the distance, sparrows in the sky at sunset.

Library with art and film books, sofa bed, satellite TV, wi-fi.

Spacious master bedroom under the roof with original 16th century beams; roof window with view of the stars!; floor to ceiling pear-wood cupboard; child's corner under the roof with toys, additional single bed on wheels.

Bathroom in travertine marble mosaic; vaulted room with steam and showers.

Separate kitchen with all modern appliances for quality cooking.

Quiet luxury and relax.

Sleeps 2 grandly. 2 + 2 for short stays.

We can organize guided tours, special activities, cooking, music and Italian lessons.

We will help make your stay truly successful.

Just ask.

We are specialists in Communication for Peace, committed to Cultural and Sustainable Tourism.

Be specific. We are happy to answer your questions and give original ideas.

We like to share. And we treat our guests as friends.

Profits from rentals are invested in Sustainable Projects and Communication for Peace.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Isabella S. Castriota (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Calendar last updated:
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About Isabella S. Castriota

I am a Writer - Producer - a Specialist in Communication for Peace.

Revenue from rentals are invested in Sustainable Projects and Trainings in the Culture of Peace.

Isabella S. Castriota purchased this apartment in 1987

Why Isabella S. Castriota chose Centro Storico (Old Rome)

A disgrace - a motorbike accident when I was twenty-one - turned to grace.

I bought Pellegrino Terrace at a blind auction! without seeing it. After a long battle with the insurance.

I was living in New York, but I knew. Rome is the world's oldest capital. Layers of history are visible on every stone: Etruscan, Roman, early Christian, Catholic, Renaissance, Baroque, 19th and 20th Century.

My son and I adore our flat on Via del Pellegrino.

And love to share it with friends, fellow writers, artists and guests when we are not there. Once expenses are paid, profits are invested in Sustainable Projects in the Culture of Peace:

You are welcome.

We care for our guests and treat them as friends.

What makes this apartment unique

Pellegrino Terrace is unique.

Our street, Via del Pellegrino, changes completely from morning to night.

Campo de' Fiori changes scenery from dawn to midnight. You'll find out by yourself!

Like a film set, in the morning it is a flower and fruit market with, all around, Rome's most important historic sights.

In the afternoon, open space leading to Via dei Giubbonari and adjoining shopping area.

In the evening, bars and restaurants, live music, fun!

At night, quiet, magical, dreamy atmosphere.

Hear the sound of your footsteps crossing Piazza Farnese, or Piazza Navona, while returning home, Pellegrino Terrace, to gaze at the stars.

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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Pellegrino Terrace - Writer's Retreat - Elegant top-floor flat - Campo de' Fiori
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

Surprisingly poor accomodations

  • 1 of 5

Our 9-night stay was an utter disappointment; unfortunately, the worst experience we have had with a VRBO property.

There are a number of inaccuracies in the property listing. First, it is listed as having WiFi. In the total of 10 days we were at the property, we never had WiFi access. Instead, we were sent a list of local places we could go for internet access and told to be "patient" as they figured out how to get WiFi working in the apartment which did not happen during our stay. Kind of a bummer if you want to confirm museum hours or restaurant reviews. Secondly, the apartment is listed as sleeping 4. This is a stretch. There is a full bed and a twin bed in one bedroom (for 3 people) and then the 4th person can choose to sleep on a leather loveseat, a stained couch in the living room or a padded bench in the study. If you are interested in television or using a DVD player, please be warned that the "TV" is just a computer monitor plugged into to the wall with some scrawled instructions. We never tried it out, but I would be surprised if it was functioning. Tried to use the heat on a couple of cold evenings and this was also not functioning.

Finally, the state of the apt was pretty bad. Already mentioned the stained couch in the living room and the apt was covered in dust. The floors had dust balls everywhere. If you have dust allergies, watch out for this place. And, we arrived to a shower with hair balls on the grate of the drain--gross. Sounds like others had a very good experience here, but ours was just not. Not sure if something has changed over time.

Isabella and Roberta are pleasant people, but you can do better in the city center than this.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly sorry for these guests. Unfortunately they never communicated with us and so we were unable to help / solve problems / improve their stay. Sad that they then write here, when it's too late. Future guests, if something is not working properly, please let us know immediately! We will immediately do what is necessary. Constantly improving - to welcome our guests - and treat them as friends.

Perfect location to see Rome

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed in this lovely apartment in Rome (the first time was in 2010). Both times we dealt with the lovely Isabella and her sister Lucia. Isabella's attentiveness and customer service is truly unique. We had to change our travel plans at the last minute for our first trip and Isabella was very accommodating and understanding.

The terrace is a great treat and it is just lovely sitting out there with a glass of wine after a big day of site seeing. This apartment is perfect for families. It is at the top of the apartment block which we found a plus, esp when enjoying the terrace. The kids had no problem with the stairs (they were 4 & 7 the first time we stayed here). We would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Rome.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Still, we work constantly to repair, renew and improve.
New York

Just what is wanted to stay in Rome

  • 5 of 5

An apartment in the historic center of Rome...It's a real home. Warm in feeling (But with AC), book-filled, all the necessary equipment. And an elegant shower. Since it's on the top floor, it's a climb, but the stairs are railed and well lit and I'm 76 and had no trouble. Did I mention the terrace for a predinner glass of wine and the olives bought in Campo De' Fiori which is a beautiful short walk away?

The owner, and her sister, were thoughtful about recommendations -- Lucifero's, just down the street was a special dinner favorite -- and about helping with reservations for cars for station/airport transfers. Everything was clean, neat, and charming. I'd be pleased to go again.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your words! We try to treat our guests as friends and we are available to solve problems and give advice. We want our new and old guests to have a wonderful time in Rome, at Pellegrino Terrace!

Wonderful central flat with great character

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this flat. Isabella made booking really straightforward and looked after us, booking transport to and from the airport which made life easy. Her lovely sister Lucia met us at the flat and showed us everything. It is walking distance to both the main Roman remains and the Vatican. The flat itself is full of character - and books. Not many holiday apartments come complete with an entire library. The kids loved the secret doors through to the bedroom. We were also very grateful not to have to check out early in the morning as our flight back was not until the afternoon. This made our last day easy and enjoyable. Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Wonderful stay in rome on Via del Pellegrino!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful trip to Italy, which culminated in 5 days in Rome at this wonderful flat on Via del Pellegrino, just steps away from Campo de Fiori. The location is terrific. We walked to everything we saw in Rome. The apartment is clean, comfortable, attractive and very convenient. We would definitely return here if we visit Rome again in the future. Isabella was exceptionally helpful, as was her sister Lucia, who met us to let us in and give us our keys. Isabella provided lots of useful information about Rome and the neighborhood, and arranged for a driver to come right to the apartment to pick us up and take us to the airport for our return flight. We recommend this location highly. The climb up the steps just gives you permission to have another gelato or helping of pasta!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Great Experience in the Heart of Old Rome

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4 loved our stay in Pellegrino Terrace. The apartment was large by Rome standards and the terrace was a great space. We had breakfast there each morning and enjoyed the Rome summer nights by the light of the moon. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go from the apartment. The location was steps away from the Campo di Fiore which was great for getting fresh fruits and vegetables. The Piazza Navona was less than 10 minutes away.

The apartment had a homey feel to it. It felt like visiting a friends home. There are lots of books, maps and tour guidebooks in the apartment; many in English. The owner, Isabella was great. She helped us out with lots of local tips on places to shop, eat, and visit. She even arranged for a private car to and from the airport at a price cheaper than a taxi. In our short stay (5 nights) we had a stronger experience of local culture during this stay thanks to Isabella and Pellegrino Terrace.

The apartment has airconditioning, but I recommend keeping the inside doors closed to get the bedroom and living to a nice temp. The kitchen is small, but functional. It has a large fridge by Italian standards. I cooked meals at home and found all I needed except for a good sharp knife - so I bought one at a local store for 6 euros. The bathroom was great. Plenty of room in the shower and 2 different showerheads. I loved the mosaic tile work in there. Only one small mirror though for getting ready for the evening. The bedroom was very big. The bed was comfy. Our son slept on the day bed in the library and was comfortable. The living room/dining area was average size, but the addition of the terrace made a big difference. We had our morning and evening meals out there.

We did not mind the stairs at all, I was expecting them to be much more challenging after reading other reviews, but they were an easy trip up.

Don't miss the wonderful local shops and bars on Via Pellegrino. I bought some beautiful jewelry and a handbag at shops on the street. The owner of one shop gave me a map of local handcrafters that I used during our trip - great resource if you are looking for artist-created items.

Overall it was a wonderful experience. I would rent Pellegrino Terrace again and recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Barpub
15 Metres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Civitavecchia - to Sardinia and Corsica
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Olgiata, Via Cassia
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Stazione Termini - by bus
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Gran Raccordo Anulare
Nearest Restaurant
15 Metres
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Mount Terminillo
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Ostia and Fregene
Car: not necessary

Via del Pellegrino, next to Campo de' Fiori and Piazza Farnese, considered the most lively and active area of Old Rome. Upstairs: Sunny and Quiet 100 sqm Flat + 30sqm Private Terrace for breakfast and dinner. Downstairs: the city's monuments, art, fashion, restaurants and fun! You are going to be in the very centre of Rome. Walk to Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Piazza Venezia, the Capitolium, the Roman Forum, the Coliseum. Or walk along Via del Pellegrino, like the Pilgrims did, to Saint Peter's Church and the Vatican, on the other side of the Tiber. Downstairs you'll find jewelers, ateliers, art galleries, antique shops and famous bookshops. Browse on Via del Pellegrino and via Giulia. Catch the electric shuttle to see other areas. Rent a bicycle downstairs for a couple of hours or the whole day. Or a Vespa.

Go shopping near Piazza di Spagna. Come back & have an ice-cream on Piazza Navona. Have dinner at Piazza de' Ricci. Then cross the bridge to Trastevere's jazz bars. Wander at night. Find your way home. Then look at the stars.

Other Activities: walk under the bridges and take the barge on the Tiber; take a course in Italian cuisine; or intensive Italian lessons; go to the local gym near Campo de´ Fiori; have a massage downstairs; do anything that you might fancy! You are in the centre of the city of Rome.

Ask us! We are specialists in Communication for Peace and we'll send you specific advice for children, for romantic couples, for artists and art lovers.


Rates & Availability

From €150 Per night

Centro Storico (Old Rome) Apartment Rental Rates

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Pet Fee €5
Notes PELLEGRINO TERRACE is perfect for TWO people, GRANDLY.

It is also suited for a family of TWO adults + TWO on short stays.

Or for a family of TWO + TWO children, very comfortably.
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Centro Storico (Old Rome) Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • En suite travertine marble mosaic bathroom with independent showers and steam bath. (Do as the Romans did, with hot steam and cold water jets) Have a steam-bath before dinner at a restaurant downstairs or on the terrace. Fine cotton towels and bathrobes provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 2 + 1
    Study room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 1 temporarily
    Living-room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 1 temporarily
  • Very spacious master bed-room with roof-windows, old architrave beams and large king-size bed. (Rest, sleep, make love, but don't forget to look at the stars!) Fine cotton sheets and goose down-blankets provided. Floor to ceiling cupboard space available. Lateral niche under the roof with an additional bed on wheels for children or an extra guest. Toys available for children.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Steam Shower
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
This property is on the third and top floor of a fifteenth-century building. There is no lift. Upstairs you are rewarded with beautiful views of the roof-tops of Rome and you will enjoy a private, quiet, 30 square-meters terrace. Private luxury and comfort await you. The market at Campo de´ Fiori and the closest supermarket on Piazzale della Moretta deliver! Children are welcome. Pets are allowed. We'll give you some tips and ideas for leisure, including addresses for a personal trainer, pilates, dance, massage downstairs. Would you like Italian lessons? Music or singing lessons? Italian cooking lessons? Everything will be easy and nearby. For you, a romantic couple: Tips about restaurants, jazz and night clubs. For you, a family with children: Tips about activities for children in Old Rome. For you, a group of four friends. Please ask! For you, single people. We have original suggestions for you as well.

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