Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 7
The apartment "Jasmine House" completely renovated in March 2012 and furnished as a charming and modern hotel is located in a quiet street close to St. Peter and the Vatican Museums.
The house is bright and quiet, it consists of an entrance hall, two comfortable double bedrooms with safe, one with the ability to turn into triple room with a chair bed, spacious living room with double sofa bed and kitchenette with all kinds of accessories for your meals, and two luxury bathrooms each with large shower.
The modern and functional furniture is designed to provide comfort as if you were at home. Suitable for couples, students or families with children and adults.
Jasmine House has private parking, wi-fi 24h, 40-inch plasma TV, air conditioning in every room, heating, washing machine, iron and ironing board and hair dryer.
Leaving home after a few dozen steps you will have an enchanting view of the dome of St. Peter.
From here, thanks to its central location and good connections you can leave for your trip to the Eternal City. The bus stop is a few meters from the gate and the San Pietro station about 800 meters. All archaeological sites are within a few minutes walk or bus with few stops. Supermarket fruit and vegetable market, shopping, restaurants and much more all at your fingertips when you leave the house.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ostia 20 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Fiumicino 15 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, Video player, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
Welcome basket (biscuit, chocolates, bottle of italian wine, ecc) provided on arrival.
The Lazio region
The Italian word Lazio descends from the Latin word Latium. The name of the region also survives in the tribal designation of the ancient population of Latins, Latini in the Latin language spoken by them and passed on to the city-state of Ancient Rome. Although the demography of ancient Rome was multi-ethnic, including, for example, Etruscans and other Italics besides the Latini, the latter were the dominant constituent.
LAZIO REGION WEATHER
Ideal climate for sports and sightseeing
Lazio weather, like its neighbouring regions, has a continental climate ensuring fine, unbroken sunshine through summer and mild winter months. The hot and dry summer days last from mid April until September with rainfall occurring only in isolated spells evenly distributed throughout the region. There are variations in temperature inland where both hotter and overcast weather is possible throughout the year and humidity is usually restricted to the coast. For many visitors autumn is the ideal time for a visit to Lazio with continuing fine weather and comfortably warm temperatures. Severe weather patterns and thunderstorms are rare.
PLACES OF INTEREST
About 20km south of Rome, the Colli Albani (Alban Hills) and their 13 towns are collectively known as the Castelli Romani. Since early Roman days they've provided a green refuge from the city and today Romans still flock to the area on hot summer weekends. The most famous towns are Castel Gandolfo, where the Pope has his summer residence, and Frascati, famous for its delicate white wine.
With its Unesco-listed Etruscan tombs and its excellent museum, Cerveteri makes a splendid day trip from Rome. Cerveteri, or Kysry to the Etruscans and Caere to Latin-speakers, was one of the most important commercial centres in the Mediterranean from the 7th to the 5th centuries BC. As Roman power grew, however, so Cerveteri's fortunes faded, and in 358 BC the city was annexed by Rome.
Although not exactly a secret, this group of small islands between Rome and Naples is largely overlooked by international tourists. Things are changing, however, and increasing numbers of foreigners are joining the hordes of Italian visitors who holiday on Ponza and Ventotene – the only two inhabited islands. Prices are not cheap, though, and budget travellers would do well to avoid the peak summer months of July and August. Note that many places shut down in winter. The history of the islands goes back a long way. Homer refers to Ponza in the Odyssey, while in Roman times they were a favourite retreat for emperors and courtiers. But as the Roman Empire declined, the islands were left vulnerable to violent attacks by the Saracens and by groups from mainland Italy and the nearby Aeolian Islands. Unfaithful wives, promiscuous daughters and persecuted Christians counted among the large number of people exiled to the islands at this time. A golden age came in the 18th century, but commerce flourished at the expense of the natural habitat, which was largely destroyed in the locals' rush to build and cultivate. Today Ponza is ecologically still in pretty poor shape: there's a lot of erosion caused by terraced farming and bird-hunting is virtually an obsession (migrating birds pass over on their journey between Europe and Africa). Fortunately, the islands are now under national park protection.
Founded by the Romans in the 4th century BC, Ostia (referring to the mouth or ostium of the Tiber) became a great port and later a strategic centre for defence and trade. Decline arrived in the 5th century AD when barbarian invasions and the outbreak of malaria led to the abandonment of the city, and then its slow burial – up to 2nd-floor level – in river silt, thanks to which it has survived so well. Pope Gregory IV re-established the town in the 9th century.
Further north up the coast, Tarquinia is the most famous of Lazio's Etruscan centres. It is well known for its beautiful painted tombs, but it also has the best Etruscan museum outside of Rome and an evocative medieval quarter. Legend suggests that the town was founded towards the end of the Bronze Age in the 12th century BC. Later home to the Tarquin kings of Rome before the creation of the Roman Republic, it reached its prime in the 4th century BC, before a century of struggle ended with surrender to Rome in 204 BC.
Pass through Rome's scruffy eastern suburbs and you soon come to the busy hilltop town of Tivoli. A Roman resort and summer playground for the Renaissance rich, it's best known for its two Unesco World Heritage sites: the monumental Villa Adriana and the 16th-century Villa d'Este. The latter is prettier and easier to get to, but the former is what makes a day trip here really worthwhile.
Founded by the Etruscans and eventually taken over by Rome, Viterbo developed into an important medieval centre, and in the 13th century became the residence of the popes. Papal elections were held in the Gothic Palazzo dei Papi where, in 1271, the entire college of cardinals was briefly imprisoned. The story goes that after three years of deliberation the cardinals still hadn't elected a new pope. Mad with frustration, the Viterbesi locked the dithering priests in a turreted hall and starved them into electing Pope Gregory X. Apart from its historical appeal, Viterbo is famous for its therapeutic hot springs. The best known is the sulphurous Bulicame pool, mentioned by Dante in the Divine Comedy.
Rome is probably the richest city in the world in terms of architecture, historical heritage and monuments. The Coliseum is one of if seats was famously used for gladiator battles between men and beasts as a form of entertainment for the aristocracy and the emperor. Rome is famous for its beautiful fountains, the most famous of all is certainly the Trevi Fountain, which is highly symbolic and is appreciated not only for the never stopping water flow and the Baroque architecture, but also for the legend according to which anybody who throws a coin into the fountain will return to Rome.
Saint Peter Basilica in the Vatican, delimited by 284 columns set in 4 rows and a central aisle of 218 metres is truly impressive. Its dome, designed by Michelangelo, is the largest in the world.
The Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's masterpiece ceiling must not be missed. The Pantheon is the best preserved Roman ancient building that was initially built like a Roman Temple and then consecrated as a Catholic Church at later date. It has a hemispheric dome with the opening at the top being the only source of light.
Rome has some of the most beautiful squares in the world, Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo and Piazza del Campidoglio, which, designed by Michelangelo, was once a sacred place while today is the see of the Town Hall. Piazza di Spagna (The Spanish Steps) is one of the most enchanting examples of Baroque architecture. The steps built in the 18th century by Francesco de Sanctis consist of twelve flights of different width leading up to the church of Trinita' dei Monti dating back to 1503.
Other interesting places are the Caracalla Baths, some of the better preserved ancient thermal baths, and Castel Sant'Angelo that was originally built by the emperor Adriano and is particularly famous for the long tunnel that links it with the Vatican. The tunnel was built in 1277 as an escape route for the Pope in case of danger. The dungeons, which are still open to visitors, were terrible for their size and accessibility.