Terraced Luxury Apartment, Heart of Medieval Rome
- Name: Landini
- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Price: €3230/week, 4 nights min
It couldn't have been more perfect and better located.
A spacious apartment with a glorious private terrace in the heart of Rome.
Rome lovers who return year after year always look for apartments in this prized Campo de' Fiori area where they are transported to an old world city with its winding streets lined with buildings that date from the 1400s - 1800s. The Campo de' Fiori piazza itself hosts the oldest open-air market in Rome where you can shop daily for field-fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers. Piazza Navona, another justly famous Roman gathering place lies a five minute walk beyond Campo de' Fiori. This palazzo borders the area that was once the Jewish ghetto of Rome. The former ghetto remains a lively neighborhood with kosher shops, bakeries, schools and synagogues as well as some wonderful restaurants that feature the signature artichokes Jewish-style together with other delicious Roman specialties. Ancient Roman landmarks surround you, too, with the ruined temples in Largo Argentina, the Theater of Marcellus (with its summer music program), and the Capitoline Hill all within a five minute walk. See our photo tour for pictures and more descriptions of the neighborhood.
Built in the mid-1500s, this noble palace is still home to a family that traces its history through military leadership for the Bourbon kings of Naples and Sicily and whose history is interwoven with Italy's. The Palazzo opens onto a small piazza with the graceful Turtle Fountain. Enter through the massive front door that is staffed with a doorman during business hours into a well-kept courtyard. Look up to see fragments of frescoes from the Renaissance period on the interior walls. The small elevator is fine for getting your luggage up to your apartment, but you may find yourself enjoying trips up and down the formal staircase to soak in the regal feel of the building and maybe get a glimpse into the palatial apartments on the second floor, the "piano nobile." Walk by the apartment on the third floor that was used in the film The Talented Mr. Ripley.
The roomy Landini apartment opens into a large and bright living room that is furnished with seating for all guests. The outer foyer off the landing is not impressive but once inside the apartment it is roomy and comfortable.
The dining room with handsome antique table and chairs seats six and is a separate room from the living room. The kitchen is compact but has adequate counter space that is augmented with a rolling butcher block cart.
Rising from the living room, a circular staircase reaches the expansive rooftop terrace. As large as the entire apartment, 1400 square feet, it offers rooftop views of the Eternal City and enjoyment of the usually mild seasonal temperatures of Rome. The terrace is furnished with an umbrella, iron table and chairs as well as two large upholstered lounges. Vine covered trellises define the space.
The master bedroom with queen sized bed, antique armoire and desk is spacious and receives light from its window on an internal courtyard. The views to the courtyard are not scenic but it does make this room very quiet for sleeping. In the en-suite bath, appreciate the contemporary design of the large ceramic basin on an iron vanity with clever towel bar in front and matching mirror. There is a tub with movable "telephone" style shower head that has a bracket to form a shower head.
The second bedroom has a dual king that can be prepared tougher or as 2 single beds. It overlooks narrow Via del Falegnami that can get some street noise from nighttime revelers. The en-suite bath has a shower with both movable and fixed, rain-style shower heads.
The third bedroom has two single beds, antique armoire and desk and also overlooks Via del Falegnami. These beds can be combined to form a dual king.
The full bathroom across the hall from the second and third bedrooms has movable and fixed shower heads.
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Property and area amenities
|Location||Navona and Campo de' Fiori area|
|Bedrooms||Three bedrooms. Bedroom 1 queen sized bed. Bedroom 2 dual-king that can be prepared together or as 2 single beds. Bedroom 3 has 2 single beds that can be prepared as dual-king.|
|Bathrooms||Three bathrooms. Master bathroom has a bathtub, sink, toilet & bidet. Second that is en-suite and third bathrooms have shower, sink, toilet, bidet.|
|Floor||4th European, 5th North American|
|Mobility||Elevator will accommodate a wheelchair if it can collapse; it is small but just large enough for two people. The door opens inward, so could cause problems for ample travelers. There are four steps up to the master bedroom. Narrow, spiral staircase to reach the rooftop terrace.|
|Size||1400 sq ft + terrace, 130 m2|
|Outlook||Expansive roof top terrace 1400 square feet, Roman rooftops, St Peters in the distance.|
|Dining||Dining room seats six. Terrace seats four at iron table.|
|Kitchen||Stove, oven, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, drip coffee maker, large refrigerator/freezer.|
|Laundry||Washer, dryer, iron, ironing board|
|Transport||Bus hub and taxis in nearby Largo Argentina.|
|Crib||Yes, upon request|
|Neighborhood||The ancient and fascinating Jewish Ghetto area of Rome in the historic center, only a few minutes walk to Campo de' Fiori and Piazza Navona. A major bus transportation hub at Largo Argentina is nearby. The Capitoline Museum is an easy walk, less then 10 minutes. An easy stroll across the river is the Trastevere neighborhood.|
|Entertainment||Satellite TV reception in living room receives some English language news stations.|
|Family||Good for families. The spiral staircase to the terrace not good for little ones.|
|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.|
|Communal Courtyard||It is NOT possible to park bicycles, scooters or any other means of transportation in the courtyard of the palazzo.|
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|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
|Prices in Euro||4 Nights||5 Nights||6 Nights||7 Nights||14 Nights||21 Nights||28 Nights|
Mar 1 - Aug 1
Aug 31 -Nov 1
Dec 19 - Jan 4
Jan 4 - Mar 1
Aug 1 - Aug 31
Nov 1 - Dec 19
The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, utilities, final cleaning, personal welcome during standard hours (3-9pm) and free WiFi.
City Hospitality Tax payable cash on arrival. For current information see www.italyperfect.com/tax.
Check in is between 3 and 9pm. To guarantee check in before 3pm or to check out after 10am, we recommend you reserve the night before or the night after your stay, if available. Early check in from 9am. Late check out 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.
It is not possible to park bicycles, scooters or any other means of transportation in the courtyard of the palazzo.
Property-specific cancellation terms are full refund, less €250 Euros when cancelled 31+ days before reserved arrival date.
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- Location is absolutely terrific
- The apartment is large and well-laid out
- The terrace is splendid.
- The building is elegant and fascinating, a historical palace.
- The front door of the apartment doesn't live up to the building or the apartment, but it works fine.
- The terrace, piazza, roominess, air conditioning, palazzo, piazza and terrific historic center location more than offset -- for most guests -- the occasional inconveniences such as tripping circuit breakers that necessitate a call to the manager.
Our Guest Reviews
The apartment made our trip. Centrally located in the city. We were able to walk to everything and great restaurants and Gelato just down stairs.
[Thank you for your review! The Italy Perfect Team]
What an amazing place with an outstanding host! Spending time on the veranda, taking in all the sounds and wonderful breeze in Rome. Thank you again for the suggestion!
Perfect Neighborhood and Wonderful Stay
Our family of five, including two college students, stayed at Landini for five nights. The apartment had everything we needed, as well as a fun sense of history. It was clean, spacious, and well-equipped with functional modern appliances like an American-style coffeemaker, toaster, microwave, dishwasher, nice laundry room, etc. -- unlike several other places we have stayed in Italy, Spain, and Portugal. Our gracious host Parfan gave us an excellent introductory tour, both inside the apartment and in the nearby neighborhood, and we found ourselves centrally located within walking distance to everything we wanted to see in Centro Storico, yet comfortably away from the most touristy areas. As we were there in mid-August, the apartment's air conditioning was a luxury to return to every afternoon or early evening. And the enormous terrace was a highlight for us. We spent some time up there every day -- taking our coffee up there in the cool of the mornings before getting started for the day, having a late afternoon or early evening glass of wine after a day exploring the city, eating a home-cooked dinner on the balcony one evening, and even playing cards under the stars after returning from dinners out.
We enjoyed exploring historical Rome on foot and had lunch in different neighborhoods each day, but we ended up returning to the Ghetto for dinner every evening, trying out different nearby restaurants. There were still tourists passing through the neighborhood -- it was August, after all -- but many fewer than in other areas like Piazza Navona or Trevi Fountain. We all loved learning the history of the Ghetto (e.g., reading the plaques commemorating Jewish individuals sent to concentration camps in Germany during WWII) and the feel of the neighborhood, where there were plenty of locals out and about with their families in the evenings. The Landini's location made the perfect base for our family, allowing us to explore Rome on foot every day and then return in the afternoon to relax on the balcony, listening to the sounds of the street life below before going down again to find dinner among the local eateries.
Given our relatively short stay, our family wasn't particularly interested in long days at museums or organized tours; although we hit most of the major historic properties, our objective was to strategically time visits to such "must see" sights as St. Peter's Basilica at Vatican City, the Coliseum, and the Roman Forum, and then spend the rest of the time wandering the neighborhoods, a bit off the beaten path, where we encountered some hidden gems and took in the local culture. For those in the same situation, a couple of tips: (1) Skip the Rome Pass unless you intend to visit lots of ticketed spaces or want to hop on/off public transit; instead, just buy the combined Coliseum/Rome Forum/Palentine Hill pass and hit the tourist sites early to stay cool and minimize crowds. (2) For those who are a bit adventurous and want to venture a little further afield but don't like organized tours, I suggest renting e-bikes at one of the shops near the Coliseum -- which is a short walk from Landini. We did so on our second-to-last day in Rome, just for a change of pace, and it allowed us to explore the historic, uncrowded, ruin-studded Appian Way and catacombs to the south in the morning and then ride north along the Tiber River bike path in the afternoon, beyond Villa Borghese. It was a great way to see a few other parts of the city close-up without a car. (And my husband and older son, who are enormous European soccer fans, were even able to secure a couple of tickets at the last minute for a pre-season football game between Roma and Real Madrid at Stadio Olimpico, a few miles further north.) (3) For gelato fans, my sons sampled from many places along our journey, pronouncing Fatamorgano Gelato (4-minute walk from Piazza Mattei/Landini) and Gelateria Baja Beach (near the catacombs along Via Appia Antica) as the first and second place winners!
Thanks, Italy Perfect, for providing a great capstone to our Italian vacation.
[We are thrilled to hear about your amazing stay! We look forward to working with you again soon! The Italy Perfect Team]
Great location and lots of space
We (family of 4) enjoyed very much our stay at the apartment. Everything was organized perfectly, we received a very nice and informative welcome. Might return one day....
We had a great stay in Landini apartment. Perfectly located with all the amenities you could need and plenty of space for us and our 4 children.
Beautiful apartment. Large and spacious - much more so than the pictures show. Very kind host, great amenities. Highly recommended
The location was amazing. The private patio was great.
The terrace is a great place to read or enjoy an afternoon glass of wine.
Our stay in Rome was perfect for our family of 6. The apartment was clean and well appointed. Check in and out with the owner was accommodating and quick. The location is perfect if you like walking, as almost everything you'd want to see is within walking distance. We were there during a heat wave in June, but the AC worked great. The terrace is a great place to read or enjoy an afternoon glass of wine. Many great restaurants close by. The closest Market is a 7-minute walk away. The elevator is a typical European old building, but it was great to have. There is a great cafe right next to the building entrance that is great for morning coffee and late evening nightcaps. The place is excellent, and I would be happy staying here again when we return to Rome.
Best location in a comfortable apartment: live in Rome like the locals!
We stayed for 5 days in the Landini apartment with 3 kids (ages 8 to 10) and it felt just like home... except for the amazing scenery over the roofs, the charming Piazza below us with a nice coffee shop right at the corner, plenty of wonderful restaurants and being within walking distance from every one of our destinations was a huge plus. The kids never complained about the walking because we never had to walk too long and in every direction there was something to see or to do. The apartment itself was very clean and comfortable, the kitchen well equipped (plenty of beautiful wine glasses too, good looking dishes and cutlery... which was important since we did eat in on two occasions, taking advantage of the large and stunning rooftop terrace and it was a feast) The beds were perfect for the 5 of us, every bed had nice white linen and fluffy duvet covers. It can get a little noisy from the street but we slept very well nevertheless with the blinds and curtains shut.
Our stay was unforgettable. This was not my first time in Rome and I know my way around fairly well by now so I can say: this apartment has the best location one can imagine and all the comfort we could have wished for. We will be back!
[We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to welcoming you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
You just can’t have better location than this flat.
What an amazing property! You just can’t have better location than this flat. You can truly walk to most of the historical sites with in 9 to 17 mins. Please is nicely appointed and super clean with an amazing outdoor space. But I was most impressed with the owner! He was very thoughtful and kind throughout our stay. I hope I will be lucky enough to revisit again.
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Map and Location
|Piazza Navona - 5 minute walk|
|Campo de Fiori - 5 minute walk|
|Piazza Venezia - 5 minute walk|
|Pantheon - 7 minute walk|
|Trevi Fountain - 10 minute walk|
|Spanish Steps - 20 minute walk|
|Coliseum - 19 minute walk|