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Located in Prati district, it's just in front of the Vatican (about 3 minutes walking). It's also within walking distance of the other attractions of the city; you will be able to enjoy the experience of living like a real Roman in one of the most central districts of Rome. Located on the first floor with lift/elevator available. Very quiet. Bedding, towels and kitchen linen are supplied and included in the rental price. Indeed, there are no hidden or extra costs; the price we quote is the price you pay. For further information and availability please do not hesitate to email me. Wishing you a wonderful holiday in Rome!
Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: QA/33351DEL27/12/2015
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
I trust in civic sense of my guests about what is reasonable to do or not but for any doubt please do not hesitate to ask :-)
1 Double1 Single
Meet the host
Hosting since July 2012
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guests: Usually I personally meet my guests and explain all the things to know about the property: I am also available to answer all the questions about their stay and to give tips about what to see and do. In the apartament are available maps, guides and tourist suggestions. I am prompt to solve any matter or give assistance in case of need.
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This was our third stay of a month in this apartment, and it was just as good as the previous times! The location is very close to St Peter's and the Vatican which gives the area a lively feel, with many good local shops and restaurants. The apartment itself is very quiet and comfortable with (this being winter) very good central heating. Maria Luisa is a great hostess - will fix transport from the airport, and provide advice on all manner of things, and is always available to help if needed. This apartment has almost become a home from home for us and will provide an equally comfortable base for a long or short stay.
Visited January 2020
Written 12 February 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Citrus Heights, CA2 contributions
Great little flat
Clean, quiet, well equipped flat close to the Vatican, groceries and public transit. Was the perfect base from which to explore Roma with our adult daughter. It isn’t huge, but we didn’t feel at all crowded. Owner was lovely to work with. We took advantage of her offer to arrange transportation from the airport to the flat and were very pleased with the service.
Visited September 2019
Written 28 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Great Proximity to Tourist Sights.
Being located close to the Vatican, we were able to walk everywhere in discovering this lovely Roman City, ticking off the sights that we had come from Perth, Western Australia to see. By walking, we were able to get a feel of Rome, its people and its history, knowing that we had a delightful 'home' in Rome to return to. Having an effective A/C system was a blessing as the days were quite hot and humid during our stay. Effective WiFi also, with plenty of personal space to spread out!
Maria-Louisa ensured that our stay of 5 days was most comfortable and enjoyable, with plenty of tourist literature readily available on hand and with frequent correspondence, responding to any questions, before our entry here. This apartment is a very good find!
Visited September 2019
Written 6 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Enjoyed our stay. Great walking distance to Vatican & Castel Saint’Angelo! Other touristy areas needed a short bus ride. Bus stop & metro where within 5 minutes walk from apartment. Lots of eatery, banks & shops around apartment block.
Having air conditioning in the apartment was a huge plus because Rome was an inferno during our stay with temperatures in the 90s or 33+ Celsius🥵
María Luisa, the host is the best one you’ll ever encounter. Mille grazzie María Luisa!!
Visited August 2019
Written 15 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Melbourne, Australia55 contributions
Cosy Central Apartment
This spacious apartment is located very centrally and right across the road from the Vatican. It is one of many in the building which is quite old but beautiful. Antique lift that works well. Air conditioning was great and the apartment very clean. Maria-Luisa was a wealth of information and provided recommendations for restaurants, supermarkets and the metro etc. It was a bit far to walk to the other main attractions, but you just need to allow more time, otherwise the metro wasnt far away. Nice restaurants, bars and cafes directly outside the building which gave it a nice feel.
Visited July 2019
Written 5 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
A wonderful Apartment in Every Way for our Roman Holiday
Fantastic location, near the Metro A line, a short walk to the Vatican and the Historic District. The apartment is in a gracious Beaux Arts building very close to the entrance to the Vatican Museum. We stayed in the apartment initially for 12 days in March and, it was so great, we stayed there for another four days in April after returning from an extended stay in the South so we could take a rest period before our trip to Northern Italy. It felt like coming home. This is an extremely quiet apartment with a large bedroom with plenty of closest space, a separate kitchen, a separate dining room, a sitting area and a nice bathroom. A beautiful wrought iron elevator takes you up to the second floor.
Maria Louisa, our charming and gracious hostess, maintains the apartment in an immaculate condition. She is quite fluent in English. She spent much time upon our arrival in giving my wife and I thorough navigational directions for getting to the monuments and museums and had many guide books and maps available for our use. Maria Louisa arranged for a taxi to pick us up at the airport and later take us to the train station. We have visited Rome twice over the last 12 months and will certainly stay in this apartment on our next visit.
This area, known as the Prati District, is quite elegant and has very fine restaurants at good prices. If you want to bring food back to the apartment to enjoy in the spacious kitchen with dining table, stop off at No Solo Pizza up the street for home-made pasta dishes, chicken and other dishes. Maria Louisa has a good list of restaurant recommendations.
The rental price for this apartment is an extremely good value considering it's location, size, and amenities.
Visited March 2019
Written 7 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maria Luisa Tarantino
Thank You so much! :-)
Written 9 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom3 contributions
We loved it in our lil flat
Maria was helpful n welcoming
Her flat was cosy very clean n tidy
Maria shows you best places to shop
She's there all day every day
If you have any problem
She's thought of everything even
Leaves a mobile in case you
Don't have international calls
Thank you Maria
Our stay was beautiful made better
By our stay in your flat
We couldn't see the Vatican
From the flat
But it wasn't far just around the corner
Visited May 2019
Written 31 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Small but impressive. Ideal for a couple that likes authentic apartments.
Maria-Luisa is a very welcoming host and really looked after us. It's an ideal location for the Vatican and is still close to all the main attractions. We'll come back here on our return. The area has some excellent restaurants close to hand, especially (for us) Ago e Lillo, fantastic food and the waiting staff are superb (they even taught us how to say "buono" properly).
Visited May 2019
Written 8 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
A perfect place to discover Roma
A simple - though comfortable - appartment in the city center of Roma, just in front of the Vatican walls, in a really nice building. The appartment is perfect for two people. We were three and my stay was OK even if I slept on a pretty narrow sofa. But I wouldn't change anything. How great it was, indeed, to wake up with the sunlight and see the sacred city!
Maria Luisa was really welcoming and warm and gave us lots of ideas and tips to enjoy our stay in Roma. Moreover, she speaks a really good French - it reassured my parents who cannot speak English. She was also available for any question we could have.
Public transportation is just in front of the building. You will find restaurants, bars and shops all around.
Thanks for everything.
Visited February 2019
Written 19 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Rome, Italy13 contributions
Appartement excellemment situé et spacieux
Merci à Maria Louisa pour son accueil, sa disponibilité Et les services rendus comme le taxi.
L’appartement est excellemment bien situé. Le quartier est très animé, tant mieux et les commerçants sont très gentils et ouverts.
Le fait que l’apartement se trouve côté cour est un plus que nous avons beaucoup apprécié. Idem pour la wifi.
De cet appartement nous avons pu réaliser les multiples visites prévues.
Grand Merci à Maria Louisa dont nous ne manquerons pas de parler de son appartement à nos amies et amis.
Visited April 2019
Written 4 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
One state living in another: Italy and the Vatican. The Vatican is the tiniest sovereign state, whose centre is the magnificent St. Peters Basilica, where the Pope recites the Angelus prayers every Sunday. Its Basilica is a “must” for anyone coming to Rome.Do however remember to dress properly. The wearing of short skirts or short trousers and sleeveless dresses inside the Basilica is not allowed. The Vatican State also includes the splendid Vatican Museums.Among the most important and interesting in the world, a visit to the museum however does require a great deal of energy and patience. Queuing times may be shortened by booking online.The alleys encompassing the Vatican are part of the “Borgo” district, narrow, dimly-lit roads, packed with restaurants and souvenir shops which sharply contrast with the spacious, broad Via della Conciliazione.The Prati district offers an altogether different atmosphere which, with its shop-lined roads, attracts the serious shopper.
The most convenient way to see the sites is walking as you will be in a very central and strategic location. Anyway there is al so available the metro station 'Ottaviano- San Pietro', A line, in 350 meters and many buses and tram stops in 100 meters.
Car not needed
How to get there
You can reach the apartment by NCC service (pick up taxi service), by normal taxi, or by public transport.NCC service: this service is on demand and must be booked in advance;<a taxi driver will wait for Your arrival showing Your name written on a paper at the airports arrivals area; the price is 40,00 euros to/from Fiumicino and Ciampino airports for up to 3 persons, to be paid directly to the driver; By taxi: Since october 2006 there is a fixed taxi rate to/from airports:taxi service to/from Rome airports to all destination within Aurelian Wallcosts a fixed rate. At Fiumicino airport the rate is 48,00 euro, inclusiveof luggage, for a maximum of 4 passengers, Ciampino 30,00 euros.2) by public transport, at Fiumicino airport there is a direct Leonardo; till Termini station (the trip takes about 30 minutes, ticket Euros 14.00);From Termini station take the subway A line till OTTAVIANO San Pietro station (about 6 minutes), then ask someone for the direction towards Piazza Risorgimento; it;s about 5 minutes walk to the apartment (400 mt).<By buses :TERRAVISION SHUTTLE till Termini Station>From Ciampino airport: Bus till Anagnina Station+ Metro/subway till Ottaviano San Pietro Station
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Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm • Check out by 10 am
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Prices are for 2 people and are all included, except for tourist tax ( 3,50 euros per night per person except for children up to 10 y.o.) According to local laws the maximum to be payd for the tourist tax is for a 10 nights stay ( = 35 euros per person).
Do not hesitate to email me for further information!
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