A roman getaway in the city's most famous park. This lovely home, elegantly decorated and furnished, is unique due to its extraordinary position in the city. Lost amongst the secular pine trees and the intense vegetation of Villa Ruffo, which is part of the Villa Borghese gardens, it is only a five minute stroll to Piazza del Popolo or a 300 meters walk to Piazzale Flaminio, with all its shops, metro and bus stations.
Reached by a private drive and surrounded by its own garden (500 sq. m.), it guarantees maximum privacy and moments of total relax in the outdoor sitting area with its large umbrella and adjacent lemon trees, lawn and flower beds.
The house is on two floors. An airy sitting room with a sliding bow window gives onto the garden on one side and a comfortable second sitting room, with a flat screen TV and library on the other. This leads on to a beamed ceiling bedroom with a queen sized bed, book shelves, and a writing area. On the other side is a carpeted bathroom with bathtub, hand shower and bidet, spacious cupboards, and windows giving onto the trees.
A flight of steps takes one down to the dining room which seats eight, and opens onto a terracotta paved terrace with another dining area with a table and chairs for six surrounded by plants and flowers where a large umbrella provides shade at all times. On this floor is a second bedroom with a queen size bed and book shelves which also gives onto the terrace. This bedroom has its private dressing room and bathroom with bathtub, hand shower and bidet. The recently renovated and well equipped kitchen, adjacent to the dining room, is also on this floor together with a small laundry room with washing machine, dryer and second ‘fridge’. Both bedrooms have air conditioning and are provided with fine linen.
For those travelling by car, there is all the necessary parking space in the garden.
The grounds have been in the family since the 1870's, the year when the grand Villa Ruffo was built. The house (which you are now looking at) was the area for its horse carriages. It was then transformed in 1970. The setting is quite unique for a capital city, with its gardens, a terrace, and the silence; it is not unusual to see white rabbits on the lawn, green parrots and squirrels in the trees. This in the city centre. By the way there is also ample parking space for two or three cars.
The outstanding location.