Spanish Steps (Via della Croce): "Leonardo", a three bedroom, sitting room, 2 bathrooms, apartment with large patio to dine "al fresco", accommodating up to eight persons.
Telephone, Sony colour TV, satellite aerial, Sony stereo Hi-Fi, air conditioning, wall-mounted ventilators in each room,
washing machine, autonomous heating, fireplace, high vault ceilings with wooden beams, Italian coffee pots and
American Coffee Pergulator.

 

Quarter presentation: with description, many photos, and map too. Just click on the photo to go to the page.  If you want to go directly to the map, please click here. Once you will be in the page, click on section A2, the exact location of the apartment will be shown. If you want to go directly to the section, please click here.

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Testimonials of guests who stayed in the flat (click on underscored text)

Presentation of Via della Croce, with description and photos (click on underscored text).


This jewel of an apartment is in the very heart of Rome, at the second floor of a vintage "palazzo". There is no elevator but the stairs are very easy to climb. The apartment is 140 sqmts. large (app. 1,400 sqft). Moreover there is a 50 sqmt. patio (app. 500 sqft.). The apartment is bright, and extremely quiet (a find in Rome). Via della Croce on the contrary is lively, although only pedestrians are allowed. It includes characteristic restaurants, trendy cafes, fashionable boutiques and cozy grocery stores.

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Via della Croce: January, madames window-shopping

The Spanish Steps are a few blocks away. All the other smart streets around the Steps can be found here: Via del Babuino with its antiquaries, Via Margutta with its art studios, Via Condotti with its ateliers (Valentino, Versace, Armani, Ferragamo, Fendi etc.) and jewelers (Bulgari and Armani). There are also international book shops, a famous academy of music (Santa Cecilia), the famous Caffè Greco.
For a more detailed presentation with many photos of this must-see quarter and street, please click on the links above.

 

In the above photo you can see the street. The Leonardo apt. is situated in the first palazzo at the right. The photo was snapped in early January. You can see in the background Piazza di Spagna, and behind it the Borghese gardens.


 Floor plan

                                                   Floor plan

This apartment is so large and beautiful that we dedicated three pages to it, please click the underscored text:

(1)  floor plan, foyer, first corridor, sitting room and patio (this page).

(2) master bedroom, master bathroom, second corridor and kitchen.

(3) third corridor, single bedroom, second bathroom and second double bedroom. a

 

Entrance - foyer

Entrance - foyer

First corridor

First corridor

After the front door there is a spacious foyer, with a large velvet sofa, a little table, and fine paintings. The corridor that follows has built-in wardrobes and charming bookshelves. This corridor is only one of the three the apartment is endowed with. The first door at the right is the one of the kitchen, the one at the end is that of the master bedroom. 
The sitting-dining room is spacious and elegant. Like all the rooms, it has high-vault wooden beams ceilings.

 

It includes a fireplace, and a large 17th century map of Rome. It was made by geographer of that period, and it so accurate that it is used to understand in detail the exact layout of the town and of its buildings even today! There is also an elegant and very comfortable double sofa bed (with wooden slats and quality mattress).

 

Sitting room

Sitting room

 

The sitting room also includes a nice walnut table, which can be made larger for six persons. There are six chairs upholstered with velvet (only four are shown in these photos), following Louis 16th style. and an elegant armchair. Two poufs made of gilded wood, two little walnut tables with marble plan, and fine paintings complete the furnitures.

Sitting room: opposite photo

Sitting room: opposite photo

The equipment includes a brand new Sony 25 inches colour TV with satellite aerial (dish), a Sony stereo Hi-Fi (with CD player, tuner, tape deck, not show in the photos as it was placed just after they were snapped), a wall mounted ventilator with rheostat (like in all the rooms),  a halogen lamp.

Through one door of the sitting room one can enter the patio.

Patio

The patio

It is app. 50 sqmts. (app. 500 sqft.) large, and it is on purpose partly shaded. It includes a table with chairs to dine "al fresco", many vases with climbing plants. It is extremely quiet. It has also an other entrance, from the corridor of the second and third bedroom (making a perfect place to have breakfast in the morning for all the hosts).

The apartment is ideal for groups up to five persons, but it can accommodate up to seven persons. A foldable bed can be added accommodating another person (so it accommodates up to eight persons). Upon request, a crib bed for infants can be supplied.


To the pages presenting (click on the underscored text):

- master bedroom, master bathroom, second corridor and kitchen
- third corridor, single bedroom, second bathroom and second double bedroom


PRICE: The price changes with the season and the n. of persons. For a number of reasons we cannot publish them, but if you enquire you will have all the information. Please enquire using the enquiry form (you find the link below).

FRANCAIS: Le prix change selon la saison et le nombre des personnes. SVP utilisez le questionnaire ("enquiry form"), vous trouverez le "link" de cette page ci-dessous.

There are discounts for stays of three weeks or longer. Please enquire.     


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