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Renaissance Building 5BR Penthouse

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Campo de Fiori: 260mq. Characteristic spacious 5 bedroom, 4 bath.

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!

Extra Services available upon request and fees:

City tax: € 3,50 per guest per night (not applied to children under 10 years old)

Baby cot: €10.00 per night, (must be ordered in advance)


(9:00-11am): €80 flat or 33% of one days rent, whichever is greater, (when available and confirmed prior to arrival)

(12pm-3pm): Free of charge to drop bags, and return at 16:00 when maid has finished cleaning, (subject to availability).

(8pm-11pm), €25 charge (after 11pm €50).

Sunday and National Holidays €25


(11:00-2pm) Free of charge, where available, to leave bags packed with no use of apartment.

(11:00-2pm) €50.00 for use of apartment, where available and reserved prior to departure.

(2pm-5pm) € 100 for use of apartment

(5pm-9pm) € 100 or 50% of days rent, whichever is greater

House Rules:

No smoking allowed in the apartment

No Animals allowed without prior approval and supplemental cleaning fee.

No parties, filming or commercial use of apartment without prior approval

If furniture or beds are moved, they should be put back in their place prior to departure

More Details

Property Manager
Habitat Italy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch, hungarian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

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.
May 2015
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Centro Storico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Room #1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Room #2 - 1 double
    Room #3 - 2 twin/ single
    Room #4 - 2 twin/ single
    Room #5 - 1 double
  • There are 5 bedroom(s)!
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Renaissance Building 5BR Penthouse
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 21 reviews

Excellent location and really a great space/apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We thought everything was excellent. It is in a great location, easy access to both sides of the river and sites. We really enjoy spending time in Trastevere and the apartment was in an excellent location for us to reach this area with all of its bars and restaurants. Additionally the space was perfect. There were 10 of us and we had enough room to spread out through the two floors.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Hampton Bays, NY USA

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

The location is fabulous. Walkable to many sites or just to hang in the neighborhood. We were 8 people from work - 3 couples and 2 singles. The 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, 2 kitchens and 2 living rooms made togetherness or alone time equally easy. Our kitchen seemed to have everything needed to create a meal, but we ate out most of the time. We were quite happy there and I would recommend this place to any group.

I thought that HABITAT ITALY had it very together, offering transports, extra linens, etc. I didn't purchase the extra linens because there was a washer and dryer in the apartment. The transfers to and from the airport were very reasonably priced and convenient. You have to pay for everything ahead of arrival and do an online check-in of all guests. We had a fantastic time and the apartment was very comfortable to come home to. Oh, I don't think the elevator was working, so we climbed two full flights of stairs. Not a problem for the young ones. I had to go a little slower... And also, you will get occasional drunks passing by late at night, making noise, but I would still go back.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this apartment in Rome. The apartment itself is very cool. Gorgeous high wood ceilings with big shuttered windows. Very spacious. Two floors connected by a spiral staircase with a see-through floor. The location was fantastic. We walked everywhere. It was a short walk down a narrow street to Campo Dei Fiori and a connected street with all kinds shops and restaurants. We really felt like we got a taste of what it would be like to live in Rome. We headed out for coffee and pastries every morning. Wonderful, wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Apartment in Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely property great location extremely well manager

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Buenos Aires

Wonderful apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
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Car: not necessary


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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Damage deposit: $400.00

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