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
Thanks to Alessandro for organising a transfer for us we arrived at Alessandro's apartment safely. We have twin girls so it was easier for us. Not only is this apartment quiet and clean and very different it really is in the most fantastic location.we used the local supermarket to make picnics for the day and we ate in Campo De Flori in the evenings. A beautiful flower and fruit / veg market during the day and a square filled with entertainment during the night. You will always pay a bit more in a city for alcohol but we thought the prices for food was very good. Everyone is so friendly. You are so close to all the attractions. Alessandro we will be coming back and telling our friends all about your beautiful apartment. Thank you so much...it really was above our expectations and we give you five stars.
We enjoyed our stay in our little 'boat' very much -- it was immacutely clean, well equipped, quiet and in the best possible location. We were able to walk to everything we wanted to see. Alessandro and his wife were so welcoming and graciously helped us with our arrival and departing plans. The flat is charming and just a short walk from Campo de Fiori with its market and abundant restaurants, shops and evening entertainment.
The apartment was just as pictured and described. It was cute and cozy, with everything we needed. Alessandro and his wife met us at the apartment and explained everything in the room as well as giving great recommendations for sights, restaurants and wine! They let us check in early and everything was clean and ready for us! The apartment was a great location for walking to see everything and was very safe through a locked door to a cute shared courtyard then the front door.
We stayed at Alessandro's Charming Boat in Campo di Fiori from April 8th -12th 2015. Before we arrived, Alessandro was very quick to respond to my emails and answer any question I had. When we arrived at the apartment, his lovely wife and son were right there waiting for us. She showed us around the apartment, which is inside the street doorway and down a hall to a courtyard. It was exactly like the photos. You can tell from the photos that it will be small, but it is so quaint and cozy. The kids loved it! It had everything we needed, except for bowls, but we ate our cereal out of the cups and didn't mind. The beds were the best of the 3 apartments we rented from other people this trip. We slept very well and it was very quiet. His wife gave us very clear directions and bus routes to various tourist attractions, and it's amazing how close everything is. We loved being right in the Campo di Fiori area as it was so central to everything and the bus system was easy to navigate. I'm dreaming of coming back and would stay here in a heartbeat! We loved Rome so much!!!! The Dickinsons
Our stay at Ale and Kana's charming apartment was beautiful! We had the most wonderful stay there. It was clean and comfortable and perfectly located to see many sites in Rome. Kana met us when we arrived and told us everything we needed to know. Though she spoke to us initially in English, she switched to Japanese to speak to my daughter, a wonderful thing for both English and Japanese speaking visitors! Our communication from our request to stay there until our departure was perfect. We would be happy to stay in Ale and Kana's "boat" on our next time in Rome and heartily recommend it to everyone!
Die Lage und Gegend sind perfekt, ich wurde sehr nett empfangen und die Wohnung war wie beschrieben, mit Ganz besonderem Charme.
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.
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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…