Beautiful and Cheap Studio in the Heart of Rome -- Discount
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Navona condo description
Charming 70 square meter 2 bedroom apartment located on the first floor of a period building (no elevator) in the heart of the historical centre of Rome, around the corner from Campo de Fiori, Piazza Farnese and Piazza Navona.
Elegantly furnished and quiet and peaceful flat in the centre of town, the apartment is characterized by a beautiful wooden beamed ceiling and all-over "cotto toscano" flooring. The entrance opens directly onto the main living area, presenting a living room furnished with a sofa bed (queen size) facing the TV cabinet, and a dining table with 6 chairs. The kitchen, albeit not an eat-in kitchen, is fully equipped with all necessities including a dishwasher and microwave oven.
The sleeping area offers two bedrooms, of which the master bedroom complete with queen bed and the second bedroom with a single bed. The bathroom has a bathtub. The apartment is complete with air conditioning and independent heating. No house pets or smoking allowed. On request it is possible to have an additional bed (bed linen included).
Rione Regola is mainly a Renaissance quarter with very few signs of Ancient Rome. However the long street which crosses the whole rione from NW to SE follows an ancient Roman street and the straight street leading to Ponte Sisto does the same. It became a very densely populated area during the Middle Ages due to its proximity to the river which at the time was the only source of water. Most of the streets are still named after the artisans who had their workshops there. Regola was a sort of industrial district of Rome: Via dei Cappellari (hatters), Chiodaroli (nail-makers), Pettinari (comb-makers), Baullari (case-makers), Giubbonari (dress-makers), Vaccinari (fur-makers), Calderari (coppersmiths), indicate just some of the activities which were performed in Regola.
The rebuilding by Pope Sixtus IV in 1475 of Pons Aurelius, called after him Ponte Sisto and a few years later the opening by Pope Julius II, nephew of Sixtus IV, of a straight street linking Ponte Sisto with Ponte S. Angelo, changed in part the nature of Regola. Via Giulia, named after the pope, became the most important street of Renaissance Rome and Pope Paulus III Farnese built across the street his palace and his garden. Regola did not have large churches, the majority of them being churches belonging to a guild.
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Keywords: Apartment, 3 Bedroom 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-5)
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 3-5
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Gas Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- DVD Player
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
ReviewsWrite a review
Terrific location close to major tourist sitesGuest comment entered by owner
Terrific location close to major tourist sites
The apartment was great. Terrific location close to major tourist sites and reasonably priced restaurants, shopping and night life. Flat was just as represented - clean, roomy. Grocery store nearby was very convenient. Washer & AC worked well. We also recommend the car service. We would stay here again.
- Guest Bob
- Date of stay 11/01/12
- Review Submitted 11/06/12
Best for couples and familyGuest comment entered by owner
Best for couples and family
Wonderful place located near all the major sites and bus. Very reasonable price and lots of local color.
- Guest Anthony
- Date of stay 10/03/12
- Review Submitted 10/18/12
We were very happy with our stay in the BaletrariGuest comment entered by owner
We were very happy with our stay in the Baletrari
We were very happy with our stay in the Baletrari Flat. The flat is large and the 4 guests in our group felt it was plenty of space. The kitchen was stocked with food we could use, which was helpful considering our jetlagged state. I'd happily stay here again.
- Guest George
- Date of stay 09/13/12
- Review Submitted 10/09/12
I must have stayed at a different place with the same name
I must have stayed at a different place with the same name
I'm reading the glowing reviews and quite frankly, I don't see it. The location is fantastic...but be aware that Campo dei Fiori goes to sleep very late at night and is quite raucous, even in the rain. It also wakes up early in the morning when the market is set up. You can hear all the street noise in the large bedroom. When we were there, the bathroom reeked of mildew/mold, and the shower overflowed every time we used it. But the worst part--and I do mean worst--was that my daughters who slept on the couch and my son who slept in the smaller bedroom--all came home with BEDBUGS. UGH. We found management pleasant enough but not terribly responsive--I don't know if it's because of Rome's spotty internet service, but maybe they could find a different method of contact for people who don't have local phones to make a call. As I said, we really loved the location (noise notwithstanding) and that's the reason for the "fair" rating as opposed to a "poor" rating, but won't be returning to this apartment any time in the foreseeable future. P.S. There's no wifi in the apartment so if you're planning to use your iPhone, you'll need to go to one of the restaurants in the Campo dei Fiori.
- Guest Knitpunk (United States)
- Date of stay 05/18/12
- Review Submitted 09/29/12
Owner response: Thank you for the review that is always useful to improve the accommodation offered and to resolve problems for future guests. I would however like to point out the following: The title of your review is very misleading as it makes one believe that the photos and the description refer to different apartment, whereas the description of the apartment is exact (you only have to read all the positive reviews). It is also very unusual to receive a review for a stay that took place several months ago in May. It is not useful to receive a review after such a long time, and any criticisms have since been resolved (including new bed in the single bedroom and new sofa bed in the living room, as can be seen from the new photographs).This can also be demonstrated with the excellent review that was received in July. I would also like to point out that we received an excellent review in April, shortly before your stay, which I think demonstrates that your review is negative in exaggeration. Regarding the internet, as can be read on the VRBO advertisement, wifi internet can be provided in the apartment if requested (paying a small extra fee). Campo de Fiori is a square located in the centre of Rome, full of Roman life and charm, where many Romans go out in the evening especially in the warmer summer months. For this reason the apartment has double glazing windows to help block out external noise. It is of course my intention that my guests are happy and contented during their stay, and for this reason there is a person who is always available for any problem during the stay, contactable by mobile phone or email. In fact, all emails during the stay were responded to promptly, and no mention of any problem was made during the stay. Furthermore, a discount was given to you, after you wrote of problems in the apartment during your stay, which was not written about in the review. We hope that you can come to stay again, and see for yourselves the improvements made.
Perfect place in the middle of Rome
Perfect place in the middle of Rome
We stayed in July 2012 during our vacation to Italy. To get here, take a taxi directly from the airport, or simply take a bus (really cheap and pretty good) or Leonardo train to Termini station, then taxi to Campo le Fiori (this is 10-15 euros). The apartment is located just 10 meters from Campo de Fiori on a small side street - colorful old piazza in the middle of old Rome, green market in the morning and gathering place in the evening. Everything is close enough to walk - piazza Navona, Pantheon, Colosseum, Spanish Stairs, Vatican etc. In addition, there is excellent dining and shopping everywhere - it is Rome :-) We had to use little electric bus to visit Borghese galery, but it leaves on the other side of Campo De Fiori. Inside, the apartment is nicely furnished, will all appliances, dishes etc. It has fans and A/C which may be needed during hot summer days and nights. One small room is perfect for kids or third person in the party. The noise is coming from Campo de Fiori during the night until 2AM or so as it seems to be popular gathering place for locals and young people. Some people do not mind noise and sleep OK with open windows. If you are sensitive, close all windows and turn on AC if needed. Strongly recommended affordable place in the middle of Rome.
- Guest J & N Family (Sunnyvale, CA USA)
- Date of stay 07/15/12
- Review Submitted 08/02/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Perfect Location to see Rome!
Perfect Location to see Rome!
This was my first time renting through VRBO and I AM SOLD! Great location: right off Campo de Fiori, Piazza Navona less than 5 mins and bus stop(s) 2 mins away. vatican, coloseum, trevi, spanish steps, etc 20 min walk at most. A little noisy at night, but Campo is a hot spot ( according to my daughter who was in Rome for the semester). Nicola was EXTREMELY helpful with everything! She even helped my daughter book transporation home at the end of her semester after we had left! Pictures are very accurate and the apartment is nicely set up. Kitchen was a nice bonus and we ate our meals in the apt 6 of the 8 nights we were there. Campo and meat market and grocery close by for all your needs. The one complaint I had was the couch which, according to recent photos, has been replaced....so no complaints! Staying here added to our Roman vacation and having room to spread out made it very enjoyable for my family. We also booked the transporatation to and from FCO which negated the need for a car or the hassle with taxis...door to door service at exactly the time we needed. This apartment is in a great location at an unbelievable price and I would stay here again when I come back to Rome!
- Guest Stewie08 (New Hampshire)
- Date of stay 04/20/12
- Review Submitted 07/03/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.
My wife and I stayed in this apartment for 8 nights in September 2011 we we loved it. The apartment is spacious and the location is perfect. The Camp De Fiori is just steps away but it is quite noisy at night (bring earplugs). The air conditioner didn't work well when we were there so the aprtment was quite warm at night. The bed and fold-out sofa really need to be replaced. For the location, this apartment is a decent value for the money.
- Guest Randy (Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada)
- Date of stay 09/21/11
- Review Submitted 10/16/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Hello, thank you for the review. Thanks also for the advice about air conditioning and pull out sofa bed. I like to inform you that everything is ok now. Best regards
Fantastic Position & Great Service
Fantastic Position & Great Service
My Husband and I stayed here in October 2010 with our 8yr old son and 30yr old nephew. It was a fabulous location, metres from the Campo dei Fiori - handy for fresh food, shopping, coffee and restaurants. The restaurant opposite has mouth-watering food and the square has a lovely festive atmosphere day and night, with many restaurants to choose from. All the major attractions are either walking distance or a short bus ride away. We arrived late and got the airport pick-up service that was very prompt and friendly. We were met at the apartment even though it was about 11pm and shown the basics and given a phone number if we had any queries. Only minor dislikes were 1. it was a little noisy from the square late into the night (but we closed the window and I always travel with earplugs as I am a little sleeper) 2. there was no washing machine in the apartment (however there was a friendly laundry mat service located around the corner -metres away - so no real problem). Would definitely stay here again when in Roma
- Guest Chris (Brisbane, Australia)
- Date of stay 10/07/10
- Review Submitted 07/10/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
We enjoyed our stay at the Librari Flat in Rome. The location was excellent but as posted in early posts was a bit loud. The location description was correct and the photos were accurate. There was construction going on and the motorcycles that drive down the street at all hours may keep someone awake. I would highly recommend bring earplugs. The flat for the most part was clean except for the floor which has a black film on it. I would recommend bring house shoes. The small pull out couch in the living room needs to be updated. It was very old and had stains on it and small sharp objects sticking out. We did like the fact that we could walk to most of the places we wanted to see while in Rome. I would recommend this place for the location but not if you are a light sleeper.
- Guest Sunrise40 (USA)
- Date of stay 06/06/11
- Review Submitted 07/09/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car.
My family just returned from staying in this condo. We have three kids and the place worked for us. The area is fantastic although I would really recommend ear plugs (I had a couple of sleeping pills). The loud noise did not stop until late. The kitchen was not well-equippped which was diappointing and they REALLY need to buy a new sofa. However the area was really charming and we walked to everything! The woman who let us in was very nice and helpful and they had a renters' book that was filled with lots of good information. The place was really good but they could make it fabulous with little expense.
- Guest Hunter (Raleigh, North Carolina)
- Date of stay 04/15/11
- Review Submitted 04/27/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car.
Low Season ... From €720/week (excluding Christmas & Easter) High Season .. From €860/week minimum 3 nights Please E-Mail for COUPON CODE or Last Minute Specials! Discount for Long Term Rental Internet / mobile phone for international call on demand
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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: I'm an architect, I love travel with my friends
Why the Owner Chose Navona:
The Balestrari Flat is situated on Via dei Balestrari, and is a comfortable studio in the heart of the historical district of Regola. Rome can easily be explored from this lovely apartment, which is situated in an 17th century building. Campo de Fiori is still a favourite place of many artists, musicians and actors. Its magical atmosphere - which enriched by historic buildings and picturesque streets and squares in - will leave hardly anyone untouched.
view from the livingroom
bedroom: elegant and warmy
fully equipped kitchen
bedroom with a single bed
bathroom with shower
1300 feet from "Piazza Navona"
campo dei Fiori
Living Room with Sofa Bed (2 persons)
exclusive bedroom with view on via dei balestrari
fully equipped Kitchen
modern and rennovated bathroom
Double window for noise reduction
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