Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Renovated to a high standard with modern refinements. Accessed through the original oak door, up a short winding staircase into a large living room furnished with artifacts from Africa and Europe. Parquet flooring throughout the apartment . There are large windows overlooking the square and a separate dining area for entertaining up to 6 people. A country style kitchen with new fridge freezer, a dishwasher & gas hob . An elegant bathroom with everything you may expect including bidet and large shower. Trastevere is to the south of the Vatican, on the west bank of the Tiber river, full of narrow cobbled streets and lonely piazzas that served as the inspiration for artists such as Giorgio de Chirico. It's the centre of Rome's artistic life and is very historic. Equidistant from the Coliseum and the Vatican, Trastevere is an ideal place to discover the secrets of Rome on foot. Saint Peter and the Vatican city are about twenty minutes away and upon crossing the Tiber you get to Campo dei Fiori, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, the Roman Forum, and many other sights in no time at all (15 to 30 minutes walks). A very lively area during the day and at night.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fregene 24 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Fiumicino 20 km, Nearest railway: Termini 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors||
We may be able to provide specific items on request, please ask!
|Further details outdoors||
The apartment is right on the corner of the piazza so no distance at all to shops, cafes, restaurants and real ice cream!
All bed linen and towels are included.
A €60 exit cleaning fee is payable direct to the cleaner.
The apartment is our home and is in the real heart of Trastevere where you will experience authentic Roman life as it happens!
The Lazio region
Lazio is in central Italy, on the western coast. The region was formerly known to English travellers by its Roman name, Latium, although this version of the name is now rarely used. A major port of call on the Grand Tour, when eighteenth-century travellers explored its scenic villages, Lazio is now largely overlooked in favour of its capital, Rome.
With so much investment, jobs and tourism concentrated in Rome, the surrounding region is often quiet, depopulated and rather run-down. For tourists, the good side of this is the tracts of unspoiled countryside, the dilapidated but surviving historic town centres, and the welcome you may receive. Tourists are rare creatures in many of Lazio's smaller towns, and once locals realise you are interested in their hometown they are generally delighted.
Lazio is divided into five provinces. In the north and west, bordering Tuscany and Umbria, are the Provinces of Viterbo and Rieti. In the centre of Lazio, the region's administrative centre is the Province of Rome, then to the south lie the Provinces of Latina and Frosinone.
Rome is of course the principal tourist destination in Lazio. Most of the region's other sights can be managed as a daytrip from the city, but if you're interested in a slightly different holiday, consider staying for longer in one of Lazio's other provinces. As well as Rome itself, the Province of Rome boasts popular tourist destinations like Frascati and Tivoli.
Viterbo, to the north, is a historic town with a beautiful, well-preserved medieval centre. Its province offers a wealth of tourist attractions: the lovely Lakes Vico and Bolsena, splendid gardens at the Villa Lante in Bagnaia, a grand palace at Caprarola, Etruscan remains at Tarquinia and Vulci, thermal springs and famous wine (Montefiascone's Est! Est!! Est!!!).
The Province of Latina runs for 100km along the coast, between Rome and Campania, and includes stretches of sandy beach and charming resorts like Sperlonga, and the Pontine Islands. Frosinone is inland and its most well-known tourist destination is Fiuggi, a spa resort with thermal springs. Budget coach tours sometimes use Fiuggi as a base for seeing Rome, although it is some distance from the Eternal City.
5 minutes walk across the bridge from the historic centre. Trastevere is a picturesque medieval area located on the west bank of the Tiber. The area escaped the grand developments which changed the face of central Rome, and is a charming place to wander, eat or relax.
Trastevere (TrasTEVeh-ray )is named for its position 'over the Tiber'. Separated from the heart of central Rome by the river, the area retained its narrow lanes and working-class population when the rest of Rome began its nineteenth-century expansion.
Tourists are charmed by Trastevere, although they descend in numbers which slightly obscure the area's personality. From being the last surviving pocket of earthy medieval Rome, the neighbourhood has also become unique in Rome in attracting a crowd of young crusty-locked foreign beggars, buskers and alcoholics. Internet cafes are side-by-side with gloomy ancient premises of uncertain function, and you can choose from trendy bars and traditional chocolate shops. Still, despite the influx of foreign money, Trastevere still maintains a strong local identity
The heart of Trastevere is Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere, a pedestrianised square piazza lined with restaurants and pricey bars, faded palazzi, and the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere. The steps surrounding the pretty central fountain are a popular hang-out spot for a non-typical crowd (watch out for unwashed jugglers).
Heading up the lane to the right of the church, and choosing one of the right-hand turnings, you enter into the maze of narrow lanes at Trastevere's heart. Plants scramble down walls from garden terraces, washing hangs out to dry, and chipped Virgin Marys look down from shrines on street corners.
The streets close to the river and south of Viale Trastevere are much quieter and there are several unpretentious restaurants where you can enjoy a peaceful meal at an outdoors table. The church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere is one of Rome's more interesting churches. The statue by the altar is based on the body of the patron saint of music, martyred St. Cecilia, which was found undecayed in her coffin in the sixteenth-century. From here, it's a short walk to visit the Isola Tiberina (Tiber Island).
There are lovely lanes to explore, and it's not too difficult to step off the main routes and escape the masses. As well as the occasional touch of authentic local colour, there are plenty of businesses aimed at the large foreign population (strongly American and French). Rome's principal foreign-language cinema is located here, as well as countless restaurants, popular with both Romans and tourists. There are also lots of stylish bars - most are fairly new, but still atmospheric. It's a lovely area to wander in the soft dark of a Roman evening, with a more intimate feel than the palazzi-filled Centro Storico.
Equidistant from the Coliseum and the Vatican, Trastevere is an ideal place to discover the secrets of Rome on foot. Saint Peter and the Vatican city are about twenty minutes away and upon crossing the Tiber you get to Campo dei Fiori, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, the Roman Forum, and many other sights, in no time at all (15 to 30 minutes walks).