Portico d'Ottavia the heart of Rome. This full-furnished charmy studio apartment is located in the heart of the old Jewish Ghetto and is only 5 minutes walking from Trastevere, Campo de Fiori, Piazza Navona, The Pantheon and Piazza Venezia.
The property is located at the 3rd floor (without elevator) of a famous ancient building of the area. The entire area around the property is pedestrian.
The flat is composed by a living room with a regular double bed, plus an additional single bed in the same area, a bathroom with shower, a kitchen, two windows that face on Via del Portico d'Ottavia and Piazza delle Cinque Scole, washing machine, TV with cable, ceiling fan and iron. The unit is planty of natural light.
Final cleaning for 2 people is euro 40.00 (included in the price).
Final cleaning for 3/4 people is euro 60.00
Baby crib on request is 10.00 euro per night
Electricty and gas for period over 4 nights are not included. The final cost of the elctricity will be calculated on the base of real consume.
Example: The electric meter sign Kw 0 when you check in.The electric meter sign Kw 15 when you check out.
The real consume is 15 Kilowatt
15 x 0.35 cents= 5,25 euro
On July 31st 2013 I set up in the flat a router Wifi for High Speed Internet Connection.
I apologise with my previous customer that complained about the old USB KEY Internet System.
At your arrival I will provide to give you a full explanation of the area around the flat with info regarding supermarkets, bank, pharmacy, shops, hostarias and restaurants, historical sites to visit and (website hidden) about Rome. A detailed description of the property and a number to call for any kind of information about Rome. During your Holiday you will never be alone!
From 12:00 up to 19:30.
From 19:30 up to 22:00 an extra fee of € 30 is due.
From 22.00 up to 00:00 an extra fee of € 40 is due.
From 00.00 up to 01:30 an extra fee of € 50 is due.
Interaction with Guests
I interact with my guess during the entire period of the rent.
All the main public transports are located few meters far from the flat, less than 1 minutes walking.
In the apartment is not allowed to organise party at any time.
Thank you, Michele, for everything! Your apartments are the best places to visit Rome! Excellent location to walk and watch all Rome sights.
I really enjoyed my stay at Michele's flat. It's tiny, but well laid out, very clean and well equipped. It is right in the centre of town which allows quick access to all major milestones of the cities. Connecting withe Michele before and during the trip has been very easy. He is very responsive and ready to help out with anything. For info, there is an extra fee for late arrivals that is clearly mentioned in the description of the flat, but I missed it out...
I had a great time in the apartment. I was there for almost five weeks, much longer than most, so naturally I noticed a few problems but, as soon as I brought them to Michele's attention, he not only addressed them but also expressed appreciation for my having raised them. Short term renters often don't bother with problems. The location is fantastic, it is an experience of a special kind to live in a 15th c. building, and the apt is well furnished. You can walk almost anywhere from the apartment and the public transportation is also excellent. It would be nice if there were a few drawers. And sometimes it is a bit noisy at night, but the benefits outweigh these. I would definitely rent the place again in the future when I am next in Rome.
If anyone out there keeps kosher, this apartment is also paradise--you are in the heart of Rome's Jewish community and its restaurants. Kosher gelato at your fingertips, and a great bakery next door.
The biggest problem I had was not with Michele but with the Airbnb process of renting the apartment. I am not sure why it repeatedly happened, but the rental fee for the apartment would be wrong again and again on the site even though we agreed on the cost. In the end Michele and I settled all differences, but something was wrong with the Airbnb procedure.
This appartment has the best localisation that you can expect in the heart of Roma and near of all of mains monuments.
Furthermore the Guetto district is a lovely place very typical and pleasant.
The appartment is beautiful and confortable
So I advise this place to your Roma vacation !
I cannot imagine a more gracious and accommodating host in all of Italy than Michele Bondi! He made our five week stay in his flat the most wonderful experience. He is extremely attentive to his guests and his knowledge of Rome added immeasurably to our experience. He owns multiple flats around Rome, so if you are unable to book one this one, please ask him about his other properties.
His flat was perfect for us as its location is right in the middle of everything and we were able to walk to most of the places we wanted to visit. We used the ceiling fan all the time and the flat was quite comfortable at all hours of the day and night.
Overall, we are more than satisfied with our stay and would highly recommend staying in a flat owned and managed by Mr. Michele Bondi. We feel we have a friend in Rome now and would jump at the opportunity to stay in one of his flats on our next visit to Rome.
Finally, I do have one intense criticism that I cannot let go by without stating emphatically: Mr. Michele Bondi is so much MORE handsome in person than his picture on Airbnb would let on and we would urge him to post another photo that truly represents him. My wife and I are in total agreement on this important point.
P.S. If you are planning on using the train system in Italy to visit different areas I found that (website hidden) was a totally unworkable site! However, (website hidden) was excellent! I was very user friendly and I was able to book train trips in a matter of minutes.
P.S.S. The kosher gelato at the bottom of the stairs next to Mr. Bondi's flat is EXCELLENT. (email hidden) is their website and please tell Laura that Dan and Maria say buon giorno!
Michele was an excellent host!!!! Very charmful and informative! His apartment was everything I imagined and better. (clean, tidy, hot water... there is no A/C but he is working on that) It is located in the heart of the Old Jewish Ghetto (very private neighborhood and RICH in history). There is also security that patrols the area. It's a 5 minute walk from the popular Trastevere and about an average walk of 20 minutes to the other popular tourist attractions. (Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain....etc...) however, you will need a taxi if you want to visit Vatican City. If you really want to learn about the area, download the Rick Steve's podcast. He takes through the historic neighborhood and explains the history of the area. It made appreciate staying there even more.
Staying at Michele's apartment was one of the best choices I made for my first time visiting Italy!!! I will be back in 5 years Michele! :) Hope to stay there again!
Michele's place is amazing! Not too far from all of the major sites, and the setup is lovely. The neighborhood is great! Amazing food just down the street, a great market over at Campo Fiori, and just a short walk to Palatine Hill, the Coliseum, Piazza Navona, and more.
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My family is in Tourism business since 1968 and our passion is still strong.
My goal is to improve year by year my services and to collaborate with all our customers to better organize their journey in the properties located in the heart of Rome.
The difference between me and my competitor is the seriously in business, the quality of the services, the kindness of my personnel, the availabilities in solving problems linked to the vacation in the flats.
My catchword is “ THE ART OF HOSPITALITY”