Rome & surroundings
The building itself sits nestled in the corner of the piazza and it’s façade has an ornate stone cornice framing the door making your first impression one of intrigue. The entrance gives onto a marble staircase that leads to the first floor or “Piano Nobile.” The Piano Nobile is the floor that was used for entertainment by Noble families that needed a space to demonstrate their influence and make an impression on members of society.
Impress is the correct word! Spacious and luxurious, each room has either an original frescoed or gilded ceiling from the late Renaissance to early Baroque period, executed by some of the most important artists of the Eternal City.
Once inside the entryway of the home, you instantly feel transported back in time as well as warmed by the quantity of natural light in the rooms. The apartment has been completely renovated with the highest standards to retain all of its historical characteristics but integrated with state-of-the-art comforts. There is a mix of modern and antique, neither of which is overwhelming, but cohesive and inviting.
The vast living room is particularly striking as it is decorated with a ceiling fresco that illustrates the Allegories of the Months and the Seasons, a masterpiece by the Zuccari brothers. It’s towering windows overlook Piazza Mattei and its iconic Turtle Fountain centerpiece. In contrast, the modern artwork and chic Italian designed furniture bring this home into the present.
Off of the entrance, at the beginning of the hallway, is another unique room, the Billiard room. Under a ceiling fresco by Cavalier d’Arpino guests play billiards and may relax in a plush seating area.
Further along the hall is the kitchen which has been renewed this year and although not an eat in kitchen for large groups, it is spacious enough for meal preparation and has a round table sufficient for 4-6 persons. Otherwise, the living room also has a large dining table suited for larger groups.
On the main level there are also three bedrooms. All have 200x200cm super king beds and beautiful views, whether overlooking the square, or the majestic interior courtyard. The first is a large double with it’s own sauna, detached bathroom, sitting area, and table useful for breakfast in room, or as a work area. It overlooks the charming piazza below. The second bedroom is the Master which also has a table and a single sofa which can serve as an extra bed. This room has a large en suite bathroom with wash basin, tub and large sink. It too has two large windows giving on to the square. The third downstairs bedroom has it’s own ensuite bath which has a unique sliding wall that exposes the shower or WC. It overlooks the ornate courtyard and has an esquisite fresco with puttini.
The mezzanine level is up one flight of stairs and there you will find the last two bedrooms. The first is a double with its own ensuite bathroom with a large walk-in shower as well as a inviting freestanding tub. Once again the bed is king 180x200cm. As this bedroom
is on the split level, the vaulted gilded ceilings are lower and a marvel to see.
On the landing, a large bathroom serves as a second option for the master bedroom or for the last bedroom which has a king bed 180x200cm with the possibilty to become two twin beds 90x200cm.
The apartment has air conditioning in all of the rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access and SKY TV in multiple languages.
• The “Fontana delle Tatarughe”, The tutle fountain in the square, like all Renaissance fountains, was designed to supply drinking water to the Roman population.
• The square below was named after the original owner of the building, Muzio Mattei, who came from a family of politicians and bankers.
• Any road you choose to exit the square will lead you to something beautiful as the location is walking distance from all of the Roman sights.
elevator. The apartment itself develops on two levels
• Five double bedrooms, three on the main floor,
two on the mezzanine level.
• The entire ceiling of the 80 square meter living room is covered by a fresco signed by Taddeo and Federico Zuccari, famous painters in the 16th century from the Marche region of Italy.
• The Grand Billiards Room is a stylish getaway room perfect for a friendly game. Look up at the ceiling and you will see a masterpiece by Cavalier d’Arpino depicting Aeneas, the Trojan war hero, surrounded by the divinities Mars, Diana, and Venus.
• Fully appointed kitchen suited for who may enjoy
cooking with local ingredients, or even better, a
• Downstairs Bedroom I has a private Sauna.
• Beautiful bathrooms with high end finishing.
• Towering windows overlook Piazza Mattei and its iconic Turtle Fountain centerpiece.
• Contemporary artwork throughout the home is a fun juxtaposition to the rather serious frescos.
• 24 Concierge Service
• Special coupon for Rinascente department store
• Private Sauna
• Air Conditioning
• Complimentary WiFi Access
• Luxury Ortigia Bath Amenities
• Washer / Dryer Combination
• Nespresso Coffee machine
• Self-Service Bar
• TV in all bedrooms
• SKY TV in multiple languages
• 65” TV 4K with BOSE Sound Bar
• Coffee Maker
• Complimentary tablet is provided for guest use,
pre-loaded with all the necessary applications to
enjoy Rome at its fullest!
Staff | Service included
• Midweek linen change for weekly stays or every three days for shorter stays. Towels changed if needed.
Staff | Service on request
• Additional maid service
• Guests are welcome to book a chef for as many meals as they require. It is best to arrange this in advance.
• Special grocery requests can be provided for arrival, charged at cost
• Laundry and additional linen changes.
• Electric bikes
• Yoga can be arranged and there is some Pilates
equipment at the villa.
• Local taxis can be arranged.
• Photo Tour
• Personal Shopper
• Pantheon - 700 meters - 9 min walk
• Piazza Navona - 750 km - 10min walk
• Trastevere - 1.3 km - 16 min walk
• Colosseum - 1.6 km - 20 min walk
• Via Condotta - 1.7 km - 20 min walk
• Piazza di Spagna - 1.9 km - 24 min walk
• Spanish Steps - 1.9 km - 24 min walk
• Vatican City - 2.7 km - 40 min walk
• Tivoli - 35 km - 40min drive
Things to do
• Start from Piazza di Spagna, location of the famous Spanish Steps, with its boat fountain sculptedby Bernini’s
father and the Via Condotti, home to famous Italian fashion labels including Gucci, Prada and Fendi. Visit the Trevi fountain, built around the waters of a still functioning ancient Roman aqueduct renovated by the Papacy. Don’t forget to bring a coin with you to toss over your shoulder into the fountain - it will ensure your return to Rome!! The Pantheon is next, the best preserved of Roman temples and dedicated to all the Gods. It is one of the real attractions of Romeand the only place where you can really feel at the center of the ancient world. No words can describe its perfection, just come and see! Continue through charming streets arrive in one of the busiest public squares of the city, Piazza Navona, to enjoy street performers and thework of local artists. Centerpiece of the Piazza is the recently restored Fountain of the Four Rivers by Benini, located opposite the Church of St. Agnes in Agon by Borromini. Largo Argentina which hosts the remains of four Republican Roman temples, as well as Pompey’s Theatre. However, you will be surprised to find that nowadays the area is an official cat sanctuary! This tour will take you through the
ancient and modern city to see why Rome is called the “Caput Mundi”, the Capitalof the World!•
• Trastevere and the Jewish Quarter - Push yourselves on both sides of the Tiber to experience the Jewish Ghetto as well as Rome’s most authentic and lively district. The Jewish Ghetto tells us the overall history of Europe’s longest
surviving Jewish community dating back to the 2nd century BC. Once in the Ghetto you will be charmed by its
attractive cafes, shops, crafts stores, kosher restaurants and Jewish-owned businesses.
• Tivoli - Hadrian’s Villa, Villa d’Este & Villa Gregoriana Get to discover the unexpected and 2 UNESCO Sites just around the corner! Hadrian’s Villa is the most remarkable emperor’s villa, as big as a town, with baths, theaters, temples,
artificial lakes, one of Italy’s largest archaeological areas which will make you understand a lot about the Romans,
a kind of thing you don’t even get to see in Rome itself.
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