All arteries, it seems, big and small, lead to the Piazza Navona, the splendid, most animated heart of Rome. The surrounding area is characterised by a mix of artisan’s workshops, fun boutiques, cafés, trattorias and bars, and the magnificent Pantheon. Off the busy Corso Vittorio Emanuele, up on the second floor of a salmon-hued, 18th-century palazzo (with a central lift), is this apartment.
Enter to find a well-equipped kitchen, spacious living room, two double bedrooms with high ceilings, fine family heirloom antiques and art on the walls, DVDs, music, TV, bookshelves of city guides, and double-glazed windows that block out all city noise.
Hang out in the characterful local bars with summer seating under the trees. Visit the hotspots of Rome, lose yourself in the historic centre’s intriguing labyrinth of streets, then return to exquisite bedrooms with decorative brass beds.