A charming apartment for experts entirely wood made by the sure touch of a local old craftsman – Sir Fausto – who lived and worked in “Campo de’ Fiori” area at the beginning of the twentieth century. The apartment is especially cozy because of the recent remodelling.
The “Bollo” is a magic, enchanting place; It will be like living on a boat in the heart of the city, far from any noise even you are less than one hundred meters far from Campo de’ Fiori where every morning (except on Sunday), starting from the dawn, you can see the most characteristic and coloured market of flowers, fruit and vegetables in the city.
The “Bollo” is a perfect lovely nest, enriched by its ancient vault-ceiling, the original sixteenth century peperino-marble capitals (peperino is a volcano tuff which is grey with black little grains like peppergrains; this kind of stone is found in the Albani hills near Rome), the porthole-windows – in peperino marble as well – which belonged to the ancient fifteenth century convent, basis of the recent building.
The apartment consists of one room perfectly acclimatized (air conditioned) and endowed with an elegant cooking alcove.
Free wifi Internet connection!
The flat can accommodate up to four people; the two sleeping areas furnished with refined upholstery and both fitted with a comfortable double bed are positioned on two typical wooden lofts which look each other, reached by two staircase-wardrobes that are in harmony with the open space.
The apartment is situated on the ground floor facing a characteristic courtyard where you can see a nice little fountain. Completing the loft a modern dining-table and a comfortable sofa which coverts into another double bed.
The bathroom, like the whole floor of the house is made of pricks. It contains a shower and is well stocked with everything that guests need (towels, soap, shampoo).
The location of the apartment is exceptional as you are extremely close to all the classic sights of Rome. Castle Sant’Angelo, Saint Peter’s, Piazza Navona, Campo de’ Fiori and the Pantheon are all no more than an easy three minute walk.
Vicolo del Bollo goes from Via del Pellegrino (the ancient road travelled by the pilgrims who used to reach San Peter’s) to via dei Cappellari (where still today the last roman real carpenters go on doing woodwork).
The toponym of the lane comes from the “Ufficio del Bollo” established in 1608 by a notification which ordered the jewellers to work just pure gold and silver and masters of the mint to check and brand (or seal) the works. The jewellers lived in via del Pellegrino; after finishing their works they used to go “al Bollo” right to seal their works. At the beginning of the lane there is a sacred image which is protected by a glass.
The perfect starting point to best enjoy the best of the eternal city!
Queste non vogliono assolutamente essere regole di comportamento, sono semplici consigli di buon senso ed educazione.
These are not behaviour rules, but just some advice of good sense and education.
Cerca di rispettare il silenzio di vicolo del Bollo e di questo condominio, i “tuoi” vicini lo apprezzeranno molto.
Try to respect Vicolo del Bollo silence and the quiet of this condominium, your neighbours will appreciate it very much.
Usa la cucina a tuo piacimento e cerca di lasciarla in ordine per chi verrà dopo di te.
You can use the kitchen as you want but please leave it in order for the next guests.
Ricordati di spegnere sempre le luci ed il condizionatore d’aria quando esci dall’appartamento: il risparmio energetico è un problema che riguarda tutti.
Please remember to turn the lights and the air conditioned off when you leave the flat: saving energy is a problem which regards everybody.
Evita di fumare nell’appartamento, proteggerai il legno, la tappezzeria e rispetterai chi, magari non fumatore, lo abiterà dopo di te.
Try not to smoke in the flat. In this way you will the wood and tapestry too. You will also respect people, perhaps not smokers, who will live the flat after you.
Grazie e buon soggiorno
Thank you and have a nice holiday
Very welcoming and good communication. The place was very clean and in a great location! The apartment is super cute, and the two lofts are quite nice. Be mindful that the kitchen is very small. Not really a problem if you want to eat out at all the great restaurants nearby. Good wifi.
We had an excellent stay.
A beautiful location and perfect facilities for our break in Rome.
Alessandro recommended a couple of restaurants which were fantastic and excellent value.
We will definitely stay here again.
Ale was a superb host and we enjoyed our time in his "boat". The location is central to everything in Rome. The beds were comfortable and the apartment was very clean. We loved the little hobbit house and would love to return!
Excelente lugar y ubicacion, queda cerca de la mayoria de los lugares turisticos y esta situado enCampo di Fiori que es un lugar que tiene todo, comida rica, bares y mucha diversion! Ale y su esposa tuvieron la gentileza de esperarnos 2 hs porque se nos atraso el vuelo. Le agradecemos a ambos por todo lo que nos brindaron en nuestra estadia en Roma, la hicieron mucho mas magica de lo que fue =)
L'appartement était nickel: très propre, très fonctionnel; un peu sombre mais le but du voyage n'était pas d'y passer nos journées!
Tous les sites historiques de Rome étaient accessibles à pied; et les commerces étaient au bout de la rue.
Les propriétaires ont toujours été présents pour répondre aux questions et même nous louer un taxi et nous prêter un lit parapluie.
Un grand MERCI
Die 1-Zimmer-Wohnung liegt sensationell zentral in der Nähe des Campo de' Fiori (dort gibt es täglich einen Markt) und alle bekannteren Sehenswürdigkeiten sind entweder nahebei (kurzer Fussweg z.B. zur Piazza Navona, Engelsburg oder zum Vatikan) oder mit einem ausgedehnten Spaziergang zu erreichen (z.B. Kolosseum, Forum Romanum, Piazza Venezia). Unterwegs wird man sicher noch viele Dinge entdecken und anschauen, die man vorher noch nicht auf dem Besichtigungsplan hatte! :)
Mit einer kleinen Kochnische und einem Bad mit Dusche ist das "charming boat" ausreichend ausgestattet. Zum Kochen kommt man eigentlich kaum, da rundherum genügend Restaurants vorhanden sind und auch das Vergnügungsviertel Trastevere direkt einmal über den Tiber gelegen ist.
Bei der Ankunft empfing uns der Gastgeber Alessandro sehr freundlich an der Wohnung und gab uns auch sehr gute Tipps zum Einkaufen und Essen gehen. Alles in allem eine sehr gute und empfehlenswerte Unterkunft, die wir bei einer nächsten Romreise sicherlich wieder buchen werden!
(Wir waren 3 Personen und blieben 1 Woche)
Our host was fantastic, our flight had been delayed by 45 minutes and they still met us with the key and gave us great information on local supermarkets, butchers and bakers. The apartment was in the perfect location, right round the corner from the market which was handy. It was withing walking distance from all of the sights as it was very central. The apartment was clean and homey, looked exactly like the pictures.
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I am Alessandro, born in Rome and in love with my city... I am on call 24/7 and do my best to help people have the best experience possible during their stay. Archeology is my first passion, then food and good wine (my wife is a sommelier).
I think that living in Rome means… walking through the streets of history, where around every corner you come upon an architectural wonder, written about in history books, or a museum rich with original and important works of art – all objects of beauty that were created for your enjoyment by artists throughout more than two thousand years of history... discovering that, even during winter – when the entire peninsula is under snow, from the Alps to Sicily – you can enjoy sun-drenched spring-like days, guaranteed from the affectionate and protective embrace of the Abruzzo Apenines. Rome is the only city in Italy where the sun is always brilliant and the moderate temperatures never end....To experience the constant struggle between christianity and paganism; to worship the beauty of the eighteenth century churches while bowing to the graces of the ancient temples. ... To stop in at the local shops and chat for a while with real Romans who can be sceptical, are often impatient, but underneath it all they’re big-hearted.
What I wanna say is that no one of my guests should come away from a visit to Rome, eternal city of history and art, without having relished the experience completely, in the best way possible, and with a full understanding of her finest characteristics…