- Room Type:Entire Apartment
- Max Guests:6
- Min Stay:2
- Pets Allowed:No
- dining room
- books for kids
- books for adults
- dvd player
- cd player
- hair dryer
- towels provided
- basic soaps
- parking on street
- sofa bed
- iron & board
- local maps
- wireless internet
- air conditioning
- linens provided
- washing machine
- toilet paper
- coffee maker
- 4 ring stove
- cooking utensils
- dishes & utensils
- car optional
- children welcome
- long-term renters welcome
- low allergen environment
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- events allowed
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- living room
Splendid apartment, comfortable and centrally, between St. Peter - Spanish Steps
In downtown Rome, few steps from Piazza Navona, St. Peter’s and the Vatican, and from Spanish Steps, and in the heart of the roman shopping district, on the fourth floor of a prestigious building from the early 20th century, with elevator and door …
Excellent location, easy to walk everywhere in Rome. Quiet at night in a genteel neighbourhood. The apartment was super clean, very comfortable beds (very firm) - looks just like the pictures. . Very spacious allowing for a family to not feel cramped. We loved the original art on the walls, the tall ceilings and the privacy (no road noise). Giovanni was welcoming and arranged car service from the airport. We highly recommend this comfortable and convenient apartment.
This apartment was recommended to us by our daughter who enjoyed a week there a couple of years ago. It didn't disappoint. My husband, my brother and I spent a wonderful week in this charming apartment. Its versatile floor plan allowed my brother the privacy of a large bedroom/en suite with separate entrance, and to join my husband and I for meals and relaxing together.
Everything we needed was provided. Full washing facilities: washing machine, iron, ironing board (no dryer, but a large portable clothesline with pegs); dishwasher; fully equipped kitchen (if one could be bothered cooking with all those wonderful restaurants and delis a few steps away from the front door). The furnishings were elegant, comfortable and the apartment spotlessly clean.
And, NOT least, free and strong WiFi connection to all our electronic gadgets.
The location was perfect for us. The area was not clogged by tourists; the many shops and restaurants suited us exactly. We were able to walk to many famous sites and catch the metro to those a bit further afield. In the evenings we strolled by the Tiber where there were market stalls and entertainers.
Giovanni is an excellent host; emailing us detailed instructions to make sure we found the place; meeting us on arrival, explaining everything we needed to know (including how to work the beautiful, antique lift) and where all the best eating places are. He also organised our transport back to the airport after an all too short visit to Rome.
I would certainly recommend this apartment to family and friends; indeed I hope to return there myself in the not too distant future!
Jo Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We were very fortunate to find Casa Visconti. We stayed here for 4 nights -- our first time in awe-inspiring Rome! The location was very central and convenient-one can take a leisurely walk to St. Peters Basilica, while walking through a major road, lined with many stores and cafes. The apartment is near Castel Sant'Angelo, and one can also walk to Plaza Navona, the Pantheon, Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. There is easy access to the metro as well.
The apartment was clean and orderly. The high ceilings added to the spaciousness and elegance of the place, and aptly decorated. We were comfortable throughout our stay. We were not able to use the kitchen facilities—by choice—as we ate out all the time for all meals. But should you decide to ‘eat in’ there will be sufficient amenities for your use.
Very safe location. Every day we came back close to midnight and we felt safe all the time in our walks.
The owners, Giovanni and Paola, were truly a pleasure to deal with, right from the beginning when contracts were being drawn and throughout our entire stay. Giovanni was consistently responsive to EVERY inquiry I sent by email. Every question I sent was answered promptly and with careful detail---I really appreciated this. We emailed back and forth about arrangements, directions to the place, and he even sent information about the best train to take to get from Venice to Rome.
Giovanni welcomed us at the doorstep upon our arrival and first oriented us to directions for the major sites in Rome. He showed us the apartment—how to operate the lift (which was nifty at a hundred years old—but worked just perfect!). He also made suggestions for good chocolate, wine and cheese shops, as well as good restaurants. He was available by email or text throughout our stay.
Giovanni personally made the airport transfer for our early morning flight at 6:45 am—He drove from his house to pick us up at 4 am promptly and got us safely to the airport on time. He was a pleasant person to speak with –he felt more of a family host than just a mere proprietor.
It was a very pleasant first time visit to Rome, albeit too short a stay. Four days is a bit cramped, but we made the best of those four days and saw the major sites. We would not have stayed anywhere else and would come back again and stay here if given the chance. We would highly recommend Casa Visconti! Thank you, Giovanni and Paola for a wonderful stay!
-Cristina and Reo
We were in Rome for a week with our two adult daughters. It was a great pleasure for us to stay in the Sant'Angelo Plus apartment. This is in fact a combination of two apartments with a connecting door. Our daughters had their own bedroom and bathroom, separated from the bigger apartment with kitchen, living room and, of course, bedroom and bathroom for the parents.
Everything you need for your stay is there - fully equipped kitchen (but no microwave in Sant'Angelo Plus), bathroom including washing machine, and really enough space for all of us. You should know that Sant'Angelo Plus has windows only to an inner courtyard, therefore don't expect spectacular views.
The apartment is located on the fourth floor. There is an elevator available, so that's not an issue.
The house is quiet, seems to be safe (doors were locked, and in the daytime there was even a concierge). A supermarket is around the corner, and it's well-located for all the sightseeing trips you might want to do in Rome. You can reach a lot of the places of interest by feet within 15-30 minutes (especially the Vatican area, the Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo, Villa Borghese, ..), but it's also no problem to use public transportation. Metro station and bus stops are near-by; the busses come really often and we never had to wait for more than 5 minutes.
We bought a roma pass that includes a three day ticket for the busses, and that worked out fine.
Giovanni is a very nice, obliging and polite host. It was easy to make arrangements with him. He expected us when we arrived and explained us everything. At the departure day, it was possible to leave our luggage in apartment till the afternoon.
We strongly recommend to use the SITbus shuttle from the airport. The bus stop is near the apartement.
What a great apartment! Location was convenient to the Vatican, Castel St. Angelo, Spanish Steps, Villa Borghese, Patheon all within a 15-20 minute walk through Old Rome! Subway 5-10 minute walk. Many restaurants, groceries, produce within a short walk. Giovanni was very helpful through the rental process and during the week. When we arrived, he was there and check in was very efficient. You can walk everywhere in Rome. We stayed there with our 2 teenage sons, age 16-18, nice neighborhood! The boys walked home one night without us, while we shopped. Large refrigerator and freezer, well stocked kitchen for cooking-if you choose. I highly recommend this property!
We had a wonderful 5 days in the heart of Rome. Giovanni was extremely helpful from our initial enquiry email, through to checking out. The apartment was spotlessly clean, and beautifully presented. It is set in a traditional 100 year old Roman building, complete with old fashioned cage lift with a sofa! The building is very secure, with a daily porter, and once inside the apartment it feels more like being in a large hotel suite - but with the added bonus of a kitchen, living & dining area. The local area is brilliant and we spent much time in the pasticcheria, and local shops buying cheese, meat & wine at very reasonable prices. This apartment is in a perfect location (10 minutes to the Vatican, 15 to Piazza Navona), we walked everywhere and conveniently the shuttle bus to Rome Fiumicino airport leaves from just around the corner. Great value for money in the centre of Rome, we will definitely recommend Giovanni's apartment to friends and family, and will return ourselves!
The apartment and building were clean, quiet, welcoming, and plenty big for 2 people. All of the accommodations were comfortable. The location was excellent! Very close to the Vatican and most other major attractions of Roma were within reasonable walking distance. We also cannot say enough about the apartment manager, Romeo. He met us on the curb in front of the apartment and made us feel as though we were his personal friends. He was available if we had questions and made some excellent recommendations for sights and restaurants around the city. If he comes to our area in the US (as we know he plans to) he would be welcome in our house like family. When we return to Roma we will stay here again.
Jon and Julie
A wonderful apartment (1 bedroom) with all the amenities and right in the middle of everything you want to see in Rome. The old lift is charming and works like a charm, security never in question and walking all over Rome we never felt unsecure. If you have any questions to ask, ask Romeo he'll get you the answer, what a wonderful experience in April 2013. Thank you Romeo, Giovanni and Paolo!
We stay 6 nights at Casa Visconti and we couldn't have better location : near Vatican, all touristic sites are close from the appartment, you don't have to use subway. The appartment is really clean and very spacious (we were 6 adults).
The kitchen is well equipped and the two bathrooms were a plus!
Giovanni was really professional and helpful to prepare our trip. Romeo, who met us at our arrival, was very kind and recommends us great location to eat. Lots of restaurants and shops on the neighbourhood.
If we need to come back to Rome, I will stay here for sure !
We really enjoyed Rome staying in this apartment. The location is great. We did not use public transportation, we did everything walking. The apartment was clean and we were really grateful that Giovanni took the time to give us excellent recommendations. The details in the apartment were great.
Excelente opción. El área donde esta situado el departamento es muy segura. No necesitamos de transporte público mas que para ir al Coliseo, pero de ahi en fuera todo lo conocimos a pie y estuvo muy bien. Giovanni se toma el tiempo de darte muy buenas recomendaciones.
Having always stayed in Hotels, I was a little apprehensive about getting an apt and wasn't sure what to expect and certainly did not expect to be so impressed and surprised by the whole experience of staying at Casa Visconti.
Why was it so great? In no particular order, the location was within walking distance of nearly everywhere/major sites in Rome (its a big place Rome - no apartment is close to everything). We were literally 2 or 3 minutes walk from the Vatican, 5 or 6 minutes to Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps, Pantheon, Piazza Novana. The only site we didn't walk to was the Colosseum but with a Metro Station just around the corner we got there in less than 10 mins. So yes its very convenient, but beyond that it's actually a beautiful neighbourhood, very local. At no point did we feel like tourists, it felt more like we had just moved to Rome (if only). There are some great restaurants on your doorstep, a few supermarkets and veg, and cheese/meat shops. Everything you could possibly need for a long lazy breakfast before hitting the sites. It is also a clean, safe, wealthier side of town - very comfortable.
The apartment itself was very beautiful, before entering you are greeted by huge decadent doors, red carpeted steps, a concierge (who is there during business hours as many of the other apartments are used by businesses such as law firms). The lift is amazing (you'll know what I mean when you see it), once entering the door of your apartment you have your own corridor before arriving at the main rooms. Firstly, the spaciousness is beyond any photo can capture. A lot of buildings in Rome (Hotels I have been too) have very cramped rooms - this is certainly not the case here. There is a wonderful kitchen with all you need for cooking, Clean, comfortable, individually decorated (doesn't look like the IKEA catalogue or a generic hotel room). There is WiFi, a TV (never turned it on but sure it works), washing machine.
And dealing with Giovanni was an absolute pleasure from the start. He was quick, efficient in responding to our many requests and queries before arriving and while in Rome was always on hand to help. He even provided us with a wonderful list of his personal favourite restaurants (which we got to many - and he was not wrong). He accommodated our needs regarding late check outs and generally throughout our stay we felt we had a friend we could call on. Thank you Giovanni for your hospitality and your apt. We will be back, Shane & Eilis
Our four night stay in this flat was fantastic, Giovanni was pleasant and responsive from first contact via email through departure. He also accommodated a check-out time change. He provided a high chair and baby cot all set-up and ready to go. He was very welcoming and kind to our kids, sometimes landlords can be put-off by having children in their flat so this was very relieving. The place was very clean, well kept, and in good repair. It's on the fourth level and has a lift (which my 3 year old thoroughly enjoyed). We fit three adults (couple + mother in-law) and two children (3 years + 1 year) *very* comfortably. The location is great, the neighbourhood is safe, has a supermarket, fruit shop, shopping, and many restaurants nearby. The metro and Vatican is about a 10 minute walk away. The other major sights are more of a stroll at about 20-25 minutes. We walked to the Colosseum with our kids in carriers the first day without a strain to get a feel for more of the city. It was fine, and you don't go through any seedy parts of town. My wife and I also walked to Trastevare, had a long coffee + a stroll, and walked back in about three hours without ever rushing. Walking out of the apartment was pleasant every morning and going for coffee was great, as you don't hear any English which gave the whole experience a more "authentic" feel rather than staying in a hotel chain in a tourist part of town. All told, if I ever was back in Rome this would be the place that I will stay.
We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay while vacationing in Rome. First, the location was excellent. Walking distance to all major sites ( vatican, piazza navona, pantheon, etc) Restaurants and bars close to the apartment. Also 10 minute walk to the metro, even though we saw everything by walking and only used the metro once. We were met by Romeo when we arrived at Casa Visconti, he was very helpful. He recommended restaurants and where to eat the best gelato. We took his advise and went to all his recomendations and were very happy with his suggestions. The apartment is very spacious. We were a family of 6 so Two bedrooms and sofa bed with two bathrooms was perfect. Free Wifi and hot water was a plus. There is also an elevator in the building that helped with all our luggage. Although we didn't use the kitchen, it was equipped with refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher. There is also a wahing machine which Romeo also explained how to use.
I would certainly stay here again. And I think this is the best way to go when staying in Rome and not overpaying at hotels. Great location for half the price of hotels.
The perfect appartment for a family with 2 teenage girls. This was a clean, beautiful and spacious appartment. Giovanni was very nice and helpful in showing us what was available to us in the area. I recommend this place and hope to return in a near future.
Wonderful apartment, close to everything you need to enjoy Rome. Owners were very helpful and accomodating ,apartment is very clean and has all convienances. A short walk to The Vatican , train ,grocery and restaurants. We have been to Italy before , but never to Rome , and this was fabulous. The bedrooms are on opposite sides of the apartment , which makes it great for privacy ,since we had two families.The owners arranged for trnasportaion for us both ways from the airport and also brought us a port-a crib for our youngest , very kind and generous! Grazie!
Very clean, well maintained apartment in a quiet neighborhood close to the Vatican. A short walk from the metro, shopping and excellent restaurants. We stayed for a week and look forward to returning soon for another enjoyable vacation!
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