Santi Quattro - Rome

Accommodates 5 – 3 Bedrooms – 2 Baths – Wi-Fi – A/C – Terrace

If you stick your head out the window of our Santi Quattro flat, you have a gorgeous view of the Colosseum, less than 60 seconds’ walk away.  This location allows virtually immediate access to the whole of the Forum, the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, the Arch of Constantine, and Nero’s Golden House, not to mention two of Rome’s most beautiful churches:  San Clemente, with its fascinating underground passages, and Santi Quattro Coronati, with a charming cloister that’s one of the most peaceful spots in the Eternal City.

In addition, you’re steps from the little electric bus that takes you to the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo, by way of one of Rome’s most “happening” (and least touristy) neighborhoods, Monti.  Campo dei Fiori, Piazza Navona, and Pantheon are 20-30 minutes’ walk or a short ride on one of a half-dozen bus, tram, and metro lines that pass close by.
Finally, Santi Quattro’s neighborhood is a rarity in the historic center of Rome in that it is dotted with delightful parks, in particular the Villa Celimontana where world-class jazz concerts are held on summer evenings.  Just over the Celian Hill are the Baths of Caracalla, site of open-air opera in summer, especially Aida.  And speaking of parks, one of Rome’s prettiest is a very short walk away, the park of the Colle Oppio where you can have your coffee and read your newspaper at an open-air caffé run by the same Roman woman, now ancient, a real character, for the past 40-plus years.

Right around Santi Quattro, streets like Via Celimontana and Via San Giovanni in Laterano light up at night with a particularly lively restaurant, pub, wine bar, and caffé scene. Recent visitors likened it to Greenwich Village in atmosphere.  Otherwise in the daytime, despite the proximity to one of the most-photographed and instantly recognizable sites on the planet, you’ll find you’re in a real Roman neighborhood with little English spoken for maximum authenticity. All neighborhood services are at hand: a good supermarket is directly across the street, and another (cheaper) one 3 short blocks away.  An excellent open-air fruit/vegetable stand is just down the street, as well as butchers, pastry shops, banks, post office, coffee bars, household supply shops, tobacconists, beauticians, and barbers.   The Via Appia Nuova, a 15-minute walk or a short bus ride away, is known throughout Rome for good-quality shopping at prices lower than in other, more well-known neighborhoods.

    Up 20 steps to the entrance to the flat, which lies to the right on the first floor

    • Living room
    • Eat-in kitchen/dining room with table comfortably seating 6
    • Bedroom with indivisible matrimonial bed
    • Second bedroom with matrimonial bed divisible into twins
    • Shower room shared by these two bedrooms
    • Third, smaller bedroom, with a large single bed on a loft, below which is “lounge” area with a Jacuzzi tub and, adjacent, an en-suite shower room.
    • Beautifully decorated and furnished throughout, plus beamed ceilings and cotto floors for maximum atmosphere
    • Off the kitchen, a delightful terrace for outdoor dining and lounging. Essentially the summer living room.

    We would happily live here ourselves. In fact, we did live in this neighbourhood for nearly a decade. The terrace is a dream. The neighborhood is central, convenient, authentic.
    Is the flat “perfect”? Well, it’s close to it. What are its imperfections? The baths are not perfectly situated. If you’re 2 couples, one couple has to go some small distance to its “assigned” bathroom, which is the one within the smallest bedroom. This is why the flat works best for just 2 couples, or one couple with 2 or 3 children.

    Noise? Windows are double-glazed, and bedrooms are air-conditioned, meaning noise is kept down to an absolute minimum. When the little supermarket across the street receives early-morning deliveries, you may hear some noise seep through. And as you’re in a city apartment building, the next-door neighbors may decide to have a party one night that lasts late. But noise is definitely not a problem at this flat.

    The owners of the Santi Quattro flat are particularly warm and welcoming. They have lived in the neighborhood all their lives and know everything about it. Even more important, they’re probably the most responsible owners we know in Rome. They’ll do everything they can to enhance the enjoyment of your stay in Rome.

    • Particularly attractive terrace
    • Air-conditioning throughout
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone
    • Satellite TV – Sky
    • Clothes washer
    • Dishwasher
    • Hair dryer
    • Heated towel rack
    • Iron & Ironing Board
    • Tea kettle
    • Toaster
    • Housekeeping
    • Personal Laundry and Ironing
    • Childcare
    • Airport Transfer
    • Breakfast
    • 1 week for up to 4 persons

    • 1 week for up to 6 persons


    Minimum Stay: 1 week, with extra days pro-rated
    Arrival: Any day of the week
    Extras: Tourist tax