About This Listing
Bright, panoramic and elegantly furnished apartment, located in vicolo del Leopardo, a quiet and peaceful street in the heart of old Trastevere.
My house is a bright and elegantly furnished apartment of about 35 square meters situated in the heart of the old Trastevere, in vicolo del Leopardo, a pleasant and quiet street, 3 min walking distance from piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere and from Ponte Sisto. The house was renovated on December 2012. Located at the fourth floor (no elevator) of a historical building, it is composed by a living room with sofa bed, a small kitchenette fully equipped , one double bedroom, bathroom with shower, sink, wc provided with shower set for use as a bidet.
The apartment is always very clean and all the objects are in perfect conditions.
There are three panoramic windows overlooking the old tiled roofs of the neighboring houses and the fifteenth-century facade of the church of San Pietro in Montorio, lying on Janiculum hill. The house is very quiet and full of natural light.
The equipment includes: fridge/freezer, double hob induction, microwave/grill oven, electric heating, air conditioning, electric water heater 50 liters, TV, wi-fi, notebook with internet key.
Additional services: baby sitters, dogsitters, guides, catering.
At the time of check-in, the apartment owner (lessor) and the guest (tenant) will sign a short rental aggreement with the following conditions:
All costs of management of the apartment (water, electricity, building, taxes and so on) are charged to the lessor.
The tenant declares that he has examined the apartment, furniture and the objects it contains, and found them suitable for own use, is obliged to return them to the end of the contract in the same state.
If the tenant, for any reason, leaves the apartment before the scheduled departure date, no refund will be made.
The lessor is responsible for any damage caused to the driver for the malfunctioning of the apartment and the objects it contains, is not responsible for any theft or other damages suffered by the tenant as a result of the intervention of outsiders in the apartment, even in his absence.
The tenant is not allowed to sublease, even partially. They are also prohibited parties, loud music and other annoying noises.
The tenant must vacate the apartment before 10:00 a.m. on the day of departure. If the lessor will not be present at the time of departure, the driver will leave the keys of the house on the dining room table and close the door by pulling it behind him.
From Apr 14 - Jul 12, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Our stay at Marco's apartment in Trastevere was fantastic.
The apartment is cozy and charming and on a beautiful little street.
Marco was there to greet us when we arrived and was very nice.
Marco was an absolutely fantastic host! He was there to greet us, have a chat and give us the basics on the place and things to do. His guidebook is very comprehensive and his restaurant suggestions were excellent. The apt. is clean, spacious and has amazing views. The windows offer a nice breeze, and the air conditioning was much appreciated during the warm days. The neighborhood is magical with all the little shops, winding streets and draping greenery. I would highly recommend staying here, and hope to again myself one day!
Nous avons beaucoup aimé le quartier. L'appartement était très bien situé et il était très fonctionnel.
Monsieur Bianchini nous a très bien reçu.
Marco was there to meet us on arrival and really took time to orient us to the place and the area. He was available via phone if we ran into problems.
The apartment was as described. Lovely spot, great location . Small though, so if more than 2, it would be cramped. The shower is a little small so a bit awkward but we thoroughly enjoyed the place. Thanks Marco. Would stay again without hesitation.
Nous avons passé un séjour d'une semaine très agréable, accueillis à notre arrivée par Marco, ponctuel et prévenant. L'appartement est fonctionnel, lumineux et idéalement situé dans un quartier plein de charme.
Sa localisation nous a permis de visiter, à pied, une grande partie des sites historiques (Colisée, Vatican, Piazza Venezia ...)
Nous garderons un excellent souvenir de notre séjour et y retournerons avec plaisir.
Muriel et Bob
Marco's flat was perfect for our stay ! We spent a really great moment.
Everything is clean, well furnished and the flat is so well located ! You can rich almost all the great places to visit by foot (but otherwise buses and tram are very close, and a bike rent also).
Trastevere is so pretty, with many restaurants and bars ! Very crowdy but the street of the appartment is hidden, so very quiet !
Marco has been so nice with us and he made our coming and leaving very easy.
We definitly recommand to book Marco's place !!
Marco was a fantastic host! Though our flight was delayed and we arrived late in the evening, he happily met us at the flat and made sure we had all the information we needed. Marco is a very polite, responsive, and thorough host. He provides instructions for how to use/find everything you need both inside and outside the flat. His website and guest book were fantastic for information about the neighborhood and his detailing of the history of the block really enhanced our experience.
We loved the flat as well. It was a perfect little hideaway for us and, in a neighborhood as active as Trastevere, it's a treat to come home to this quiet space at night. Everything was extremely clean and organized. The little kitchen area has everything you need (our daily espressi and eggs gave us just the oomph we needed to brave the VERY cold early mornings Rome brought us this New Year).
The flat's location is extremely convenient: There are pharmacies, groceries, eateries and a laundromat only a few steps away. There is a taxi stand within a 4 minute walk (at the river) as well as the Ponte Sisto which we made good use of.
Great experience overall. Thank you, Marco!
About the Host, Marco
My name is Marco. I was born in Rome in 1958. I'm archaeologist, adjunct university professor, member of an italian archaeological mission in Libya (in the photo I'm in a Libyan bar), expert about ancient architecture, survey and 3d reconstruction. I've written three books about these subjects as well as numerous articles in various scientific journals.
I created a website about archaeological survey and ancient architecture, containing hundreds of pages and images freely downloadable.
I'm member of a Rowing Club in Rome; practice agonistic rowing by participating in regattas of the Federazione Italiana Canottaggio. I move regularly by bicycle. I'm great lover and connoisseur of the Abruzzo where I hiking, biking and skiing from over twenty years.
In 1980, when I was still a university student, I came to live in this house. At that time I had a lot of friends who attended the numerous alternative venues that began to flourish in the center of Rome, especially in Trastevere. My home was a crossroads. My friends were knocking on the door at all hours of the day and night. My evenings were always very crowded and lively.
Now I travel often for work; when absent I rent my apartment for a short time to those who come to Rome to work, to study or to visit our wonderful monuments.
I'm always available to advise and guide all my guests on archaeological sites, museums and other places of historical and artistic interest.