LUXURY APARTMENT IN THE HEART OF ROME, NEAR ST PETERS, PEACEFUL AND BRIGHT

Clara Censon

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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LUXURY APARTMENT IN THE HEART OF ROME, NEAR ST PETERS, PEACEFUL AND BRIGHT

Prati (Vatican area) Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, sleeps 4/5, central location, close to the Vatican

This beautiful apartment is in the centre of Rome, very near to St Peters square and the Vatican. It is on the top floor of a period building (with a lift). There is the added security of a porter.

It offers central heating/air conditioning,TV, DVD, WIFI and cleaning every 7 days.

There are many trattorie and romantic pizzerie nearby as well as a wide selection of exotic takeaways, shops, markets and supermarkets. Via Cola di Rienzo, one of the most vibrant shopping streets in Rome sells the best in Italian fashion, food, furniture etc and is only 5 minutes walk away.

The accommodation consists of 1 Double room with double bed and fitted cupboards.

Modern kitchen with fridge, gas cooker/oven and washing machine, 1 Bathroom with large shower.

Dining room/lounge with 1 double sofa bed and one pouf/single bed.

The apartment is fully furnished with all reasonable utensils. Towels and linen are provided. Our bed linen is all of pure white cotton.

Special Offer for 2015

: Special Offer: special offer Jan-Feb !!!

We will have another special offer soon. All roads lead to Rome and you might want to go back time and time again.

The period before Lent is celebrated as Carnevale, which means 'farewell meat' in Latin. At Carnevale time Roman bakers sell special 'frappe' (fried puff pastry cakes) which are delicious.

The streets are full of children in costumes parading with their proud parents, Via Cola di Rienzo is one of the main streets of Prati.

Nearby there are many shops,Theatres, Cinemas, Tennis courts, Pizzerias, Restaurants and Museums.

This area of Rome's main attraction is St. Peters, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chappel, but food is what draws the Romans to Prati.

The apartment is about 60 sqm, on the top floor of a 1920's building. There is a lift and a full time caretaker, it has been fully renovated and includes all needed appliances. The apartment is very bright with stunning views. It has a modern and very spacious living room with a sofa bed that can comfortably sleep two, also a single bed futon.

The bedroom comes complete with a large cupboard with a large size double bed. High standard bathroom with new large shower and hair-dryer. The apartment is beautifully furnished with antique furniture and paintings and has just been redecoreted.

Bedroom and living room both have air conditioning. There is also central heating in all rooms, so that you can be comfortable if it is winter or summer.

The kitchen is completely equipped with a microwave, 4 burner gas range with oven, toaster, kettle, fridge, plus all the necessary cooking utensils.

A washing machine, vacuum cleaner, flat iron and ironing board and hair dryer complete the list of amenities.

Our gust are not permitted to use the adjacent outdoor terrace without us as it is a condominium terrace.

The apartment is in walking distance form the sites of Rome- Piazza Navona- Piazza di Spagna- The Vatican Museum with the Sistine Chapel- Castel St. Angelo, the former tomb of Emperor Hadrian converted by the Popes as their fortress and where Tosca through herself in the river Tiber.

The narrow little roads around St. Peter's, the Borgo area, have a different feel and you can sense the hum of everyday life. Ordinary people live here and go about their daily business like their fellow Romans, who breath less holy air, away from the magnificence of the Vatican. Our electrician is the Pope's electrician.

Prati is a great shopping area for shoes, handbags and clothes in all price ranges and there are many tempting profumerie selling cosmetics and perfumes. A Saturday morning spent window-shopping in Via Cola di Rienzo you are ready for a more self-indulgence and pleasure in the fabulous food stores.

The gastronomia Franchi is right next to the Alladin's cave that is Castroni. Both of this food stores are irresistible. Franchi has a great salumeria counter piled high with every form of temptation, with cheeses from Italy, France, and Great Britten and many different hams and salamis. Deeper into store are prepared dishes like stuffed tomatoes and splendid looking shelled prawns, and Rome's favourite fried nibbles, which are prepared in batches. There is a wonderful selection of wines and many people come here for a gastronomic snack. Castroni sells groceries from all over the world. Across the road from Castroni there is a covered food market selling fish, meat, fruit and vegetable and not too far away, in Via Germanico, there is the restaurant Girarrosto which serves the best beef in Rome. There are many local pubs, pizzerias, restaurants and all the conveniences of modern living, such as beauty parlours, pharmacies, groceries, coffee shops, laundry shops, internet points , gelaterie (Ice Cream), Shoe Repair, Flower Shops, and the best mini market, just in the next building from ours.

Keywords: Condominium

Location: Rome Rome & Lazio Italy

Nearest Airport : Fiumicino at 20 Kilometres

Nearest Train : Termini at 2 Kilometres

Nearest Beach : beach at 30.0 Kilometres

Car: It is not necessary but a garage nearby can be contacted. Rome is a penny-pincher's paradise. Many of the top sights are public spaces, and many sublime churches are free to enter. You can easily walk to most places. Stick to Pizza and Pasta and have your coffee standing at the bar counter. Most of what you would like to see is very close to the apartment.

Vaticano and Prati: Although this area is dominated by the dome of St. Peter's, and the attractions of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel, food is what draws Romans to Prati. Two of the city's best food stores, Castroni and Franchi, on the main shopping street via Cola di Rienzo, are where Romans from all over the city stock up on prosciutto, cheese, salame and olive oil. In this distric you can see a great range of Historical ages and architectural styles as you move away from the Roman Empire in the historic centre. Before Italy was unified the neighbourhood called Prati was just open fields and meadows (prati), but in 1880 careful planning and constructin led to the ordered grid of streets that you see today.

The dome of St. Peter's acts as a homing beacon when exploring the city. The other main landmark is Castel St. Angelo, started life in AD139 as Hadrian's mausoleum. In its time it has been a palace, a stronghold and a prison. The Castle gets its name from the angel.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment

Clara Censon

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks french, italian, english
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I was born in the apartment below ours. Our daughter lives in the other apartment opposite and it is very convenient to have my space yet so near my dear family as I am married to a wonderful English man and live a lot of the time in the UK. We have a daughter and two sons and 6 grandchildren.My father bought the apartments in 1920 and left them to the family in his will.

I am glad to have been so lucky to have my place in my city, it makes me feel I am still a Roman.

Clara Censon purchased this apartment in 1920

My father bought the apartments in 1920 and left them to the family in his will.

I am glad to have been so lucky to have my place in my city, it makes me feel I am still a Roman.

Vaticano and Prati. Although this area is dominated by St. Peter's dome, and the attractions of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel, food is what draws Romans to Prati. Two of the city's best food stores, Castroni and Franchi, on the main shopping street via Cola di Rienzo, are where Romans from all over the city stock up on prosciutto, cheese, salame and olive oil. In this distric you can see a great range of Historical ages and architectural style as you move away from the Roman Empire in the historic centre. Before Italy was unified the neighbourhood called Prati was just open fields and meadows (prati), but in 1880 careful planning and construction led to the ordered grid of streets that you see today.

St. Peter's dome acts as a homing beacon when exploring the city. The other main landmark is Castel St. Angelo, started life in AD139 as Hadrian's mausoleum. In its time it has been a palace, a stronghold and a prison. The Castle gets its name from the angel.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Luxury apartment in the heart of Rome, near St Peters, peaceful and bright
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Luxury apartment in the heart of Rome, near St Peters, peaceful and bright
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p89562
+0044 1606 852403 (United Kingdom)
Prati (Vatican area) Rome
Lille (France)
5

VERY BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT IN ROME

  • 5 of 5
Excellent location, very well located, exactly as advertised.
Very clear and quiet.
We found everything we needed in the apartment and in the district.
Perfect for 4 persons (2 adults + 2 childs)
  • Submitted: May 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury apartment in the heart of Rome, near St Peters, peaceful and bright
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Prati (Vatican area) Rome
4

ZENTRAL, RUHIG UND GESCHMACKVOLL EINGERICHTET

  • 4 of 5
Das Appartement liegt zentral und doch ruhig, ist geschmackvoll und gemütlich eingerichtet. Geschäfte und Restaurants mit Empfehlungen der Vermieter findet man in unmittelbarer Nähe. Funktionierendes Wlan bietet aktuelle Informationen zu Rom, über das zu erwartende Wetter und die vielfältigen Attraktionen der Stadt. Mit der freundlichen Tochter der Vermieterin Franzesca ein Stockwerk tiefer und einem Portier im Treppenhaus fühlt man sich gut aufgehoben. Ein Appartement zum Wiederkommen.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Luxury apartment in the heart of Rome, near St Peters, peaceful and bright
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Prati (Vatican area) Rome
5

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely apartment. The bed was comfortable and the apartment was quiet ensuring a restful sleep. The grocery store in the next building meant that we had access to picnic supplies and the nearby restaurants were excellent and reasonable. The owner's daughter and the concierge were friendly and helpful. The view of Rome from the picture window at sunrise And sunset was a special treat. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to our friends.
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Luxury apartment in the heart of Rome, near St Peters, peaceful and bright
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Prati (Vatican area) Rome
5

PERFECT ROMA VACATION IN A PERFECT NEIGHBORHOOD!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just returned from our Rome vacation and were thrilled with our stay in Clara's lovely apartment. The building and neighborhood are perfect...quiet, no street noise at night, great markets, incredible little trattorias, walkable to all the major sites in the ancient center of Rome, and tucked between The Vatican and Castel San't Angelo. The photos and descriptions are accurate, but the apartment is even nicer than the photos convey. Beautiful light pours in from the open shutters throughout the apartment, and the weather was warm and sunny with a few cool days. From our first contact with Clara (who lives part of the year in England with her Italian husband) months before our visit, she was gracious, responsive to all of our questions, and very helpful with tips for public transportation and airport bus service. Her daughter Francesca lives in the apt. below and was equally welcoming and gracious. All in all a fabulous first visit to Rome!
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury apartment in the heart of Rome, near St Peters, peaceful and bright
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+0044 1606 852403 (United Kingdom)
Prati (Vatican area) Rome
5

COMME UNE SECONDE MAISON EN ITALIE

  • 5 of 5
Un très bon choix pour ce bel appartement très convivial. L'appartement se trouve au 7ème étage ( et donc " presqu'au septième ciel" ..); avec d'un côté une vue incroyable sur les toits et le nord de Rome.
Je suis restée 10 jours, tout est agencé pour que les locataires se sentent bien. Un beau salon, la literie est confortable, l'immeuble est très calme. Le quartier aussi est vraiment agréable, il y a des commerces petits et grands tout proches, il est aussi tout près du Vatican et il est possible de rejoindre le centre de Rome en se promenant tranquillement. Je reviendrai avec le plus grand plaisir car dix jours ne m'ont pas suffi pour découvrir cette belle ville.
Un grand merci à Clara avec qui le contact se fait très facilement et dans la confiance.
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Luxury apartment in the heart of Rome, near St Peters, peaceful and bright
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Prati (Vatican area) Rome
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A BEAUTIFUL ROME APARTMENT

  • 5 of 5
We feel so fortunate to have been able to call Clara's apartment "home" for two weeks this past September. We found this top floor apartment with fantastic rooftop views to be well furnished, spacious, light filled & super comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped for all our needs, including a washing machine that allowed us to pack lightly. The wifi connection was excellent and the air conditioning units worked well. On arrival, Clara"s daughter ran through the apartment essentials with us & made herself available for questions.
The location, in a quiet residential area so near the Vatican, was perfect for our many walks to all there is to do in Rome. We used the Ottaviano metro stop for our longer ventures. We enjoyed the wonderful food and service of the local restaurants all along Borgo Pio and other side streets. On nearby Via Cola di Rienzo, we appreciated the shopping, the gourmet food shops and visited the large green market almost daily. We quickly felt like locals, not tourists. There is a supermarket right down the street from the apartment as well.
This was our third visit to Rome & staying here added so much to our trip. We had a wonderful time and would definitely look forward to returning to this apartment for a future visit.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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We are located next to St Peters, the Vatican, near the river Tiber. The apartment is surrounded by museums and theatres, one can enjoy a variety of activities and shopping, a romantic, exciting, peaceful and luxurious holiday. The apartment is in walking distance form the sites of Rome- Piazza Navona- Piazza di Spagna- The Vatican Museum with the Sistine Chapel and Castel St. Angelo, Emperor Hadrian's mausoleum, converted later as a fortress and a prison and where Tosca through herself in the river Tiber.

The narrow little roads around St. Peter's, the Borgo area, have a different feel and you can sense the hum of everyday life. Ordinary people live here and go about their daily business like their fellow Romans, who breath less holy air, away from the magnificence of the Vatican.Our electrician is the Pope's electrician. Via Cola di Rienzo running all the way from the Vatican to Piazza del Popolo is a great fashionable shopping street for shoes, handbags, jewelery, clothes and more.

Other Activities: Museums, theaters, concerts and fashion retail

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Amenities

Prati (Vatican area) Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Living Room
  • Elevator
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Large walk in double shower, bidet, marble sink. All towels are included and replaced weekly.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sofa bed in the lounge for 2 people. If preferred, there are two single beds and the main bedroom offers a large double bed. Linen (all supplied) are all white cotton, with large towels. Down pillows and duvets. The bedroom comes complete with a large cupboard. High standard bathroom with new large shower and hair-dryer. The apartment is beautifully furnished with antique furniture and paintings. Bedroom and living room both have air conditioning. There is also central heating in all rooms, so that you can be comfortable if it is winter or summer.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The apartment is on the top (seventh) floor of a 1920's building the lift runs to the 6th floor. The remaining flight is accessed by foot. Theatre, Pizzerias, Shopping, Cinemas/Movie Theatres, Restaurants, Museums are all near this area of Rome. The main attraction is St. Peter, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chappel, but food is what draws the Romans to Prati. Rome is a penny-pincher's paradise. Many of the top sites are public spaces, and many sublime churches are free to enter. You can easily walk to most places. Stick to Pizza ans Pasta and have your coffee standing at the bar counter. Most of what you would like to see is very close to the apartment. We have free high-speed internet connection. Recommended Local Restaurants special recommendation for SORPASSO VIN CAFFE’ which is just around the corner in Via Properzio 31 and is open 7.30am till 1.00am and TAVERNA ANGELICA in Borgo.
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