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*Special Offer* Luxury quiet Penthouse 5 mins from St Peter & Metro

Bedrooms 1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Luxury sunny Penthouse, sleeps 4, close to St Peter, underground, wifi, air cond

Special offers have been applied. Please insert your dates for special offer rates.

This beautiful apartment is in the centre of Rome, walking distance to the Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza Navona and Castel St Angelo. It is on the top floor of a period building (with a lift). There is the added security of a caretaker. 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 can be arranged.

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 etc and it 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 separate Microwave oven, washing machine, 1 Bathroom with large shower.

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

The apartment is fully furnished with all reasonable utensils, plates, glasses cutlery. 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 65 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-oven, 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 Colosseum, the Giannicolo and the Pincio hills.

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 in the supermarket in the basement of COIN store offers delicious ready cooked food. Bar Castroni has a selection of food and drinks from all the world . The large cover market of Piazza dell'Unita' is ideal for all fresh food. All these food stores are irresistible. Coop supermarket has a 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 many variety of freshly baked breads. 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, , gelaterie (Ice Cream), Shoe Repair, Flower Shops.

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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

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 Rione XIV Borgo

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 XIV Borgo in Municipio I

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Respectful of other people, quite residential building minimum noise
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 large and replaced weekly. Hair dryer, first aid kit, soaps and shower cup.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Sitting room - 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double sofa bed very comfortable
  • The main bedroom offers a large double bed. Sofa bed in the lounge for 2 people. If preferred, there are two single beds. Linen (all supplied) are all white cotton. Down pillows and duvets. The bedroom comes complete with a large cupboard.
  • 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.


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At home in Prati

  • 5 of 5

I come to Rome twice a year to help with a World War II study trip in Italy for students at the Loyola University of Chicago John Felice Rome Center, so I am familiar with the Eternal City. My wife accompanied me this time and we wanted a nice apartment in Prati. Appartamento Santangelo fit the bill. It was terrific. An unmatched location. Well maintained turn of the century building. Clean. Nice little kitchen, large bathroom and shower. Washing machine. Very reliable Wifi. Comfortable bed. Very nice view to the north. We loved it and would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for appreciating our st Angelo home
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Perfect location - very nice top floor apartment

  • 5 of 5

Just came back from our "Roman Holiday" and we are very happy about the apartment. All was as described, location is very convenient to everything and we walked almost everywhere. Kitchen is small but well equipped. Plenty of food stores and restaurants in the neighborhood. Owners are very helpful and responsive. We appreciated airport pickup option and it was less expensive than regular taxi.

Thank you Clara and Francesca,

we highly recommend it and hope to visit again

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minutes from the Vatican

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is on a very quiet street and only a 15 minute walk from the Vatican. A grocery story is in the next block with great restaurants within a 10 minute walk. Needless to say, many coffee shops. The apartment building even has a very informative, helpful doorman to assist with taxis,.

The apartment is nicely appointed with everything you would need.

The owners went out of their way to assist a couple of weary travelers that had their luggage temporarily misplaced at the airport and helped us retrieve them. I can’t thank them enough.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment in great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and spacious apartment in great neighborhood. The panoramic view of Rome was so lovely to look at and added tons of light to the apartment. Clara’s daughter Francesca was very helpful and friendly. She helped us with taxi and printed out tickets to soccer game. The neighborhood is amazing- lots of great restaurants, shops, and walking distance to many sightseeing spots. The Vatican is just around the corner. We had amazing time staying and looking forward to stay at the apartment in our future trips to Rome! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to spend three weeks in Rome, that eternal, vibrant, lovely city. Part of our enjoyment was our apartment; it was just perfect for us. We got off the elevator, walked the last flight and opened the door and there was an 180 degree view of Rome.

The apartment is large; a large living room, a large bedroom, and bathroom. The kitchen is, hmmm, shall we say, cozy, but had every thing you would ever need. It would be hard to fix a large meal there, but why would you? you are in Rome for heaven's sake.

The place was spotless, furniture comfortable, lots of water in the shower. I really can not think anything negative to say. It was great dealing with Clara and her daughter, who lives downstairs. I would recommend this place to anyone. It is only a few blocks to St. Peters, and the Metro is about 10 minutes away; buses just around the corner. After we learned the map a little we walked every night or afternoon, the Tiber is just a few blocks away, and across that is the old city, Trevi fountain, Spanish steps, Piazza Navona, etc. We walked to all of these, it's a long walk, but lots to see while doing it. We even found an English speaking protestant church about a 20 minute walk (a rare find in Rome, as you might expect).

We would return in a flash.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect in all ways

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for another lovely stay in your apartment. Hope to come back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Roman Forum
Piazza di Spagna
Ponte Sant'Angelo
Arch of Constantine
Piazza del Campidoglio
Saint Peter's Square
Campo de' Fiori
Pizzeria da Baffetto
St Peter's Basilica
Piazza del Popolo
Palatine Hill
Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Rome Ciampino/Fiumicino
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
5 miles
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

We are located next to St Peters, the Vatican, near the river Tiber. The apartment is surrounded by museums and theatres, one can enjoy a variety of activities and shopping, a romantic, exciting, peaceful and luxurious holiday. The apartment is in walking distance form the sites of Rome- Piazza Navona- Piazza di Spagna- The Vatican Museum with the Sistine Chapel and Castel St. Angelo, Emperor Hadrian's mausoleum, converted later as a fortress and a prison 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. Via Cola di Rienzo running all the way from the Vatican to Piazza del Popolo is a great fashionable shopping street for shoes, handbags, jewelery, clothes and more.

Other Activities: Museums, theaters, concerts and fashion retail.

If you need a guide while in Rome we use a friend of Francesca's very reliable and interesting

her contact is

the company

Rome guide, guided tours in Rome

Rome Guide -Guìa de Roma guided tours for small groups in English & Spanish.Vatican museum, Sixtine Chapel and St Peter's basilica; Colosseum and the ancient Rome, we can discover everything together! Also the Rome surroundings, Tivoli, Villa D'Este, Bracciano...Castel Gandolfo, the pope's summer-residence.

her contact is

the company


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Rione XIV Borgo, Rome Province

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
2 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Service £52.54
Stay tax £3.07 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 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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