Like its twin, this elegant apartment is at the first raised floor of an
original eighteen century palace, located in the "Monti" characteristic quarter,
where the architect and sculptor Bernini lived.
Via Panisperna in 1880
... and in 2000
The pictures show Via (street) Panisperna
in 1880 (something to expect from the "Eternal City"), in 2000, and finally the
"palazzo" (palace) in the right photo. The palace is first to the left, with the
arches in the ground floor, facing another palazzo completely covered with ivy (in the
heart of Rome!).
Also this apartment, like its twin, was restored and restyled personally with utmost
attention to every detail by the proprietor, a hospitable, kind Doctor in Architecture,
who is also an art decorator.
The hall of the palace is ample and with a nice frieze (click on the
words to view its photo).
This impeccable apartment is 100 sq. meters (AP. 1050 sq. ft.) large. It is quiet,
bright, and like its twin apartment it is at the first floor.
After the entrance one can find a foyer with fine original 18th
century marble floors. A fine painting with an austere King Umberto I of Savoy
welcomes you. The foyer has two windows, and also a trunk where one can put objects and
keys. As it was typical of the 18th century, the kitchen is immediately at the left. After
the kitchen, turning to the left, there is the main corridor of the
apartment (right photo)
The main corridor has the original marble floor. The
first door at the right in this picture is the entrance to a little patio
(3 x 2 meters, 10x7 feet), for fresh air. The second door to the left is of the master
bedroom. At the end there is a fork. At the left there is a second
corridor bringing to the second double/triple bedroom and its bathroom;
to the right there is the door of the sitting / dining room.
Like its twin apartment, the elegant sitting room has
the original 18th century sparkling "graniglia" marble floor (photos below).
|The design and the beauty of the floor hardly
reveal its antique origin.
The dining area has a large wooden table
with 6 chairs, an armchair a quality desk with chairs where you can study, and two set of
drawers (one is behind the table and cannot be seen well).
From the two windows the ivy-mantled facades of the Panisperna palaces
can be seen.
/ sitting room: the dining area
The sitting area
has a sofa (which can be used also as a double regular bed, with quality wooden slats base
- not springs), armchairs, and two quality wooden tables. A large antique tapestry on the
wall, lamps, fine paintings, and a mirror complete the furnitures.
Dining / sitting room: opposite view showing the
The sitting room is endowed with telephone, Hi-Fi stereo with tuner, CD
and double cassette player, and finally a large colour TV with satellite aerial to watch
CNN and the major international channels.
In the next photos you can see the elegant bedrooms.
The master bedroom
has a large built-in wardrobe (its door was left open in the photo), its own
sparkling bathroom with shower (right photo, its door was left open). Finally, as you can
see in the next photo, it has its own patio, 2x3 meters large (2x3.1 yards) for fresh air.
|The room has a king size bed, bedside tables
with lamps, precious cherry tree wooden desk with an antique mirror, a Venetian set of
drawers, and chairs.
Also in this room there are fine paintings and lamps.
The ceiling are very high, with stuccos and a chandelier. The floors are still of
Double bedroom: opposite view
The second corridor and the second bedroom (a)
Second bedroom: closer view (b)
Second bedroom: closer view with the double bed
At the end of the first corridor described above, there is at the left a second
corridor with two large built-in wooden wardrobes (photo a). At its end there is
the second bedroom. It is a small yet fine and comfortable double-triple bedroom.
The fine wooden bed was made by a carpenter (a specialist artisan), and it is conceived
two function both as single bed with comfortable sofa (b), or as bunk beds with the lower
one being a double sofa bed (c). In this setting the room can accommodate hence two
persons sleeping separately, or by a couple (possibly with their child in the single bed
on top). The width of the double bed is 1mt. 40 cm (4 feet 8 inches), and so the couple
must not be made of very big persons.
The beds are comfortable and the mattress good.
The room has also a fine antique table (it can be partially seen under the window), and a
another built in wardrobe.
From the window the ivy-mantled palaces and the craftsmen shops of Via Panisperna can be
The entrance to the second bathroom is at the beginning of the second
corridor. It is sparkling and large, with bathtub and hand-held shower.
Up to 7 persons can sleep comfortably in the apartment. Possibly, another
foldable bed can be added.
Kitchen (top): seen from the door
The kitchen has
still many elements of the 17th-18th century: the sink, the floors.
Nevertheless it has the normal modern appliances (fridge with freezer,
fires, oven). It includes also a microwave oven. It is equipped with
dishes, cutlery, pots, pans etc. It looks very nice and cozy.
Kitchen (right): opposite view showing its
|This photo shows the 17th century sink. The
kitchen also has the original 17th century tiles.
||The two bathrooms of the apartment are
sparkling. The one of the master bedroom (left) has a shower box. The one of the second
double/triple bedroom has a bathtub. Both bathrooms, have a bidet, and Swedish-type
heaters (with horizontal bars), so when one hangs on them the laundry it dries quickly.
Left: the master bedroom bathroom
Right: the second bedroom bathroom
In the quarter there are many shops and grocery stores and so if you do
not want to dine at the numerous restaurants around, you will enjoy cooking. In the
restaurants you will find of course the Italian cuisine (with all its variants), but also
that of other countries (French, Chinese, Japanese and even the best Indian restaurant in
town). And there are also many "gelaterie" (ice cream cafes), bars, pastry
shops, cozy old fashioned groceries stores, pubs, wineries for connoisseurs etc.
The apartment includes as mentioned a brand new washing machine, and a
telephone (with answering machine). There is electronically controlled autonomous
heating. In Summer 2 large turning fans and 3 portable
air conditioners are supplied (one for each room). There is a 27 inch. brand new
colour TV (with satellite aerial-dish to see CNN and major European
channels). An iron with iron board is supplied.
This apartment is equipped with a brand new stereo-HI-FI set, with CD
player, tuner and cassette player.
Finally, let us remember that the palace has a large roof garden terrace
(communal) where tenants not only can hang their clothes to dry, but also bask under the
sun and dine out.
Terrace: opposite view
From the terrace there are marvelous views of the roofs of Rome, of the Coliseum (which
is quite near), Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica, Palatine, Aventine, and of course of the
Monti (Via Panisperna). "Borromini": elegant two
bedrooms (one double, one triple), double sitting/dining room (with
double sofa bed), two bathrooms apt. in an 18th cent. building, accommodating
up to 7 persons.
ALL INCLUSIVE weekly price for 2 persons. Supplement of 200,000 ITL for every
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Special Holiday weeks
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(c) 4 Nov. - 16 Dec.
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(c) 16 Sept. - 4 Nov.
25 Nov. - 2 Dec.
New Year 30 Dec.-Jan 8 2001
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discounts for stays longer than three, which apply especially for those
staying more than one month (up to three months). Please enquire.
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