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Giacomo Barbone

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Speaks: english, spanish, italian

Apartment in The Heart of Rome, Comfortable and Fully Equipped - Polluce - Montemarte B

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Rione IX Pigna Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Castore and Polluce, superlatives for 2 people, very comfortable for 4

SCIA 11662 del 29/11/2011

Castore and Polluce apartments are located on the 3rd floor of an historical 16th century building in the heart of Rome and are within walking distance to all major tourist attractions and shopping areas.

The apartments have been beautifully renovated to offer the utmost comfort whilst retaining their original charm.

Each apartment has a double bedroom with wardrobe and 19' flatscreen TV, living room with double sofa bed, fireplace, dining table and 32' Tv with SKY. Balcony for outside dining. Fully equipped kitchen. Bathroom with bathtub and shower, heated towel rails and hairdryer: Heating, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and safety deposit box.

The apartments are located 200 meters from Pantheon and Piazza Venezia. The most important cultural sites in the city are easily reachable on foot or by public transport. Nearby there are two supermarkets, massage center, pharmacy, bars and restaurants, shops of all kinds. The bar downstairs makes service delivery. Also downstairs is a great vegetarian restaurant Ayurvedic

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Giacomo Barbone (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish, italian


based on 8 traveler reviews

Polluce - Montemarte B
average rating of 4.75 based on 14 reviews
New York, New York

Perfect Location!

  • 4 of 5

In terms of location we rate the apartment with 5 stars. The apartment itself was excellent and as expected. However certain features keep me from giving a full 5 star review. Security at the apartment was excellent. The elevator worked beautifully to the third floor. We were advised that there were stairs to apartment; a total of 29 steps; not steep but they may pose an issue for some. Entrance to the apartment is on the bedroom/bath level and then there are stairs to the living/dinning/kitchen/balcony. The stairs are easy to access and secure with a good railing. The living area was very comfortable as was the small balcony which is equipt with a small table and chairs. The kitchen was great but we did not use it much, although I did use the washer. (Good but takes time.) The bedroom is small and comfortable. The bed itself is low to the floor making it a bit difficult for us "older" folk to get up from. But these are all minor concerns. The beauty of this apartment is its location. A ten minute walk to the Parthenon, the Forum and Piazza Venezia, the Ghetto and Campo dei Fiori. A slightly longer walk to the Trevi Fountain. And because of its nearness, all these sites can and should be seen in the evening or at night when the tourists have dispersed. Excellent transportation is literally around the corner. Our host Giacomo was charming and knowledgeable. For a slightly younger couple or a small family this could be a 5 star experience.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rome in the fall

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is ideally located to get to all the major attractions, as well as stop home in the afternoon for a nap. It was comfortable and well furnished and the kitchen was well furnished for everything we needed. The host was friendly, responsible and responsive. My only caution is that the internet was spotty at best so make sure you have an alternative or are prepared to stroll down the street to the bar to use their internet and have a beer.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place to stay in central Rome.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent the month of May in Giacomo’s lovely Polluce apartment. Giacomo greeted us upon arrival and spent time to familiarize us with the apartment, the appliances, the neighborhood, etc. He was gracious and thoughtful and made himself available to answer any questions that we may have had both before and after arrival.

The apartment was clean, cozy and truly became home for us. The kitchen is fully equipped which allowed us to cook quite a few meals at home. There are 3 grocery stores within a few blocks and a very nice Gelato shop (Vale) right around the corner from the main door to the building where we ended quite a few of our days.

The location is very central with the Coliseum, the Vatican, Galleria Borghese and the main square in Trastevere all within a comfortable 20-25 minute walk. Within these 4 points are the vast majority of sights that a visitor would typically want to visit. We bought a weekly bus pass which was completely unnecessary. The only time we really needed a bus was to get to the Appian Way so a one day bus pass would have been sufficient for us. Unless you are carrying luggage, and going to or from the Termini train station, taxis are also unnecessary.

There was some music from a local club in the late afternoon but it ended early in the evening so it is fair to say that the neighborhood was quiet.

As has been mentioned by other reviewers, wi-fi is a bit spotty but certainly not a show stopper. There is a washing machine but no dryer. We used a drying rack, sometimes left out for the day on the balcony, which worked very nicely for us.

Giacomo and the apartment are a winning combination and highly recommended by both my wife and I.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Eugene, OR

Your Rome adventure awaits!

  • 5 of 5

This flat (Polluce) was perfect for our family of four. Beautiful, comfortable, clean and quiet. The flat is centrally located... we walked everywhere... even to and from the train station, which was a bit of a trek, but well worth it to take in the sights and culture along the way. Lovely!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our home away from home in the heart of Rome.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here a week and loved every minute of it. This apartment has plenty of room for a family of 4+. It is clean, beautiful, and spacious.

Most of all Giacomo the owner was able to book us a taxi to and from the airport, fix the Internet when we had a problem, schedule cleaning, show us where to eat and where to pickup groceries, and call the airport with up to date info on the "strike"...

We love this apartment and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nathaniel, I hope to guest soon you and your wonderful family
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Istanbul, Turkey

What a fantastic location !

  • 5 of 5

It was my first experience renting a house. And I was so lucky that I found this apartment. The owner Giacomo was very helpful. He answered all of my e-mails immedately, and arranged transportation for us with a very good price. When arriving, a big mercedes, and departing a big Bmw for the same price of taxis. ( 50 Eu + 40 Eu ) ( Do not try to use public transportation if you are 4 person)

He was waiting in front of the apartment and he showed us the use. Also helped to make a reservation for Gallerie Borghese.

The apartment was very nice. Everything was perfect. It was a 500 yr. building with an elevator. And interitor was very historical. We slept 4 . 2 in the room and 2 on the sofa in the sitting room ( very big and comfortable ) So clean. There is also a free wi-fi for us that helped very much.

The location was perfect. Pantheon 2 m., Colosseo 10 min, Piazza Navona 5 min. What could I want more ? I wil definitly stay here again if I come to Rome again. And I will suggest all my friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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Owner's Response: Thank you I always try to do my best for my guests
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Bibliothè (vegetariano)
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rione IX Pigna Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Alta stagione
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Mid season
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low season
Nov 16 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
Bassa stagione
Jan 9 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Media stagione
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Alta stagione
Mar 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $56
Stay tax €4 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

Final cleaning: € 50

Check-in: 3pm
Check-out: 10am

early or late check-in / out are subjected to availability.

The costs are as follows:
Early CHECK IN: between 9am and 3pm, € 30
Late CHECK IN: between 7pm and 11pm, € 30, - and after 11pm, € 50
Late CHECK OUT on the day of departure will be charged € 50, the check-out time is extended up to 4pm

An early check-in or late check-out is based upon availability.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Rione IX Pigna Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 double
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

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