The apartment is located in a building of 1600 , it is an historical palace located in a quiet and safe street at few steps to Trevi Fountain and 5 minutes walking to Spanish steps. Once the site of the "apostolic" bakery that supplied the Pope family and distributed the bread to the poor in times of famine. The apartment is bright and finely furnished. After a short flight of stairs you reach the first hallway and the door. The apartment is beautifully restored. The ceilings have wooden panelled, rooms are divided by arches with brick. they are genuine of 1600. The bathrooms are decorated with ceramics from the Italian handcraft tradition as well as the Tuscan terracotta floors. The apartment is about 75 square meters, a small hall, a living room with lounge and a dining table, and a small kitchen equipped with every facility.
A passage area with a sofa bed that can be used also as a place for reading or a place to sleep for one person, 1 bathroom with shower and 1 bathroom with tub and shower, a double room with an antique fireplace. the experience of living at the heart of Rome in a quiet street.
The street is open only to pedestrians. You will experienced a full immersion into history
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Nearest beach||Ostia 30 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Fiumicino 37 km, Nearest railway: Termini 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Fridge, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (1), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Lazio is situated in the central part of Italy. Close to Tuscany,Umbria,Campania and the tirrenian sea. Its antique history is bound to the Romans and Etruscans.
During the middle age, the Age of Monasteries, five Abbeys were built in the territory: Subiaco(981 AD), Farfa(491AD), Fossanova(827 AD), Casamari (1036 AD) and MonteCassino(529 AD) following the rule of San Benedetto. The sea beaches at the north and at the south of Rome are sandy and well equipped.
Sabaudia has got a famous long beach until the Mount Circeo. The legend tells that Ulisses landed here and met Circe, the sorceress who transformed his crew in porks. Another place of interest are the Pontinian arcipelagos, Ponza, Palmarola and Ventotene. water of crystal, beautiful beaches and restaurants with terraces on the sea.
I Castelli Romani, close to the city, are surrounding Castelgandolfo lake. A beautiful view is overlooking the city of Rome from there. An excursion to the Terminillo Mountain is suggested. Any taste is satisfied: mountain, lake, sea, art and history, enogastronomy and lovely weather from April to October. The winter is not very cold due to the proximity of the sea.
The TREVI FOUNTAIN, inspired by Roman triumphal arches, is the largest and most famous Baroque fountain in Rome (standing 25.9 meters high and 19.8 meters wide).
In 1629, Pope Urban VIII, asked Bernini to sketch possible renovations of the fountain, finding it insufficiently theatrical. After the Pope's death the project was abandoned. Bernini's lasting contribution was to situate the fountain from the other side of the square to face the Quirinal Palace (so that the Pope could see and enjoy it).
The Trevi Fountain as we know it today, was designed by Nicola Salvi in 1732 and competed in 1762. The central figures of the fountain are Neptun (God of the sea), flanked by two Tritons. One struggles to master a very unruly "sea horse", the other lead a far more docile animal. These symbolize the two contrasting moods of the sea.
The site originally marked the terminal at the Aqua Virgo aqueduct built in 19 BC.
One of the first-storey reliefs shows a young girl (the legendary virgin after whom the aqueduct was named) pointing to the spring from which the water flows.
Appropriately for a fountain resembling a stage set, the theatrical Trevi Fountain has been the star of many films shot in Rome, including romantic films such as "Three coins in a fountain" and "Roman holiday", but also "La dolce vita", Federico Fellini's satirical portrait of Rome in the 1950s.
Tradition has it a coin thrown into the water guarantees a visitor's return to Rome.
PIAZZA DI SPAGNA (Spanish Steps).
A masterpiece of the XVIII century, the square, with its irregular shape, extends itself at the feet of Pincio hill; on top of it the French Church Trinita dei Monti (1502) is located. Spanish Steps.
The square and the church are connected by the monumental Spanish steps, built between 1723-1726 (designed by Francesco de Sanctis). The Spanish steps, once a year in the summertime, host a famous fashion show, and they are used as a catwalk. On the square we find the Barcaccia Fountain, built in 1598 by order of the Pope Urbano VIII to commemorate the disastrous flood caused by Tevere river the very same year.
Possibly the square that better represents the 'bombastic' Baroque Epoch in Rome.
Fountain of Four Rivers, Piazza Navona It was built exactly at the same place where the Domiziano Stadium was located, in 86 bc (the Roman ruins are still visible in the crypt of Sant' Agnese in Agone Church).
Piazza Navona, which is a pedestrian area now, has 3 baroque fountains and the central one (Fountain of Four Rivers) designed by Bernini.
Opposite to the piazza Navona fountain, we can find Sant' Agnese in Agone Church, which facade (by Borromini) is one of the most famous baroque masterpieces of Rome.
HAUTE COUTURE SHOPPING
The most glamorous Rome streets lead to Piazza di Spagna (via Condotti e via del Babuino).
The area around Piazza di Spagna is where to find the most prestigious boutiques such as Prada, Valentino, Gucci etc. It is an ideal starting point for your shopping in Rome.
Many restaurants, night clubs, wine-bars,bars, theatres, art exhibitions and concert halls are all around Fontana di trevi.