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
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.
Алесандро великолепный хозяин. Встретил нас около квартиры и дал подробные инструкции. Квартира полностью соответсвует описанию и фото.Квартира очень оригинальная и стильная. Есть все необходимое для проживания.Расположение великолепное, везде можно дойти пешком. В следующий наш визит в Рим обязательно остановимся еще раз у Алесандро. Огромное спасибо за прекрасные римские каникулы!
What a beautifull and cozy charming boat, right in the center of Rome. Alessandro was a good host and gave us some good advice. We recommend 'Frigidarium' for the best ice cream in Italy! Thanks Alessandro for everything and we will definitely come back. Ciao! All the best from Jeroen Lisanne Jeroen Alicia.
Alessandro has been a great host since we booked the apartment, answering ours questions and giving good advices about Rome. The apartment is fantastic. Our little daughter had a lot of fun going up and down from bed to bed. The location is wonderful. Campo de Fiori is one of the best neighbourhood in Rome with lots of restaurants and cafes. The most important thing is that you can see all the main attractions by foot. Simply perfect.
How charming these 3 days for 3 friends on alessandro's "boat" parked right in the city center!!! Alessandro was a great guide for us to easily reach vicollo del bollo from the airport; he welcomed us with a great smile andwarmth despite ourbelated arrival... And took time to welcome us and give pieces of advice about the good places to go for excellent italian food. Super place to walk absolutely everywhere! And then go back to calm ans quietness ah the flat. Bref, super!
We were welcomed at the door by Alessandro - the apartment was heated nicely for us which, when coming from an Australian summer, was very much appreciated! There was a map of the area and Alessandro was kind enough to answer our many questions along with giving us an idea of taxi costs etc. The apartment is in an excellent location and whilst compact is very comfortable. We were able to walk everywhere and there was plenty of choices for eating very close by.Thank you Ale for a wonderful stay.
Alessandro made our trip into an amazing one. It was my first time using Airbnb and it won't be my last. We were greeted at the apartment and given a tour of with do's and do nots and we were even shown where he'd recommend us to go for dinner.
Very quick at responding and very friendly - Would love to come back to Rome and stay in the apartment again!
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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 guest 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…