- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 3
Description from the owner
Historical building, all the wood ceilings are original 15th century.
It was called "The Cow Tavern", one of the most famous and attended Roman inn during the 15th and 16th century. See the coat of arms in Vicolo del Gallo, corner with Via dei Cappellari.
The owner was Vannozza Cattanei who was born in Rome in 1442. For many years she was the Rodrigo Borgia's lover, nominated successively as Pope Alexander VI. From their relationship were born four children. Two of them, Cesare (1475-1507) and Lucrezia Borgia (1480-1529) became famous on their own. Cesare for his cunning and ruthless attempts to create a kingdom for himself (for Macchiavelli he ...Read more
Historical and lovely Campo de Fiori apartment
Additional Location Information
The Campo dè Fiori area borders both Via Giulia and its Renaissance feel and Piazza Navona with its Baroque atmosphere. But although only 150 meters each way to these particular places, the area carries its own character that is like no other in Rome. Steeped in history and myth, it is not only one of the places to go as a visitor, but is also one of the favourite areas for the young Italians at night, making it a lively and trendy neighbourhood in historical Rome. It holds the great charm however, throughout the day and early evening. The alley that the apartment it is heavily associated with medieval times and crafts from that era onwards. All facilities such as grocery stores and other necessary goods are "at the doorstep", obviously with many restaurants, bars and cafes.
From here you can basically walk to all the central and most attractive sightseeings of the City, yet having access to surface public transports and taxi stations – there is no metro service within the very centre of the city due to archaeological risk.
ROOMS AND AMENITIES
The entrance is through small wooden door to the street and straight up some relatively easy stairs to the second floor. The apartment door is on this first landing called “ballatoio”..
The street is tiny (few cars can fit) and gets lively sometimes in the summer and weekends. However, windows are state of the art sound proof.
There are two completely separate rooms plus bathroom. There is a kitchen/dining/sitting area at the entrance to the apartment. The kitchen is well equipped for a variety of cooking. A wood dining table is adjoining the kitchen and there is a sitting area adjoining that. The small sofa is also a sofa-bed. In the bathroom, accessed also from this area, has a shower, WC, washing basin and bidet. Down a small hallway, you reach the main room. Here there is an excellent king size bed, table and chairs, plus lounging chair, a large wardrobe, cable TV plus air conditioning.
2° FLOOR (n° 36 stairs/no lift)
OPTIMAL NUMBER OF GUESTS
The apartment is designed for 2, a couple, or for a family of max 3.
The condo is a small unit of only 5 apartments, attached to a series of other similar traditional buildings of differents colours and shapes, which is what gives special character to the Old Town.
This flat is located in the very core of the neighbourhood of Campo de Fiori, a most charming area with plenty of bars, traditional restaurants, and amazing buildings and churches.
The most endearing feature of this apartment is the ability to have the life and atmosphere of Rome only a few yards away, while maintaining a peaceful historic atmosphere being tucked away form the bustle.
Polly lives very nearby and will be happy to assist you during your stay. It is possible to arrange pick-up/drop-off at a reasonable price.
More About This Location
Nearest ferry port: Civitavecchia, 42 miles
Nearest airport: Leonardo Da Vinci - Fiumicino, 19.01 miles
Nearest train station: Termini, 2.49 miles
Car is not necessary
Last updated on February 25, 2015
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- Housekeeping Optional
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
- Central heating
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- A/C or climate control
- Alarm Clock
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- Stereo or CD player
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no