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CENTRAL navona apt BEST LOCATION BEST GUEST RATING last minute NOV-MAR €85/nt/2p

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + living room, 1 Bath, (sleeps 5)

Please, view 254 FAVOURABLE COMMENTS ***** FROM PREVIOUS GUESTS

Numerous return guests !

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The apartment of 50 square meters (538 square feet) in a typical antique palazzo from 17th century.

It is spacious, clean, comfortable and nice.

It is made for experiencing the real Rome, not an Americanized version.

It is on the first European floor above ground level (USA 2nd floor), with elevator.

It has an original beam ceiling (about 3 m. high).

Its windows overlook an interior courtyard, therefore it is very quiet,

warm in winter and cool in summer as our previous guests reviews confirm.

Sleeps (maximum) 4-5

2 people queen bed (strong and comfortable) in the bedroom;

1 single bed in the entrance;

2 single beds in the living-room

+ cot for baby

Free WIFI connection

The apartment is composed by:

- ENTRANCE with a single day bed, cupboard (please see vrbo photo 2); it opens on to the living room;

- LIVING ROOM with sofa, table & chairs, chest of drawers, TV, cot & high chair for baby, cupboard with dishes & glasses, iron, ironing board, (1-2 eventual additional beds), free WIFI (Wireless Internet) ; the French window opens on to a quiet tiny terrace in the courtyard; it is divided from the bedroom by a door (vrbo photos 1 & 3-7);

- Fully equipped KITCHENETTE with gas cooker, oven, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, cutlery, pots & pans; its window overlooks the courtyard (vrbo photo 5);

- One double BEDROOM with a queen size new comfortable bed (160 x 200 cm, corresponding to 63 x 79 in) and a large wardrobe; it is divided from the living room by a door; its French window opens on to the quiet terrace in the courtyard (vrbo photo 8);

- One BATHROOM with a shower and separate water closet and bidet, hairdryer; its window overlooks the courtyard (vrbo photos 9-10); although there is one bathroom, it is a separate shower/sink area and water closet, an asset when more than one person is getting ready to go out;

- Terrace in the courtyard, divided from the apt. by gates (vrbo photo 11).

There is a beautiful COMMON TERRACE on the roof top of the building, accessible by elevator, where you can bring your pizza & a bottle of wine, sit and enjoy a stunning view on St. Peter's dome, Janiculum hill and Baroque Rome (vrbo photos 12-13)

THE APARTMENT IS NON SMOKING.

Perfect location: near Piazza Navona, Campo de’ Fiori, Castel S Angelo and Vatican, in the heart of historical and archeological Rome.

Tourist information point (Roma Pass & Hop-on-Hop-off tickets), phone center just round the corner.

All places of interest (museums, monuments...), ATM machines, travel agencies, shops, restaurants are at walking distance.

Bus, taxis, trains are easily accessible.

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CHECK-IN time 1:00 pm onward; CHECK-OUT time by 10:00 am

If you arrive earlier or leave later, you can store your luggage in the owner's home (3rd floor, same buiding, with elevator).

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If you wish, you can take:

LESSONS

• Italian & French Lessons for Foreigners (Euro 20/30 min, 30/1 hour per person)

• Italian Cuisine ( Euro 30/ 1 hour/ person)

MEALS

We can prepare typical Italian meals to take away or to eat in a typical Italian atmosphere in the beautiful owner’s apartment on the 3rd floor of the same building.

Recommended for (see guest ratings): Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers, adventure seekers....

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Before contacting us, please CHECK OUR AVAILABILITY CALENDAR for your desired dates.

IN CASE OF UNAVAILABILITY of the above apartment, you may have BED & BREAKFAST IN THE BEAUTIFUL OWNER's APT.

(same building as apt VRBO # 108288, same features & rates; 2 rooms + private bathroom; sleeps 1-2. Please see photos 15-16: bedroom + dining room + sitting room that converts into a bedroom).

Please, do not hesitate to ask for further detailed information.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
mirella
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2017

About mirella

I live in the same building of the apartment, on the third floor and I am always happy to help guests for any eventuality. If you wish, you will feel like visiting family! :-)

I know my town very well as my old family lives in Rome since Julius Cesar time.

I studied classical studies (history and arts), and I have a licence in Political Sciences. I have been an official at the European Union Commission in Brussels, Belgium.

Then I became a teacher specializing in language teacher training.

I teach Italian and French to students and language teaching methods to language teachers. I have many years of experience in this field.

I am happy to organize for my guests:

- lessons (Italian & French for foreigners, cooking, painting, art);

- guided tours in and outside Rome;

- pick-up from/to airports, from/to Civitavecchia port.

I speak French & English and I love Italian cooking and art.

mirella purchased this condo in 1984

Why mirella chose Centro Storico

The apartment is in the same building as my home, so I can help my guests on every eventuality. You'll feel at home and you'll live in Rome as Romans do.

My family lives in this area since Julius Caesar's era. That's why I love and know very well my town.

One of the most valued features of the apartment is its location in the historical center of Rome: it gets you away from the tourist crowds and right into a wonderful, Italian neighbourhood “Centro Storico”.

Address: Via Banchi Vecchi.

The apartment block is situated between the Vatican and Campo de’ Fiori, in the heart of historical and archaeological Rome.

The location of the apartment makes it easy to get to all the places of interest

(Piazza Navona, Castel S. Angelo, Colosseo… monuments and museums)

either by walking or by taking the convenient bus lines.

Well connected to all areas of Rome by public transportation (bus stops, taxi stands are easily accessible).

The area is very safe.

What makes this condo unique

Just around the corner: fashionable shops and characteristic eating places, supermarkets, groceries & bakeries, pharmacy, laundrette, art galleries, antique shops, bookstores, jeweller’s,

Internet Point/Phone Center, banks with ATM machines, travel agencies, post office. A fascinating open air fresh food market is held every morning in the medieval Campo de' Fiori square nearby.

PARKING nearby www.parkingviagiulia.it

On request :

TAXI SERVICE with from/to the airport, from/to Civitavecchia Port.

LESSONS (Italian and French for Foreigners, Italian Cuisine, Porcelain Painting, Watercolor).

MEALS (We can prepare typical Italian meals)

TOURS: Individually designed guided tours, tailored to meet individual tastes and requirements,

can be arranged to show historical and artistic aspects of:

ROME (walking tours or transport arranged with Mercedes passenger van))

OUTSIDE ROME (transport arranged with Mercedes passenger van)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mirella,



I want to thank you for inviting me to your home and the very lovely luncheon. I enjoyed it tremendously and also meeting your friends. Please give them my good regards and wishes. And a special thank you to Margherita for inviting me to the opera. It was a highlight of my time in Rome.



Thank you again and hopefully, if I can return to Rome, I can once again stay in your apartment.



Most sincerely,

Linda
Oct 2017
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Map

Scuderie del Quirinale
St Peter's Basilica
Saint Peter's Square
Piazza Navona
"One of the most beautifull squares in the world. Baroque fountains and alive typical Roman a..."
Fontana del Pantheon
"The best preserved Roman monument in the world. It's a Roman temple converted into a church. "
Campo de' Fiori
"Typical open air market where you can find fresh fruits and vegetables every morning. At nig..."
Castel Sant'Angelo
Villa Borghese
Colosseum
Sistine Chapel
Arch of Constantine
Piazza del Campidoglio
Circus Maximus
Piazza di Spagna
Piazza del Popolo
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Fountain of Triton and Fountain of the Bees
Trevi Fountain
Borghese Gallery
San Giovanni in Laterano
Gianicolo
Jewish Ghetto
Vatican Museums
Capitoline Museums
Pantheon
Palatine Hill
Ponte Sant'Angelo
Palazzo del Quirinale
Quattro Fontane
Tiber River
Italy Food S.R.L.
Nearest Point of Interest
Piazza Navona
Nearest Point of Interest
Pantheon
Nearest Point of Interest
Campo de Fiori
Nearest Point of Interest
St. Peter's Basilica
Nearest Point of Interest
Castel Sant'Angelo
Car: not necessary

The apartment is situated between the Vatican and Campo de’ Fiori, in the heart of historical and archaeological Rome.

Nearby Locations: Piazza Navona 5 min; Campo de' Fiori 5 min; S. Peter & Vatican 10 min; Pantheon 10 min; Spanish Steps, 15 min; Colosseum 15 min.

The location of the apartment makes it easy to get to all the places of interest

(Piazza Navona, Castel S. Angelo, Colosseo… monuments and museums)

either by walking or by taking the convenient bus lines.

Well connected to all areas of Rome by public transportation (bus stops, taxi stands are easily accessible).

In this historic neighbourhood you will find the magnificent palaces of the antique Roman families.

This popular tourist area also offers a range of fashionable shops and characteristic eating places, (trattorias, pizzerias, wine bars …) where typical Roman cuisine can be enjoyed so that visitors will really feel part of the atmosphere of old Rome.

Guests can shop at one of the many small and lovely markets and food specialty shops in the neighbourhood. There are supermarkets, groceries & bakeries just around the corner and a fascinating open air fresh food market is held every morning in the medieval Campo de' Fiori square a few steps away from the apt.

Amenities

Centro Storico Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One BATHROOM with a shower and separate water closet and bidet; hairdryer; the bathroom window overlooks the courtyard (photos 9-10);
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    entrance room - 1 twin/ single
    living room - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • 1 Queen size Bed in the bedroom, 2 Single Beds in the living room + baby crib 1 Single bed in the entrance;
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
On the roof top of the building: a beautiful COMMON TERRACE , accessible by elevator, where you can bring your pizza and a bottle of wine, sit and enjoy a stunning view on St. Peter’s dome, Janiculum hill and Baroque Rome (photos 12-13).

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CENTRAL navona apt BEST LOCATION BEST GUEST RATING last minute NOV-MAR €85/nt/2p
average rating of 4.889764 based on 385 reviews
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A Real B&B

  • 5 of 5

This is a great B&B. We stayed for six days. The rooms were once a rented to people who came on pilgrimages to Rome, so we could see what an old fashioned apartment looked like in Rome 100 years ago. Signora Maria (Mirella) was there to greet us. She lives in the same building. We took a language lesson and I took a cooking lesson. She was a language teacher at one time, and the language lesson was useful. We went shopping in the neighborhood, and in the Campo di Fiore market, so I got a lesson in real Italian life. She is a much more casual cook than I am, and it was useful for me to learn how to cut a few corners and still have the final dish come out perfectly. She is, for want of better words, a classy lady, and sets a beautiful table. The apartment was large, a bargain in this neighborhood, comfortable, and interesting. Be aware that you will find a real Italian bathroom. The shower is small, and you are not going to like it if you are large and not very flexible. The toilet is in a separate small, narrow room. And the sink is in a separate area leading encompassing the shower and toilet areas. Small kitchen. Adequate for breakfast and simple cooking. The rooms are in the back of the building so there are no windows on the street, which means it is quiet but a little dark. there is a small courtyard with plants and we ate breakfast outside several times. It remains very quiet. Good bed. We slept well. A real Roman apartment. Signora Maria is an ideal hostess for an introduction to Rome. We had a peak experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rome Apartment - Mirella Cassio

  • 5 of 5

Mirella was very responsive through the entire process and very helpful when we arrived. Maria is a lovely woman and readily available for any questions or concerns. Apartment clean and we'll located. Safe area for walking at night. Elevator of course a plus for managing suitcases. Great experience seeing Rome. Thanks you again Mirella

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, Texas
5

The perfect location in Rome’s historic center.

  • 5 of 5

This is my second stay in this lovely and comfortable apartment. The owner, Mirella, is the perfect host; gracious, accommodating, and always friendly and charming. The apartment has everything you need for a comfortable and pleasant stay. It’s walking distance to important sights, shopping and dining.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to receive Linda a second time and to introduce her to my friends, who appreciated her kindness and refinement. She was with us for a friendly lunch in my home and was invited to a performance of an opera. We hope to see her again and wish her all the best. Thank you Linda for your beautiful flowers!
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5

Lovely and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Loved the apartment! It was clean, well appointed and was very convenient for my Italy trip with my college friends. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy well equipped apartment - excellent location

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable apartment with access to rooftop veranda. Located near shops and restaurants. Well equipped for at-home meal preparation. Fast internet connection. Within walking distance of main sights. Mirella lives in the same building and is available to assist you with your stay. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

All the conveniences of home while away!

  • 5 of 5

Mirella opens the door and has every detail worked out and waiting for you! Location was good but must taxi to most sites. Coming from the States, air-conditioning is different for me. Fans are OK but I would not say it's air conditioning by US standards. Overall an absolutely lovely home and hostess and would not hesitate to stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

final & each wk cleaning $35.37

1-2 PEOPLE RATE (Add € 20/nt/ each additional p)

LAST MINUTE (Nov 19, 2017-Mar 31, 2018)
€85/nt; over 6 nts €80/nt; over 13 nts €75/nt; over 20 nts €70/nt; over 30 nts €65/nt

SPRING 2018 (Apr 1-Jun 30); AUTUMN 2018 (Sep 1-Oct 31)
€105/nt; over 6 nts €100/nt; over 13 nts €95/nt; over 20 nts €90/nt; over 30 nts €85/nt

SUMMER 2018 (Jul 1-Aug 31); WINTER 2018 (Nov 1-Dec 16)
€95/nt; over 6 nts €90/nt; over 13 nts €85/nt; over 20 nts €80/nt; over 80 nts €75/nt


WINTER 2018 (Nov 1-Dec 16)
€100/nt; over 6 nts €95/nt; over 13 nts €90/nt; over 20 nts €85/nt; over 30 nts €80/nt

ADD:
€20/nt/ EACH ADDITIONAL p
€30 each wk & final cleaning

CANCELLATION Policy
If you cancel before 60 days prior to arrival date, we will refund you 50 % of the down payment (wire commission at my charge)
For a cancellation notified less than 60 days prior to arrival date as well as for over 1 cancellation there will be no refund

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.