San Clemente - Rome

Accommodates 6+3 - 3 Bedrooms - 3 Baths - Wi-Fi - A/C - Terrace

One of the most interesting short-term vacation apartment rentals we have in Rome, San Clemente enjoys a pleasant and convenient location about halfway between the Colosseum and the basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano. Buses and subway are right there, but who needs them? In addition to the Colosseum itself, which is within sight, you can walk in under 10 minutes to a whole host of Rome’s five-star attractions like the Roman Forum, the Arch of Constantine, Nero’s Golden House, Michelangelo’s Moses, and the Aventine, Oppian, and Celian hills. The Campo dei Fiori, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Spanish Steps are 20-40 minutes’ walk or a short bus ride.

One of Rome’s most charming new features is a mini system of little electric buses which ply the streets of the historic center. From practically in front of the San Clemente flat, one of these will take you to past San Giovanni, Villa Celimontana, and the Colosseum through the lively (and newly trendy) Monti district, past the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps all the way to Piazza del Popolo.

Right around San Clemente, streets like Via Celimontana and Via Capo d’Africa light up at night with a particularly lively restaurant, pub, wine bar, and caffé scene. Recent visitors likened it to Greenwich Village in atmosphere. In summertime, excellent evening jazz concerts are held within walking distance in the Villa Celimontana, one of Rome’s most delightful parks. Speaking of parks, one of Rome’s prettiest is a very short walk away, the park of the Domus Aurea where you can have your coffee and read your newspaper at an open-air caffé run by the same Roman woman for the past 42 years. Otherwise in the daytime, you’ll find our San Clemente flat to be at the heart of a real Roman neighborhood with little English spoken for maximum authenticity. All neighborhood services are at hand: grocers, open-air fruit/vegetable stand, butchers, pastry shops, banks, post office, coffee bars, household supply shops, tobacconists, beauticians, and barbers.

    • Living/dining room with table seating 8
    • Small but well-equipped kitchen with full-size fridge, 4-burner stovetop and oven, microwave, and dishwasher
    • Bedroom with indivisible matrimonial bed
    • En-suite shower room
    • Ingeniously designed bedroom “suite” accessed via a pass-through room with one single bed adjacent to a small but complete shower room; up a flight of stairs from the pass-through room you reach a balconied bedroom area with divisible matrimonial bed plus, in a curtained-off zone, two additional single beds. Delightful brick barrel-vaulted ceiling and original floors.

    From the kitchen a door leads out to a charming, completely secluded terrace ingeniously designed to be simultaneously covered and open.

    • Bedroom with divisible matrimonial bed
    • En-suite shower room

    Not at all a fancy flat, but a very very good flat for an extended family or for a group of single or attached friends. San Clemente is particularly suited to couples traveling together, as there is excellent separation among the bedrooms, quite unusual in a city apartment.

    You’re right in the midst of an authentic Roman neighborhood, yet very central as well. Supermarkets and restaurants are steps away.

    The owners of the San Clemente flat are particularly welcoming. They have lived in the neighborhood all their lives and know everything about it. Through a local cantina, they get good deals on wine which they’re willing to pass on to you, with similar arrangements possible for products from the Umbrian town Norcia, famous for sausages, prosciutto, lentils, and, in fall, truffles.

    Negatives? You’ve got to deal with some stairs to access the flat. The bathroom associated with the balconied bedroom is small. Windows are double-glazed, but you might have some pedestrian and passing-car sounds from two of the bedrooms, though no one has ever complained to us about this. The fact that the flat is fully air-conditioned means you can keep your windows closed in summer and not suffocate.

    All in all, an excellent Roman accommodation at an excellent price.

    • Terrace
    • Air-Conditioning
    • Central Heating
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone
    • Mosquito screens
    • Satellite TV – Sky
    • Clothes washer
    • Hair dryer
    • Heated towel rack
    • Iron & ironing board
    • Tea kettle
    • Toaster
    • Breakfast
    • Assistance with restaurant reservations, airport transfers, and other
      general assistance
    • Housekeeping
    • Personal laundry and ironing
    • 1 week for up to 4 persons

    • 1 week for up to 5 or 6 persons