Bright, charming, wood ceilings, in Trastevere, Rome Historic Centre!
Bright, charming apt with wood ceilings, located in the heart of Trastevere, Rome's historical centre. Placed on the third floor of an ancient building (with no elevator, like most buildings in Trastevere … .) It comprises one large double bedroo …
We just stayed here in late April for 6 nights. The pictures are accurate and the apartment is light and charming. There is much to like about this apartment: location is great, light, nice linens and towels, washer, kitchen.
The main negative issue is the noise which is mentioned. The windows do not block much of the noise and on this "quiet side" of Trestavere, I would say this might be the loudest corner. People congregate in the street right around the corner, and we could hear them until 2am. Luckily we brought a white noise machine so we could help drown a lot of it out. Another noise issue is that there is a small barking dog in the apartment building across the street. The dog barks a lot at noise in the street, the owners don't seem to care. This really only bothered us when we tried to nap late in the afternoon.
We also had a difficult check in process. Luca's contact did not show up to let us in....he said to push the button but there is no button, the system is broken. :( Eventually we got in but she was not there and not answering her phone. We sat in the hallway for 30 minutes and eventually I found another property agent in the building who had the Lucas's number so she called him. He told her the contact would be there in 5 min, but she showed up about 20 min later. So we sat in the hallway for almost an hour at almost 7pm. My husband wanted to leave....be sure to get Luca's phone number as well as the local contact.
Also the TV did not work. The contact told us this but that the owner would come the next day to replace the remote - that didn't happen. We don't watch much TV but we are from Boston and wanted to watch the news to see what is happening with the marathon bombings. Not a huge issue, we used our tablet instead.
In general a nice place, but it did not go as smoothly as we would have liked. I think this is the price you pay for renting an apartment in this area.
My husband and I stayed in this Trastavere charmer with our two-year-old daughter for two weeks. It was, without a doubt, two of the best weeks of our lives. The neighborhood is perfect! It's centrally located--walking distance to almost every major attraction but still manages to be quaint and quiet (considering it's in the heart of Rome). There are considerably less tourists in Trastavere and therefore less crime (definitely no need to worry about skeevy pick-pockets in this neighborhood!).
The apartment itself has everything you need for a comfortable stay. We cooked every day while we were there (how can you not with Campo just a ten minutes walk away?) and a bakery around the corner where many of the local restaurants buy their bread. The kitchen was well stocked, had basics like olive oil and spices, the linens were soft, the washer makes it much easier because you can pack lighter. The shower is tiny but has good water pressure and gets very hot. The television had a ton of channels but very few English channels (which ended up being a bonus anyway...why go to Rome just to watch television?). The windows were great, we loved opening them up to hear the commotion below. The shutters close, making the apartment very dark if you need to sleep off a day's jetlag. Luca was great: a charming man who is quick to answer any questions that may arise. We used the car service that Luca set up, getting two different drivers who were both very friendly men. The coffee shop on the bottom floor is great, as is the one just past it (Noname cafe). The deli across the street will meet any basic needs you may have and their chocolate-dipped shortbread cookies are divine. My husband joked that the cashier (who I believe was the owner) was the Italian Archie Bunker but even he ended up hugging us and wishing us safe travels by the end of our stay. I would HIGHLY recommend this apartment, or even the beautiful loft above it (which Luca also manages)... could not imagine anyone being dissatisfied with the lovely space, full of beautiful original works of art, comfortable furniture and all-around good vibes. We adored this apartment and are already planning our return trip. I will never forget waking to the sound of church bells and the smell of freshly baked bread...
We are a family of 3 travelling with a 5 month old and had the fortune of staying in this apartment for 6 nights. Luca was excellent to deal with and was very prompt in his communication. We had asked if a plastic tub was available to bath our son and he said no problem. We didn’t realize that he actually had to go out and buy one for us. We were touched by his gesture to ensure his guests had everything they needed for their stay. Many thanks Luca! The pictures of the apartment are accurate and the apartment is well situated on a quiet street. The apartment provides clean basic accommodations that our family found comfortable. We found the Trastevere area a perfect place to stay and explore Rome from. There are many restaurants to choose from that appeal to all budgets. The washing machine was great and the air conditioning unit in the bedroom was much appreciated. Great wireless Internet too. We highly recommend the café downstairs and the grocery shop across the street had everything we needed.
We are a family of four with two teen age kids aged 13 and 15. We stayed at Luca's apartment in August 2012 for 4 nights and had a great time. The area is lively and has a lot of restaurants. We walked all over town and did not take any public transport, this is part of the experience, The Vatican, Spanish Steps and Coliseum are under 2 miles, while the Pantheon, Trevi Foutain and Piazza Novona are about 1 to 1.25 miles away. The apartment is nicely equipped and has beautiful art all over the walls. The only suggestion I made to Luca is to have two sets of keys as we only had one. The cafe below has excellent cappuccino for 1.1 Euro! It was very hot in Rome and while there is a large A/C unit in the bedroom, it was a challenge to keep the apartment cool, but we managed, given that there was a fan in the living room where the kids slept on a futon - they didn't complain! The apartment is on the 4th floor, so be prepared for taking the stairs - there is no elevator.
Luca was an excellent communicator and returned our emails quickly, even as we had questions not related to the apartment. If you are more than 2 people, I suggest you take Luca's advice with the Taxi arrangement to and from the airport.
Loved it and will definitely stay again..
This was the first time my family ever rented an apartment, and we are now convinced that this the way to go. First of all the location is great. We visited numerous wonderful restaurants in the neighborhood and hardly scratched the service. Luca's art work makes the place special, and he was a pleasure to work with. It's not a question of will we return, it's a question of when. Hopefully, it will be very soon.
My fiance and I stayed at Luca's lovely apartment last month and could not have been happier! Gino picked us up at the airport and then we were met by Luca's friend who showed us the apartment and then we also met Luca later in the week.
Everything was just as advertised. The apartment was spotless and well equipped and the location could not have been better. Close to wonderful local restaurants and easy walking distance to all the major sites. Our last night in Rome we had to stay in a hotel close to the main train station for an early flight and we found ourselves missing the charm of staying in an actual Roman's apartment.
Luca's place is about a 20 minute walk to the Vatican, 10 minutes to the Colosseum and about 40 up to Villa Borghese. We didn't take a taxi or train once our whole stay because everything was so convenient.
Definitely have dinner next door at Spirito Divino and breakfast at No Name Cafe downstairs. The owner of No Name always started our day right with lots of smiles and delicious coffee!
We live in New York so we are used to climbing lots of stairs and a fair amount of street noise, so you do need to be prepared for something similar in Rome, but the bells of Saint Cecilia and Italian laughter are a vast improvement on the sirens that we hear at home!
We have already recommended the apartment to all our friends and hope we can return soon too. We wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else!
Great little apartment with everything you need. We will try to stay here again in the future. It was easy to get around with a bus up the street or you can just catch the tram to Torre Argentina where there are tons of connections. If you cross the river you can catch bus #23 directly to the Vatican. Easy check-in/Check-out. Enjoyed the area surrounding the apartment as well. Note: It has 50+ stairs and it is noisy on the streets. No complaint by us, but if you are sensitive to these items you may want to think about this before considering this area.
Luca's apartment proved to be an excellent base from which to enjoy Rome. Luca was highly professional to deal with in preparing our stay and everything went smoothly from the arranged airport pickup to getting set up in the apartment which was exactly as advertised: great shower, trouble-free wifi, comfortable bed, good little kitchen and washing machine. You get the best of Trastevere with this place -- close to great restaurants in the quieter east part of the quarter and an easy walk (and out of earshot) of the more boisterous parts to the west. The location also makes for quick walking to the Centro Storico, Testaccio and Porta Portese market. It really was the perfect place for a 10-day stay.
This was a great apartment for my family's visit and the host was very helpful and accommodating. It is an excellent location and it is helpful to be so close to busses, trams, and trains. The only down-side is the noise at street level from bar, cafe, and restaurant patrons who stand outside and talk loudly late at night. That is not unusual in Rome so don't let it keep you from booking this cute apartment.... just bring ear plugs!
Stylish apartment in historical district - between Coliseum and central station Termini -underground nearby All renovated in march 2012, it's a sunny apartment, just in the center of san Lorenzo’s movida, it’s a top floor of a early twentieth century buildings; from the common terrace on top the house, always available, you can enjoy a wonderful view.
The apartment comprises of kitchen-dining room fully equipped and two large independent bedrooms, a double and a triple one; each room have its own bathroom with shower.
Since itt has been renovated in 2012, the bathrooms, fornitures and kitchen are all new.
It’s well connected by bus service, bus station at 100mt, 5 minutes; piazza Vittorio underground station is 5-10 minutes walk.
Wi-fi connection provided, equipped with air conditioning in summer time, autonome heating in winter.
Quiet Heart of Rome Quaint and bright cottage about 40 sm, 5 minutes walking from Santa Maria in Trastevere. Double entrance and a pleasant independent court. Recently restored. Downstairs you have a nice living room (english antique furniture, double sofa, TV, wi-fi) a bright kitchen (with gas cookers, electric oven, refrigerator and washing machine) and a bathroom with shower cabin. Upstairs you have the bed and the closet. The cottage can house up to 4 people.<br />The cottage is placed in the most characteristic part of Trastevere. Although is located 5 minutes walking from Santa Maria in Trastevere (which is in the trendy and crowded center of the district) the cottage is calm and quite as the countryside.<br />The cottage is located on a hill which is linked to the street by a flight of 50 comfortable easy steps (height 15 cm each).<br />It is the right place where you can enjoy after a day visiting Rome and share for a pleasant stay with your family or your friends.<br />When I first saw this cottage I fell in love with it. I was fascinated by it and by the surroundings. I thought "I want to live in a place like this. It is a place where you can enjoy after a day visiting Rome and share for a pleasant stay with friends"<br />
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