This is my parents apartment in Rome. This very solid and classic building was built in 1934 and my grandparents choosed to live there even if at the time there were sheep grazing in the street! Now the Prati-Delle Vittorie-Trionfale area is very central, very well connected with the rest of town with more than six bus lines and Cipro Musei Vaticani subway station at only two blocks of distance.
The apartment is recently renovated, at the fifth floor (sixth for the americans) with a private elevator. Two bedrooms, one big living room at the entrance has two windows, one looking at the Sain Peter Cathedral cupola and Vatican Gardens, plus the big window leading in to the pretty big, squared terrace with a view on Saint Peter and Rome's roofs. On the low ceiling corridor the small bedroom and the big bedroom, plus the bathroom. The big bedroom has a matrimoniale bed ( a double bed sized like a small king or a big queen bed), a big closet and a window with a view on the Monte Mario (where the Hilton Hotel his, near the old astronomic osservatory) wild side, topped with eucaliptus trees. The small bedroom has a vindow on the intern of the building, but is cozy and very quiet, there is a single bed and another bed under it, that can be paired in order to make a double bed.
The bathroom has been recently completly renovated, with a bathtub, bidet and a classic Italian Ideal Standard sink; the bathroom vindow is on the Monte Mario's view.
At the end of the short corridor there is the second living room, formerly, in the '40ies it was another terrace, but a very good first renovation in the '60ies gave a roof to it. The second renovation of the apartment in 1970 by my uncle ( avery good architect teaching at LaSapienza in Rome and great expert of American Architecture) gave to the apartment the modern edge that is still possible to feel even if the third renovation made it a little bit more "borghese". An american dining table cuts the ideal space of the former 1930 kitchen, underlining an astonishing view on the big cupola of Saint Peter that from that prospective seems to dominate the landscape, glowing of all the different shades of light during the day. the second living room is partially covered with other windows too, facing Monte Mario.
The kitchen is partly from 1970 with appliances from year 2000 and more recent. It is well organized and properly working.
There are a washing machine for the clothings, oven, fridge and TV.
The internet connection is available under request.
In the area there are many restaurants and very good ice cream shops, pastry places and ovens for pizza and bread. The nearby Trionfale food and vegetable farmer market is a real bless! The Vatican Museums are at 10 minutes walk and the center of Rome is at 20 minutes walk. We are at 30 minutes from the Fiumicino Airport and 20 minutes from the Termini Train Station via Metro (I would take extra time in the peek hours to reach this sites, anyway)... I hope you would enjoy the great light and energy of this family own apartment!
|Room type:||Private room|
|Extra people:||$42 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$421 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1683 /month|
It was an excellent stay!!! Just like being at home. Had my coffee and pastry ready before I got out of bed. Metro subway station only a block away. 1,50 euros gets you to most places in under 30 minutes.
My daughter and I stayed 5 nights at Francesca's apartment. It was definitely a very positive stay.
Francesca's parents, who were staying with us, were charming and fulfill all our needs. The apartment was very clean. It was pretty much what you can see in the pictures, maybe only not that bright.
I appreciated the location since I was looking for a quiet and non-touristic neighborhood. A 8 minute walk to the metro plus 20 minutes and we were in the historical center.
It's true that Italy is full of good restaurant, and Prati is no exception, we had great dinner at Dino & Tony and Siciliainbocca, both 10 minutes from the apartment. And Pizzarium (near Cipro metro station) sells really unforgettable slices of pizza.
Francesca answered all our mails quickly and was easy to communicate with.
Plus side :
Well situated if you want a quiet and offbeat district, still close to the center.
Clean, spacious and well equipped.
Minus side :
Occasional internet access not that easy, though I didn't care since I can live happily a few days without being connected.
My stay in Francesca's guesthouse was a wonderful and truly Roman experience! The apartment was always clean and comfortable and I felt well taken care of. Her parents stayed with me and made sure I had everything I needed but I also felt free to go out and enjoy the city at my discretion. They did not speak any English but were truly wonderful, hospitable hosts whose kindness and generosity I will not soon forget. I would highly recommend a stay with this Airbnb host.
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My girlfriend and I stayed with Flavia and Mario (Francesca's parents) for the first part of our Italy vacation. The room/apartment is as you see in the pictures and can be described as clean and cozy. Our hosts took very good care of us to include dinner one night and espresso in the morning(which was not expected because it was not a bed and breakfast). We did have limited contact with Francesca(although she was a phone call away) and her parents only spoke Italian. I suggest that someone in your party speaks Italian if you feel the need to communicate your needs as a guest.
When my family and I began to choose a vacation home, I immediately stopped at the home of Francesca. And we began to chat. Francesca was very attentive to us and answered all the questions that bother us. For what it thank you very much again! Before arrival we had absolutely all the necessary information and had all the contacts for communication.When we got home .. It was very cool! We arrived in the evening and first thing in the view of the city seen from the large terrace. The apartment is exactly in line with our views. Very comfortable, lots of space. Excellent Internet!The subway is very close, close an ice cream parlor and restaurant. But to cook and eat in this house was not as pleasant as eating in a restaurant!In the morning we were going to the terrace and enjoyed the city. It was wonderful!
Thank you very much! I strongly advise all of Francesca's house!
I felt so at home! My time at Francesca's parents place was wonderful. They were very hospitable and went above and beyond to ensure that I was well taken care of. The apartment is bright and cheery, and is very conveniently located right by the Metro. The hosts were the highlight of my stay in Rome! Grazie Francesca!
This is a comfortable, characterful apartment located in a pleasant neighborhood within a short walk of the Vatican and close to the subway (not to mention a really amazing pizza joint, Pizzarium!). We loved the spacious layout, terrace and fully equipped kitchen. Francesca and her family are warm, accommodating people who clearly strive to provide the best experience possible for their guests.
Shhh! this arbnb is a wonderful find, so let's keep it to ourselves shall we? ;) The location was perfect, especially for pilgrims who are keen on seeing the Pope or visiting the Vatican Museum. Or, its for those who prefer a quiet oasis away from the hordes of tourists. Cipro metro stop is approx 5 minutes walking distance. The true value of staying at Francesca's place is the chance to befriend her mom and dad who are so endearing. Knowing how to speak Italian will make for a great conversation with them, or, even if you aren't fluent, there's the universal language of food and ice cream :) The last bit of praise I would give is reserved for Francesca, who is very kindhearted and exceeded all my expectations for warmth and hospitality. I stand by what I write, so dear reader, please reserve at this airbnb and remember, let's keep it hush-hush!
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