About This Listing
Nice flat only 5 minutes far from St. Peter, very well connected, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms and living, balcony with view of Dome. Up to 7 guests.
Services: linen, wifi, hairdryer, washing machine, microwave oven, iron, ironboard. Look at reviews!
Balcone arredato con vista sulla cupola di Michelangelo Fitted balcony with Michelangelo's dome view
Just 300 mt. far from St. Peter comfortable apartment (80 mq.) entryway, living room with double sofa-bed, two bedrooms, fitted front balcony, kitchen with back balcony, bathroom with height-adjustable shower, fully furnished. The spacious kitchen is large enough for dining (there is a table with four chairs) and is fitted with new appliances, modern gas stove and oven, sink, fridge/freezer, microwave oven, kettle, american coffee maker and all what is necessary for meals.
The back balcony includes clothes horse and acupboard for cleaningware. the front balcony has table and four chairs, and you can see a slice of Michelangelo's dome too.
In the apartment one finds also satellite TV, washing machine, ironing board and iron, hair-dryer, WIFI internet connection, air conditioning in all rooms. We love children, and we can provide up to two cots, a high chair and a stroll.
Linen and towels are provided at the start of each rental and are changed weekly (for stays longer than one week).
There is a Carrefour market less than 150 mt. far from our building, a bakery, a fruitshop, restaurants, bars and pizzerias along the street.
The quarter is safe. Lively during the day but quite calm at night. You can walk around the town if you like walking, but there is a fast, frequent and useful bus (n.64) that crosses all downton getting you close to most attractions, if you prefere.
Baby bed and stroll available.
Minimum price is up to 4 people and depends on the number of guests. After 4 people children under 6 50%, under 14 20% discount.
- City tax 3,50 euro per person over 10 years per day (max 10 days).
- Final cleaning euro 25 (but the kitchen must be lesft clean or more 20 euro);
-Check in after 8 pm and before 8 am 30 euro
Guests can enjoy an entire apartment.
Bedroom are far from one another, so everybody can enjoy his own privacy.
Living room comfortable. Kitchen is well equipped; the shower is spacious. There is a nice balcony to have breakfast enjoying the Michelangelo's Dome.
Wifi internet connection free.
Interaction with Guests
We live in the same building, and guests can always contact us if necessary.
Usually we like welcoming guests personally, unless we are out of Rome, and saying good bye when they leave.
We are available for any information. Do not hesitate to contact us.
The neighborhood is not a touristic place. Here you can live like a local resident. There are a lot of food shops (supermarket too).
The quarter is lively during the morning but quite calm at night since there is no movida (if you like it you can get there walking - about 20 minutes - or by bus).
We are really close to St Peter and its magnificence and viewing St. Peter's place by night is an exciting experience. If you like Nativity Scenes you can visit that of the roman street cleaners, open almost the whole year; it is built with small bits of stones from all over the world. The Pope visits it every year. Really beautiful and a few minutes walking away from our building.
There is a playground in 5 minutes walk, next to St. Peter’s railstation too.
In addition there are two hospitals, the Santo Spirito, near St. Peter's Square, and Il Bambino Gesù, pediatric; both are within walking distance.
Not far from us there is a wide, wonderluf public park too (Villa Pampjili) where enjoying walking and jogging, It was the country residence of a family of the Roman nobility, and so has come down to us intact. The villa itself is a representative office of the President of the Council of Ministers. Nearby there is also the Gianicolo, beautiful terrace on Rome with lots of trees and a view that embraces the whole town.
The quarter is very well connected.
Our location is only 5 minutes far away from S. Peter's railstation (from/to Fiumicino airport - change in Trastevere railstation - and Civitavecchia).
From/to the airport pick up service available (fee).
There is a free parking 200 mt far from the building (white stripes), but an indoor parking (fee) is available too.
We recommend not to use of a car to get around in Rome
64 bus is frequent, fast and crosses all downtown until Termini railstation, getting you close to most important sites to visit.
Metro is farer (beyond St. Peter) and you can't enjoy the beauty of Rome travelling underground.
You can walk too, if you like. Navona place is about 20-25 minutes far away and I love walking there. Moreover, even if downtown is very wide, you can enjoy your visit only walking, so you can go around narrow and characteristic streets, almost without cars, and discover the real soul of old Rome, that you can't see using buses on the main streets.
No pets allowed; no smoking indoor (there is a fitted balcony to do that comfortably)
No noise during rest hours (2-4 pm; after 10 pm)
Leave the kitchen clean
Respect the separate collection and dispose of waste in the bins in the street before leaving
Don't waste power, please. Switch off lights and electric devices you don't need or when you are not at home
From May 28 - 30, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
A great location to explore Rome and the Vatican. Nice, clean rooms. Lots of restaurants and cafes around. Helpful and friendly service. Traffic noise was a bit loud.
Giovanna was very open with her communication so we knew what to expect when we arrived and were given options on how to get to the apartment from the airport. She took the time to show us around the apartment and make us feel welcome. The apartment itself is very spacious, secure and had nearly everything we needed (however we did not think to ask for a toaster). The main bedroom is very quiet however the second bedroom might be a bit noisy for light sleepers. The location is good for the Vatican etc and the 64 bus is great for getting into the historic centre where most of the other tourist spots are. There are numerous bars and restaurants in the vicinity for eating out and the supermarket is just a 5 min walk away. This is a homely place to stay, certainly not in the luxury category but well located.
Our experience was very positive. The apartment was very clean, and matched the pictures on the website. The location was excellent . . . literally a 6-7 minute walk to St. Peter's Square, and a 5 minute walk to the bus stop (to the Coliseum, Roman Forum, Borghese Gallery, Pantheon etc.). The apartment is in a neighborhood which is exactly what we wanted. We felt very safe in the area. There is a grocery store on the same street a few blocks up (closes promptly at 8pm), and many smaller markets, cafes, restaurants and a bakery a few steps outside the front door! The rooms were large and all basics were provided (bedding, towels, toilet paper, paper towels). The kitchen was adequate and provided all we needed to cook simple meals. Giovanna even supplies recipes! There was also a hair dryer, iron and ironing board which came in handy. The washing machine was small, but adequate. Apparently dryers are not common! There is a large drying rack on the balcony off the kitchen which was private and served us well. There were outlet converters provided, but we had brought two of our own which seemed to work better with curling irons and straighteners. Not sure why, but the converters provided tripped the circuit breaker with certain appliances. Our laptop worked fine with the provided converter. The shower is small, and hot water runs out quickly if you are not paying attention. After the first round of showers it was never a problem for us! There is another small balcony off the front bedroom with an ice cream parlor style table and 4 chairs which was where we enjoyed our morning coffee. Wifi was included. It did not work for a day and a half . . . not sure why, but the second day when we got back to the room, it worked fine and did not impact our stay in any way. We decided to pay extra for air conditioning. We only needed to turn on 2 of the 3 air conditioners at night, and even then, our daughters turned off the one in their room because they didn't need it. We never ran them during the day . . . mainly because we weren't there, and at night when we turned them on, they cooled the rooms so quickly. We felt having the option was well worth the expense. Giovanna was gracious and quite helpful. She responded promptly to our questions. She referred us to a car service for airport pick up and drop off. That company was on time and the van was new, clean and cool. (Many taxis do not use air conditioning. This car service did.) I would absolutely stay here again. If you are looking for the luxurious hotel experience, this may not be for you. If you are looking for the experience of being in a real Italian neighborhood, this is the place!! For our family, it was definitely worth the trade off....
thank you for your kind review. I'm sorry for problems with WIFI, converters and toilet paper. I'd tried to resolve them if I knew. About WIFI it didn't work since the device is in another flat of mine, power went off and guests didn't know how to resolve it.
About washing machine you are right: in Italy dryers are not so common, but we use drying racks. It is strange that washing machine door opened during the cycle, since there is a lock to avoid this problem, and the machine doens't start if the door is open. I'll check it tomorrow.
However thank you for your tips.
One more matter: I found a battery charger (with a Canon battery inside) in a plug. What do I have to do?
Giovanna was a very responsive host. She communicated well in email and while we did not get a chance to meet her in person, everything went very smoothly. The apartment is very nice and well set up for a family of four. The kitchen had everything we needed and the terrace was a nice place to place to relax in the evenings. The location was convenient to St. Peters and also a train station. I loved the numerous food shops nearby that made it very easy to find food to fix in the apartment. I would stay here again.
Giovanna was a very good host, friendly and helpful. The apartment was ready for check in early which was much appreciated after an overnight flight. She gave us good neighborhood recommendations on restaurants and sights. The rooms were large, clean and comfortable as advertised. The train station was just a few blocks away and St Peters square was an easy eight minute walk. Giovanna lives in the same building and was available for questions and advice but never intrusive. We had a lovely stay and can highly recommend the accommodations
The apartment of Giovanna was really nice. Beds were comfortable and we had everything we needed. The neighbourhood was good, it has a few restaurants and cafeterias nearby and a carrefour market, so you can buy everything you could need. As Giovanna says in the announcement, he place it's really close to the Vatican, you can even see the dome from the balcony.
In addition Giovanna was so helpful and nice, she answered quickly the emails and replied every question we had.
I recommend the apartment, it's not so close to the very center of Rome but you have a bus at the same street that goes directly to every touristic place. You can go even walking (we did and it's very nice, because you discover beautiful places of Rome on the go). I would stay again here.
Giovanna was the perfect host. Professional, punctual, friendly, sincere, helpful, and generous. Her apartment near St. Peter Square was an awesome, safe location for exploring Rome. Steps from the Square, the Basilica, and very close to the Vatican Museum. We saw all the main sights of ancient Rome on foot. Central bus runs right outside apartment, but we never took it, preferring to walk each of three days in Rome. The apartment was absolutely spotless and huge in an older city building of just a handful of apartments. Two very large bedrooms for the 5 adults in our party to spread out, plus a huge living room, foyer, and eat-in kitchen, fully equipped. Large bathroom with excellent fixtures. Wifi, perfect! Giovanna offered advice before and when we arrived. Thank you Giovanna for your meticulous care of this wonderful space. And thanks for the Easter cake! What a nice touch! Sincerely, Nancy
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About the Host, Giovanna
my name is Giovanna. I'm still in my forties and I have a family that I love.
I like meet new people and my host style is to help guests to feel at home, telling them main thigs to know about the flat, the neighborhood and Rome.
A holiday as being at home, as if my apartment would be a really second home of every guest.