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Bedrooms 1
Space 462 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Whisk a loved one away on a romantic break and forget about the world you are leaving behind, enjoying instead the relaxation and romance with Dolceroma apartments in this cozy, clean, central apartment.

THE PRICE ARE ALL INCLUSIVE - all fees as final cleaning , city visitors taxes, electricity, Cable TV , WIFI, cell phone, AC,

From the apartment you can easly reach by foot the main sites like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Santa Maria Maggiore Church, Piazza Venezia, Fontana di Trevi, Pantheon, Campo di Fiori.

This romantic cozy apartment, perfect for an unforgettable honeymoon, is located near the Roman Forum and the Colosseum in the area called 'Monti', ancient neighborhood of the 'Suburra ' that still today maintains a popular and characteristic flavor.

Don't forget to visit our other properties 394881, 250871, 292195, you will be able to understand how much we care about our guests reading all the reviews. See what the experts say about us: Slow Travel preferred, Best Rentals Award for years 2011/12/13/14/15,16. Recommended by "Dream of Italy", Top Vacation Rentals.

The apartment is on the second floor of a building of the 19th Century (with elevator and air conditioning) and it is composed of: bedroom (queen/king size bed) with a small balcony that looks out on a good sized garden. With the greenery and freshness of the garden, you would never guess that you are in the historic center of Rome. The bedroom is separated from the living room by means of a sliding door. The door has been painted with tromp l'oeil effect by the owner and when opened forms, together with the decoration on the walls of the living room, gives an unique illusion.

Going down three steps you enter the dining area and kitchen corner (refrigerator, microwave, electric stove, and everything needed for preparing your brakfast or light meals). The bathroom is decorated with travertine tiles, includes: w.c., bidet, sink and shower and washing machine

This location is perfect for those who want to walk in the centre or reach any other destination by public transportation (Metro Cavour at few steps)

Cable TV with international news (BBC, CNN) movies in English (when the original languages is English) and DVD.

Free WIFI plus a cell. phone so you can very easily reach her at any time.

25% deposit is request upon booking , Balance only via Pay Pal or IN CASH. If balance will be paid in cash there is an additional 10% DISCOUNT (don't need to carry with you the balance, you can collect it at any ATM machine during your stay)

At check in Natalia or Walter will personally welcome you and spend time to guide you in programming your vacation, sharing with you all their knowledge. You will have the feeling to meet a personal guide, that help you at 360' in discovering this big city so full of history, and save so much time that normally takes to a person that is in town for the first time.

Transportation from and to the airport can be organized from Rome's Airports.

We advise our guest to avoid bring heavy guide's book, we have anything you may need about Rome :Maps, tourist information, guides in english... If you don't have time to plan your vacation in Rome don't worry, at check in we will help you to organize each day of your stay with suggestion and indication of the best sites to visit.

We would like draw your attention on our COOKING CLASSES/ CULTURAL EXPERIENCE that are organized in the country side near Rome. Is much more than a cooing class, is COMPLETE ITALIAN FOOD EXPERIENCE that includes culture, tradition, gourmet experience. We have posted few photos to give you an idea in what we offer. Feel free to ask additional information

A FARMER MARKET take place every weekend near the apartment with a great selection of the freshest products of the soil, including also the best chees, best olive oil, best meet, salami, and olive - mushroom - eggplant - zucchini - artichoke patè ecc. ecc.

Check in time at 12' unless there has been a mutual agreementm, when possible we will be very happy to check you in earlier) NOT LATER than 8.00 p.m. (if you need a later check in please contact us before booking.

Check out on the day of departue at 10 a.m. (unless there has been a mutual agreement).


More Details

Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Natalia

Natalia and Walter worked for Alitalia Airlines for more than 25 years. Natalia prior to work at Alitalia lived for more than a year in London, studying and working in a tourist agency. She speaks excellent English, understands and speaks Spanish and can 'get by' in French but also a real understanding of just what travellers need when they’re renting a short-term apartment in a foreign Country . Walter worked as well as pilot in Alitalia for more than 30 years, in the photo above you see Walter piloting Pope Giovanni Paolo II to Mozambico in 1988. They both attended courses of the History of Roman Art, which allowed them to get to know the city very well and they will share their knowledge with you at your arrival. At check in they will personally welcome you and spend time to guide you in programming your vacation. You will have the feeling to meet a personal guide, that help you at 360' in discovering this big city so full of history, and save so much time that normally takes to a person that is in town for the first time

The twenty-five years Natalia spent traveling from one country to another gave her an opportunity to learn about the ways and customs of many countries and enhanced her natural predisposition for interpersonal relationships; she always succeeds in establishing an immediate, friendly relationship with her guests.

Since 1995, Natalia attended the 'Academy of Decorative Arts', discovering a hidden talent for painting and decorating that she never imagined before. She now puts this talent to use personally decorating her apartments. In fact, the tiles in the kitchens and the tabletops in the dining areas of her apartments are all hand painted as well as the tromp l'oeil paintings, which gives each apartment a unique touch.

Natalia purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Natalia chose Centro Storico

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! The apartment is located next to the Roman Forum. The oldest and most important structures of the ancient city are located in the forum, including its ancient former royal residency the Regia and the surrounding complex of the Vestal virgins. The Old Republic had its formal Comitium there where the senate, as well as Republican government began. The forum served as a city square and central hub where the people of Rome gathered for justice, and faith. The forum was also the economic hub of the city and considered to be the center of the Republic and Empire.

What makes this apartment unique

much more comfort compering with an hotel room, you can enjoy in this cozy nest meals, relax, 24 hours of English news or English movies, Internet, local mobile, but also have assistance from Natalia and Walter for any need, you will have the good feeling having friends looking after you in a stranger city.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Once again many thanks to Natalia and Walter for a superb apartment and great support. We have had a wonderful week....So, once again, "thank you" Natalia and Walter, we're already planning next year's visit...
Jan 2010
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Centro Storico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 462 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • big new shower, washer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) the bed (cm 160x200) is larger tha a standard queen size bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
don't need to carry with you in your luggage heavy guide books regarding Rome since in the apartment you will find a big selection of guide books , brochures, maps, anything you may need to organize your vacation and also at check in we will illustrate the most important sites to visit as well as directions


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average rating of 4.9 based on 124 reviews

Elegant month apartment steps to forum

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed well equipped luxurious apartment on fun but quiet street with lots of boutiques and restaurants at your doorstep. 4 minute walk to Roman forum

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply amazing

  • 5 of 5

The location, the apartment itself; just everything was amazing.

We were greeted at the apartment and given a lovel introduction of Rome, highlighting good places to visit, and eat.

Overall I really can’t fault this trip in Rome, if we came again; we would 100% choose to stay here again

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in Walter and Natalia’s lovely apartment. It is wonderfully located, just a 5 minute walk north of the Colloseum and half a block from a metro stop (which made the trek to Vatican City super easy). Lots of good restaurants in the area too. The bed was comfortable and the apartment was well stocked with all the stuff we needed.

Walter met us on the first night and very kindly walked us through a ton of great recommendations for things to see and do, plus good restaurants to try, based on his opinion and the input of past guests. They even gave us a local cell phone to use for making reservations or reaching them if needed or whatever, which was a helpful touch!

We loved our stay here and would gladly return. Thanks, Walter and Natalia, for your part in our fantastic first visit to Rome!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jennifer, thank you for your nice feedback, your review is wonderful !! As you know reviews are really important!! Hope to host you again ...
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We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful little apartment with a great location. Natalia and Walter met us at the apartment and gave us very valuable information for the area. We hope to visit again very soon. Thank you Nalalia and Walter

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and very helpful host

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is in a very good location 5 minutes walk to the Forum and just a bit further to the Colosseum. Cavour Metro station is right outside the door. The place is comfortable with a small usable kitchen. We only used the kitchen for coffee as there is a very large number of great places in the area to eat; from takeout to fine dining. The bed is good and there are shutters on the windows if you need to sleep-in.

Walter is top class host. He arranged airport transfers for us, gave us a detailed rundown of the city in general and was easy to reach by email or provided local cell phone.

We did have an issue with the internet as the WiFi was out for the duration of our stay and this is the only reason I'm going with 4 rather than 5 stars. This was clearly beyond Walter's control as he diligently followed up with the ISP. When they were slow to respond to the problem he provided us with his I-phone to use as a hot-spot.

My wife and I highly recommend this apartment and Walter!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment in the heart of Rome!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the apartment on Leonina St. It is small, but has everything you need for a stay of several days - a washer, drying rack, small fridge, microwave, 2 burner stove. We ate many simple meals at home. It was tastefully furnished, TV available in English (though we didn't use it much!).

Natalia and Walter were very helpful with tips about places to see, restaurants etc. and were available to answer any other questions. They provide you with a local cell which you can use if needed. We didn't, but it was comforting to know we could!

The location is perfect. Walking distance to everything in ancient Rome - the longest walk is about 50 minutes to the Vatican. Only 5 minutes to the Colosseum. Basilica San Pietro in Vincalli is just across the street - don't miss that. Just off a major street (Cavour) with more restaurants, a couple of grocery stores etc.

We have only positive things to stay and will recommend to any friends who may be visiting Rome.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

next to the apartment The Historical Museum of the Vatican City located in the Noble apartment of the Lateran Palace (admission from the atrium of the Basilica of St John Lateran. Complesso del Vittoriano: from the Terrazze delle Quadriglie enjoy a breath-taking view of the City of Rome. For your children: 3D Rewind Rome: a small technological jewel allows us to relive Imperial Rome with a virtual jounery in 3D bringing us back two thousand years. Time Elevator: Three large screen, mobile platforms simulating movement, and audio-video effects combine to re-create the history of Rome. Domus Romanae at Palazzo Valentini: the fascinating tour takes visitors through ther remains of the patrician 'Domus' and mosaics, painted walls, polychrome and paved floor can be admired thorugh multi_media reconstructions of the past involving light displays, sound effects and film showings.




Additional information about rental rates

Rates include: visitors taxes, WIFI, A.C., CABLE TV, heating, courtesy mobile phone, maps, guides, linens, final cleaning. No extra fee for weekend check in (we don't accept check in after 8 p.m- If you need a later check in please contact us before booking)
25% deposit is request upon booking , Balance only via Pay Pal or in CASH. If balance will be paid in cash there is an additional 10% DISCOUNT (don't need to carry with you the balance, you can collect it at any ATM machine during your stay)

For booking more than 10 days please ask cancellation policy rules

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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