Roman Palace Apartment
City-Center Lodgings - Historic Lodgings - Family Lodgings
| Character: Very cleverly designed and elegant Roman townhouse.
Advantages: Fantastic location; tons of space to spread out and relax; a chance to relive history with modern appliances.
Location: In the best part of Baroque Rome, only three blocks from the Pantheon. Walk to everything except the Vatican Museums (easily reached by bus that stops a block from the apartment). Click here to see the map for Roman Palace Apartment.
Size: sleeps 8+2 people; foyer; living room with double sleep sofa, and another sofa, and dining area; two master suites; quad suite with two single sofabeds below and king-size bed on a loft above; fully-equipped modern kitchen; bathroom with stall shower and bathroom with bathtub.
Features: Independent air conditioning/heating, satellite TV, wireless Internet access, washing machine, dishwasher.
Minimum stay: Three nights (low season) or four nights (high season).
Disadvantages: There are 31 steps up to the apartment and many steps inside the apartment so it is not advisable for toddlers or the elderly.
Car needed: No!
t's no secret that our favorite part of Rome is the area between Largo Argentina and the Pantheon. Perhaps that's because our editor lived on a half-forgotten street in that neighborhood for a decade. This area encompasses two of the ancient rioni
(districts) of the city, La Pigna and Campo Marzio, and lest you think those 2000-year-old designations are a thing of the past, just try calling any Marzino a Pignale and see what kind of reaction you get! Although it is true that tourists frequent this zone heavily, it is also a fact that they don't get here until 9am. Consequently, if you rise a bit early and stroll over to the outdoor market in Campo de' Fiori, purchase your veggies and fruits and butcher cuts for the day, then amble on over to Piazza Navona, pause for a moment to feast your eyes on Europe's most beguiling piazza, then go north a couple blocks to the Pantheon where you can treat yourself to Rome's most delectable espresso at Tazza D'Oro, then lean back against the fountain to gaze a few minutes at Emperor Hadrian's majestic Pantheon, then slowly make your way back to the house, you will have encountered only locals -- and after a few days, you will recognize each other and exchange a friendly "Buon giorno!" Be sure to remember that if you choose this spectacular apartment as your Roman abode, you belong to La Pigna.
ow that you are oriented in the rione
, please do step through the monumental front door of your building and head on up to the first floor. In Rome, city of Popes and Kings and sundry Potentates, this floor is always referred to as the piano nobile
, because in olden days, the ground floor of a palace was occupied by shops, the first floor was where the big shot and his immediate family resided, and the modest upper floors were for extended family, servants and hangers-on. As a result, the piano nobile
was always, well, more nobile
than the others, and this apartment is a stellar example, boasting exquisite tumbled tile and parquet floors, huge double framed windows, and ceilings soaring no less than seven meters above. That's over 20 feet, if you can believe it!
eyond the comfy living room, with its formal dining area, its warm Oriental carpets and contemporary paintings, its double sleep sofa and big flat-screen TV, the present owners have made very clever use of all this vertical space. Indeed, in what Romans call the "night zone," you will find not one but two roomy master suites. One of these has a king bed and loads of closets on the lower level and a library above; the other has a queen bed below and twin beds on the open loft above. A set of 13 stairs leads up to the third suite, which has a king bed and more closets. Two full bathrooms can be accessed by everyone, one with stall shower and washing machine, the other with bathtub. Completing this wonderful Roman home is a modern kitchen with a table for four, an oven, gas cooktop, full fridge/freezer, dishwasher, cappuccino machine, US coffeemaker, plenty of small appliances, pots, pans and dishes.
2016 Nightly Prices for the Apartment
Three-Night Minimum Stay
|From 240-360 EURO
For this property:
Prices include: taxes, services, one change of linens, utilities, air conditioning and heating.
Not included in the price: 50 Euro for final cleaning; 30 Euros for check-in fee; 16 Euro if you arrive after 7 pm on any day, or any time on Sunday or on a holiday (in 2016, the holidays are Jan. 1, Jan. 6, March 27, March 28, April 20, April 21, April 25, May 1, June 2, June 29, Aug. 15, Nov. 1, Dec. 8, Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 26, and Dec. 31); or after midnight on any day
A crib is available for 50 Euro/week (or briefer) and must be reserved at time of booking.
We regret that no animals are allowed.
Check-out: by 11am
Refundable security deposit: your credit card details will be taken in case there are any damages when you leave the apartment
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As of January 1, 2011, a City Accommodation tax of 2 Euro/person/night will be charged when you check in.