Casa Licia, charming jewel !
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Warm and cozy, dynamic and comfortable, Casa Licia is a nest in the heart of the city and located in a lively spot. You're in the core of an area where the Coliseum, cathedrals and history are everywhere for you to enjoy !
Few steps from Rome's one of the largest square Piazza Vittorio, Casa Licia is on the first floor of one of the beautiful building of Rome of king Umberto's period at the end 800, the time when Rome had just become the capital of the Kingdom. After passing the elegant entrance of the building, bypassed the elevator with metal grates dark beams, typical of the buildings of the period, the apartment opens immediately to the eyes with its high ceilings and the warmth of the architectural solutions and design used.
The owner Licia is in fact an high-level decorators and have designed and built their home with light and bright colors, with large and imaginative use of wood and wood flooring, which goes throught the home, from the entrance. And then the paintings and decorations, with attention to details and harmony of the whole, all to create a unique and elegant but also cozy and well manageable living space.
Precious are the play of light that create the materials used and others that are suggested in the comfortable living room: the heights of the apartments umbertini help in exploiting the environment and the living room has a beautiful staircase , always in wood , which leads up to a library situated in the loft , under which a comfortable sofa easily converts into a double bed. Elsewhere, as in the corridors and in the kitchen finely finished and furnished , the height of the ceilings gives breath and rest to the mind. Comfortable and airy because of the deliberate exclusion of the door , the kitchen has all the equipment of a modern home : stove, oven, fridge and freezer , microwave , coffee maker, dishwasher. The washing machine is in one of the two bathrooms .
The master bedroom also offers a loft area , also accessed through the other wooden staircase and even here the bookcase and the books, help to make the room comfortable, stylish and warm. There are two bathrooms and equipped with all necessary comforts , the heat is autonomous and all rooms are equipped with air conditioning . In the apartment there is also a TV set and free wi- fi
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: TERMINI RAILWAY STATION|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Lazio region
The area is called Esquilino and is the tallest of the seven hills. It's also the widest and liveliest: full of stores of all kinds, restaurants, cafè. Popular shopping area.
Location / district Esquiline
The house is located in a strategic position from the point of view of tourism and connections in the city . And ' in fact located on the output meter Vittorio , a few hundred meters from Termini Station , the main railway station in Rome , where there are two metro stops (A + B) and a few hundred meters from Cavour B. Are countless bus lines that lead in all directions . Above all it is the center of a dense number of archaeological sites, monuments among the most important ( ten minutes is the Colosseum and the Archaeological Promenade ) and some of the most important basilicas and churches in the capital as SanGiovanni in Laterano , Santa Maria Maggiore , Santa Croce in Gerusalemme and San Clemente.
Esquiline is the name of the tallest ( 60m ) hill between the original 7 Roman comes from the fact that he had been left uninhabited for years , if not the poor , because it was used as a necropolis and therefore was not particularly loved to live there . The Romans considered it out of place for the inhabitants of Rome ( exquilini ) as opposed to the inhabitants of Rome and in particular attending the nearby court , said tenants . At The End of the Empire, after a few centuries when the place becomes , however, and inhabited part of Rome, back to being a no man's land full of poverty and obscure and unsavory characters , which derive from the activities of the legends of human sacrifice , of dark rites and witches and it is no coincidence that right there , later, by the end of the 600 then becomes the place of choice for occultism and ..... It is no accident that the construction of the villa with the famous Door of Alchemy is currently located within the Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II.
Piazza Vittorio, as it is commonly called, was created to celebrate the move of the capital from Florence to Rome and is the largest piazza in Rome (more than San Pietro ) , is surrounded by palaces was umbertine ( the last decades of the 19th century ) , created to accommodate the officials of the State and of the new capital city of Italy .
Within the gardens of the square, The Gate of Alchemy ( or Cagliostro, or Hermetic , or Of Heaven ), dating from about 1680, with its remarkable history , myth and reality , the Holy Inquisition and science.
All the main streets of the Esquiline and the nearby Monti district / Suburra streets are crammed with businesses and hotels . In particular, the part of Monti, divided from the center of the directive of the Esquiline Merulana , sees an intricate maze of narrow irregular hours uphill and downhill now that make the area attractive and unique, with many activities of a creative and artistic , in addition to a dense array of cafes and restaurants that make this part of Rome very attractive for its nightlife and for young people. The lower part of the Monti neighborhood , around the Cavour metro station and the square of the small but well known Suburra offers a varied universe of clubs, restaurants and cafes , as well as a number of artisans who are more or less the same for hundreds of years.
Monuments and historical attractions on foot
The Aquarius Romano ( 1887) , now the House of Architecture , Via Manfredo Fanti is a special monument created to describe the marine life but that during his life he had drunk relatively experienced upheavals and decisive . On the Opium Hill , which overlooks a part of the Colosseum, the Domus Aurea, Nero's there and a park with more than 2500 varieties of roses ), while still in the area there are the Baths of Titus and Trajan.
The forced urbanization of the area due to the evolution of Rome, capital of Italy has partly obscured the beauty of the surrounding areas monuments of great historical . Besides the aforementioned Aquarius have done it also charges the Temple of Minerva Medica via Giolitti ( Nymphaeum of Licinian Gardens ) as well as several arches and gardens there. Even the ruins of the aqueducts that made the water flow into the city from Porta Maggiore have been integrated within the more modern buildings , especially after the construction of the modernization of Termini, the main train station in the capital. Around the Arc S.Bibiana that divides the district from that of San Lorenzo outside the walls are still visible and noticeable the contours of the city in its period of greatest expansion .
A greedy curiosity for those who love art and history is ARA OF MERCURY , located at number Ranked # 8 in Via S. Martino ai Monti , the street leading to the basilica and the medieval towers of Capocci and Graziani
Within the gardens of Piazza Vittorio, you can see the Trophies of Marius , the remains of the monuments erected to celebrate his victories and Domitian before 100 AD, otherwise known as the Emperor's government at the height of Mario
Churches , cathedrals and museums
A few hundred meters from Piazza Vittorio Esquiline reveals its nature more deeply religious . One of the four major basilicas is Santa Maria Maggiore, built on the oldest Basilica of Maxentius , which you can trace the remains . It is joined to the basilica of St. John Lateran by a long, straight road that is the current Merulana and Trinita dei Monti by a trio of straight roads equally . At the center of the square, the Egyptian Obelisk, which was erected by the architect Fontana to more than 25 meters
In addition to the most important church is the Basilica of St. Peter in Chains ( vinculi where the legend has been chained Peter) in the green park of Opium Hill , where there is the famous Michelangelo's Moses ( legend has it that Michelangelo hit the statue screaming , "Why do not you talk ! ? ") and the churches of S. Martino ai Monti , beautiful basilica of the fifth century , whose principiamenti can be traced back more than two centuries earlier, and which was often radically modernized. The place where stands the church proposes to his feet a square of great beauty that has joined with contiguous , but placed below, via Cavour, the main artery of the district, by a tunnel topped buildings are still inhabited .
On Merulana is important to the Basilica of San Clemente, not far from the Museum of Oriental Art , while to the south of the district one of the most important basilicas of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme , which is close to the ' important Museum of Musical Instruments
Tucked away just behind the big Maggiore basilica , in the homonymous street is the church of Santa Prassede ( Praxis ), sister of St. Prudenziana , built on a former Christian church, the crypt of the saint, the Byzantine depictions wanted by Theodora Column the flagellation of Christ. Gorgeous .
A walk of a few tens of meters takes you to the busy and hectic Piazza dei Cinquecento , in front of the Termini railway station , where there is the important National Museum of Rome .
Restaurants and eating places where
The neighborhood is the multi-ethnic capital , with the richness and variety of foods coming from cuisines around the world. In the premises of the former Centrale del Latte , a few meters from the apartment, along the tracks that go to the station, there is the Spice Market, which was once along the edges of Piazza Vittorio . A Way of the Statute is the Selli International Food Store, with multicolored specialties from all over the world. Around Piazza Vittorio Indian restaurants Kashmiri historians via Lamarmora while next to the house in Via Foscolo 13 is the Krisha .
Some places of great taste .. For those who want to eat at reasonable prices is Danilo Roman , # 13 Via Petrarca and Trattoria Monti, Via San Vito, which combines the typical cooking special dishes . If you are looking for a nice happy hour with food preparation is excellent at will Panella in Merulana (also known as the Bulgari bakery ) . Also in Merulana , a little further down , there's Michael, family-run restaurant with excellent food and decent prices . Still on Merulana , in front of the famous Teatro Brancaccio , there is a bakery that you talk a lot , The Pasticciaccio , to quote a famous book in the Roman language ( That Awful Mess on Via Merulana , set by Carlo Emilio Gadda during the Fascist era ) . For nothing more than the pizza at Via Galileo Galilei or the New Basketball . For fish there Baia Chia . For the ice cream there is the famous Ice Palace Fassi , a must in the neighborhood a short walk from Piazza Vittorio . Speaking of pastries and sweets away 60 of the Statute of the Pasticceria Regoli, as small as valuable ( in existence for a century). A curiosity: breakfast and coffee in the gardens of Opium Hill at the kiosk , everyone knows Mustafa , great sympathy and good eating and drinking.
The house is located in a strategic position from the point of view of tourism and connections whitin the city .In fact is located 50 meters from Vittorio Metro stop , and few hundred meters from Termini station . Above all it is an area full of archaeological sites, monuments , and some of the most important basilicas and churches. such as SanGiovanni in Laterano , Santa Maria Maggiore , Santa Croce in Gerusalemme and San Clemente all at 15- 20 minutes walk. The Coliseum, the most known monument, the symbol of the Eternal City is only 10 minutes away.
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