Friday, 29 January 2016

The magnificent Villa Doria Pamphili in Rome

Click here for your ideal holiday let in Rome

The Villa Doria Pamphili is a park of the city of Rome, which like many other city parks originates from the country estate of a noble Roman family. It is also the representative office of the Italian government.

The Villa Doria Pamphili is the largest urban public park in Rome (184 hectares), just outside the walls in the neighborhood Gianicolense.

With its 184 hectares is the largest park in Rome and is one of the "villas" best preserved of the city: the only alteration made was done to open road Via Olimpica (via Leone XIII) that has divided the old estate in two.

Opening hours:

October to February: 7:00 to 18:00

March and September: 7:00 to 20:00

April-August: 7:00 to 21:00

How to reach Villa Doria Pamphili from Penthouse Apartment Monteverde Rome:

Take tram 8 for 3 stops direction Casaletto (basically it is the end of he line). Keep walking on Circonvallazione Gianicolense for about 350 meters until you reach Via Vitellia and your destination.

Photos: Alintii

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Carnival 2016 in Rome

Want a value for money accommodation in Rome? Click here!

Carnival is coming back to Rome for 2016. This year the festival is sponsored by the City of Rome, by the Cultural Policy and Communications Committee and the Carnival in Rome. Here there is everything you need to know about events and festivals for children.

This year the Carnival will take place in the outskirts of Rome, on the Via Tiburtina, specifically between Portonaccio and Casal Bruciato. The exact location will be the Municipality V and as godmother this time will attend the famous Roman actress Sabrina Ferilli. Children will be able to enjoy the long parade that touches the 1.5 km route with funny coaches and people in costume.

The 3rd district of Rome, on the other hand, will kick off a tailor-made parade for children and families in the morning, where the protagonists are just the schools in the district of Viale Val Padana. Many laboratories will also be involved, from those learning to creative workshops Marshmallow based, animations with fairy tale characters and dance groups.

Also watch out for Carnival in Rome with Assassin's Creed

Saturday, 6th February 2016 at 15.00

The Carnival in Rome

Guided tour with traveling theater

"Nothing is real, everything is permitted"
Among the narrow streets of Rome of the Borgias will meet Ezio Auditore da Firenze, the murderess in continuous conflict with the Templar Cesare Borgia. But what it is true? Where is the line between reality and fantasy, between game and story? The alleys of Rome reveal the mysteries and beauty of the Urbe that crossed the threshold between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

Meeting in Piazza della Minerva, little elephant, at 14:40
Contribution visit: 12 Euros, including car radio headset

Monday, 25 January 2016

Gianicolo's Cannon

Want an alternative to expensive accommodation in Rome?

If you are facing the Belvedere Gianicolo and are enjoying a beautiful view do not be alarmed if you hear a loud cannon bang: replace the clock, it is noon! Since 1847 , in fact , by order of Pope Pius IX , a cannon shoots at noon. The pope wanted to impose a standard to the bells of the Church of Rome so that all sounded in unison. From 24 January 1904 the cannon is placed on top of the Janiculum hill just below the statue of Garibaldi and its shot, when the weather is quiet, it is audible as far as the Esquiline.

Penthouse Apartment Monteverde Rome is not far from the cannon at Gianicolo.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

The Temple of Hadrian and Piazza di Pietra (Piazza of Stone) in Rome

The perfect base to explore Rome is Penthouse Monteverde

This little known square in Rome is called Piazza di Pietra (stone). At few minutes walk from the Pantheon, this beautiful square takes the name from the massive 15 metre high Corinthian columns of the Temple of Hadrian built in 144 AD by his successor Antoninus Pius.

Carlo Fontana, in 1696, under the offices of Pope Innocent XII, merged part of the temple into a bigger building he designed which was meant to house the Central Customs Offices for all the goods imported into Rome.

Nowdays the building is used by the Chambers of Commerce of Rome. Just opposite you can find trendy bars to enjoy a drink before dinner like Salotto 42.

If you wish to rent a holiday apartment in Rome please visit  

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Hateful Eight premiere in Italy at Cinecittà Rome's famous Studios with888 guests

Book your perfect vacation rental in Rome - click here

Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight latest film will receive a really special 70mm premiere in Rome.

On 28th January 2016 the event will be held at Cinecittà Studios as the famous 'Teatro 5' will become a winter set to reflect the landscape of the film. The director Quentin Tarantino will be present for the event, together with actors Kurt Russell and Michael Madsen.

The event is themed on number 8, with 888 guests for Tarantino’s 8th film, centered on 8 characters.

Teatro 5 is where Federico Fellini used to live when he was working at Cinecittà Studios and has  held his name ever since. For the Hateful Eight film presentation, spectators will be taken in  full blown winter scenery, full of references from the story of the film.

The 188-minute film are shown with a 3:48 minute overture from musician Ennio Morricone.

The Hateful Eight has 3 Oscars nominations for best supporting actress, best original score and best photography.

Penthouse Apartment Monteverde Rome

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Few things you should know about Monteverde in Rome

Visit Penthouse Apartment Monteverde Rome

Above the breathtaking Janiculum hill, you find Monteverde, Rome’s common "getaway" neighborhood, very much sought after for its parks and green. Rome's largest urban park, Villa Pamphili, is the area's centerpiece where you can find low costs food and accommodations and peace and quiet. Monteverde is simply far enough from the heavy traffic and congestion you want avoid on a Roman vacation however, close enough to the historical center to experience the unique beauty of Rome.  This family-oriented quarter is like a well earned stroll in the park.

Monteverde is typically divided in 2 components, Monteverde Vecchio, a largely early twentieth century neighbourhood of stately villas, and Monteverde Nuovo, most of that consists of semi-high rises buildings made within the last half of the twentieth century.

The star attraction is Villa Doria Pamphili formerly possession of the Pamphili family, currently, however is a public park, the most important in Rome.

Both the American University of Rome and the American Academy in Rome are in Monteverde.

You will, of course, need to explore the historic center of Rome. That can be done from Monteverde efficient public transport network. Tram line 8, Rome's newest over ground train, runs, every 3 minutes, the Circonvallazione Gianicolense to Piazza Venezia, passing via Trastevere, Campo de Fiori and the Jews quarter. The journey to Piazza Venezia takes about 20 minutes. From there you can easily reach St. Peter's Church, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum just to name few attractions.

Click here for your ideal holiday apartment in Rome

Monday, 18 January 2016

Porta Portese Flea Market in Rome, 10 minutes from Penthouse Monteverde

Visit Penthouse Apartment Monteverde Rome

Its starts in the early hours on Sunday, vendors from all over  set up stall in Porta Portese Flea Market, which is in the Trastevere area of Rome. They sell everything you can possibly imagine: antiques, brash brass and noisy clocks. You can find 18th century paintings (beware of fakes!), capturing local imagery from times that have long gone by. There is something distinctly Roman about the whole experience. Clothes are for sale everywhere. The smell of Italian leather washes over you as you make your way through alleys of colourful bargains. This is an ideal place to buy gifts for loved ones whilst staying in Rome. But keep your eyes wide open. Although Porta Portese Market is generally a safe place to be, pick pockets are very active on Sunday. There is also plenty of food. But you must start your market first with a 'cappuccino and cornetto' at Cafffe Camerino in Largo Alessandro Toja. Porta Portese Market is easy enough to find. Catch tram number 8 tram from Largo Ravizza near Penthouse Monteverde, four stops down towards Piazza Venezia and you are there. The Sunday market in Rome is very well known. One last point about this wonderful Flea Market in Trastevere is be prepared to haggle with the vendors. If you were impressed by the haggling in places like Morroco and Spain, Romans put them both to shame. Remember to hold your ground and not be defeated, because if you show sign of weakness you will lose the battle and lose out on the bargain that your heart is set on purchasing.
Book your Roman Penthouse apartment at