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Vatican beautiful sunny quiet Penthouse 5 mins from St Peter & near metro

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom apartment sunny, sleeps 4, central location, close to the Vatican wifi

This beautiful apartment is in the centre of Rome, very near to St Peters square and the Vatican. It is on the top floor of a period building (with a lift). There is the added security of a porter. One double bedroom, sitting room Bathroom with large double shower, kitchen, dining area.

It offers WIFI central heating/air conditioning,TV, DVD and cleaning every 7 days.

Service 'Limousine Car' transfer from Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino Airport is included for bookings for over one week.

There are many trattorie and romantic pizzerie nearby as well as a wide selection of exotic takeaways, shops, markets and supermarkets. Via Cola di Rienzo, one of the most vibrant shopping streets in Rome sells the best in Italian fashion, food, furniture etc and is only 5 minutes walk away.

The accommodation consists of 1 Double room with double bed and fitted cupboards.

Modern kitchen with fridge, gas cooker/oven and washing machine, 1 Bathroom with large shower.

Dining area by kitchen and lounge with 1 double sofa bed and one single bed.

The apartment is fully furnished with all reasonable utensils. Towels and linen are provided. Our bed linen is all of pure white cotton.

All roads lead to Rome and you might want to go back time and time again.

The period before Lent is celebrated as Carnevale, which means 'farewell meat' in Latin. At Carnevale time Roman bakers sell special 'frappe' (fried puff pastry cakes) which are delicious.

The streets are full of children in costumes parading with their proud parents, Via Cola di Rienzo is one of the main streets of Prati.

Nearby there are many shops,Theatres, Cinemas, Tennis courts, Pizzerias, Restaurants and Museums.

This area of Rome's main attraction is St. Peters, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chappel, but food is what draws the Romans to Prati.

The apartment is about 60 sqm, on the top floor of a 1920's building. There is a lift and a full time caretaker, it has been fully renovated and includes all needed appliances. The apartment is very bright with stunning views. It has a modern and very spacious living room with a sofa bed that can comfortably sleep two, also a single bed.

The bedroom comes complete with a large cupboard with a large size double bed. High standard bathroom with new large shower and hair-dryer. The apartment is beautifully furnished with antique furniture and paintings and has just been redecorated.

Bedroom and living room both have air conditioning. There is also central heating in all rooms, so that you can be comfortable if it is winter or summer.

The kitchen is completely equipped with a microwave, 4 burner gas range with electric oven, toaster, kettle, fridge, plus all the necessary cooking utensils.

A washing machine, vacuum cleaner, flat iron and ironing board and hair dryer complete the list of amenities.

Our gust are not permitted to use the adjacent outdoor terrace as it is a condominium terrace.

The apartment is in walking distance form the sites of Rome- St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museum with the Sistine Chapel are only 5 minutes walk away - Piazza Navona- Piazza di Spagna- - Castel Sant Angelo, the former tomb of Emperor Hadrian converted by the Popes as their fortress and where Tosca through herself in the river Tiber.

The narrow little roads around St. Peter's, the Borgo area, have a different feel and you can sense the hum of everyday life. Ordinary people live here and go about their daily business like their fellow Romans, who breath less holy air, away from the magnificence of the Vatican. Our electrician is the Pope's electrician.

Prati is a great shopping area for shoes, handbags and clothes in all price ranges and there are many tempting profumerie selling cosmetics and perfumes. A Saturday morning spent window-shopping in Via Cola di Rienzo you are ready for a more self-indulgence and pleasure in the fabulous food stores.

The gastronomia Franchi is right next to the Alladin's cave that is Castroni and nearby supermarket in the basement of COIN store. All these food stores are irresistible. Franchi has a great salumeria counter piled high with every form of temptation, with cheeses from Italy, France, and Great Britten and many different hams and salamis. Deeper into store are prepared dishes like stuffed tomatoes and splendid looking shelled prawns, and Rome's favourite fried nibbles, which are prepared in batches. There is a wonderful selection of wines and many people come here for a gastronomic snack. Castroni sells groceries from all over the world. Across the road there is a covered food market selling fish, meat, fruit and vegetable and not too far away, in Via Germanico, there is the restaurant Girarrosto which serves the best beef in Rome. There are many local pubs, pizzerias, restaurants and all the conveniences of modern living, such as beauty parlours, pharmacies, groceries, coffee shops, laundry shops, internet points , gelaterie (Ice Cream), Shoe Repair, Flower Shops, and the best mini market Coop, just in the next building from ours.

Keywords: Condominium

Location: Rome Rome & Lazio Italy

Nearest Airport : Fiumicino at 20 Kilometres

Nearest Train : Termini at 2 Kilometres

Nearest Beach : beach at 20.0 K

More Details

Clara Censon
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Clara Censon

I was born in the apartment below ours. Our daughter lives in the other apartment opposite and it is very convenient to have my space yet so near my dear family as I am married to a wonderful English man and live a lot of the time in the UK. We have a daughter and two sons and 8 grandchildren.

Clara Censon purchased this apartment in 1920

Why Clara Censon chose Rome

My father bought the apartments in 1920 and left them to the family in his will.

I am glad to have been so lucky to have my place in my city, it makes me feel I am still a Roman.

What makes this apartment unique

Vaticano and Prati. Although this area is dominated by St. Peter's dome, and the attractions of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel, food is what draws Romans to Prati. Two of the city's best food stores, Castroni and Franchi, on the main shopping street via Cola di Rienzo, are where Romans from all over the city stock up on prosciutto, cheese, salame and olive oil. In this distric you can see a great range of Historical ages and architectural style as you move away from the Roman Empire in the historic centre. Before Italy was unified the neighbourhood called Prati was just open fields and meadows (prati), but in 1880 careful planning and construction led to the ordered grid of streets that you see today.

St. Peter's dome acts as a homing beacon when exploring the city. The other main landmark is Castel St. Angelo, started life in AD139 as Hadrian's mausoleum. In its time it has been a palace, a stronghold and a prison. The Castle gets its name from the angel.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a beautiful time during our visit and enjoyed to stay near the Vatican And Angelus Castle. If we ever would travel to Rome, we would like to ask you again to spend this time in your apartment. We also would recommend to our friends to stay in your apartment in Rome.

Our children were very happy in your flat, because of all the modern tectonics and equipment is inside. We enjoyed also our staying, because the views and size of the apartment is grandiose.
Feb 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Rione XXII Prati in Rome Province

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Large walk in double shower, bidet, marble sink. All towels are replaced weekly. Hair dryer, toiletries and robes are included.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Sitting room - 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Sofa bed in the lounge for 2 people. If preferred, there are two single beds and the main bedroom offers a large double bed. Linen (all supplied) are all white cotton, with large towels. Down pillows and duvets. The bedroom comes complete with a large cupboard. High standard bathroom with new large shower and hair-dryer. The apartment is beautifully furnished with antique furniture and paintings. Bedroom and living room both have air conditioning. There is also central heating in all rooms, so that you can be comfortable if it is winter or summer.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
The apartment is on the top (seventh) floor of a 1920's building the lift runs to the 6th floor. The remaining flight is accessed by foot. Theatre, Pizzerias, Shopping, Cinemas/Movie Theatres, Restaurants, Museums are all near this area of Rome. The main attraction is St. Peter, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chappel, but food is what draws the Romans to Prati. Stick to Pizza and Pasta and have your coffee standing at the bar counter. Most of what you would like to see is very close to the apartment. We have free high-speed internet connection. Recommended Local Restaurants SORPASSO VIN CAFFE’ in Via Properzio 31, TAVERNA ANGELICA in Borgo, DA ROMOLO Vicolo del Campanile, MAMA', all which is just around the corner. In the centre LA CAMPANA Vicolo della Rana, GUSTO Piazza Augusto Imperatore, PIZZERIA DA BAFFETTO. SERVICES: 'Luxury Car' transfer to Fiumicino Airport and Termini Station. Possibility daily cleaning.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(93 traveller reviews)

Lille, France

very beautiful apartment in Rome

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, very well located, exactly as advertised.

Very clear and quiet.

We found everything we needed in the apartment and in the district.

Perfect for 4 persons (2 adults + 2 childs)

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful Apartment in Real Roman Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

I spent ten days in Rome in October to celebrate a special birthday with some friends. Clara's apartment was exactly as advertised, being nicely furnished, convenient to all major sights, especially the Vatican, and very comfortable. It is located in the Prati district, a neighborhood in which real people live, shop, and go out to dinner. One can be close to anything you want to see while being shielded from the mobs that can overrun Rome.I highly recommend this property for a relaxing and very comfortable stay.c

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you glad you appreciate Prati too!
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  • 5 of 5

So comfortable, so convenient, so convivial. The apartment suited us so well. Close to so much, fantastic restaurants nearby. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome apt

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable apt close to Vatican Great shopping and dining area. Owner accommodated last minute booking issues. Would highly recommend for couples and small family. Would return. Very affordable

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely apartment in the heart of Rome. The place is spotless, well equipped, amazingly located and feels really homely. 5 out of 5!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our 5 day stay in this lovely apartment. From our first contact with Clara to the end of our stay, service was provided and questions were answered promptly. The location for us was perfect as we wished to spend time in and around St. Peter's. The apartment is on a quiet street and is quite soundproofed as well. It is huge by European standards, with lots of storage space for clothing and suitcases. There are windows on two sides so that there is a beautiful cross breeze of fresh air. The pictures on the web site are a true likeness so there are no bigs surprises when you enter. The bed was comfortable, th bathroom shower large with a good shower head and lots of hot water, and the tv had many English channels. The kitchen is very basic and small, but was adequate for our purposes as we ate both lunch and dinner out. There are lots of good restaurants nearby, but our favourite was Da Romola alla Mole Adriana, just up the street. We ate there every night except 1 as they were closed Tuesday. We would definitely stay here again if we return to Rome. Thanks Clara and Francesca.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £25.29
Air conditioning £25.29
Stay tax £2.95 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

First £100 Pound Sterlings via HomeAway not refundable deposit. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only.
Additional information about rental rates, low season rates available for January and February.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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