Navona Gallery & Garden Suites
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... tablets with Sumerian writing dating back to 3,000BC. Exiting this area, we found ourselves in the Belvedere Court, an octagonal-shaped outdoor courtyard, at the center of which is a fountain. An impressive array of marble statues, the most famous of which is probably the "Apollo Belvedere", are distributed around a circular colonnade.
Back indoors, we passed through a large, circular-shaped space modeled after the interior of the Pantheon, ...
... carousel go round and round and never seeing our luggage
Mom highlight - being able to walk up the Spanish steps
Brian lowlight - lost luggage
Brian highlight - creme caramel gelato at Gelato di San Crispino
Claibourne lowlight - everything about Alitalia
Claibourne highlight - Trevi Fountain
Christine lowlight - traveling and all it entailed, especially lost luggage
Christine highlight - Trevi Fountain
... all the large fountains - very handy on hot days!
The city of Rome is filled with thousands of years of history, war and extreme power - by which Rome itself controlled most of Europe at its peak. Betrayal and murder was rife including the murder of Julius Caesar who was stabbed over 20 times by multiple people including his best friend Brutus. The city is a mix of styles and themes - largely influenced by both the Roman and Greek gods and also heavily by ...
... walking awhile, down some very narrow 'Italian' styled streets, we figured we had gone too far and needed to head West toward the hotel. We stumbled across the Quirinale - the home of the President of the Italian Republic. It has housed 30 popes, 4 kings and 11 presidents of the Italian Republic. Nice find!!!! We wondered why there were so many police and men in suits with little ear microphones, we think they were like FBI:) We ...
... handbag. Now we are on our way proper, but Jason, our concierge has told us there is a public transport strike today from 9am till 5-30 pm, so we will have to walk wherever we go. There is a Metro system in Rome, but it only runs around the outside of the city because apparently every time they try and excavate to extend it, they find more ruins. Rome is definitely a town of rocks! We are the consummate tourists today and hit all the high points and take the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Navona Gallery & Garden Suites Rome
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights on our first visit to Rome, and our only regret was having to leave so soon. We loved everything about Navona Suites, from the gorgeous Bernini Suite, the generously stocked kitchen, the superb location (we were within walking distance of most of the major sights, and the neighborhood was charming) and of course, the proprietors. Giampiero was very friendly and helpful in booking our transfer from the airport upon arrival and our train to Naples upon departure. Dennis, his brother-in-law, who is American, was very helpful with excellent restaurant recommendations. The fact that my husband was able to watch the 2nd game of the White Sox/Red Sox series right down the strreet at the Abbey Theatre Pub (with a White Sox victory no less) was just the cherry on the sundae. On our last night in Rome we stayed at a different hotel which was about twice as expensive and with half the room size and ambience of the Navona. We will definitely book the Navona Suites for our next stay in Rome.
Just returned from a weekend in Rome at the Navona Suites, we stayed in the larger Bernini Suite, the room is fantastic full of antique furniture and so big with three full length windows looking over an inner courtyard. The location could not have been better, near all the sights for daytime walks and a good selection of cafes and bars for evening strolls.
It was my first time in Rome and I will definitely be back.
Giampiero was very welcoming and looked after us so well, arranging transfers from and back to the airport.
I would not hesitate to highly recommend the Navona Suites.
Really, Really Happy with the Navona Suites
cannot say enough good things about this place and the location both of which are absolutely top drawer. if you don't have a good time in Rome by staying at the Navona Suites then you may as well shoot yourself. This bed and breakfast is far and away the best one I have stayed in so far. Giampiero the owner does not speak English very well but bends over backwards to ensure you have a good time. the Bernini is the larger of the suites and is on a par with most 4 star hotels. One word of advice though... try and book as early as possible as this place is very popular.
Before I wrote this, I read the rest of the reviews just to make sure everything that was said was up to par. I have to admit, words can not give justice to the elegance and renaissance feel of the Navona Suites. You might as well say that you have been transported into a painting of the 15th century along with the feel, touch and gentleness. This is exactly what Rome should feel and look like to visitors. The owner and his family were attentive. He has a taxi service pick you up and is not expensive at all. Then again if you are coming in at 0200 like one of the e-mails said, than I can truly see how that would be a bit pricy since even here in New York City, Manhattan where I am from, after hours from the airport to the City at a later time is quite pricey. We paid only $25 Euros upon our arrival to Rome, which is better than paying by the meter which costs at least $40 euros or more at that ungodly hour and on normal hours during the day. So now, you can make your deductions. The bottom line is that you will not be disappointed at all with the service, food, people, attentiveness, cleanliness and above all the convenience in walking to all the places you want to visit since it is in the center of everything. I highly recommend it. Take it from a New Yorker who as we all know, New Yorkers are very hard to please at times. This is the best in Rome! Once you book your trip, call or e-mail Navona Suites. You will not be at all disappointed. :)
Stayed 2 nights in Navona Suites on our way to extended stay in Capri. Stayed in the larger of the two rooms, which is well worth the extra $$. The location of this "apartment" is ideal, right off of piazza navona and next to a great cafe, steps from some very good restaurants. You have a key which lets you into the courtyard of the building, off of Governo Vecchio street...very quiet. Giampiero and family are terrific. He booked our train to Naples online so all I had to do was show up at the train station.
Have just come back from a long weekend at the Navona Suites.
We are three single travellers who just returned from a one week stay at Guest House Navona Suites. We booked the whole suite (two separate bedrooms with two separate bathrooms and a shared kitchen)--in essence a whole apartment--for 1344 Euros for the week (in season). The suite was spacious, filled with beautiful antiques, clean, brand new, had great beds, daily housekeeping, and was stocked with food every day, including fresh fruit, breakfast meats, cheeses, cookies, coffee and even wine. The owner Giampero was kind, attentive and helpful, as was his family. The accommodations, perfectly located just minutes from Piazza Navona and major historic Roman sites, surpassed our expectations in every way!! We are still amazed by our luck at discovering this place. We had searched long--and depressingly!--to find a hotel/B&B and were discouraged by both the prices and appearance of what we found. Clearly Navona Suites provides Luxury accommodations and service at reasonable rates. A+
wow, i cannot say enough good things about this place. The Guest House Navona Suites is aptly named being just a few steps from Piazza Navona which was by far my favourite attraction in Rome! All the attractions are just steps away and round the corner you have some fabulous eateries including the pizzeria montecarlo and franceso's (great steaks house red not so hot). In the same street as the Navona Suites you have a lovely shop selling old Italian Film Posters (i bought 5 including La Dolce Vita and Roman Holiday - ok its a cliche but so what). THe Suites themselves are privately run and you are given your own keys on check in which means you just saunter in and out like you have lived here all your life. There is a shared kitchen if you need to store your snacks/drinks and the owner is very pleasant. This Guest House Navona Suites is brand new and as a consequence everything is brand new... plus prices are low - we paid about 180 euro a night for a 2 person suite. See the navonasuitesrome website for more information
Navona Suites was a wonderful choice for the experienced Rome visitor, or the adventurous first timer. Located on the Piazza Pasquino, steps from the Pizza Navona, the apartments are spacious, very clean and charming. The owner, Giampero, was helpful, generous with his time, and very kind.
a friend of mine who stays in Rome suggested I stay at the Navona Suites, a collection of luxury suites in the fashionable Piazza Navona district of Rome. Having never been to Rome before I decided to take his advice but nothing he said could have prepared me for what lay ahead... basically the location is fantastic, probably the best place to stay in Rome - you are minutes walk from the Pantheon, Campo dei Fiori, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain and Saint Peters. The Suites themselves are located inside a 15th century building with arched ceilings, parquet wooden flooring and wrought iron beds! There is an immaculate en-suite bathroom plus a shared kitchen. We paid around 130 euro per day for the larger of the two suites the Bernini and had a ball. We are going to recommend this place to all our friends as we simply cannot stop raving about it!