Large and Comfortable Penthouse Apartment with Terrace in Central
Convenient to Piazza del Popolo, minutes from the Spanish Steps, you
will find every amenity in this spacious apartment. Modern
conveniences include air conditioning, Satellite TV, internet
access, VCR, stereo and microwave.
This large apartment features the combination of comfort and
location. All your needs have been considered in the amenities
The location is in central Rome, two minutes from Piazza del Popolo,
one blocks from the Tiber River, four minutes from the Borghese
gardens. Nearby Piazzale Flaminio is a transportation hub with Metro
station and busses. If you wish to stroll, you will be in Piazza del
Popolo in minutes, ten minutes puts you in Piazza di Spagna, where
you will find the Spanish Steps and the designer shopping hub of
Rome. The Pantheon is about a fifteen minute walk and Piazza Navona
about five minutes further. Villa Borghese is very close, great for
exercise, strolling and play. Rent a pedal car or bike.
The building is handsome with a spacious lobby and a friendly
doorman. There are three steps in the lobby, so this isn't perfect
for a wheelchair traveler, but if navigating those steps is not a
problem, then there are no additional barriers to access or moving
about the apartment.
As for comfort and convenience, the living/dining room offers two
sofas and an easy chair. One sofa converts a queen sized bed. The
entertainment center has satellite TV so you can pick up English
language news plus a dual region DVD player (you can bring American
DVDs), a selection of English-language DVDs, a VCR and a selection
of tapes if you want to put your feet up and relax at "home." A
variety of books and guides are here for your use.
A fax machine and high-speed internet access allow you to keep in
touch or even work from Rome. A landline telephone makes telephoning
easy. International calls are free.
A narrow terrace wraps around the living and dining rooms, so two
sets of French doors admit plenty of light. Trellises with vines and
pots of plants welcome you to enjoy your rooftop location. On the
hottest days you can close up and turn on the air conditioning, but
on many temperate days, even warm ones, you can open up and let the
breezes blow through.
The dining table seats six and is a handsome antique, as is the desk
The eat-in kitchen has a large refrigerator with a freezer
compartment, gas four-burner stove top and oven, microwave, Italian
and drip coffee makers, and a dishwasher. The kitchen table seats
The master bedroom is adequately sized with a king sized bed and two
built-in closets. It has its own balcony and neighborhood view. The
ensuite bathroom has shower within tub as well as sink, toilet and
The second bathroom has shower, sink and toilet.
Buildings in Italy, by law, turn on the heat only after the first of
November and turn it off at the end of March and it takes a special
official declaration to override the law. This apartment has,
however, two backup systems for heat that can increase your comfort
and also allow you to be warm in the case of a cold snap, even when
the building heat is not on. One is a special zone for the
bathrooms which heats them up independently for a warm morning
shower. And, separately, the air conditioners are heat pumps that
can be invoked to quickly warm up a room. Utility usage, up to an
average of 10kwh/day, is included in your rent. Excessive use of the
heat pump option could put you above that, although it might be
The smaller bedroom features two twin beds, a night stand, a tiny
desk and an armoire.