The Angels of the Mysterious Home

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via degli Scipioni, Rome, Lazio 00192, Italy

The Space

The apartment is located on the second floor (first for Italy) of an elegant, recently renovated building built in the early 1900's. It is only a few steps from the subway line A station "Ottaviano - S.Pietro", in the heart of the tony Prati neighborhood and faces a nice and silent internal courtyard. The entrance of the apartment is from a private stairs from the court itself. This gives the apartment, especially at night, a magical atmosphere which impressed my younger son who kept naming the place, "The Mysterious Home"...

The apartment has two big window-doors leading to the long balcony and composed by two large rooms with high ceilings (about 4 m). One of the rooms is partially occupied by a fancy and romantic mezzanine hosting a loft style bedroom (the size of the mattress is 150x190 cm).


A comfortable convertible sofa bed allows to host two additional guests. By request, a fifth guest may be hosted in a convertible single bed.

The apartment is provided with every kind of comfort: the kitchen is fully equipped with pans, dishes and accessories, and it has a gas stove, electric oven, microwave oven, refrigerator and vent hood.

The bathroom has its own window, a comfortable 70*90 cm. shower, a large sink, wc, bidet, hairdryer and a washing machine. There are towels, blankets, sheets, a flat screen TV, radio, CD player, heating, unlimited hot water, iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner. Moreover:

>>> Complimentary mobile phone with Italian SIM card
>>> Free Internet WIFI ADSL

There is no air conditioning since the thick stone walls of the building protect the apartment during the hot season. There is a big ceiling fan in each of the two rooms.

Some pieces of antique furniture and a few Italian art reproductions inspire a charming and particular atmosphere: on the bedroom ceiling there is a Mantegna's "Bridal Chamber" reproduction while a full size Leonardo's "Annunciation" welcomes the guests at the home entrance.

The neighborhood is full of life. Just around the corner there are good restaurants and fantastic pizzerias, a fruit market, grocery stores, bar, supermarket. Via Cola di Rienzo, a few blocks away, is one of the main places for the Roman shopping.

The Vatican Museums, St. Peter and Castel S. Angelo are within walking distance. The city center can be easily reached with a short promenade or by subway (just three stops to the Spanish Steps).

Guest Access

Guests will have exclusive access to the apartment.

Interaction with Guests

I will welcome guests in person unless some emergency arises. Should I not be there, some close friend of mine will come to guide you through the apartment and the neighborhood.

Getting around

The neighborhood is served by the subway and by several lines of buses.

Other Things to Note

Do not make noise in the court: do not talk at a loud voice when you get back home and do not drag trolleys at your check in and check out time.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $21 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $3559 /month
Security Deposit: $214
Cleaning Fee: $50
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Best experience with AIRBNB so far. Mario gave us great advice on restaurants, was consistently available, and very friendly. I am thrilled we were able to stay at Mario's apartment and will definitely stay here in the future when in Rome.

    April 2014
  • Unfortunately, we spent just three days at Mario's apartments, but during this time we met an extraordinary man, extremely responsive , respectful and responsible. Mario's apartments - just gorgeous: the area around, is so Italian and the major sights are just in a few steps. It is a rare occasion to meet so pleasant person as Mario. If i come to Rome one more time, definitely i will stay at Mario's place!!!
    P. S. I have never seen so responsible person as Mario!!!!!!!!!!
    P. S. S. I am just fascinate with this super grate apartments and the filings which you received from this place.

    November 2013
  • Mario hospitability leaves you speachless. Very warm welcome, ready to help at any step of the stay We arrived late so he took care of first kit neccesity for breakfast. As for the appartement, perfect, clean, quiet (as we were there with the kids), all you need is there, beds are very good. Best location you can imagine, 5 min walks to the Vatican and Castello St Angelo, cross the river and you are in Piazza Navonna. Not much need of public transportation eventhough it is all there - metro-2 min walk, tramway and bus lines. Area just livelly enough and you can find all around, grocery store, bakery, restaurants, pizzerias, the shopping area is just 2 roads away. I would warmly recommend the place, not only for its location but most of all because of Mario. When back in Rome, with familly or without, I will be back at Mario's.

    November 2013
  • It was the third time in this wonderful home in Roma. Je voudrais que cet appartement soit juste à moi. J'espère pouvoir y revenir encore et encore ... Mario is so much more than just a host. He's a wonderful person who really want to take care of the other like if you were a part of his family. Il m'attendait à la station Termini avec un immense sourire et la joie de me revoir, ce qui est fabuleux puisque je voyage seule. Il a eu la délicatesse de me faire une épicerie afin de me permettre de me reposer un peu à mon arrivée. Penso che l'angelo della casa misteriosa sia Mario. I watch him sometimes with other people and he's just so nice with every one. Take care so much of you. It was hard to leave my home in Roma and I just wish to go back there soon. Merci du plus profond de mon coeur Mario!!! Nathalie de Montréal, Canada

    October 2013
  • Mario's is such an amazing host. He is so caring. He was there to meet us and gave us really good advice about the neighborhood. The apartment was gorgeous, clean, and safe. The area is great, it's quiet but has lots of great restaurants. I am blown away my Mario's hospitality skill. It was a great experience staying here.

    October 2013
  • Это лучшие апартаменты в Риме. Ватикан в 5-ти минутах, метро в 3-х. Квартира очень красивая. Всем очень рекомендую.

    October 2013
  • Die Wohnung ist super schön, zentral gelegen, ruhig, im Sommer schön kühl, hat alles, was man braucht. Mario ist immer erreichbar, gibt gute Tipps und hilft bei Problemen. In der Nähe befindet sich der Petersdom, gute Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, ein großer Markt (Trionfale), wo die Einheimischen einkaufen, nette Restaurants und Bars. Die Metrostation ist gleich um die Ecke. Ich kann die Wohnung ohne Einschränkungen empfehlen.

    October 2013
  • What a beautiful time in Roma with my 3 children and me ! Mario was so nice and his flat very pleasant, very quiet .
    I hope come back and I will choose another time this flat !
    Mario is very helpful and reliable.
    And he speaks very very well french !! amazing !!
    many thanks and see you soon !!

    August 2013
  • Mario's apartment is just wonderful. The apartment is very big and clean. Fully functional and tastefully decorated. The location was very nice, very close to Vantican. Mario is a most welcoming host I've even seen. He recommended us many places and restaurants to go to, and he even help us to print a ticket and brought the ticket to us himself. Thanks so much! Totally recommend it!

    July 2013
  • Mario's place is highly recommended if you're in Rome. Very near the Metro and the Vatican City. The place is big, clean and the bed in the loft is great. Mario as a host gave the best tips ever (where to eat, where to go and even helped us with the train schedule). If I were in Rome again, I would definitely stay at his place.

    July 2013
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Liceo E. Q. Visconti Roma, Sapienza Universita' di Roma, Columbia University New York
I will do my best to provide a home away from home experience and I will also be pleased to give you hints and suggestions to better organize your trip in Italy. The apartment is warm and fascinating, located in one of the best truly roman neighborhoods. You won't feel like a tourist.... Get in touch !
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