Imperial-Vista

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

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Treasure the vista of a lifetime...the icon of the ancient city of the Romans, the Coliseum, from this fully equipped and spacious apartment.

Location

This location is wonderful for the view and convenient for sightseeing. The subway stops at the Coliseum, very handy. A trolley that runs in front (that you truly don't hear from inside the apartment) connects to the Ostiense train station.

You are in the center of ancient Rome with the Coliseum, the Arch of Constantine, the Forum Romanum and the Domus Aurea all right outside your door.

The local Monti neighborhood is right in the center of the Eternal City. It is characteristically Roman, one of the most ancient neighborhoods in the city. 2000 years ago was where Julius Cesar grew up. Traditionally a neighborhood of craftsmen, you will find old and modern arts and crafts side by side. There is a wealth of restaurants, beautiful shops with fine items of all kinds.

The picturesque streets of Monti appear in many movies since the area retains so much authentic charm.

Exterior

The sophisticated building was designed and built by a famous architect in 1870. You can see the quality in the elegant entry and the generous proportions of the rooms and ceilings. The famous Roman philosopher Seneca lived on this site.

This fine building was featured in the film La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty), Academy Award in 2013 wherein it is the home of the protagonist. The scenes on the rooftop terrace features the same breathtaking view as from this apartment.

Interior

The two-level layout of Imperial Vista is spacious and flexible making it comfortable for many combinations of visitors.

On the main 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 perhaps for your computer and correspondence.

Handsome arched doorways, that reflect the arches of the Coliseum, connect the study to the living room. The Coliseum views out the window almost upstage 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.

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.

Beyond the dining room is a full kitchen that has three windows that overlook the internal courtyard, local rooftops and a utility balcony.