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Beautiful and Charming 3BR 2BA Apt - Campo de Fiori - Piazza Farnese

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautifully furnished 3 Br, 2 Bath, A/C, WI-Fi, Antique ceilings, floors

APARTMENT LOCATION:

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 FrancescoBorromini. Borrominicreated, among other things, the masterpieceoftrompe-l'oeil offalse perspectivewherethe sequenceof columns ofdecreasing heightand the floorthat risescreatethe optical illusionof along tunnel, inthe bottom of thegallery, in asunlit garden, there is a sculpturethat looksnatural size,while in realityit isonly60 cmhigh.

Thesculptural decorationof themanneriststuccofacade of the building, andthe courtyardwithsculpturesin nichesframed bygarlands offlowersand fruit, andgrotesquescenesofsymbolic meaninginreliefbetweenthe small windowsof the mezzanine, make it the richestsurviving façadeofthe RomanCinquecento in Rome. The building houses, among other masterpieces, a colossalsculpture ofPompey the Great, 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 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, near 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.

THE APARTMENT

This beautifully renovated apartment is in Rome’s most elegant Renaissance quarter, an oasis of quiet and beauty form which to explore Rome's multilayered historical district from.

This characteristic spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath can accommodate comfortable 6-7 people and is approximately 130mq. (1400sq. feet) situated on the 1st floor without an elevator, however, the stairs are few and very easy to manage. The apartment was completely renovated and furnished new in 2015 by its present owners, an important Neapolitan Family and is a pleasant mix of characteristic wooden ceilings, antique terracotta floors, handmade tiles in the bathroom and kitchen and decorated with many beautiful things from the owners private collection.

The apartment was completely renovated and furnished new in 2015 and is a pleasant mix of characteristic wooden ceilings, antique terracotta floors and decorated with many beautiful things from the owners private collection, including many 17th century paintings. The living space is divided as follows:

Entrance-Living room:Double living-dining room divided by a low half wall. Beautiful antique table for six, custom built in library filled with curious objects, modern L shaped sofa-chaise lounge, leather arm chair, custom lighting and 50” T.V. All original terracotta floors and wood coffered ceilings restored to perfection and views of the Piazza and Renaissance palace of Palazzo Spada.

Kitchen:

Completely renovated and fully equipped kitchen to high modern standard, A/C, antique floors, handmade tiles and custom deco glass window.

BEDROOMS:

Master Bedroom: large master room with double bed (1.95x1.60m), two windows looking over Piazza, renovated and furnished new with double bed, antique armories, library, writing desk and A\C.

Bath: Bathroom with tub, separate shower, w/c and bidet located in hall adjacent to master bedroom.

2nd Bedroom: with entire wall of built in custom closets, double bed, (1.95x1.60m), hardwood floors and A\C. Tastefully decorated and with on suite second bath.

2nd Bath: Bathroom with full shower, w\c and bidet.

3rd Bedroom: located adjacent to Living room and facing the Piazza, this room has two twin beds, armoire, deco stained glass and is both bright and pleasant.

This flat is excellently located, has many custom antique features and views of the Piazza, as well as being silent and bright. The apartment has air conditioning (only in the kitchen, master bedroom, double bedroom), independent heating and is walking distance to all shops, cafés , restaurants and everything the historical center has to offer. Make this your elegant, peaceful base from which to explore everything Antique and Renaissance Rome has to offer!

More Details

Property Manager
Habitat Italy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, dutch, hungarian
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We six adults and a three-year old just spent four days in this well-located, comfortable & clean apartment, two mins walk to Campo and 10-20 mins walk to the main sights. I'd thoroughly recommend it to others. Comunication with our host, Veronika, was good and we were dealt with efficiently. The only negatives to report are: 1. The airport car service offered: one of our couples had to wait 90 mins at the airport; another car did not arrive at all. Hopefully this service can be improved in future. 2. Wifi is advertised but was very slow
Oct 2015
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Amenities

Centro Storico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Room #1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Room #2 - 1 double
    Room #3 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are 3 bedroom(s)!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services

Reviews

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Beautiful and Charming 3BR 2BA Apt - Campo de Fiori - Piazza Farnese
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 22 reviews
Draper, Utah
4

Safe, convenient and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Habitat Italy was totally on it and super helpful. They were great at arranging transportation, being at the unit on time, etc. the place was comfortable and in good working order. The plumbing had some challenges. Water heater ran out super quickly. Most drains weren't draining efficiently. If the plumbing was worked out then it would be 5 stars. It's Rome, and old building, I expected most things I saw. I'd consider staying again, but definitely with Habitat Italy. 20-25 minute walk to every major site. Lots of good food options, close to Pantheon.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte
3

Amazing location, needs a little TLC

  • 3 of 5

The location is 5 stars! Central to a daily outside fresh market and everywhere you want to go. The house is lovely but think it suffers from needing a little TLC. There were ants and fruit flies in the kitchen and the showers did not drain. You needed to stop mid shower, let it slowly drain and then turn back on the shower to finish up. I'm not sure if this is typical to the area and that the pipes are problematic, but it was pretty frustrating to stand in the shower wet everyday waiting for 7-8 minutes for the water to drain! The apartment is lovely otherwise, so with a little attention would make this 5 stars again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

WOW!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! That's the first word that comes to mind after our recent experience staying in Rome. This was our first time using VRBO to find an apartment to stay in. I can't say enough positive things about our experience. The group that managed the apartment, Habitat Italy was fantastic. They assisted with every detail, arranging for car service to and from the airport and anywhere else we wanted to go with just a simple call, text, or email, Fernando took care of everything for us. We had a beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath apartment for our family of 6. We stayed right in the heart of Campo de' Fiori. Our apartment had so much character, not hard as it was built in the 1500's! Everything was updated and we were even able to host our daughter and her college friends studying in Rome for the year for dinner. If ever back in Rome, I can't imagine staying in a better location than Campo de' Fiori or in the apartment we were in. All of our kids said this was the best vacation and trip ever. Thank you Fernando, thank you to Masimo our driver, and thank you Habitat Italy for taking care of every detail. We would recommend your team to everyone.

Grazie Mille!!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stuttgart, Germany
5

Location could not be better, Great 3 BR place without the "Ikea" feel, and Wonderful hosts!!!

  • 5 of 5

First, this location is perfect - right in the mix of things, but on a quiet little square with a fountain. You can walk to the Vatican or the Coliseum (opposite directions) or Trevi and the Spanish Steps easily, Trastevere (food and fun) is a block away, and Rick Steves' "best of" walking tour starts a block away at Campo de' Fiori.

The ceiling is a little low and dark, so turn on the lights and open the shutters while you're at home and soak in Rome's sun and sounds.

As with any vacation rental, the addition of a floor plan/layout to the listing would be helpful, but rest assured, this unit has 3 real bedrooms plus the living room couches.

TV (if you want it) is good with plenty of satellite channels in multiple languages and the WiFi was okay.

Our hosts were awesome offering tips ahead of time, arranging a car transfer from CIA airport, and sincerely appearing to be concerned about the success of our vacation right through handing over the keys. In the apartment, there is a book of recommendations of restaurants, etc. *and* there are plenty of good Rome travel guide books (if you don't have a book yet or want to travel light and leave your books at home.)

Local Tips:

- Don't think about parking.

- Seriously consider letting your host arrange for your car service; we had a great experience and it was just a little more than a taxi, but without any hassle.

- The restaurant right across the square from the entry doors is a recommendation.

- Taking a right turn out of the front door and continuing across the edge of the main square gets you to a grocery store (Carrefur Express) in just over a minute or two.

- Consider skipping eating on the main Campo de' Fiori square; try the restaurant under/behind the apartment (or anything on the backstreets).

- ZUM Roma has great tiramisu and cakes and is open late (Piazza del Teatro di Pompeo, 20, 00186)

- The hosts have several properties in the area, and I'd guess they are all winners.

- Start your laundry early because there is not a dryer, just a drying rack.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada
5

Great apartment, great location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took our 3 adult children to Rome for a week. This apartment was great. It is centrally located so we were able to walk everywhere. There is a market just a few minutes away and every morning we went for fresh fruit, breads and espresso. The apartment is air-conditioned and has a nice blend of old charm with modern conveniences. The property manager was very friendly and helpful and arranged transportation both to and from the airport.

We had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great location. We were very comfortable and found the flat to be clean, well appointed, beautifully furnished and very charming. We wanted to be in the Campo de' Fiori area and we were only 1 block away. Perfect for walking everywhere. We are looking forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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, 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 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, near 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.

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  • Damage deposit: $400.00

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