Your home holiday next to S. Peter

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Delle Fornaci, Rome, Lazio 00165, Italy
Your host, Giovanna
12 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Only 300 mt. far from St. Peter comfortable apartment (80 mq.) entryway, wide living room with sofa-bed and front balcony, two bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom with height-adjustable shower, two balconies, fully furnished. The spacious kitchen is large enough for dining and is fitted with new appliances, modern gas stove and oven, sink, fridge/freezer, kettle, american coffee maker and all what is necessary for meals.
The back balcony includes the clothes horse and a cupboard for cleaningware. the front one a table and four chairs, and you can see a slice of Michelangelo's cupola too.
In the apartment one finds also the washing machine, the ironing board and the iron, hair-drier, WIFI internet connection. A/C.
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 150 mt. far from the building, a bakery, a fruitshop, restaurants, bars and pizzerias along the street.
The quarter is lively during the day but quite calm in nighttime. You can walk downtown if you afre a strong walker, but there is a fast, frequent and useful bus (n.64)that crosses all downton if you prefere.
Baby bedd available.

Minimum price is up to 4 people and depends on the number of guests. Under 14 have a 20% discount.
Additional costs:
- Final cleaning euro 25 (but the kitchen must be lesft clean or more 20 euro);
- City tax 2 euro per person over 10 per day (max 10 days).
- A/C (upon request) 9 euro per day.
-Check in after 8 pm and before 8 am 30 euro

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 5
Extra people: $28 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1543 /week
Monthly Price: $6312 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • 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....

    July 2014
    Response from Giovanna:

    Hello Kenneth,
    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?

    July 2014
  • 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.

    June 2014
    Response from Giovanna:

    Hello Stephanie,
    thank you for your kind review.
    I'm sorry about your problem with the blind: is it that of the front or back terrace? Let me know please.
    However I'm glad that you enjoyed your holiday and our apartment.
    Have a nice day
    Kind regards

    June 2014
  • 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

    June 2014
    Response from Giovanna:

    Hello Carl.
    thank you for your kind review.
    About the trip from the railstation until our building I could have sent you a link to (website hidden) maps with the road map, but unfortunately I didn't think and you didn0t asked me... I'm sorry...

    June 2014
  • 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.

    May 2014
  • 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

    April 2014
  • We had a lovely stay at Giovanna's apartment near St. Peter's Square during our weeklong visit to Rome over the holidays. First of all, it was great to arrive at the airport and have someone meet us to take us straight to the apartment. Giovanna had arranged a taxi service to pick us up as we requested. The apartment was as presented online and it suited us well. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen and bathroom were well equipped. It was also important for us to have a washer in the apartment. The internet worked very well. Giovanna was very kind and took care of any concerns we had about the heating right away. We were given fresh towels midweek which was great. And we were pleasantly surprised on New Year's Eve with a gift of sparkling wine and panettone!

    Because the apartment is so close to the Vatican we were able to make several trips to see St. Peter's and the museum. We even heard the Pope speak from a window on Sunday at noon. The apartment is close to a stop for Bus 64 which takes you straight into the heart of Rome. There are also a grocery shop, a bakery and many restaurants nearby. We really enjoyed the Chinese restaurant Yu Qui Ling. Giovanna gave us some good restaurant recommendations and Osteria dei Pontefici served us the best meal we had during our stay in Rome.

    All in all we left very happy with our stay in Giovanna's apartment and with our visit to the Eternal City. We hope to return someday!

    January 2014
  • Goed appartement vlakbij Vaticaanstad, dus een perfecte ligging voor een bezoek aan Rome. Bus stopt in de straat, supermarkt, bakker en diverse restaurantjes en winkeltjes op loopafstand.
    Er is wel veel lawaai vanaf de straat, maar ja het is ook midden in Rome.
    Inrichting appartement voldoende, alles aanwezig.
    Jammer, geen zon in het appartement of op het balkon, dus binnen een beetje somber.
    Eigenaresse erg vriendelijk.

    October 2013
  • We stayed in Giovanna's flat during our 6 day vacation in Rome.

    It is a nice, large apartment located very close to St. Peter's Basilica. There is a bakery a few steps away and a supermarket near by.

    The flat is well equipped. We found all the things we needed, and everything worked.

    Giovanna was very helpful during our stay, and she answered our emails quickly while we arranged the trip.

    I can definitely recommend the place.

    October 2013
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    October 2013
  • The apartment is located on the eastern side of the street, just a few hundred meters south of the Vatican city. Along the street there is a lot of pizzerias, icecream bars and a very nice bakery (for the morning bread) as a neighbour in the street. Yes, there is a lot of traffic daytime, but not at all unbearable, and it is less in the night. Also the jalousie takes away some of the sound, and at the samt time makes it dark in the bedrooms. We had no problem to sleep, and it was cool and nice even without AC (in june). The kitchen is perfect for a small family, easy to use. There is a partly sunny balcony with 4 chairs, perfect to use in the night when the children are asleep and you want to enjoy the mild climate, but don't want to leave the apartment. Unfortunatelly a big tree is taking away most of the view, but at the same time makes the balcony lush. The other balcony is outside the kitchen, our small children liked to be there in the mornings, in the shade. The apartment has white stone/marble floor in all rooms, feels really nice! The washingmachine made it easy to clean our small childrens shirts, perfect!
    We wanted to walk to the centre of Rome and Trastevere, but it was really hard to walk southeastwards, due to the road (no sidewalk in the southern parts), and also there is a big hill/ridge between the street and the river. We didn't know that when we arrived, but we walked north to St Peters and then eastwards to reach the centre of Rome. It was ok and only took like 15-20 minutes. We only took the bus the last day, to the station.
    It is a really nice apartment, and our children refered to it as "the hotel". We didn't meet Giovanna personally, but her nice and serviceminded son met us when we arrived. He fixed the tv the first night, and Giovanna sent some extra glasses with a maid when we asked for it.
    I recommend this apartment, we were 6 persons and it was perfect in size for us, even if the table in the kitchen is more suited for 4 (we didn't eat breakfast at the same time, so it was ok for 6 as well...).

    June 2013
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University of Rome, "La Sapienza"
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Hello, 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.
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