"Domus Ciancaleoni" Apartment Hotel Rome Center
From $115 / night
- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
HAVE YOU EVER SLEPT OVER A DOMUS ROMANA? DO YOU WANT A ROMANTIC DINNER OR A DINNER WITH YOUR FRIENDS SPECIALLY PREPARED FOR YOU BY A CREATIVE CHEF IN YOUR APT/LOFT OR IN AN EXCLUSIVE PLACE CLOSE TO "DOMUS CIANCALEONI"? OR DO YOU PREFER A COOKING CLASS IN THE MORNING AND SPECIAL DINNER AT NIGHT? AND THE PRICES? WE BET LOWER THAN YOU EXPECT. OR DO YOU WANT A LIMOUSINE SERVICE WITH ENGLISH DRIVER SPEAKING AT FRIENDLY PRICE? ASK FOR OUR EXCLUSIVE SERVICES! See us on facebook
"DOMUS CIANCALEONI" is one of the oldest residence building in the heart of Rome.
The Palace, built in the Middle Age, is located in correspondence to finds of a... monumental complex dated at I sec. B.C., the most eloquent and uncorrupted proof of the brightness of the roman habitations, in a favoured position , along the fall of the hill.
The Palace is situated at the base of Viminale hill, and conspicuous finds of habitations by Roman Age are there, which attest the elegance of the quarter since the oldness.
The palace is in the centre of the town, Monti area, an old quarter between Coliseum, Piazza Venezia and Fori Imperiali.
Ciancaleoni street is a little alley far away from traffic with a suggestive staircase, between Panisperna street and Zingari street.
The street is partially suitable for vehicles and it is located between two different levels, connected by stairs.
In 5-10minutes by foot it is possible to arrive at Nazionale street, Piazza di Spagna, Fontana di Trevi, Quirinale, Corso street and Termini rail way station, in 15 minutes at Veneto street and Pantheon.
The loft is fully equipped:
* Wooden main door substitution or repair.
* Floor with parquetry ( white oak, weng ), tiled floor.
* Tiled antifreeze floor for external use.
* Bathroom travertine covering.
* Bathroom suite Flaminia
* Armoured main door with three locks
* Independent heating system , air-conditioner
* Electrical system by law
* Domestic automation
* Anti-intruder, automation, energy resource management, sonorous
spreading system, assistance, anti-flooding, gas measuring 0020.
* TV satellite
and the decor is down to every detail. All has been thought to offer you an unforgettable stay in Rome.
P.S. THE BUILDING AND THE LOFT HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY RESTORED END NOVEMBER 2009
INVESTIGATIONS ABOUT DOMUS ROMANA UNDER PALAZZO CIANCALEONI
In the summer of 2007, during work to restructure (completed in the 2009) the building at No.45-46 via de' Ciancaleoni in the Monti quarter, the Archaeological Superintendency of Rome ordered investigations to be undertaken in the basements.
The removal of the modern debris (datable to between the first decades of the 20th century and the present) inside the cellars accessible from No. 46b revealed numerous rooms in opus reticulatum with barrel vaulted roofs. These were part of a late Republican house ( domus with atrium and peristyle). More rooms of the samedomus together with others from an adjacent house, accessible from via Cimarra No. 37, were investigated in 1969-70 by V. Santa Maria Scrinari and published by A. M. Ranieri. The 2007 investigation thus provided a fuller picture of the residential complexes covering an area of circa 700 m2.
It was possible to distinguish the earlier house (circa 50 B.C.) which was flanked by the second domus around the beginning of the second half of the 1st century B.C. The latter was characterized by two parallelcryptoporticus between which there were a series of symmetrical rooms mirrored by a second series. During the 1969-70 investigations the remains of wall paintings in the II style emerged together with mosaic floors. Both dwellings, which constituted a sort of terracing on the hill slope, were on an east-west alignment and at a right angle to the via Patricius. The location, size and state of preservation of the structures also made it possible to formulate a number of hypotheses regarding the urban development of Rome near the eastern slopes of the Viminal in the late Republican and early Imperial periods.
At present it appears that there was no large scale construction in the area between via Cimarra and via de' Ciancaleoni, where the above structures were found, until the end of the 1600s or the beginning of 1700 and that a part of the structures were used as a wash-house in the modern period.
Annarita Martini - A.U.A. s.r.l. di Francesca Lugli
Mariarosaria Barbera - Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma
Citation Annarita Martini , Mariarosaria Barbera. 2008.
Director: Mariarosaria Barbera - Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma
Field director: Annarita Martini - A.U.A. s.r.l. di Francesca Lugli
Technical assistant: Simona Morretta - Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma
Technical assistant: Stefania Trevisan - Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma
Research Body: Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma
Funding Body: PRIM s.p.a.Read more
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"Domus Ciancaleoni" Apartment Hotel Rome Center
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Additional Location Information
THE ORIGIN OF MONTI DISTRICT FROM ROMAN TIMES
In Roman times the area was densely populated: the upper part of the district (the Baths of Diocletian to Suburra) had a domus and noble named Vicus Patricius (Via Urbana today), while in the low and swampy - the slums, in fact - were living the plebeians, and the area was full of brothels and taverns of ill repute . Further down in the valley between the Palatine and the Capitol, were the imperial forums.
In the Middle Ages the situation was quite different: the Roman aqueducts were damaged and it was difficult to find water because of the ground floor (it is a hilly area) and therefore the residents tended to move in the Campus Martius, flat area downstream of packages. After all the inhabitants of Rome were accustomed to drink water from the Tiber, then drinkable.
From the Middle Ages until the beginning of 1800 the district was essentially an area rich with vineyards and orchards, sparsely populated due to scarcity of water and the distance from the Vatican, the cultural center of that period. The only factor that caused the area did not become totally uninhabited was the presence of the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano and Santa Maria Maggiore: the continuous influx of pilgrims always guaranteed a large number of people in the area.
Always in the Middle Ages the inhabitants of mountain called monticiani, they developed their own strong identity, so much so that their Roman dialect was slightly different from that of other districts. There was a rivalry between the inhabitants of the other district with a strong identity, Trastevere, in the fourteenth century, which often resulted in bloody clashes between residents of two districts .
Subsequently, the urban development at the end of 1800 (Rome had just become the capital) and major demolition of the fascist period completely changed the face of the ward. In particular, between 1924 and 1936 a large portion of the lower part of the neighborhood was destroyed to build Via dei Fori Imperiali (then via Empire) and bringing to light the remains of the imperial forums.
MONTI DISTRICT TODAY
Via de’ Ciancaleoni and its Steps
The district is very large, and urban planning rather composite, ranging from areas of intensive urbanization nineteenth century (like the one between the Interior and the Quirinale, Via Nazionale with its axis, and all the buildings in Via Cavour) and even more recently (as that between Esquilino and Celio, Via Amba Aradam axis), the archaeological park area consists of the Colle Oppio - Colosseum - Ludus Magnus - Forum of Nerva - Forum and Markets of Trajan.
The building frenzy of the first forty years of the reign of fascist Italy and demolitions have spared the area of Suburra, to which tourists are very fond of the "picturesque," almost as much as that of Trastevere. Particularly appreciated from this point of view and increasingly popular in recent years, is the area between Via Nazionale and Via Cavour (Via del Boschetto, Via dei Serpenti, via Panisperna, via Baccina, via de’ Capocci e via de’ Ciancaleoni and Ciancaleoni Steps), which for the modesty of dwelling houses , narrow streets, craft shops, small shops seem to retain the characteristics of nineteenth-century Rome. The area is full of restaurants, bars and atelier of Artists and Craftsmen , gravity on the square of the Madonna dei Monti, near the church of which still serves (also) be a gathering place for local residents and occasional visitors.
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WE STILL HAVE THE SAME PRICES WE HAD IN THE PAST (from November 2009)
WE DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG WE WILL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE THIS WAY. BUT WE WILL CONTINUE AS LONG AS WE CAN
NO CREDIT CARD, PLEASE
We ask 30 € only one time for final cleaning
No other extra charges or fees.
WARNING: CHECK IN IS BETWEEN 9 A.M. AND 9 P.M.
IF YOUR PLANE/TRAIN IS SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE BEFORE OR AFTER, THE CHECK IN TIME INDICATED, IT COSTS 30 €.
WARNING: due to the fact the "Domus Ciancaleoni" is in the Center of Rome, WE STRONGLY SUGGEST NOT TO COME WITH A CAR.
We can provide CAR SERVICE from/to airport at friendly price (Up from € 40. No supplement for Sunday and bank holidays), English speaking driver. Remember that no stop train to Termini Station costs 14 € x person and a taxi from/to Fiumicino Airport costs up from 48 € ( but PAY ATTENTION because usually they ask between 70 and 80 €!!).
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We are with the walrus.
And we would like the same for all our Guests.
Against the dissolution of Artic,
Against drilling projects to produce new oil,
That will further accelerate the dissolution of Artic Ice,
Because or we learn to live producing less pollution,
Or we do not know which kind of world we will leave to our children.
We can start doing some little but important things,
Like to use the air conditioning at 22 and not 18 degrees,
The heating at 21 and not 25 degrees,
And switch off air conditioning or heating and lights,
Every time we get out.
Let be a walrus, as Sir Paul Mc Cartney,
Let save the Artic Ice,
And we will offer you an Ice…Cream,
One of the Best in Rome
Silvia di Domus Ciancaleoni
1968. Now, that was a memorable year. People down the street, the revolution was in the air, we published the White Album, and perhaps the most memorable photograph of all time was taken by an astronaut William Anders.
It was Christmas Eve and Anders and mission commander Frank Borman space had just become the first living things, the dawn of time, to orbit the moon.
Through the portholes of their Apollo 8 spacecraft, their eyes fell on something that nobody had ever seen before, something familiar yet so alien, something that took your breath away with its beauty and fragility. "Oh my God!" Borman said, "Look at that scene over there! Here is the Earth to rise. Wow, that's wonderful! "
"You have a color film, Jim?" Anders replied dryly, "Hand me that roll of film in color, fast ..." For a minute or so, two human beings, in a can 400 thousand kilometers away from home, they struggled to put a roll of film Kodak in their camera, then lifted Anders pointing it at the door and with the click immortalized on our delicate planet that slowly rose from the horizon of the moon. The dawn of the earth. That single image had such an impact on the psyche of the man who was believed to be the spark that gave rise to the global environmental movement - fundamentally changing the way we think about ourselves on this planet.
This was more than forty years ago, a blink of an eye in the vast extension of time, but something serious has happened since then. For at least 800 thousand years, the Arctic Ocean was covered by a sheet of ice extended as a continent. But in the decades following the release of that photo, satellites have measured a steady reduction of the white blanket. Much of the ice is gone, and it seems likely that, over the life of my children, to the North Pole will be just offshore. I could see that moment myself.
Think about it. Since the rise of the Earth was captured in a photo, we were so busy warm our world that now it is so radically different from space. Digging to extract fossil fuel and burning old growth forests, we put so much carbon dioxide the astronauts of today looking at a different planet. And there's something that baffles me. As the ice retreated, the oil giants are moving to that area. Instead of considering the melting of ice as a signal of danger to humanity, have their eyes on the oil fields, previously inaccessible, in the bottom of the roof of the world. In practice, are exploiting the disappearance of the ice to extract the same fuel that is causing the problem. Fossil fuels have colonized every corner of the earth, but there comes a time and a place where you need to say "enough".
I believe that time is now and that place is the Arctic. This is the reason why I decided to support the Greenpeace campaign to create a legally protected sanctuary around the North Pole and to ban oil drilling and industrial fishing from Arctic waters. My name will be set at two million that Greenpeace is collecting signatures and that will lead to the Pole, in a sealed capsule that will be anchored on the ocean floor at 4km below the ice. All these people unite together to save the Arctic and, with it, all life on Earth.
In a single month more than a million people signed the petition on www.SaveTheArctic.org.
If you are not among them you still have a chance to make sure your name is planted in the ocean, on top of the world.
And if you, like me, you are irresistibly attracted by the wonderful Arctic wildlife, then you will want to support the mobilization by joining the online Arctic Rebellion. You can choose to be one of these five animals - a polar bear, a snowy owl, arctic fox, a walrus or narwhal. Once you have joined you in your clan animal you can hunt on the pack of new supporters for the campaign and compete with other animals to involve new people. It's like a new dawn in the world, we seek to raise a new mass movement, to draw a boundary line in the ice and say to polluters "You can not cross it."I just have to decide which animal will be ...
Yes, you guessed it ..
"I am the Walrus".
Sir Paul McCartney
- Washing Machine
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Corporate bookings allowed
- Housekeeping Optional
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- Hair dryer
- Towels Provided
- A/C or climate control
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Elevator access
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Stereo or CD player
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - yes
- 45 square meters
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99% of guests would stay again
Hobbs, New Mexico
This is a great, centrally located apartment and the owner is wonderful.
We stayed in the green apartment and found it to be clean, comfortable and within walking distance of almost everything you could want to see. The owner, Silvia, is super helpful and easily available. Laundry service is provided, the outdoor space is quiet and lovely and she even offers an airport pickup service that costs less than a cab. I made a mistake in booking and needed to stay an extra night. I know it was an inconvenience for Silvia, as she had already rented the apartment out, but she let us stay and made all parties happy. I can't say enough good things about our experience. Stay with Silvia, you will be pleased!
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Apartment itself, location, services, Silvia...all excellent!
We stayed in apartment in Domus Ciancaleoni only for 3days but it was a great experience. Domus Ciancaleoni is located in very calm, small, romantic street in quater Monti in heart of Rome, close to all main monuments, in walking distance from Colosseo, Fori Imperiali as well as Piazza Venezia. Also only 3min far away from metro Cavour and 15min by walk from Termini! So basicly perfect location! Aparment irself was clean, modern, spacious, with free wifi and all books and guides about Rome we needed. Silvia is extremely sympatic and helpfull and she can speak well english:-)! I can reccommend Domus Ciancaleoni to everyone, I really don´t think we could find anything better for our stay! Thank you Silvia, it was great!:-)
Magnificent ambience, excellent hosts in the best possible locat
I would like to describe extraordinary experience that I had while staying in this magnificent place. The first thing that attracted me so much was very kind, individual approach by the host and readiness to meet clients needs (this is not something that you can get everywhere :)) Secondly, the area where the apartment is situated (Monti) is most charming neighborhood that you can be in while in Rome, if you want to experience the part of "real" Rome, not so much suffocated by the crowd of numerous tourists. The street where the apartments are located is the most charming little street in the area, very quiet, but on the other hand, you can be in the most narrow historical city center in 10 min by foot... Also, if you want to get to know a part of night-life in Rome, this neighborhood is perfect area to be in with lots of charming, non-commercial bars, clubs, small wine-bars and restaurants.
Mrs. Silvia (the land-lord) is trying very hard to please her guests and she is doing an excellent job! Staying in her apartment made me feel like home; the whole building is designed with an extraordinary attention to detail, which could be noticed immediately after you get into the place. I would strongly recommend this accommodation to everyone that visits Rome! Thank you Silvia for your readiness to meet my needs and for all your help during my stay... I am looking forward to my next visit very much and can't wait to come again for even longer period, if possible.
Great location, wonderful apartment
Silvia was a great host, including taking the time at check-in to show us around the neighbourhood. If you are reasonably fit everything in the old city is within walking distance, with a wonderful gelataria just around the corner. We stayed in the gold apartment which worked well for a family of 5 and was excellent value. Also, with a family of 5 at the end of a months travelling around Italy the included laundry service was a godsend. Thanks again Silvia. We loved our time in Rome.
A Wonderful Stay in a Perfect Location in the Beautiful City of
This was my first visit to Rome and I was very fortunate indeed to choose Domus Ciancaleoni for my accommodation. I had read the many fine reports on Flipkey and on Trip advisor so I was expecting it to be special and special it was, way beyond my expectations. Although it is only a 10 minute walk from the Main Termini with the express trains to/from the airport, we chose to take a taxi from the airport. Silvia recommended a company that was first class and cheaper than regular taxi and other private hire. The house is in a non-tourist area with a cobbled narrow street on one side and a stepped street on the other so no traffic and very quiet. The apartment was classical and modern and had every comfort for my needs. It was also a priveledge to stay in such a house of such historical interest. It is within comfortable wlaking distance to the major sites with the exception of the Vatican. Although walkable, it was a bit too far for me so we took the underground from a stop nearby. The area has some lovely trattoria and pizza house as well as fine dining restaurants. There is a nice grocery shop closeby and an excellent bakery and an ice-cream shop. A lovely area with no other tourists in sight. If you want the real flavour of Italy then this is the palce for you. If you want english/irish pubs showing football matches on sky tv then this not for you. This was my first visit to Rome and I loved every minute of the 4 nights I was there. The experience was made very very special by staying at Domus Cianaleoni which comes with Silvia's kind help and inside information on the best places to go to see the best things.I will most definitely be returning to Rome and would not dream of staying anywhere else.
while it is in the middle of Rome the place is really quiet with the feeling of a little country.
Silvia is really kind and helpful, she took us to visit the place and gave us lots of useful information.
The appartment is clean, comfortable and fully accessorized.
You can hardly find a better place and certainly not for this price!
Lovely place to stay in Rome
It was definitely impressive apartment with wonderful hostess Silvia. We were warmly welcomed. She was very helpful and nice person. She gave us tricky and useful information about nearby places.
Location and surroundings are nearly perfect.
Apartments are smartly and elegantly renovated. Courtyard recreation area in the building was beautiful.
A wonderful place to stay in a fantastic area
We found Silvia's apartments on Trip advisor and absolutely loved it. Right from when we started emailing Silvia she was helpful and when we arrived a vacancy had come up in another larger apartment and she upgraded us to there at no extra cost- a wonderful end to our honeymoon in Europe! The Monti area is so lovely, away from all the touristy areas and in its own little trendy neighbourhood. We walked everywhere from our apartment, right to the Vatican City, to the food tour on Tiber Island and having the Colosseum at the end of the street was amazing. The restaurants were great in the area. A fantastic base for visiting Rome and Silvia is very helpful if you need any advice while you are there.
Great apartment, great location, thoughtful host
My wife, mother-in-law, and I spent two nights at one of Silvia's apartments. We enjoyed our stay thoroughly. The apartment was very clean and well-provisioned -- basic cooking items, towels, soaps, etc. -- and beautifully decorated.
Silvia met us as planned, gave us a great introduction to the surrounding area including a map and recommendations for places to eat and shop. The location was very convenient -- easy walking distance to the Colosseum as well as other sites and the Cavour Metro station.
Silvia was extremely responsive to our needs and requests, including arranging an early morning car to the airport. We also found her many staff members very helpful.
Just the perfect accomodation in Rome.
Beautiful,clean,romantic, great location.
I would defenately recommend it.
Thank you Silvia
Perfect location to visit this wonderful city
I stayed in this appartment with 5 other friends for a weekend visit to Rome. Everything was perfect. The location couldn't be better for visiting this wonderful city. We were only 5 minutes walk from the Colesseum and the Forum, and the main train station Termini. The area itself had lovely shops and restaurants.
The appartment was perfect for our group. There are 2 nice bathrooms which was important for 6 adults. The appartment was clean and comfortable, we couldn't have asked for more.
Silvia and everyone whom we met were very helpful. The airport pickup service is very handy and cost 40€ which was not excessive in my view, expecially for a group of 4 or more, makes it cheaper than getting the train. The train service is very good too. 14€ for an express train ticket, which leaves every 30 minutes between Termini and the airport terminal, very easy to use.
We had a fantastic weekend and we would all like to come back and would not hesitate to return to this appartment.
San Francisco, CA
Stellar Vacation Home
Staying at the Domus Ciancaleoni was one of the best decisions my family and I made when visiting Rome. The location was absolutely perfect and gave us easy access to all the best tourist destinations: the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, and so much more. It's also easy to take the Metro to Termini Station or Vatican City. After a day filled with walking, it was comforting to return home to an apartment that was beautiful, clean, and relaxing.
Silvia was the perfect host, checking in with us daily and even offering to do our laundry personally. The service we received was truly equivalent to staying at a high-end hotel. The apartment that we stayed in had a fully equipped kitchen, a washer/dryer, and a terrace with an amazing view of the city. The surrounding streets were filled with restaurants, shops, and gelaterias, creating a vibrant neighborhood during the day and night.
I would highly recommend Silvia and her many apartments for your future stay in Rome; I wouldn't go anywhere else!
The place is perfect
The neightborhood is great, beautifull, with a lot of restaurants and ice-cream places. Domus Cincaleoni is a singular place to go. It is convenient located to go walking to almost everwhere at Roma's center
It made Rome all the more special
We had such a wonderful time in Rome and a lot of that is due to our wonderful stay at Domus Ciancaleoni. Sylvia and her assistant ana welcomed us when we arrived and walked us around the neighborhood and even treated us to Gelato at the local Gelato place. We ate in the neighborhood at restaurants they recommended and they were fantastic and the location was perfect. Away from the crowds yet so close to everything. We stayed in the Gold apt which was perfect for my husband and son and it was so comfortable and so beautiful and although modern on the inside had so much great history. We used her service to get a ride to the apt from the airport and it was close enough to walk to the train station when we left for Florence. She also recommended the tour company that we used to tour the Vatican and other sites in the city and they were excellent tours. In fact we used the same company when we got to Florence and he was excellent as well. I can't say enough nice things about this place and the welcome that we got. We can't wait to go back and stay with them again. Love to you all in Rome.
Perfect location,beautiful apartment. Silvia is lovely and accomodating. We really enjoyed our stay. Do not waste your time looking anywhere else, this place is perfect! Read more
Response from silvia del guercio - 08/24/2013
....and you are the PERFECT GUEST! Come again, when you want, at your Rome Home....
The Short Family
Missoula, Montana, USA
Terrific location, Great space, charming neighborhood.
We wish we had stayed longer. The apartment is very comfortable. The manager is very helpful and speaks excellent english. The location is an easy walk to some of Rome's biggest attractions. We enjoyed our stay immensely and would definitely return.
Italy travelers 2013
We were looking to book 3 nights with Sylvia at a central Rome apt, but our first choice did not have a kitchenette. So we reserved at the fireplace apartment several months ahead, only to have Sylvia contact us a week before we left to tell us that there was a "problem" with it. With little time left to book, we settled on the apartment on Gianicollo Hill. Sylvia assured us that the apartment was a mere 6 bus stops (15 min. ride) or a 30 min. walk to the Colloseum. We arrived during a heavy downpour and Sylvia was in a rush to do something other than deal with us. She agreed to return in 30-45 minutes after we had gotten settled to give us some more information. Almost two hours later, she returned and again rushed through things leaving us with more questions than answers. The apartment itself was stark and didn't look as though it was ever used. It had little furniture and wasn't comfortable or homey. The bathroom shower had no curtain or glass, so you are left using the tub with a terrible hand held shower head that sprays everywhere. There were ants all over the kitchen (not to mention in the bedroom and living room) which lacked basic supplies; we were hard pressed to even make breakfast (no toaster, no kettle, no bowls, few utensils, I could go on and on). The first night, there was even some sort of bug in the bed (which almost resulted in us leaving all together). Another problem was the lack of internet access which hampered our efforts to plan our days and communicate with family back home. As we ventured out to explore Rome, we discovered that the bus to the Colleseum was more than 15 stops and 30 min (not walkable and not remotely convenient to anything). The final disappointment was the day we were leaving to go to the airport. The car Sylvia had arranged never arrived and nor did she. Other arrangements were hastily made, but we nearly missed our flight. We will never book with Sylvia again nor will we recommend her to anyone. Read more
Response from silvia del guercio - 08/03/2013
Ehmmm... I usually have bad Rewiews when... i refuse to provide the stay FOR FREE.
But, i cannot do that because it is my job, and so sorry: i cannot work for free.
Those Guest told me: we avoid any payments or we will do a bad rewiew.... So i did invite them to find imediately an alternative accomodation.
What an amazing stay at Domus Ciancaleoni!
I stayed here with my parents and brother. The beginning of a special trip to visit our parents home towns with them. From the minute we arrived, Silvia made us feel at home and extremely comfortable. She allowed us use of an apartment to freshen up after our flights as ours was not yet available.(it was 8.30am!)She and andrea' walked us around the local area and offered us a coffee.She was always avail whenever we needed anything and was extremely helpful and trusting.Our appartment was very comfortable,spacious and had everything we needed... even to host a small dinner party with relatives! We were constantly taking photos of our view down the stairs and then from the stairs up to our beautiful appartment. Its location was amazing, we walked everywhere for 3 days taking the train only to the Vatican.. we knew we were in Rome as we arrived in the quaint tiny street with heaps of character that could only be driven down part of the way as it became too narrow. The nearby local shops for grocery's, an italian phone sim, wine, bread, dinner were perfect.
This was the most perfect stay in everyway! I will definately be staying with Silvia whenever i am in Rome and have told all friends and family to do the same. Silvia was even generous enough to hold a gift for a relative for 2 weeks until they were able to collect it from her. Grazie per tutto Silvia!
Wonderful place to stay!
We stayed ( family of 4) in the Guttusso suite for 1 week. The location is superb- quaint cobblestone streets and wooden shutters in a very chic area ,with the Metro(Cavour) just down the road. Wonderfully quiet considering the convenient location . There are numerous restaurants and cafes as well as grocery stores if you like to self cater. Everything you need is provided by Silvia and her staff( Anando and andreas ).From our initial contact with Silvia she has been very courteous and prompt with her communication - nothing is a problem ! We have been very privileged to stay in such a beautiful apartment and would stay here again if we are lucky enough to come back to Rome.
great location but not for four
Really great location, great restaurant down the stairs,,best one in the area,,lovely Very close to the Colosseum..
The apartment was clean with lovely furnishings,, but don't stay here if you have more than 2 people... I stayed here with my 3 adult children,,and it was too much.the pull out lounge was not comfortable and the cot bed was jammed up near the kitchen nook.
also the kitchen wasn't stocked for 4 people.. we took home a lovely bottle of wine and there was only 2 wine glasses,,one cordial glass and one of us had to have a mug...kitchen utensils were not of good quality,, so we ate out,,
the manager was helpful,, but id suggest to get his number as the owner is a bit hard to catch..the office is not manned so very hard to contact anyone if you need anything..
but overall great location, and clean. Read more
Response from silvia del guercio - 07/20/2013
Dear Val, we have several Apartments (small, medium, large, with one or two bedrooms... for 3 to 6 persons). You did choise your Apartment..... There were 4 glasses before your arrival....maybe you are suggesting to me to buy two others wine glasses? I will do! Some Guest some time broke the glasses. We (me or my Assistants are HERE ALL DAY LONG in my office). Altough it is not an Hotel....... My husband usually say to me: "I will aks Divorce because you are always in Palazzo Ciancaleoni!!!!!!!"
Tino & Christoph
Very nice stay in a calm location of Rome
We had a stay in the Bleu appartment of Domus Ciancaleoni from June 04-08. It is situated in the very calm part of Rome called Monti. We were well received by Silvias assistant andrea. The whole contact to Silvia and her assistant was very friendly and relaxed.
The appartment is tastefully equipped with some artful decorations. But the "cherry on the cake" is the upper floor of the loft together with the comfortable, big bed. There are only a few appartments we slept that well.
We would recommend this appartment to everybody who wants to visit the agile city of Rome but also wants to recover in a calm and quiet atmosphere.
Do not stay here!!!
These were the instructions Sylvia gave when asked how to get to her apt from the train st:"You can take the subway for just one stop (until Cavour stop),than,1min walk on via Urbana and you are at Home!" But we had to walk up and down several staircases with our big bags and we couldn't find the place. After stopping and asking several people, we finally found it, only to find that the apt was at the top of steps that resembled the Spanish steps! We sent one person up ahead to the apt to ask for help but there was no one in and we had to wait for 20mins. Finally her asst ananda came and helped with the bags. After almost 1/2 an hour Sylvia arrived and we told her she should have given better instructions. To which she retorted " You didn't get a map?", then just shrugged her shoulders like she couldn't be bothered and said 'sorry'. And before she left she gave me the dirtiest look ever! Shocking! The fact is Sylvia is a bully. You only have to read her responses to those who gave her bad reviews to see this. She can't take any criticism at all. Then on the last day, we had booked a taxi to the airport and my friend went to make the payment. She then took a picture of the payment slip to avoid the taxi driver charging us again later.But she took this as a personal insult and started scolding my friend, saying that they are a respectable establishment. Then she told us that usually she doesn't check the rooms, but since we don't trust her, she would have to check our rooms before we left! She then walked us out to the car all the while berating us for our lack of trust and boasting how she is No 1 on Flipkey.This has taught me to pay more attention to the response from managers cos that will tell you about the character of a person.Before she retorts in her usual bully manner, let me just put this disclaimer:we were not rude, drunk, trying to avoid paying or racist.We left the apartment in the exact condition we found it
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Response from silvia del guercio - 07/18/2013
I do not understand. I usually give the same directions to all my Guest, and nobody has any difficulties to find the place (it is very famous in the nearby...). There are steps? is not my fault and i usually explain that there is another way to joint the building avoiding the steps. They immediately aggressed me: "you have to give better instructions!" without : "hello!". Than she told me : "Hurry up and take my luggage!" .....We usually help Guest with the luggage when they ask kindly. Not when people is rude. I accept any critics, but i do not accept to be treated as a slave. I usually have good relations with my Guests (in 4 years i have 34 couples/families/groups went back to spend a second (or third!) Holiday here. I don't have good relations with strange persons who treat me as a slave, sorry. Ah, the apartment was quite dirty at their departure and the electrical stove was broken. And, without any reason they told me "We are sure your driver will charge more than the official fare, and you will share the money with him". As i never charge for this service, i feel offensed by this behaviour. I don't suggest to the other owners to accept this Guest.
Perfect for a young family
This was the perfect base for our 2 night stay in Rome. We stayed in the orange apartment which was perfect as our three year old son was able to sleep in the sitting room while we had access to the bedroom, bathroom and courtyard without disturbing him.
Silvia met us on arrival and gave a very useful tour of the area. Lots of lovely artisan shops and very pretty. She even booked us a table at a wonderful pizzeria opposite our apartment.
The apartment itself was very spacious and well equipped and had a very good shower over a jacuzzi bath. There is not a lot of natural light (the building is built on a hill and the orange apartment is on the ground floor) but that helps to keep it cool and we didn't spend much time there during the day anyway.
We were a 10 minute walk from the Coloseum but in a very quiet street.
We would definitely go back to Domus Ciancaleoni. It represents excellent value for money and Silvia made it all effortless.
Also very good was the airport pick up organised by Silvia. €40 for an airconditioned mercedes that was waiting for us when we landed - a great start to a great trip!
Authentic Roman Vacation
Our family of five (three adult sons) had an absolute fabulous time in Rome and it was all possible because of Silvia and her beautiful apartment at the Domus Ciancaleoni. The absolute best location in all of Rome... just a couple of blocks from the Colosseum...where we enjoyed many evenings after our dinners out. Walking distance from many incredible restaurants, incredible shopping and beautiful churches. Silvia was the absolute best...and arranged for transportation throughout our week in Rome...and made sure we had all we needed in the apartment...Thank you Silvia! we will recommend you to anyone that wants to enjoy an authentic Rome experience !!
Wonderful service, great vacation
We arrived at the airport and the car service arranged by Silvia, was waiting for us. They were extremely nice and professional and dropped us off steps away from the Gold apt. Andrea, Silvia's assistant was waiting for us and quickly checked us in and showed us around the apt. Silvia also met us and they both showed us around the neighborhood, pointed out little shops, restaurants etc. Andrea took us to the supermarket and even helped us carry groceries. Silvia answered our questions promptly, she arranged car service very quickly, bought our Roma passes and was extremely pleasant to work with. The apt is centrally located and minutes away from the Colosseum, Forum, Trevi fountain etc. Overall, it was a wonderful vacation and my family and I thank Silvia for being a great host and always ready to help. Will definitely return and stay again. I highly recommend it to friends and family.
Great location, fantastic apartment!
We (4 adults and 2 young children) stayed in the Gold apartment in late June. The location of the apartment is fantastic. Within walking distance of everything and well located to plenty of restaurants and convenience stores.
The apartment itself was great. Spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The layout of the apartment made it ideal for up to 6 people (2 sleeping on a fold out couch).
Silvia and her team were wonderful and were quick to address any queries. Highly recommend.
Hélène et Loïc
Saint Nazaire FRANCE
Comme chez nous
Que dire si ce n'est une immersion parfaite dans Rome, propriétaire très accueillante, passionnée. Ne pas hésitez à suivre ces conseils. Nous nous sentions comme chez nous dans l'appartement. Situation idéale dans un quartier Romain à 2 pas de tout. Je réfléchis mais je ne vois pas autre chose que dire "comme chez nous" et qui y a t'il de mieux pour s'immerger dans une ville inconnue. Quand nous reviendrons nous choisirons les appartements avec terrasse, prévoir longtemps à l'avance !, pour avoir plus de lumière.
Y aller les yeux fermés.
Merci Sylvia pour tout.
Stanbr Tripadviser name
Nanaimo British Colombia Canada
Great apartment within easy walk of all the major sites in old c
Domus Ciancaleoni has hundreds of positive revues on Trip adviser which is why we chose to stay there. It is a 15 minute walk from Termini station and about 10 minutes to the Colosseum. It is located down a very quiet alley in a residential area and was quiet at night with a great little neighborhood taverna just steps away. The metro station was no more than a 5 minute walk so it was very easy to get around.
The apartment was fully equipped with a kitchen, dining table and a loft bedroom. We thought it had a balcony but it turned out to be essentially a Juliette overlooking the interior courtyard but frankly with all the walking we did in Rome we never had enough time to sit out anyway.
On arrival we were taken on a walk through the neighborhood so we could orient ourselves which is a great service for first timers to Rome.
One thing that one needs to realize this is an apartment that you are renting and it is not a hotel so there was bed make up service and towels were only changed every three days. We also had to put the garbage out in the hall. Its like living at home.
One thing that I have to mention. We stupidly missed our Walks in Italy tour and Sylvia called them on our behalf and was able to rebook us the next day. That was above the call of duty and we certainly appreciated her efforts on our behalf.
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Exactly what we were looking for
The hospitality of our hostess and comfort of our studio apt. was even better than we'd hoped for.
The location, in a quiet pedestrian street in the centre of old Rome couldn't have been better. We were able to walk to many of Rome's best known sites - like the Coliseum and Trevi Fountain, as well as shop for snacks, treats and wine to take back to our kitchenette to relax and refresh between all of our walking adventures. Tons of tiny restaurants and cafes were close by.
My family enjoyed the stay at Silvia's apartment in Rome. The apartment is spacious, clean and well-equipped, laundry service is provided . Internet is working well though it is limited to maximum 4 devices at any one time (no complains :-)), We are impressed with the services provided by Silvia and her assistant which make our stay very pleasant one. Before our arrival, Silvia helped us purchase 4 Roma passes at no extra charge and also helped us with our restaurant bookings. She also helped arrange a pickup service for us, making our arrival very smooth and provided us guidance on how to go around in Rome. Though unfortunately, we have met with scooter snatch thieves who attempted to snatch the bag from my dad from behind while walking from a small lanes toward the main road after lunch, Silvia was very helpful and her husband even to drove and accompanied us to the local hospital a&E; for checkup as my dad hurt his hip and head. Silvia also accompanied us to the police station and helped us to make police report (without her help we would have to wait for 4 hours) to allow us to claim from our travel insurance for the medical bill and damages to our property. We were very grateful to Silvia and her husband who have gone the extra mile to help us in this unfortunate incidence we had. We are very pleased with the help we got and we would strongly recommend the stay at Silvia's apartment in Rome because we know you will be taken care of during your stay there. Thank you so much Silvia!!
My sister stayed here while visiting Rome. Her referral was the reason I chose this rental and I was not disappointed. Silvia was a wonderful host and truly ensured that our stay was memorable.
When we arrived at the apt, Silvia took the time to walk us through the neighbourhood and shared some of its history. The location of the apt was great - close to the subway and walking distance to many of the sights.
The apt was lovely and well appointed and we didn't want for anything.
Silvia it was a pleasure.
This was great
We really loved it here. It was such a nice big apartment which had a reasonable view of Rome given that it was perched on the side of a hill.
Francesco was very friendly and genuine, the service staff did what they said they were going to do. We would have preferred a few more cooking utensils and an extra chair. But really this is nit picking.
Would we come again.. yes!
They were excellent hosts and helped in a genuinely kind and also helpful way.
Highly recommend Domus Ciancaleoni
We stayed in Silvia's Gold apartment. It was in a great location and nicely finished. Silvia was very helpful in arranging transportation to/from the apartment and with several of our activities in Rome. The wifi access was a godsend. We would definitely stay there again.
We stayed in the "orange suite" for 3 days in april this year and were very pleased with our stay. The suite was well equipped with everything we needed. It was clean, modern, small kitchen was well supplied with dishes/cookware for light meals, large comfortable bed, wifi worked well and there were guide books available for use. The weather was rainy so we did not use the patio but it would have been lovely in nicer weather. There was a washing machine on the patio but we didn't use it.
Silvia was very prompt in answering emails and easy to communicate with prior to our arrival. Her tour around the neigbourhood on arrival was very helpful in regards to finding restaurants, shops, metro etc.
The neighbourhood was great. Not too touristy but easy to get to all the major sites - quick metro ride or nice stroll. The pizza place around the corner from the apartment was great - filled up quickly so get there early!
Downsides i) the sofa bed was not comfortable therefore I would only recommend this suite for 2 people who can share the large bed ii) it is on the bottom floor and there is not a lot of natural light because the two windows face small courtyards surrounded by tall buildings and iii) there was a snag with the taxi service we had arranged through Silvia and we waited over an hour for our ride. In retrospect, it would have been faster and cheaper to take the Express train.
But these were minor things and it won't stop me from staying here again if I am lucky enough to go back!
Close to Everything Old
Our Host Sylvia was extremely helpful in all ways. Our apartment was well appointed, right in the centre and walking distance to most things that Rome has to offer. We would return to this apartment without hesitation,
Wonderful amenities in central location!
My family (parents and two adult children) stayed here for 3 nights and loved every minute of it! It was a wonderful alternative to two hotel rooms, and at a fraction of the price! We had plenty of room, great seating area, clean bathroom, everything we needed for a great trip! The domus is within walking distance of the Roman Forum and Colosseum (5 minutes), Trevi Fountain (10 minutes), Spanish Steps (15 minutes), and Piazza Navona (20 minutes). Silvia was wonderful helping us with transportation from the airport and to our rental car out of Rome, getting settled, directions and transportation. There's a central elevator if you have a lot of luggage.
très bon rapport qualité prix . logement très bien placé . à 2 pas des monuments historiques et du métro . sylvia est très accueillante. le logement est très confortable...
Perfect, the reviews are true. If you want the real Rome then st
We were met at the airport by our driver, cases were carried and we were driven by a very nice black Mercedes to the door of our accommodation. This was booked and arranged for by Silvia, and was much better than the chaos and high chance of being ripped off by taxis at the airport. When we arrived we were greeted by Silvia. First impressions were how peaceful it was even being in the centre, the beautiful cobbled stones,original and old buildings, wooden shutter windows. We were shown to our accommodation, which was the Orange Suite. It was clean, spacey, airy, light, modern, and had everything you needed. There was a small outside area off the bedroom through double doors, which was handy as a smoker, and nice to open first thing in the morning to let in the fresh air and sunlight. There was wifi, guide books, maps, cooking oil, seasoning etc in the kitchen, flat screen TV and DVD player in the bedroom, there was also a free safe in the room. Once Silvia showed us our room, she then showed us the surrounding area, and took us for a coffee at the bottom of the hill. There is a lovely trattoria opposite the accommodation, which seemed very popoular, very authentic and good prices. Silvia showed us where the best shops, the Metro was(which was 5 mins walk from your accommodation), local bakers etc. The Coleseum is only 10 mins walk away, and if you get on the Metro you can get to the other side of the city very quickily, and cheapily. We spent most evenings around our accommodation, because it was so quaint, relaxed and we felt we were seeing the true Rome. Silvia understands customer service, so if you get fed up of not getting this, which I certainly do then stay at this accommodation, and you will have a perfect city break. Silvia clearly takes pride in her buildings, staff, and service and she should be proud, deserves great reviews. We'll be back!!
una estancia magnífica
Hemos estado 4 días en casa de Silvia y tanto el trato, como el apartamento han sido magníficos. Rl apartamento muy limpio y espaciosos, completamente equipado y en una zona céntrica pero muy tranquila.
Nosotros viajamos con un bebé y fue todo perfecto.
Estamos deseando volver a Roma y alojarnos en casa de Silvia.
Cool and cute apartment
Located in a cool neighborhood and in a quiet street very near to Coliseum, the well-planned apartment "Domus Ciancaleoni" surprised us with its stylish decoration. We stayed in the Green apartment and everything was excellent, clean, and the bed and pillows were comfortable. The only thing we missed were some amenities in the bathroom. If you are thinking about staying longer than a weekend, there is a little kitchen and a fridge. The hosts were very friendly and close, and the first day they even showed us the neighborhood. We definitely will come back to Rome and to "domus ciancaleoni" apartment.
this place is a real gem.
We stayed in three different apartments in the building and they were perfect. just like a hotel, but better. The location is amazing, the staff very very helpful and everything is designed with great taste. We were a family with 5 year old twins and were in love with the place. One note: Call them the day before you arrive. When we came back there was a mixup with over booking. It ended up being solved quickly but we hear this happens allot. Anyway, we recommend this place to everyone. It's a dream.
Perfect location to explore Rome
We spent the second part of our honeymoon in the Green Loft apartment at Domus Ciancaleoni, staying 8 nights.
The apartment is lovely - perfect for a couple on a city break, and well-equipped so you can prepare your own food if you wish to. It is very comfortable and clean and very attractive.
The location is excellent - so close to the Metro and to the Colosseum. We walked nearly everywhere in Rome from our central location. There are plenty of pleasant restaurants nearby, as well as lovely delis where you can buy yummy things to cook.
The service was very welcoming and friendly and we would certainly recommend this as a place to stay.
Hans K and family
Great stay in Rome
We enjoyed our stay for 4 days in the terrace appartment. This totally new appartment, with 2 great roof terraces as a bonus, was very complete and clean.
The hospitality of Silvia and her neighbourhood tour gave us, from the first day, a good feeling.
Hans K. and family
well-equipped & well located
The flat is well equipped and lies in a central area, allowing sightseeing on foot without difficulty.
The thing we missed was to have the possibility to see and talk to the owner, Mrs Silvia del Guercio. We had a couple of questions to ask, but had no chance to talk to her after three attempts in vain.
We can definitely recommend this flat, a clean and tidy one.
we enjoywed our stay very much. the locaition was great the place is very clean and hommy we were with a baby in the orange apt. we just loved it. silvia was very nice and helped us very much.
Just what we wanted.
Unfortunately, I can't compare this to any other apartment in Rome, so I'm rating it on it's own merits. Why excellent? First, a very pleasant driver met our tired party of five at Ciampino airport as arranged by Sylvia; he delivered us directly to our door for a very reasonable price. Then, the Domus worker with the key gave us a helpful introduction to the Gold apt, which may not be the most atmospheric of what the Domus has to offer, but was perfect with two stoller-aged kids: only a few steps up to the front door, calm and quiet, with two comfortable and perfectly adequate bedrooms--the kids slept together in the smaller room and "auntie" stayed in the sofabed in the living area. The kitchen kept the milk and cheese cold and facilitated sandwiches and snacking. No view, but lovely location away from most traffic noise other than pedestrians. Beware, the main access road is cobbled and the other is a lengthy, though not steep, cobbled flight of stairs with a great local-style casual restaurant (first on the right) at the bottom, an artisanal gelateria a little farther down to the right, and the very handy Cavour Metro stop, a few minutes walk, it's entrance opposite a pleasant cafe that also had creative food options changing throughout the day (closed on Mondays). We loved the neighborhood: not overly touristy, close enough to the Coliseum and a great park with a playground (in Parco del Colle Oppio, which was very family-friendly and safe-feeling during the day), and other great eating options on Via Panisperna (we loved La Carbonara). Our hosts were pleasant and helpful thoughout, including responding to email inquiries in a timely manner. (Note, we're not a white-tablecloth-with-stemware, roomservice-reliant kind of family--look at the Domus' photos to make sure the place looks right for you).
The Domus is a lovely, modern apartment in a great location. The quaint cobblestone street, the historical building, the sights and scenes of Rome, and Silvia's warm personality made for many unforgettable memories.
Richard and Catherine
Beautiful place to stay in a lovely area of Rome!
Right from the begining Silvia was fantastic. The whole enquiry, booking and payment was so easy. We stayed in the Blue apt with our 2 children (7 and 12). Silvia met us at the apt and made sure we had everything we needed. She then took us on a lovely tour of the area - and it really is a fab area to stay in both in feel and convenience for getting around. She bought us ice cream at a wonderful ice cream shop and it definitely became a favourite for us all. My husband even had pear and gorganzola ice cream. She also recommend a restaurant too. We actually used this every night of our stay in Rome. It was excellent and very good value. A couple of nights we got pizza from there and took it back to our apt and the other nights we ate pasta in the restaurant itself. If you want to eat after 8pm make sure you book a table - it is very popular with the locals! Breakfast was also easy to get from local cafes.
The apt itself is beautifully decorated but in a lovely comfortable way so it felt a very relaxed space to have the children in. It is fresh, modern and very clean. Silvia or her colleague were always around if you needed anything and couldn't be more helpful.
This feels like a gem to have found and we can't wait to go back again. Thank you Silvia for creating this lovely space to stay in!
Excellent neighborhood, excellent service, very good "Green loft
I would like to share our Domus Ciancaleoni experience with other eventual passengers that might choose this wonderful ambiences roman vacation rentals.
We had got "Green loft" apartment due to the overbooking of others but we have been very satisfied with an ambiance, excellent Silvia's service and organization.
The driver was waiting for us at the airport (excellent choice for us, since the price was very affordable), Silvia was at our disposal most of the time and most of the important roman sights were very close.
The apartment is perfect for 2, even though here were 3 adults and one child there was enough space.
I believe if you choose D.C. you will not be in doubt that you gonna have nice roman vacation, especially because you can choose in between 9 different apartments that are on your disposal, depending which type would suit you the most.
Next time we would definitely choose D.C. apartments, maybe the higher floor ones since we prefer daily light and bigger kitchen tables for dining, but this is something for each one of to decide about the priorities.
Thank you Silvia for everything!
Very comfortable stay in excellent location
Very quiet location and only few minutes walk to Metro station or easy stroll to via Cavour or via Nationale for groceries, transport or shopping. Bed was very firm and sofa quite uncomfortable to sit on. Lots of storage space in bedroom. Wi-fi was excellent. Dishwasher was handy (no toaster or microwave). Kitchen had all essential utensils and even had the cupboards stocked with basics (seasonings, tea, coffee, sugar and pasta). Sylvia (operator) came out to greet us on arrival and as we had arrived late, she had even supplied us with some homemade spaghetti sauce and pasta for us to eat (delicious!). There are a couple of very affordable places to eat in the vicinity. No laundry facilities in the apartment but a good laundromat located close by. Good facilities in apartment and very clean and welcoming with modern fixtures. We could easily request new sheets/towels etc by leaving Sylvia a message and were able to enjoy a very relaxing fortnight stay where we could come and go with ease.
My family of four visited Rome and stayed in the Gold Suite at Domus Ciancaleoni late February. We were greeted at the airport by a car service driver that Silvia arranged for us in advance so that we didn't have to scramble to find one on our own. Our stay was smooth from start to end. The apartment is well kept and comfortable, on a lovely quiet street, a stone throw away from the Colosseum. We walked everywhere! I recommend this charming rental option unhesitatingly.
El departeamento es precioso. Limpio, impecable, con un equpamiento de última generación, de primera calidad
La ubicación inmejorable
y todo lo anterior es superado por una sola cosa: la presencia de Silvia ante cualquier necesidad
Solo espero poder ir pronto a Rma parfa volver a Domus
We loved the Domus Ciancaleoni apartment a lot; very spacious, a lot of light and all the amenities you might want. Location is super; we love the 'Monti' area; lots of cafe's , restaurants, boutiques within easy walking distance including the Cavour Metro station. All in all, a fantastic stay - next time we're only hoping for less rain.
Fantastic stay, would recommend highly
We stayed in the Orange apartment for a week at the end of February and thoroughly enjoyed it. The apartment is well equipped and finished to a high standard. It's location was second to none and a perfect place from which to explore the city on foot. It was very central but as it was set back off main roads it was also very quiet. Sylvia was an excellent host, welcoming us warmly and being available immediately when required. We are already thinking about when we will return to Rome and when we do we will definitely stay at Domus Ciancaleoni.
Great place to stay
Quiet and yet close to the centre with great local shops for food.Very helpful owner. Hope to go back again
Had an absolutely fantastic stay here. Location was perfect - walking distance to the Colosseum and forum area, and just around the corner from Cavour metro. The flat was very clean and comfortable, and everything was efficiently organised, including arrival and departure taxis. Wifi connection was excellent. The living room was spacious despite the sofa bed, and plenty of room for all 4 of us to relax in the evening. The price was affordable too, and given the location, you couldn't ask for more. Highly recommended!!
When in Rome, will definitely stay here again!
Silvia was the most helpful host, both virtual and in person upon our arrival. We had an excellent start to our first trip to Rome with a driver, arranged by Silvia, who picked us up at the airport. Upon arrival at Domus Ciancaleoni, Silvia gave a tour of the apartment and neighborhood---pointing out markets, Atms, favorite restaurants, excellent gelato and local artisanal shops. The apartment was well kept and spacious for our family of 4. We had some problems with the heater, but an employee graciously made a 9pm visit to have a look. This issue could not be resolved at that hour, but he quickly showed us and offered other apartments. Customer service throughout our stay was superb. The neighborhod is chocked full of stores and restaurants, is a 2 min walk to the metro and 9 mins on foot to the Colosseum. We have recommended this apartment to several friends and family and are planning to stay again next year. Give Silvia a ring and you will not be disappointed!
Steve n Les
A perfect week I'm Rome
From the moment we contacted Silvia about renting an apartment for a week, every detail was perfect and easy. Silvia arranged transportation from the airport to the apartment, then gave us a tour of the neighborhood so we would know places to eat and buy groceries. We really appreciated the great internet connection so we could keep in touch with our family back home. The location was outstanding. We were a half mile from the coliseum and a block from the metro - but we really could walk to just about every major site. We rented the blue loft and it was clean, safe, quiet and comfortable. We enjoyed buying cheese, meat, bread and wine from the local markets and the great pizza and pasta restaurant at the bottom of the stairs. Super house wine! At the end of our week, when it was time to take the train to our next destination, Silvia's husband gave us a lift to the train terminal. We were so grateful! Thanks to Silvia, the young men who work for her, and her family for taking care of our every need.
This was the second time in one year that we stayed with Silvia. The appartment, though centrally located (Cavour) is very quiet, because it is at a pedestrian street. Would go there again without hesitation.
Met our high expectations
Silvia, her assistant anunda and Domus Ciancaleoni certainly met the high expectations we developed as we read through the reviews on Trip advisor and Flipkey. After experiencing it ourselves it is not too difficult to see why Silvia and her team maintain a top ranking on these websites.
This apartment was exactly as described on the website and in the extra information we received from Silvia. The accommodation was perfect for a first-time-in-Rome couple staying 6 nights in February 2013.
What specific things contributed to a 5 star rating?
Detailed, prompt and consistent communication with Silvia - for first time travelers to Italy the importance of this cannot be understated. Furthermore, we accepted the option of having Silvia's associate drive us from the airport and were greeted at the apartment by anunda (even though this was around 8:30pm). I should also mention that anunda organised a small amount of clothes washing at short notice (i.e. we were leaving Rome the next morning) and at no charge. This was exceptional and greatly appreciated.
Convenient location very close to Metro Cavour and easy walking distance to the Forum, Colosseum and the altare della Patria.
Apartment was perfect for 2 international travelers adequate heating, comfortable bedroom, well equipped bathroom and adequate space in living/dining/kitchen area. We could have easily prepared our own meals in the kitchen if we needed to, but with affordable options so close to the apartment it was not necessary.
Free WiFi in the apartment helped us plan our days and maintain contact with friends and family. On a side note to other accommodation providers (including major Hotel chains); If you're not providing free Wifi prepare to become obsolete.
If you're looking on Flipkey for accommodation it is most likely because you're a relatively savvy, self-contained traveler looking for good value. Domus Ciancaleoni (and Silvia's team) will not disappoint.
Comfortable and Convenient
I didn't directly deal with the landlady, but I did experience her attentiveness to our needs. She took care of our transfers from the airport and even printed our boarding passes. She came by during our stay to see how were doing and if we needed anything. I liked that. The home was clean and comfortable, even for 5 people. The location was definitely Perfect--within walking distance to many sights and attractions, lots of choices for food and restaurants, train station is within walking distance. Overall, I liked the attentiveness of the landlady and distance from everything. I'm a little picky about bathrooms, so I wish there was one more, but we can't do anything about that! I do recommend this property and would stay there again!
Family of 4
A great stay in Rome
We had a fantastic 5 days in Rome at "Domus Ciancaleoni". Silvia is the most wonderful host who met us Day 1, settled us in and then took us for a stroll around the area to point out the bars, restaurants, supermarkets, etc. The location is in Monti very close to the Forum and Colloseum. Grate location.
We had a fantastic visit and we can't wait until we get back to Rome and stay with Silvia again.
Christmas & New Years in Rome
My wife and I spent 2 weeks in this apartment and we had a great time. The location is absolutely superb in our opinion. Not only is it 5 minute walk to the Colosseum and 10 minute walk to Piazza Venezia, but the neighborhood itself is chic and far less touristy and crowded than some of the other more "well known" spots. There are some wonderful restaurants right down the street, great little grocery shops and bakeries and one of the best if not the best gelato place in Rome (Ciuri Ciuri).
There is also a metro stop 1-2 minutes from the apartment and you can get to all the tourist hotspots from there. However, central Rome is relatively small you can easily walk to almost all the tourist spots.
Sylvia the owner was a pleasure to deal with and very accommodating with everything.
The only downside of the apartment is the bed, which unfortunately is a big sofa-bed. While as far as sofa beds go it was not bad, it is still a far cry from a really nice comfortable bed.
I stayed in the studio apartment for six nights in December and early January.
It was a very pleasant experience. Sylvia was very welcoming and helpful.
The apartment is located in a lovely, relatively peaceful area of Rome, with lots of little shops selling beautiful things and nice restaurants. I could walk to most of the major sites, like the Forum, as well as the main train station. As a solo traveller I always felt safe in the area. The studio was very comfortable and nicely decorated with a large sofa bed, kitchenette and bathroom. This is the ideal place to stay if you want to experience a slice of la dolce vita.
The best location in rome!
We staid at the blue loft for 3 nights.
The loft is very clean, worm and wellcoming.
The location is perfect! we went evrywher by foot, all the sites are minutes to walk. If you want to go to the other side ot the city, to the vatican musium, the underground is 2 minutes walking from the room.
Charming apartment and great area
We stayed in the Blue Loft apartment for five nights in the beginning of January 2013. Everything about the place was wonderful - from the gracious reception by Silvia - to the charming apartment itself. Monti proved the best surprise of all: what a great neighborhood! Would definitely come back when next in Rome.
We absolutely loved everything about Domus Ciancaleoni, and Silvia was an awesome host!
When we arrived, she gave us a tour of the neighborhood, and treat us with the most delicious gelato! The apartment we rented was very clean, cozy and comfortable.
We wanted to be pretty close to the sites. Domus Ciancaleoni is walking distance to the Colosseum!! Beautiful neighborhood with fancy shops, narrow streets and great grocery shops.
Everything was beyond our expectations! We definitely want to go back to Rome, and stay at Domus Ciancaleoni again!! Thank you Silvia for everything!!!
Ray & Joanna
An Excellent Place to Stay
We had high expectations of Domus Ciancaleoni and were not disappointed. It was everything that we expected and so very well located. It lived up to its advertised quiet location and yet is within close reach of many of the main sights, and close to Cavour underground station. The small kitchen was more than adequate and we actually ate in less than expected due to the number of good eating places close by. Silvia was a very competent and welcoming host and we appreciated her 'orientation walk' around the immediate vicinity of the apartment when we arrived.
As for Rome in January - maybe we were just very lucky, but we had almost unbroken sunshine by day and a very comfortable 15 deg temperature - ideal for city sight seeing; and with fewer crowds (although the main sights were by no means quiet, and there were still queues)it was just what we wanted for a post Christmas break.
Would we recommend Domus - we certainly would.
Dar Es Salaam
Excellent location, comfortable apartment & wonderful host
We (family of 4) stayed in the Red apartment for 5 nights in early January. Silvia couldn't have been a more welcoming host and took the time the following morning to show us around the neighbourhood. She really does go above and beyond what one would expect and ensured that our stay was most pleasant.The apartment was lovely and suited our needs perfectly. The location is second to none, with many fabulous tourist sights within walking distance, even for youngish children. Having a perfect place to stay can make or break a holiday and Domus Ciancaleoni really did fulfil all our needs. We would definitely stay there again when next in Rome. Thankyou Silvia.
We enjoyed our stay in the Gold apartment. This place was great, centrally located and very comfortable. The apartment was clean and very spacious. The Wi-Fi worked without any problems, and the amenities in the apartment were very sufficient.
Silvia was super helpful, responsive to our needs and even arranged private transport to and from the airport; which was really reliable. She really takes care of her guests.
We would definitely rent here again when we stay in Rome.
We stayed at Domus Ciancaleoni in December 2012 - the place was great, centrally located and very comfortable
Silvia was a great host and really looked after us, making us feel welcome
We have already recommended Domus Ciancaleoni to our friends
We rented the gold apartment for six days over Christmas 2012 for 6 nights through flipkey. Sylvia the owner manager was very helpful with the booking and very prompt with her suggestions and replies. On arrival we were met at airport with the car service Sylvia recommended and booked for us. It was a large and very modern SUV type vehicle with loads of room and a very courteous driver. This was good value and very safe. Our family is five adults and on arrival at the apartment we were met by s
Sylvia ans shown our accommodations given a explanation of how things worked . Sylvia then took the time to tour us around the neighbourhood and showed us the local shops and restaurants and places to see. She took us out to a local coffee shop and made us feel very welcome and at home. Monti the neighbourhood where we stayed is very close to many sights and walking distance to the colleseum and subway buses churches shopping. There was wine in the fridge on arrival and over christmas a gift was dropped off. The accommodations were comfortable, the beds good , the apartment clean and very quiet. We were very happy with our stay in beautiful Rome and Sylvia did everything she could to make us feel comfortable and welcome.
Pasamos 5 dias en Roma en el apartamento Gatusso en la Domus Ciancaleoni un matrimonio con dos hijos. Para empezar nos esperaba un chofer contratado a través de Silvia para llevarnos hasta el apartamento. Alli nos esperaba Silvia, todo amabilidad, todo facilidades. El apartamento es una pasada. Amplio, luminoso y con mucha historia, enclavado en un barrio con auténtico sabor italiano a 10 minutos andando al colisio. No sólo eso, sino que Silvia nos invitó a un pequeño tour por los alrededores, enseñandonos tiendas, pizzerias y heladerias con auténticamente fantásticas. Cinco dias fantásticos para repetir en Roma y por supuesto en el mismo apartamento.Y además a un precio más que asequible para los tiempos que corren. Increible de verdad. Para probar y repetir. Silvia, una anfitriona excepcional.
Lent, the Netherlands
nice place in a nice neighbourhood
The host who welcomed us was very kind and gave us a good feeling! Very nice guy. If we come to Rome again we'll ry to rent this appartment again.
Historical, comfortable, central and clean!
We booked the red and gold suite as well as the green loft apartments for our 5 night stay in Rome. Silvia was very good responding to our emails during the booking process. We arrived in the evening, it was dark and the taxi driver dropped us a distance away from the apartment. It would have been convenient to have the mobile number of the man that was sent to meet us at the apartment as we had some difficulty finding our way with heavy suitcases. The man that met us was however welcoming and helped to carry our heavy suitcases as well as showing us around each of the apartments. We did however enjoy our stay in the comfortable and clean apartments very much. Our location was in the Cavour district, a quiet area and a short walk to the station which is only one stop to the central station. The colosseum, forum, trevi etc... are all walking distance. Silvia's husband took the time to walk us around the neighborhood the first morning and showed us all the local landmarks, train station, restaurants etc..and where to get a good coffee :-) Would definitely stay in one of Silvia's apartments again. One of the nicest apartments we stayed at in Italy!
A charming place to stay in a great neighborhood in the historic
My wife and I stayed in the Red Suite at Domus Ciancaleoni for 10 days in mid November. We had a very nice time and would highly recommend it.
Silvia, her husband, and staff are very friendly, enthusiastic, and extremely helpful. Silvia arranged a car to pick us up from the airport (cheaper than a taxi, more expensive than taking the train) and met us when we arrived. We dropped our bags off in the suite and Silvia took us on a short walk around the neighborhood, showing us the good places to eat, get groceries, how to walk to the coliseum and forum, etc. Then we stopped for a cappuccino. It was a very nice welcome to Rome.
The building itself is very cool: it is medieval (but renovated, of course! and quite modern) and sits atop a 1st century BC Roman home some of which can still be seen. The amenities (kitchen, bathroom, etc.) are generally very good and the suite was extremely comfortable and clean. If we needed anything, we had only to ask. The only complaints we had were that the hot water in the shower is somewhat inconsistent, and that if any of the other guests like to stay up late making noise, it may disturb your sleep.
The location is excellent. The neighborhood, Monti, is very charming and quiet with fewer tourists than many other parts of Rome. It is a few minutes walk from the coliseum and within walking distance of most of the major sites (the Piazzas, fountains, museums, Spanish Steps, etc.). In 10 days of non-stop sight seeing, we took the metro only twice: once to go to the Vatican, and the other time to see Ostia antica (don't miss Ostia if you're into ancient Rome!). Although we didn't use it much, the Cavour metro station is very close and convenient.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Domus Ciancaleoni and would happily return the next time we visit Rome. Highly recommended!
sejour de charme à Rome
Appartement idéal pour 2 couples
beaucoup de charme et de confort
quartier calme et agréable
excellent accueil de Silvia:visite commentée du quartier et dégustation gourmande
Great Location, Value for Money
Stayed in the Green Loft which can comfortably sleep 4 persons - a king-sized bed in the loft and a pull-out sofa bed in the living room. A small kitchenette allows us to prepare quick meals for breakfast, and hot drinks. We were warmly hosted by Silvia who showed us where to go for decent food, groceries, etc. The apartment is close to the Cavour Metro station which is only one station from the Coliseum. In fact, you can also walk to the Coliseum in about 10 mins. Neighborhood is quiet with a number of restaurants, cafes, etc. A value for money find. Would definitely recommend friends.
Awesome apartment, Awesome Silvia
Silvia's apartments are immensely well equipped and spacious for central Rome apartments. We could walk to the Colosseum!
We stayed here with our 4 children and self-catered and the apartment had everything we needed.
Silvia was incredibly kind and helpful. Helping us plan our stay she even got her husband to pick up some Roma passes for us and booked our tickets to the Borghese Gallery. I cannot recommend this accommodation highly enough. It is awesome value for money and incredible quality. Read more
Response from silvia del guercio - 11/29/2012
And...one of your children forgot an ebook Can you please send me your address to ship ?
Thank you so much for your flattering Rewiew!
Best stay of our Italian honeymoon
We love this place. It was hidden away next to our favorite area in Rome, right next to the colloseum. Silvia greeted us with a smile and showed us the lay out and features of the room. She also gave us a nice bottle of proseco to break the place in. Thank you for the great value and being a great host!
Orange Suite- Very comfortable stay
We stayed in the Orange Suite for 5 nights in October. We were very happy with our choice. The location is great and away from the tourist crowds. Quiet location provided us with a great night sleep throughout our stay. The trattoria on the corner offers good food and at fair prices..
The apartment was clean and well equipped. We enjoyed a very comfortable stay. The metro station is a very short walk away from the apartment.
Silvia was very pleasant and helpful before and during our stay. Her assistant was also available and he was very helpful as well.
I will not hesitate in staying here again and recommending to others!
Rich and Anita Strauss
Durban South Africa
Great host, great location and great apartment
From the time we arrived till the time we left all our expectations were more than met. On arrival, Silvia's took us on a brief tour of the surrounding area and bought us our first Gelato in Rome. A wonderful start to a wonderful stay. The apartment was clean, perfectly located and very spacious. We will definitely go go back. Thank you Silvia
Affordable, clean, comfortable, great location, and great servic
My family of 3 went on a Europe tour the summer of 2012. France, Italy, Greece, and Turkey.
This place has one of the best prices compared to the other places we stayed at. It's very affordable, and you get way more than what you pay for.
This place was classy and extremely clean. If this was the USa, you'd expect to pay double/triple for a place like this. It's a very peaceful and lovely area.
It's located very close to the Metro/Subway. Furthermore, it's located in the center of the city, so restaurants, stores, sight-seeing hotspots and local sites are all within walking distance.
Wifi (internet), television, full kitchen, laundry, clean beds, clean sofas, fridge, dining tables, shower & bathtub, balcony, and the staff provides everything you need. They even did our laundry for us while we toured the city.
The owner of the place gives you a thorough and short tour when you arrive. She also shows you restaurants you can get a discount at for staying at this place.
A+. Of all the rental apartments/suites/etc we stayed at, this was the only place we'd give a repeat should we ever visit Rome again.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Excellent choice to stay in Rome, close to everything, walking distance to all places, and beutiful place!
Comfortable apartment, great location, and great street, silent and very pretty. The best choice because for the same money you won´t find a better place!
Couldn't fault it!
We stayed in the Orange apartment from 25/9 for one week. The apartment was lovely and had everything we could possibly need. Very clean and the bed was really comfortable(always a bonus point for me!) We even had our own outside 'patio' area. Great for sitting out in the evening after long days walking round the city.
Sylvia was the perfect host, showed us round the locality upon arrival and,due to a "hiccup" with the driver, took us for a drink and antipasti at a local restaurant. The apartments are ideally located within easy walking distance of the Colosseum and there are some lovely restaurants close by (I highly recommend "Broccoletti")- and local grocery stores where you buy your essentials for your stay.
Silvia also kindly let us have the use of another apartment as we had a late flight which was a godsend.
I would definitely stay again if I should ever revisit Rome!
Very good Location and slient
I staid Domus Ciancaleonin for 6 days on last Sep. Silvia, Owner of the apt is very kind and helful us a lot. This apartment location is very good to reach all of famous place in Rome and a lot of good restrants within 1 Km. There are several supermarkets(Small size, Midium and Large) near by apartment too. I want to say that this apartment is very good location for tour and Slient.
Loved the apartment and neighborhood!
We stayed in the Gold apartment which is a 2 bedroom/1 bath. My self, my husband, and our daughter and son-in-law were traveling together. We loved the apartment and the area it is located in. We looked forward to coming home at the end of our sightseeing to our neighborhood. The apartment inside is very modern and the bath is very nice. The air conditioning (which we used at night) worked great as did the free wireless internet.
Silva (the owner) is the epitome of customer service. She took as on a tour of the neighborhood and recommended restaurants and bakeries and even bought us all gelato at her favortie gelato shop! And she let us stay late on our day of checkout!
We loved Rome especially at night! We logged tons of miles on our feet! We only had 2 nights and 3 days to stay here but we enjoyed every minute. We felt very safe in this neighborhood and did not hesitate to walk at night. We ate at a restuarant near there on our last night, and we really enjoyed it - Hosteria La Vacca. A little hole in the wall restaurant that was very inexpensive but good food that we thoroughly enjoyed.
I would not hesitate to stay here again on a future stay.
We've stayed here two years running during august, and it is hard to imagine a nicer place or better location. We're hoping to be back next year.
Great trip and a great apartment
What a great little set up Silvia has! We stayed at this apartment in September and had an absolutely fantastic time. Roma is an amazing city and the service and apartment made it all the more enjoyable. We were a group of four arriving and leaving at different times, Silvia was extremely accommodating and very helpful. My friend arrived before me and my boyfriend and she had already been given a tour of the area and tips on where and where not to eat by the time we arrived!
We would definitely stay here again.
Auckland New Zealand
What a wonderful central location in a clean and safe residential part of Rome. Silvia was sooo helpful! She took the time to take us on a orientation circuit in the area around the apartment explaining the history of the local area. When we had a challenge around transport to the port for our cruise she was resourceful and came up with transport that was cheaper than what we had originally been quoted we would have to pay. We will be back and will definitely recommend the Domus Ciancaleoni to our friends.
adelaide, South Australia
Brilliantly located apartments, with real character.
Very friendly owner, who gave us a tour of the location on arrival, and was always ready to help with any queries. Excellent restaurants very close by, and easy access to the bus and underground train system. Read more
Response from silvia del guercio - 10/18/2012
Strange couple of persons....
I did repared their shoes FOR FREE AND IN THE SAME DAY.
We picked up them to go to the Museum for FREE....
AND...4 STARS for "Service"
The Apartment was, as usual, perfectly clean and... 4 STARS FOR clealiness.
Maybe, they were a bit confused.
Next time: all busy in Palazzo Ciancaleoni for them.
Great owner and nice digs!
Staying here was a great way to launch our Italy trip! The apartment was very cute (Blue) and quiet (not true for a lot of other places we stayed in Italy!). The property is nestled in a neighborhood out of the fray but 2 blocks from the Colosseum. Silvia took us for a tour of the neighborhood when we checked in saving us hours of time figuring out where our resources were. She also found me a dentist when I broke my tooth (1st night!) and did our laundry. We would definitely go back here and have already recommended it to friends. Enjoy!
San Francisco Bay Area
Lovely location with excellent service
We stayed in the Gold apartment. It was our first time in Italy/Rome so we relied heavily on Silvia, our host, for making car service arrangements, restaurant recommendations, printing out our train reservations, etc. Silvia made it very easy for us to stay in a fantastic neighborhood, eat great food and feel like we knew what we were doing.
We stayed at 2 other apartments on our trip in Florence and Venice and no other place beat Silvia in service. We loved the neighborhood and location of our apartment most. Even more so when we visited the Spanish Steps area and the Trevi Fountain and felt like we were about to be trampled by herds of tourists.
The apartment itself has all the amenities we needed, although an added comfortable chair or small sofa in addition to the futon would make it perfect. If I return to Rome with less people, I would explore staying at the other set of apartments she has next door with a courtyard. They look very cozy and the courtyard looks very pretty. It's just that our group of 5 would not be comfortable in a smaller apartment.
I highly recommend this apartment and the car service Sylvia retains for airport pickup. The restaurant downstairs (base of steps) was very enjoyable as well.
What a great stay!
Silvia took great care of us during our stay at Domus Ciancaleoni - Red apartment. The apartment is very modern and its location is great: a short walk to major sites of ancient Rome, close to very good restaurants and the apartment still manages to be away from busy streets...for some peace and quiet.
We found it to have great value as it wasn't that expensive. When you stay here, listen to all Silvia's recommendations regarding shopping and restaurants...all of her advice is bang on.
We wish we could have stayed longer!
J & K
Al and Gail
An intimate visit to Roma
The perfect place to stay in Rome. The green loft apt was clean, very roomy, big bathroom for Europe, perfect location to see all of Rome, and in a safe, quaint neighborhood. Sylvia was a superb hostess, very warm, a wealth of information about historical Roma, also hidden gems on where to eat, local delicious gelato and minutes away from Rome's rail transportation. She was very hospitable leaving us a welcome bottle of Italian champagne, and bringing us Italian nuts and fresh tomatoes which were so delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to staying here again when we return.
Lovely apartment in great location
This was our first stay at a rental apartment and we were not disappointed. Although this is a bedsit apartment it was very comfortable, fairly spacious, with a great bathroom. Our hostess Silvia went beyond the call of duty, allowing us use of the adjoining apartment for part of our stay. She also went out of here way to make sure we were able to have a shower and change of clothes before our late flight home. The location is perfect. It's within walking distance of the main train station and very close to most of the main attractions. Monti has a great vibe, never too busy but lots of inexpensive places to eat. Don't miss the amazing flavours of ice cream at Fatamorganas which is just around the corner. Oh and the courtyard outside the apartment is lovely. We are seasoned travellers and can confidently recommend Silvias apartments as a characterful and peaceful retreat in a perfect location.
Dallas, TX USA
we can't wait to stay here again!
Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teenage girls) stayed in the Guttuso suite - everything was perfect from the first email thru departure. So nice to deal directly with one of the owners - it really makes a difference!
Silvia was very prompt to reply to all of our emails before arrival, and was always available to help out while we were there. Her passion for the property & the neighborhood comes through in everything she does. Silvia showed us around the neighborhood at the beginning of our stay, providing lots of helpful suggestions on places to eat, nearest grocery & atm, etc - she made us feel right at home.
The location could not be more convenient - walking distance to everything we wanted to see, and very convenient to the Metro & Termini Train station. The area has a real neighborhood feel - quiet & not too touristy. We loved opening the windows on the cool evenings & listening to the sounds of the neighborhood coming to life - one of our fondest memories of our entire trip to Italy.
Great amenities - well-equipped kitchen, large bathrooms, very comfortable sofa beds, air conditioning for the warm afternoons, good wifi. We would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone, and will definitely stay here again.
"Domus Ciancaleoni" was perfect in all aspects for our family of five (2 adults, 3 kids - 13, 12, 2 yrs old).
We stayed for four nights in the a new part of the complex - a spacious and stylish apartment with tall windows overlooking the Ciancaleoni steps, and modern neccisities - full air Conditioning (a must in august in Rome), and free Wi-Fi.
The apartment has an enormous living space, with king sized easy to use fold out sofa beds the kids, and a dining area.
The kitchen is well equiped and efficient, and conveniently seperated from the living and dining area. The bedroom has an adjoining wardrobe and a beautiful elegant marble decorated bathroom.
It is also possible to connect this apartment to an adjoining studio apartment for an even larger accomodation.
Sylvia (and her assistant ananda) went out of her way to make our stay enjoyable from start to finish, seeing that every request is taken care of - and more:
immediate prebooking info and answers to our questions, pickup and transportation from the airport to the domus doorstep at a very fair price, tips on our stay in Rome and the surrounding area, stories of the remarkable history of the domus and the future plans for an archeological experience in the Roman Domus.
The location of the property is also a plus - 2 minutes walk to the Cavour underground station, 15 minutes to Termini station, 5 minutes walk to the Roman Forum and Colosseum.
We will surely return!
San Francisco Sojourner
San Francisco, CA
Comfort, Convenience, Charisma
My family and I traveled from San Francisco for a 3-week European holiday. We went to London, Paris, Alsace, French Riviera and then Rome was our last stop. Months before, I researched accommodations in Rome, and having 5 family members made me decide to rent an apartment vs a hotel. I found Silvia's apartment online and due to great reviews, I proceeded to book the apartment.
The transaction was smooth and easy. Silvia was very responsive and easy to contact. When we arrived, it was late at night and were met by Silvia's husband. We were very impressed with the apartment, the Gold aparment. It was big, contemporary and nicely decorated. Going around Rome was easy for us. Around the corner from the apartment was a great gelato place as well as a restaurant that became our favorite (tiramisu, among others, was sooo good!).
We were only there for three days and we ended up longing to see more of Rome. We knew that we will go back to Rome again. And when we do, we will definitely rent the same apartment from Silvia.
Russell from NY
Great location, host, and apartment
Silvia was fantastic. She took the time to show us the area around the loft and pointed out restaurants and shops. We were steps from the colosseum and you can walk the entire city with a little effort from this location. Only a 5 minute walk from the train station. The rooms are brand new and it was great to have a small kitchen that had everything we needed.
Great place to stay in Rome
We stayed in the Gold apartment in late august 2012. We did not meet Sylvia unfortunately as she was on vacation, but her assistant ananda was extremely helpful. Sylvia had arranged a car to pick us up at the airport, which worked really well - we also used the same car service when we returned to the airport. We were late arriving due to waiting for our luggage, but her assistant was waiting patiently for us at the apartment when we arrived and made sure he showed us how to work everything and explained everything to us.
The apartment was good - free Wifi and the beds were comfortable. It was a bonus having aC as it was so hot when we were there. The kitchen was pretty well equipped, but we only cooked one meal there. The apartment was very clean. The location is absolutely perfect - a 5 minute walk to Cavour Metro station. It took us 10-15 minutes to walk to the Colosseum, and about 15-20 minutes to walk to Termini train station. There are small grocery stores nearby, and a lot of gelato shops and restaurants. There is a restaurant at the bottom of the steps a few minutes from the apartment that we ate in a couple of times - the staff were really friendly and the food so good. We booked this apartment based on the good reviews on Trip advisor, and it did not disappoint. We would highly recommend these apartments.
My husband and I recently stayed for a few nights in the Blue Loft apartment. We found it very comfortable and equipped with all that we needed for our stay. Sylvia was a very attentive, informative and gracious host who genuinely cares about her guests. Her orientation tour is very helpful in getting to know the area and the driver service to the airport was invaluable at 4.30 in the morning. The area itself is a wonderful place to stay being near the train service and some great eateries. We would be happy to stay with Sylvia again in the future and would recommend the apartments to all travellers.
Very unprofessional and rude
This was a negative experience for us. Originally we planned to get there around 8pm but when we realized that we were running late we wanted to contact the owner and make sure that it was still ok because we didn't want to get there with our luggage late in the evening and have no one there to check us in. The manager provided us with the "assistant"'s phone number which we called numerous times starting at 4pm and it was always busy. We had no access to email/internet at that time. The manager or assistant didn't even try calling us when it was getting close to 8-9 pm even though they had two of our working numbers. Then we had access to internet and we emailed the owner. After not hearing back for another hour we had to book a hotel since we didn't want to end up spending the night on the street. We emailed again between 9 and 10pm saying that we had to book a hotel. Obviously cancelling was not our fault, but the fault of manager and assistant who didn't give us a working number and didn't bother calling us or texting us to see what was going on. However, the manager Silvia not only refused to return our deposit because they have a "20 day cancellation policy" she also had a nerve to request that we pay a 40 euro late check-in fee because "someone was there waiting for us." And on top of everything, the emails from Silvia were very rude, with name-calling and insults about our "stupid behavior" and yelling in all caps, or something that a teenager would write (one of the emails literally just said "ppprrr") even though we were always polite and respectful in all emails with no yelling etc. So this place might be ok if everything goes right, but if there is any change expect problems and unhelpful and rude response. Read more
Response from silvia del guercio - 08/31/2012
ATTENTION: THAT PERSON NEVER CAME TO DOMUS CIANCALEONI. She has not a Voucher as well to exhibit....
Se asked me the favour to host her for jus one night and i did studiply accept.
The day before she wrote me: "What about Late Check-in Fee?" I did answer to her that the Late Check-in Fee is due for arrival after 21 pm. At this point she wrote me: "I will arrive between 7 and 8 PM".
NO SHOW, NO NEWS UNTIL 22. An email " I don't want to pay any extra charge, wait for me al night long or leave the keys SOMEWERE". A) I am not a SLAVE B) I don't leave the keys "somewere". At this point she wrote me : "We go to an Hotel, refund me the Confirmation Deposit". The Policy say that the Confirmation Deposit is due only in case of early cancellation (20 days before the scheduled date of the arrival, NOT THE SAME NIGHT). A strange aggression for a person like me... the first position in FlipKey List. I think is a bit SUSPECT. And please, stop to accept FALSE REWIEWS! PS That persons is RACIST, she told me in the only phone contact: "You are italian, you have to wait for me all night long........INCREBIBLE. I am happy to not had to host her, and i suggest to the other owners to never accept any request form such an INCORRECT AND DANGEROUS PERSON!
And is not my style to insult anybody. I have only very good relation with all my dear Guests, as my 230 excellent reviews.
Myles and Darryl
Roman holiday perfection
On making plans to visit Rome, many friends told us it would be expensive, inpersonal, and the accommodations not what they report to be on the internet.
This is not the case with Domus Ciancaleoni.
Silvia strives to make every guest's holiday in Rome as memorable as possible ... and she succeeds.
From organizing our pick up from the airport, to the tour of 'the Monti', to dinner recommendations, to getting our washing done ... nothing was too much.
Our suite was large and spacious - more than enough room for two.
Welcome drinks in the fridge were a lovely touch.
Silvia was proud to give us a tour and show off upcoming renovations at the apartments.
The neighbourhood was perfect. The little square where we had drinks in the afternoon, the gelato store, the proximity of the Metro stop, the short walk to the Colosseum, the car free streets ... Roman magic at its best.
This would be the best place to stay in Rome and Silvia would be the best host.
We recommend everyone to stay here.
Look no further!
A beautiful stay in the most beautiful apartment, Silvia is also the sweetest host. She welcomes you like a true italian to her city - provided us with a half hour tour of the neighbourhood and even bought us gelato! After staying in some truly awful places in our stint across Europe, this sort of welcoming is hard to not appreciate.
As for the apartment itself, we were three ladies who were happy to separate and take a room each for our short 3 night stay. While i heard the single bed is a little hard, the sofa bed and double bed were adequate enough. What i loved about the apartment was the space, the beautiful neighbourhood, the fantastic gelato and pizza shop just round the corner (must try!!) and the convenience of having so much at your fingertips. The colosseum is only 5 min away, and we walked everywhere from this fantastic launching pad - piazza navona looks far on the map but is really only 30 min walk. Youll apreciate the airconditioning if u visit in summer like we did!
Really, this place is fantastic, look no further!
Your Home away from Home
Don't look any further - this is the perfect place to stay in Rome! We stayed for 4 nights in the Blue Loft apartment - 2 nights at the beginning of our trip and 2 at the end. We can't say enough great things about Silvia and ananda, the apartment, the location and what fantastic value for money it was, but here goes:
Silvia and ananda went out of their way to make us feel welcome, to the point where ananda took us all over on the first day trying to find an aTM where we could withdraw money and Silvia gave us her own personal supply of ingredients to make a pasta dinner and breakfast the next day because many of the restaurants were closed due to a religious holiday.
The apartment was much larger than it appeared in the photos - lots of space for 2 adults and a teenager. The a/c was very welcome in Rome where the temps. were 95+ in august. Silvia stored a suitcase for us for 4 nights in between our stays so we didn't have to carry everything on the train to Venice, Florence and Cinque Terre.
There are some great restaurants in the area - one in particular at the bottom of the Ciancaleoni steps where we ate 2 out of our 3 dinners in Rome! Delicious pizza, Saltimbocca alla Romana and pasta with Gorgonzola. The apartment is really close to the Termini train station, Colosseum, Forum and other ancient Roman ruins. We felt very safe walking around the area even at night. You can walk to all the main sights from here. St Peters/Vatican is just a short train ride away from the Cavour station, less than a 3 min walk from the apartment and the train ticket is EU1.50.
Tips: we took advantage of Silvia's pre-arranged car transfer service to and from the airport - great value and very professional.
If you can, bring Euros with you to pay for the accommodation - Atm's were a pain and the bank fees and exchange rate adjustments were more than we expected.
Bring shampoo and shower soap with you - most apartments do not provide these. Read more
Response from silvia del guercio - 08/21/2012
thank you so much for your flattering Rewiew! The only thing is i do not understand the reason why you have not fund shampo and sower soap in the Apartment.....
Alexis and James
Beautiful apartments in the heart of Rome
We would recommend these apartments to anyone visiting Rome, our apartment was beautifully finished, airconditioning, very clean and had a well equipt kitchen. They are in an excellent location for visiting historic Rome and a metro station is 2 min walk from the apartment. The owners are always there to help and provided us with lots of information about Rome and the local area.
Our ,family of 5- 2 adults, and 3 children just stayed in the Gold Suite in august,and our stay was lovely!
Silvia is the perfect host. She arranged a car pick up service for us from the bus terminal (E30), which was originally made for the train station, but our train was cancelled, so she had to change the reservation for us.
The Gold Suite was perfect for our family of 5! The apartment is a nice size, all updated, and if I had used the kitchen (I was on vacation), it was all set up to use.
Silvia treated us to Gelatto when she gave us a tour of the neighborhood, and also left a bottle of Prosecco (my favourite) for that evening.
Our only issue was that the heat was out of this world, but not in Silvia's control.
The apartment is in a great location- close to Cavour Metro stop, and there are restaurants, and cafes all within a stroll of the apartment. You can also walk to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, The Forum, Wedding Cake (a good walk), and many more sights from the apartment.
If we go back to Rome, we would definitely rent an apartment from Silvia again.
It was a bonus to be staying in a building that is so rich in history! I appreciated all of Silvia's knowledge of the building and area. It will be great once they open up the museum below the apartments.
Grazie Mille Silvia!
I blogged about our trip, and there will be plenty more pictures of the neighborhood and Rome posted on it shortly.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Summer Vacation in Rome
If you go to Rome these is the place you have to stay, I have stay in 5 stars hotel, these is much better. Silvia and her work team are the best, they treat us VIP and the location is near the best Italian restaurant, Gelateria, Metro station in Rome. these is a dream place and you are walking distance to the many Rome attractions.
CO ANTRIM, NORTHERN IRELAND
After looking at 100s of holiday ampartments on the the internet for our holiday in July, we decided on Domus Cianccaleoni based largely on the many positive reviews - and we were certainly not disappointed. The owner Sylvia was extremely helpful with anything we needed, even giving us a guided tour of the local area when we arrived. The free ice cream and money off at the local pizzeria was an added bonus! The apartment itself was really well located, right beside a metro station and only a short walk from the Colosseum. Therefore all the tourist attractions were well within reach. The apartment was fantastic, really modern and clean and extremely well equipped. It was really spacious with more than enough room for the five of us. We were also very impressed with the way Sylvia allowed us to keep our luggage in the room and even return to it well after "checking out" time, as we were getting a late flight. All in all we had a perfect stay in Rome, and would love to return to this apartment, although coming from a much cooler climate, we would probably not come back for the 35degree heat in July.
A missed opportunity
A last minute problem forced us to cancel our stay in Rome. Thus, I cannot comment on the apartment itself, if not that it looked wonderful and in a great location.
However, I can say that Silvia has been a wonderful host, answering promptly and effectively to our questions and trying to meet our needs as possible.
Very nice, spacious apartment in the center of Rome
Sylvia's apartment is very spacious. It's located at one block away from the Coloseum, and it's very easy to get around the city. It's right next to a metro stop, which makes the location even better. We stayed in the Golden apartment with my parents, the four of us can easily fit. The kitchen is fully equipped with all supplies. The air conditioner in the apartment certainly saved us from the steaming hot weather of Rome. Sylvia also reserved a private car for us to go to the airport on the day of departure, and it was a very good value and service. She and her sister came to see us depart, all the way until our car left. Overall, very good experience, and I will definitely recommend!
Perfect location, beyond perfect hostess!
We stayed at the Domus in late June of '12. You can't ask for a better place to stay in Rome. It's off a quiet side street in a neighborhood that is easy walking distance to many sights and even easier walking distance to the Cavour subway stop. We arrived in the morning and needed to get online to get tickets for the Vatican museum. Silvia let us use an unoccupied apartment while we were waiting for ours to get prepared. Then when we needed the tickets printed, she took us down to the local internet shop and paid for the printing (she said her office was being completed at the Domus and next time we could just print right there). All the while she showed us around the neighborhood (Urbana is the main street there). She has tons of energy and seems to know everyone. She's just a great hostess. The apartment (we had the Gold) was very spacious, especially for an inner-city rental. There's a/C, moderne furnishings, a nice kitchen, you name it. There's also a lovely little courtyard for the guests to relax in. Silvia obviously has worked very hard to make the experience a good one for her guests, above and beyond what you'd expect from a hotel. My family was stunned at how nice the whole experience was there at the Domus. Trust the reviews -- the Domus Ciancaleoni is all it's cracked up to be.
The apartment was perfect for our needs, lovely apartment, centrally located and great value. Silvia was fantastic and was incredibly responsive to any requests we had - especially as we had a 2 year old with us. Would definitely stay here again.
Family of Five, First time in Europe
Lovely apartment in a perfect location
This stylish apartment was comfortable for our family of five to live and cook in, even during a summer heat wave! The location is excellent because it is close to everything touristy, yet is in an authentic Roman neighborhood. Sylvia was the ultimate hostess -- she scheduled a driver from the airport, gave us a walking tour of the neighborhood to get our bearings, arranged for our laundry to be done, and helped with the taxi at the end of our stay. She was wonderful and made our visit to Rome a true vacation. I highly recommend this lovely vacation rental.
Los Altos Hills
Couldn't have stayed in a more fabulous suite!
Silvia was extremely friendly and helpful, having us picked up late at night at the airport and brought back to the airport very early 3 days later. The suite was immaculate, the hot water and air conditioning was fantastic. The furnishings in the room were unique and appreciated. We will absolutely stay here again in the future. Thanks!
good for visiting Rome with children
The appartament was nice and spacious for our family with two children (8 and 10), but the description of the appartament made us believe that it has direct entrance to the yard, but it was not so. We looked for the appartament with terase, so we were a bit disappointed. We don't have other complains except for the noise at night coming from the passageway under the windows of appartament. There are steps and water tap so young people like to sit down on these steps and smoke cannabis. Also then Silvia shows you appartament ask her to show how to use the bathtub, because we have failed to clog it and could not use it as bathtub only for having shower. Maybe it was broken. Despite that we liked that appartament, the kitchen was full of variuos and very nice dishes, Silvia have left a bottle of prosseco for us, and possition of the appartament is good, because metro station is very close (1 min away), coliseo is close too, maybe 5 min away. Read more
Response from silvia del guercio - 07/24/2012
I NEVER WROTE ANYWERE THIS APARTMENT HAVE A TERRACE.
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE THAT PERSONS SMOKE SOMETHING ON THE STEPS BECAUSE: JUST IN FRONT WE HAVE THE NATIONAL DEPARTMENTS OF SECURITY, INTELLINGENCE AND NATONAL AFFAIRS...SO A LOT OF CAMERAS AND POLICEMEN.
FINALLY: THE JACUZZI NATHTUB WAS PERFECT BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF THE GUEST.
Simply the Best!!!
It's really true...all the wonderful things that past reviews have stated about the Domus Ciancaleoni apts, Silvia & her assistant. We stayed in the blue loft at the end of June, and enjoyed every bit that this apt had to offer. When we arrived at the apartment, Silvia was there to greet us, and gave us a tour of the Monti area. She is so knowledgeable about the area, and so passionate about what she does that you feel you've made the right choice in staying there. Location is great as it was close to the Coliseum (10 min walk), Cavour Metro Station (2 min walk) to get to the Vatican by the Metro, and walking distance to Trevi Fountain & Pantheon (25 min walk). There are cafes, restaurants, gelato places, and supermarket (I think it was called Elite just up the stairs & across the street from Cavour station).
Customer service was above & beyond! I had to call Silvia for help in getting medical attention, and her assistant (Ananda) came exactly when Silvia had said. During our time of need, both Silvia & Ananda came through for us. When you don't speak the language, it was so nice to see the extra mile that these folks took to help. Thank you so much!!!
When I get another opportunity to visit Rome, this will be the only place I will stay at :)
Family with two children - and so happy =)
Our family, 4 persons, enjoyed our stay in Rome and in Palazzo Ciancaleoni, Red Suite appartment sooo muuuch =) . Tourist days can sometimes be kind of exhausting wandering around, so it was lovely to come to Silvia's appartment and to charge batteries there! Also we found it very helpful that Silvia took us to the walk to restaurants, shops and so on around - it makes living so much easier to get to know the basic places from the very beginning. Appartment was very quiet and the same time with a walking distance from almost everywhere - very good combination! Our daughters loved to go out to the backyard, see the surroundings from the steps... nice and very safety small breaks without parents =)
And to have so nice and reliable person as Silvia there to advice and help - that is more than valuable! We give our best thanks to Silvia and highly recommend this place!
We stayed six nights in the Orange apartment. It was perfect for myself, my wife, and 14yr old son. The location is great.Quiet neighborhood. Plenty of places to eat. Wonderful restaurant on the corner across from the apartments. Very short walk to the Cavour metro station, and the bus stops.Silvia has been described in many of the reviews. They are all true. She is the best. I give her my highest recommendation.
Great affordable apartment in Rome
We had the pleasure of staying in the Gold apartment at Via Ciancaleoni for 4 nights during our vacation in Europe. The apartment was very comfortable for the 5 of us (2 adults and 3 teenage boys) and the location can't be beat (blocks from Colosseo, metro station, nice little shops and some of the best gelato in Rome). The owner of the apt. (Silvia) arranged for our transportation from the airport and upon our arrival welcomed us with a tour of the apt. and its immediate surroundings. She was wonderful with very useful information on local shops, eateries, things to do and history of the area. The apt does not have laundry facilities, but Silvia can provide for very affordable off-site service; she personally took our laundry to the cleaners, what a service!
Voula & Martin
Excellent stay in Rome
Our stay at 'Domus Ciancaleoni' was very homely and relaxing. Sylvia's welcome and guide around the local area was fantastic, so were all her recommendations to the surrounding sights and restaurants. The location was excellent, not too touristy!!! Thank you Sylvia for a wonderful stay in your fabulous apartment.
An unforgettable stay and experience
We had a wonderful stay at Domus Ciancaleoni with our children. The apartment is beautiful. My boys aged 10 & 11 years old told me among all the cities we visited in Italy , Roma is one of their favorite because of our stay at Domus Ciancaleoni. Silvia has been an excellent host showing us around the apartment neighborhood. My hubby left his new camera on the van from the airport to the apartment and Silvia helped us to retrieve it. Thanks Silvia! Would definitely recommend this apartment to our friends and anyone visiting Roma. We love the location of Domus Ciancaleoni which we can access most of the major sights and yet not touristy and congested.
Linda and Mike Hume
St Andrews, Scotland
Amazing stay, perfect location and perfect hostess!!!
We stayed in the Blue Loft apartment for a week while on our honeymoon. Silvia and her staff gave us amazing customer service from start to finish. When I wrote to ask Silvia about the apartment, she gave us a discount when she found out we were on our honeymoon. On our day of departure, our plane was delayed by five hours. As a result, the bus we booked from the airport was no longer running. Silvia arranged alternate transportation, she made sure that someone was at the apartment to greet us, even though it was after midnight by the time we arrived. He was also lovely. He spent 20 minutes walking around the neighbouring streets trying to find us a place to eat. They both made sure to stop by during our stay and make sure we had everything we needed. That being said, they were never intrusive, always friendly and extremely helpful. The location of the apartment was perfect. It was a 10 minute walk from the Forum, with lovely shops and restaurants behind the apartment that were filled with locals. The apartment itself, was clean and cosy. A perfect size for the two of us, with a lovely little balcony where we had coffee in the morning. My new husband and I had a magical time in Rome and cannot wait to come back. We will definitely book another stay with Silvia who was a perfect hostess. He English was fluent, her enthusiasm about her city was infectious and her customer service was flawless. Thank you for making our honeymoon everything we could have hoped for!!
San Francisco, CA
My family of 4 adults stayed in the blue suite for 5 nights. These apartments are very well located and the Colosseum is within a 10 min walk. The Pantheon, Trevi fountain are all within a 20~30 min walk. The piazza close to the apartments also seemed to be very popular with the people so there was always a crowd, and was very safe and quiet through the night. The building also has a lift which was a blessing for us after a long day!
was a great stay! silvia was a very accomodating host and even gave us a personal tour around the estate.
The home is near and within walking distance to the colosseum which was really convenient. It is also just a few min away from the metro which makes getting around the rest of rome super easy.
The home was clean, comfortable and not squeezy for two people.
The perfect way to see Rome
I knew we'd be in for a treat when I started reading reviews of Silvia's apartments online. We certainly weren't disappointed!
Everything about Silvia's welcome and continued help and guidance throughout our stay was first class, from the very kind bottle of fizz on arrival to the personal guided tour of the (very) local area and a final gift to send us on our way. We opted for her car service to and from the airport (Fiumicino) which, in my opinion, is well worth the money, as you are taken right to the door and we even got a little guided tour from our driver as well!
The apartment was perfect and so comfortable, complemented by a gorgeous little patio and home comforts such as wifi (which helped enormously when looking online at maps!) and a fully fitted kitchen.
The location is just as perfect, as there is a metro stop *just* round the corner and you could just as well spend a day or two exploring the little shops, bars and cafes 5 minutes from your door! All of the tourist attractions are within easy reach and you really do feel like you're in the centre of it all.
The personal tour of the area and it's history along with the history of the apartment building was so fascinating and Silvia is like a local celebrity, with everyone giving her a wave and a 'Ciao' as they went past!
I really cannot recommend Silvia and her apartments enough as the perfect way to see Rome. We did the tourist stuff but having experienced Rome in this way, we will definitely be re-booking in the future to go again and see more.
As a measure of just how kind Silvia was to us, we accidentally left a few pairs of shoes in the apartment and she promptly packaged them up and forwarded them on to us at no charge. Even when back in the UK, she still managed to make us smile and turn our only mishap into a positive!
See you again soon Silvia!
The word excellent does not describe the apartment. Value for money is outstanding!!! The welcome form Silvia is second to none. This is the second time I have stayed at the apartment which speaks for itself. If you are looking for 5 star standards and unbelievable prices, a reliable and excellent service with an added extra of a genuine warm welcome then this is the place for you
Dorothy & Norm
Manilla - NSW -Australia
Friendly welcome - excellent location.
What a wonderful welcome to Italy - Silvia gave us an excellent orientation tour of the area - he brother helped when we lost a card at an aTM & her husband drove us to the station at the end of our stay. The appartment is comfortable, well situated - we could walk to most historic sites, bus & metro. Everything we needed was provided. What more could we ask for on our 1st triop to Italy. Thank you Silvia & family.
Awesome location, beautiful accommodation and wonderful hosts
Palazzo Ciancaleoni proved to be a perfect choice for our 6 days in Rome. The apartment comfortably accommodated our family (3 adults and 2 children, 6 and 9) and it was quite affordable considering its close proximity to most of Rome's major historical sites. We highly recommend the restaurant nearby suggested by our hosts. Thank you Silvia for your hospitality, if we ever have the good fortune to return to Rome, we would definitely stay again.
First time in Rome
The apartments were recommended to us by cousins. And they were right - staying in the Domus Ciancaleeoni made all the difference to our visit. The location was just what we'd hoped for - near to the centre, nice old fashioned area with lots of local shops, restaurants and bars. It was great coming back each evening to a comfortable apartment where we could relax before heading out to a local restaurant. We had 2 different apartments - both were good but we'd really recommend the Red apartment. Silvia del Guercio took good care of us - making sure we were collected from the airport and taken back there which made it very relaxing for us. When I come back to Rome I shall definitely be staying in the Domus.
Great service, Great location
We arrived on a very wet rainy day in april but Silvia still took the time to walk us around the local area. The flat is newly rennovated in a great location. We soon found that many of the fantastic sites in Rome were within walking distance - The Colluseum, The Forum, The Trevi Fountain, The Spanish Steps and many more. Plus there's a superb Pizza & Pasta restaurant about 30 metres away! Highly recommended.
excellent stay in beautiful spot
Silvia provides a wonderful experience in this beautifully re-done Roman residence. Silvia is such a genuinely warm and enthusiastic owner she enhances the overall experience of the stay. The location feels like a real roman neighborhood. Great restaurants and bars are right around the corner but the apartment is on a quiet residential lane. We were actually able to open our windows at night without worrying about the noise.
Charming lofts off a quiet side street in a convenient location.
We had a wonderful time in Rome. The Domus Ciancalenoi Lofts are off a quiet side street but close to the Metro. Silvia is an excellent hostess, arranging for tickets and reservations for tours or taxis for transportation. The lofts are charming. I highly recommend the Domus Ciancaleoni Lofts & Suites
Northport, New York
Our first time in Italy and coming to Rome first set the pace fo
Silvia and her assistant greeted us within the first hour of us being in Rome. The apartment was perfect for the 2 of us. It was walking distance to everything in Rome. Silvia went above and beyond in making our stay perfect. She took us around the area to show us her favorite shops and resteraunts. The building and street are very quiet and peaceful. Everything that Silvia has listed about "Domus Ciancaleoni" was true to be exact, even down to us using a driver she suggested to pick us up from the airport. We will tell everyone about our enjoyable stay at Domus Ciancaleoni. We hope to stay here again in the future. Thank you!
Perfect stay at Palazzo Ciancaleoni
We rented two one-bedroom apartments from Silvia, the red suite and the orange suite. They are both spacious, clean, and comfortable. The red suite is larger, but the orange suite has a patio. The location of the apartments is close to all attractions, and is in a safe area (that's very important because more than one friends got stolen in the Roma Terminal area.) The host Silvia is very nice, she gave us a tour to the area and recommended cafe and restaurants. The restaurants in this area are nice but much cheaper than those in tourist areas. The apartments cost less than B&B; but much nicer, and you can cook if you wish. We would definitely stay here again whenever we go to Rome. Thank you, Silvia for your hospitality.
truly wonderful experience
We were greeted by silvia then shown to our beautiful apartment silvia then walked us around the local neighbourhood introduced us to some locals even translated for us to get our hair down she also recommended local restaurant s etc all of which was so helpful the apartment is within walking or bus distance for all that roma has to offer.we cant say enough about this beautiful apartment wonderful host and that special place in our hearts called roma .do yourself a favour go stay and experience it for yourself you wont be dissapointed .cheers cheryl and fay australia
Loved it! Very charming, with a great location. We stayed in two of Silvia's apartments, and both were lovely and very comfortable.
Great apartment in a Great Neighborhood
This apartment was great, had everything we needed and finishing were high quality. Silvia arranged a car for us, met us at the apartment, took us for a tour around the immediate neighborhood and was available for any questions. She even took care of our laundry for us. The neighborhood was great, we found may shops and restaurants that had a neighborhood feel instead of being overly touristy. We would love t o come visit the apartment again, we would stay nowhere else if visiting Rome.
Un séjour merveilleux et une hôtesse formidable
L'accueil par Silvia était parfait: chaleureuse et enthousiaste, elle nous a guidés dans le quartier dès notre arrivée pour nous présenter les commerces et les restaurants. Elle adore son quartier et sa maison et vous transmet son amour. Le quartier est en effet très sympathique: tout près du Colisée, mais pas trop envahi par les touristes et ayant gardé tout son charme. L'appartement était conforme à nos attentes, très calme et bien équipé, entièrement rénové et bien décoré. La garantie d'un séjour réussi!
The apartment is very well located, confortable and well decorated. Silva is an excellent host and very interested in the comfort and welfare of its crientes. Of course this care is reflected in the services she offers. We had a great stay in Rome and this apartment is very, very, recommended. Thanks, Silvia!
For those who wants to take a taxi from the airport to Rome, please, consider to use the transfer recomended by Silvia... its cheaper and really a first class service.
Family from Iceland
We, a mature couple, stayed in the Blue Loft apartment for a week in the beginning of april. We loved it!
Silvia is the perfect host. On our first day she took us for a walk in the neighborhood to make us feel at home. During our whole stay she was always ready to help us in any way. At Easter, she and her family came by and brought traditional Italian Easter bread and gifts made by her children. She also arranged a very comfortable but inexpensive transport from and to the airport.
The apartment is very well situated for tourists. All the main attractions, except maybe the Vatican, are in walking distance. But there is also an underground station close by.
We were traveling with a daughter, son in law, and a teenage grandchild. They stayed in the Red apartment and liked it very much. At first there was a problem with the Internet, but Silvia fixed that quickly.
Brilliant place to stay in Rome
If you are thinking about somewhere to stay in Rome then I can absolutely recommend Domus Ciancaleoni. Comfortable, clean, very affordable and Silvia is a great host, taking the time when you arrive to show you around the local area. 10 mins max to the Colosseum and a handful of good bars and restaurants very close by. The apartment is at the end of a dead end street and so is very quiet at night. We stayed in the Green Loft which is perfectly adequate for a couple. We will return!
The best in Rome!
I have stayed in many places in Rome and this by far is the best! It has become my go-to location when I visit. The location is perfect, the staff are so friendly and wonderful, and the apartments are so beautiful and well-kept. Silvia is really sweet and really cares about the people who stay in the Palazzo. You can tell that she loves what she does! I will be staying there again when I bring a group of students to visit Rome this summer!
Live like a true Roman
We really felt we got the best out of Rome by staying in this apartment. It is located in the Cavour area which is filled with authentic eateries, charming streets and interesting boutiques. It's also within walking distance to the major sites. The apartment itself is beautifully decorated and well equipped. It's also quite historic! A true home away from home.
Silvia, the owner, is very friendly and accommodating. She's passionate about hosting and showed us some of the best places in the area. We hope to stay again soon.
Fun neighborhood, great owner, fantastic loft apartment in old R
Flip key was right on with the description. We found out about this place from a friend who stayed here before. Silvia and the green apartment are both fantastic. Great neighborhood close to everything but in a neighborhood allowing you to experience real Italian life. Would stay again when we come back.
S and L
Intimate, arty apartment in lovely area of Rome.
There is a lot of room for 2 adults. It a very comfortable apartment in easy walking reach of some of the highlights of Rome and the subway system. There is even a comfortable bench outside in an open courtyard. It is on a very quiet narrow cobbled street. The bathroom was big with an excellent shower and the kitchen was clean and well equipped. We couldn't fault it.
Amazing Location and apartment with the warmth of family!
I had a wonderful stay in Domus Ciancaleoni. The owners were truly amazing! They were so attentive and helpful both with getting into the place and information of places around. The apartments are marvelous. It is like living in your own place in the center of Rome. Quiet and peaceful yet in the most beautiful city in the world. I cannot say enough about my stay. I would recommend Domus Ciancaleoni to everyone!!! Don't pass up on this gem!!! Thanks again to the owners for making my stay so perfect!
Marvin & Peggy Miller
Comfortable and Great Location!!
A clean, beautiful apartment with all the comforts of home in an amazing location near everything you'd need (groceries, cafes, restaurants, metro) and only minutes from many historical sites. Sylvia or her assistant were usually around the property to help with anything and everything and they are so nice - they feel like family now, just genuinely nice people. Many handy things were provided in the room such as adapter plugs, coffee, tea, sugar, etc. (if you have questions email Silvia, she returns emails promptly and is very helpful!) Having a kitchen was so fun; we enjoyed going to the market for wine and fresh food to cook which was delicious and saved us money as well. No more hotels for us! Apartments are much more fun and feel so much more authentic. The bed was comfy, everything worked great and we honestly have nothing at all to say that is negative. In fact, this is our new home away from home in Rome! We'll be back, Sylvia - thank you for everything!!
The apartment (and the location of the apartment) was excellent! Silvia took us on a 'mini tour' when we arrived - when we got to the end of the cobblestone road, we looked to our left and the colosseum was right there! We had a problem the heater in our room and she sent someone over to fix the issue right away - superb response time and attention to detail! The apartment was beautiful and the giant spa tub was lovely after a long day of sight seeing. We will definitely stay here again. Thank you Silvia!!
J and M
What an amazing place!
Palazzo Ciancaleoni was a remarkable place to stay. The actual apartment, built over an old Roman dwelling, was beautiful, clean, well laid out and extremely comfortable. My family of four fit perfectly in the space and the owner, Silvia, was wonderfully charming and extremely helpful and gracious. And the location! The street and adjacent staircase come right out of a travel magazine (I think we took 10 pictures of these two areas alone) and the neighborhood is real and not touristy. It's truly minutes from the Colosseum, the Imperial forum, and about 20 great restaurants, gellaterias, and bread shops. We couldn't pick a better location and will definitely come back when we are in Rome again. Ciao and grazie!
Mornington Peninsula, Vic, Australia
This apartment is perfect. Modern, clean and comfortable. The location is amazing, a short walk to the Colosseum. With the advice of our wonderful host Silvia we found delicious bakeries for breakfast and a perfect restaurant just around the corner where we spent our evenings for dinner. Our stay in Rome was too short and we hope to return one day. We would definitely stay at Palazzo.
J & S Black
Location, Location, Location!
Our stay in the gold apartment was absolutely wonderful. There were 5 of us, two married couples and a young adult, so having the space was really nice. We visited for a week over Christmas and had arranged for airport pickup and drop-off through Silvia. Our driver met us at the airport and took us to the entrance of the little cobblestone alley, where he dropped us off and we walked a few meters before being met by a friend/assistant of Silvia. He let us in and gave us valuable details about the apartment, including how to fix the finicky electricity when the circuits would break. The worst that happened was the stovetop would turn off when boiling a pot of water - considering how historic the apartment is, we felt it was in excellent condition with quite modern appliances and a full sized fridge. They changed our towels halfway through the stay, which was an added bonus. Silvia came by on Christmas Eve and gifted us with panettone to go with our welcome bottle of champagne and she met us again right before we left.
Most of all we loved the location. The cobblestone lane narrowed to a point where only pedestrians could walk, and a few scooters were parked. We were within walking distance of every major site in Rome. Literally a 5 - 10 minute walk from the Colosseum. Just a 1 - 2 minute walk to the subway, which we hardly used since we found ourselves walking everywhere! One day we even walked home from the Vatican. Nearby food was delicious and we often stopped in a little deli and picked up fresh bread, cheese, olives, salami and wine for a light dinner. The location seemed very safe and residential. All members of our group have lived in cities for most of our lives, so we knew how to be wise, cautious tourists.
If you are looking for a place in the very heart of Rome, on a street that is bursting with character, has delicious food and historic sights nearby, and a thoughtful hostess, we would highly recommend this apartment.
Excellent location, great experience "living" in Rome
We chose this rental because of good reviews and were not disappointed. Silvia was very nice and helpful throughout our stay, the location and the building were really, really great (just as advertised) and having our own small kitchen to be able to buy local produce and enjoy experience as if we lived in Rome, rather than stayed in a hotel was exactly what we were looking for. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely recommend this property to those who seek to stay at a place close to everything interesting in Central Rome and to have their own temporary "flat" to live in.
A wonderful Roman holiday
My husband and I stayed here for a week. It had been recommended by a friend and we are very glad we took his advice. Silvia was wonderfully helpful with information on where to eat, shop and what to see and also organized our transport to the airport when it was time to leave, for which we are very grateful, it was so easy. We had a spacious apartment with cooking facilities which we used for a few nights of quiet home cooked meals. The apartment is conveniently situated within walking distance of the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, train station and many other places of interest. In fact we mostly walked everywhere. We have already recommended Palazzo Ciancaleoni to friends who are planning a trip to Rome.
The appartment was little bit small for 4 of us, but cozy. The location was perfect. Silvia was a great host.
We rent The Green apartment, but, the others apartments (Blue, or Gold for ejample) are better and higher. The Host (Silvia) was a wonderfull owner. She recomended us, use the offered service of trasportation by car from the airport to Pallazo, and this was a very good recomendation, because the weather was really bad when we arrived to Fiumicino. The bathroom is really complete and luxury. The "kitchen" in the Green apartment is too little. The next time we´ll choose The Blue or The Gold apartments.
Location: You must to know the Palazzo have two access, one is a staired street and the other is a little street not accessible by car to the door of The Palazzo.
Excellent place with very helpful owner
My family and I spent 5 days in Rome! It is lucky that we found Silvia's place - Red Suite! Excellent location, we are almost in the heart of those famous sight seeing points and good restaurants!
Although, there was a small acident happened, but Silvia provided us very instant assistance!! Thx a lot
I highly recommend " Red Suite" to u!! Cheers
Comfortable place in heart of Rome
Historical palazzo, comfortable apartment, accomodating environment. It was cozy, and yet, in the middle of everything. The place will siut both those who like quiet stay and who look for festivities. Walking distance from Colosseo, enchanting district, good transport connection.
We like Silvia's hospitality and attention.
She helped us before we came (visa issue, transfer from/to airport), and was very attentive host during our weekend in Rome. Great experience, wonderful memories!
Guido and Lieve
Feel at home in Rome!
Palazzo Ciancaleoni - the blue apartment- provided a cool, comfortable haven after the hectic pace of Rome sightseeing. Light and airy, it was a nice quiet place to return to.
Silvia was a wonderful 'host'. She was there to greet us when we arrived and to answer any questions we had about the neighbourhood.
She also has a great eye for detail in terms of how the apartment was equipped and furnished; the generous supplies of basics such as coffee, oil and vinegar, toiletries ... and a nice bottle of Prosecco, made our arrival stress free.
The Monti area was a great location: very central. In the evening there was a good choice of restaurants, all within easy walk of the apartment. And there was also a bakery and a nice shop in the neighbourhood. The metro station Cavour was only a few steps away.
Silvia also provided a taxi on arrival for a great price (€35). If we'd go back to Rome again, we will surely stay in one of the Cincaleoni apartments.
wonderful 2 week stay in the red apartment
we had the most fantastic time staying in the red apartment - lovely accommodation; convenient location to get around Rome; Silvia was such a help to us including organising a cooking experience; the neighbourhood is full of great places to eat and has a quirky vibe. Two weeks of happy times - thank you!
Note: if you arrive on foot do not approach from the end of the street with all the steps...
Just down the road is the Underground Station and in view is the Collosseum, so most sights are easy to get to in a few minutes.
The flat is smart, clean and well equipped.
A pleasant stay.
Excellent location in Rome
Silvia was very welcoming, a great host. The gold suite apartment, which sleeps 6 people was very comfortable and modern. Highly recommended.
Palazzo Ciancaleoni is conveniently located a few minutes from Metro Cavour. Walking distance to Colosseum etc. There is some excellent restaurants just round the corner as well as a handy convenience store.
We would defintely stay here again when visiting Rome.
Staying with Sylvia at Palazzo Ciancaleoni was the highlight of our Europe Holiday. Our apartment was in the heart of Rome, walking distance to all the beautiful sights and restaurants. The apartment we stayed in was incredible. It was furnished beautifully with wonderful facilities. Sylvia and her assistant went over and beyond to help make our stay memorable. From chocolates and wine, to helping us organise tours and restaurants...Sylvia was fantastic She was like our family! We will certainly coming back, not only to stay in the wonderful apartments, but also to visit the lovely Sylvia.
A home away from home!
When we arrived in Rome we had a bit of trouble finding the apartment because it is on a tiny street that is not listed on any of the free city maps, maybe because it is a walking street, but when we did arrive the apartment was definately comfortable and accommodating! Silvia was just wonderful telling us lots of helpful information and was contactable over text message if we needed anything. She showed us where the best restaurant in Rome was (the one on the corner that makes awesome pizzas!), thanks Silvia!!
Great Rome vacation.
Silvia met my wife and I when we arrived.
Everything explained carefully and caring.
Silvia, her husband and associate are full of hospitality and want to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
The rooms are spotlessly clean and the courtyard is beautiful.
Go take your next visit there and tell them Patti and arnold sent you.
A Chic apartment in the center of Rome
My family of four stayed in the Blu Loft apartment at the Palazzo Ciancaleoni in the Centre of Rome. It was spacious apartment for Roman standards, beautifully and thoughtfully decorated. My 11 year old son called it 'French Chic'. The kitchen was rather small but we were only staying for 3 nights and planned to eat out for dinner. We discovered a good little corner cafe for breakfast/lunch which was just by a little food market. As you walk out of the building follow the actual road to your right and continue on for about 800 meters. We all ordered a Danish pastry, and a latte, which came to under 8 Euros. The apartment is situated in a quiet but beautiful area of Rome, not too commercial. Most of the shop keepers couldn't speak English and so our experience felt authentic. We walked to the Vatican, a rather long but amazingly interesting walk past the most overwhelmingly exquisite buildings. The Colosseum and forum were just around the corner. We had a wonderful stay although it was too short. I highly recommend this apartment with a minimum of 5 nights stay.
Difficult to Find but Worth the Search
nThe location is very convenient to all sites you will want to visit in Rome. Found on a very tiny street in a building with incredible history so delightfully shared by Silvia. She is a wealth of information and we enjoyed her introduction to the area and her helpful suggestions to make our stay more pleasant. The apartment (Red) was very convenient and equipped with everything we needed. The only small complaint was noise from a deck which is right outside the bedroom window. A group were celebrating very late but did finally get quieter when we asked. So, you may have to keep your bedroom window closed in this unit. There are steep stairs leading to the street below so lots of good exercise. The location is superb and there are many good restaurants in the area. Great place to stay in Rome. We walked everywhere and were glad to come "home" to this apartment at night.
NJ , USA
The apt I rented was as advertised with the exception of now washer and the jacuzzi didn't work..What was disconcerting was the attitude of the owner Silvia..It started with finding the place which became difficult to the local taxi service ..though it's not far from the train station the way we arrived in Rome..so we walked, this was a challenge with suit cases and the multiple steps involved from Cavour street to the apt.Just think( Spanish steps) and you will have some idea..but those challenges didn't bother us..What bothered us was the customer service Silvia provided us..I won't go into detail needless to say I didn't expect it and it was bizzare( after all her wonderful reviews)but I definitely wouldn't recommend this place based solely on her actions and reactions. My mistake was thinking there was 2 bathrooms instead of 1 and when I inquired about this that's when things went from bad to worse in our dealings with Silvia..I didn't see Silvia after I made my payment, instead I dealt with her assistant, which was in the best interest of everyone..So I say rent the place if customer service isn't important for your stay.. Read more
Response from silvia del guercio - 10/24/2011
THOSE LADIES ARE TWO LIARS.
THEY TOLD ME THAT IN THE FLIPKEY SITE THERE WERE two bathroom. But everybody can control that is not TRUE.
Then they refused to pay the stay.
To solve the problem, and for the awarness, i offered them ANYWAY, a second apartment FREE for two nights (so, they could have two bathrooms..and two apartements..).
Then they put the luggage (very, very dirty) over a white sofa bed.
Then they put a plastic bag in the WC, with a great damage for me.
They did create the tecnical inconvenient of the Jacuzzi bathub.
Then...i discovered that they have a very good friend who have other apartments to rent in the nearby....... eehmm....
I definetly don't recommend those Guest to the other Owners (except their Italian good friend, obviously).
Los Angeles, CA
Greatest Introduction to Rome!!
This was our first stop in Italy and I can't imagine staying anywhere else! The apt owners/managers did an exceptional job ensuring your arrival and stay was pleasant and comfortable. The apartment was clean, comfortable, and in complete working order. The location was central and convenient to the city of Rome. A short walk to the Colosseum, close to a metro station, and next to good local restaurants that served great food. The apt location was rich in Rome culture and experience. I would recommend this to anyone 10 out of 10 times! Not to mention the pricing was very reasonable!!!
Trip to Rome for a Wedding
I would just love to highlight to other travellers how much this apartment is the place to stay in Rome. To back this up i can confirm that they are priced very reasonable, spotlessly clean, central to all attractions and more so that the apartment owners can not do enough to make your holiday better.
I can certainly say that i will be telling everyone travelling to Rome about this and will most certainly be staying everytime i go back!!
jane and john
The perfect stay
An extraordinary stay in Rome, the apartment offered every comfort right in the heart of Rome. Sylvia and her staff were welcoming and helpful, we were treated like friends. You can walk through charming streets, monuments on every corner, boutiques and street markets, the perfect location and the perfect apartment.I highly recommend staying there and look forward to staying there again.
What a find!
This place was perfect for our stay. The location was handy to sites, trains & bus. The appt was well laid out, clean & tidy. Staff that met us on arrival were very helpful. All in all a great start to our Italian adventure.
Wellington, New Zealand
Most enjoyable, great locality, well serviced, helpful owner
We stayed in the Loft apartment in Sept 2011 for 3 nights with our 18 & 23 yr old "children", the larger apartment would have provided more space however for 3 nights the apartment is very Comfortable and well appointed. Silvia was most helpful on our arrival at Rome airport, after our flights were delayed she communicated with us & the driver who waited for us and all family members were transported to the apartment. The apartment location is a very quiet part of Rome however all facilities are close by, shop just down the street, the Colosseum is a 5 minute walk away and main shopping areas of Rome central a 5 minute taxi ride.A most enjoyable stay in Palazzo Ciancaleoni. We would love to come back again, thank you Silvia! Don & Deb
Fantastic apartment with a historical aspect
I stayed in the Blu Loft apartment and was greeted by Silvia on the first day who gave a very personal touch to welcoming us to the apartment and was helpful with suggestion of restaurants and what to see in Rome. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was luxurious with a spa bath. The rest of the apartment was spacious - kitchen, dining room, living area. Location wise, it was central to most of the major tourist sites - Colloseum, Roman ruins.There's a metro station just around the corner down the stairs and lots of good restaurants (non-touristy) in the neighbourhood. I would recommend this apartment to anyone wanting to enjoy a wonderful stay in central Rome.
The most incredible holidays EVER!!!
This was our second time when we stayed in Palazzo Ciancaleoni. We returned after few months here because we felt in love with this place from the first sight! It's simply magic:) We have stayed in the Red Suite Apartment. It was very clean, spacial, with a big bathroom, perfect kitchen for preparing meals, the wi-fi connection. Palazzo Ciancaleoni is located in the heart of Rome, just steps walking away Colosseum, Spanish Steps and Di Trevi Fountain. Although the location is central, we didn't have any problems with night rest because the street where the building is situated is very calm. We were welcome with the bottle of wine by Silvia - charming owner and the host of this place, who made our stay unforgettable. She organized our airport transport in a very reasonable price, she gave us all the information about nearby shops and restaurants. She even took care about our laundry service. Thanks to Silvia and her lovely apartment we have spent amazing time in the Eternal City. Thank You so much and for sure we will be back again!
“Second time even better than first!”
We enjoyed our stay last summer in the blue loft so much, that we decided to go back and we were not dissapointed!!!
There are three wonderful things about this property.
The first Location. Location. Location. Lovely neighborhood, with great restaurants and cafés literally down the stairs, the metro around the corner and the colesseum up the street. The areas is safe with everything we could have wanted, removed from the crowds and and allowing us to experience Rome as the locals. After a day of touring, it was nice to come back to the apartment each evening and enjoy a glass of wine in a peaceful setting.
The second is the ambiance and feel of the apartment are great. It is very tastefully decorated, extremely comfortable and quite spacious for two adults and two pre-teens. We noticed a few changes since our last visit, some furniture pieces were repainted, a new flat screen TV and the free Wifi which was really appreciated!
And the third, but the most important is Silvia, who we have come to consider as family!! The most exceptional hostess one can meet when travelling. We arrived on Ferragosto, a holiday where most stores and restaurants are closed. Silvia, greeted us with a bottle of bubbly in one hand and bag full of groceries in the other. Her hospitatlity is so rare to meet and she will never be forgotten for her kindness and generosity!!
The first time was great, the second time perfect and we will definetely go back for a third!!!
Happy Traveller Sydney
Better Than a Hotel!
We travelled with 3 persons staying in the Blue Loft apartment. The apartment size was more than enough. The location was great as it was a close walk to the Metro with good restaurants and sights within walking distance. Wireless internet was very handy. Silvia took a while to respond the initial enquiries regarding apartment availability but once confirmed was a pleasure to deal with. Recommend use of the private car to go to/from the airport as taxi can be expensive and can get lost easily on finding location.
New Jersey, USA
Charming apartment at a great location
The apartment is spacious, charming, and very quite at night. It's also at a great location and close to the subway, Colosseum and Roman Forum. The air conditioning worked perfectly! The checkin/checkout was also very smooth.
Sonata & Ernest
What a great place! Only needs the one word: Perfect.It has everything you need and more. Definately a home from home. Perfect location!
Close to everything. We didn't use public transport, we walked everywhere.
Silvia was extremely helpful, assisted us with airport transfer and gave us pointers on the best places to visit and eat.She is very passionate about Rome and she is taking very good care of her guests.
We had a great time in Rome and would like to come back asap, as 5 days in Rome is not enough.
Thank you for letting as stay in such a beautiful city in such a wonderful place.
Will recommend it to everybody.
Beautiful historical renovated apartment in a great location
We arrived in Rome in early afternoon. We had to get a taxi to the apartment and from that moment on, Sylvia came to the rescue with help and advice. She ensured the taxi came and charged appropriately.
We arrived early so the apartment was still being prepared but that was no probelem we were able to leave our luggage at the apt and then onto one of her other apts to finish the paperwork etc.
Slvia gave great info on the area, buses etc, arranged a table at a local restaurant that afternoon and our taxi to the airport for two days later.
Besides her great help and information, the apartment was ideal, clean, perfectly located, well furnished and decorated.To our teenagers joy it also had wifi.
Will definately go back and stay again.
San Antonio, TX
Wow..amazing...would stay again..
We (myself, husband, 2 preteen/teens, and sister in law stayed here 3 nights in late July. We actually rented two apartments both the Blue and the Green. All 5 of us loved it. It is convenient (less than 5 min to Cavour Metro, or, you can actually walk to Termini station in about 15 minutes...plenty of buses, (including the hop on hop off) go by/near. Our last night, we walked all around all the way to the Piazza Emanuele Vittorio and back (about 30 min one way). The neighborhood (Monti District) is very safe, and the side streets are mostly residential.
There are restaurants and markets all around. The apartment is clean and well maintained, and air conditioned...Wifi was fantastic and helpful.
We were to arrive around noon on a Sunday, but, our train was delayed 5 hours due to a major fire in another station in Rome. Nonetheless, Silvia's assistant was waiting for us, and got us settled.
Checkout was similar...they let us keep our bags in one apartment until 3 right before our train left.
Our plan is to return to Italy to explore Southern Italy (we stayed mostly in Milan this trip), and I have a feeling that Rome, and these apartments will be our base.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hope to go back someday soon
We had rented the Blue loft for four nights.Very nice apartment in the Monti area - perfect location, close to the Colloseum, Roman Forum and with excellent transit options.
The building is great- a really nice example of how modern amenities should be integrated into a historical surround.
Size-vise it was smaller than we expected but not too small for three. Also, we barely spent any time inside so it wasn't really a problem for us; it might be a bit tight for 4 people or if one plans to cook.
Silvia was extremely helpful, assisted us with airport transfer and museum reservations and gave us pointers on the best places to eat and the local transit.
We have loved the neighborhood, tranquil and warm, and with all the necessities - good Gelato!- within easy walking distance.
All in all - we hope to be able to return and perhaps use the renovated roman baths and the local museum that Silvia told us about.
Extra-special guest treatment and best value
We stayed at the Gold suite from 7/31 - 8/6. The apartment had 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Apartment was well-furnished with air conditioning, and other amenities including the ever important, internet. There were 6 of us, including my husband, 2 kids (11 and 15), my sister and mom. We couldn't have asked for better landlords. We had a fabulous stay, most especially because both Silvia and her husband provided exceptional customer care. There were a few hiccups at the place (such as the appliances (stove) would keep tripping off) or the taxi service from the port was quite late or didn't know what to do but those were the least of our worries. They took care of my sister and mom when they had to stay behind during our trip to Venice/Florence. Silvia's assistant, Ananda was commendable; he was so helpful.
Silvia also made arrangements to pick us up from the airport and bring us to the port; then arranged to pick us up from the port after the cruise and bring us to her place, as well as from her place to the airport.
While you would not go wrong picking her place for the location - close to metro, Termini, important sites in ancient Rome, restaurants, supermarket. We even walked to Trevi,Spanish steps and Pantheon and back. The apartment is in an amazing, ancient setting with ancient steps behind leading to the old domus Romana and cobblestone streets. You will love it. Best of all, you will love Silvia'services - and don't forget her assistant, Ananda.
Location Location Location
Loved the apartment and the location. Wish we had had more time to explore the local area and sample the great restaurants close by. Silvia is a very friendly and accommodating.
Deborah & Robert
Napier New Zealand
Perfect location and everything we needed
We were thrilled with the apartment - air con (not that we needed it particularly due to construction, shuttered windows etc...) it was secure, just right for two adults with a 17 & 13 year old (on the pullout beds as the larger apartment wasn't available at the time...but we were fine in the Red property). Short walk to Cavour station, plenty of little grocery stores & restaurants nearby - a particularly good one called 79 only a 10 minute walk away toward colosseum. We were picked up from airport as well, which was better value that doing it ourselves...also taken to meet the cruise ship...again better value than any other options we'd looked at. Sylvia had arranged for somebody to meet us before she could get there herself but was there almost simultaneously. The internet worked...it was the perfect spot for our 5 days...but maybe if you were going to be longer then go for the larger option when available if you are 4 or more. We would stay again if my husband and I returned. Towels and sheets clean and fresh and felt like being in a home, not a holiday rental. We did not cook in but everything was there to be able to. Enjoy.
Silvia was an amazing host and the apartment was beautiful. Being new to Rome she gave us great advice and was so friendly and nice - I will definitely be returning.
A lovely place in Rome
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely and comfortable apartment. The location was perfect...very close to the metro station and walking distance to the train station. It had everything we needed, and it was nice to have more space than a standard hotel room.
Great stay in Rome
We had a wonderful time in Rome and loved the apartment. It was so roomy and comfortable. The location was very central and it was easy to get around. Lots of wonderful restaurants and cafes close by.
Great location, modern accomodations in Rome
This apartment was just wonderful. Modern amenities (air conditioning, shower/spa, dishwasher) in a neighborhood that was both quiet and centrally located. Close to the Cavour metro stop, we could get anywhere with no hassle. As a family of five with 2 "tweens" and one baby (12 months), I really appreciated the spaciousness of the apartment - I could put the baby to sleep, while the rest of us puttered around in the evening. I also loved the convenience of being in a "home" rather than a hotel room - I was able to wash baby bottles in a modern kitchen. Siliva was a wonderful host - sending a car to the airport, meeting us at the apartment and arranging a taxi for our departure to the train station. She also provided us some tips on where to eat and visit. I would highly recommend this apartment, especially for a family with young children. The elevator/lift was a bonus because we had so much baby gear with us. And because of Italy's three-person maximum occupancy rules for hotels, it was much more cost effective and overall a much better experience. I am not sure when we will return to Rome, but we most certainly will consider staying here again.
Great place for families
The Blue loft is great for a teenage family. It is in a great location. The air conditioning was very useful on those really hot days. Fantastic value.
A gem in Rome
Mr.Adanan, Silvia's assistant, greeted us promptly and graciously showed us everything in the apartment.The place was very clean, great firm beds,crisp clean linens,powerful air conditioning, good wifi connection, ample towels & kitchen utensils. The apartment was perfect for our family of 4.It was situated in a great trendy location filled with locals (a 3 minute walk to a bakery, nice upscale retail shops & restaurants). It is a 5 minute walk to the tube station but we walked eveywhere because it was so central.We woke up to a neighbour playing beautiful classical music on her piano in the late mornings. What a gem of a place in Rome! Sylvie and Mr.Adanan came to see us off on our last day.They offered such a personal touch to the rental. Grazies!
We took the shuttle that Sylvie offers. It is well worth the $.
Fantastic Location and Owners
Staying in the Gold apartment of Palazzo Ciancaleoni was like being at home. The Monti location cannot be beat--lots of great food nearby, real Roman neighborhood with a village feel, super-centric (tons of buses and Cavour metro right there).
Owner Silvia and her husband are lovely, warm, and thoughtful hosts. They went out of their way to resolve both an a/C and a plumbing leak problem, even though they happened on a holiday. Their staff is also extremely helpful and warm.
Sheets, towels, dishwashing liquid/sponge, some cooking basic ingredients (sugar, flour, jam, spices left from previous guests) provided. Great furnishings-- four of us slept comfortably in two bedrooms and we still had a futon couch in the LR that could have slept two more. Only less-than stellar aspect of stay was the lack of a clothes washer (advertised), which we had expected and planned for, so we were hand-washing clothes every night and hanging them everywhere.
This was a minor annoyance and we would definitely return to our little Monti home on a next visit to Rome. Silvia is the best! Mille grazie!
Paul in SA
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Great location & very good personal service
Communication with Silvia & husband really efficient & fast. My wife lost her luggage 7 they orgainsed delivery to their home at 1 am in the morning 7 then got the luggage to us at the aprtment. Location is really good & many good restaurants in the neighbourhood.
Woulkd recommend this place to friends & would stay there again
Great apartment in the heart of Rome. Only blocks from Coleseum
We stayed for two days in June 2011. The apartment was great, clean and newly renovated. Silvia is great and professional. She even arranged for taxi from the airport at a special price!! One minor glitch we had was that we had to wait for 15 minutes outside the apartment at midnight when we just got in in Rome. But the problem was solved right away.
We really enjoyed our stay in the Green Loft apartment. It was larger than we expected and had everything we needed. The a/C was great after touring Rome on a summer day. It has all the modern amenities plus allot of medieval and ancient character.
The location couldn't have been better. It is less than a kilometer to the Colosseum. And most other sites are about a KM or less away also. The furthest site is the Vatican. This is about 2.5 kilometers. We took the train (Cavour Station is a 5 minute walk) there and walked back taking in all the sites and sounds along the way. Restaurant at the bottom of the steps should not be missed. It is really good. Best pizza we had in all of Italy in my opinion. The cafe further down the hill is also great for the morning cappuccino.
Silvia, (the landlady) was terrific. She arranged our ride to and from the airport making this stress free. She also gave use champagne upon arrival and a column capital replica of the ancient house that the apartment was built over. Silvia was very responsive and helpful both during our planning and upon arrival. She had a tonne of great tips for us.
There are reasons this place is the number one vacation rental in Rome. Price, location, amenities and Silvia. If you are going to Rome... Stay here!!
Excellent apartment/Location in Central Rome!
We had a wonderful one-night-stay in Rome. The apartment is a little difficult to find if you've never been to Italy, but well worth the search once you get there. Sylvia was wonderful and greeted us upon our arrival. Many of Rome's famous sights were within walking distance (the Coliseum, etc.) as were shopping areas and restaurants. The apartment was great - small kitchen, bath and two bedrooms. While aC was available, it was cool enough to sleep with the windows open and enjoy the sounds of the city. We heard several hotel stayers during our time in Italy say that they didn't like Rome while we absolutely fell in love with the city and the people there. I believe this had to do with getting the true Rome experience by staying where we were - not just the tourist side of things. I would highly recommend this apartment and hope to go back there one day.
Adorable, comfortable, hospitable and perfectly located
I spent Thsnkagiving in Rome in 2010 and stayed in this darling apartment, one of several, at a historic villa - very impressive restoration going on (not noisy). I walked down one block and over two blocks and there was the Coliseum looking over the modern streets - gave me chills! There's a metro stop a block away that takes you everywhere. Silvia is a love - picked me up at the train station on a Sunday and arranged for ground transport to the airport. Very solicitous, made sure I had everything and knew where to find everything else. The apartment was already well-stocked with coffee and tea and a welcome bottle of champagne. The bathtub was awesome! Terrific shopping nearby both for food and perfume and clothes. If you are on a walking visit, this is the best place to start out - you can walk everywhere in Rome from here. I will always stay here when I go to Rome!
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
A gem in Rome
We had an absolutely lovely stay in Rome. Our apartment was completely authentic and very special. A perfect place to stay while exploring Rome. Excellent location, Affordable, and unique. Free wifi was an awesome bonus!
Very unique and lovely place
We totally enjoyed our stay here. The place was very clean and comfortable. We loved the way it was decorated and the location was ideal for what we had planned. Silvia was a delightful host who went out of her way to make our stay exceptional in every way. Brilliant and knowledgeable; we enjoyed hearing about the history of the building and surrounding area.
The stay was perfect in every way. The only exception was (and this had nothing to do with the accomodations) that we woudn't recommend the restaurant that was down the stairs near the apartment. We recieved poor treatment there for some reason unknown to us. The food and atmosphere was good; what you'd find everywhere. When we arrived we were told they were booked full (although there were empty tables). I asked if we could come back and he said 1/2 hour. When we ordered our food, we sat there and sat there. Everyone that had come in after us was served as we still sat. Finally we asked and after sitting quite awhile longer the food arrived. Nobody ever came back to the table, so at the end we sat with piled dishes and empty beverage glasses. We had the distinct feeling it was deliberate and they had not wanted to serve us. The only reason we could imagine is because we are americans? Maybe they don't like americans... we really couldn't understand that, and it made us terribly sad. Putting a damper on a most wonderful day.
Response from silvia del guercio - 06/23/2011
Dear Joyce, I thank you a lot for your kind review and i am so happy that you have a good souvenir about your stay in Rome, palazzo Ciancaleoni.
About the restaurant "Il Tettarello" it is the first time that I receive complaint about it.
I will ask the owner to know what happened and why and after I will check strongly how it works and I will decide if to confirm or cancell my suggestion about it. That is the only way I know to mantain a high profile of Palazzo Ciancaleoni stay.
Fantastic value for Rome, very authentic feeling of being a loca
I was travelling with my wife, 2 young kids (3 and 8 months) together with my father in law. I found Silvia to be a friend that I just hadn't met, before our visit. We were late exiting the airport, yet she was there to meet us at check-in, arranged excellent value transfers for us everywhere, and was just fabulous. Location-wise, this is quite central, in a non-tourist area of Rome. The apartment was very functional with a homely modern feel to it. yes, you can trust the photos. I am recommending it to everyone who is headed to Rome.
cannot rate this apartment highly enough. the charm and helpfulness of Silvia is enogh to come back but the location was excellent as the neighborhood had everything. please go to Scine Scine (a bar restaurant near the bottom of the steps)as you can have a buffet and drink for 5 euro and it is top quality as are the staff. booking for next year hopefully. no negatives really
Chris & Amy
Campbell River, BC
Great loft in a great location!
A very nice loft in a lovely, not so touristy, community-type felling area of Rome. Yet still very close to the major attractions. Silvia is
fantastic and very accomodating - her and her husband were even kind enough to drive us to get our rental car after our stay. The pizzaria
at the bottom of the stairs is great. The prearranged pickup from the airport is very worthwhile. Buy a Roma pass from a location other than the colosseum...worthwhile even if just to bypass the line at the colosseum.
I booked this for myself and my elderly parents. The location was excellent and the flat was too, next door to a brilliant ice cream shop, with restaurants and shops all around. Can get a bus straight to the vatican and walk everywhere else. The location is also a safe, busy area. Silvia and Francesco are very thoughtful - they organised everything beforehand with great attention to detail. This gave me peace of mind, being a female with elderly parents. I knew we would be in good hands and we were. We all loved our stay there. I had previously stayed in a hotel in Rome and it was not a patch on this - the apartment and the service we received from Silvia and Francesco were much superior to a hotel any day. Thank you Silvia and Francesco - you made our stay in Rome so much more enjoyable.
Geneva, Switzerland, and Seattle, Washington
Best cost, comfort, and location possible.
Sylvia and family were so awesome! This apartment really was the best we could even hope for. It was extremely close to the Colleseum, on the correct side too, so we could easily get everywhere else. The apartment was the perfect size for myself, husband, and toddler. The supplies there were exactly what you'd expect in an actual apartment, too, not just something thrown together like other apartments we've stayed at. In other words, we could actually live here for the time we were here. We saved money by being able to breakfast, lunch, and dinner here.
There are numerous groceries and restaurants nearby, too, and an excellent Gelato place just downstairs. At night the street is quiet enough, considering the prime location (it's not silent, but it's definitely not annoyingly loud). There are no bars on this street. There is one nearby, but it didn't affect the street noise. I would definitely stay here again, and again, and again. I'd actually live here if I could.
Well appointed, excellent location
We arrived in Rome by train and were able to take the metro 1 stop to Cavour station where we were met by Sylvia and walked 5mins to apartment. Apartment was perfectly located and accomodated 3 adults (1 couple/1 single) comfortably. Plenty of local restaurants not overun with tourists in the area. Sylvia was a delightful host and the welcome gift of champagne was a nice touch. Wi-Fi internet included. Would definitely stay there again. Thanks Sylvia.
Couldnt have asked for more
What a wonderful find. The appartment and Silvia were welcoming, friendly and such an integral part of us having a brilliant stay in Rome. We stayed in the 2 bed appartment and we could not have asked for me fantastic. We stayed in Rome for 3 nights over the bank holdiay period. Location is fantastic only a 10 walk to the forum etc. We also walked to the vatican (it has to be said we do like to walk about cities, it took around 45 mins including a little coffee and cake stop :-))...My review could go on for ever but to give you an idea of what a wonderful lady Siva is I bought some hand made prints of the "gardens of liva" from the national museaum, somewhere along the way I lost them. I asked Silvia to check the appartemtn but they were not there. No fear Silvia said she would go buy me some more and then then to Uk. So I am now watching the post box in excitment. Thank you so much Silvia! P.S Take advantage of the airport taxi pick up fantastic value! Pps The litte resturaunt at the bottom of the stairs is wonderful Yum...
Great apartment in great location
We spent 5 nights in Rome and were committed to seeing as much as possible by foot. The apartment was in a great location and was very comfortable for 4 adults. We traveled with our young adult children. The neighborhood was very nice, quiet and we felt very safe walking at night. This apartment was newly renovated and was in very nice condition. Compared to the cost of 2 hotel rooms, this is a very good option. The resturant at the bottome of the steps, just around the corner from the apartment, has the best pizza that we came across in Rome. Sylvia made us feel very welcome and was very helpful with any questions we had.
Excellent End to our 2-week Trip!
Rome was the final stop on our 2-week trip around Europe. We were tired and just hopeful that the apartment would be comfortable and clean. Our hopes were met as soon as we saw the apartment and met Silvia. She was a gracious and helpful host. The apartment is close to the metro, big enough to spread out in, and clean. We loved this apartment and would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Magnifique adresse !
Nous avons séjourné Palazzo Ciancaleoni fin avril, avec nos 2 enfants de 11 ans et 15 ans. Magnifique séjour et magnifique adresse !; l'appartement Blue loft est vraiment adorable : un refuge dans lequel on se sent vraiment bien et que l'on avait plaisir a retrouver le soir après nos longues promenades. Le confort et la propreté sont irréprochables, l'appartement est lumineux, meublé et décoré avec beaucoup de gout et très bien équipé. A 2 pas du Colisée et de la plaza de Venezia, niché dans une ruelle tranquille, sans circulation, il aurait été difficile de trouver meilleure localisation!
Le prix est tout a fait raisonnable, largement au niveau des prestations, je pense que le rapport qualité/prix est vraiment plus qu'excellent.
Bref, une adresse exceptionnelle, dans laquelle j'espère pouvoir de nouveau un jour de séjourner avec ma famille.Enfin mille merci à Silvia et Francesco pour leur accueil si chaleureux, si souriant, et si bienveillant !
Ps. Ne pas hésitez un seul instant également à prendre le service voiture pour le transfert à l'aéroport : c'est parfait,plus rapide, et moins onéreux que le Leonardo express pour une famille de 4 ;-)
Don and Rasa
Star apartment was truly special, authentic Roma
Great location, very roomy and comfortable. A stone throw from Colosseum, visible out of window, but in a quiet authentic Rome street with all amenities close by (metro station, supermarkets, cafes, and gelateria next door) And cheerfully decorated with great original artwork by Chaira, widow of deceased film director Mario Montecello.
Silvia, the Manager, was extremely helpful. For our 5 days in Rome , we could not have done better. And cost was reasonable too. Our thanks to Silvia (and Chaira)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Quiet Oasis in the middle of Rome
We stayed in the Red Suite at the end of our Italian vacation and it was exactly was we needed. The apartment is centrally located but just a little off-path from all the tourist attractions (and tourist traps!). The neighbood is trendy with many little shops and great cafes. Silvia was quick to respond during the reservation process through emails and was waiting to welcome us at the apartment, with a nice cold bottle of sparking! The apartment had all the amenities needed and was close to a supermarket. They even had set up a crib for our young daughter. We would definitely stay there during our next Roman escapade.
A jolly holiday!
It was a pleasure to stay in this beautiful condo, in a great location. Sylvia could not have been more helpful or welcoming. I hope to return soon (if it hasn't been completely booked up by all the friends and family I have recommended it to that is...)
What a treat!
A great location, a superb welcome, a stunning appartment, a jolly neighbourhood. I couldn't fault anything about this rental property at all. Well done Sylvia, I shall be returning soon!
Great appartment in fantastic location
Really enjoyed our stay at Silvia's appartment in Rome. Couldn't be better placed - walking distance to all the main attarctions - Vatican is furtest so we took metro there but walked back (and there's so much to see en-route that it's worth the longish walk).
The appartment is modern, clean and comfortable and felt secure even though right in the centre of a big city (and we had our 1 yr old with us). Note that you cannot drive down to the apartment itself as the cobbled stree it is on is too narrow for cars; also, as we found out it is not shown as a street on most Rome maps so we had to enlist the help of a kindly local with an iPhone - not a problem if you plan a bit better than we did ;-)
Silvia is very helpful and gave us a bottle of bubly and a nice memento of our trip. She organised a car to the airport and the driver helped with our lugagge which was great.
When we go back to Rome we will definitely be staying there again.
Arvada, CO, USA
We had a great experience
The location really is great. We were able to walk to the coliseum, roman forum, and circus maximus location. It is just a couple hundred feet from the metro station / bus stop and the metro stops right by trevi fountain and spanish steps, among other things.
The apartment itself was in good condition, clean and comfortable.
Silvia was terrific. She was very helpful with directions, and ensured our stay was good. We stayed there for two nights prior to the start of a tour we were doing so when we had to move to the tour hotel, she called a taxi for us and spoke to the taxi driver when he showed up to make sure that went well. She went above and beyond for us.
Fantastic place to stay in Rome
We stayed here for three nights and found it to be an excellent place to stay. Great location (literally 20 minutes walk to most of the main sights), but still very quiet. About 5 minutes walk to the Cavour Metro train station which is just 1 stop from the main rail station (Termini) where we departed to Naples. About a 35 minute taxi ride from Fiumicino.
Silvia gave us a such a warm, friendly welcome and made us feel right at home straight away. She organised a private car at a very reasonable price to collect us from Fiumicino. She also provided a nice bottle of Prosecco as we were on our honeymoon :-) and gave great advice on sightseeing, an enthusiastic introduction to the history of the building and what Rome had to offer.
We stayed in the Green loft apartment. The apartment was very comfortable for two people and was impeccably clean. A lovely bathroom and such a charming feel to the place! There was a feeling of high end finish with the spa bath and radio throughout the apartment. A safe was provided for locking up valuables. There was plenty of wardrobe space. Very quiet place to stay even though you are just a short walk from all the action. The small kitchenette was ideal for making breakfast. There are some great cafes and restaurants close by for breakfast or evening meal.
All in all we were very pleased that we stayed here and would definitely recommend the apartment to anyone! Its in a great location, yet offers quiet and charming accommodation and Silvia was an excellent host.
Great loft apt with great service
Thanks Sylvia we will pass on your name to others traveling.
It was a pleasure
Live like a local!
The lovely apartment is located in a safe and peaceful historic precinct in Rome yet was only a 5 min walk from the Colosseum - it's a bit further from the other sites but they're easily walkable and we enjoyed living a little bit off the main tourist track. Having the bed upstairs (loft) might not be for everyone, the spa was a bit smelly when we tried to use it, and it would have been nice to have some decent cupboard space to unpack (virtually all were already in use) but we were grateful for the clever use of space, the complimentary car transfer by Silvia and her husband from the train station to the apartment, the welcome champagne, the pantry items, the complimentary load of washing and Silvia's dedicated efforts to ensure we made our return flight home despite a strike shutting down parts of the city. Silvia works hard to look after you as her guests and we really appreciated it. We had the recommended pizza from the restaurant at the bottom of the stairs, the coffee from Cafe Illy also recommended, cooked up ravioli bought from a 'supermarket' up the road and gelato nearby - all delicious! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Hip neighborhood apartment, Central Rome
I initially contacted Silvia to stay at the Palazzo, but for my dates, it was booked. She mentioned, "that I have a small apartment for two persons, or two with a child, on Via Serpenti. It is 6 blocks to the Colosseum and 5 to the Capitoline, very centrally located. Would you like to see pictures?” In checking the pictures we determined it was our type of place, very simple, no frills, with all one needs for a great visit. It's a very comfortable, humble place.
It's Silvia's business, but you may meet her husband, Francesco as well. They were very helpful in directing us to the apartment. We wanted to arrive by train into Termini and walk, which was about 20 minutes. Francesco waited at the apartment until we arrived and showed us around. It is located on the first floor, remember the first floor in Europe is the one above the ground floor. It has a TV, WiFi, a washing machine and dishwasher, all the modern amenities. On the street there are clothing shops, restaurants, markets and more, very easy to find what you need. It is fairly quiet there, but in Rome, they are allowed to party on the street; it is a very hip, active neighborhood. It only happened one night, a Saturday. We loved our stay.
The historic note about the apartment is that it was owned by the famous Italian director, Mario Monicelli. He was a screenwriter and director, among his accomplishments are the "Great War" and "Big Deal on Madonna Street." Check out his bio online, it is fascinating. His wife stopped by one evening to greet us. We felt so well taken care of and it made our visit memorable. We will go back someday.
Great location, comfortable appartment
After a long flight it was fabulous to have a comfortable place to stay in a central yet quiet part of Rome, close to trains and a short walk to the Colesseum. Silvia made sure we had everything we needed and gave local knowlege of places to go and also some of the history surrounding the property.
Great apartment, ideal location, wonderful manager.
My wife, friends, and I stayed here for two nights in May of 2011. Silvia was a great host. She was prompt and a good communicator while we were searching for the right place to stay. The apartment was well furnished and decorated. It is in a very nice area. It is close to the main train stations (5 to 10 min walk) and close to metro stop Caveor. It is in a very nice part of town: quiet, close to the ruins/colosseum/great restaurants.
Pleasant holiday in Rome
Very good and quiet location. Good restaurant nearby. Friendly service.
Rome in your apartment
Great location, homely and well furnished apartment with historical significance to boot! Palazzo Ciancaleoni was in a quaint neighborhood away from the noise and hustle and bustle. Yet it was perfectly located (walking distance to Colleseum) and the within major transportation hubs (Termini Station). Perfect to explore Rome and walking distance to shops and good restaurants. We particularly recommend al Trattoria Tettarello, a family run cosy restaurant nearby (squid was fantastic!) . Silvia was a gracious host and made us feel welcome. She took time to explain Rome the significance of the apartments. It was a surreal feeling to be staying in an apartment built above historical Roman dwellings dating back to early ad. Stay here and you would have begun your stay on the best possible way! Read more
Response from silvia del guercio - 05/10/2011
Thanks Janice for your flattering review.
I hope to meet you again if you will decide to visit again Rome in future.
Great location, great aparetment, great owner
This apartment made our stay in Rome a relaxing treat.
We are a family of 6 ranging from teenager to 7 years old, We were able to walk with our bags from the main train station Termini to the apartment easily in 10-15 minutes. We were met by Silvia personally who showed us the aparement and explained how to get to local food markets, pizzarias, metro stops, and sights. Silvia even left us with a bottle of Italian champagne.
The cobbled road the apartment on is quiet and pretty much pedestrian only so noise or traffic were never an issue. The local metro (Cavour) was only a few minutes walk downhill. The Coloseum and forum were only a few more minutes from the metro and we often found ourselves just going out for a stroll with the locals in the evenings since it was so close.
There was a pizzaria at the end of the street that we got carry out meals and pizzas from, and a very friendly local grocer around the corner where we were able to get breakfast food, beer, sodas, lunchmeat.
The apartment itself was modern, clean, and comfortable. The kids loved the free wifi access to check emails and keep in touch with friends, but it saved our trip when we realized we had moved the money we intended to use for cash from aTM machines to the wrong account - easily fixed with a quick login to the bank.
My wife's parents are going to Rome and they will also be staying with Silvia (in a smaller apartment) in the same area. Read more
Response from silvia del guercio - 05/10/2011
thanks a lot for the flattering review you sent me.
We are waiting for your wife's parents to offer them the best stay we can.
Anahola, Kauai, Hawaii
Fabulous Roman Neighborhood
My husband & I loved this charming apartment located within walking distance to the Colosseum and the metro.
Also excellent restaurants, boutiques & cafes nearby. Silvia was a gracious host and has done a beautiful job renovating the building in which the apartment is located. She was very helpful and even arranged our taxi services from and back to the airport. The apartment is clean and spacious. It's located in a quiet neighborhood, not touristy. We enjoyed our stay there and hope to return. Thank you Silvia for providing us with a comfortable place to stay in Rome. Hope to see you again.
Located near both the main Rome train station (Termini) and Metro this apartment allows you easy access to the sites of Rome. The apartment is clean and modern with a comfortable bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. Good wireless internet access is a plus. Nice choice of neighborhood restaurants as well. Would stay here again.
The Hamrin family
Relaxing, silent place in the heart of Rome
Well planned small apartement with a bedroom and living room with kichenette; we three - my teenage son, my husband and me - had a good sleep in the quiet flat.
Near to busses and metro and just some minutes to go to Forum Romanum and Colosseum. Nice neighbourhood with many restaurants to choose.
The kichen was modern and good enough to make a Easter lunch for friends: we were 7 people and there was place for every one around the tabel.
We have been in Rome several times but this time was some extra whit a driver from and to the airport: it was really well organized, Silvia! Thank you! Read more
Response from silvia del guercio - 04/30/2011
My dear Hamrin,
Thanks a lot for your prompt and flattering review .
It is great to host people like you and your family.
I hope to see you again if you will decide to come back to Rome.
A kiss from Rome.
Great - the location, the apartment and Silvia
Everything was great - the location, the apartment and Silvia, the manager. We enjoyed walking in the neighborhood with a lot of good restaurants, and coming back to a nice place with great amenities.
Paul and Cathi
Paul and Cathi from the UK
We always travel independently looking to avoid the crowds and commercial tourism. We found Silvia's appartments on the internet and not having visited Rome before we had to rely on reviews to decide where to stay. The Luxury apts & Lofts Palazzo Ciancaleoni situated in the Center of Rome did not disappoint.
Positioned in a quite back street within easy reach of everything in the guide book, this is the perfect lication to explore Rome. Silvia was welcoming and made sure we enjoyed our stay in this magnificent city. The accomadation was comfortable, practical and well presented and just what we needed to enjoy our city break. Although we had taken the bus from the airport, much cheaper than the train, we opted to take up Silvia on her offer to take an organised car on the return leg, which took some of the hasel out of the journey home. All in all a good choice, thanks Silvia.
Family with 2-year old
Charlotte, NC via Long Island, NY
Highly Recommended - Better than a Hotel
I was very skeptical about booking this apartment because I feel that I can't trust the internet and was traveling with my wife and a 2-year old child. However, after reading the reviews apartment's reviews and getting the general impression that Silvia had a better public relations staff than Mary Poppins, I booked the trip.
Silvia is a gracious host and worthy of all the praise bestowed upon her.
The apartment was splendid, well stocked and in a charming part of the City. She respected our privacy and took care of important incidentals, like travel to and from the airport.
The apartment was spacious by European standards and located about a 5 minute walk from the Metro Station and several restaurants. It is fully stocked with utensils and linens and has an oven, refrigerator, television and internet. Laundry is available for a nominal fee.
My wife and I are grateful to the hospitality and will call on Silvia again the next time we are in the eternal city.
I can't recommend this as a choice more highly.
Fantastic Location, loved our time there
My husband and my self stayed in the gold room for one week and found it fantastic. We were met quite late on a sunday and still had all of our questions answered and Silvia answered any questions I had before and during our trip. It was very clean and newly renovated. I loved the little court yard. There are many great restaurants very close and the whole city is with in walking distance. We even took our selves on a walking tour back from the vatican. After that having the ability to soak in a tub was great. My husband is 6'4 and had no issues fitting in the shower. I would not hesitate to stay there again and would recommend her suites to all of my friends and family
Outstanding holiday rental with ancient heritage
Our stay at Palazzo Ciancaleoni was wonderful, Silvia is the best host you can hope for, nothing is any trouble, for Silvia her guests come first. The apartments are more than accommodation, they are a piece of history. The location is excellent, the Coloseum is just a short walk away as are many churches, the Forum and Pallatine. You would be hard pressed to find anything that comes close to Palazzo Ciancaleoni.
Peace and quiet, close to the sights.
A small apartment hidden away on a little side street that is peaceful and quiet because it is too small for cars (but with car access close enough for when you arrive and depart), 2 minutes walk from the Via Cavour underground station, and only 10 minutes walk from the Coloseum and Forum. With a double bed and a sofa bed it is really only suitable for a couple - four people or two people who do not share sleeping arrangements would find it too cramped. Nicely decorated, and clean. Could do with more pots, pans & plates but there is just about enough to cook an evening meal for two. Silvia was very helpful.
Cosy, central apartment
The apartment was pretty just as described - Sylvia was lovely and we had a great time. Easy to walk to the main sights from here. Would go again.
Silvia is amazing & the apt was 99.9%
First of all why 99.9%? The apt is new and there was a small problem that Silvia told us of in advance - we couldn't turn on all of the appliances at once or the fuse would jump. Not a problem since we knew!
The vacation was a 7 night stay for my wife her two sisters and their Mom.
Silvia was amazing for many reasons:
1) She was always available before booking and after check-in to answer any queries.
2) She assisted in making many of the arrangments such as ground transportation from and to the airport.
3) She is honest and voluntered information that we would not of known to ask.
4) She came by on a regular basis to see if anything was needed.
5) The price was fair, up-front with no suprises.
6) She is the ideal hostess.
The apt is located centrally, so their Mom, over 70 yrs old, had no problem getting around.
All-in-all we would recommend her to all.
Very nice apartment with a warm welcome from Silvia to all the family (I appreciate the little bed with the little pillow for my daughter who is 7 months old). The only problem is there are too many things too see in Roma and because the apartment is well situated, I would say one last comment to Silvia...Like terminator says : " I'll be back";-)
One of a kind-Location & Service
We loved the convenience and space provided by renting an apartment and the price worked out to less than a similarly located hotel. The Green Loft is well located for walking everywhere in Historic Rome and if you do get tired and want a ride home, the Metro is one minute away and the apartment positioned between two bus lines. The street is quiet with great access to restaurants and little grocery stores to stock up on household items and even to cook a dinner at home. WiFi connection was excellent and free! Silvia, the owner is a very special lady and went so far above and beyond, we are still talking about the special dinner she arranged for my birthday at La Cisterna in Trestevera. Totally Fun 5 days.
An amazing stay!
What an amazing stay. The apartment is ideally situated so that walking to the various sites is easy. Silvia was such a joy to work with and be around. Her help was so appreciated! I would highly recommend staying here if you are ever in Rome. We are already making plan to return!
Melbourne Victoria Australia
A wonderful Reintroduction to Roma
We stayed here for one week. My teenage daughter slept on the couch in the lounge and I had the bed on the mezzanine floor. The apartment was very comfortable for 2 and would probably fit more. Everything worked well; the location is great; our host Silvia was never far but not intrusive.
Would recommend taking the offered car from the airport - makes the arrival so much easier (we arrived at 5.30am after 24 hour flight).
I would definitely stay here again and I have already recommended Palazzo Ciancaleoni to friends.
If you have any questions before you book just ask Silvia - she answered all mine - and Im glad she did. The seven nights were a great investment.
We recently spent five wonderful days at Palazzo Ciancaleoni flat. Silvia is the best host possible. She met us upon arrival and explained everything. We are a family of four and it worked out perfectly. It was so nice to have a dining room a kitchen and a jaccuzi to relax in -I couldn't get my kids off of it. The kitchen and the welcome pannetone saved us on a night when everything was closed -1st of January!!!
Everything was decorated very nicely and clean.There is everything you probably need such as an iron, a hair dryer,a vacuum ,a dish washer, a cappuccino machine and some basic but enough supplies for breakfast.The place has a very homely feeling,the neighbourhood is absolutely lovely , safe and quiet and very close to Cavour metro which was very practical.The pick up service made our trip very easy and even today that we had to leave very early in the morning-5 o'clock,the gentle chauffeur was there to take us to the airport at the exact minute. We absolutely loved our visit! A little tip...at via dei Serpenti 7, very close to the pallazzo, there is a little pizzeria,not fancy at all but with excellent pizza ,the best we had in Rome (and we had many...).Overall ,everything was great and I thank me ,Silvia and God for that supersmart choice I made!!!
Grazie mille cara Silvia,bacci ai bambini e forse ci vediamo un altra volta.
Tiffany and Dave Kennedy
Great Hostess, Location, and Huge Loft!
Silvia was very helpful with telling us the history of her lofts and she even did our laundry for us which was very much appreciated after already traveling for 8 days! There was champagne there when we arrived and the loft was bigger and better than we thought. The location is right near the Colloseum and in a beautiful alley. The only problems we had were with internet and hot water. Since the loft is very old (but well maintained and up-to-date) the hot water was gone after ~10 mins in the shower. I think the internet problem is fixed now since she now has 2 routers, but at the time we were having trouble connecting. The bottom floor doesnt keep as warm as the top floor, but all in all the loft was a great location, price, and had great accomedations. There is a restraunt down the path of stairs on the right, that we would stay away from. We ordered the steaks and they came back over done and hard to chew, perhaps the pizza is better but after that dinner we didnt chance it. The little cafe on the left had great espressos, cappacinos, and pasteries for a good price. We would definetly come back to Silvia's lofts again next time we are in Rome and recommend it to our friends and family. :)
Gissan and Henke
La Dolce Vita.
Loved the apartment and the location. The manager treated us as if we were old friends and that made us feel like home. It really made the trip to Rome even better.
My husband & I, together with his parents stayed at this incredibly cozy apartment from the 10th-12th of December. We were welcomed with a big smile and great hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed staying at the apartment and our weekend in Rome. It was very central, fresh and tastefully decorated. I love the bathroom! Silvia was an amazing host, very helpful and friendly. We highly recommend this apartment and will definitely stay here again if we ever go back to Rome.
Enjoyable stay in great location
We stayed at Palazzo Ciancaleoni on our first visit to Rome and couldn't have asked for a better location in Rione Monti, close to the Colosseum and Fora Romani, with the metro and many cafes, small restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. The apartment was comfortable and had everything that was needed for our stay of 10 days. The air-conditioning warded off the cold weather of late November and early December and the marble bathroom had a good shower and jacuzzi, complete with a bust of Hadrian. What more could you want!. Silvia and Francesco were attentive hosts and quickly responded to any requests or problems, especially difficulties with internet access, which they worked hard to solve. Someone had mistakenly taken the car that had been booked to pick us up at the airport and Silvia quickly arranged for another. Silvia also provided a free washing service and our clothes came back folded and ironed. Again this extra touch was much appreciated as we had been travelling for some time without access to a washing machine. We enjoyed using the kitchenette for making breakfast and small meals, though the surrounding cafes were also very inviting. Silvia had thoughtfully provided some basic foods eg sugar, pasta, oil, to assist with food preparation. Overall we felt very comfortable and at home in the apartment.
Nido d'amore nella città eterna
Loft bellissimo con ottima accoglienza, discreto, silenzioso e raggiungibile a piedi dalla stazione. E' posto in un punto strategico per raggiungere il centro storico a piedi. Ottima qualit? prezzo.
Helen & Robin
Delightful well located apartment with charming helpful host.
Silvia is a wonderful host who went out of her way to help us. She organised well priced transfers to and from the airport to the apartment. She offered and then organised the necessary advance booking to see the Borghese Gallery and when we asked her to try and organise a viewing of the Palazzo Farnese, while ultimately unsuccessful (you have to book one month in advance) she tried every option to try and get us in, way beyond what we expected. The apartment is well located very close to the Colosseum and Roman forum and minutes from Cavour metro station. It is also well appointed, clean and with efficient internet and good information and maps available. We had a very enjoyable stay in Rome and would return to the apartment in a heartbeat.
We were met at the appartment and check in was great, very easy and everything well explained. Silvia talked all the about the history of the building, which is fascinating! We were given reccomendations of a restaurant for our first evening and details of nearest metro stop etc. The appartment had lovely decor, was very comfortable and well equipped. Although a mirror in the bedroom would have been helpful. Great bath and shower too. Good location for ancient Rome, with the Collosseum easy to walk to. I would come and stay again.
apartment and manager - absolute gems both!
Situated in a small back street yet in walking distance to most attractions [5mins Colesseum 30mins Vatican] these are deligthfully unusual, clean tidy but quite spacious apartments around a central small but charming inner courtyard. Each apartment is different, all have been recently renovated and so are newly decorated, have modern bathrooms etc, include heating/air con, small functional kitchens, wi-fi and are very quiet - so a good night's sleep is almost guarentted. Silvia and her husband are also fantastic - they really could not do enough to help ensure a great stay - ncluding arranging airport transfers and museum entrance bookings. Wonderful. As hardened travellers for personal and business reasons - we are used to all types of accomodation and receptions. In a city like Rome where quality but affordable accomodation can be hard to find without being in a shoebox this was perfect. Cannot recommend highly enough. We will definitely be back.[For ther record we stayed in both the blue and the green rooms - each had it's own charm]
A truly wonrful stay in Rome!
We do love city breaks but this was by far our best yet.
Rome is a beautiful city and although I have been a few times before, it was my husband'and childrens' (age 5 and 8)first time. Sylvia's apartments are perfect and great value too! A really central location and a lovely walk to all the main attractions in Rome..we did take the metro twice, to the Vatican and to Villa Borghese but if you enjoy walking through the streets of Rome as I do, then there really is no need. A great pizza restaurant just at the bottom of the steps beside the building and Sylvia couldn't do enough for us..a great hostess!! We will definately return!!
Greg and Karmen
Awesome Loft in Perfect Location
We stayed at Silvia's loft for 5 nights in October and we could not have asked for a better host and location. Silvia treats you like one of her family while you are there, making sure you are OK and all your needs are met. The loft is beautiful and extreamly well maintained. The location is ideal with a subway station 2 min walk away and Coliseum 10 min walk. Great restaurant just around the corner, Silvia will show you! This will make your Rome holiday perfect.
Great hostess, spacious apartment, great way to end a trip !
My friends and I stayed at the Loft during late October. It was our last stop in a long trip and friendly welcome was just what we needed. The hostess was took care of us and we really appreciated her arranging our ride to the airport on the last day - saving us money and stress ! The apartment was spacious and the bathroom was clean and had music, but the roman head statue in the bath did give us a surprise ! All in all, it was the perfect way to finish a memorable trip ! There is also a great gelato/dessert place close by which we sadly only discovered on our last night
Best Stay in Italy
We loved our stay in the "Red Room" in the Luxury Loft apartments. From the evening when Sylvia met us at the apartment, to our last morning, everything was perfect. The apartment was spotlessly clean and modern, with lots of ancient character on the outside. Nothing was a problem for Sylvia, from organising our transfers, to taking our (5 weeks of) laundry. The location was central, with a Metro around the corner, plus lots of sights within walking distance.
My only hesitation in recommending Luxury Lofts is that if it gets too popular, next time we want to stay there it will be booked out!! :-) (Sorry that's the australian sense of humour!!)
Thanks again to Sylvia & we'll definitely be back,
The allmans (Byron Bay australia) Read more
Response from silvia del guercio - 11/25/2010
Dear Patrice, thanks a lot for your flattering review. Remember that if you will come back in the future you will have a special discount and I will do all possible to reserve one of the two Loft Apartments you like so much.
Thanks again to you and your family.
Victor and Natalia
New York City
Location, comfort, hospitable hostess.
On arrival, we were greeted by Sylvia, who also arranged airport transfer for our family of three. We liked the location, next to metro Cavour and a short walk to the Coliseum and Basilica Sta Maria Maggiore. The apt was comfortable and tastefully decorated. Sylvia was helpful and hospitable. Would recommend without reservation.
We stayed three nights in the Green Loft and loved everything about it - the loft itself, the location, the convenience, and the great host Silvia. Even before we arrived, I could tell from my email interaction with Silvia that this would be a special stay. From arranging a car service from the airport to meeting us at the apartment, and even helping us find alternative accomodation for our return leg to rome when her lofts were all booked out - Silvia is a most enthusiastic, gracious and helpful host. The loft itself is gorgeous and perfect for the two of us - well equipped, comfortable and spotlessly clean. Loved that we felt like part of a local neighbourhood while still within easy walk of the main attractions and with close access to the metro. It is a very quiet area, slightly bohemian, with lots of restaurants, artisan studios and shops nearby. We frequented the local fruit and veg shop, bakery and alimentari regularly during our stay, and so did not try any of the local restaurants. If ever we return to Rome, staying at Palazzo Ciancaleoni will be one of the things we will look forward to - and Silvia will be the first person I contact!
Great Location Great Stay!
It is a remodeled historical building. The location is great, and the unit is clean. The manager Silvia is very nice and helpful. She also arranged the transportation for our early arrival and super early departure. Highly recommend!
More than we expected - Gacious host!
Silvia is a fantastic host! She is thoughtful and helpful. And, an absolute wealth of knowledge about all that is Italy: history, policics, tourism etc. If you go to Rome, you must stay at the Loft apt in Palazzo Ciancaleoni.
The apartment was clean, well appointed, great bathroom. All that you need is there. And the location - can't beat it! Close to the subway, walking distance to many sights.
And did I mention how fabulous Silvia is...
Highly recommended for a Rome getaway.
Auckland New Zealand
Our stay was fantastic! Sylvia was so helpful, kind and welcoming! The apartment was clean, spacious and in a great central location. Couldn't have wished for more! Sylvia was the best! Sylvia organised a driver to pick us up from the airport and met us at Midnight(We were very late). Thanks so much, you really made our Rome experience fantastic!!
Christ Church, Barbados
Best Value we found in Italy!
We spent 4 nights in Rome. Silvia arranged everything from the pick up at the airport to our visit to Villa Borghese. She even changed our flowers and arranged laundry for us, over and beyond! The apartment was fantastic, clean, modern and in a quiet street, near enough to the metro, lots of good restaurants and walking distance to most major sites.
Fantastic Family Friendly Luxury Lofts
We recently ended our Italian vacation with a week in Silvia's Luxury Loft. We were greeted enthusiastically by Silvia - who we nicknamed Saint Silvia - and her partner and treated to a complementary bottle of bubbles. The location of the apartment is second to none, within walking distance to all of the major attractions, transport, shopping and restaurants. The area is very safe and relatively traffic free we felt completely at home walking the streets at all hours. Even the restaurant which is located at the bottom of the steps was very well priced, had great service and good food. The apartment itself was very clean, secure, beautifully renovated and well appointed - it truly was a pleasure to stay in the luxury loft. Finally nothing was too much trouble for Silvia, even our washing was taken care of and we were given a taxi to the airport for an unheard of 30 euro. We highly recommend staying in these apartments. Thanks Silvia we look forward to staying with you in the near future.
Wonderful hospitality and location
We loved our stay in Rome. Silvia was a very generous host giving us information about the area and City, offering to make bookings and giving us a lovely bottle of Prosecco to celebrate our arrivial. The Blue apartment was beautifully decorated and comfortable even with the five of us and the children appreciated the Wifi. You can walk to all attractions in Central Rome and the local ara has a lot ofcharacter and some good restaurants and bakery. Hopefully one day we can return and see the archaeological diggings. Thank you Silvia
I can't say enough about Silvia's warm welcome or her lovely apartment. We were the first ones to stay in the "red" apartment which was nice for us older "honeymooners". The apartment is on the second floor and while we always used the outside staircase in the terrace once we were ensconsed, the brand new elevator was great for bringing luggage up and down.
The neighborhood was both a "neighborhood" but centrally located. The apartment itself was quiet and open-feeling.
If I had to make one negative comment is was that the restaurant around the corner at the bottom of the stairs was nothing great although the people were friendly.
I would definitely stay at Silvia's again -- without hesitation -- and as soon as possible although I hate the fact that this glowing recommendation will make it less available.
Ideal place to stay for a long weekend. Easy access to all areas of the city and not far to walk to the nearest Metro station. Lovely apartment, just right for 2, although we shared with our grown up kids - they slept on the sofa bed without complaint!
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Our stay for 5 nights in Rome was perfect! I traveled with my husband and my 2 ½ years and initially had doubts about staying at a hotel or an apartment. Honestly the choice was great, the department where we were, the Blue Loft is beautiful. The next time you go to Rome I will contact directly with Silvia, without hesitation. Silvia's attention from the start was excellent, we went to look for the Termini station with her husband and took us to the department, we were greeted with a message of welcome, champagne, with food and drink on the shelf in the refrigerator, ideal to us that we got a rainy day to night. He was always attentive to our needs.
The department's location is excellent, a few meters from Cavour station and very close to the coliseum. In the surrounding area is full of restaurants and mecados very important to us that we were with a baby.
The value for money definitely exceeds those of a hotel with the added convenience of a much larger and quieter, with all services, cable TV, air conditioning, jacuzzi, internet.
100% recommend accommodation in the department, we really feel at home! Silvia Thanks for everything!
Response from silvia del guercio - 10/12/2010
thanks dear Laura for your flattering review. Kissis. Silvia
South West England
Fab 5 Days In Rome
We spent 5 nights in the Blue Loft as part of a 40th birthday treat for my husband. We arranged the taxi service through Silvia to collect us from the airport, and despite our flight being delayed, the taxi was waiting for us and dropped us right to the front door of the apartment. Silvia was awaiting for us on arrival and showed us around the cool, charmingly furnished apartment where she had also left a bottle of chilled Prosecco, which was a lovely touch and start to our stay in Rome.
We found the apartment located well, not far to walk to some of the main attractions (or metro station if you do not like walking) and in an area which was not too touristy and had plenty of restaurants for evening meals.
The apartment was also lovely and quiet with no traffic noise, and well equipped if you wanted to cook in the evening.
We would definitely return here if coming back to Rome! Thank you Silvia and Francesco.
Comfortable convenient oasis in Rome
Our holiday in Rome was made really special by our wonderful accomodation in a convenient location to many famous attractions. Silvia the owner was an extremely friendly and helpful host. She had many recommendations of things to do, volunteered to book many of these attractions and even walked us to the metro on the last day with tickets to Termini where we were going to catch the regional train. We highly recommend the green loft for your stay in Rome. Denise Taylor
Wellington, New Zealand
The apartment was fantastic, in a great location in the Monti district which is full of beautiful boutique stores and great restaurants. Close to lots of the main attractions, walking distance to the Colosseum etc. 2 mins walk to metro.
Apart from great location, apartment was a fantastic loft style. Comfortable bed and great bathroom, very clean and tidy.
Silvia was fantastic to deal with, speaks great English, warm welcome and provided great info on getting around etc.
Highly reccommend using the car service she offers to and from airport as the apartment would have been difficult to find otherwise and it's great value for money also.
Two boys from Sydney.
Whoever stays here can consider him/her self very lucky!!!
We are form Sydney, Australian. I went to Rome for the first time with my partner and stay for a week at the green loft. Oh my God, what an experience. My partner and I kept pinching ourselves when we got there. We couldn't have picked a better place and area to stay. Silvia's hospitality is hard to find anywhere else in the world. My partner and I will remember our trip to Rome for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much Silvia, you are one in a million.
avoid the hassle and book a pick up service from the airport. Silvia will organize it for you!!! :)
Steve & Kath
Excellent accommodation with warm, friendly & helpful owner
This accommodation is a hidden gem and exceeded our expectations in terms of location, comfort and value. Being less than 10 minutes walk from the Colosseum and only 15 minutes from Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps it is an ideal location to explore the delights of Rome's main tourist attractions. If you want to venture further afield there is a Metro station within 5 minutes walk.
The owner, Silvia, is absolutely brilliant. Before we set off for Rome she arranged private car transport from the airport at a cost of only 35 Euros (the train to Termini Station costs 15 Euros each) and once we were there she was a fountain of knowledge to enable us to get the most out of our visit, including organising visits to Borghese Gallery and Rome Museums. In addition, she recommended local restaurants that proved to be very good and certainly cheaper than restaurants in the main tourist areas.
When we return to Rome we will certainly stay with Silvia again and would highly recommend this accommodation to family and friends.
Fantastic location and passionate hostess
The apartment is in great location - surrounded by history and close to everything. It is quite small but very comfortable, and Silvia really made us feel at home. Would definitely stay there again. Read more
Response from silvia del guercio - 09/19/2010
Dear Jill, i am happy you had a good stay.
The apartment is NOT "QUITE SMALL", because it is 53 mq!
(You probalily want to say that the BALCONY is "quite small")
I had many families with TWO children and nobody told that.
I booked this apartment for a surprise trip to Rome for my boyfriend's birthday and we loved every minute of it!
The apartment was absolutely perfect - easy to get to (we walked from the train station after taking the shuttle bus from Ciampino airport) and in a fantastic location, walking distance from all the main sights. It definitely has the wow factor with the entrance courtyard, mezzanine bedroom and jacuzzi bath.
Silvia was very kind and welcoming on our arrival, and had been extremely helpful throughout the booking process.
We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay and only hope we can return to Rome very soon!
La Dolcevita at the Palazzo Ciancaleoni
The first time I went to Rome, I had stayed with my sister, who was living there at the time. The second time, I stayed at Sylvia's blue loft, which was just like being with family ;-) Her genuine concern for and care of her guests, goes way beyond the necessary or expected.
As you can already read by the many rave reviews - the loft is stylish, comfortable and ideally situated.
If you want to see Roma, follow the your guide book. If you want to experience Roma, then explore and enjoy the neighborhood. There are literally, so many beautiful churches, piazzas, restaurants and shops in Monti. By the 3rd day, the café already knew our breakfast order!
And if Silvia offers you suggestions as to car services, art galleries, restaurants,etc... please do consider them, for she really has your best interest at heart and you will not be dissapointed!!!
I could not fathom returning to Rome and not staying with Silvia..of course hoping she will have us :-)
Steve and Lissa
Wonderful Welcome to Italy from Sylvia
My family of 4 stayed in Sylvia's Blue room for 4 nights when we arrived in Rome and 1 night in the Green room, when we left Italy. Sylvia was wonderful and very hospitable, arranging for transportation from the airport to the apartment. She welcomed us upon arrival & spent time showing us the apartment & providing the history of the basement. She walked us down to where we could access wifi & provided lunch vouchers at a nearby cafe.
Sylvia even did our laundry, bringing it back the next day, freshly laundered and folded. She also provided printouts of information as we were celebrating our daughter's 14th birthday. Crisp linen towels, robes and a well equipped kitchen.
Ideal location within a short walk to the Cavour train stop, 1 stop from Termini and the Colloseo. .
On our return, Sylvia met us again at the apartment and welcomed us back like an old friend. We ventured out immediately and upon return, very late, the fold out bed was all ready for us as Sylvia had returned to make the bed.
As we left, Sylvia returned to say goodbye. We were short a few Euro, for the ride to the airport, and Sylvia insisted on giving us $10 E to help us return home.
The experience and hospitality that Sylvia provided was a wonderful way to begin and end an incredible trip to Italy.
Thank you so much, Sylvia. When we return to Rome, we will return to your apartment!
Keith and Hazel
London, United Kingdom
Great location, brilliant hosts
We stayed in the Green Room and found it to be just as described. The apartment is beautifully decorated and had every thing we needed and more.It is very central for sight seeing - within walking distance of many sights including the Colosseum, Roman Forum and train station. Both Silvia and Franchesco were extremely kind and helpful, this extended to before our arrival until our departure. If in the future we return to Rome we would definatley re book with Silvia.
Great Stay in Rome
We had a wonderful stay at Silvia's place for 11 nights. She provided more than expected services. I agreed with other reviwers that she treated customers like friends. She treated us for a breakfast on arrival. She helped us bought train tickets before our arrival. We stayed for 10 nights then left for the North and came back to Rome for one more night. She accomodated for the 11th night which meant another cleaning for just one night. The apartment matched the pictures and description. It was nicely decorated and new. The location was great. It was within walking distance to lot of historical sites. It is a 5 min walk to Cavour metro station, one stop away from the central transportation hub,Terminus. Internet cafe, restaurants, cafes and two grocery stores are within the neighborhood. Supermarket is within walking distance too. It looked far on the map but was a short walk. We used the shuttle service as recommended by Silvia on the apt description. She did not make money from it. She reserved for the services. We paid similar price as train fare but got the door to door services. Thanks Silvia for providing such great apt.
Simply the Best
Where do I start...Firstly a huge thank you to Silvia and Franchesco for going out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible for my family and I. The apartment was amazing! Down a quite road away from the hustle and bustle, where you could go and relax after a hectic day. Simple but more than enough, very tastefully decorated. everything was within walking distance, the coloseum, the ruins, the Trevi Fountain etc...I would definately reccommend anyone to stay here, you will not be disappointed.
P.S I hope you enjoyed you curry.
Nice Place, Great owner
We stayed at the blue apartment of Palazzo Ciacaleoni for a week in July. The apartment was in exact condition as described at Fipkey, clean, and comfortable for 3 of us. The kitchen is equipted quite well, so we cooked our meal often. Everything was in order, but the most important thing was unlimited hospitality Silvia and Francesco offered to us. They treated us like old friends with warm and happy mind. I can say they are real Roman who love their city and guests very much.
got picked up by the private taxi guy, he seemed unsure of where we were going but he made a couple of calls and within 30 min we were at our apartment with Silivia waiting to greet us and show us to our apartment.
lovely, clean place. Silivia sorted out any problems, concerns we had, gave us information re Rome.
there was a large, comfortable king size bed upstairs and a large pull out sofa bed in the main room.
the kitchen had been stocked up with essentials, which was good, supermarket not to far. Silvia, i hope you still enjoying your british tea.
in love with rome
what a gem
We spent an incredible week in Rome, July 2-9 (3 young adults and me, mom) staying in the lovely loft at Palazzo Ciancaleoni. The apartment was well layed out and very comfortable, and as it was July the air conditioning was very welcome. The loft is attractively decorated, and had many extra thoughtful amenities; some basic food items, linen towels, great guidebooks, and most of all Sylvia, who showed us about on the first day, and treated us like honored guests. The location is spectacular, within 5 minutes walk of the subway, 8 minutes to the Coliseum and the Forum, and very near many other "must sees". The neighborhood is charming, and inviting, and the beautiful long steps up the back entrance to the apartment charmed us each time we walked them. Sylvia also arranged our car ride to and from the airport with a very competent service costing us less than any other option available. Rome was fantastic, and it would not have felt nearly as warm and gracious had we stayed anywhere else than our loft in Palazzo Ciancaleoni.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Perfect location and fantastic hosts
We stayed at the Palazzo Ciancaleoni for 4 nights in the beginning of July with our 2 year old baby boy. It was a fantastic and perfect choice! I found this place by chance on the internet and it turned out to be a winner!! Fantastic location, in a lovely central but not at all touristy neighborhood. Silvia and Francesco are wonderful people and outstanding hosts and the apartment was perfect for our needs.
The apartment is located in an ancient, beautifully decorated and perfectly kept building in a quite street in Monti, 5 minutes from the Coliseum, surrounded by plenty of great restaurants, cafes and beautiful boutique shops. We loved it.
We will definitely come back to Rome and stay at Silvia's apartment again soon
Silvia has created a wonderful place to stay in one of Europe's most interesting cities. The flat is on two levels, with a bedroom and walk-in wardrobe upstairs and the rest of the amenities downstairs. The flat has everything you could ever want for a city break, close to a metro station and bus stops and surprisingly quiet as the street its on is a no-through road. The little touches really set it apart from the rest, like the radio in the bathroom or the retro TV. The apartment was extremely well maintained, clean and fresh with new hand towels every day. And Silvia is wonderfully friendly, giving us vouchers and discounts for local eateries to get us through the first day.
I cannot recommend it highly enough; if you plan to visit Rome, look no further.
Great apartment in great location
We stayed in this apartment for 4 nights and absolutely loved the apartment and the location. Would highly recommended to everyone execept to families with babies/toddlers or people with mobility issues (lots of steps). Read more
Response from silvia del guercio - 07/12/2010
Dear Sari, thanks a lot for your positive judgment about your stay in Ciancaleoni. But I do not agree about the fact my loft you occupied is not recommended for family with babies or people with mobility problems. I have to underline that two comfortable beds, the Kitchen corner, living and dining corners and the bathroom are at the ground level (35 square meters). Upstairs there are only a space (17 square meters) with the other two beds. I hope to have you and your family as guest again in the future.
Attilio De Renzis
A very nice holiday in Rome
Ho trascorso con la mia famiglia 4 splendide giornate a Roma. Merito principale va alla città, splendida per il suo fascino ed i soui monumenti, ma devo ringraziare la proprietaria dell'appartamento Ciancaleoni (blue loft) per l'ospitalità ed il trattamento a 5 stelle riservatoci nel suo bel loft. Appartamento molto carino, ristrutturato da poco, comodo per 4 persone e soprattutto a due passi dal centro strocio: il Colosseo è raggiungibile in 10 minuti a piedi! (non è uno scherzo). Molto gradevole e vivibile anche il Rione Monti all'interno del quale è sito il loft, con una vita di "quartiere" che non pensavo potesse ancora esistere in una metropoli come Roma. Molto gradita anche l'offerta del "lunch" di benvenuto in un grazioso locale a 30 metri dall'appartamento.
La proprietaria è molto premurosa con i suoi ospiti ed il prezzo per il soggiorno è assolutamente conveniente rispetto ad un hotel/albergo. Spero di poter tornare presto a Roma: di sicuro chiederò di questo appartamento e della signora Silvia...
Consiglio vivamente a tutti.
Attilio De Renzis .
I spent four nice days in Rome with my family. Rome is a beautiful and fascinating city, but the credit goes also to the treatment reserved for us by the owner of the apartment Ciancaleoni: Very nice apartment, recently renovated, comfortable for 4 people and above all a short distance from the center: the Coliseum is a 10 minute walk! (no joke). Very pleasant to live the Monti district, within which is located the loft, with a life of "neighborhood" that I thought might still exist in a city like Rome. Much appreciated the offering of "lunch" welcome in a nice local 30 meters from the apartment.
The owner is very caring with his guests and the price for the stay is definitely cheaper than a hotel or hostel. I hope to return soon in Rome certainly ask this apartment and Silvia ...
I recommend to everyone.
A intimate and beautiful apartment in Rome
The apartment was quirky, beautiful and a joy to stay in. Extras such as hidden speakers allowing you to listen to music whilst showering were really appreciated. The apartment we stayed in was the 'green' one and we loved it. Set in a narrow cobbled street and very close to restaurants, cafes, a lovely little square and an amazing gelateria. Very romantic, intimate and loved the mezzanine bedroom. Read more
Response from silvia del guercio - 06/29/2010
thank you so much for your flattering Rewiew on Flipkey.
I hope you will be again my Guest in Rome as an old friend.
Couldn't have been better - apartment was great, location was great, and Silvia made everything easy.
Deerfied Beach, Florida
This place was perfect for us.
The location is perfect. Within walking distance to the Colosseum and close to a Metro stop. We walked everywhere while we stayed here. The neighborhood was nice with terrific options for dining. The apartment looks exactly like the pictures. We especially enjoyed the comfortable bed and jacuzzi tub. The owner, Silvia, was outstanding. She made us feel as if we were old friends. When we return to Rome we wouldn't consider staying anywhere else. We loved the privacy and autononmy - while it was only for 4 days we got a good taste of living in Rome.
Ps - Silvia, Thank you so much for setting up the car service for the airport. It was a nice way to start a very long day. xoxo
I would recommend this apartment as an ideal place to stay in Rome. It is very central, close to a metro station, and in a nice area. The owners were very heplful and friendly. The apartment is beautifully decorated and is in a secure building. It was good value for money.
Johannesburg South Africa
Great value for money
The accommodation was outstanding. It was reasonably priced, spacious, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. It was obviously recently renovated as it was in immaculate condition. We loved the very old building which blended so well with the renovated entrance to the apartment and the apartment itself. We also liked the trendy neighborhood around the apartment with its many restaurants and found it very conveniently situated.
A cozy, clean and central stay
I stayed at Silvia together with my mom for three nights. The apartment we rented was newly renovated and was very clean and tidy and was personally decorated. Silvia was very nice to us and made us feel welcome.
The apartment was located in walking distance from all major historical attractions like Colloseum, Forum Romanum, Spanish steps, Fontana di Trevi, Vatican State etc.
All this and a very nice weather made our stay really good. If I come back to Rome again I will most definately stay at Silvias! Read more
Response from silvia del guercio - 06/07/2010
i will be very happy if come again.
Thank you for your flattering Rewiew.
Stowmarket, Suffolk, England
First class apartment in central Rome
The apartment was perfect for us, in the oldest part of Rome, close to the metro and busses. Silvia and Francesco are perfect hosts, they left us essentials in the kitchen and an umbrella as it was raining the first day. They also provided us with a map and brochures of Rome. Spacious lounge dining area, good size bathroom with shower and jacuzzi, spacious bedroom on mezanine floor with a massive very comfortable double bed.
Would recommend anyone to stay here, it's better than a hotel. We had our meals in the Trattoria Al Tettarello, at the bottom of the stairs from Via Ciancaleoni who are very friendly and serve fantastic food, but you need to make a reservation as they are very busy.
Silvia arranged for us to be collected from the airport, the drive through Rome is certainly an experience! and they also drove us to the railway station to catch the train to Venice.
Fantastic hosts for a fantastic apartment, would certainly stay there again. Read more
Response from silvia del guercio - 06/07/2010
Thank you so mich, dear Elaine and dear Peter, for you flattering rewiew.
Hope see you again.
Great accomodation, central location, helpful owner.
The service we received here was excellent. Met at the property were everything was explained, fresh towels daily. Also, when we were looking like we would be stranded by the volcanic ash, owner was very helppful with allowing us to stay longer if neccessary.
Great location near metro and within 15 miutes easy walk of all the main sites.
Lots of restaurants nearby, and a smashing little pizzeria at the bottom of the steps.
Overall, a wonderful place to stay.
It doesn't get better than this!
Everything about our stay exceeded our expectations: located on a perfect little quiet street with a stairway at the end, nice little cafes and restaurants nearby, within easy walking distance to many sites.
The living room had two twin beds (one daybed and one fold-out futon) and the loft a king-sized bed -- perfect for our 4 person family! Little kitchenette, nice jacuzzi tub, small balcony, everything we could possibly have needed was there. And the price just couldn't be beat -- WOW! -- less than half as much as the family room at the Hilton Garden Inn at the airport.
Not only will I recommend this apartment to anyone traveling to Rome, but now my daughter is convinced she needs a month-long stay. When it comes time to planning that, you can bet I'll call Silvia.
New Orleans, LOUISIANA
ROMAntic LOCATION & Great Hospitality....gets 5 stars from me!
This was my second time to Rome, but the first time, a few years back, I
just stayed in a larger Hotel, but this time I was searching for something
different. This time, w/ my wife 7 months pregnant and us on our "baby-
moon", I knew I wanted to combine great LOCATION w/ ROMANTIC....and it
was all that!
Staying in Silvia & Francesco's well-furnished and culturally rich flat was a
great experience, that we'd do again and refer our closest friends to.
LOCATION: it was hard to beat! Big Hotels even have a hard time getting a
better location, as they need to use so much space, but this flat was ideally
tucked away in a quaint neighborhood that was hard to believe was just
minutes away from the Metro line, and major attractions like the Colosseum
and Trevi Fountain!
ROMAntic: Near some great little streets, where we were able to have our
price-included leisurely lunch at an amazing BIO/Organic Cafe', which was
a hit w/ my wife!! (and has free wifi there)...as well as has little book stores,
pizzerias, and mini-grocers nearby as well.
**Most of all, we really appreciated that the owners are really into
Hospitality (not just making money), and were engaged in the process,
seeking to ensure we had a pleasant experience. They were easily available
by email, phone, and in person. Great Couple!! they helped us find the
place on arrival as well as set up our airport transfer too. They surpassed
my expectations of what a Vacation rental owner might do, given that there
is a bit more freedom in this arena than w/ hotels perhaps. And of course
they speak English, which is a relief, enjoy your stay and tell them Hello
-Peter & wife:)
Ciancaleoni 2 - "A personal experience of Roman past and present
Ciancaleoni 2 is a beautiful apartment within a historic part of Rome. The owners Francesco and Silvia have created a beautiful modern holiday apartment - one which marries together old historic Rome with modern luxury. The marble traditional roman bath with jaccuzzi is a good example of this. Underneath the apartment are some original roman frecos and the ownners were more than happy to show this to me. A very detailed infromation book about the history of the area was provided as was information about getting out and about in the local area. The appartment is very close to the centre of Rome and many of the Roman historical sites are within walking distance. The Colloseum is only a 10 minute walk from the apartment!
I stayed over the Christmas period and New Year and I could not find more helpful and welcoming hosts such as Francesco and Silvia. Their love for Rome is evident in the apartment and they truly went out of their way to make me comfortable. I was welcomed with a bottle of Italian champagne and I was also provided with salt from the dead sea for the jaccuzzi.
A wonderful apartment, wonderful hosts, a superb Roman holiday - value for money. I will not hesitate to stay there again! Thank you Franceso and Sivia for your hard work!
Merecedes Perez Iraola
Very nice appartment
We stayed a whole week at the appartment in Caiancaleoni, near the colisseo in Rome. The appartment was very clean and nice. Placed in the center of the city, in a very quiet neighbourhood! we had all the facilities for a nice staying at the appartment, tdt, blankets, things to cook in the kitchen and even a jacuzzi at the bathroom!
We higly recommend this appartment for people to stay over there.
We could not have been more pleased with this accomodation from the helpfulness of the manager Silvia to the peaceful accomodations. We would definitely stay here again and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful, comfortable stay in the Rome's centre, near Stazione Termini and legendary Via Panisperna. The apartment is incredibly well equipped, and decorated with exquisite taste. This flat is in one of Rome's most ancient building. Every apartment is characterized by a color. We stayed in the blue one.The bedroom is on the mezanine. The bathroom is in travertino marble and with idromassaggio. Fully equipped kitchen.
wanderful stay in Rome
This apartament, or rather this villa in the quiet area of Rome, is an oasis of peace and tranquility in the heart of the city. The room we had was amazing, with all facilities we could come to expect and wish for. It lies a 10-minute walk from Colosseum, 3 minute walk from metro-station which takes you all the way to the historical centre of Rome and back. We have no hesitation in saying that this accomodation is a Must on anyone's stay in Rome!