The Brightside of Rome, Home and BB
|Rental type||Bed and Breakfast|
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||70 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Budget, Romantic, Other, City, Downtown|
Description from the owner
My tasteful, bright and brand new 70 sq apartment is centrally located and a few steps from Saint Peter (2 minutes), Trastevere (2 minutes), Angelâ€™s Castle (3 minutes), and all Rome most famous sightseeing points. It is on the 1st floor of an ancient building, belonging to the 1600's and situated just on the banks of the river Tiber, with its typical hundred-year old trees. Recommended for those who want to stay in a comfortable place and discover Rome on foot.
It is perfect for friends or families up to 6 people; the flat can be rented as a whole unit or it is also possible to rent separately the 2 double rooms with ensuite bathr...Read more
The Brightside of Rome, Home and BB
Rome, Rome & Lazio, Italy
Additional Location Information
The Brightside is centrally located, in the heart of the City! You will reach the Vatican and Trastevere in 1 minute walk, At footsteps from the main door you can find a supermarket, banks, tobacconist, cafeterias, restaurants, gelato shops and in the nearby area of Trastevere you can experience the real Roman daily life, have amazing food and walk in the streets of Woody Allenâ€™s movie â€śTo Rome with loveâ€ť! In the nearby you can also visit Campo deâ€™ Fiori where you can enjoy the typical open-air market where Italians like to buy fresh food, fruits and vegetables every day. In case of need there is also the hospital Santo Spirito reachable in 1 minute. The bus stops are 1 minute walk, but you won't need any public means, since you can reach all the main historical spots of Rome on foot: the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and St. Angel's Castle, Navona sq., Campo deâ€™ Fiori, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Venice sq., the Coliseum and the Roman Fora.
We can book a transfer for you upon request, price varies, inquiry for further information! Parking is available in the streets around the building within the blue strips at a cost of â‚¬ 4/8hrs - â‚¬ 8/24hrs, free on Sundays
Location Type City, Downtown
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$50 - $141||$63 - $141||$642 - $1,220||$2,825 - $4,494||1 night|
|Nov. 5 2012 - Nov. 30 2012
|Dec. 13 2012 - Dec. 22 2012
|Dec. 23 2012 - Dec. 28 2012
|Dec. 28 2012 - Jan. 5 2013
New Year rates
|Apr. 24 2013 - May. 4 2013
|All Other Dates||$109||$109||$770||$2,825||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Tax rate - $3 / stay - Tax
- Damage deposit - $64 / stay - Security Deposit
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 16, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Debbie & Tom
New Brunswick Canada
You will not find a kinder more helpful host than Silvia. She will make you feel right at home. Private bedroom and bathroom. Delicious and generous breakfast. Less than ten minutes from the Vatican and reasonable walking distance from everything else. Located near markets, restaurants, etc. Good WiFi connection. We truly enjoyed our 5days here
and would recommend it to others. The only negative is the street noise and we solved that problem with earplugs Silvia went out of her way to accommodate our wishes. We will miss her smile and pleasant conversation.
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 05/17/2013
Thank you Debbie! Hope to welcome you again very soon!!!!
Best we've ever had!
My family (me, my lil sis, and my 64 y.o. parents) stayed at Silvia's, last month, during our Euro Trip. Silvia helped us arranging a car and driver to pick us up from the airport, and greeted us in front of the house with her adorable dog.
The apartment is sooo, if not very, beautiful! It has that Italian style decor in front of the building, but once you get inside the apartment, it's another different setting... it's well-furnished, well-designed... meticulously tidy, creative, and homey all at once!
It only took us 10 minutes of walking to get to Vatican and even less to the dazzling Old Rome area. You don't really need to use the public transportation. Should you need additional info about where else to go or to eat, Silvia has the answer. You can either take the free map of Rome, or read the book of recommendation wrote by travelers who once stayed at the apartment, too. Such a great help!
There's only one bad thing, though.. we only stayed there for 3 days and 2 nights only! The place is way to awesome, we should've stayed even longer! :)
Thanks a lot, Silvia! My parents still can't stop talking to everyone we know about just how perfect your apartment is! :)
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 05/14/2013
Thank you Irma!!!!!!
If you such a sweet family!!!!!
Hope to meet you again :)
Minneapolis, MN USA
Location, Location, Location!!
When it comes to a Rome B & B location, Brightside of Rome is the best! So close to the Vatican, Tiber, sites and wonderful dining options... Silvia was very welcoming and offered excellent advice for getting around Rome.
The breakfasts were wonderful and kept us going thru the day. It was so nice to have access to a frig to keep water and wine chilled. At times it was like having our own apartment in Rome!
The room and bathroom were spotless! The door locks were at times tricky, but we always made it in... The Wi-fi was certainly a bonus we enjoyed...
The vehicle street noise was louder in the afternoon and calmed down at night.
I would definitely choose Brightside again! Thanks, Silvia!
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 05/03/2013
thank you Janet!
I Always wear your necklace!!! LOVE IT!!!
See you soon,
Welcoming, comfortable and convenient
Silvia is exceptionally welcoming. Her place is lovely and the location is fantastic. If you're lucky you might even get to try some of her Grandmother's cakes with breakfast.
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 04/16/2013
Thank you Arielle :)
hope to host you again soon.
regards to Mark
Perfect location, cute interior and super-friendly
The Vatican BB Centre is really central, easy to reach and a great location to start exploring Rome. The BB is very nicely decorated and you feel at home from the very beginning. We had to leave early (6am) and it was no problem to serve ourselves breakfast and take out of the fridge anything we needed. Thanks! The only downside is the noise from the main street, but the view onto the river and the trees is balancing it well.
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 04/16/2013
Thank you for staying with me....see you for the next anniversay :)
We miss this place already!
There were four of staying here, and each couple had their own big bedroom and bathroom. The shower stalls are small and cute, but it's the best hot water and pressure you'll find in Rome!
The living/dining area is much bigger than I expected.
We made our meals in the kitchen space, that has a spacious refrigerator, toaster,
coffee maker and a dishwasher! Plenty of towels available.
Clean, clean, clean!
The apartment is very close to St. Peter's Basilica. And a short walk to Campo di Fiori and Trestevere. We walked to The Colosseum which was a nice good walk.
There is a bus stop very close where you can take the tiny elettrico #116 bus for a fun, amusement-park type ride through the cobblestoned streets of Rome. We took it to the end if the line which drops you off at Borghese Villa.
The apartment is sweetly decorated, and you can tell how much Silvia the owner
cares about her place!
We will stay here again!
A Bright Spot in Rome!
We came in as a family of six, four teenagers, me and my wife. The place is excellent for going around Rome as a bus stop is only a few steps away. Silvia and the flat are everything what the articles say and more. The flat was big enough for the six of us, well kept, and a really lovely place full of charm. Silvia made sure that every little detail was attended to, even making sure that we had the little treats such as pasta, pasta sauce, olive oil, sugar, coffee, salt, and of course, the lovely cake which my kids are now addicted to. Thanks Silvia!!!
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 04/09/2013
What can I say?!?!!? THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR THIS AMAZING REVIEW! I couldn't expect more!
Hope to host you again very very soon, It was a pleasure!
all the best for your wonderful family!
Silvia does her very best to make your stay as wonderful as possible. Her flat is clean and a great place to stay for a family. It is close to all of Rome's major attractions. Everything is within an hour's walking distance. The Vatican City is just five minutes away.
Silvia shared some great ideas for things to do and see in Rome and is a great resource for your trip.
Your bedroom faces the street and traffic noise can, at times, be noisy, so bring some earplugs, but this adds to the charm of the flat, and you can't beat being part of the street scene. We stayed for six nights and got used to the noise, and appreciated the location.
I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to my friends and acquaintances.
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 04/04/2013
Thank you so much!
I really hope to host you again very very soon!
Good luck for your lifes!
This room is excellent. Beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable and very well located. You can walk everywhere, itÂ´s ten minutes walk from Vatican City, historical centre and Trastevere.
You have TV in the room and private bathroom. And the breakfast is very good. Silvia, the host, is very nice and helpful. Absotutely recommended.
Silvia was great! she waited for me for over an hour while I was hopelessly lost in Rome even though I couldn't get my phone to work to notify her. The place was perfect looks just as cute in person as in the pictures and the location is wonderful!
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 02/05/2013
Thank you Maleea!
see you soon!!!
Perfect location for a perfect stay!
We had a wonderful stay at this really charming B&B.; Silvia is the best host you can imagine and with her super cute appartment our trip to Rome is one of the best trips we made! We are glad we decided for Silvia, because the location of the appartment couldn't be any better! It is so close of everything - perfect even for short Rome trips! Her recommendations were really good and so we had an unforgettable stay!
Surely we are coming back - not only to see more of Rome, but to visit Brightside again! :)
Perfect location, with all the home comforts
Silvia was a fantastic host, making us feel warmly welcomed and helpful in recommendations and organising activities.
She greeted us daily with breakfast and the bnb was walking distance to all the great sites.
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 01/22/2013
Absolutely great apartment!
From our very few moments in the apartment we knew we are going to have a wonderful stay! Silvia's apartment was not only beautifully decorated, hospitable and warm but also located in a great location near the Vatican and beautiful Trastevere.
We were five adults and all found the apartment to be really comfortable with the two separate bathrooms, great kitchen equipped with everything we needed and more, great beds and all together our first great success in Rome.
Around the apartment are several bus stops with lines that go around the city allowing you to get to main attractions with ease (although we would recommend walking for the full experience).
Lots of nice places to eat in a short walking distance in Trastevere , and just walking around the area is really nice.
Silvia was very easy to contact and helped us with anything and everything we needed.
We are extremely satisfied with our choice to stay there - would definitely recommend it to families, couples - anyone!
The apartment (and Silvia and her nice parents) deserve every praise - don't hesitate to book it - you will not regret it.
Hope to see come again soon :)
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 01/15/2013
ohhh!! thnak you Stav!!!! this is a wonderful review!
all the best to you and your family!
see you soon
Great Place close to Vaticano
What a surprise to discover this flat! So comfortable, decorate with taste, all you need is in this apartment.
Silvia organized for us the Taxi between airport & Flat. So we didn't waste our time to go to the flat
Silvia's parents welcome us very warmly.
The location is just perfect, we visited all the main monuments by walk. Our new years eve was just perfect.
Thanks again silvia, and your parents.
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 01/07/2013
Thank yuo Raphael!
all the best,
Perfect location and stay!
The B&B; The Brightside of Rome represents what you would like to expect from a comfortable, cheap and unforgettable stay in Rome: located in a strategic position (being close by S. Pietro cathedral and the most famous sightseeings of Rome reachable by walk without any problems); wonderful and romantic view of Tevere river from the windows of the rooms with Castel Sant'Angelo on the background; very nice and top clean structure having a "sweet home" atmosfhere making you feeling at home; great hospitality and welcoming given by the host Silvia, very kind and available with her guests. No remarks to point out at all. I would like to recommend this location for your stay in Rome!
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 12/13/2012
Thanks lot Daniela! Can't wait to host you again! ciao :)
We needed to stay for a long week-end in Rome.
Ideally located, we could wonder around without using public transportation, being at a few steps from the Vatican, Trastevere and Piazza Navona.
Very clean, we received a very warm welcome and had a fantastic Italian breakfast.
Will go there any time I need to stay in Rome.
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 12/10/2012
and I will be very pleased to welcome you again! thanks
Excellent bnb in Rome!
This is the best bnb I stayed in my whole trip in Italy!!! Silvia is a super nice host she waited for our arrival in front of her building in midnight even though we were not able to give her a call, Bcoz it was the first night we arrived we did not have any sim card to make any call as we landed Rome from a late night flight... And then she had everything prepared like map, recommendation of spots, restaurants, how to get around, and explained everything in detail very clearly without rushing... Breakfast is very nice with large variety of drinks and bakery, the room is very nice with private bath and lovely decoration as we saw in the photos. What you see is what you get. Very good location too u can go to basically most places by foot, and there are bus stops nearby if u don't wanna walk. Highly recommend this lovely bnb with very reasonable price too!
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 12/10/2012
Marta & Stefan
ChrzanĂłw Ma?y / Poland
Appartment is clean and cozy, furnished and decorated with a good taste. We felt very comfortable staying in Brightside for 5 days.
Location is absolutely great. We didn't have to use public transport, just walked a lot. One day we walked to Coloseum, next day to Spanish steps. Vatican is a neighborhood. We can't imagine better place to start sightseeing when in Rome.
But the best of all is Silvia herself. She is a wonderful hostess and a great person. She welcomed us with a big smile when we arrived. She adviced where to go for dinner, what is the best place for shopping, etc. She was making our mornings sweet (breakfasts) and cheerful. Yes, Silvia is really special :)
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 12/03/2012
Thank you Marta! You make me cry :)
I miss you a lot!
Keep in touch
all the best,
eric and angela
Excellent accomodations and close to fantastic eateries, wonderf
We really enjoyed our stay with Brightside BB. It was a close 10 minute walk to the Vatican. If you wish to experience Rome as a local, look no further than staying here.
Room was clean, the host was simply amazing, so much so when we returned from Sorrento, we purposely stayed an extra night with Silvia - Brightside BB hostess.
There is a bus (#571) at her doorstep that will take you to the Colosseum, and bus (#64) that will take you to the train station Termini. So it's very convenient travel wise. Even walking from her place to Colosseum/Roman Forums was a mere 30 minutes at a leisurely pace.
Breakfast is very "Italian", what North americans would call a "continental breakfast." That said, coffee was really good, and her homemade cakes were yummy.
We'd go back in a heartbeat!
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 12/03/2012
The Brightside is a bit more "Darkside" now that you have left!!!
Go back soon!!!
Cute apartment in a fantastic position
An immaculate apartment in a great position. What a wonderful apartment literally minutes from the Vatican city. This is a cute, clean and comfortable apartment, easy to get to, within walking distance of the Vatican and the old city of Rome, within minutes of restaurants, shopping and anything you could possibly want. Silvia was a lovely host, we had nothing we had to even think about except enjoying our stay. The apartment is beautifully decorated, immaculately clean and was perfect for our family. Thank you Silvia we would recommend it for anyone visiting Rome
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 10/25/2012
thank you so much for this amazing review! I hope to be able to visit you in Canberra very soon!
Big kiss to you and your family!
All the best,
Location, location, location and a divine hostess
My wife and I had an outstanding experience. Silvia could not be a warmer more helpful person. Everything was great!
Two dinner recommendations were on the mark. Especially Il Bozzi.
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 10/22/2012
excelet view and location
We stayed at Silvia`s apartment in Rome, and the room is lovely, clean and neat.
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 09/28/2012
Thank you Anat!!! All the best for you guys!
See you soon....hope in Israel!
ps: your souvenir is in my house...it is lovelyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! thanks againnnnnn
great host! wonderful stay.
Silvia was kind enough to greet us when we arrived late in the evening. Her place was bright and clean and in a great location. Over breakfast she gave us all the information we needed about places to visit. Thanks Silvia!
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 09/27/2012
Thanks to you! Come and visit me again! ciao, Silvia
Best spot to visit Vatican museum
Sylvia is very kind to prepare our cozy room and tasty breakfast. Her house is very close to Vatican and you can enjoy typical Roman traditional city view from the window. She is a good adviser for museum and restaurants. I am sure to visit her house when I stay in Rome.
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 09/13/2012
Thanks a lot Jerry!
Nest regards to you and Maria!
See you soon in Rome!
When in Rome...
Silvia is the best hostess! She is very organized, helpful, and friendly during our stay here. She welcomed us and showed us around the flat when we arrived. She also gave us a few recommendations for local food and drink. Her lovely flat is located literally 10 minutes walking distance from the Vatican. Bus lines outside conveniently take you to the city center (Coliseum) Her flat is beautifully decorated and very neat and tidy. Amenities that really made our stay enjoyable: air conditioned rooms, TV in rooms, use of the kitchen, and a bidet in the washroom. Roman breakfast every morning was splendid as well; she has a great selection of teas and coffee available for use. Silvia checked in with us every day to see if we needed anything. She even helped us book reservations for a local family restaurant that served really amazing pasta (20e for two, highly recommended). If you want a pleasant stay in Roma, Brightside is the right side!
Response from Silvia Di Emidio - 09/05/2012
Thank you very much Godwin for your review! It was also nice for me to host you, and I hope to meet you again the future!
A brightside experience!
The room, as well as the entire apartment, is very comfortable with a delicate design, fresh feel and very friendly host! It is also perfect for people traveling together in a group: two rooms, each with its private bathroom,and a nice and well equipped kitchenette.
It is just in walking distance to several great areas of Rome, forgetting car and public transport.
Silvia, the owner, was polite and always available helping us to have the best stay in Rome, advising what to eat and where to eat avoiding the very turistic places!
Delightful place, warm and helpful hosts, perfect location!
What more is there to say? We booked Brightside for a last minute vacation and knew from the moment we heard from Silvia that we'd made the right choice. She provided us with essetial advice pre-arrival, and a warm welcome was waiting for us when we finally arrived. The bed was wonderful, the neighborhood quiet and yet a quick walk from all the sites. We could walk from Trastavere and delicious dinners to the apartment in fifteen minutes! I also want to mention that Silvia helped us secure a rental car when we sadly had to leave Rome. We hope to return and Brightside will be our first choice!
This is an unbeatable location, a perfect accommodation.
I've been to Rome before and Hotels are always overrated, never what you would expect from them. But Silvia's house is a charming, beautiful in a typical Roman environment with all the comforts you will need for your stay.
We have spent great moments here!! Silvia is the best hostess you can imagine, sweet and nice and always worried about make you feel comfortable.
You won't regret it!