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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

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

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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 tin the apartment hat 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 has a bathtub and a separate enclosed shower.


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

Very comfortable, extralarge beds (birds and yellow room 180 cm; pink room 160 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, showers with plenty of hot water, ample living room, lots of TVs, fast internet, plenty of light and ventilation, efficient heating/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 Pizzeria del Leoncino, Via del Leoncino, or La Sagrestia, Via del Seminario (Pantheon).


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

Via della Pace: Caffè della Pace, Bar del Fico - bar, drinks, tea - very trendy!

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!

Orsetto Is Available Year Round.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Filippo (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

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


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(33 traveler reviews)
Grand Orsetto, Beautiful, Large Bright & Very Quiet, 150m Piazza Navona
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
San Francisco, CA

Oasis in Navona

  • 5 of 5

We were two families (7 total) who recently stayed at Grand Orsetto. The property is as advertised - beautiful, large, bright and very quiet. It is centrally located and is within easy walking distance to many sights, monuments, cafes, restaurants and shops. I would highly recommend this property and should I return to Rome, would rent again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you soon again!
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Bakersfield, Ca

very nice property

  • 5 of 5

The property was very nice and in a good location. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: glad you enjoyed your stay, thank you!
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A spacious apartment located in a quiet private courtyard minutes from Piazza Navona.

  • 5 of 5

This is a large 3 bedroom/ 3 bathroom apartment with large windows and vaulted ceilings. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. A large dinning room table and living room area provide plenty of space to hang out in. Amazing restaurants are found in the immediate neighborhood. This apartment is one of the best deals in Rome because of its size and location. There are steep stairs up to the apartment and up to the attic bedroom.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southern California

Lovely rental for large family in the center of Rome

  • 5 of 5

Family of 6 with 4 older teenagers- 5 days in this lovely home and we could have stayed for weeks. As others have stated the location was excellent, with easy access to a taxi stand. The information provided for the rental was accurate and informative, and we would not hesitate to stay here again or to recommend the unit to others looking for a location in Rome. The unit is definitely not for individuals who have mobility issues as there are some steep stairs to access the unit- nothing an average person would have an issue with, but something to be aware of if you have trouble with stairs

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful apartment in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was perfect for our family of 5. The location was excellent and the apartment was spacious and comfortable. The logistics were seamless as well. I wouldn't hesitate to book this property again.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Wonderful week in Rome

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in Filippo's apartment on Via Dell'Orso (March 2016). The location of the apartment was perfect for us -- very close to Piazza Navona and Pantheon yet far enough away to be quiet and peaceful, out of the way of the huge hordes of tourists that you find in those places. Access to the taxi stand at Piazza Navona was super convenient (2 minutes' walk); access to the Spagna metro stop was also easy, though a slightly longer walk (10-15 minutes). Many good restaurants in walking distance, as well as great spots for coffee and gelato! We found the supermarket (Coop) on Via Giustiniani to be very helpful for the basics.

The apartment is exactly as pictured in the photographs. By day it is bright and airy. Overall, the setting is incredibly peaceful -- set back in the courtyard off of the street, you really are not aware of the city outside the courtyard doors. That said, if you are a light sleeper, you should know that the master bedroom (with the minisuite) is the only bedroom right on the courtyard, and there can be some early morning courtyard noise (garbage collectors were there before 7am one morning and, as of the end of March 2016, there was construction work being done on one of the apartments on the courtyard, so there was a bit of construction noise as well -- not heavy machinery, just a couple of guys working). I am a very light sleeper, so I use a white noise app on my phone when I sleep and did not find the courtyard noise to be at all problematic with our windows closed.

Filippo was exceptionally accommodating and easy to work with. When we mentioned that we have allergies to down feathers and thus need synthetic bedding, he told me that the bedding is normally down but that he would make sure to replace all of the down pillows and comforters with synthetic bedding. I was not 100% confident -- we have had VRBO rentals in the past where the owner has made that commitment and then not followed through. But Filippo took care of everything -- we had all synthetic bedding as he had promised. I was overall very impressed with his professionalism and would happily rent from him again in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your comments, the construction activity is finally finished so the morning noises are reduced now. hope to see you again!
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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


Rates & Availability

Piazza Navona Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
fall 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $68 per night, per additional guest
Easter 2017
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $68 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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.

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Rome Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
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 ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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