Trastevere Antica

Family Lodgings - City Apartment - Historic Residence

Character: Large, elegant, very European apartment that feels like a lovely family home.
Advantages: Great amenities, high-end furnishings, lots of space, excellent central location.
Location: In Trastevere, very close to Ponte Sisto, the bridge that leads to Campo de' Fiori and Piazza Navona. A 15-minute walk from St. Peter's Square. Walk to everything except the the Coliseum (reached by tram). Click here to see the map for Trastevere Antica.
Size: sleeps 5+2 people; very large living room; separate dining room; separate fully-equipped kitchen; private flowering balcony furnished with a dining table and chairs; two master bedrooms, each with queen bed and plenty of storage; one single bedroom; one studio with sleep sofa; three bathrooms with stall shower or bathtub.
Features: Independent air conditioning/heating, satellite TV, wireless Internet access, DVD/VCR, washing machine, dishwasher.
Minimum stay: Three or four nights.
Disadvantages: No elevator, but only 21 very easy steps up from the street.
Car needed: We strongly discourage having a car for this location.

This spectacular apartment is not easy to describe, because its clever floor plan -- designed to provide several oases of privacy -- is laid out in three "wings," all radiating from the central foyer. In order to tour this wonderfully atmospheric Roman home, let's first turn right off the foyer, into the studio. Here you will find a very good queen-sized sofa bed, a desk, and a big French door leading to the small terrace, furnished with a table and chairs and embellished with myriad flowering and evergreen plants. The studio is a perfect place to read your email or settle in with a good book, and it can also be a great bedroom for one or two children, because walking through it, we come to the master suite, comprising a big bedroom with window overlooking the terrace, king bed, dressers and wardrobes, and a fabulous en suite bathroom with bathtub and wall shower.

We will now take a different route back to the foyer, down a side hallway lined with numerous closets and leading to the ultra-modern eat-in kitchen, equipped with an oven, five-burner range, full fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and every small appliance you can imagine. A French door opens from the kitchen to the same terrace; the contraption concealed in one corner is a very special water-filter system for the entire house. This means that you can drink pure spring water from the faucet without imbibing the calcium which can be so harmful for human kidneys. Off the opposite end of the kitchen is a small single bedroom with its own closet, and bathroom with stall shower.

Returning to the foyer, we will now turn left and enter a lovely queen bedroom overlooking a quiet side street. Its designated bathroom is just across the foyer, and this short trip is made exceedingly worthwhile by the wonderful steam shower that awaits you there.

Off the fourth side of the foyer is the stunning living room, with two oversized windows and three couches. A door leads to the formal dining room, where a table for 8 will be the setting for your scrumptious Roman meals. The entire apartment is decorated exquisitely: jewel-toned Oriental carpets cover the parquet or terracotta floors, framed oil paintings adorn the walls, wooden casements embellish the ceilings, antique dressers and side tables abound to create a home worthy of mention in any architectural magazine. As for the modern world, each air-conditioned bedroom has a satellite TV, and there is wireless Internet access throughout. And if you can tear yourself away from this haven, just 21 steps lead down to one of Rome's most charming neighborhoods, just across the bridge from Campo de' Fiori and Piazza Navona, and just down the river from St. Peter's.


2016 Nightly Prices for the Apartment
From 315-415 Euro

For this property:
Prices include: taxes, services, one change of linens, utilities, air conditioning and heating.
Not included in the price: 80 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-in: noon-7pm
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.