Elegante

Sleeps: 9 Bedroom(s): 5 Bathroom(s): 3

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Elegant and spacious home in an area in the center of Rome known for fine, eclectic architecture featuring many palazzi of the Art Nouveau style.

Location

This special neighborhood has many attractions. A five minute walk from the monumental Piazza del Popolo, this street is one block from one of the best shopping streets in Rome, Via Cola di Rienzo that also has cafes and restaurants along its length. The neighborhood was developed in the late 1800s and early 1900s with wide, tree-lined streets reminiscent of the boulevards of Paris with Art Nouveau architecture highlights. Romans and visitors appreciate the proximity to the popular historical center while being able to escape the crowds in the narrow streets. It is five minute walk to the Lepanto subway station, soooo handy.

Exterior

Set back from the street and screened by a large tree, the building has only three apartments. The Elegante apartment is on the 2nd floor European designation (3rd floor North American); the elevator starts one floor up, approximately 20 steps up from the entry level.

The building of the Elegante apartment adjoins one of the prettiest Art Nouveau buildings in this neighborhood famous for such architecture. From the living room and dining room you can see some nice architectural elements of that building.

Across the street is a hotel; we found it a handy place to pick up tours and taxis, even breakfast in the hotel cafe that has a nice sidewalk presence in warm weather.

Interior

The grand entrance shows many of the fine elements found throughout the apartment, beautiful floors, large windows, good light, fine art, elegant furniture and space.

The living room has two areas, a parlor-like entry with chairs, table and tall bureau with a hidden television and the second area has facing sofas and antique side-pieces. Two large windows overlook the neighboring garden. Looking up at the high ceilings, you find artistic plasterwork with many pretty discoveries.

The dining room, also bright from a large window, has a beautiful, hand-blown Murano glass chandelier and lovely golden Chinese panel. The table seats eight. The apartment is furnished with quality china for entertaining.

The master bedroom has a balcony with a nice view.