Heart of historical Center, few steps from Piazza Navona and Campo dei Fiori, balcony overlooking Piazza Pasquino, cozy apartment 1st floor of XVIth century bldg, wooden frescoed ceilings, wifi-ADSL, independ heating, fully equipped kitchen, A/C.
The position, among the most interesting in the city (very lively during the day, but quiet enough at night: lots of restaurant but no disco bars), the fact that it is fully independent for the entrance , heating and hot water, the fact that it is a true "inhabited" apartment: I used to live there, I have organized and set the spaces, and not much has changed since then.
The apartment is simply but fully equipped: air conditioning, fast ADSL wifi, washing machine, microwave, fridge, hairdryer, TV, equipped kitchen. The heating and hot water are gas-operated, so you may have unlimited of both of them. Upon your arrival, you will also always find the basics for the breakfast. Groceries and markets are 50 meters away.
Interaction with Guests
As much as needed and requested, nothing more. I like to interact, to speak English and enjoy meeting new people, but I live somewhere else (I used to live in the apartment, but I moved three years ago)
You will have an independent entrance, so you will not be subject to any annoying interactions/remarks with and from neighbors, enjoying full privacy.
The neighborhood is however very easy going, young and lively.
Getting around is easy: there are many buses going up and down with central station and St. Peter. The fastest ones are nn. 40 and 64. Connection with the underground is 10 minutes away. Any tourist sightseeing in the city center is, however, within walking distance. Just in front of the apartment, there is a bike rental (you can rent a bike in the morning and returning in the evening).
No need to look any further - Andrea's Cozy Apartment in the heart of the old district is wonderful! My husband, our 9-year-old daughter and I were very comfortable. We would sit on the large window ledges and read from Andrea's numerous guide books to plan our day, play chess, listen to the church bells or just watch this charming neighbourhood slowly wake up. The kitchen came in very handy; there is a small supermarket a 1-minute walk up the street.
The bedroom was suitably dark and tucked in back from the main street. At night, there was a bit of street noise that seeped in (the occasional Vespa, bottles being recycled from nearby restaurants, a street-cleaning vehicle, etc.) but no club music. It was really quite manageable, but if you're sensitive, bring ear plugs. There's lots of hot water, great water pressure in the sinks and shower and, if you're going in a cooler month, a responsive, reliable thermostat. Andrea has left loads of clean pillows, bedding and towels, so you won't be wanting for anything.
Neighbouring proprietors were welcoming and love children. Be sure to try the tiny gelato shop (it's all homemade!) and browse in the excellent bookshop under the apartment. We became "regulars" at both in our week there! The servers/owners at Café Pasquino were warm and hospitable. We enjoyed cappuccinos every morning on the heated patio. My daughter kept wanting to go back for the pesto pasta!
You will be able to walk pretty much EVERYWHERE from this apartment (ex: Piazza Navona, Rome Museum, the Campo de' Fiori Market and the Cat Sanctuary are all less than 2-minute walks away) and there is a taxi stand conveniently located at the bottom of the street.
While we didn't get to meet Andrea personally, he was always just a phone call away and did leave his calling card in our door one afternoon when we were out. I highly recommend Andrea's beautiful apartment without hesitation. It is the perfect choice in a great neighbourhood!
L'appartamento di Andrea è perfetto!
In pieno centro abbiamo potuto fare tutto a piedi
tutto era molto pulito siamo stati molto contenti.
Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour dans l’appartement d’Andréa. L’appartement est merveilleusement situé. En plein cœur de Rome, nous avons visité tout ce que nous souhaitions, à pieds avec un enfant de 7 ans. Andréa est très disponible et réactif pour toutes demandes et questions.
Location, location, location. This place was great. Walked everywhere. Andrea was very welcoming and helpful on how to get to his place. The apartment is exactly as shown on the website. We would book here again.
Charming apartment in a fantastic location, plus a very friendly, responsive host.
Charming and spacious authentic apartment in the heart of the historical centre of Rome. We loved very much the unique combination of ancient and modern objects in the interior of apartment that created a wonderful atmosphere.
The location on a small street full of cafeterias, restaurants and shops is just perfect. The main historical and architectural sights are within 1-15 minutes walk. Piazza Navona just around the corner, five minutes walk to the Pantheon, 15 minutes walk to the Colosseum or St. Peter's Basilica etc.
Bus to Termini station is 150 meters from the house.
Andrea and Patrizia were absolutely charming hosts, such friendly and welcoming, we were so pleased to meet them.
The apartment is in a wonderful central location and a perfect place to stay for your visit to Rome. Very easy access to the various sites for the day and a very comfortable apartment to spend some time in the evening. The apartment was ready for us when we arrived and Andrea had made the necessary arrangements for access since he was not in Rome at the time.
As with the guests who were there right before us, we had problems with the water heater (the apartment heater worked fine). There is definitely something that stopped working just before we arrived while the previous guests were there, and I don't think Andrea had had a chance to address it yet due to the New Year holidays. Part of the adventure of travel and it didn't disrupt our vacation.
We really enjoyed our stay. Once the water heater has been fixed this is the perfect place for a stay in Rome. I would highly recommend it and would come back myself the next time I am in Rome.
Hi, I live in Rome, working as lawyer. The apartment I am renting used to be my flat, belonging to my family since XVII century, and I love it very much (and I will get back there, at some point). I am not doing that as a profession but mostly for the fun of it, meeting people. I love that people may have the best time in Rome, which is a quite difficult and confusing city, where some good advice and tricks can really make the difference: living as Romans do could not only more amusing, but also making your life here easier. I would love to answer to any question you may have, or to give any advice you may need.