About this listing
The apartment is located 5 minutes walking distance from the main entrance of the Vatican Museums in a residential and quiet area of Rome called Prati.
It is very well positioned and connected to the historical centre by public transport.
Buses 913 and 70 , and the underground, line A (Ottaviano station ) just 5 minutes walking from the flat will take you easily and quickly to the most beautiful historical sites of Rome, such as Spanish steps, Piazza del Popolo, "Piazza Navona" or you can choose to go just for a leisurely walk to the Vatican City.
The area is not very touristic but very Roman and lively , with nice restaurants pizzerias and bars with prices that are more reasonable than the city centre.
It is close to a very convenient shopping area called Via Cola di Rienzo, which ends on the Tiber River, crossing the bridge you find yourself in the heart of the centre of Rome, Piazza del Popolo .
The flat is also very close to a famous good quality and inexpensive Roman rional food market Trionfale where you can find a wide selection of fruits and vegetables but also a good quality fish stall and cheeses, you will find all products and delicatessens: zucchini flowers, figs, tomatoes, ham, porcini it is open every day from 7.00 am to 2.00 pm. (closed on Sunday )
The flat is spacious and has been recently repainted and decorated with light colours, it is located on the second floor with lift, of an elegant period building of the 30s. The rooms have very high ceilings, large windows and features antique marble floors a la "veneziana".
It has a spacious and completely equipped kitchen, with travertine top, gas hobs and oven , fridge, washing machine, and a table seating 4 people. NEW : Nespresso coffe machine for a delicious Italian espresso at home ! A bathroom with shower, and hair-dryer and , a bedroom with a comfortable double bed and a spacious cupboard. The flat also offers unlimited wi-fi , a flat screen TV, independent heating/air conditioning.
It is perfect for 2 people, but it can also accommodate a third person/child thanks to a comfortable harm chair that becomes a single bed quite large.(100x190 cm) Bed linen and towels are also provided.
Given flight restrictions, I always try to leave in the flat toothpaste, shower gel/shampoo etc and also when I can fresh drinks and fruits.
In my opinion , the flat is suitable for the flexible traveler who is looking for a reasonably priced accommodation and interested to live in a lively roman residential area, well connected with public transport and close to the Vatican.
If you are interested in knowing the origin of the name Prati, this is because at the beginning of XX century, this area was covered by the meadows of Castel Sant'Angelo, fortified residence of the Popes. Please note Check-in is normally from 14.00 until 20.00. Check-in is free of charge until 20.00. Between 20.00 and 24.00 there is an extra charge of €25
NEW MOBILE PHONE AVAILABLE , upon request I can provide guests with an italian mobile phone prepaid which can be useful for local calls.
I would like you to feel like at your own home ! Also no smoking please, and although I love them, no animals please.
It's important to remember that:
check-in is after 2.00 pm
check-out before 11:00 am
unless we agree otherwise. If you arrive late, after 9.00 pm there is an extra charge of €25. Please let me know your arrival time few days before your arrival.
If possible to avoid people waiting hours in the flat for your arrival please text or e-mail when you are taking the train or taxi from the airport to the flat so that I can coordinate the check in on time.
I kindly ask you to check out by 11.00am in order to allow us to prepare the house for our next Guests. We are happy to try to accommodate check out time before 10.00 am to suit your travel arrangements if possible.
Garbage: there is no need to dispose it (paper, plastic and glass), the cleaner will take care of it.
At check-out, please leave the apartment in order, assembling all used linen on the beds and the kitchenware at its place; you should leave the kitchen (also the fridge) clean and in order.
Upon departure, it is not necessary to unplug or switch off the electricity. Please switch off the air conditioning/heating.
Any loud noise in the house is not permitted especially between 1.00 pm and 3.00pm and from 10pm until 9.30am.
About the Host, Sabina
I am an architect and I have worked in Italy and in the past in the UK and I have travelled extensively. I am interested in culture, visual arts and particularly music. I have over time renovated 3 family flats, one in the historical city centre, and two close to the Vatican one of each with a beautiful terrace to accommodate the needs of the demanding traveler who is looking for comfort and at the same time to share the experience of a local and to live like a real Roman for a few days at a reasonable cost and in an elegant setting. I have tried to include in the apartments all the amenities I would like to have when I travel. I put particular effort in recreating the Italian lifestyle experience, a comfortable bed, a good quality espresso when you weak up, some quality guides for you to use, a speedy Wi-Fi, a check in service which goes beyond giving the keys and tries to understand your needs and share with you some tips and knowledge of the area. In addition I provide each flat with an Italian mobile phone that you can use call museums and restaurants and of course to communicate with me at not cost to you. You will find welcome drinks in the fridge, whenever possible a bottle of wine complementary soaps, shampoos and tooth paste in case you have forgotten them. In other words I have tried to make your holiday hassle free. also the ability to be picked up at the airport by an elegant and comfortable car at a lower or similar cost to public transport. It is made to make you start the holiday on the right foot, particular in those cases where you have problem of delays , lost or heavy luggage. I realize that each guest is different, coming from a different country , some already knows Rome and are looking therefore for special sites, others are looking more at the food side, others to the shopping opportunities, and so I am available, upon request to share information with you even before you have arrived in Rome. In some cases I helped guests plan their follow on trips, after Rome, for example to Pompei or Florence. Of course I am not a travel agent but I always try to be friendly and helpful.