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Penthouse studio 1/3 persons, elegant, terraces on the roofs of Piazza Navona

Bedrooms Studio
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Private bathroom, Wi-Fi, A/C, Tv, heating, bedding, terraces, historic center

Navona Square studio:

Cozy, bright and charming penthouse-studio of 40sqm, refined, warmly furnished, directly on the roofs of Piazza Navona. In a medieval building, 4th floor with elevator, overlooking and accessing on condo shared terraces. Unique location! Sleeping area with a king-size bed, living area with sofa-bed, chairs, table, fully equipped kitchenette with fridge, freezer, microwave, electric oven, gas cooker, cookware, kitchen utensils, etc.. Bathroom with shower, bidet, hair dryer. Heating and A/C. TV and Wi-Fi. It can accommodate up to 3 people. Bed linen and towels provided (100% cotton). Also a basic supply of food and detergents is provided.


- Vatican, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica (only €50/person; Papal Audience on Wed.)

- Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill (only €50/person)

- Catacombs

- Scooter Tours

- Ancient Ostia

- Tivoli, Villa Adriana

- Castelli Romani

- Tuscia one day

- Private Licensed guides

- Other tours (also customized)


On the fourth floor of a medieval building, with lift, under whose columns, you can still see 'set' a pillar of the original ancient Stadium of Domitian, or Circus Agonalis (built in '85 AD to house the Greek athletic games, 'agones') on which ancient track the square has been built over the centuries, preserving the original rectangular shape of the arena. Now many street artists attending the square equipped with small makeshift stalls, to paint and exhibit their creations, some specialize in portraits and caricatures for passers-by. Or the living statues, clowns, musicians and singers, making, especially in the evening, one of the points most vital and interesting in Rome. With the 'Navona Square' you can stay right in the heart of the historic center, a few meters from Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum, Colosseum, etc.. and in the heart of Rome's nightlife. Nearby is also Campo de 'Fiori, a meeting place at night and one of the most popular outdoor market of Rome during the day. The entire neighborhood is full of taverns, restaurants, bars, shops and markets. Also just across the river you can walk to Trastevere, the ancient Roman district famous for its 'nightlife' and exceptional restaurants and pizzerias.

Access & rules: We have a car service from airports to the apartment. It costs €50, we don't take any commission. The check-in time is from 1pm to 8pm. But we can arrange any time! The check-out time is before 11am. An extra charge of €20 is due cash for arrivals later than 8pm. Check in is not available later than midnight (for special cases +40€). The apartment will be ready at the check-in time and will be cleaned after check-out time. You'll find the owner, or a trusted person, to welcome you and giving info and keys. There is no specific quiet time policy though guests are asked to be respectful of all neighbours. Particularly about the common areas.

Additional costs: €40 x final cleanings; €10 x night x 3° guest over 3 years old; €20 only for arrivals after 8pm; Check-in not allowed after midnight (for special cases +40€) Discounts applied!

The minimum stay is two nights, but if we have a single night free between two bookings can also authorize a single overnight stay!


More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

What makes this apartment unique

NOTE: for insurance and safety reasons, access to the "terraced-tower" could not be always guaranteed.


Centro Storico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13.00 / Check-out: 11.00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bottled Water
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , lounge convertible to bedroom
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Penthouse studio 1/3 persons, elegant, terraces on the roofs of Piazza Navona
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews

Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

Just returned from a two-week stay in this apartment over the Christmas holidays. Prior to arrival, communication with the owner (Mario) was excellent and all questions were promptly and accurately answered. On arrival, we took the express train from Fiumicino Airport to Termini station, then a cab to the apartment. We were met there personally by Andrea who showed the apartment, provided keys and other information. We always felt connected and in touch with the owners throughout our stay.

PROS: The apartment is on the 4th floor, but the building has a good elevator, so no stair climbing required. It was very clean, has modern A/C & heat, and was just as depicted in the ad and photos. Quiet and safe at night. Excellent location right on Piazza Navona, with easy walking access to the Pantheon (5 mins), Campo De Fiori (5 mins), Trevi Fountain (15 mins), Vatican City (20 mins), Via Del Corso (10 mins), the Jewish Ghetto (15 mins) and Largo Argentina bus stop (10 mins). Lots of great restaurants nearby. Spacious outdoor patio with a small outdoor table and chairs as depicted. The patio is technically shared with 2 other apartments (one of which is Mario's larger rental apartment), but we never saw another soul up there during our entire 2 week stay. It has a small strip-kitchen with a 2 burner stove, sink and small fridge. It also had a microwave, but we never could get that appliance to function during our stay (but we never called Mario about it because we really didn't need it). Bathrooom has a very small stand-up shower, sink, toilet & bidet. Good hot water supply. Basic kitchen and bath provisions (towels/linens, hair dryer, soap, dishes/utensils, coffee, sugar, salt, pasta & sauce, fruit) were provided. The nearest grocery store is a 5 minute walk towards the Pantheon. The apartment has wi-fi, but it is through a portable cellular hot spot - fairly reliable, but not very fast. King-size bed was comfortable.

CONS: The apartment is very small - just a bedroom, small bath and strip kitchen. Fine enough for one - fairly cramped for two. The ceiling is normal height in the doorway, but slopes down to about 4' high along the back wall, so we were constantly whacking our heads on the ceiling beams when at the foot of the bed. The other apartment that Mario has in this building is MUCH more spacious and would be a much better choice for a longer stay. Also, there are no laundry facilities.

Overall, a very good experience here.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi J.J. from Dallas, thank you so much for your detailed and exhaustive review! That could be useful to many potential guests. Also thank you so much for your nice words, both compliments and criticisms. So... if you will be back someday you could stay in the other larger studio, isn't it? Of course with our loyalty discount! Thanks again! Ciao! Mario
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Excellent romantic apartment -5*****

  • 5 of 5

Just came back from Rome after perfect journey - only 4 days, ma tutto bene! Thanks for hospitality to Mario and Andrea, who met us in person and who looks like noble Roman patrician. First of all I appriciate our communication - clear and comprehensible, accuracy of description and photos, cleanlines and whiteness, complete silence and peace though in the heart of Rome.. and the bottle of wine was most welcome)). The apartment is located on the last 4-th flour of very central bourgeois house with patio and great terrace with a view to Navona square and surroundings. Even in mid November we had nice self-made dinner on the top - like in the very private own restaurant. Though there are plenty around. Here are our best findings - Il Gocetto on via Banchi Vecchi for great wine, delicious appetizers and ambience as well as wel-known Cul de Sac 200 meters far from apartments. Bar del Fico on via della Pace for shpritz con aperol among fancy attractive people. Enoteca la Torre in villa Laetitia with Michelin star if you want excellent dinner with outstanding service - we were treated by direttore Luigi Pica and somelier Rudy Travagli like it was small chamber theatre and we were long-expected star Guests. Despite the first intention to keep these gems secret, I highly recommend the Navona apartment for all intelligent romance-lovers.

With thanks and best wishes to Mario and Andrea from St.Petersburg, Russia


a)mature travelers

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superbe appartement

  • 5 of 5

Très belle appartement avec une superbe vue. Calme malgré la proximité de la ville!!! Un vrai bonheur. Nous avons adoré notre séjour.

La location est propre, clair, la literie très confortable et une clim très discréte qui est très appréciable.

Mario est vraiment très gentil et serviable.

Nous vous conseillons vivement cet endroit et espérons y revenir très vite!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup! Please, come back as soon as possible... we are already waiting for you... Ciao!
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Austin, Texas

Perfect locale, beautiful view, gracious host

  • 5 of 5

This apartment will be our new home base whenever we visit Rome. My daughter and I spent three nights here and we could not have been happier. From this central location, everything we wanted to see was within walking distance. The owner is the perfect host. He personally welcomed us to the building and stayed in contact via email before, during and after our visit to make sure we had everything we needed. He arranged for transportation to and from the airport, stocked the kitchen with water, coffee, and fresh fruit for our arrival, and generally treated us like family. The apartment was perfectly clean and we felt very safe. The view from the balcony is awe-inspiring. It's the perfect place to watch the sunset over Rome. I would highly recommend this property. In fact, I already have recommended it to my family members living in Europe.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! You are so lovely... and that's your roman base whenever you want. Ciao! Mario
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Juste au dessus de la très belle piazza Navona

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons séjourné à Rome pendant cinq jours. L'appartement est idéalement situé sur la très belle place NAVONA, au centre de tous les lieux touristiques. Il est très propre, confortable et lumineux et avec une décoration sobre et chic.

Un havre de paix, avec sa grande terrasse pour prendre son petit déjeuner ou ses repas. Et sa tour terrasse d'où l'on peut voir la place Navona et les toits de Rome.

La zone située entre le Vatican, le Colisée, le Panthéon, la Fontaine de Trévi et le quartier chic avec les magasins de luxe.

Et tout à coté, restaurants et bars à fréquenter le soir sans modération, avec plaisir. Personnellement, nous avons bien apprécié la pizzéria DA FRANCESCO place du Fico et les petits bars de ce quartier.

Il est possible d'aller partout à pied.

Nous avons vraiment apprécié cet endroit que nous recommandons à nos amis.

Le propriétaire est très agréable et serviable.

Ciao Mario et Andréa, à bientôt j'espère.

Saluez le voisin pour nous ;D

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Jocelyne et Guy! Trop sympa et gentil... revenez quand vous voulez, vous êtes toujours les bienvenus! Ciao!
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Fco - Leonardo da Vinci
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $183.28
pulizie/cleanings $54.99

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.