Charming boat in Campo de' Fiori

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Vicolo del Bollo, Rome, Lazio 00186, Italy

The Space

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 (where guests will find everything necessary for cooking and also a microwave).

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!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Check In: 10:00 AM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • What a magical home and a brilliant host. The boat is cozy and well appointed. If the boat-loving Tooks of Middle Earth built a Hobbit hole it would be this. Strolling distance to Vatican and Pantheon. Allesandro is a fantastic host. I needed a haircut and he took me around the corner and made an appointment . Great haircut and great fun. AND he made taxi reservations for our departure day. We read in his guest book that he had advised Dal Paino as best pizza. We agree. Thank you Allesandro for a magical stay.

    April 2014
  • Our stay in Alessandro's apartment was wonderful. The place really does look and feel like the inside of a boat. For me, the size was perfect...although if you're taller than 6'0, this apartment might not be the best for you. My boyfriend is 6'8 so it was difficult for him to cook, shower, and stand. But like I said, it was perfect for me! Comfy bed, lots of hot water, fresh towels, and nice and quiet at night. :)

    Alessandro was a perfect host, very friendly and very easy to communicate with. We met his wife who answered all our questions and gave us a lovely map. The location was absolutely perfect, you could easily walk to everything in Rome! Tons of good restaurants and bakeries all around the corner. I would absolutely stay here again.

    March 2014
  • We had a wonderful time staying a week at Allesandro's Air BnB. The apartment was perfect, in the best central area of Rome for walking into the neighborhoods- excellent markets and restaurants nearby. He was a very responsive and communicative host and we'd highly recommend his apartment for a lovely stay in Rome!

    March 2014
  • Very cosy and wonderful place to stay. In a very central location - all within walking distance. We had a superb time and will be back!

    March 2014
  • Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans le bateau d'Alessandro. Il est idéalement situé au coeur de Rome, à quelques minutes à pied des plus beaux monuments.
    Au fond de la cour intérieur de l'immeuble, le logement est très au calme. La literie est bonne et on y dort donc très bien. Le jour où nous retournons à Rome, pas d'hésitation, nous réserverons le même appartement ! Merci Alessandro.

    March 2014
  • Very comfortable appartment, accept for 4 people (2 lofts with convinient beds). Clean and there is everything that you need.
    Amazing location - we didn't use public transport, went for a walk, few minutes to Piazza Novova, near supermarket and a lot of restaurants.
    And of course, hospitality of Alessandro, very positive Man))), always answer to the e-mails and calls, told us about Rome, where can we eat and buy some food.
    And last, the price. It's veru good for this appartment we are very happy to stay there. If my friends go to Rome surely I advice your appartment!
    Good luck and many guests!

    March 2014
  • We had a great stay at the boat house. It's very clean, quit and cozy! Also the location is perfect. Alessandro is a nice and reliable host. He helps you with everything you need. I will book it again if we come back.

    February 2014
  • When going to Rome Alessandro's apartment is the place to stay! It's in the middle of the "action" at Campo de Fiori, but drawn back in a calm and quite little yard - best sleep I've had in a long time. Everything is within walking distance, The Vatican, Colloseum - you name it. The 600 year old apartment is super cosy, clean and just what you need to recover after a full day of walking Rome. Alessandro has some great recommendations for eating - not to be missed. So: When in Rome..stay at Alessandro's little gem :0)

    February 2014
  • Alessandro is WONDERFUL! Our flight got in early (I know... unheard of) and he raced to meet us at the apartment so we didn't have to wait on exploring the city. The location of the apartment couldn't be better. You are right in the middle of everything so it is a quick walk to all of the great sights. The apartment is cosy and everything we needed. The stairs up to the beds are a bit steep if you aren't comfortable climbing up and down it may not be a good fit, but we didn't have any issues ourselves. The shower water pressure is also quite weak but we always had a warm shower. The pictures truly do capture what the flat looks like; however, the front of the flat picture is actually the inside courtyard of the building. If you go up and down the street looking for the portholes, you wont find them because you have to enter a building first and then you see the front of the flat. Our mistake but I figured I would just recognize it from the photos. Overall, a wonderful place to stay and Alessandro set-up our transportation from the airport to the flat which made getting into Rome so simple and easy. Great place to stay!

    February 2014
  • Wonderful apartment in the heart of rome! Alessandro was a great host, very good communication and he had the best recommendations for us! Would love to stay there again!

    February 2014
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I am Alessandro, born in Rome and in love with my city... My mobile phone number is 24/24 hour switched on for my guests and 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 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…
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