About this listing
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
We were met promptly with the key at this quaint, simple, perfect apartment in a very central Rome location. Accommodations were tight yet comfortable, with all the amenities one would need. Alessandro was available and helpful whenever we had a question or issue. This is a wonderful place to stay in Rome.
Alessandro was an amazing host! He met us at the apartment and showed us around when we arrived. He went out of his way to help us throughout our stay which was greatly appreciated. The apartment was super clean and homely. We loved the loft style beds and the air conditioning was a life saver after walking around in the 40C weather. The location was great, walking distance from most of the tourist sites. If we every return to Rome we would love to stay again!
O Alessandro foi ótimo! Extremamente gentil e profissional. O local era limpo e muito bem localizado. Perto dos principais pontos turísticos. Foram dias muito agradáveis!! Recomendo o local com certeza.
Wow!! What a great place to stay, Alessandro met us in front of the Charming Boat and gave us great information about where to eat and how to access the sites around Rome. The place is well kept and extremely covenant to just about anywhere in Rome. It was in the upper 90’s the days of stay but had no issues with Alessandro place because of its great A/C system. My wife and I will definitely come back and stay here again. It’s in a lovely location close to everything. Hats off to Alessandro for providing a great place to stay in Rome.
Everything about this apartment was fantastic. Alessandro responded really promptly to my emails and answered all my queries. He helped us to arrange transfers from the airport and his friend greeted us at the apartment at 9.00pm on a Sunday night. The apartment was really clean, well appointed, air conditioned in a great location. The wifi also worked really well which our teenage children loved. It was easy to reach all attractions. We would love to stay again in " the little boat" as it was perfect for our family of four. Grazie mille Alesandro.
We met Alessandro at agreed time at his apartment, where he reviewed the ins-and-outs of stay, plus local sites and markets. No problem.
Regarding the Charming Boat, I must preempt that is not a space for everybody, recommended for those in reasonable shape and comfortable with minimal living space. Saying that, wife and I had a wonderful 4 days in this very cool apartment! The A/C is effective, the small kitchen a welcomed bonus - especially with the colorful market nearby in piazza Campo dei Fiori - and apartment is in super location within easy walking to Rome attractions. All good.
We would certainly stay again!
Thanks, Alessandro, for sharing your lovely home!
This charming apartment is perfectly located for travelling around Rome on foot or public transit. We spent 5 days in Rome and walked everywhere. Alessandro was an excellent host and was very accommodating. The apartment was a welcome relief at the end of a long day of sightseeing. Even though the apartment is located centrally, it was very quiet at night.
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About the Host, Alessandro
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…