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Situated on the ground floor of a 16th century palace - the Palazzo Andosilla, a building classified as 'historical'. This apartment is 40m2, and an authentic little nest in the heart of the centre of Rome in which all its ancient charm still resides. From there you will be able to visit and admire all the beauty of 'the eternal city', which always has a little something right around the corner for you to discover.
The flat, although it has been renovated, still retains all its antique charm. It is ideal for 2 or 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children/adolescents.
It comprises of a romantic bedroom, a small living room with a sofa-bed (size is 1 and a half people, which would have to be folded up every morning to allow for passage in the living room), a fully equipped kitchen, shower and toilets. The apartment naturally remains very cool during summer, but benefits from a very good autonomous heating system for the winter.
You will be able to taste the best coffee in Rome (on Piazza di Sant' Eustachio, literally down the street). In a neighbourhood full of local restaurants, authentic Roman ice cream shops, bars and boutiques, all of which contained within amazing historical Roman streets and alleys. A few minutes away from the apartment is 'Campo de Fiori': by day it is a beautiful and colourful market, by night the piazza turns into a highly frequented spot for night-life and entertainment, it is a highly known place of rendezvous for the young, under the statue of Giordano Bruno.
From a cultural stand point, you will live halfway between the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, a couple of streets away from the palaces of political life (Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Montecitorio, and Palazzo Chigi) and a 5-10 minute walk to the most fascinating 'piazzas' of Rome, the most beautiful historical monuments, and the principal museums of the city. In fact, all the main attractions the city has to offer are walking distance away from the flat such as, Piazza Venezia and the Victorian Museum; the Capitol and its museums; the Trevi Fountain; the galleries and many shops of Via del Corso (the main shopping street which connects Piazza Venezia with Piazza del Popolo). For the ones in love, it is also easy to access the esplanade of the Quirinale and to admire the beautiful expositions of grand renown which are hosted in it (the 'Scuderie del Quirinale)
To move around, there is nothing simpler: The apartment is literally 1 minute away from Largo di Torre Argentina, a piazza in which numerous buses stop which can take you to nearly all directions. On that piazza there also is the Tram 8 which crosses the Tevere river to take you to Trastevere (allowing you to stroll around other beautiful neighbourhoods of Rome which are not the centre itself, or simply to take a walk down the river banks). The connections between the flat and the main rail station (Termini), and therefore with the various airports, are optimal.
We will put at your disposal bed sheets, towels and coffee. There are no specific rules apart from the respect of others, material, and the location.
Pets are accepted.
Recibirán sábanas y toallas así como el café. No hay reglas particulares, lo único que pedimos es el respeto hacia los demás, hacia los muebles y el apartamento en general.
Se aceptan las mascotas.
Nous fournissons les draps et les serviettes ainsi que le café. Il n'y a pas d'autres règles que celles du respect des autres, du matériel, et des lieux.
Les animaux sont acceptés.
Le lenzuola e gli asciugamani sono forniti, come anche il caffè. Non ci sono regole particolari, se non quelle del rispetto verso gli altri, gli elementi di arredo e l’appartamento nella sua interezza.
Gli animali domestici sono accettati.
Marlène was a wonderful host. She has a great understanding of the city and could suggest places to eat and visit and she was able to tell us the best times to beat the big crowds for some of the tourist attractions. Additionally she suggested the best way to get from one place to another which helped a lot.
The apartment was exactly as described. Cozy but very nice. She even left us some beverages and treats for when we arrived which I thought was above and beyond what is necessary. On top of the treats she also left us a phone to be used to book local trips or to reach her.
My mother and I stayed 4 nights in the "Cozy Nest In The Heart...".
We were greeted right after getting out of the taxi. The host showed us all the important stuff to know about the unit. She also gave us a cell phone to use in case we needed to call her for anything. This was definitely a small unit. However, it wasn't much different in size from places we stayed at in Florence/Venice. The unit was very clean. Marlene (host) even helped us order tickets to events and printed them off for us. She gave us advice about the best tour bus to use and some really good hidden places to eat. The location was superb. Just moments from the Parthenon, 10 min from Tomb of Unknown Soldier. I could tell Marlene was more than willing and eager to help us out with any matter. I really appreciate her knowledge of the English language. Communicating was very easy. Checking out was a quick and simple process.
Marlène was extremely friendly and helpful. She personally met us at the apartment though it was 9 pm. Showed how everything worked, left us with several phone numbers and even provided with local mobile phone. When we checked out as our plane was leaving late we were able to leave our (email hidden)'s office which is about 10 minutes walk away.
First the comment will be in Russian and then in English. Были с мужем в Риме в конце апреля 2015г. Погода порадовала - температура 17-20 градусов, комфортная, не жарко, очень хорошо для прогулок. Дождь был только один день. Апартаменты у Марлен находятся в самом центре исторического города. Мы не разу не пользовались транспортом, до всех достопримечательностей можно дойти пешком. Квартирка очень уютная, чистая, но очень маленькая. Если вы обладаете солидной комплекцией - вам сложно будет разместиться в ней. Квартира расположена в старинном здании, окна выходят в маленький двор-колодец, стены толщиной более метра. Квартира недалеко от железнодорожного вокзала - полчаса пешком или 7 минут на такси (8-10 евро), откуда можно путешествовать на скоростном экспрессе по всем городам Италии (Салерно, Венеция, Флоренция и другие). Хозяйка апартаментов Марлен очень гостеприимная и доброжелательная, немного говорит по-русски, что для нас было очень важно. Когда мы приехали, нас ждал небольшой презент: вода, чай, кофе, сок, молоко, сладости. Марлен рассказала нам о ближайших магазинах и ресторанах, предоставила карты Рима, помогла организовать некоторые экскурсии, устроила очень интересную экскурсию на сегвеях. Марлен всегда на связи со своими гостями, предоставляет телефон с местной сим-картой для связи с ней. То, что она знает русский язык, значительно облегчило нам путешествие, так как мы не говорим по-итальянски и по-английски. Спасибо, Марлен! Марлен очень приятная дама, и мы можем рекомендовать ее апартаменты своим друзьям. My husband and I were in Rome at the end of April. The weather was quite good - 17-20 C, it was wonderful and not hot - perfect for walks and sightseeing. It was raining just once. Marlenе's apartments are indeed situated in the very historical center of the city. We never had to use any public transport as all the main sightseeing places were within walking distance. The apartments are very cosy and neat but quite small. If you are a "stout" (I'm sorry if it sounds offensive, but i couldn't find a better word as English is not my mother tongue) it might be difficult for you to stay there. The flat is placed in an old (probably XVI century) building, the windows face the small inner yard, the walls are about 1 meter in breadth! The railway station is not far from the apartments (half an hour walking or 7 min by taxi - 8-10 euro). You can travel from the railway station to all Italian cities (Venice, Salerno, Florence and others) by a high-speed train. The host Marlene is very hospitable and friendly and she speaks Russian a bit (it was especially important for us). When we arrived, we found a welcome compliment: water, tea, coffee, juice, milk, sweets. Marlen told us about the nearest shops and restaurants, gave us a map of Rome and helped to book some excursions. She also organised a city tour by segways for us and it turned out to be very interesting and funny! Marlene always stays in touch with her guests, she even gave us a phone with a local sim-card to call her when we need. The fact...
This was our first airbnb rental and first visit to Rome and we had such a great experience! Marlene is an excellent host and made our visit entirely worry free. She organized a driver to both pick us up and take us back to the airport, which was extremely helpful since the terminals can be quite hectic. Her apartment is perfectly located for almost any of the tourist destinations you would wish to see, just around the corner from the Pantheon and a wonderful coffee bar, near several bus stops, banks, restaurants. Despite being in the heart of such a busy area, the apartment itself is really quit since it is a short distance off the street. The neighborhood felt quite safe, something that can be difficult to determine at the time of booking. Throughout our stay Marlene always made herself available for questions and concerns, even providing a cell phone to make local contact easier. The apartment itself is quite narrow, even for two, but was clean, comfortable, and had all the amenities we needed. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Rome and would definitely recommend the cozy nest to any of our friends.
Very good experience ! Very good landlord
About the Host, Marlène
As my first profession I was a sociologist (researcher), then I also became a nurse in tropical medicine and public health. With these skills I travelled a lot, working in many countries, in the humanitarian field and research. After 16 years spent out of Europe (Africa, former USSR, Middle East, Central Asia), my 3 teenagers and me decided to settle in Rome, end of 2008. We immediately fell in love with the 'Eternal City', its beauty, the cradle of our culture, and its sort of permanent chaos... then we bought our little apartment in the heart of the historical centre, our Cosy Nest. Now as my kids are leaving abroad again, I am pleased to rent our little 'nest' through Airbnb keeping in touch with people from each part of the world. I am now working as a freelance sociologist and I run a little business of Segway rental and guided tours in the historical center of Rome.
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