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San Giovanni, Rome, Italy
  • Apartment699 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights

Sleeps 4, 1 Min From Tube, 10 Mins From City Centre, Free Wi-fi, A/C, balcony

Awards: 2014 Winner of TRIP ADVISOR Certificate of Excellence

Treat yourselves to a romantic break - come and see the Eternal City and be sure to have a cosy place to come back to at night. We'd love to welcome you! We are a Scottish Italian family, who meet and greet our guests on arrival and try our best to make you feel at home. We give you ample information on how to get around Rome, which is very easy thanks to the A-line Metro station just outside our front door and many bus stops too. In 10-15 minutes you can reach all the main tourist attractions such as the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museum and the entire historic centre. We also show you how to work the various appliances and have a folder full of tourist information and many guide books which you can consult to organise your stay.

Our apartment (6th floor with elevator; 700 sq ft - 65 mq), is located in the 'Appio Latino' district, along the Via Appia Nuova (one of the best shopping areas in Rome). We're also close to the Old Appian Way archaeological site with its ruins and catacombs. You'll be living in a typical Roman area and will be able to mix with the locals. You certainly won't regret it. The apartment features: spacious bedroom with king size bed and double glazed window doors that open onto the balcony; large living room with 2 couches (one of which a opens out to a comfortable queen size sofa bed); fully equipped kitchen; bathroom with shower; hall with extra wardrobe; balcony where you can sit at the end of the day with a glass of wine watching the world go by. A/C. Free WI-FI.

Supermarkets, cafés, great variety of shops, restaurants, pizzerias, take-aways, ATMs, etc. nearby. Nature lovers might want to visit the 'Valle della Caffarella' park and Villa Lazzaroni (with a children's playground) for a break from city life. We speak English, Italian and French and just a little German and Spanish. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.


Either take the Leonardo Express (non stop) train to Termini station (tickets cost 14 euros - children under 12 don't pay) and then the A-line subway (Direzione Anagnina) and get off at the Colli Albani station. When you get out the subway station look out for McDonald's as we're on the same side of the street. With your back to McDonald's we're to the right at the corner with Via Poggi d'Oro, next to the “Chicken Hut”.


take the FL1 train and get off at the Stazione Tuscolana (tickets cost 8 euros) - children under 12 don't pay). Outside the Tuscolana station walk to the traffic lights, then up Via Gela to the Pontelungo subway station (not even a five minutes walk). Take the subway (Direzione Anagnina) to the Colli Albani station.


Take the Co.tral bus to the Anagnina (tickets cost 1,20 euro). At the Anagnina take the subway to the Colli Albani station.




Member Since 2010
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Response time:
within a few hours
english, french, italian, a little Spanish and German
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Irene

Hi, I'm Irene. I inherited this flat from my parents and am very attached to it. I was born and brought up in Scotland and 'brought over' to Italy when my parents retired, but I've been living here a lifetime and now consider Italy as home, although I often think fondly of my childhood in Scotland. It was my sons’ idea that I rent this flat out to tourists. I decided to give it a try and have been happily welcoming people from all over the world since August 2006. I would love to welcome you too. I speak English, French and Italian and a little German and Spanish.

What makes this Apartment unique

The flat has a homely atmosphere and is close to everything: supermarkets, bakeries, restaurants, 'pizzerias and gelaterias', boutiques, banks, open air fruit and vegetable market, etc. The location is fantastic. From the balcony you have a beautiful view of the hills to the south of Rome and the Via Appia Nuova. The underground stop is right at the doorstep, and bus stops too, which means there's no walking to do when you come back at night with weary feet. You will be living in a typically Roman area and be able to mix with the locals. If you get tired of city life and want a breath of fresh air, go and visit the Caffarella Park. It's just short walk away and is the most significant remaining example of ancient countryside in the city. You'll see many monuments from different ages, besides sheep grazing here and there and a good few vegetable gardens. I look forward to seeing you.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Main bedroom with king-size bed. Queen size sofa bed in living room.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, bidet

        Location Type

          • Town
            MANY PLACES OF INTEREST NEARBY: Basilica of St. John Latheran, awesome parks and villas (Parco dell’Appia antica, Villa Lazzaroni) AND FABULOUS SHOPPING in Via Appia Nuova and Via Tuscolana ENJOY!


              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Air Conditioning
                        There is a small charge for A/C if used.
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Elevator
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        No extra charge.
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Local Maps
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Shampoo
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Telephone
                        Courtesy cell phone available on request.
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Free unlimited wi-fi
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Microwave
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Freezer
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully equipped, eat-in kitchen
                          • Coffee Maker
                            American drip coffee maker and Italian moka
                          • Oven
                            Gas oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Basics like sugar, salt, tea, olive oil, etc.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            4 ring gas stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                    Plenty of books and Rome guide books in English
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Only news programmes like CNN, BBC in English
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    LCD flat screen


                                      • Balcony


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • ruins
                                              • synagogues
                                              • theme parks

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • cycling
                                                          • golf
                                                          • tennis


                                                              • We have been renting out to tourists for over nine years and would love to welcome you too. We can accommodate up to 4 guests: 2 in the bedroom and 2 in the living room where we have a comfortable queen-size sofa bed. Our apartment, with double glazing windows and security door, has a homely atmosphere. Amenities include: A/C, central heating, free, unlimited WI-FI internet, LCD SAT TV (only news channels like CNN and BBC in English), DVD player and library, CD player, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, washing machine, gas cooker with oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, American and Italian coffee machines, toaster, ample cooking utensils, bed linen, blankets and towels. Our private balcony has a beautiful view of the hills to the south of Rome. Nearest subway stop (1 min. walk) : 'Colli Albani'. Buses and taxi stand in front of apartment. Very well linked with Ciampino and Fiumicino airports. On request: airport transfer, cell phone. Smoking only allowed on balcony.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                76 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Perfect location

                                                                Dorothy S.Winston Salem, North Carolina

                                                                Irene met us at the apartment and showed us where things were and how they operated. Irene's apartment is on the sixth floor but fortunately has a very adequate elevator. It is conveniently only a few steps to the Metro and in approximately 5 stops you are in the center of Rome. You will find lots of restaurants and grocery stores + 2 wonderful pastry shops in the immediate vicinity. The apartment was perfect for our needs, a very comfortable bedroom with balcony where you can sit and have a glass of vino or such. The kitchen was equipped with everything that we needed. The sitting room was airy and comfortable with a bookcase complete with tourist brochures and maps to help plan your day. We would not hesitate to stay in this apartment again, owned by a delightfully friendly and informative lady.

                                                                Excellent flat, excellent location, excellent host!

                                                                becky h.Webster City

                                                                Our recent (and first) stay in Rome was amazing! We loved the location of this flat. The sweet decor made us feel at home and the flat itself was very clean and roomy. There are great restaurants, a grocery store, a bank and the metro near by. We thoroughly enjoyed dining with the locals, away from all of the touristy spots. We also enjoyed meeting Irene...she is a sweet soul and was helpful with any questions we had about Rome. We HIGHLY recommend staying here! You will not be disappointed!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you so much for this glorious review, Becky! I'm so glad you and Brady had a good time in Rome and enjoyed our apartment and neighbourhood. I fully understand the fact that you liked to get away from the cramped touristy area after a day of sightseeing to relax in “real Rome” and see how the locals live. It was a real pleasure to meet you and if your travels bring you back this way, you'll be more than welcome here. A big hug, Irene

                                                                Wonderful apartment

                                                                Donna R.

                                                                My husband and I stayed at this very lovely apartment for 2 months. The neighbourhood was safe,the metro and bus system right outside our door and stores and restaurants very close. The apartment was lovely and so clean and accommodated four adults very nicely.

                                                                The best part of our stay was the owner Irene. She was so accommodating and easy to deal with and communication went perfectly. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks so much for your kind words, Donna. I'm glad all went well and you enjoyed the apartment and our neighbourhood. It was such a pleasure to have you stay with us and you're welcome back any time.

                                                                Best wishes to all of you, Irene

                                                                Lovely Rome apartment, lovely host

                                                                Claudio D.

                                                                The apartment was 30 meters from the Colli Albani metro so it was well located for our tired feet!! It was a good size, a large double bedroom, and then an easy to fold away sofa in the large lounge room. This was apart from the nice little kitchen and good bathroom. We didn't use the washing machine on the verandah. So, the unit spaciously contained all that my wife, daughter and I could need. Irene was very accommodating, gave us a nice intro to the unit, and if not for the attractions of Rome we would have enjoyed the local area more following Irene's description. This is a unit we would happily stay in again.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks a million, Nick, for writing this lovely review and for doing so so quickly! I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your stay in this beautiful city and felt comfortable in our flat. It would be a pleasure to welcome you again if your travels ever bring you back this way. Best wishes. Ciao, Irene


                                                                Arizona Feaver Golfers from QC, CanadaSte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson, Quebec, Canada

                                                                The description is perfectly accurate. Everything was perfect, from our arrival with someone meeting us at the airport through Irene, to her explanation of everything to do and what is around the apartment . The location of the appart is sooo convenient, right down for buses, metro and taxi. The appartment is clean, well maintained and very good size for a European home. We could not use the balcony because the weather was not warm enough but it is a bonus if the weather is allowing it. Restaurants and grocery within minutes. Overall excellent! Irene is very helpful and accomodating. Would definetly go back and we do recommend it for a trip in Rome.

                                                                Thank you Irene!!!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you so much for writing this beautiful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in Rome, appreciated our neighbourhood and were comfortable in our apartment. It was a pleasure to meet you and I would love to welcome you back again. Best wishes, Irene

                                                                The apartment was clean, nicely decorated, well equiped and in a very convenient location.

                                                                Barbara and Tony F.

                                                                We stayed a number of weeks in this apartment and found it very convenient for visiting the major attractions, other parts of Rome and some near by towns, especially in the Albani Hills. There are metro, bus and taxi stations right outside the apartment. There are plenty of local shops, supermarkets, restaurants etc close by. English was spoken, at least to some extent, in nearly all of these places.

                                                                The apartment is on the sixth floor, with a lift, so is a bit above the local traffic noise, although not totally quiet, unless you shut the windows. Irene, the owner, has the apartment nicely furnished and decorated, it is very clean and well equipped.

                                                                Irene was extremely helpful while planning our stay and while we were there, even organised transport from the airport.

                                                                We would certainly recommend this apartment and would stay there again.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks so much for this beautiful review, Tony and Barbara. I was very pleased to meet you and have you as our guests for 5 weeks. I'm glad you felt comfortable in the flat and appreciated our neighbourhood and I'm sure you were able to get the feel for the city due to your long stay. If your travels bring you back this way I'd be only too pleased to welcome you again. All the best, Irene


                                                                San Giovanni, Rome, Italy

                                                                One of the main assets of the property is that it is right at an A-line Metro stop (Colli Albani). The A-line Metro was built to connect all the main tourist attractions, from the Old Appian Way to the Vatican so our apartment combines the advantages of a convenient price with easy access to the historical center. All the major sights can be reached in a few minutes. Buses also widely available. Supermarket opposite and a great mix of shops, banks, internet cafes, restaurants, pubs, pizzerias all in close proximity. The adjacent Via Appia Nuova is one of Rome's best shopping areas. Guarded garage nearby, on street parking for those of you who plan to hire a car.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Additional Guest Fee

                                                                Our rates depend on the season, number of guests and length of stay, so, for stays longer than 2 weeks ask us for a quote - we may be able to adjust our pricing. Rates are all-inclusive, covering utilities, bed and bath linen, final cleaning and free unlimited WI-FI. No extra charges except for electricity, which in summer months is metered and charged €0.40 per kWh for air conditioning. €150 damage deposit to be paid on arrival, refundable on departure provided everything is in order. Check in is preferably from 3 to 7 pm and check out from 8 to 10 am, but we try our best to be flexible. If we don't have guests leaving our apartment on the day you arrive you are welcome to check in early. There is, however, a €30 fee for check-in after 9 p.m. and the latest check in time is 10 p.m. Transfer to and from airport can be arranged. THE RENTAL PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE CITY TAX: €3.50 per person per night for a maximum of 10 nights (not applicable to children under 10), which is payable in cash to the owner on arrival. IL PREZZO DELLA LOCAZIONE NON COMPRENDE IL CONTRIBUTO DI SOGGIORNO di €3,50/persona/notte, fino a un massimo di 10 giorni. Sono esenti i ragazzi sotto i 10 anni. Il contributo di soggiorno viene pagato in contanti all'arrivo insieme ad un deposito cauzionale di €150. LE PRIX DE LOCATION NE COMPREND PAS LA TAXE DE SEJOUR (€3,50/personne/ nuit, pour un maximum de 10 jours - les enfants de moins de 10 ans sont exemptés) qui est payable à l'arrivée en espèces. Caution remboursable de €150 à payer en espèces à l'arrivée. NON ESTA INCLUIDA EN EL PRECIO DEL ALQUILER LA TASA DE ALOJAMIENTO (€3,50/persona/día, para un máximo de 10 días. Están exentos de la tasa los niños menores de 10 años) y será pagada en efectivo a la llegada. Fianza de €150 a pagar en efectivo a la llegada.

                                                                76 Reviews
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