Appartamento Palazzo dei Fabii
This charming unique loft/apartment is situated in the Jewish Ghetto, the location is deep in the heart of historical Rome just beside the imposing Theatre of Marcello.
The medieval “Palazzo dei Fabii”, where the property is located, was built in 1432 on top of the remains of a Roman market (the Portico of Filippo cent. II° A.D.). At the beginning of the 20th century it was converted into private apartments. "Palazzo dei Fabii" is one of the best preserved medieval buildings in Rome, its original architecture of the internal court yard makes it one of the main attractions of the “Jewish ghetto”.
Ghetto area is one of the oldest and genuine neighbourhood of Rome: here lives a part of the Jewish Roman community, which is over 2000 years old. Moreover, this beautiful archeological area features many attractions such as the marvellous Portico d’Ottavia and the imposing Theatre of Marcello, a wonderful open air Roman ruin, and the amazing Synagogue.
At night, stepping outside the building you will have the unique sensation of being immersed in the historical past of Rome's most typical quarter, famous for its many "trattoria" restaurants where one enjoy excellent food in a characteristic setting. (the Jewish cookery is probably the ‘real’ Roman cookery).
The Jewish Ghetto has a low key village atmosphere.
On weekends, especially in spring and summer, as the sun sets and the traffic roar dies down, clusters of locals meet for an early evening chat, perched on the steps or seated at the outdoor tables of one of the cafes. The position is also strategic: right on the back of the Capitol hill, Campo de’ Fiori, Navona Square, with the romantic delight of the Isola Tiberina at an arm's stretch and Trastevere, the Roman Forum and the shopping area of the centre just a bit further.
At night, stepping outside the building you will have the unique sensation of being immersed in the historical past of Rome's most typical quarter, famous for its many "trattoria" restaurants where one enjoy excellent food in a characteristic setting.
This unique fully furnished and very quiet apartment is situated on the first floor. It is furnished with simple, but elegant oak wood furniture and wooden ceilings. Renovation of the antique brick archways, as well as the artistic hand painted frescos, give at the apartment an atmosphere of refined elegance. It features all modern amenities: air conditioning, safe, 2 LCD televisions, telephone , ADSL in wireless for internet, fully furnished bathroom (soap, shampoo, towels...etc) with Jacuzzi and shower, hair-dryer and a small but well equipped kitchen. The apartment is an open-space on two levels.
On the first level there is the kitchen a large bathroom with Jacuzzi, shower and hair-dryer, and a comfortable living room with a comfy sofa bed. On the upper deck, there is a bedroom, with a French bed and another small room with a single bed.
No gladiatorial battles were fought here, but instead Roman Theatre was on show, where 20,000 spectators could appreciate the art of stage. Even today, the city's Jewish population is concentrated in the narrow streets of the neighbourhood and maintain their traditions and customs. There is much to discover from the culture, friendly cafes, restaurants, trattorias and shops. The tourist heart of the city can easily be reached on foot and the banks of the Tiber Tive and the small Isola Tiberina are situated just yards from your home.
A self-catering holiday apartment for up to three within a 15th century building in Rome’s Jewish Ghetto, guests looking for a genuine Roman experience need look no further than the enchanting Palazzo dei Fabii. With a history all of its own, this building oozes with history and the location is deep in the heart of historical Rome.
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