Beautifully appointed large living room with comfortable seating, elegant furnishings. Two large windows illuminate this handsome room.
There are two seating areas in the living room. Here, double sofas face each other. The apartment's name, Elegante, aptly describes this elegant, tasteful apartment.
Italian design at its finest. Large windows, good light, fine art, elegant furniture and space.
The television is hidden inside the large bureau seen against the far wall in this photo.
Original plasterwork with many special details.
So much to see and admire, such a sense of beauty and tranquility throughout this lovely apartment.
The dining room is stunning in dramatic blues. The table (covered by a tablecloth in this photo) is of striking deep blue marble. Murano glass chandelier above the table.
Table seats eight. There is fine china for your dining enjoyment.
Modern kitchen with top quality appliances. Full sized Gaggenau refrigerator/freezer. Gas stove top, oven, microwave, American drip coffee maker and espresso pot, washer and dryer.
The apartment's gracious entry foyer welcomes you to this spacious, luxury apartment. To the right are the "public rooms": living room, dining room and kitchen. Beautiful original polished terrazzo floors.
To the other side of the foyer are the "private" rooms: study, bedrooms, bathrooms.
Fine artwork is restrained, interesting.
The study has a sofa, chair, desk and flat screen TV.
The study is a nice retreat. It is uncommon to find such a large, up-to-date and thoughtfully furnished vacation apartment in Rome.
Impressive proportions throughout the apartment. Here, the back hallway leads to the bedroom wing.
Windows overlook dreamy Art Nouveau neighboring buildings. This is a special part of Rome's historic center where the tree-lined streets are wider and as a result more light-filled, evoking memories of Paris.
The first bathroom off the hallway, just past the study has a large shower. To the right you can see the other hallway that leads to the fourth bedroom which has a single bed and the third bathroom.
The master bedroom has a king size bed, another rare find in Italy. This bedroom has a lot of storage space and warm hardwood floors.
French doors open out onto a narrow balcony.
Narrow balcony off the bedroom is a pleasant feature; adds to the feeoling of openness, light and air.
Looking the other direction off the bedroom balcony.
Storage in master bedroom.
The building is set back off the street. There is a small courtyard and a large tree that obscures the view of the hotel across the street.
The second bedroom has two single beds that can be combined to form a dual-king.
Another view of the third bedroom, it's not wide but the space is used efficiently.
Artwork in the hallways.
Large bathroom across the hall from bedrooms two and three.
The bathroom off the hallway near the study.
Sweet fourth bedroom with a single bed. This room has a lot of privacy because it is off a separate hallway.
Nice views from the fourth bedroom of an attractive pale pink Art Nouveau building just across the way.
Bathroom next to the fourth bedroom.
From the rooftop, see the architectural details of the adjoining Art Nouveau building. Here a flock of swallows in tilework.
Adjoining building is an Art Nouveau landmark.
Hotel across the street has an outdoor cafe which is quite a nice benefit.
Hotel across the street convenient for taxis.
Tree lined street on which the apartment is located is characteristic of the Prati area of Rome.
The Prati area is very central, it's an short walk across the bridge to Piazza del Popolo, gateway to the Spanish Steps area.
Admire the many beautiful buildings in the neighborhood.
Local cafe for a light lunch or hearty dinner. In this neighborhood you'll find fewer tourists and more Romans at local restaurants which makes for a more authentic experience. When the weather is mild enjoy al fresco dining.
Just a few minutes walk is a daily fruit and vegetable market.
Along Via Ottaviano which is nearby are market stalls with everything from designer shoe knock-offs, fashionable Tshirts to inexpensive, stylish jewelry. Families with teenage or college student daughters take note! My own daughter bought a bikini one summer for only €2.00! These are bargain prices so quality is mediocre, but for young shoppers this is the place for budget fashion.
You'll find locals and tourists alike scouring this block of clothing stalls. It's just across the street from the Ottaviano subway entrance, the nearest subway stop to the Vatican and St. Peter's.
Italian fashionista on a budget? Bargain shoes for the young or young-at-heart at the Ottiviano market stalls.
Trendy and inexpensive clothing, perfect for youthful shoppers and good for inexpensive gifts to bring back home.
The Coin store on Via Cola di Rienzo is a department store that is like a miniature Macy's. Good selection of clothing. On the basement level is a large Billa supermarket. And, on the corner, open stands for all kinds of fashion accessories. The entire Via Cola di Rienzo is the hub of shopping activity in the Prati neighborhood. Plenty of good restaurants along the side streets where locals eat.
On Via Cola di Rienzo you can find two famous gourmet food shops, Franchetti and Castroni. You can see the prosciutto hams hanging in the window in this photo of the front of Franchetti. If you want special ingredients of any kind, here's the place to go.
The "mercato rionale", the neighborhood open market for fresh foods of all kinds is on Via Cola di Rienzo. It's a full block large.
Just two blocks up the street is one of Rome's most famous gelaterie, Gelateria dei Gracchi. Flavors are seasonal. Pistachio, wild strawberry & chocolate-and-rum are purported to be the best in Rome.