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Romula Giannotti

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

The Luxury Suite in Trastevere

204 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Rione XIII Trastevere Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Enjoy the charm of an authentic Rome apartment!

Located right in the very center of Rome, in a tranquil cobblestone alley of the historic Trastevere area, this newly renovated and refurbished apartment combines the classic Roman charm of exposed original beams with the comfort and style of modern furnishings. This is an ideal typical holiday home to experience a great stay in the eternal city!

The area surrounding the apartment: The luxury suite apartment is situated in the heart of Trastevere, the picturesque medieval area located on the west bank of the Tiber. Part of the historical centre of Rome, Trastevere is the perfect place to glimpse a bit of the old world while still enjoying the lifestyle of today's Romans. From the cobblestone streets to the overhanging laundry lines, senses are pleasantly awakened with every step you take in this bohemian neighborhood.

Vicolo della Torre, where is located the apartment, represents everything mentioned above. It is the most photographed alley of Trastevere and you will feel very proud to have been chosen so popular and central location.

Equidistant from the Coliseum and the Vatican, Trastevere is an ideal place to discover the secrets of Rome on foot. Saint Peter and the Vatican city are about twenty minutes away and upon crossing the Tiber you get to Campo dei Fiori, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, the Roman Forum, and many other sights, in no time at all (15 to 30 minutes walks). If you want to take public transportation, the area is extremely well served by the electric buses of Rome.

A few blocks from the apartment, you can find the outdoor market of Piazza San Cosimato, where tented booths display a bountiful array of tantalizing fruits and vegetables, or the Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, the most popular gathering place in the area. In this square you will find the church Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of the oldest and most beautiful churches in Rome and very much worth a visit.

The area becomes very lively at night as it is full of trendy bars and dozens of quality restaurants and pizzerias, where you can taste great Italian food at reasonable prices.

If you are looking for a very special accommodation, with all the charm and soul of old Rome yet with all the comfort and convenience of modern amenities, then the Trilussa apartment will surely delight you. Trilussa is the name of a famous Roman poet.

The apartment:

This charming apartment is located on the ground floor of a typical house of 1800 and enjoys a private entrance in additional to the secluded location that makes it not so noisy in a lively neighborhoods. This will allow you to sleep at night, advantage that few holiday rentals can offer in Trastevere.

The house is a confortable little suite, very modern and all renovated, pecfect for a couple or 3 persons of the same family. There is a bed room with a king size bed and a living room with a sofa bed, very well equiped with Tv with a satelite to enjoy your programs all over the world, and wireless internet free and a Nespresso coffee machine with complimentary Italian coffee.

The luxury suite has just come out of a full renovation ( December 2015 ) and represents a quintessential Trastevere apartment. The rustic tile floor and the original ceiling beams bring a delightful sense of Roman history, harmoniously matched by the contemporary colors and elegant furnishings. Guests will feel completely at ease from the moment they walk in, thanks to the captivating and warm atmosphere. The living-dining area of this apartment is welcoming and inviting the guests to relax after trekking around Rome historical centre. In this area you can find a double leather sofa bedt, one single leather sofa, a coffee table and a plasma TV. The open kitchen is fully equipped with everything guests may need for daily living and it features a countertop and two stools to enjoy a breakfast or a dinner.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Romula Giannotti (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

About Romula Giannotti

My name is Romula and with my husband Claudio we were 32 year owners of a travel agency which is located near the Vatican. That job kept us continually in contact with people for whom we organized travels all over the world. We are fluent in three languages: Italian, French and English, so we can also help you with all of your travel throughout Italy . You can ask our opinion on your stay in Rome or on your trip in Italy, how to divide the days into the differents cities, how to join the different places, how to decide if it is better to go by car or by train, or any other question !!! We just want 2 things :

1) to rent our 2 houses in Rome, the second one is located in the same lane Vicolo della Torre 12, you can visit the site homeaway #3571450

2) that you enjoy your stay in Rome and your trip in Italy !!! Dont hesitate to contact us !!!!

Romula Giannotti purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Romula Giannotti chose Rome

To deversify the tourism activity in a lovely city like Rome, I decided to invest in this tourism concept of vacation rental, trying to give the best of hospitality to our guests for a unforgetable holiday in the heart of the 'Eternel City' Trastevere !

We meet all our guests upon arrival to give them all the explications that they need to enjoy their stay, we offer them our avaibility for each kind of request as buy train tickets, leave their luggage in a little deposit to enjoy their last day in Rome, organize private cooking lessons, private day trips, wine tastings, transfers from and to the airport or the port of Civitavecchia where cruises depart for the Mediterranean, any service that can facilitate their stay in Rome.

What makes this apartment unique

The suite apartment is situated in the heart of Trastevere, very lively at night as it is full of trendy bars and quality restaurants frequented by tourists and Italians too. It is a typical house of the 1800, all renovated inside, located in the most beautifull alley of Trastevere, constantly photographed for its uniqueness. The bedroom is overlooking the courtyard of San Gallicano hospital, today is an historical monument, so my guests can sleep very well without being disturbed by noise that lasts all night in this very special neighbourhour of Rome, especially in summer.

An other benefit is that I have 2 houses in the same lane Vicolo della Torre ( and where 2 couples of friends travelling together can stay in their complete independence while being together.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Desetta family was wonderfull people and we were very happy to receive them in our little house of Trastevere hoping to see them again.
Feb 2009
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based on 204 traveler reviews

The Luxury Suite in Trastevere
average rating of 4.897059 based on 205 reviews

Great location, clean and thoughtfully decorated

  • 5 of 5

This place has everything you need for a relaxing Roman vacation. Located in the heart of the less touristy area, Trastevere, in a beautifully renovated old building. The original wall and beams are still visible. Romula and her husband have thought of everything. They are both very kind and we were welcomed with a nice bottle of wine! There is a fully stocked mini kitchen, a safe for your valuables, robes, house shoes for after you get out of the shower and everything is super clean. I love how they decorated with an orange theme, all the things are orange, the towels, the dishes, right down to the dish soap, everything matches. The air conditioning works great and the water pressure was good too. Two things we found to be rare in Italy. There are plenty of cute places around the corner to get breakfast pastries and coffee. I found a fantastic clothing store around the corner where the owner designs and makes all the clothes! It's called Livia Risi. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a home away from home in Rome.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming
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Cute, clean and fantastic hosts.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at the apartment, Romula and her husband were unbelievably hospitable and friendly. They thoroughly explained functions of the house and took extra care to give us directions and recommendations for dinner. The apartment was clean and in a great location. After a busy day in the tourist areas we were happy to come "home" to Trastevere for an apertivo and well priced, delicious meals in the neighborhood. Grazie! 😘

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming, we are very happy when our guests are satisfied with their stay. We hope to see you again. Did you throw the coin in the Trevi fountain ?????
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Wonderful stay in a great area

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in the perfect location in the Trasvertere area and is cute as can be. It's on the smaller side but is perfect for two people. There is a plethora of great dining and nightlife steps from your front door, and there is public transportation and a taxi station just a few steps away. The air conditioning and wifi in the apartment are fantastic, and Romula and her husband are absolutely charming and very helpful. Be sure to ask them for restaurant recommendations. They gave us several and both places that we tried were fabulous!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Our wish is to offer our guests the best of Rome to come back
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Perfect Location, BUT......

  • 3 of 5

This is the perfect location for enjoying the lively night life of Trastevere. Many wonderful restaurants with outdoor seating literally right outside your door. But because the apartment is a few meters down a little alley, it is quiet. Returning after dark was never a safety issue because the alley was well lit at night.

Romula and her husband were very nice to deal with. She arranged affordable private airport transfers for us also. We liked Romula and Claude so much we wanted to give 5 stars just for them.

The reason for only 3 stars is because of the apartment itself. The bed is EXTREMELY uncomfortable and hard. The mattress is only about 2-3 inches thick with no box spring. Felt like we were laying on the floor on a thin mat. For only this reason, we will not return. It made sleeping almost impossible. The bedding seemed old and in need of updating. The apartment was very tidy, but was not clean. Many cobwebs and the floors were very dirty. Had to wear the slippers Romula thoughtfully provided at all times. The bathroom towels were plentiful and of good quality.

The air conditioning worked great. It was nice to come back to cool place after a hot July day in Rome.

A better mattress, new bedding and a better cleaning crew is all that is needed to make this cute place a 5 star vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry to receive your 3 stars review especially because we were continually present during your stay, we spoke together several times, and able to satisfy all your needs as we have always done in the past with all our guests and which have enabled us to reach 200 reviews almost 5 stars. I would firstly like to point out that the dust and cleaning of the house were due to the external works for the reconstruction of the roof and which led to situations we couldn't manage or control. I would have offer you a daily cleaning of the house due to that fact, but I apologize for not having thought during your stay. The safety of the alley is also due to works that were going on and which were not foreseen and cannot be delayed. The bed is in wrought iron suitable for a typical house of 250 years in the heart of Rome. About the mattress I think that it is a very subjective matter, it is orthopedic, brand, with the springs inside and we never receive any negative comment about. If you will not return just for this reason, I will be very happy to change it for you, as long as you send us your preferences and we will offer you the stay to fully enjoy Vicolo della Torre and our house. It was a pleasure to meet you and we apologize again.
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Fawnskin CA

Wonderful Roman Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

The owners are just wonderful in assisting new-comers to Rome and Italy. The apartment, while small, is perfectly appointed with all you need to be comfortable in Rome. The neighborhood is lively and the restaurants amazing. Romula assists you with taking the time to show you the best places and how to get there. Would highly recommend!!! Hope to return there again.

Elsa & Tom July 2016

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank all our guests, Elsa & Tom, for having reached with this review, 200 reviews almost 5 stars that have led us to achieve an excellent performance and many repeaters in these nine years. Arrivederci, that means in one Italian word: Goodbye hope to see you again !!!!
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Another wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We love this apartment for its location, luxury finishes, and mostly for the wonderful owners, Romula and Claudio, who make you feel very welcome and met us upon arrival and departure as well as arranging taxi services. They care greatly for their guests' satisfaction and for all of the details of the apartment. This was our second stay at their apartment, and we look forward to the next one! Thank you for another excellent stay in beautiful Rome!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming twice in our house and hope to see you again
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Trevi Fountain
"dont forget to through a coin in the fountain to come back in Rome !"
Piazza Navona
Roman Forum
Jewish Ghetto
Arch of Constantine
Piazza Venezia
Villa Borghese
Bar Sant'Eustacchio il Caffe
Borghese Gallery
Campo de' Fiori
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Via dei Fori Imperiali
Via dei Condotti
Palatine Hill
Tiberina Island
Chiesa di Santa Maria in Aracoeli
Forno Campo de' Fiori
Porta Portese
San Luigi dei Francesi
Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
so many bars round the corner
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Stazione Trastevere or Stazione Termini
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Raccordo anulare
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
so many restaurants round the corner
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Fregene or Ostia
Car: not necessary

Close by there is a brand new fitness center with a personal trainer & sauna. 10 euro per day !!!!

A very good supermarket on Viale Trastevere where you will find everything you need with very good prices and a local open market in Piazza San Cosimato, every morning.


Rates & Availability

Rione XIII Trastevere Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rome in August 2016 !!!!
Aug 4 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Very High Season 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season October 2016
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 8 2016
3 night minimum stay
Special week due cancellation
Oct 9 2016 - Oct 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
High season
Oct 16 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
special Christmas Markets
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Eve 2017 in Rome
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Special Christmas Market
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jan 11 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 18 2017 - Jun 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Special 2 nights
Jun 20 2017 - Jun 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 21 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
August in Rome
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
very high Season 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $22

The prices are FLEXIBLE and depends from the avaibility. Usually check out and check in is around 10 am.
I ask the balance at check in but in case of sudden cancellation I will be forced to ask for it anyway or to find a common agreement.
After check in no refund is due unless the problem cannot be solved.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Rione XIII Trastevere Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 40 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Dialup Access
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub
  • The beautiful en-suite bathroom comes with a shower cabinet with hydro-massage system to enhance your moments of relaxation. Bed linens and clean towels and robes are all provided. Features: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , air condition and fan
  • The bedroom features a comfortable and stylish handmade iron double bed, king size. Ample clothes storage is provided by the fitted cupboard placed in the small hallway. The beautiful en-suite bathroom comes with a shower cabinet with hydro-massage system to enhance your moments of relaxation. Bed linens and clean towels and robes are all provided.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
I am happy to inform you that from the 1st of June I will organize with my partners an "Italian Experience" The description is on the site that you can visit for more informations. If you are interestd to partecipate, dont hesitate to book through the site, you will give me your definitly confirmation once in Rome. I am sure that you will appreciate my new initiative

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