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Perfect Majestic Terrace, Superb Views of Coliseum - Classy Flat, View Eternity

18 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Rome Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 3)

See what the experts say about us! Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Italy Experience Maker award, Travel & Leisure Magazine Italy All-Star award, Better Business Bureau A+ perfect rating, SlowTravel Preferred, Vacation Rental Managers Association professional.

We welcome your inquiries and questions and will respond within one business day. The calendar is updated frequently. Call us 888.308.6123 (North America).

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ROME ITALY PERFECT MAGNIFICO APARTMENT

Enjoy Timeless Views in Classic Luxury

Lounge on the expansive terrace while the icon of Rome, the Coliseum changes with time of day, season and weather. Views are stunning.

Concierge, driver and tour services.

Location

Perched on the Colle Oppio, one of the Seven Hills of Rome, this apartment overlooks the Roman Coliseum, as close as it is possible to live. In less than five minutes, you can walk to famous St. Peter in Chains home of Michelangelo's Moses, Santa Maria Maggiore, Nero's Golden House (Domus Aurea), the Roman Forum, the Arch of Constantine, the Coliseum and the charming village of Monti within in the city.

Exterior

The building delights in its spectacular location, inviting in light and reveling in the views available in many directions. Built in the 1960s and has a cool, marble lobby and modern elevator. The residents include distinguished actors, politicians and industrialists. A doorman during business hours provides security and will gladly help you as he can with directions; he speaks some English.

Interior

The sweep of the living room is enhance by the long windows onto the terrace and the long white sofas. Cool and clean, it is filled with museum-quality art. Beautiful antique side pieces balance the modern layout and furnishings.

The glory of Magnifico is the long terrace, about 200 square feet with a direct view of the Roman Coliseum and the Arch of Constantine. So close, you are practically inside! Lined with gardener-tended plants and flowers, there is room on the terrace for dining and lounging while you watch the light change on the view of a lifetime. An awning is in two parts and can shade you from the sun or the rain.

The living room has an L-shaped sofa backed by antiqued glass. One wing of the sofa overlooks the terrace and has a Coliseum view. A glass dining table for six adjoins the living room. Next to the living room is a tiny 'den' for reading and watching TV. Fine Persian carpets are arrayed across the parquet floor.

The master suite has a moderate sized bedroom with ample closets and a French door onto the terrace bringing in light and the scents and colors of the garden on the terrace. The bed is queen-sized, mattress on strapped frame, the usual in Italy.

The master bath is distinctively and exuberantly tiled in a checkered pattern of tan and brown. A contemporary basin-style sink is joined by the usual fixtures. There is a shower over tub with the typical hand-held shower head that can be placed into a receptacle on the wall for a standing shower.

Beyond the den is the kitchen in. There is a large refrigerator with freezer, gas stove top and oven, microwave and electric coffee maker.

A kitchen balcony connects the kitchen with the small bedroom. There is a modern washing machine with drying racks out there. Few Italians have clothes dryers; you put your clothes on the drying racks to dry.

Between the kitchen and the tiny second bedroom is a very small half-bath bathroom with sink, toilet and bidet.

The second bedroom is fine for one person. It is small and simply furnished. Cabinets above the bed for storage, no closet. There is a flat-screen television in this room. This bedroom gets some traffic noise from below, light sleepers take note. Air conditioned.

Guests receive complimentary and helpful documents: 1. FAQ About Renting in Italy, 2. Helpful Information About Rome, and, 3. Our much-appreciated Restaurant list. On request, complimentary children's adventure guide to Italy e-Book.

Keywords: Apartment, Rome, Luxury, Vacation Rental, Short Let

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2000
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, italian

About The Owner

This apartment is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We want you to love visiting Italy as much as we do. We are sisters Lisa and Pat Byrne who lived in Italy in our youth and now travel there frequently for business and pleasure.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1960

Why The Owner chose Rome

The heart stopping view of the icon of Rome, the Coliseum is a lifetime experience. The Monti neighborhood is a village within the city where you can enjoy many restaurants, interesting shopping and village life.

What makes this apartment unique

The sweep of the living room is enhance by the long windows onto the terrace and the long white sofas.

The glory of Magnifico is the long terrace, about 200 square feet with a direct view of the Roman Coliseum and the Arch of Constantine. So close, you are practically inside! Lined with gardener-tended plants and flowers, there is room on the terrace for dining and lounging while you watch the light change on the view of a lifetime. An awning is in two parts and can shade you from the sun or the rain.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in the Magnifico apartment for 5 nights. Every thing we needed was provided. The location so close to the Forum, Colosseum. Palatine Hill was awesome. Public transportation is right outside the door. The neighborhood feels safe and there are restaurants close by. We used the covered terrace every day as the weather was perfect. The apartment was spotless and furnished nicely. It exceeded our expectations and we would not hesitate to stay there again. Consuelo was very helpful and sweet. Communication with Pat and everyone at Italy Perfect has been friendly, helpful and organized. We used Stephano for our car service from the airport and were very pleased with the service. Thanks to all for a wonderful stay in Rome.
Sep 2013
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Reviews

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based on 18 traveler reviews

Perfect Majestic Terrace, Superb Views of Coliseum - Classy Flat, View Eternity
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
Melbourne, Australia
5

A magnifico month

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month in the Magnifico (Feb 2016) and felt we could not have asked for a lovelier place to stay in Rome.

The location and the views could hardly be better: the Colosseum is as close as it looks in the pictures, and the outlook over Monti towards Il Vittoriano from the other windows is just as entrancing. It's also close to the Metro and to buses, though if you're moderately fit you can walk to just about anywhere you want to go.

The building itself is nice, with a doorman most mornings, and felt safe and well maintained. The apartment is roomy, light and very comfortable: it nails that "home away from home" feel that we always seek and so rarely manage to find. The big balcony is a plus, of course, and even in February it was warm enough to have lunch (or a Campari soda) outside from time to time.

We didn't use the second bedroom but (as clearly noted on the website) it is quite small - a child would love it, but an adult might feel a little short-changed. The kitchen is also small but perfectly functional, with enough crockery and cutlery for you to throw a party for the whole building!

The whole area is jumping with cafes and restaurants. For food shopping, the Elite supermarket in Via Cavour is probably the closest (and very classy), but in Via Merulana, which is not much further away, there are a Conad and a COOP, with bigger ranges and better prices.

Our greeter, who was there when we arrived, was charming and helpful and gave us all the information we needed. On the basis of this stay, we would be very happy to recommend Italy Perfect to anyone looking for a place to stay in Rome.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! Please come again. The Italy Perfect Team
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Ontario, Canada
5

A perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The only trouble with renting Magnifico was that I never wanted to leave the apartment! In the most ideal location for anyone wanting to stare at the beautiful Colosseum for hours at a time, we truly found a wonderful and relaxing hideaway in the middle of the hectic city of Rome. Our host Beatrice met us at the front doors, and gave us a tour of the apartment - she was also available via phone or email if we needed anything or had any questions at all. The apartment was spacious and clean, and had everything we needed for a night or day of rest from travelling - a full kitchen, comfy couches, a television, and a number of books to read. The views from all the windows in the apartment were breathtaking, and I can see why many people return to rent Magnifico time and time again. If I were to change one thing, it would be the quality of appliances in the kitchen - all plastic and cheap, although they all worked, they didn't really fit with the rest of the apartment. I plan on renting from Italy Perfect again for my next European adventure, and would recommend their service to anyone looking to have a home away from home in whatever city they are travelling to.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in Magnifico, the views and our service. We look forward to your return! The ItalyPerfect Team
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Michigan, US
5

Closest condo to the coliseum

  • 5 of 5

I never dreamed it was going to be so close. Enough has been said online about the property. More importantly the rental company was excellent, best we have ever used. Rocco was a great driver. The greeter, concierge and agent all went out of their way to help. I had a lot of business to do, plus my wife and her friend got to see the Pope from a few feet away. Had to get up at 4 am to get their seats. I brought a chiropractic adjusting table to do a demonstration at the Auditorium Antonianum, where they also went out of their way to accommodate me at the 7th International Meniere's Symposium. The Elite grocery store 2 blocks away was a good find. The hotel restaurant across the street turned off the lights and brought us an anniversary cake with two candles with all the waiters singing, and they were good. I got there with strep throat, went to the pharmacy for antibiotics which cost 9 E and got rid of it overnight. In other words, when we come back, we will use Italy Perfect, and so should you.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! Please come again. The Italy Perfect Team
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5

Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Magnifico! This apartment flat is comfortable, roomy, an outstanding location with incrediable views overlooking the Coliseum. We based our vacation on the availability of this flat and we were glad we did. Magnifico's location is walking distance to so many historical sites, Piazza's, eating establishments and shopping. This is our second rental with Italy Perfect and their outstanding service from the start to finish will keep us coming back! Thank you Lisa and a special thanks to Beatrice.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, please visit us again! The Italy Perfect Team
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5

The Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this majestic property and absolutely loved it. We were sold on the view of the Coliseum from the terrace but there is a bonus view from the other side of Capitoline Hill at night. The location is perfect - a half block to the metro plus you can walk most anywhere to the main sights. A night walk down the Via Fori Imperiali all lit up is a romantic way to end the day.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, Il, USA
5

MAGNIFICO!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the managing company, Italy Perfect, is absolutely reliable and first rate! Our experience, from booking to departure was handled efficiently and professionally. I can also say the description of the apartment was reliable and accurate and the absolute highlight is the partially covered terrace with a wonderful view of the Colosseum and Constantine Arch and Palatine Hill. What a great place for meals and a glass on wine! The location for us was also perfect, literally across the street from the Colosseum and the Forum. We were traveling with our eighteen year old granddaughter and the apartment was modern (certainly by Rome standards) spacious, clean and comfortable. Even the elevator (virtually to our door on the sixth floor) was large by European standards and trustworthy. Classy, and convenient, "Magnifico" is a value and highly recommended. What is not recommended is using taxis in Rome. We found them to be unscupulous thieves and definitely NOT to be trusted. When traveling we relied upon RomeValue Transfer (romevaluetranser.com). They were reliable and fair.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, please visit us again! The Italy Perfect Team
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Coliseum

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Rates & Availability

Colosseum area Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Mar 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$271
$1,824
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$228
$1,528
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$271
$1,824
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Greeting & service fee $171
Refundable damage deposit $570

Not included is final cleaning paid cash on arrival €65. The official pricing is found on http://www.italyperfect.com/rome-coliseum-monti-apartment/magnifico.html. Tax is HomeAway commission.

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Amenities

Rome Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing

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