Property and local area description
New apartment in ancient building in Trastevere - central Rome
One bedroom apartment in the heart of Rome, in Trastevere neighborhood, in Vicolo del Cedro.
Completely restored, it offers a living room with double sofa bed, american kitchen, bedroom (small double bed), bathroom.
Reinforced door, soundproof windows, Flat Tv Screen, Home cinema, Internet, double air cond complete the comfort of this apartment, ideal base to move walking in all the centre of Rome
Completely renewed apartment at 1 st floor ( with elevator ) of an elegant building of early ' 900 in Via Emilio Morosini , in the center of the beautiful district of Trastevere ; it has a living room ( with double sofa bed ) , a kitchenette , a bathroom , a triple bedroom , a nice balcony with table / chairs and a big private and furnished terrace on the buildind roof .
Accessories : Flat Tv Screen , Home Cinema , Air Cond , ADSL wi- fi
All the main attractions are at walking distance and you won't need any public transportation.
Very close to John Cabot University.
Something about Trastevere district:
In Rome's Regal period (753-509 BC), the area across the Tiber belonged to the hostile Etruscans: the Romans named it Ripa Etrusca (Etruscan bank). Rome conquered it to gain control of and access to the river from both banks, but was not interested in building on that side of the river. In fact, the only connection between Trastevere and the rest of the city was a small wooden bridge called the Pons Sublicius (Latin: "bridge built on wooden piles").
By the time of the Republic c. 509 BC, the number of sailors and fishermen making a living from the river had increased, and many had taken up residence in Trastevere. Immigrants from the East also settled there, mainly Jews and Syrians. The area began to be considered part of the city under Augustus, who divided Rome into 14 regions (regiones in Latin); modern Trastevere was the XIV and was called Trans Tiberim.
Since the end of the Roman Republic the quarter was also the center of an important Jewish community, which inhabited there until the end of the Middle Ages.
With the wealth of the Imperial Age, several important figures decided to build their villae in Trastevere, including Clodia, (Catullus' "friend") and Julius Caesar (his garden villa, the Horti Caesaris). The regio included two of the most ancient churches in Rome, the Titulus Callixti, later called the Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere, and the Titulus Cecilae, Santa Cecilia in Trastevere.
In order to have a stronghold on the right Bank and to control the Gianicolo hill, Transtiberim was partially included by Emperor Aurelian (270–275) inside the wall erected to defend the city against the Germanic tribes.
In the Middle Ages Trastevere had narrow, winding, irregular streets; moreover, because of the mignani (structures on the front of buildings) there was no space for carriages to pass. At the end of the 15th century these mignani were removed.
Nowadays, Trastevere maintains its character thanks to its narrow cobbled streets lined by medieval houses. At night, both natives and tourists alike flock to its many pubs and restaurants. However, much of the original character of Trastevere remains. The area is also home to John Cabot University, a private American University, the American Academy in Rome, and the Rome campus of the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, the Canadian University of Waterloo School of Architecture (between the months of September and December), and the American Pratt Institute School of Architecture therefore serving as home to an international student body.
The unique character of this neighborhood has attracted artists, foreign expats, and many famous people. In the sixties and seventies, the American musicians/composers Frederic Rzewski and Richard Teitelbaum, of the group Musica Elettronica Viva, lived in Via della Luce. Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone also lived here.