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Perfect location, exclusive apartment in the heart of Rome! speed WI-FI

Bedrooms 1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, living room, Bathroom, kitchen (Sleeps 2-5) in the centre

Exclusive apartment in the heart of Rome just a stones throw away from the Coliseum, Roman Forum, Mouth of Truth, and all the major important historical sites.

The property is within walking distance to Piazza Navona, Fontana di Trevi, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Campo dei Fiori and across the Tiber river to enchanting Trastevere, famous for its narrow streets and cozy restaurants.

The location simply could not be better as the area is one of the most famous and picturesque of the historical center, surrounded by archaeological sites, artisan and antique shops, theatres, traditional bakeries, colourful markets, designer stores, boutiques, restaurants, typical Italian cafes and winebars where you can flip away your tiredness over a good glass of wine.

Only a couple of blocks away, there is a colorful, large open market and every morning can be found fine food, fresh produce, fruit, vegetables, wine, cheese and wonderful bread.

The apartment has been newly renovated to offer elegance, comfort and convenience to the most desirable attractions of the city center.

The property is on the first floor of a 19th century historic building. After a day's sightseeing in the noise of a busy city, this is a great place to come home to. Walking through the main doors (off the street) into a lush garden full of trees and flowers, is such a pleasant surprise. Coming back here, in this oasis sheltered from the hustle and bustle, at the end of a long day gives you an instant sense of peace. The quiet found inside is unusual for this lively section of Rome. During the day, a security guard is present by the front gate. In addition to the gate (locked after dark), there are locked doors for both the complex and the apartment.

Fully renewed, it is tastefully furnished with fine modern fittings and the same remarkable equipment. Elegantly appointed with artistic and decorative features as beautiful pictures and mirrors, exclusive tapestries, cozy sofas, modern sliding doors, lamps, large wooden walk-in wardrobe.

The apartment has a very warm atmosphere. It has an entrance that leads to a bright living-room, a dining area with american kitchen, the bedroom, the bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. The sofa is a comfortable sofa-bed (King size, excellent quality), there is also a single bed. The kitchen has all modern fittings and it is fully equipped with all necessary cooking supplies.

The apartment has every comforts: air conditioned, autonomous heating, Satellite TV, flatscreen TV, FREE WIFI internet, washing machine, telephone, safety box, radio, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, Bed linen and blankets, bath towels and table linen provided.

Just a few meters from the property you'll find the famous mediaeval basilica church Santa Maria in Cosmedin (or de Schola Graeca). The church was built in the 6th century over the remains of the Templum Herculis Pompeiani in the Forum Boarium and Its bell tower is the tallest medieval belfry in Rome. In the porch of this mediaeval Church, on the south side, there is one of Rome's symbols, the so-called 'Bocca della Verita' Mouth of Truth that draws many visitors: this is a large round stone, with a grotesque face in relief with holes through the eyes and the nose, and a larger opening for the mouth.

While in Rome you may like to re-enact the scene in the film Roman Holiday and put your hand over the Bocca della Verità or Mouth of Truth which hangs in the portico of the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin.If a jealous lover wanted to test their partner’s fidelity, they would put their hand in the mouth of the stone river god - it was thought that a liar would have his hand bitten off but the faithful lover would go untouched.

And this 'test' is still a must for all tourists and the queue of visitors stretched right down the street, for to have their photo taken with their hand in the mouth of the statue.

It’s a fun thing to do though and everyone seemed to emerge with their arm intact - why not give it a try?

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Speaks: english, french, italian
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Vera

Italy is a country full of glittering treasures and Rome is its brightest jewels. I am delighted to be able to offer a comfortable and beautiful ambiance to my guests. Every amenity and comfort is well thought out and we make sure that the apartment is clean and in excellent condition at all times. I take pride in meeting the needs of my traveling friends while helping to make their stay in Rome a memorable one. It is important to me to put the needs and comfort of my guests first and I am honored to say that this is gratefully reflected back to me through referrals and returning guests. My apartment is truly a 'home away from home'.

Vera purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Vera chose Centro Storico

The location simply could not be better as the area is one of the most famous and picturesque of the historical center, surrounded by archaeological sites, artisan and antique shops, theatres, traditional bakeries (15 meters from the apartment), colourful markets, designer stores, boutiques, restaurants (10 meters from the apartment), typical Italian cafes and wine bars (10 meters from the apartment),..

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is right in the historic centre of Rome and from here you can walk to every important interesting point without public transport. However the apartment is very conveniently connected to any city landmark and to Airport by fast and efficient public transportation ( both buses and subway ) and you will enjoy the real Italian style everyday life.

Upon request you can book a transfer from and for Fiumicino or Ciampino

airports with our chauffeur driven transfer.

You can request the service by sending us an e-mail including your flight


Fantastic location for an unforgettable holiday in Rome!

The entire apartment is for your own use.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I and our 13 year old daughter stayed here for 5 days in september 2010. We found the flat really delightful, beautifully appointed and equipped, quiet and close to everything. It was very clean and well maintained, the beds were comfy and the kitchen well equipped. It was also great to have Wi-fi internet and a washing machine! We highly recommend this apartment to anyone visiting Rome.
Sep 2010
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Centro Storico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • full bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), NEW extra comfy mattress, high quality memory foam. DOUBLE comfortable sofa bed (1), Single sofa Bed (1), Baby Cribs (on request)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Air Conditioning, Washing machine, Free speed WI FI internet, SAT-TV, baby cot, hair dryer, safety-box, iron, iron board, books, maps of Rome, Fully equipped kitchen, basics such as coffee, tea, sugar, cacao, butter, jam, salt, oil etc, provided, Bed linen and blankets, bath towels and table linen provided


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Perfect location, exclusive apartment in the heart of Rome! speed WI-FI
average rating of 4.625 based on 57 reviews

Great Convenient location and everything you need in Testaccio

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed in this apartment for our week in Rome. We got off to a good start with an introduction and walk-through by Alina, who was always available to us by text. There are markets, restaurants, parks and shops within an easy walking distance. I recommend Vera's apartment, which is on the first floor and on the courtyard, to any couple of small group who needs comfort and convenience. Coffee, tea, soaps and detergent were all provided, which was nice.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a beautiful apartment/perfect location

  • 4 of 5

This apartment was lovely, it was light and airy and had all the amenities required. There was ample room for my husband, six year old son and myself.

The location of the apartment was private and quiet. The outlook into the courtyard was lovely too. It was walking distance to most attractions and there were plenty of really good local restaurants and shops nearby, a fabulous bakery downstairs and of course a couple of gelato shops. There were even a couple of parks close by for our son to play.

Vera, also arranged for us to picked up by a driver when we arrived in Rome which saved a lot of hassle. We would definitely stay in this apartment again and recommend it to anyone who is looking for somewhere quiet to come home to at the end of day and not too touristy.

Sue from Sydney

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean and comfortable apartment on bus and tram route; close to train station

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay for 3 nights at this apartment this July. Received clear instructions from the owner (Vera) and were greeted by the property manager outside the apartment (Alina), who was waiting for us. Alina was very helpful - gave us very detailed instructions about the apartment, the building and surrounding area. The place she recommended for pizza was a fantastic traditional pizzeria that our kids and us really enjoyed. Alina was so kind to meet us a week later at the train station to return a backpack that we have forgotten at the apartment. Thank you again Alina for your time and troubles!

The apartment was very clean and spacious by European standards. Air conditioner in both rooms which felt great after whole day of walking through Rome. The apartment had washing machine and full kitchen as well, which was helpful. Lots of books about Rome as well. I find a nice welcoming touch to see croissants and cold mineral water in the fridge :)

We could walk to the Coliseum (about 10-15 min) and train station (we went for same day beach trip outside of Rome).

Overall we enjoyed our stay very much! Thank you again Vera and Alina! Spasibo!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and quiet

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very clean and well kept. Our host went very attentive to our needs and made sure we had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable.

This apartment was within walking distant to all the major site and many good restaurants.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, Modern, spotless

  • 5 of 5

Have been here for 2 weeks in Spring 2017. The apartment is well appointed, very tastefully decorated and everything worked well (including WLAN). The neighborhood is probably the best you can find in Rome. There is no traffic noise. Vera provides extensive information (in English) on the area and for all appliances. She also stocked the fridge with some items and even an Easter present. Vera is very reliable, was easy to work with and organized our transfers from/to the airport. Both a tram stop and a bus stop can be reached within 2 mins. For our next time in Rome, will definitely return to Vera's apartment.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really enjoyed this apartment!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful 7 nights in Rome and enjoyed every moment of it! We had the chauffeur pick us up at the airport as Vera had offered and it went without a hitch! We were so glad we had decided on this instead of having to navigate the buses when we first got there. Alina was there waiting for us when we arrived to show us around, give us the keys and instructions. She was very sweet and helpful. She was a little hard to understand as she is from the Ukraine but let me tell you, she speaks better English than I speak Ukrainian! She was great to leave us her cell phone number and told us to text her any time if we needed help, etc.

The apartment was really great and it was everything that we needed. It was just my husband and I celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. We had plenty of room, plenty of closet space, the kitchen was great as my husband cooked breakfast for us every morning. The bed was quite comfortable and we slept really well as the area around the complex is pretty quiet. The shutters on the windows allow you to darken the place so sleeping was not an issue at all. The WiFi worked great, as did the hot water and there was good water pressure in the shower. We did have to fiddle with the shower head to get it to stay put so it didn't just spray along the back wall and one of the handles to the shower door was loose. My husband tried to fix it (he's an airplane mechanic) but he didn't have an Allen wrench and it was corroded. No big deal though.

The place was very bright and cheery and we always felt like we were coming "home" at the end of each long day of sight-seeing. The location was perfect as there is a bus stop just across the street so that made it very convenient. Also there are so many little restaurants, gelato and pizza places, and stores all around so it was very convenient to stop by the small supermarket to pick up a few things. We were able to wash clothes too so that was nice, however there is no dryer but a drying rack is provided (1st world problems ;) We felt very safe walking around the side streets, day and night.

The chauffeur and Alina were right on time when it came time for us to depart so that was really nice. All in all, our trip was amazing and we would definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling to Rome. I held back 1 star as I would have liked the place to be a little cleaner but a family had just left that morning so the turn-around time was pretty quick.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Circolo del Golf di Roma
Santa Maria in Cosmedin and the Bocca della Verità
Circus Maximus
Giardino degli Aranci, Rome Italy
Roman Forum
Piazza Venezia
Porta Portese
Jewish Ghetto
New Testaccio Market
Mercato di Campo dè Fiori
Piazza San Cosimato
Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
snack bar
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
il grottino
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
ostia and fregene
Car: not necessary

The area around the house is surrounded by: restaurants, pizzerias, traditional bakeries, supermarkets, groceries, pubs, Italian's cafè, artisan and antique shops, boutiques, wine bars, bakeries, colourful markets, designer stores, churches, museums, library, theaters, cinemas..


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

final cleaning $61.09
Tax Rate 3.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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