|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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In the characteristic district of Borgo Pio a few steps from the Vatican, this bright apartment can comfortably accommodate up to seven people. It consists of a living room with a mezzanine and kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, 2 comfortable bathrooms and an equipped terrace. The apartment is on the third floor of an ancient building and is finished with particular care. The floor is original from the '50s as well as most of the items of furniture (especially lamps, very special) founded in antique markets by the owner, passionate about design. It is an ideal apartment for families or groups of friends.
The area is very well connected: the historical center can be reached in 10 minutes on foot crossing the Ponte Sant'Angelo and there is also a bus stop just a few meters away. Around the apartments there are several supermarkets, bars, restaurants and shops.
Upon your arrival you will find maps and useful information for your stay, a handy kit for the toilet, bed linen and towels.
Vatican - 1 min.
Pantheon - 5 min.
Piazza Navona - 8 min.
Campo de 'Fiori - 10 min.
Piazza Farnese - 10 min.
Spanish Steps - 15 min.
Trevi Fountain - 15 min.
Trastevere - 15 min.
Mouth of Truth - 20 min.
Colosseum - 20 min.
Fori Imperiali - 20 min.
We loved the area, very characteristic. The location did suit us well as small shops are available in the vicinity and a local supermarket is within walking distance. There is a good bus connection even though we have never used public transportation since with a short walk we could reach the city center. We enjoyed our first stay in Rome very much.
The host was friendly and very helpful. The apartment was perfect. Lots of space and Very comfortable. Down the road there is a fruit and vegetable store and a pastry and coffee shop. Well located, 5 min. walk to Vatican. Our holiday was great and I highly recommend it. Weekey Rentals was also great to deal with.
The place was very run down and dirty. There were issues with insects (ants and earwigs). The windows and balcony door did not shut, and noise from the street was overwhelming. The house definitely needed a major cleaning and maintenance. One of the showers only had extremely hot water, impossible to wash in, while the other had lukewarm water (at best). The only positive side was that it was conveniently close to the Vatican City and the metro station. Out of all the accomodations we have stayed in, this property has been the worse, and if we were to ever revisit Rome, we would not pick this property again.
This property is located in a great location central to most major attractions. We were a but disappointed in the conditions of the apartment. Part of the deadbolt broke when we were shown the apartment by the owner. The kitchen chairs were also broken. There is no privacy as you have to walk through each bedroom to get to the next. Overall, I would choose a different apartment next time but the location was great.
A very nice apartment in the characteristic Borgo district! Emanuele waited for me and my husband outside the apartment and helped us with all of our luggage! He showed us all around and taught me how to work everything and followed that with a great description of all the wonderful "to dos" of Rome.The apartment was spotless and very functional! I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone traveling to Rome!
This apartment is in the perfect location, a short walk to St Peter's and the Vatican, close to the Metro and bus stops. The neighborhood itself had all the necessities - grocery store, dellis, trattorias and a pharmacy.
The apartment was immaculate and the manager, Massimus, was very responsive to our needs
The apartment was not what I thought it was going to be: it was twice the size of what we anticipated! That's because the owner was transitioning it from two one bedroom apartments to a single large one!
The whole experience was lovely -
Borgo Pio, or more fondly known as ‘the Borgo’, is the tiny, medieval neighborhood just adjacent to Vatican City. The area was redeveloped in the early Renaissance period for pope and patrician-owned homes, creating today���s picturesque enclave. Primarily pedestrian, the Borgo has a continual flow of visitors thanks to its proximity to the Vatican.
The intimate Borgo area is a small enclave immediately east of the Vatican. The Tiber River is its eastern border. Important landmarks in the area are the Passetto, the long, above-ground passageway connecting the Vatican to Castel Sant’Angelo (another excellent point of reference), and Palazzo della Giustizia, the Italian higher court building, at Piazza Cavour.
As stated above, the Vatican is the Borgo’s western border, noted by the large dome of St. Peter's Cathedral. To its north is Prati, a lovely, turn-of-the-century residential neighbourhood. To its south is Trastevere, a vivacious hangout with Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere as its centre. Borgo Pio is easily connected to the centre of Rome, as it just a bridge’s crossing away.
Borgo Pio may be more difficult for getting to know your neighbours, as the area is replete with tourists during daylight hours. However, there are several local shops and small businesses, especially on the eastern side of the area.
Borgo Pio has limited shopping options, and most would suggest heading to Prati’s Via Cola di Rienzo where you will find food markets, clothing and interior stores, cafés and home goods. However, keep your eyes open as you meander Borgo Pio’s tiny streets, as there are several quaint boutiques from bicycles to haberdashery. For souvenir shoppers, around and immediately south of Via della Concilizione are several of Rome’s best souvenir shops, both religious and secular.
Borgo Pio is in a very convenient location, easily linked to all areas by foot, bus or metro. From Borgo, you can easily walk to the Vatican, Piazza del Popolo and the historic centre. ATAC, Rome’s public transportation system, has extensive bus, tram and metro connections.
Buses 23, 81, 280, 271, 490, 492 connect to the Stadium, Ponte Milvio, Monte Mario, Centre, Testaccio, Janiculum, Piazza Venezia, Villa Borghese, and Tiburtina and Termini stations. Bus hubs can be found at Porta Pia/Via della Conciliazione. In addition, you are within walking distance of Piazza Risorgimento, in Prati, with a bus and tram hub. Tram 19 connects to Villa Borghese and Nomentana, with links to Auditorium and San Lorenzo.