|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
Entered directly from the Piazza which houses the Spada Palace, the square and building are fine preserved examples of the elegant Renaissance period. The building has been impeccably restored to its former beauty and is a Historic Listed building dating back to the early 15th century. This was Rome’s most elegant neighborhood, where Cardinals, foreign and Italian Nobles choose to build their family homes, along the famed Via Giulia, Via Monserrato and Piazza Farnese. The building, restored to its original Renaissance splendor, is entered through 12 foot antique doors opening onto the inner court with hand laid marble floor’s leading to a common courtyard with an antique fountain and a stone marker engraved with the year of its first restoration, A.D. 1623.
This apartment has a great deal of character and it is quite rare to find a true 5 bedroom, 4 baths in this coveted area. A two level duplex that can accommodate comfortable 10 people and is approximately 260mq. (2800sq. feet) located on the 2nd & 3rd floor without an elevator; however, the stairs are few and very easy to manage. The apartment was fully renovated and furnished by its present owners, an important Napolitan Family and is a pleasant mix of characteristic wooden ceilings, antique terracotta floors, handmade tiles in the bathrooms and kitchen and decorated with many beautiful things from the owners private collection.
YOUR FIRST LEVEL: Encompassing 130mq. (1400sq. feet), of living space, this level has a living-reception room , dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.
Reception-Living: Spacious living room with high original wooden ceilings, antique terra cotta floors, red velvet sofa, two queen Ann armchairs, antique writing desk and views over the Renaissance Piazza. Bright, silent and air conditioned.
Dining Room: Adjoining the living area is a separate dining room with an antique table for 6, (expandable for 8), and antique side board. An oversized windows let’s in lots of natural light and has views of the Piazza and Fountain
Kitchen: Fully equipped, recently renovated kitchen with lots of cabinets, dishwasher, oven, stove, full size fridge, microwave, espresso machine and fully stocked with dish’s, cooking and flat ware.
Laundry Closet: In a common hallway next to the kitchen is a little closet where you will find the washing machine and a separate dryer. Dryers are quiet rare in Rome, yet can be very convenient for traveling families.
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms on this level, both with double beds, (1.90x1.60), and two windows letting in lots of natural light and with views of the Piazza. The bedrooms have air conditioning, original wooden ceilings and antique terracotta floors. Each bedroom has a just been newly decorated (2016) has closet and one of the rooms has an on suite bath with a shower.
Bathrooms: One bathroom on suite with W\C, bidet and shower. A second bathroom is located in the common hallway between the two bedrooms and adjacent to the living room. This bath has a shower and separate full bath, is decorated in hand maid glazed terracotta tiles and with wooden ceilings.
Connected by a comfortable internal stairwell adjacent to the entrance, this level has an additional 130mq. Of living space with a spacious living room, three additional bedrooms, 2 baths and an extra kitchen.
Second living room: Good size room with lots of light and views over the piazza, air conditioning, 13ft. wooden ceilings and furnished with 4 seat custom sofa, two armchairs, antique dresser, 42” T.V.
Master Suite-3rd Bedroom: Large master suite with high wooden ceilings, two large windows with views of Piazza and the Spada Palace. Double size bed, (1.95x1.60), antique side tables and lamps, transparent resin design desk, antique floors and air conditioning. Master Bath-3rd Bathroom: On suite bath entirely in white marble with large Jacuzzi tub, high wooden ceilings and window overlooking Palazzo Spada.
4th Bedroom: This quiet room has high ceilings, built in closets and air conditioning. The space has been divided into a loft with a single bed located on the lower level and additional bed located in the loft area. This space was originally designed by the owners for their two young children and is pleasant and cozy. There is an additional pull out bed available on the lower area of this room which could accommodate 3 people.
4th Bathroom: This bathroom has a shower and is located in a common hallway between the living room and smaller bedroom.
5th Bedroom: This room has two single beds, antique floors, high ceilings and views of the piazza. Lots of built in wardrobes, custom lighting, bookshelves and antique Sheridan Armoire.
Second Kitchen: On this level, guests can conveniently use the second small kitchen, complete with stove, oven and full size fridge.
This is a large apartment and its many endearing features include lots of light and silence. We have strived to maintain the original character by restoring the antique wooden ceilings and antique floors. The views from almost every room complete the atmosphere of Renaissance Rome and especially in the evening when the magnificent Spada Palace and fountain are alit. We have modernized the flat with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, Jacuzzi tub, washer and dryer, and double glazed windows. Truly one of Rome’s most characteristic areas, walking distance to all shops, cafés, restaurants and everything the historical center has to offer. Excellent for two families, groups or Romantic Getaway. As many pleased guests before, we are certain our elegant, peaceful home will make the perfect base from which to explore everything Rome has to offer!
Wonderful, spacious apartment, well furnished, situated in one of Rome best corner. Great hosts, very helpful in any circumstances. I can't think you could ask for a better accommodation. My only suggestion: if you arrive in the cold season (even if the weather in Rome is normally very nice), make sure the apartment was recently occupied; otherwise, ask the hosts to turn the heating on at least one day in advance.
Nine of us stayed in this apartment for four nights and it worked out great for us. There was plenty of room for two couples and five children, ages 9 - 15. We all loved the character of the building and, of course, you can't find a better neighborhood to stay when visiting Rome.
This is a lovely apartment, spacious, clean, fully renovated, nicely decorated, well equipped, and located in a very nice ancient building. On the lower level there are two comfortable bedrooms and two full bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen including washing machine and dryer, a dinning room for 8 people and a living room. In the upper floor there are three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a living room and a small kitchen. Everything is nice and clean. All windows have nice views to Piazza Capo di Ferro and the Palazzo Spada. The apartment is located on the second floor and although there's no lift the stairs are short and easy. It's location is very convenient, close to all major attractions in Rome. And the apartment managers where very professional and helpful. I would definitely book this place again next time I visit Rome.
This beautifully renovated apartment is situated in a 16th Century National Landmark Building located directly in a Charming little Piazza and facing the marvelous Spada Palace built in 1540 and modified to its present state by Francesco Borromini. Borromini created, among other things, the masterpiece of trompe-l'oeil of false perspective where the sequence of columns of decreasing height and the floor that rises create the optical illusion of a long tunnel, in the bottom of the gallery, in a sunlit garden, there is a sculpture that looks natural size, while in reality it is only 60 cm high.
The sculptural decoration of the mannerist stucco facade of the building, and the courtyard with sculptures in niches framed by garlands of flowers and fruit, and grotesque scenes of symbolic meaning in relief between the small windows of the mezzanine, make it the richest surviving façade of the Roman Cinquecento in Rome. The building houses, among other masterpieces, a colossal sculpture of Pompey the Great, to whom Giulio Cesare fell, unearthed in 1552 beneath the walls of a Roman villa.
The Piazza is located in Rome’s most elegant Renaissance quarter between the Farnese Palace, designed by Michelangelo and now home to the French Embassy and steps from the world famous Piazza Navona, the traditional open food mart of Campo de’Fiori and the Oldest Jewish Quarter in Western Europe. In addition, the apartment is just a short walk from the Historic Center’s main transport hub in Largo Argentina, with express buses to Termini and tram service directly to the Trastevere station and on-going connections to the Airport.
The area is full of shops, cafe’s, the Campo de’ Fiori open market, the Pantheon and just 5 minutes’ walk across the bridge to the lively Trastevere quarter. Well serviced, there are also a number of supermarkets, gyms and shops nearby. Truly an excellent location and an oasis of quiet and beauty from which to explore Rome's multilayered historical district.