About this listing
All'archetto di via Giulia is in Via Giulia, the most beautiful street in Rome, at the second floor (with elevator) of a 17th century building. Less than 5 minutes walking from Piazza Farnese, Campo dei Fiori, Piazza Navona and Trastevere. Less than 15 minutes from Vatican, Pantheon, Ghetto and Sinagoge.
On the mezzanine there is a double bedroom with a double/twin bed and ensuite bathroom (with Jacuzzi bathtub)
Downstairs a second small bedroom perfect for a single bed but where it's possible to have a double bed or twin beds.
There are also a second bathroom (with a big shower box), a big dining/living room with a double sofa-bed and a kitchenette very well equipped.
Air conditioning, satellite 40" HD television with Sky international channels, wi-fi internet signal and PC use are free.
The apartment is complete with sheets and towels, without breakfast.
A mobile phone is available for the guests.
The price doesn't include the city tax: 2 euros/night per person over 10 years old.
The whole apartment
Interaction with Guests
During the reservation activity, at the check-in and check-out and if the guests need help.
Very central and characteristic zone
Bus stop on the Lungotevere and in Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
No pets allowed and no smoking apartment.
Standard check-in after 12 pm; standard check-out before 10 am.
Different check-in and check-out can be agreed with the owner, if possible.
Due to a double booking, we actually stayed at one of Giancarlo's other apartments, just north of the Piazza del Popolo. Giancarlo was professional and informative, and the apartment was huge! While not a central location, we could easily walk most places or take public transport nearby. Highly recommend Giancarlo and his apartment!
Giancarlo was very helpful for us in answering questions and finding a place for one night extra. The mobile phone in the apartment is handy to speak with Giancarlo.
We were with 4 persons (Dutch) in the Via Giulia apartment. It was well equipped. I have a doubt if cooking for 6 is convenient.
The location of the apartment is central in Rome: 50 meters from Ponte Sisto, near Trastevere and Campo di Fiore. Almost every place of interest can be reached by walking.
On the AirBnb website we didn’t found a remark about the township tax which you have to pay to Giancarlo (2 euro / person, night). It is an extra cost above the price of the apartment. Giancarlo promised to correct the website.
There is a very busy road along the Tiber and a busy crossroad nearby the apartment (the apartment is on the corner and on the first floor). So it is very noisy, also at night. Use earplugs or accept it. Giancorla admitted this and told us he wants to change the single glass windows in double. (Till then 4 stars and not 5) .
Overall our experience staying at All'archetto was great.
First of all, it's a great location. It's centrally located - just a short stroll from Campo di Fiore and a block from Palazzo Farnese. I've been to Rome a number of times and love this area. However, I was concerned about staying too close to the market, which can be quite noisy at night. Via Guilia turned out to be perfect; it's just far enough to be quiet at night while still close to most attractions, including Trastevere, which is just across the bridge.
The apartment is clean, comfortable and well kept. It was configured with an upstairs double bed (actually two twin mattresses on double bed frame) and a win bed in a separate room downstairs. We would have preferred a proper double bed, but it was comfortable nonetheless. I believe the flat can be set up differently depending on the guests.
The heating, which also doubles as an AC, worked fine, (it was chilly at night when we were there in early March), as did the other equipment including the wireless internet. There was also a washing machine, hair dryer and ironing equipment, a netbook to access the internet, and a mobile phone. (We didn't need the phone but assume it was made available for guests to use with a locally bought phone card.)
It was just the two of us but I would say that the flat can accommodate four people very comfortably. Six people is doable, but for longer stays it could get a bit tight. This last point is particularly true if you plan to prepare regular meals. The fridge and kitchenette were fine for us, but it might be a challenge for groups of four or more people.
Last but not least, our host, Giancarlo, was extremely helpful and nice. He was responsive to all of our questions and when it turned out that we had to leave a day earlier than planned he was understanding and went to great lengths to ensure everything was properly settled with Airbnb, for him and for us. We really appreciated his effort.
All-in-all the apartment was nice and Giancarlo was a great host.
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About the Host, Giancarlo
Ciao, sono Giancarlo, facevo l'ingegnere fino a quando ho deciso di smettere ed iniziare questa nuova attività da lasciare ai miei figli. Ho la passione per la barca a vela e per lo sci.