Gracious Penthouse with Terrace
- Name: Spagna
- Sleeps: 5
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Price: From €3390-€4800/wk, 5 nights min
The apartment was a dream. Perfect in all respects.
Elegance and luxury near the Spanish Steps in Rome describe this lovely apartment with three bedrooms and an expansive terrace.
This is the Rome of your dreams: a gorgeous apartment in the most upscale, centrally located neighborhood in the historic center of Rome. It is comparable to a five star hotel but more spacious and private.
As you gaze around the antique filled apt. with the large terrace dripping in sunshine, filled with colorful potted flowers and greenery all around, you will be pinching yourself and asking: is this real? Spagna set the tone for one of our best vacations, ever. We are a family that has been lucky enough to travel in a wide variety of places staying in many different types of lodging and even the teens recognized how unique this setting was..
The Piazza di Spagna area is one of the most desirable in all of Rome. This is a very chic location where you`ll see young and old alike rushing about to do their shopping and, later in the afternoon, out for a leisurely stroll decked out in their finest Italian designer duds. The area is filled with high end designer clothing, linen and fine giftware boutiques.
It is hard to imagine that an apartment could have been more perfectly located than this one.
It is a spacious and beautifully appointed home in a meticulously maintained building with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, an inviting terrace, and a private balcony off the master bedroom. Every bedroom opens onto a terrace or balcony. Situated in an elegant fully restored palazzo on a small street that is closed to through traffic just off the historic Piazza di Spagna, or Spanish Steps, with it`s famous fountain and beautiful steps. It lies near Via del Babuino and Via dei Greci. The Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Via Veneto, Borghese Gardens, and the Pantheon are all within reach by foot. Excellent restaurants, cafes, and shopping in the immediate neighborhood make this apartment a special home for a special Rome vacations. The building itself is immaculate, with an elevator and doorman during business hours. Spagna is an ample 180 square meters, 1930 sq. ft., and is located on the fourth floor U.S. (third floor European).
There is a reknowned music school in the neighborhood called St. Celia's and as other reviewers have noted, at times you hear a gentle, quiet sound of music down wafting down the avenue which adds to the ambience of Spagna.
A nicely appointed entry way greets you as you enter the apartment and opens onto a living room which is comfortably furnished with double sofas and two upholstered armchairs. Fine antique end tables and writing desks, softly draped silk curtains and wood floors complete the refined look. Imagine sitting with family or friends in this beautiful living room in your Roman home away from home. Another great feature of this apartment is that it is very quiet for sleeping at night. Noise is so often a problem with city living, so finding a Roman refuge that offers space, elegance, a wonderful terrace and quiet is a tall order.
Our apartment in Rome was fabulous. Not only was it big, beautiful, clean and convenient it was super quiet. We were only a few blocks from the Spanish Steps, great shopping and restaurants. It was unbelievable how close we were to all the action and how quiet our apartment was.
Opening off the living room is the large terrace, a landscaped outdoor living space that lets you celebrate the joy of Mediterranean living. The terrace is an outdoor room, where you`re sure to while away many hours al fresco, enjoying time relaxing while knowing that the magic of Rome is at your doorstep. A retractable, electric awning offers refuge from the summer sun for leisurely lunches or cocktail hours out-of-doors.
The flowered terrace/balcony is simply gorgeous, with sitting and dining areas. It is accessed through large glass doors that open onto the living room, bringing the view of the beautiful flowers and plants indoors..
The dining room has some beautiful Italian antique pieces and offers a quiet, dramatic spot for more formal dinners, seating up to 8 people. While you`ll likely be lured out each night to one of Rome`s fine trattorias, you have the option of preparing meals in the well appointed kitchen and relaxing at home.
The cozy master bedroom has a king size bed, dresser, TV, closet and a small balcony overlooking the interior courtyard of the building. The marble master bathroom has a whirlpool tub, telephone-style shower, sink, toilet and bidet.
The second bedroom is spacious, with two twin beds, a terrace door that opens to the side of the large terrace. The second bathroom is tiled in white and cheery green tiles and has a large bathtub, sink, toilet and bidet.
The third bedroom has a single twin bed. It has two doors that open out onto the terrace and two more onto the terrace extension that runs past this bedroom and the twin bedroom, letting in lots of light and air. It is a wonderful room where you can have all the privacy you need while gazing out onto the glorious terrace. The third bathroom, tiled in white with yellow accents, has a large enclosed shower, sink, toilet, and bidet.
The kitchen is fully equipped, a cook`s kitchen, clean and highly functional. It has a dishwasher, large American-style fridge/freezer, 4-burner gas stove, oven, and microwave. In addition, the apartment has a washer, dryer, TV with satellite for a few English language news channels and air conditioning.
I should also mention that the 3 bathrooms were great and in perfect working condition, the kitchen has a large fridge / freezer and is stocked with every pot and pan you would ever need.
Property and area amenities
|Bedrooms||Three. Master bedroom with king size bed. Second bedroom with two singles that can be combined. Third bedroom with single bed.|
|Floor||3rd Italian, 4th North American|
|Mobility||Several steps down and then up as you cross the courtyard, a total of approximately six.|
|Size||1900 sq ft, 180 m2|
|Outlook||Large, garden-like terrace approx 400 sq ft. The domes of several churches and some fifth floor rooftops peek above the verdant hedges and trees on the terrace. The master bedroom balcony overlooks a lovely internal courtyard.|
|Dining||Dining table seats eight. Table on terrace.|
|Kitchen||Full kitchen with full refrigerator/freezer, four gas burners, oven, microwave, and juicer.|
|Laundry||Washer, dryer, iron and ironing board|
|Utilities||Water and gas (hot water, stove) are included. Electricity up to 15 kwh/day included, beyond that, electricity is charged at €.40/kwh.|
|Entertainment||Satellite TV reception for English language news in living room and master bedroom. DVD player and stereo with library of CDs.|
|Telephone||A loaner cell phone is offered. You need only buy the minutes for it via a telephone card. Incoming calls are free. No landline telephone.|
|Internet||High-speed internet access, wifi.|
|Family||Not appropriate for families with smaller children, older teens are fine but no children under the age of 12, please.|
|Cleaning||Final cleaning included. Additional cleaning services available with advance arrangement and at an extra charge, please request a price quote.|
|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 and external gate locked at other times. Hotel-style safe.|
|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
|2019 Prices in Euros||
Mar 1 -Nov 1
Nov 1- Dec 20
Apr 17- Apr 24
Dec 20 - Jan 6 2020
There is a 5 night minimum booking period with a 7 night minimum during holiday weeks.
The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, utility allowance (which guests seldom exceed), final cleaning, personal welcome during standard hours and free WiFi.
Not included are utilities used over the 15Kwh/day allowance charged at €0.40/Kwh payable in cash at check out. Please go to www.italyperfect.com/tax for information on local hospitality tax paid in cash at check in. Mid-stay cleaning is available for an additional charge. A loaner cell phone is available with usage charges payable in cash at check out.
To check in before 5pm or to check out after 10am, we recommend you reserve the night before or the night after your stay, if available. Early Check In is from 9am. 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 (before 5pm) and wish to get in before 5pm, then call your greeter from your point of arrival and if you can get in earlier, s/he will let you know if you can come ahead to drop your luggage and/or check in. If the greeter makes two trips for you, i.e. luggage then check-in, s/he is due a gratuity.
- A truly lovely home
- Suitable for diplomats and business travel as well as wonderful vacations
- Elegantly appointed with many antiques and fine art to appreciate
- Meticulously maintained and spotlessly clean
- The location is wonderful for shopping, sight seeing and enjoying fine dining
- This is a personal home that is used part-time by the owner
- The housekeeper sometimes lives in service quarters that adjoin the kitchen
Our Guest Reviews
Spacious apartment with wonderful patio in perfect location
We booked Spagna for our family of 4 based on the 3 bedroom/bathroom setup and outstanding location. We have used this service before and they do a great job with setting you up in the apartment, but also in helping arrange transportation. The 3 bedrooms were very comfortable for us as each of our teen children had their own bedroom and bathroom while we had our own suite with jetted tub. The apartment is huge and we loved the large giant patio where we listened to music streaming in from the street each evening, which added to the charm. The building is beautiful and quiet while perfectly located. We started and ended each day in the lovely Piazza di Poppolo, where the taxis convene, just a short walk on a street closed to cars, but lined with musicians, excellent shopping and outstanding restaurants. The location is ideal, with the Vatican City, Villa Borghese, Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain all within walking distance. The Spagna apartment was a perfect home for our week in Rome.
[Thank you Sean, we are happy you enjoyed staying at the Spagna and look forward to welcoming you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
Spagna was special...
We stayed in Spagna in late June, early July 2018 and it was terrific! This home is really a very spacious, well furnished, really comfortable apartment that is located close to the Spanish Steps in a great neighborhood. It had very nice spaces to relax as well as cook and eat but best of all for us was the terrace. Large, beautifully landscaped, and totally enjoyable as a place to read, eat, or converse the terrace was a huge plus. The apartment is located near great shopping and restaurants and the owners thoughtfully provided lots of suggestions of how best to use and enjoy the property as well as the neighborhood.
The only negative was the coffee maker which was very slow...took an hour to brew a pot of coffee.
That said, we had a great, memorable experience at Spagna!
[Thank you so much, we are happy you enjoyed staying at the Spagna! Our sincerest apologies for the coffee maker being slow, we'll have the greeter check the coffee pot, it could be due to a calcium build up due to the very hard water in Rome. The Italy Perfect Team]
We had a terrific stay in Rome. Italy Perfect made sure everything ran smoothly.
The apartment was WONDERFUL as was the very kind owner. Location was unbeatable and the place was very spacious. We highly recommend staying at this wonderful spot near the Spanish Steps!
[Thank you Brad, we are happy you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]
Perfect location! We adored our stay in Rome in large part due to the outstanding location and roomy accommodations of the Spagna flat. A vibrant and fun-filled location, it was perfect when traveling with teens. We were able to walk everywhere easily and loved all the convenient shopping.
[Thank you so much, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay as well as the location! The Italy Perfect Team]
An elegant, spacious and comfortable apartment
We really enjoyed this apartment, although centrally located, it is surprisingly quiet. It is beautifully furnished and decorated and very well equipped. When we left our key locked inside, the owners came and helped us very promptly.
Highly recommend this 3 BR beauty.
Just off of the Via Corso.
[Thank you so much, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]
Perfect location and beautiful old-world apartment
We found the villa to be spotless, well stocked, and in the most prime of locations: in the middle of the Spanish Steps area and yet on a quiet street. We love having three bedrooms for two couples as it allowed us to stow bags out of our rooms. The owner left a beautiful basket of snacks and a bottle of wine. She was a delight to work with. The unit included CD's, guidebooks, fresh flowers...everything you could imagine wanting.
We loved Il Come Lait for gelato and Pizza and Mozzarella for the best slice in Italy. Pierluigi provided a magnificent lunch venue and the food was outstanding. We used Limos in Rome for our first day of touring.
I found Italy Perfect to be professional and very easy to work with on this booking.
“Thank you for the review Cynthia, and for the tips for future guests. We welcome you back to Italy Perfect anytime!"
Beautiful Apartment with a Fabulous Terrace
The Spagna Apartment is a very beautiful home with a great outdoor space..... a garden within the city. The apartment feels like being home in a gracious well decorated setting.
The location is superb.
The only caveat I found was there was very low water pressure in the bathroom I had.... the master bath. Otherwise the apartment is truly fabulous!
[Thank you so much for your lovely description “a garden in the city...gracious...superb...fabulous”;-) This year Italy had a drought that was still affecting water levels and pressures during your stay. Maybe you noticed that the water spigots across the city were turned off, usually they run constantly...thanks to the aqueducts that originated 2000 years ago! The Italy Perfect Team]
Another Perfect Experience
This was the fourth time we have used Italy Perfect to rent an apartment in Rome, which should tell you something right there! The Spagna apartment was absolutely wonderful in every way. We had our driver (we always use Rome Cabs for transfers) contact our greeter as we were leaving the airport to let her know we were on the way, and she was waiting to greet us upon our arrival. Both the greeter and her mother were very kind and helpful throughout our stay.
The apartment is beautiful and well-appointed. The beds are comfortable, there is good water pressure in all the bathrooms and the terrace is amazing. One thing to note is that the bathroom for the main bedroom does not have an actual shower, but rather a "telephone-style" shower head in the tub. As with most bathrooms in Europe, shelf space is almost non-existent, which can be a challenge with four women. There is a full kitchen, and although we didn't use it, it has everything you would need.
The apartment location is fantastic - right between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo. It is easy to walk almost anywhere, but if you'd rather take a taxi, there is a taxi stand right in Piazza del Popolo. We ate at three restaurants that are within very easy walking distance from the apartment: Hostaria da Pietro, Edy Ristorante and Ristorante Margutta, and I can recommend all of them. One word of caution - we used to enjoy going to Cafe Canova, which is right on Piazza del Popolo, and while it's still good for people watching and maybe a glass of wine, the food can only be described as bad - even the gelato.
Two things I want to point out about the apartment: if you are going in colder months, even October (which is when we were there) make sure you ask Stefania how to work the heat. Also, if there are several of you trying to use wi-fi, it's quite slow.
Overall, the apartment was absolutely wonderful and I very highly recommend it!
[Thank you Denise, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]
Spanish Steps Apartment
This apartment is in an excellent location, and feels very secure with entry through a courtyard with a daytime doorman/attendant. The apartment is large and very clean with a big terrace. There are a lot of windows so it is bright and airy. The decor is old-fashioned in style but not worn. There are 3 bathrooms but only one shower. We really enjoyed our stay.
[Thank you, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]
Accommodation within Multi-Unit Property
Map and Location
|Spanish Steps - 3 minute walk|
|Trevi Fountain - 12 minute walk|
|Pantheon - 13 minute walk|
|Piazza Navona - 15 minute walk|
|Coliseum - 25 minute walk or 10 minute subway ride|
|St. Peters, Vatican - 15 minute subway ride|