This bright and comfortable flat is on the 2nd floor (no elevator) of an ancient building, belonging to the 1600's.It has original ceiling frescos from 18th Century and it is located in one of the most typical areas in Rome: Borgo Pio, in the Vatican district. The name origin is Burg, meaning a small village.
It is composed of 2 double rooms (1 room has a bed on a mezzanine), a spacious living room with a sofa double-bed and a table with chairs, a kitchen and a bathroom. It can sleep up to 6 people. It is decorated in an antique manner with its huge bookcase (hand-made by the owner which is a talented restorer) and its frames, all in bohemian style.
Borgo Pio includes the most important monuments of the ancient Rome and stay nearby other characteristic place of Rome: St.Peter Square, Vatican Museums and St.Angel Castle are 1 minute walk, Trastevere is 5 minutes walk and also Navona Square, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Spanish Steps are reachable in maximum 10 mins. Bus stops and metro stop (Ottaviano) are at walking distance and will enable you to reach all other Rome major sites/museums including Colosseum, Borghese Gallery, St. Clemente Church, St. John Basilica very easily.
The street where “Fresco’s place” is located gives the name to the entire area: Borgo Pio. This area is bordered by Vatican City (Saint Peter's Square) to the west, the Tiber to the east, Prati to the north, the quartiere Aurelio to the southwest and Trastevere to the south. The main roads run east-west and (with the noteworthy exception of the modern Via della Conciliazione) are not named Vie (streets), but Borghi, such as small villages.
The street of “Fresco’s place” is mainly pedestrian which gives calmness both during the day and at night and is plenty of restaurants, gelato shops and bars. You will be delighted by the typical atmosphere, by the characteristic paving and by the hidden corners of this area…you will feel like staying in a village in the centre of the Eternal City!
Shopping is also possible in the nearby Via Cola di Rienzo and Via Ottaviano, with beautiful and trendy shops and boutiques as well as historical coffee shops and Typical Italian products shops.
You can cook and eat your own meals thanks to the fully-equipped kitchen with many cooking basics.
The loft has free of charge WI-FI, hair-dryer, TV, DVD, radio, cotton towels and bed linens, final cleaning: all included in the rent. At footsteps from the main door you can find supermarket, typical Italian food shops, banks, tobacconist, cafeterias, restaurants, gelato shops and many other shops!
The flat is easily accessible from both airports (Fiumicino-Ciampino) and from the Termini Central Station.
We can book a transfer for you upon request, price varies, inquiry for further information! Parking is available in the streets around the area (1 euro/1 hour or 4 euro/8 hours)
We can take special requests and help make your stay comfortable and relaxing, please ask us!
SERVICES INCLUDED: Wi-Fi Internet connection, and heating, 2 towels per person, bed linens, washing machine, coffee and tea, sugar, soaps and final cleaning. For long stays, changing of whites is every 7 days.
CHECK- IN AND CHECK - OUT
Check-in is usually at 1pm. Check out is usually at 10am. Upon availability, we can agree a different timing. For check-in after 10pm there's an additional fee of 10 euro.
Left on 04/24/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 24, 2014Stayed Apr 2014
This is a great apartment that had everything we needed and is in an amazing location. It is clean and has plenty of room for up to about 5-6 people and antonio was very easy to contact and made us feel very welcome. Highly recommended!
Left on 04/17/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 17, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
I couldn't ask more from this place! Clean, cozy, great atmosphere (with frescos!!!), and the best location...we could reach the Vatican in less than 1 minute as well as Castel Sant'Angelo.
Antonio was very welcoming and polite and we really flet like home!
Thanks, we will go back and visit you again and again!
Left on 04/10/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 10, 2014Stayed Apr 2014
Antonio was great. The flat was very central... within minutes of Vatican City! There are several restaurants and shops near by too! We had everything we needed... Hair dryer, towels, linens, outlets, hot showers... We had the whole flat to ourselves! It was a delight! Antonio was very welcoming even though we showed up late. We had his contact information if we needed anything, but nothing came up. A great stay at a wonderful flat in Rome! Thank you antonio!
Left on 04/10/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 10, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
Stepping into antonio's apartment was like stepping into the heart of Rome. The decor is perfectly artistic and ramshackle in all the right places making you feel immediately part of your own Roman, Hemingway-esque novel. The buzz of Borgo Pio floats up from the street, a mixture of restaurant chatter and accordion music whilst the frescoed ceiling and detailed floor tiles further remind you there is only one city in the world where you could be. If you're a 'foody' just near Santa Maria in Trastevere we stumbled upon a great place called 'Augusto' on Piazza De Renzi - no frills, brilliant food. There is a lovely patisserie on Borgo Pio where you can buy all sorts of delicious things for a truly italian calazione. Antonio is a lovely person, very polite and welcoming! Thanks for all!
Left on 10/08/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 8, 2013Stayed Oct 2013
Antonio is a nice man.His apartment is very well located, near the Vatican, in a levily and pleasant street. However, the apartment did not have wifi, i need to learn about the city, the TV and the fridge was a little dirty. Apart from that nothing to say about the pretty and typical Italian decor
Left on 09/17/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 17, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
I pretty much liked everything about this apartment: its central location, the place itself, the hospitality of antonio. It's comfortable and the living room with its frescoes is quite impressive. Perfect for spending a couple of days in Rome. I totally recommend it!
Left on 09/05/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 5, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
When it comes to a Rome flat location, Vatican Fresco flat is the best! So close to the Vatican, Tiber, sites and wonderful dining options... Antonio was very welcoming and offered excellent advice for getting around Rome.
The area is just perfect, it's like a small countryside village but down town..can you believe that?!? Amazing!
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