|Minimum Stay||4 - 5 nights|
If you are looking for an apartment that offers both central location and quiet surroundings, tourist sights and the real Roman lifestyle, this is the place! In one of the most beautiful areas of Rome, close to villa Borghese and at walking distance from the Spanish Steps, it’s a delightful and romantic penthouse with a unique terrace overlooking the neighbouring park.
This unit is ‘full optional’ (WiFi, satellite TV, air-conditioning, free calls to Europe, US, Canada, DVD, CD, washing-machine…) and the surroundings are plenty of resources (shops, supermarkets, restaurants, pizzerias, bars…) as well as very good bus connections, easy parking and beautiful parks.
The apartment ha been recently renovated and equipped with all the details that make it really nice and cosy, as we love our own home to be like, so to let you have a really comfortable and relaxing stay in Rome. It has a bright living room and a well-equipped compact kitchen, and upstairs a romantic bedroom (an authentic love nest!), with a double bed arranged with high-quality linens and the adjoining full bathroom with shower.
The private terrace is perfect for peaceful breakfasts and aperitifs surrounded by a splendid scenery. On the terrace you have at your disposal beach chairs and towels, to sunbathe far of prying eyes.
The apartment is located in the turret of an ancient villa, with a great view on the surroundings. The lift arrives at the third floor, then to reach the turret, one floor upper, there is a quite narrow and characteristic winding staircase.
On your arrival, we’ll welcome you with a customized information kit. During your stay you can rely on a friendly and prompt assistance as we live in the same villa and will do our best to help you to enjoy your stay in Rome and ‘do as Romans do’.
For more information email us. We’ll reply within 24 hours (usually much less).
We like to meet people, our home is always open to friends and our guests are like friends for us. We love taking care of them and let them feel at home. Living in the same villa of the apartment, we will be waiting for you on your arrival and, once here, they can call us anytime (there's a phone in the apartment) for any information or need. We have organized for you useful information to let you quickly get oriented in the city. We love Rome, it's plenty of wonderful secrets and we will be happy to help you to discover them and enjoy the best of the 'eternal city'.
Lange vor der Anreise hat Lidia uns schon mit Informationen versorgt und unsere vielen Fragen beantwortet. Lidia und Marco haben auch einen Transfer vom Flughafen zur Wohnung organisiert so das wir schnell und problemlos unseren Urlaub in Rom beginnen können. Die beiden sind die perfekten Gastgeber! Die praktische und hübsche Wohnung ist mit vielen nützlichen Informationen zu Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, Restaurants, Sehenswürdigkeiten und allem anderen, bis hin zum Stadtspeziergang, ausgestattet was für Rom-Besucher hilfreich ist.
Die Wohnung ist, besonders durch die Terasse, genau der richtige Ort um sich von anstengenden Ausflügen zu erholen. Die Fläche ist nicht übermäßig groß aber freundlich und praktisch eingerichtet. Allerdings muss man sich mit einigen engen Treppen anfreunden.
Die Lage mit Blick auf einen kleinen Park und nur wenige Gehminuten zu einem größeren (mit leckeren Drinks) ist sehr wohltuend für Leute die abends in Ruhe abschalten wollen. Alles notwendige ist in der Nähe. Verkehrsanbindungen sind gut, wenn man mit den vielen verschiedenen Busverbindungen zurechtkommt. Die U-Bahn ich ca. 15 Mintuen Fußmarsch entfernt.
Marco hat uns an einem Morgen am Petersdom abgesetzt. Das war nicht nur sehr freundlich sondern auch genau die richtige Zeit um die größte Kirche der Welt in verhältnismäßiger Ruhe besuchen und genießen zu können.
Wir waren nach Rom noch in Florenz und Venedig. Diese Wohnung war mit Abstand die schönste die wir in Italien gemietet hatten und Lidia und Marko waren auch die nettesten Gastgeber die wir während unserer, inzwischen zahlreichen, Reisen kennengelernt haben.
Die Wohnung können wir dringend weiterempfehlen.
Angela und Gerd aus Berlin
We had the great pleasure of calling this lovely apartment our Roman Home for 11 nights. We have only wonderful things to say about our stay, starting from first contact with the most wonderful hosts, Marco and Lidia. They kept in regular contact with us for almost a year, asking questions to make our stay unique, and providing us with great tips. This was the beginning of their attention to detail and care for their guests. We arrived very late on our check-in day, after 23:00, and they were both up waiting for us. We were exhausted after a very long flight from California, and were welcomed with the most sincere greeting, champagne, and homemade tiramisu (which we enjoyed by moonlight on the terrace that night - what a way to say hello to Rome!). They had even stocked a few things in the fridge to get us started in the morning. These little details were so appreciated. They really have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible - little items that you would not necessarily expect to find in a holiday rental. Marco made the most awesome video collection, all cataloged and ready for viewing. The book they have prepared for guests is by far the best and most thorough we have ever seen, with copies of everything for your use. Fresh towels were switched out three times during our stay, fresh sheets once, and an unexpected cleaning mid-stay. Marco called frequently to check in on us to see if we had any questions or needed anything. They even took us out one evening for some of their favorite treats and Roman sites - what an unexpected pleasure! The apartment is small, but designed so very well, you feel like you are enjoying a much larger space. Storage was great too! The neighborhood is very nice, with several local markets, restaurants, really anything you need. We found the Metro (Bologna) the prettiest way to get to the major sites. It is a decent walk, close to a mile, through the park behind the apartment and down Via Alessandro Torlonia to Via Ravenna, a pretty tree lined street. Stop at the little coffee shop that you will see about halfway to the metro to get your day going properly! This rental is truly a peaceful oasis inside the busy city. Marco and Lidia have done an amazing job on this unit and treat guests like family. We have stayed in a quite a few holiday homes, and this one stands out as a true treasure! Marco and Lidia truly do an outstanding job as hosts and owners.
We just returned from a wonderful stay in Rome due in large part to our lodging in the "Penthouse Apartment" and our hosts Marco and Lidia who are unsurpassed in their hospitality and assistance. The apartment was everything described in the listing, and the photos do not do it justice. The apartment was secure, spotless, and totally equipped for short term residents. The patio was an exceptional retreat, and a great place to begin the day with breakfast. It is important to note and believe that the neighborhood location of the apartment is excellent and very conducive to experience the local culture at a relaxed pace away from the frenzy of the downtown hotel district. The villa is steps away from a neighborhood square complete with fountain, restaurant, and a fine Bar/Café. We enjoyed morning coffee on the covered outdoor patio each day with the locals. By the 4th morning the Barista had memorized our "Café latte" order. The maps and reviews that Marco has prepared were exceptionally helpful for taking advantage of the gifts offered in the neighborhood from the location of grocery stores to the location of the best bakery. There are several moderately priced restaurants in walking distance. Marco provided detailed walking and bus maps to all of the major sights of the city helping us to move freely around the city and then back "home". Both Marco and Lidia checked in with us frequently assisting us in making tour reservations and printing tickets. Marco arranged a car to meet us at the airport at a rate less than the standard taxi. We were met at the meeting point and delivered to the door within 45 minutes. I highly recommend utilizing this service. Marco arranged it again for out return flight. Both Marco and Lidia seem to enjoy serving as hosts, almost like a relative welcoming you to their city for the first time. Stay here, you will not be disappointed.
We have just spent 6 nights in Rome - my first visit, my husband had been as a child. The apartment was a fabulous find and provided us with all that we needed for our stay. It was immaculate and I could not fault anything. The situation of the property enabled us to be able to walk in the centre of Rome and after a couple of days when our legs were tired we used the Metro. Marco and Lidia, the owners, provided us with a wealth of information that enabled us to explore not only the historic sights of the centre but also the area where they lived - which is well worth seeing.
This was our first trip to Europe and we decided to book apartments as it placed in the local community. The apartment was lovely over two levels plus the outside patio. Our hosts Lidia & Marco were great and extremely helpful and Marco even dropped us of at the Vatican for our visit. On arrival we found a home made Tiramisu and some nice snacks in the fridge which were lovely.
The apartment was well very comfortable and contained a book with lots of information of activities in Rome, transport information, suggestions where to eat and maps.
This was our last stay on our 5 week holiday and I have to say it was the nicest apartment with the added bonus of great hosts. I am happy to recommend anyone to stay in this apartment.
Jeff & Gayle
This is our fifth year staying in Rome for two or more weeks, and Marco & Lidia's vacation apartment is by far the best we have seen. It is small but beautifully renovated, with plenty of light and quite a lot of storage. A washing machine, WiFi and cable TV are included. One nice feature is a large terrace that overlooks a park. The apartment is on the fourth floor. There is an elevator that goes to the third floor, but then one must negotiate narrow, winding stairs to reach the apartment. These stairs are the one negative for those who are not agile; the apartment has great views of the Roman rooftops, however. The location is perfect - a nice, higher-end residential neighborhood that is only a few blocks from Via Nomantana and Villa Torlonia. Many restaurants are in the neighborhood, ranging from basic to elegant. We especially liked I Buttieri (steaks),Joe Padella (simple Italian), Pepe Verde (Italian) and Eleonora di arborea (fish - expensive) all within a few blocks. The apartment is convenient to the Metropolitana stops at Piazza Bologna and Policlinico, both of which are on the line that leads (in 10 minutes or so) to the Historical Center. An express bus stop to Via Corso and Via Veneto is only a few blocks away, and the apartment is within easywalking distance to Villa Borghese. Lastly, Marco & Lidia are excellent hosts. Their English is wonderful, they meet you with friendly smiles when you arrive, and they live right downstairs in the same building and respond immediately to any questions or problems. Lidia has prepared detailed maps and guidebooks for particular trips from the apartment to various sights around Rome, which is extremely helpful if this is your first visit. Overall, an excellent place to stay for a couple on their first (or when we return, our sixth!) visit to Rome!
Most Roman people consider this area the place where they would like to live. The location, central and safe but not touristy, next to Villa Borghese and Via Veneto (known for Federico Fellini' s movie ‘La Dolce Vita'), is one of the best in Rome, a prestigious area of liberty villas and parks, at walking distance from historic center and very well connected to all the main sights. So, coming here, you have the chance to reach every interesting place of Rome in a short time, while enjoying a special place, apart from the mess of overcrowded areas.
Although Roma’ traffic is chaotic, it is a real hidden island of peace, the ideal place to welcome you after a day spent wandering around the city or in and out of the shops, just round the corner, everything you could possibly need is within walking distance: supermarkets, excellent restaurants and nice pizzerias, wine bars, markets and shopping centers, cafés, banks with ATM, pharmacies, kiosks, laundries, hospital, churches.
Termini railway station (terminal of trains and shuttles from Rome airports) and Tiburtina railway station are very close and well connected by bus/metro (just 10 min. by taxi).
Thanks to the position and the prestige of the area, most Embassies and Consulates are located in the neighbourhood.
Many bus lines stops are just round the corner, metro station (‘Policlinico’) is 15 min on foot.
Since there are so many sites to visit in Rome, it’s impossible to stay close to all of them. The key is in having good connections that allow you to reach every place seamless.
And from over here you find lines to reach the Pantheon and the Trevi fountain in 15 minutes, a little bit more for Coliseum or Vatican or Eataly or Trastevere, the Appian way by metro, the same for trains to Ostia antica, …
THE ATTRACTIONS IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD:
You find in the surroundings the parks that make Rome so enchanting as well as relevant historical and art sites:
VILLA BORGHESE, the most beautiful public park in Rome. It features a lake, temples, fountains, statues and several museums. The BORGHESE GALLERY, housed in the wonderful Villa Borghese, contains an unmissable collection of sculptures and pictures from masters like Bernini, Canova, Titian, Rubens, Raphael.
VILLA TORLONIA, the state residence of Mussolini since 1920s. The beautiful neoclassical villa is surrounded by the most renowned 'English landscape' garden in Italy.
The splendid COMPLEX of S. AGNES BASILICA and SANTA COSTANZA MAUSOLEUM, erected by the Emperor Constantine's daughter. It includes the CATACOMBS and is a unique example of early Christian complex of buildings.
The CATACOMB OF PRISCILLA, known as the 'Queen of the Catacombs' in antiquity on account of the fact that seven early popes and many martyrs were buried there.
The MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, located in a former factory, exhibits works of Italian artists from the 1960s to these days.
The extraordinary QUARTIERE COPPEDE', a rather unknown attraction of Rome, just a few steps away. It is a group of Art-Nouveau buildings renowned for their architecture featuring floral, mythological and medieval effects, a fanciful style mixing Liberty and Gothic characters so that the Coppedé quarter feels like a setting straight out of a fantasy world.
VILLA ADA, one of the Rome's largest public park, was the former residence and hunting reserve of the Italian royal family.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 16 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2015 - Jan 6 2016
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||€100.00|
DISCOUNTS FOR LONG STAYS.
OUR RATE IS INCLUSIVE OF: Linens (weekly change), Towels (twice a week change); WiFi Internet Access; Phone calls to Western Europe, USA., Canada; Air Conditioning / Centralized heating.
ON REQUEST SERVICES: Car Service from/to Rome Airports; additional cleanings during your stay; additional linens, early check-in/late check-out
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