About this listing
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).
We LOVED Andreas apartment! The location was fantastic, within easy walking distance of central Rome. Plenty of restaurants within minutes walk. The apartment was clean and comfortable, with a little balcony overlooking the lovely piazza Pasquino. Within minutes from piazza Navona, there was nothing more we needed. I would definitely stay here again and would have no hesitation recommending to our friends. Thank you Andrea, I hope we have the pleasure of returning to Roma and your lovely apartment.
Andrea's apartment was perfect for our family. The apartment is very nice and has a great location, close to shops and all the tourist attractions of Rome.
Andrea was out of town for the August holiday during our stay at his apartment on Piazza di Pasquino. We were able to pick up the key at the cafe across the street, but unfortunately, we arrived to find the house in a state of disarray: bed unmade and sheets not changed or washed, dirty towels all over the bathroom floor, other guests' trash on the floor and still in the cans, a sink full of water that we were unable to drain. A totally unacceptable arrival.
We soon discovered why the stacks of towels were on the floor near the shower: the basin leaked out onto the floor, so any shower longer than 30 seconds risked inundating the entire bathroom in shower water. A mountain of towels was required to soak up the deluge.
Other than the apartment's untidiness, the space was great and more than ample for two. The balcony offers excellent views of a beautiful piazza, and the location is perfect. Worth the price for the location alone, but with such a high daily rate, you would think that the proprietor would do more to ensure that the apartment was clean on arrival. It should also be noted that while the apartment is listed as air conditioned, only the bedroom is: a large, wheeled AC unit vents out into the alley, which requires you to leave the bedroom door open. The rest of the apartment was sweltering in the 36 C / 100 F heat of a Roman August.
Also, if you are taller than 5'4", the bed will be too short for you and your feet will hang off the edge. A comfortable bed, but too short for most.
Dear Matthew, apologies for the fact that the apartment was not cleaneed upon your arrival. What happened is a confusion on dates with the cleaning service I use; the simply failed to come; their fault, but obviously also my fault. What I do not understand is why you did not notify me immediately of this, I could have had them coming in a couple of hours. All problems, including the shower leakin' (it has been filled by previous guests) could have been fixed easily.
Andrea was responsive to e mail and text messages and arranged for our easy access to the apartment on our arrival. The apartment is lovely and has a superb location.
Lejligheden ligger i det mest hyggelige område i Rom og har den bedste placering hvis man vil bo i mit byen. Andrea var altid hurtig med svar hvis der var noget vi havde brug for at vide.... Vil man bo midt i Rom er dette en lejlighed jeg stærkt kan anbefale.
We had a great time at Andrea's apartment. The location was perfect and it was lovely to be a part of our own little piazza.
The apartment is quite dark but it was helpful early in the morning when you're trying to sleep. You just need to turn more lights on.
The internet worked perfectly and Andrea was good when we were delayed at the airport.
The cozy apartment was just as described. It is right in Piazza Pasquino and one alley from Piazza Novona.
Great location for visiting ancient Rome. Vatican is 15-20 minute walk but apartment is near a main bus route. My wife and I got a 3 day hop on / off bus pass, so used that in addition to walking. We had great weather last week of June. 90 everyday so the bedroom AC was nice.
The apartment just has a portable AC unit so we just used it for sleeping.
Very adequate. Definitely recommend to use this apartment. It made our first trip to Rome memorable
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About the Host, Andrea
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.