|The Mirto Apartment|
This quiet, recently refurbished first floor apartment (55 sq.m.) features high quality finishes, all new electrical and plumbing systems, open kitchen and stunning, original vaulted brick ceilings (date stamped 1867 in the bedroom). All windows of the apartment overlook a private courtyard.
The flat is contained within an architectural gem of an early ‘900 building designed in a quadrangle shape, with very thick walls which help to keep the flat warm in winter and cool in summer. They also provide an astonshing degree of peace and security considering its position in the centre of Rome. The apartment is located approximately 150 meters from the Vatican Museum Entrance and St. Peter's Square, in Via dei Gracchi. Nearby Piazza Risorgimento (50 meters) is the end of the line for a wide range of buses and trams, serving the centre of the city. The nearest metro stop (Ottaviano - Line A) is located 200 meters from the apartment.
Ideal location to visit the Vatican Museums - including the extraordinary Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Stanze of Raphael -, St. Peter's Basilica, Castel S.Angelo and P.zza Navona (crossing Ponte S.Angelo). Even P.zza del Popolo and Trastevere are reachable on foot.
Situated in the heart of Prati, this flat is very close to Via Cola di Rienzo, one of the most famous shopping area with a good selection of clothing (Luisa Spagnoli, Trussardi, Max Mara) shoes and food shops (Castroni and Franchi in Via Cola di Rienzo). Nearby the little neighborood of Borgo Pio, just outside Porta S. Anna (Vatican): a very characteristic area between Castel S. Angelo and St. Peter's Basilica. Many restaurants, wine bars, cafés - a nice vegetable and fruit market is only two blocks away from the apt. - a supermarket (BILLA) and an excellent ice-cream parlour (Via dei Gracchi 272): everything you need is just 2-5 minutes walk from the apartment!
FEATURES & AMENITIES:
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Linen & towels
- Washing machine/Dryer
- Microwave/Grill oven
- NESPRESSO Coffee Machine
- Netbook, Wi-Fi and Internet Broadband Access
- Skype credit for guests
- Mobile phone with Italian SIM
This newly refurbished apartment has been in our family since 1930. Refurbishment was managed by 2 architects who have brought a rare feeling of clarity, character and style to a really unique space. It is superbly located for visiting the Vatican and the City as a whole, and my husband and I are always available for advice and guidance on the best and most interesting bits of Rome.