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Classy 4 Bedroom Flat#The perfect location in Rome#Concierge#Fully airconditiond

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Rione XXII Prati Apartment Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 9/10

This elegant, spacious, well-appointed flat is located on the elevator-equipped 4th floor of an elegant building in one of Rome’s most prestigious neighborhoods, just a few minutes walk to public transportation. The glamorous dining and sitting rooms are ideal for entertaining. The 4 large bedrooms and 3 full baths ensure plenty of space for large groups and families. The entire flat enjoys an abundance of natural light, ample space, and beautiful furnishings.

In the apartment you will find all you could possibly need for a perfect stay, whether a few days or a few months. Ideal for both leisure and business visitors, we welcome short vacation stays or rentals of several months for work, study, or – for the fortunate! – extended vacations!

OUR TEAM

As a guest here, you will find all the comforts of home and the utmost in personalized service from a friendly and very capable team.

In addition to the attentive owner, Paolo, the doorman, Marian, is always ready to assist you as your on-site concierge. He will greet you every day at the main door from Monday to Saturday and also ensure that you are well taken care of on Sundays. He knows the right people to call, the transportation to take, the places to eat…he’s a wealth of knowledge whenever you need him.

The final member of our fabulous trio is Liana, an Italian-American professional travel planner who splits her time between the U.S. and Italy. She can customize a perfect stay for you in Rome – and throughout Italy - with her network of over 400 guides, drivers, and specialists in the country. See below for more information on our guests’ favorite activities and excursions that Liana has organized over the years.

Please see below for additional information and know that, as our guest, you are not only staying in a beautiful place, you are also in very good hands with this team!

NEIGHBORHOOD AND LOCATION

The apartment is found in the well-heeled residential area of Prati, between St. Peter’s Basilica and Piazza del Popolo. The neighborhood was designed in the 19th century Liberty style and contains a wide variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, and boats easy access to many tourist attractions.

A beautiful park is right in front of the building entrance and the stunning Tiber River is just one block away– providing ideal opportunities for every activity from early morning runs to late night strolls. The lovely Ponte Regina Margherita bridge is just a beautiful two minute walk from the front door!

Here you will witness the everyday life of the true Roman people, outside the frenetic touristic centers, allowing you to balance a long day of sightseeing and activity with the peacefulness and la dolce vita of authentic Roman life.

SHOPPING

The daily market in Piazza dell'Unita is charming and convenient. Several high quality Italian groceries in the area, such as Franchi and Castroni, stock a wide range of local and exotic foods including

excellent choices for salumi and pannettone.

The popular shopping street of Via Cola di Rienzo offers a wide range of shopping choices for all needs and interests. It provides an excellent alternative to the stores along the famed Via Condotti. Its stores include Angelo Di Nepi, Onix, Stefanel, 7 Camicie, Furla, Yamamay, Geox, Intimissimi, Swarovski, Benneton, Diesel, Miss Sixty, Coccinelle, Fellini, Liujo, Swatch and many, many more!

WALKING

The Prati neighborhood is very safe, beautiful, and convenient to explore on foot. Additionally, many of Rome’s top attractions are within an easy and scenic walk from the front door! These include:

- Piazza del Popolo: 8 minutes

- Spanish Steps: 20 minutes

- Piazza Navona: 15 minutes

- Vatican Museums, Vatican City, and Sistine Chapel: 20 minutes

- Pantheon: 20 minutes

- Trevi Fountain: 22 minutes

- Campo de’ Fiori: 22 minutes

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

The apartment is ideally located for taking public transportation. For planning purposes:

- Closest metro station: Lepanto, about a 5 minute walk from the apartment. This is the A line which also connects directly to Ottaviano S. Pietro (Vatican Museums), Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps), Piazza Barberini (Trevi Fountain area), and Termini, Rome’s central station from which you can connect to any bus, metro, or train in the city.

- Closest bus stop is Cola di Renzo-Liberta, a 2 minute walk from the apartment.

- Other bus stops:

-- Piazza Cola di Renzo (3 min)

-- Cicerone-Plinio (4 min)

--Marcantonio Colonna (5 min)

HIGHLIGHTS: ROOMS

Kitchen: Fully equipped with a gas oven and stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, Nespresso brand coffee machine, cooking utensils, cookware, crockery, tableware and cutlery for up to 10 people.

Dining Room: Extendable table to seat up to 12 guests

Bedrooms: 4 double bedrooms; King size beds, all with memory foam mattresses for ultimate comfort (still a luxury in many places in Italy!)

Bathrooms: Two ensuite and one conveniently located in the main hall

Living Area: Flat screen television, comfortable sofas

Bonus Space: A bright and charming alcove just off the kitchen, bounded by arches and curtains. A great place to tuck away with a book or to pen an entry in your travel journal.

DÉCOR, AMMENTITIES, AND COMFORT

Decor: You will find fine art and timeless antiques mixed with the latest technology, modern touches, and global finds

Heating and Air Conditioning: Central air conditioning (51,000 BTU) and heat with individual temperature control in each room for every guest’s maximum comfort.

Internet and Television: complimentary wireless internet access, home cinema technology and stereo surround, Sky Satellite TV

Washing Machine/Dryer: The apartment has BOTH a washing machine and a dryer – a true luxury in Italy!

Spare Linens and Towels are also provided

Guidebooks and maps are conveniently located in the apartment.

AREA AND ACCESS

Total Area: 185 square meters (just shy of 2,000 square feet)

Floor and Access: 4th Floor; Stair and Elevator Access

ACTIVITIES, TOURS, AND EXCURSIONS

The vast majority of activities, tours and excursions that are booked for our guests are private, with a semi-private option available for individuals, couples, or very small groups looking to either share costs or meet other travelers. Some of our guests favorite activities follow, but please bear in mind that Liana of Italiana Travel Design can create and customize any experience – including for those with special needs and small children.

- Private Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Tour, with skip-the-line tickets

- Real Roman Food Crawl – a four hour experience that provides a great orientation to the city, its culture, and its food; ending with a full meal - Roman style! Recommended for the beginning of your stay.

- Learn and Love Your Italian Wines - a fun, informal, but highly educational and delicious overview of Italian wines with an internationally recognized sommelier. Recommended for the beginning of your stay

- Secrets of Underground Rome Walking Tour – discover the real ancient Rome, right below your feet!

- Cycling the Appian Way – get out of the city center and onto one of the original “roads that lead to Rome.”

- Real Roman Dinner Party – share a table with one of Rome’s most beloved hosts, her Roman family, Italian friends, and other travelers from around the world. This is our clients favorite non-tour experience!

- Cooking Classes – several options available to meet various skill levels, interests, goals, and ages. We have family-friendly cooking classes and those designed just for kids!

DAY TRIPS: Liana can take the stress out of planning day trips and maximize the time you have in any destination. Tivoli, Ostia Antica, Florence, Chianti, Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, the Lazio seaside, Frascati, and of course, the “hidden gems” of the hills around Rome.

OTHER DESTINATIONS: If you are coming from or plan to continue your trip in another part of Italy, Liana can also assist with those plans. Her network of over 400 guides, drivers, and specialists is always ready to help you discover the real Italy in the most relaxing and enjoyable way possible.

You may stay with us just a few nights in Rome, but we want to make sure every day of your trip is perfect, wherever you are in our magnificent Italy!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Paolo,



We just wanted to express how much we appreciated your help and Mariano's help.



My mother-in-law used the wheelchair on the days when walking became too difficult. She would not have been able to enjoy the Vatican without it.



Mariano was wonderfully pleasant and very quick to respond to our issues. He had the bed set up for my sister-in-law before we got back on the first night and, when we realized the baby was not sleeping well because the crib did not have the right mattress, he made sure the right one was there for us the next night. He was also very helpful in making sure that we had a vehicle that was large enough for all of us and our luggage.



Thank You,

Cassandra Cicone
Sep 2013
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)
Classy 4 Bedroom Flat#The perfect location in Rome#Concierge#Fully airconditiond
average rating of 4.677419 based on 32 reviews
5

It was the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was big enough for our two families (4 adults, 5 kids). The apartment was clean and there were lots of towels provided. The apartment also had AC units which was appreciated in the hot July weather. The apartment was central to major Rome attractions so we were able to walk everywhere. Paolo was kind enough to arrange a transfer to the apartment and Mariano the doorman was very welcoming. There is a supermarket just a block away so it was nice to make simple breakfasts and eat in for a few dinners. The best gelato in Rome was right downstairs from the apartment, we recommend the lemon flavour! Our kids loved staying in the apartment as it felt like our second home so we were sad to leave after 5 nights.

I was apprehensive about renting a stranger's home but staying here makes me want to rent more homes like this one for our future adventures.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property owned by Mr. Scimonelli from July 1-July 7 2016.

We found the apartment to be perfect. It was clean and comfortable. We had a large group of people and we all were comfortable. It was so close to all the sites we wanted to see. We were able to walk every where. We especially appreciated the air conditioning as it was mid 90's that week in Rome. The only down side was the dryer was not working but we still were able to do laundry.

We found Mr Scimonelli to be very helpful. He did not get our message regarding the new arrival date and called us to check up on us. He and his doorman were very helpful at suggestions regarding getting around town.

We were close to market, gelato shop, and a pharmacy.

We had a wonderful time in Rome, I have already recommended this place as an option to friends who may be traveling in the future.

I would stay there again if I find myself traveling to Rome again.

Thank you for a great experience

Bridget Corcoran

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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4

Very nice stay in Rome

  • 4 of 5

We were very pleased with this apartment; we felt immediately at home ; for our two families it was confortable, nice furnished and well cleaned.

The three bathrooms were very helpful with our teenagers.

The only thing we missed, was a new cafettiera Bialetti, because the ones which are there are very old and should be thrown away. There is a Nespresso machine, but in Italy we love using a Bialetti !

The apartment is very central, between Vaticano and Villa Borghèse, so you almost do everything by foot. As it is near the Tevere, we walked down and up this river with pleasure.

The nice street Cola di Rienzo, near the apartment, is full of boutiques, cafes and supermarket, so it's very practical.

The owner and the doorman are very nice and helpful, they gave us very good advises of restaurants; between them we loved the Trattoria da Luigi and the pizzeria La Francescana.

Finally, I should recommend this apartment, we loved our stay in Rome.

P.S. I should add that the window of the last room doesn't close well at the top, so you ear a lot the noise of the car's during the night; it should be repair.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Very nice apartment in a wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is located within a 5 minute walk from where I was born. When bringing my family of 8 to Rome for this visit, I wanted them to experience what Italian living is really like. This apartment was perfect. We all felt like it was our home.

The apartment is located in a great neighborhood. It is within walking distance of the Vaticano, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona, and two convenient Metro stations for access to the Colosseo, not to mention the best gelateria in Rome, La Romana, which is just next door! The owners of pasticceria, Sanzini, just around the corner, were so gracious and their pastries were to die for. The shopping along Via Cola di Rienzo, around the corner as well, is some of the best to be found in Rome. Great selection and prices.

We enjoyed the layout of the apartment. The bedrooms were good sized and the beds were comfortable. The 3 bathrooms were perfect for the eight of us. We found the kitchen to be well equipped and the washer and dryer were a godsend after several days of travel.

Although Paolo was unable to personally meet us, the portiere, Mariano, was very helpful in getting us situated and arranging for transportation to Fiumicino.

Bottom line...wonderful experience, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gary. I apologise that I was unable to meet you in person. A special thanks for your review.. I like too all the places you mention.. I can see you picked the best in the neighbourhood, I share your prospective and I m very happy that you and your family enjoied your Italian experience. Excellent contribution you nice words! I m pleased and flattered. GRAZIE MILLE! Paolo
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Perfect place for small college group

  • 5 of 5

I lead small groups of college students overseas for study abroad experiences. This was a perfect place to stay for my group of nine people. The location was great. Everything functioned as promised. And the best gelato in Rome was half a block away.

I had a group of my wife, myself, six females and one male. Using curtains, Paulo fixed up a special room for the one boy who was traveling. The six girls stayed in two bedrooms, each with a queen size bed and one with an additional two bunk-beds. When one girl got sick, she was able to crash in the living room, where her coughing didn't keep the others awake. All the students were very happy with the accommodations. The mattress is my room was super soft memory foam, and I slept extremely well.

The apartment also has three bathrooms, which is critical for a large group of female students. There never a concern about running out of hot water or lack of access to showers.

What I liked best was the large table for breakfast and dinner, plus the wonderful kitchen. This allowed us to cook dinners at home some nights, which saved us money we could spend on other things. Paulo recommended two wonderful restaurants nearby, and they proved to be highly economical choices. Beware or restaurants near the Vatican. They cost two or three times as much as the much better meals we had elsewhere.

The elevator was absolutely necessary to two in our party, one of whom had a bad knee. But the students generally took the stairs, even though they had to climb four flights. The doorman was very helpful. Bus lines and the metro were a short walk away, which gave us access to the entire city.

We walked to the Gallerie Borghese, which I don't recommend, and to the Vatican, which I do suggest. The Borghese Gardens are very beautiful, but it was hilly for my walkers with injuries. The walk to the Vatican, however, if flat and easy. One of my students ran all over Rome by himself, dashing to on various evenings to the Trevi Fountain and Colosseum. And the apartment is very close to the running path along the Tiber.

Buses in Rome can be confusing, but Google Maps gave us very good information about how to get from the apartment to any location in Rome. The washer and dryer worked better than any I have encountered on our travels in Europe. And Paolo is an absolute jewel. Thanks to him for what my students are calling the best trip ever

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Owner's Response: Hi Prof Grant, Thanks! The group was very large and you were in Rome for many days,so in order to allow a comfortable stay for all of you I v done many improvements to the common spaces of the house, the bedrooms, and the dining area. All was good :-) Everything worked fine as planned :-) Thanks so much for your good feedback! It means a lot for me and I m very satisfied to feel the satisfaction in your words,it is my pleasure to ear that your students had such a good time. Please keep me in your mind if for your next cultural trip! Thanks for your contribution. Grazie Paolo
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4

Good experience!

  • 4 of 5

Great apartment! Excellent location, walking distance from major sights, supermarket and shopping district. Spacious and bright.

The only downside was that one bathroom didn't have a shower and overall a bit messy (untidy cupboards in kitchen, sheets in dryer, towels in the corridor and tv in bedroom wasn't plugged).

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Many thanks for your feedback. I m so glad you have experinced a good time and I thank you for the nice words. I apologise for the problems, I will speak with the lady which take care of the maintenece and I will explane all the things you have pointed.I m doing changments to assure that in the future this apartment will be the best and in perfect order. New photos will be pubbished soon. Thanks for coming and best regards Sincerely Paolo M.Scimonelli
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Airport-Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino-FCO
Nearest Barpub
The area is very commercial and full of bars
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Port of Anzio
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Circolo del golf di Roma
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Termini Central Station
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
The area is also full of resturants
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Campo Felice
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Beach of Fregene
Car: not necessary

Apartment Piazza della Liberta is a lovely spacious Rome apartment, ideally located right where the Tiber River meets Piazza Del Popolo,a grand part of Rome, with a great shopping street, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets, right in the neighbourhood and walking distance to all monuments..

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Rates & Availability

Rione XXII Prati Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
August
Aug 10 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$111
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
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3 night minimum stay
$190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $67

For every booking that exceed the cost of 1300 Eur is possible to split the payment into two tranche of 50%each.
the first will be payable at the time of booking of the apartment and the second 15 days before arrival.
Prices may vary according with availability and the season.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Rione XXII Prati Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The house has 3 bathrooms with 3 showers and 1 jacuzzi
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Is a bed for an extra guest in a little room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • In all the bedrooms the mattresses are in memory foam for the best comfort. All of the bedrooms has their own en-suite bathrooms. In all of the bedrooms Aircondition.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • skiing
Notes:
The house also has recently added an Aquarium Red Sea Max 130 with fishes of the lake Malawi. Plants. And Orchids In the living-room in a greenhouse made of glass and steel designed by Renzo Piano The doorman of the building is available for every need from 8 Am to 7:30 Pm from Monday to Saturday.He speek fluent english.

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