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Grand Orsetto, Beautiful, Large Bright & Very Quiet, 150m Piazza Navona

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Centrally located, very roomy, comfortable, quiet, cheerful, plenty of light

Located in Via dell'Orso, 28. 150 meters from Piazza Navona. VERY QUIET! Ideal for 2-3 couples + friends or a family with children + friends. 160 sq meters, 3 bedrooms, 3 ensuite bathrooms, a very large living room and a huge kitchen/dining room. Entirely renovated in 2012. Quiet, airy, bright (windows look south). In the heart of Rome, yet away from it all, thanks to its location on the first floor of a small building at the end of the large courtyard of this very private palace.

And you can sleep with your windows WIDE OPEN, no noise from the street!


Location, roominess, comfort, quiet, style, plenty of light. Here you are at the center of the center; after a full day visiting Rome, you do not feel like travelling to some distant neighborhood. Wherever you are, you'll enjoy a short walk back home to enjoy the quiet and comfort, to find it dry and cool during summer and warm and welcoming in winter. Relax watching TV in your language in every room, or listen to the radio while organizing your activities, checking your mail or talking over Skype to your beloved ones back home! Prepare your dinner at home, or enjoy traditional roman food in many nearby restaurants. You will find suggestions in the apartment that will help you stay away from tourist eateries.


Maximum 9 guests including children. 3 guests in the mini suite; 3 guests in the attic room; 2 in the ocre room. Beds can be separated. Sofa bed in the living room. Cot/crib available. The apartment is on the first floor (one floor up from ground floor). A flight of stairs at the entrance, unsuitable for persons with impaired mobility, please see picture of stairs on the listing.


There are 3 large sofas (1 is a sofa bed), an armchair, Satellite TV, AC. A beautiful 17th century candelabrum and large contemporary paintings ornate the room and the walls.


Dining room has two windows and a glass entrance door (see pictures); there is a table for up to 10 and a fully appointed kitchen with stove, oven, fridge, dishwasher, sink, a very large closet. Powerful AC.


The bedroom has a kingsize bed that can be separated into twins, bed tables, padded bedhead, window with shadows, satellite TV, AC; the adjoining suite has a sofabed, cupboards, an antique desk with chair, window with shadows. The bathroom has three windows, a separate shower, enclosed WC.

The Ocre Room includes a kingsize bed that can be separated into twins, bed tables, padded bedhead, window with shadows, satellite TV, AC. The ensuite bathroom has a huge steamshower.

The Attic Room includes a kingsize bed (cannot be separated), bed tables, padded bedhead, a single bed, two skykights with shadows, cupboard, satellite TV, AC; the ensuite bathroom with skylight has a bathtub and a separate enclosed shower.


Powerful and quiet A/C in all rooms; independent heating; free broadband internet WiFi in all rooms; 4 sat TVs; washer, separate dryer in the kitchen/dining room. Drying rack, iron and ironing board available. Palace doorman during daytime.

Very comfortable, extralarge beds (180 cm). The 3 ensuite bathrooms are smart and roomy; large and comfortable shower boxes; broad US-style shower heads with plenty of hot water. We provide hairdryer, shampoo and soap. One free set of 3 towels per guest. Extra towels available at € 5.00 per set.


We care about your comfort: the best beds we could get; spacious, welcoming bathrooms and showers with plenty of hot water; ample living room; 4 TV sets; fast internet; plenty of light and ventilation; efficient heating; quiet and powerful AC. Furniture and interior design are a combination of traditional and contemporary.


Within 100 m: foodstore, wineshop, 24 hrs bakery, tobacco shop, international newsstand, barber shop (remember Julia Roberts in Eat, Pray, Love? THAT barber shop!); several restaurants, Laganà, Fiammetta, La Campana, Alfredo (my preference is in that order) all serving good roman food; a taxi station 50 m away and two bus stops.

Subway is 700 m, 10 min away.


Try La Sagrestia, Via del Seminario (Pantheon).


Campo di fiori, Piazza Farnese and surrounding area: plenty of bars and restaurants!

Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina: sit outside, have drinks, lunch or dinner. Near the Via Condotti shopping area.


Gelateria del Teatro - Via dei Coronari, an absolute must!! Giolitti - icecream - Via Uffici del Vicario.


Grand Orsetto has a Vacation Rental MUNICIPAL PERMISSION from the City Council of ROME.

Keywords: quiet, cosy, bright, comfort, style, central, apartment, flat, historic building, large courtyard, limited traffic

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice!

Available Year Round.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Filippo

I am married to my wife since 31 years and we have two adult sons. I have lived, among others, in the US, Spain, Switzerland and in Hong Kong. I am a keen sailor

Filippo purchased this apartment in 1971

What makes this apartment unique

Grand Orsetto is at the center of Rome and a very quiet, brightly lit, airy apartment. Most tourist locations are within walking distance: in 15 to 20 minutes on foot you may reach the vatican, the spanish steps, the trevi fountain


Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
leonardo da vinci - fiumicino
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
via dell'orso
Nearest Ferry
72 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Orso 80
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

PIAZZA NAVONA is one of the grandest piazzas in Rome, a triumph of baroque art, where Bernini and Borromini challenged each other with their formidable masterpieces. The fountain of the four rivers by Bernini faces the great church of St. Agnes, by Borromini. Nearby, in Corso Rinascimento, Borromini built one of the finest examples of Baroque, the magnificent church of St. Yves, inside the National Archives Palace. Don't miss it!

Piazza Navona is busy all day, except in the early morning, its best time.

VIA DELL'ORSO is a characteristic street of old medieval Rome, prior to the baroque period. It is a limited traffic street, very quiet, and yet very close to most visiting sites.

From there you can easily reach your destinations, all within walking distance: Piazza Navona (150 m), Pantheon (600 m), Trevi fountain (1 km, 10 min), Campo di Fiori (800 m), Saint Peter (2 km), Castel Sant'Angelo (800 m, 9), Spanish Steps (1 km), Tiberina Island (1.7), the Ghetto (1,2 km), Capitol (1.6 km, 20), Colosseo (2,1 km, 25), Ara Pacis (700 m).


Taxis to/from airport have fixed rate (7.00am-11.00pm); at night the rate is by the meter.

Private pick up service to/from airport to Orsetto (3 to 8 people) is in the range of € 50/75.

Train from the airport to Rome costs € 14/person.

Taxi from station to Orsetto costs about € 15.

For City transport, please check this web page in english: It includes subway and buses. It may help you plan your stay in Rome.

CARPARK: Garage Leonetto, vicolo del leonetto 6, 50 meters from Orso, tel +39.06.68801327


Centro Storico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • EARLY CHECK-IN can be arranged, provided apartment is available. If not yet, you may check-in, drop your luggage and return later
  • LATE CHECK-OUT can be arranged, provided apartment is available. If not, we will seek to store your luggage until departure
  • THIS IS A PRIVATE BUILDING. Do not sit on the doorstep of the apartment, avoid noise in the courtyard, do not cause disturbances to other tenants
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Attic room Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Minisuite Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Ocre room Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , double steam shower
  • all bathrooms have shower; the attic bathroom has also a bathtub. The ocre room has a large double shower that with marble seats that is also a steam shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Minisuite, studio - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Attic room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Minisuite Bedroom - 1 king , can be separated
    Ocre room - 1 king , can be separated
  • All bedrooms have bedside tables and lamps, cupboards, a chair, window shadows, A/C, internet, satellite TV. The minisuite includes a bedroom with kingsize bed, a studio with a sofabed and an ensuite bathroom. The ocre room has a king size bed and ensuite bathroom. The attic room is accessed from the stairs up from the living room, it has two sky windows, a king size bed, a single bed/sofà and ensuite bathroom with sky window.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


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Grand Orsetto, Beautiful, Large Bright & Very Quiet, 150m Piazza Navona
average rating of 4.8 based on 50 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The best location! Huge amount of space... exceptionally clean! Best way to see Rome.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Guest, thank for your comments, our small team will be delighted to learn about it. We hope to see you again at Grand Orsetto, filippo
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Wonderful central location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Grand Orsetto. The home was large and clean and very central to the sites of Rome. We were able to arrange to book in early which was greatly appreciated. The first floor bedrooms were very nicely set out. The attic room is up a very steep flight of stairs but was managed well by one of the 3 couples staying here but may be a problem for some. Crockery and glassware were a bit light on and could do with replenishing.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Grand Orsetto. It is indeed beautiful and very roomy. We had no problems with our reservations or check in. The location is fantastic. I would give it a 5 star rating, however when we stayed the air conditioning was not working in the living room and kitchen. A/C was one of my priorities in choosing where to stay - and it was over 100 degrees F every day we were in Rome. The two downstairs bedrooms were cool for sleeping, however the upstairs bedroom, which was above the uncooled living room, was fairly warm even with the A/C running. If it weren't for the abnormally hot conditions in Rome I don't think this would have been a problem.

I would not hesitate to stay here again, as I am sure they will eventually fix the air conditioning. If you stay I recommend dining at the Old Bear restaurant, just across the street.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The air-conditioning in the kitchen and living area was out our entire stay and it was 100 degrees

  • 1 of 5

It was a wonderful apartment and we would have loved our stay, however the air conditioning the living room and kitchen was not working and it was 100 degrees outside. We were not able to cook in the kitchen or gather in the living room. We talked to the owner and manager everyday and it was never repaired.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Apartment in Perfect Location on Via dell Orso in Rome

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 16 and 12 of our group stayed in the two apartments, Grand Orsetto and Orsetto. These apartments worked perfectly for our group.

What we liked most about the Grand Orsetto;

1. Location, Location, Location. Located on quaint street—Via dell Orso. Close to Piazza Navona, Tiber River, Campo de Fiori Market, 100 hundreds of good restaurants, easy walk to the main attractions (The Vatican, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, the Collosseum/Roman Forum and the Bridge of Angels) in Rome. And most importantly, 300 yards from Giolitti’s, the best gelato shop in the world. Plus 100 yards from a taxi stand.

2. The apartment is very large. The common area/dining area of the apartment was big enough for our entire group.

3. The three bathrooms are all first rate. The beds were all comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped. There are two excellent bedrooms in the apartment with the third bedroom upstairs bedroom being nice but with limited headroom.

4. The owner has invested a lot to have some of the best air conditioning in Italy which was great because it was extremely hot (95 degrees) when we were there. The bedrooms in the Grand Orsetto apartment were extremely cool with each having there own AC unit. Unfortunately the two AC units in the Grand Orsetto’s living room and kitchen had an issue while we were there and they only moderately cooled those rooms—the owner has found the problem and has fixed it. Feel confident the apartment will be cool on the hottest days.

Our recommendations for Rome activities;

1. The normal places you would go to anyway—the Vatican, St Peters, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Collosseum, and Roman Forum.

2. The Gallery Borghese with three of the best Bernini sculptures in the world,

3. The Capitoline Museum with amazing Roman sculptures and integrated into the Rome Forum with great views and wonderful rooftop restaurant.

4. Gioliotti’s for gelato every day

5. Fiori de Campo to do your shopping for fresh produce in Rome’s best market.

6. Bernini restaurant in Piazza Navona. Wonderful food.

7. ParmAromA restaurant near the Pantheon. The best food we have had in Rome—great filets, scallopines and pasta.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, spacious accommodations. Walk everywhere in Rome.

  • 4 of 5

Property is very nice with good amenities. Some furnishings and kitchenware need to be updated but overall it's very functional. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you, we take note of your observations and we hope to have again as our guests
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $59.75 per person per night

Included in the rates: final cleaning, all linens, basic supplies, heating, A/C, wireless internet, satellite TV.
A security deposit (minimum € 300.00) will be collected in CASH at arrival. Fully refunded prior to departure, provided no damage to property beyond normal wear and tear; no linens lost or damaged; rubbish is placed in bins as per building regulations, and dishes are cleaned.
Extra charge of € 20.00 for check-in from 8.00 PM to midnight and on Sunday; € 40.00 from midnight to 8:00 AM.
City of Rome levies a tax of €3,50/night/guest.

Manager'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.