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.
Baby crib on request is 10.00 euro per night
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.
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.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Pull-out Sofa|
|Extra people:||$29 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||4 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$771 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1714 /month|
I absolutely loved the apartment in Via del Portico d'Ottavia. The location is fantastic - an easy walk to all of the important sights, 20 minutes to the Vatican, and 30 minutes walking to Termini. The building itself is gorgeous - in fact John Ruskin even thought it interesting enough to draw it. The apartment, while small, seems very spacious and is very comfortable. The kitchen is very comfortable for cooking - you have a full stove top and oven. The internet connection is very fast and never once were there any problems with it, I stayed here for a month in December, and it was perfect, but I am sure that it is great for shorter stays as well. Michele was very welcoming and a very generous host - it was a pleasure interacting with him, and I would always hear back from him within a few hours, be it for tips about where to shop and what to see, or for questions about the apartment. Overall, this apartment was a memorable experience. Do yourself a favor and stay here!
We stayed four days in the studio in Via Portico d'Ottavia and can generally recommend it. In detail:
+ Location: In the heart of the old Jewish ghetto the apartment is not only located in a beautiful area and surrounded by good bars and restaurants but it is also in the center (and thus: walking distance) between Vatican city, Trastevere, Trevi and the colosseum. In my opinion the best place to be in Rome if you like to avoid taxis or public trandport.
+ Michele is a very nice and helpful host.
- On the downside the apartment would need a better bed (it was a sofa with a bad mattress). Michele has promised to replace the bed immediately after our stay. Thumbs up!
Recommendation (for most apartments in central Rome): Bring your ear plugs.
Wir waren 5 Tage zu zweit in Rom und waren total zufrieden mit der Wohnung. Sie ist super zentral und in einem wunderschönen Viertel gelegen. Alle Sehenswürdigkeiten sind zu Fuß erreichbar. Die Wohnung ist nichts besonderes aber total in Ordnung und sauber. Wir können die Wohnung nur empfehlen.
Michele is a very pleasant host and always helpful by e-mail or phone with any inquiries regarding both the apartment and Rome in general. The apartment/studio is small but has all the needed utilities including well-functioning wifi. The apartment is located at a car-free square but instead restaurants and sweeping-machines can be a little noisy in the late hours or early mornings, although this was no big issue. Recommended.
Michele is a superb host who graciously welcomes you with valuable info on the neighborhood and Rome. The flat is clean and perfectly located in the Jewish Ghetto, a magic historical area in the heart of Rome with it's own virtues as well as being situated close to everything else. Ruins at the end of the street, delicious restaurants, bakeries, coffee bars, and a health food store all downstairs on Via Del Portico d'Ottavia. We walked everywhere and only took public transportation to and from the airport during our 4 night stay. As for the noise, from a NYC London dweller - you want central/you get noise! My advice is to either shut the blinds, which we found worked well, or stay in the countryside. It was heartbreaking to leave and I look forward to returning to this flat in the future. It's a pleasure to find Michele and this fantastic flat though Airbnb - Thank you!
Cozy studio in a really great location. Michele was a great host and helped us with whatever needs we had. I would recommend this apartment to anyone.
Great place! The apartment is lovely, clean and well equipped with good wifi and some Rome-related books and information. It's quite cosy (especially if shared by 3 people) and the shower is the smallest I've ever come across, but it was so hot that the floor dried very quickly. The biggest bonus is the location - it's very central without being surrounded by tourists, and you can walk everywhere. There was a bit of noise from the street below until 1am or thereabouts, but that didn't bother us. Michele was a great host and we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
A fantastic location and the ceiling fan keeps the place a bit cooler even though it's hot during the Roman summers! I stayed in this apartment for a month and a half and absolutely loved the neighborhood. The place is fully furnished with plenty of cooking appliances and a lovely view out the window. The shower is very small but as long as you know that going into it, it shouldn't be a problem. Street noise was rarely a problem for me, because you can shut the shutters which blocks out some noise. The street is extremely safe and well lit even late at night, and you can walk to sites/museums very easily! A lovely stay...
We stayed in Michele's apartment for a week. The location is excellent, with many amenities close by including a slightly less touristy feel in the ghetto. The public square is directly below the historic apartment building, and you will find many tour guides stopping to talk about the structure. Make sure to bring earplugs if you are sensitive to noise at night - as the square was occupied all hours of the night. We had the opportunity to experience how the nature of the square changed with each night - it gave us unique insight into the day to day lives of those who made the square a regular stop during their evenings. Good restaurants and ancient monuments are but a stone's throw away. If you are not one for glitz and glitter, but prefer a genuine vacation experience - stay here! You just cannot beat the location! Also, Michele was extremently helpful and responsive - no issues whatsoever with communication.
This is a well located cozy studio, a little bit noisy at night, but it's
the charm of Rome. The building is amazing, as the whole neighbourhood. In a really short distance you can find a bar, some really good restaurants and a supermarket.
When it comes to cons, I have to admit that the Internet didn't work wery vell and the shower could be bigger. We didn't meet Michele, but we had a great contact by mail.