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Rome: House in the heart of the 'Roman Empire

Bedrooms 2
Space 624 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

IL GRILLO AI FORI ROMANI" (The Cricket at the Roman Forum)

is a welcoming home for your Roman holiday.

Apartment in historic building, in the historical center of Roman Empire

From the windows you can admire the ruins of the Forum of Augustus and Trajan's Market, home of the Knights of Rhodes and the beautiful square where the famous palace of the Marchese del Grillo (see movie).

The Coliseum, Palatine Hill, St. Peter in Chains, Piazza Venezia and the Vittoriano, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Capitol, the Ara Coeli, Teatro Marcello, the Mouth of Truth, Circus Maximus, Terme di Caracalla, the Tiber Island and the Quirinal and the beautiful Trevi Fountain are reachable with a pleasant walk (10 "real" minutes!).The house, tastefully renovated and equipped with every comfort and can accommodate families and small groups of friends up to six people.

To meet all his needs, guests have access to a kitchen (breakfast included in price. "product packaged from housewife pantry"), and a living room with a sofa bed, a bathroom with shower and two bedrooms..

The double bedrooms "Suite of Augustus" from the windows you can admire the square and the Forum of Augustus.

The double bedrooms of "Trajan" quiet but hides the charm of its terrace

Each room has air conditioning and indipendent heating, TV and wireless Internet wi-fi access.

"The Cricket at the Roman Forum" is ideal Holiday for a romantic and exciting for those who love the story of "Caput Mundi Rome".

More Details

Silvia Pistella
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, russian, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017


Rione I Monti Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 624 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15.00 / Check-out: 11.00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Rome: House in the heart of the 'Roman Empire
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Five lovely weeks in Rome

  • 5 of 5

I rented this well-kept 2-bedroom apartment in the heart of Rome (opposite the Forum Romanum and 7 minutes from the Colosseum) for 5 weeks this winter (2014). It's on the second floor. Never used the elevator, though. From the window you look out on a 2000 year old wall. Tourists are walking through the street.

The apartment has everything you need: a fully equiped kitchen (incl. a washer but no dryer; and no dishwasher), a good bathroom, two good-sized bedrooms and an adequate living-dining room. The landlady was very friendly and helpful. She faithfully cleaned the apartment every week. She left me all kinds of groceries (milk, butter, juice, coffee,bread, crackers, etc.) I felt I got the royal treatment.

Wifi works great. It has 3 TVs but only Italian channels. Two supermarkets are at about a 10-minute walk. The Coloseo metro is about a 7-minute walk. Although I was there by myself, several friends in turn came for visits of a week at the time. Hence I needed the second bedroom.

In the area there are plenty of restaurants and cafe/bars. I got around in Rome both on foot and by metro. Especially the metro worked well for me. I took one-month subscription which gave me unlimited travel on both metro and buses/trams, very economical.

If you look for a good, nicely kept 2-bedroom apartment in the center of Rome that's reasonably priced, le Grillo at the Fori Romani is a good choice

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Ritorneremo al Grillo

  • 5 of 5

magnifique séjour chez des gens charmants, dans un quartier charmant ( ah les balades à la nuit près des forum et les petites rues des Monti!),dans un appartement confortable .Et le petit déjeuner en plus !!!!.Evviva Roma e la salita del Grillo

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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"Un appartement tout simp...

  • 5 of 5

"Un appartement tout simplement fantastique!!

Idéalement situé, 10 minutes (à pied) de la fontaine de Trevi, du Colisée ou encore du Forum, juste en face de la maison des Chevaliers de Rhodes. Il vous assurera une immersion totale et immédiate au coeur du plus ancien quartier de la cité éternelle (aussi bien riche d''histoire que de "trattoria" sympathiques).

A votre arrivée vous serez accueilli par une charmante jeune femme du nom de Silvia qui saura vous donner toutes les informations utiles pour passer un séjour de rêve (musées, restaurants, bars etc..).

Tout est prévu, jusqu''aux brioches, céréales, thé et café pour le petit déjeuner.

Le soir vous pourrez profiter d''une petite terrasse très agréable pour vous reposer tout en contemplant les murs d''enceintes du forum d''Auguste.

Mon seul regret, un séjour trop court. Ce n''est pas grave j''y retournerai certainement maintenant que je sais où me loger…"

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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"En famille (couple+4enfa...

  • 5 of 5

"En famille (couple+4enfants) nous avons adore notre sejour de 3 jours chez Silvia.

L'appartement est parfait, joliment decore, renove, tout fonctionne, une jolie petite du wifi!

L'emplacement est EXCELLENT, pres de tout en marchant...donc parfait pour profiter de la ville...face au site antique et a deux pas du Colisee

Enfin les proprietaires sont charmants et TRES serviables: nous ont rendu service plusieurs fois sans y etre obliges et ceci est tres appreciable quand on se trouve a l'etranger.

Nous ont aussi adresse a un tres bon taxi (Alessandro) que nous recommandons aussi

En conclusion: PERFECT !!!"

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Via cavour
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Stazione Termini
Nearest Restaurant
Sotto casa
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

If you arrive by airplane from Fiumicino airport you can take a direct train (Leonardo express) to Termini train station or from Ciampino airport a shuttle bus ( OR

From Termini train station, take the bus # 40 or 170 or 64 until

Nazionale/Quirinale stop (it is the last stop on via Nazionale - ask the bus driver), then accross the road and walk down on the first street on your left (Salita del Grillo), and you arrive.

Alternatively you can take a taxi from Termini train station (5-7euros)

or from the airport (40 euros from Fiumicino airport or 30 euros from Ciampino airport, baggage included. To evoid injustified extra charge, please, visit the following page, print it and show it to

the taxi driver before starting your journey:!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_21L?menuPage=/Area_di_navigazione/Sezioni_del_portale/Dipartimenti_e_altri_uffici/Dipartimento_mobilit-13-_e_trasporti/Trasporto_pubb-9-_non_di_linea/TAXI/Tariffa_fissa_da_e_per_aeroporti/Fixed_rates_from_and_to_the_airports/).

I highly recommend to book a pick-up service (35 euros).

Besides the historical value of the area, the Rione Monti offers a wide range of recreational activities and fulfillment of the most refined palates thanks to the local taverns and restaurants specializing in traditional and modern cuisine.


Rates & Availability

Rione I Monti Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
media stagione
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
alta stagione
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
bassa stagione
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
feste natalizie
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
feste natalizie
Dec 27 2017 - Dec 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $23.62
Additional Guest Fee $23.62 per person per night
Damage Deposit $118.09

Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Tariffe si intendono per 2 persone, ogni persona in più €25 a notte. Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario.
tassa di soggiorno obbligatoria €3.50 a persona a notte per i primi 10 giorno di pernottamento. (non pagano i bambini minori di 10 anni).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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