About this listing
This newly renovated apartment is just a few minutes from the Colosseum, in the heart of Rome's historic center and a short walk to the Metro station.
The area is filled with bars and cafès shops and restaurants, but keeps and authentic Roman feel
The apartment is just a few minutes from the Colosseum, in the heart of Rome and the historic center. It has 2 rooms, and normally guests have the full apartment for their use. We can have up to 6 guests total. There is a baby bed available as well.
This newly renovated apartment is located on the third floor of an ancient palazzo building and has an elevator. Down the cobblestone street we can see the Colosseum, and attractions, shops and restaurants are just minutes away.
The kitchen is equipped with pots and cutlery, and has an oven, microwave and washing machine.
In the living room area you can find a sofa with a TV, dvd and FREE WIFI. The windows are facing towards the inside court, so away from any possible street noise.
The 2 bedrooms are arranged as follows:
Master bedroom, with king sized bed, and plenty of closet storage space for your belongings.
The smaller room, has a normal queen size bed, plus a queen size LOFT bed. Also, there is a small desk in the room.
Linens are included.
In the toilet, there is a shower/bath combination and a laundry machine for you to use, plus fresh towels and other amenities. Dryers are not so common in Italy, but there is a drying line available.
Please contact me if you have any further questions regarding the bed disposition.
You can easily reach the apartment by public transportation (Metro or bus), or with a quick taxi ride from the station. I can also help arrange a licenced driver to pick you up at the airport.
Please inquire for details and rates.
Our goal is not only to give you a clean, modern place for you to enjoy during your stay, but also advice on sigtseeing, food and restaurants, bookings and more.
Guests will have the full use of the entire apartment.
Interaction with Guests
I am available for any questions, suggestions, bookings or any extra services I can provide to my guests, to make their stay special!
Rome has a variety of restaurants, and you can find a selection of Italian and also of the different regional cuisines, that can be specialized in particular recipes.
Roman cooking has a history of using fresh seasonal products from the countryside, focusing on many different first courses, pastas & soups, followed by mainly meat dishes with vegetables, but also a good selection of places serving fresh seafood is now available.
If it’s the first time you visit Rome, you certainly shouldn’t miss to try the following dishes in some of the local restaurants we know and also like to go to.
Fiori di zucca fritti: fried zucchini flowers with filling.
Supplì: fried rice balls with mozzarella.
Carciofi: artichokes, they can be cooked to become soft and filled with herbs (“carciofo alla romana”), or fried and crunchy outside, soft inside (“carciofo alla giudia”)
Caprese salad: tomato and mozzarella salad.
Bruschette: crunchy bread slices with tomatoes or other toppings.
Tagliere di salumi e formaggi: cutting board with selections of prosciutto and cured meats and cheese selection.
Also a variety of sea-food selections.
3 classical Roman pastas:
Carbonara: pasta with egg sauce, guanciale (a type of bacon), cheese and black pepper.
Amatriciana: it’s a tomato sauce, with guanciale and cheese.
Cacio e pepe: simple but tasty, with just Roman cheese and black pepper.
Of course you can find many other dishes, like fettuccine, gnocchi, lasagna, ravioli and more.
3 classical Roman meat dishes:
Saltimbocca: thin sliced veal, with prosciutto and sage, very delicious.
Abbacchio alla scottadito: roasted lamb, nice and hot off the grill.
Pollo alla romana: chicken with peppers / Pollo alla cacciatora: chicken cooked with wine and herbs.
Here is a small selection of the different places I recommend. I can provide further suggestions once you are here. I am also available to make any bookings you might need. Many restaurants are family run and with limited tables, so sometimes it’s better to book this in advance, also depending where you want to go.
Close to the apartment, here are a few places you can try.
Le Naumachie: this local restaurant offers typical roman dishes as well as some tuscan specialties and pizza in a wood burning oven. It is casual, but nice, and the food is good and reasonably priced considered you are in a very central area. It's a short walk from the apartment, to Via Celimontana, 7.
Isidoro: just down the street from the apartment going towards the Colosseum, on the right hand side of the street. The location is charming, and the prices are fair. Take advantage of their pasta "assaggini" (tastings), the more people you are, the more pasta tastings you can have for a good price, and you can try many different specialties. Via di San Giovanni in Laterano, 59.
Pizzeria Luzzi: you can either love it or hate is, as it is very rustic, with tables close together, in a loud chaotic atmosphere, but they have a wood burning oven pizza, home style dishes of pasta and Roman main courses, and most of all very good prices. Via di San Giovanni in Laterano, 88
Café Propaganda: bystrò style restaurant-wine bar, where you can relax in the stylish atmosphere, tasting selected dishes and ingredients from the local area, with an eye for presentation. Prices are slightly higer, starting from 10€ for pasta, 15€ or higher for second course.
If you are driving, there are some parking spaces available on the street (some free, some paying a fee), so please note the paying times, and keep in mind that Rome has some ZTL “limited traffic zones” restricted to traffic. There are also some covered garages in the nearby area.
These are the links to the closest one to the apartment:
or otherwise also near Marconi metro station:
You can easily reach the apartment with public transportation, as Colosseo Metro is a short walk away.
The offical website for public transportation in Rome is (website hidden)
Metro tickets for a single ride cost 1,50€ per person. You can purchase them at any local Tabacco store or news stand, or directly in the stations at the automatic vendors (try to have small change, as they give back change for a maximum of 6€).
No smoking permitted. Small domestic animals accepted upon request only.