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Sleeps: 4 Bedroom(s): 2 Bathroom(s): 2
A pleasant and comfortable apartment in a very Roman setting.
This location has every advantage and charm of the center of Rome. Very close to splendid Piazza Navona, mideaval streets lead you along Via dei Coronari to this vine-draped side street. Via dei Coronari is known for its antique shops and nearby Santa Maria del Pace with its stage-like baroque facade and famous cloisters.
This building dates from the 1500s. This palazzo was owned by Cardinal Giuseppe Antonio Sala (1762-1839), who was an official in the church hierarchy and also the Cardinal of beautiful Santa Maria della Pace church that is just around the corner. His legacy was to give an apartment to each woman in his line. This apartment is the last of such gifts; the owner is the last woman in his line having borne only a son. The central courtyard of the building has an even older design, reflecting the layout of ancient Roman apartment buildings. There are internal balconies on each floor and the apartments are entered from the balconies. Fortunately, the size of the courtyard allowed for an elevator.
Enter into the large living and dining room that opens onto pretty Via del Arco della Pace. A sofa and armchairs provides seating for all guests. Some nice pieces of art decorate the walls. A glass topped dining table seats 4. Facing the sofa is a hutch with television (Italian channels only) with a DVD player.
From the living room, enter a hallway that passes the kitchen and onto the bedroom area.
The kitchen is small but complete with oven, stovetop, microwave, larger refrigerator/freezer, toaster and Italian and drip coffee makers.
The living room is air conditioned but the bedrooms are not. This old building with its thick stone walls and front-to-back windows means that it ventilates well and will be comfortable most of the year if you do as the Italians do.
One bedroom has a queen size bed. The other bedroom has 2 single beds. Both bedrooms also are endowed with, unusually, a large closet. The bathrooms are across from the bedrooms and are nicely done with fresh tiles and fixtures. Each has a step-in shower with hands-free nozzles.
A washing machine is in the back bathroom.