Rome: Imperial Vista
Ancient Rome outside your window
- Name: Imperial Vista
- Sleeps: 5
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Price: €2150/week, 3 night min
Absolutely the most wonderful place I have EVER stayed.
The vista of a lifetime...the icon of the ancient city of the Romans, the Coliseum, can be treasured from this fully equipped and spacious apartment.
You don't even need an address for this property! Just show a photo of the view and, just a guess, 50% of the people in the world over the age of 10 will be able to tell you where it is. This location is not only wonderful for the view but also convenient for transportation and sightseeing. The subway comes right to the Coliseum, very handy. The trolley that runs in front (that you truly don't hear from inside the apartment) connects to the Ostiense train station, the Pyramid of Cestius also runs into Roman neighborhoods. Take a ride to get a feeling of "real" Rome not just the famous sights of the center.
Of course, you are in the center of ancient Rome and can easily explore the Coliseum, the Arch of Constantine, the Forum Romanum and the Domus Aurea all right outside your door. Don't miss the nearby Basilica of San Clemente that was built on top of a temple to the Roman and Persian god of Mithras, that you can actually see! The neighborhood of Monti is right there, likely where you will shop and enjoy dining.
Monti isn`t as famous as other areas, yet is right in the center of the Eternal City with many of the famous sights within walking distance. It is characteristically Roman, one of the most ancient neighborhoods in the city. History echoes with views of the Coliseum, the Roman Forum just a few minutes by foot. 2000 years ago this was the subura, the working class area of ancient Rome where Julius Cesar grew up. A number of the most important churches in Rome are nearby: St. John Lateran, St. Peter in Chains, St. Mary Major. This is also the neighborhood where the secrets of nuclear physics were first discovered by the Ragazzi of Via Panisperna. The "ragazzi" (boys) researched at one of the faculties of La Sapienza - the University of Rome founded in 1303. Traditionally a neighborhood of craftsmen, you will find old crafts and modern arts and crafts side by side. Monti has gentrified over the last decade so there is a wealth of restaurants, beautiful shops with fine items of all kinds. Some guests find this more fun to explore than jostling with the crowds around the Spanish Steps.
Monti is regularly featured as an interesting neighborhood in the press: Conde Nast Traveler 2014, Rome`s New Scene: The Most Happening Neighborhoods; National Geographic Traveler`s "Rome`s Hottest `Hood" 2013; The New York Times 2011 In Rome, Monti Is a Quiet Treasure, The New York Times 2006 In Rome, a Place for Romans.
The picturesque streets of Monti appear in many movies since the area retains so much authentic charm.
The neighborhood has become very desirable to Romans because it experiences less tourist traffic than other areas. Guests enjoy living like Romans in the heart of the Eternal City.
The apartment is in a fine building from the late 1800s. You can see the quality style in the elegant entry and the generous proportions of the rooms and ceilings.
The two-level layout of Imperial Vista is spacious and flexible making it comfortable for many combinations of visitors.
On the entry level, is a large entry room with sofa that leads to the study. The study has the most spectacular view of the Coliseum from french doors and a Juliet balcony. This room has a sofa, hutch and a table you may want to use for your computer and correspondence.
Handsome arched doorways reflect the arches of the Coliseum, connect the study to the living room. The living room is comfortable with two sofas each with three seats. The Coliseum views out the window almost upstages original art on the walls. The art collection is eclectic with fine original oils, pastels and drawings. Several pieces feature cats, the famous mascot animal of the Coliseum. The television receives local Italian channels only.
These front rooms face west for spectacular sunset vistas of the Coliseum and Arch of Constantine. The window and french doors are super insulated, when closed, they block the noise from outside. We tested it ourselves and were impressed at the sound dampening of the windows.
Another arch leads to the dining room, also nicely decorated with art, books and an ornamental fireplace. The table can flexibly be configured for from 4 to 10 diners. The cupboards contain the tableware for all.
Beyond the dining room is a full kitchen that has three windows that overlook the internal courtyard, local rooftops and a utility balcony. The kitchen is compact but fully functional. Appliances include full size refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, oven, gas cook-top, tea kettle, microwave, Italian and American drip-style coffee makers. Also find the combinations washer/dryer in the kitchen.
The furnishings are of high quality and well maintained. There is central heating, air-conditioning and free wifi.
On the same level as the living room, dining room is the first bedroom with queen size bed. A little desk is placed under the window that overlooks the quiet courtyard behind the building. The closet is in the bathroom. The ensuite bath is large with shower and tub, heated towel racks (on in winter, when heat is on).
On the second levels, accessed by two separate staircases, are the second and third bedrooms and bathrooms.
The second bedroom is upstairs from the foyer. Separate from the other sleeping area, it is private. The bed is a queen. There is a full wall of closets. The ensuite bath is very attractive with curved wood cabinetry. There is a toilet, bidet and quality glass-enclosed shower.
Stairs rise from the dining room to an open level that has a single bed and a full bathroom with shower. This bathroom also holds the washer/dryer.
There is a ductless air conditioner in each bedroom. The one in the loft area reaches the dining room below. Fans can be provided during warm days.
Property and area amenities
|Bedrooms||3: 2 with queen size bed each. 1 with a single bed that is a little shorter than the usual 2 meters, it is 1.9 meters, about 74 inches.|
|Bathrooms||3. 1 bathroom with toilet, shower, sink, bidet, washer & dryer. 1 bathroom with tub with shower over, sink, bidet. 1 bathroom with sink, toilet, enclosed shower.|
|Floor||3rd Floor North American designation, 2nd Floor European There is an upper floor in the apartment.|
|Mobility||Because 2 of the bedrooms and bathrooms are on the second level, some guests will have to be able to climb one flight of steps.|
|Size||140m2, 1500 square feet|
|Outlook||Fantastic views of the Roman Coliseum.|
|Dining||Dining room table can be expanded to seat 10.|
|Kitchen||Full kitchen, large refrigerator/freezer, gas stove top, oven,microwave, dishwasher, American drip-style coffeemaker, Italian moka coffee maker, tea kettle.|
|Air Conditioning||Three "split"/ductless units, individually controlled. One in each sleeping area. The one in the lofted area reaches the dining room. Then there are fans.|
|Heating||Yes, central, under your control|
|Transport||Subway, busses and tram all close|
|Crib||On request, no charge.|
|Entertainment||Television with only Italian stations|
|Family||Good for a family with children over the age of 8 years.|
|Cleaning||Final cleaning included in price. This apartment is self-catering, in that mid-stay cleaning service is not available, but you can be provided with a change of sheets and towels so you can change and wash your own.|
|Parking||It is difficult to impossible to drive in the center of this city. No on-street parking is available for visitors. If you need to have a car, please ask us where the closest paid parking garage is located. Parking in garages can be relatively expensive.|
|Safety||Doorman during business hours, Carbon Monoxide Detector, Smoke Detector|
|Safe||Small hotel-size safe.|
|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
|Prices in Euros||3 Nights||4 Nights||5 Nights||6 Nights||7 Nights|
Mar 1 - Aug 1
Sep 1 - Nov 1
Jan 2 - Mar 1
Aug 1 - Aug 31
Nov 1 - Dec 20
Dec 20 19 - Jan 2 2020
Apr 9 - Apr 15 2020
Dec 20 20 - Jan 2 2021
Minimum stay price is 3 nights.
The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, utilities, final cleaning, personal welcome during standard hours and free WiFi.
Not included: Extra sheets €10/set, and extra towels (one big, med, small) €7/set, paid in cash at check-in. Please go to www.italyperfect.com/tax for information on local hospitality tax paid in cash at check in.
To guarantee check in before 3pm or to check out after 10am, you may reserve the night before or the night after your stay, if available, for ½ the nightly price calculated against the price for the number of nights you are staying in the property. Early Check In is from 8am. Late Check Out is until 5pm. We cannot guarantee you will be able to check in early or check out late if you do not reserve these extra nights. If you don`t pay for an early arrival and wish to get in before 3pm, call your greeter from your point of arrival and she/he will let you know if you can come ahead to drop your luggage and/or check in.
- Very well maintained and furnished.
- Amazing Coliseum views.
- Sound dampening windows in study and living room.
- Bedrooms are in the back so they are quiet.
- The loft area with the single bed is open.
- Air conditioner for each sleeping area. Not in the living room. Fans can be provided.
Our Guest Reviews
Lovely apartment across from the Colosseum
Our family of three stayed at the Imperial Vista in November 2019 for a week. We could not have been more comfortable in this spacious, impeccably maintained apartment. It is well appointed, with a fully equipped kitchen and separate living and dining areas. In the immediate neighborhood is a good grocery, Carrefour Express, and a good enoteca, Wineconcept (reserve a wine tasting). The Colosseo metro station is only a few minutes' walk, making it easy to travel beyond the city center. The view of the Colosseum from the apartment is spectacular.
This was not our first trip to Rome, but it was our first experience with renting an apartment abroad. The Italy Perfect staff were very helpful as we decided which apartment would best meet our needs in Rome (and in Florence), and they were quick to answer questions via email during our stay. Our 2019 trip to Italy was our best experience with overseas travel to date, and we attribute this to our Italy Perfect accommodations.
Favorite experiences from this trip: walking along the Via dei Fori Imperiali at dusk (always a favorite); a private tour of the Roman Forum (with Daniella Hunt from Mirabilia Urbis Tours); the fourth-century mosaics at Santa Constanza; a very good lunch at Sorpasso in the Prati neighborhood; Centrale Montemartini, which stages antiquities in an unusual setting; an excellent dinner at Colline Emiliane.
[Thank you for your lovely review Rebecca! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Imperial Vista! The Italy Perfect Team]
We loved our stay at the apartment. We were greeted by the sweetest lady (mother of the owner I believe). She was very helpful and thorough explaining everything in the apartment. The location of the apartment was great, the view of the Colosseum- especially at night was amazing! Many restaurants and a grocery store are close by. Any questions or concerns we had were quickly answered and/or addressed. We would highly recommend this apartment to anyone visiting Rome.
Our family had the great fortune of staying at this lovely apartment which is directly across from the Coliseum. We loved the view from the balcony. The space is large, beautifully decorated and in a great location. Bus stop and taxi just outside. Ana, the owner, greeted us graciously and shared stories of her time in the apartment. I would highly recommend this place and using Italy Perfect.
Spectacular Property and Location if You are Visiting Roma
This property was just perfect for our group of 5 for a 3 day adventure. The communication could not have been better through out the entire HomeAway rental as the owner and Pat from Italy Perfect were awesome. We had an amazingly and gracious host, Albertina! Our arrival could not have been better as we were met by Albertina at the perfect spot to unload our rental car right across the street from the Colosseum. The apartment was very special and even better than portrayed online. Albertina had so many extras for our group as the refrigerator was well stocked with eggs, milk, juice, wine, and the best Greek yougart ever that actually came from her farm. The charm of the apartment reflected the loving attention and detail of the owner. Everything you may want to visit is right at your fingertips...grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, gelatos, taxi service right out the front door...not to mention the fabulous unobstructed view of the Coliseum . We would absolutely return to the Imperial Vista Apartment!
This is a beautiful apartment in a fantastic location. We were 2 couples and the bed/bath situation worked well. One snag with the third bath was the shower head didn't stay in place, we couldn't use it. The living rooms were comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked. Leaving the building could be hectic because there is a taxi stand right outside but that's also helpful when you need it. I would absolutely recommend this apartment.
[Thank you so much for your happy review and recommendation. We have fixed the shower head! Please come again.]
Parfait du début à la fin
De l'aide reçue pour la réservation, les documents clairs et précis, le suivi et les réponses rapides à la prise en charge sur place, tout était parfait.
L'appartement est magnifique, si vous aimez les beaux meubles, les livres et la poésie vous serez au paradis! Tout est propre et accueillant. La vue est à couper le souffle. Il y a tout ce dont nous avons besoin et même plus!
Les taxis sont devant la porte de l'immeuble. Le petit magasin ouvert 24h/24H à quelques pas et une très bonne pizzeria à côté du magasin. L'emplacement est idéal, calme et près du centre ville. Nous recommandons cette location sans aucune hésitation.
Translate: From help with booking, clear and accurate documents, tracking and quick responses to on-site support, everything was perfect.
The apartment is beautiful, if you like beautiful furniture, books and poetry you will be in paradise! Everything is clean and welcoming. The view is breathtaking. There is everything we need and more!
Taxis are in front of the building door. The small shop open 24 hours a few steps and a very good pizzeria next to the store. The location is ideal, quiet and close to the city center. We recommend this rental without any hesitation.
[Thank you for your great review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay!The Italy Perfect Team]
The Imperial Vista is a fabulous place to stay in Rome. The apartment is well furnished and beautifully decorated, and the Carrefour Express supermarket around the corner and taxi stand at the front door are highly convenient. And you really can't beat having the Colosseum standing across the street viewable right out your window. 5 stars!
The professionalism of Italy Perfect and personal attention of the local host combined for a wonderful stay. Thank you
The professionalism of Italy Perfect and personal attention of the local host combined for a wonderful stay. Thank you *****
[Thank you! It was a pleasure to work with you and welcome you. The Italy Perfect Team]
Best view in Roma
My wife and I stayed her with her mother and sister for moms 70th birthday. We had plenty of private space and spent a lot of time together in the locking room. The view of the coliseum from the living room is STUNNING. We enjoyed cafe in the morning and limoncello in the evening, viewing this amazing structure... Anna was awesome, met us at the front door at our arrival, walked us through the house and showed us all the little things we needed to know. She even left a few items for us in the refrigerator. So sweet... We will definitely stay here again when we’re back in Italy...
Map and Location
|Coliseum - across the street|
|Trevi Fountain - 10 min walk|
|Spanish Steps, Piazza Venezia - 17min walk/7 min bus|
|Train Station - 5 min subway|
|Piazza Navona - 15 min walk/10 min bus|