• City Rome
  • State/county italy
  • Area Rome Rione Monti district


Historic center Colle Oppio Charming Penthouse in Via Mecenate

Excellent example of recovery of an ancient convent building
, penthouse apartment on two levels, completely renovated and with panoramic views over the roofs of Colle Oppio and glimpses of the bell tower of San Cluny.
The attic has a Loft typology of a total of 130 m² (1400 ft²), totally renovated, located on the top floor of a former religious convent which preserves and recalls within it the traces of its past, with a section of the most ancient walls of the city of Rome, the Servian Walls, perfectly visible at the entrance to the building, dating back to the age of the fifth of the seven Kings of Rome Servius Tullius (500 BC).

The attic is internally divided into two levels and has a large living area on the main floor with an integrated kitchen and a complete service.

On the upper floor, through a helical design staircase in wrought iron, there is an attic suite with a dedicated bathroom.
equipment: wi-fi, jacuzzi, air conditioning in all rooms, custom-made furniture and bookcases, resin floors, thermal break windows and cellar on the ground floor

Fascinating residence in the singular context of the recovery of an ancient convent, in which an excellent renovation of the interiors has preserved the original morphology of the buildings now exclusively for residential purposes.

The building listed by the Superintendence for Architectural Heritage of Rome located in Via Mecenate, is located a few steps from the Colosseum and the Domus Aurea, in the heart of the historic center of Rome.

The building is part of a larger urban fabric which houses some singular emergencies from the Roman era such as the Horti Maecenatis discovered in 1874. It is a large rectangular basement hall (24.10 x 10.60 m), with an apse on one of the smaller sides dating back to the creation of the villa, around 30 BC. The discovery of the Auditorium of Mecenate occurred by chance, in 1874, during the opening works of the new Via Merulana and Largo Leopardi.
The apsed hall which was then brought to light was part of a much larger complex, located astride the Servian Walls, which was unfortunately immediately demolished by the Savoy architects who were creating the new post-unification buildings, neglecting the conservation of the finds and buildings of Roman origin. It is possible to imagine the existence of numerous other emergencies at the levels of the urban fabric of the Roman era which are now largely buried.


Updated on October 18, 2023 at 7:28 pm
  • Property ID: 18534
  • Property Type: Apartments, Loft, Penthouse
  • Property Status: Properties For Sale in Rome

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