The "vicolo" (little street) Savelli is immediately adjacent Piazza Navona, and
also near Piazza Campo de' Fiori. It is a quiet street.
As mentioned also in the quarter presentation, in the quarter there is a myriad of
characteristic restaurants, wineries, street markets etc. Of course you will find works of
art, history, monuments, churches, characteristic little streets and piazzas, palazzi,
fountains, institutions etc. that could fill a book if described even concisely. All most
renowned Italian artists, including Bramante, Borromini, Bernini, Cortona and Michelangelo
left their contribution of masterpieces in this quarter.
Cloister by Bramante
It is an apartment achieved from a little church
(!), inside a 16th century palazzo, whose cloister was made by
Bramante (!). You will have it in front of your front door. The cloister, like
the entire palazzo, is extremely quiet.
|The apartment is
approximately 70 sqmt. (app. 710 sqft.), and is at the ground floor, immediately facing
Bramante's cloister. As mentioned, it is absolutely quiet.
The entrance is followed by a foyer, which has quality and tasteful furniture. The entire apartment was tastefully
designed, and the fittings are fine. As you can see, the apartment is endowed with
the original 16th century "cotto" floors.
Floor plan. Right part: groundfloor.
Left part: first floor.
Entrance-foyer. It includes a roomy wardrobe,
with towels, linen, tablecloth. It is covered by a curtain (right) in the photo.
From the foyer one enters: the master bedroom (spiral stairs to the
left), the kitchen (door to the left), the bathroom
(door to the right, after the lamp), and finally the large sitting / dining room
at its end.
|The photo to the right shows the large sitting
- dining room, as it appears at the end of the foyer.
The large space has high vault ceilings (5 meters high - 5.5 yards). The walls and the
vault have fine and elegant lines. The dining area (also used to write and study) includes
a large table for 6, and antique chairs. There are two sitting room areas. One includes an
elegant early-century velvet sofa, with glass table (it is near the bookshelf). The
sitting area to the right has another early century sofa, and three armchairs.
As you can see in this opposite view, fine lamps, a carpet, a shelf with a radio/cassette
player, a little table for the telephone. The room is endowed with fine paintings.
The large space has three lower windows, and four higher windows.
This spacious room includes also two large built-in wardrobes (closets). Their doors have
the same delicate pastel colour of the walls, and they cannot be easily singled-out in the
photos. You can see their doors on both sides of the corridor bringing to the foyer, in
the right photo.
Sitting room: opposite view
The large sitting room is divided in two sectors by a large, high, and long wooden antique
library (photos above). The library thus creates two sectors. In the first one there
is the above mentioned sitting / dining room, in the second sector there is a very
charming studio area (right photo).
The studio is endowed with a bed, a desk (in the near future a sofa will be placed in its
place), two little tables with two fine lamps, fine paintings.
Studio area with bed
bedroom has a king-size bed. It was achieved from the high ceilings of the
church, and it can be reached with a spiral stair (it can be seen in the first photo
showing the foyer). The room has two windows, and also another window towards the sitting
room (it is the one at the left).
The room is endowed with the double bed, two bedside
tables, a space two hang clothes, a shelf, two armchairs, a fine lamp, and a Persian
carpet. The colour TV is portable, and it can be also placed in the sitting room.The KITCHEN and the BATHROOM.
|The fourth bed of the apartment can be found in the
loft. It can can be reached still with a spiral stairs from the studio
(see the relevant photo above). The loft includes a single bed, a bedside table, a desk
with lamp. The floors have moquette.
||The kitchen (left) can be entered through the foyer. It
is small, yet very efficient. It includes fires, oven, sink, a trolley, and also a
cupboard (to the right, only its back can be seen), and a fridge/freezer (not shown in the
photo, it is in the left side of the room). The kitchen is endowed with dishes, pots,
cutlery, coffe machine (Italian) etc.
(right) is very efficient. It includes a sink with large marble base, a wide mirror, a
second mirror, a cupboard, toilet and bidet, a bathtub of normal size (it is to the right,
and not shown in the photo), the gas-run heater. It includes also an efficient washing
|The apartment has central heating,
with radiators in every room or space. In summer large fans and an
air conditioner in the master bedroom are supplied. The master bedroom is the
only needing some conditioning, as the rest of the flat is cool because of the very thick
The equipment includes: telephone (so you can hook to the
internet), washing machine, colour TV (with satellite dish to watch CNN and the major
international channels from the end of January 2001), fans, air conditioner in the master
bedroom, iron, iron board, Hi-FI stereo set (CD player, tuner and tape deck), plus
radio/tape deck in the master bedroom.