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Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Beautiful central quite apartment located near Campo de' Fiori and Piazza Navona, two of Rome's most famous squares as well as the elegant Via Giulia, the Pantheon, San Peter/Vatican, Spanish Steps.

THE PRICE ARE ALL INCLUSIVE: WIFI, A.C., CABLE TV, heating, courtesy mobile phone, maps, guides, linens, final cleaning.

The visitor's tax of € 3,50 per person is not included (Children below 10 years no tax) in cash at check in.

WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT ALSO OUR OTHER PROPERTIES n: 394881 - 194822 - 292195 where you can see how much we care about our guests reading the all five stars reviews from previous guests. See what the experts say about us: Slow Travel preferred, Best Rentals Award for years 2011/12/13/14/15, 16, 17

Recommended by "Dream of Italy", Top Vacation Rentals.

This apartment, 80 sqm (second floor, about 40 steps, no elevetor), A.C., has been completely remodeled, elegantly furnished and includes tromp l’oeil painted by the owner. She pay also very close attention to details: bedrooms have double-glazed windows (not only double panels) and shutters to guarantee a good night's sleep, hot water 24 hs a day, heating at your desire.

2 Bedrooms: master room with a queen/king (cm 170x 200) size bed

Second bedroom with a queen size bed (can be divided in 2 single beds)

2 bathrooms with shower, sink, wc. decorated with travertine teils.

A real kitchen, not a kitchen corner, completely organized if you would like to prepare your meal at home,gas stove, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, a big dinning table. Living area with 2 sofa, painting on the walls, mirrors, an antique chandelier, a Tromp l'oeil fireplace (this is an illusion: is tromp l'oeil peinted by the owner) and other details give at the room an elegant and chic atmosphere.

Cable TV with international news (BBC, CNN) movies in English (when the original languages is English) and DVD.

A small, but characteristic balcony looks out on an internal courtyard.

Free WIFI plus a cell. phone so that guests can very easily reach her at any time.

We advise our guest to avoid bring heavy guide's book, we have anything you may need about Rome :Maps, tourist information, guides in English. If you don't have time to plane your vacation in Rome don't worry, at check in we will help you to organize each day of your stay with suggestion and indication of the best sites to visit. ENJOY A NO STRESS VACATION.

Transportation from and to the airport can be organized, as well as transportation from and to Civitavecchia's port.

Check in time at 1 p.m.(unless there has been a mutual agreement, NOT LATER than 8.00 p.m.if you need to check in later please get in touch before booking))

Check out on the day of departue at 10 a.m. (unless there has been a mutual agreement).

We would like draw your attention on our COOKING CLASSES/ CULTURAL EXPERIENCE that are organized in the country side near Rome . Is much more than a cooing class, is COMPLETE ITALIAN FOOD EXPERIENCE that includes culture, tradition, gourmet experience. We have posted few photos to give you an idea in what we offer.

We also started a co-operation with a qualified Tourist Agency that organize customized Private City Tours with a Driver Guide, Private walking tours in Rome (Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Roman Forum…) customized Day Trips with English speaking drivers to Naples (Pompei & Amalfi Coast) Florence; Tuscany wine region, Venice…as well as VIP tours, an exclusive private tour with the Driver & a Licensed Tour Guide

Feel free to ask additional information

More Details

Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018


Natalia and Walter worked for Alitalia Airlines for more than 25 years. Natalia prior to work at Alitalia lived for more than a year in London, studying and working in a tourist agency. She speaks excellent English, understands and speaks Spanish and can 'get by' in French but also a real understanding of just what travellers need when they’re renting a short-term apartment in a foreign Country . Walter worked as well as pilot in Alitalia for more than 30 years, in the photo above you see Walter piloting Pope Giovanni Paolo II to Mozambico in 1988. They both attended courses of the History of Roman Art, which allowed them to get to know the city very well and they will share their knowledge with you at your arrival. At check in they will personally welcome you and spend time to guide you in programming your vacation. You will have the feeling to meet a personal guide, that help you at 360' in discovering this big city so full of history, and save so much time that normally takes to a person that is in town for the first time

The twenty-five years Natalia spent traveling from one country to another gave her an opportunity to learn about the ways and customs of many countries and enhanced her natural predisposition for interpersonal relationships; she always succeeds in establishing an immediate, friendly relationship with her guests.

Since 1995, Natalia attended the 'Academy of Decorative Arts', discovering a hidden talent for painting and decorating that she never imagined before. She now puts this talent to use personally decorating her apartments. In fact, the tiles in the kitchens and the tabletops in the dining areas of her apartments are all hand painted as well as the tromp l'oeil paintings, which gives each apartment a unique touch.

NATALIA and WALTER purchased this apartment in 2002

Why NATALIA and WALTER chose Centro Storico

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION !!! This property is a stone throw away from major important sites and also because the building is a HISTORICAL BUILDING :(from 'Le strade di Roma' - Newton Compton Editors): here is the story of the building:

HOUSE OF CHARLES IV OF BOHEMIA: there is a legend regarding the founding of the Hospital of the nation of Bohemia, which was found at number 132 via dei Banchi Vecchi. As the legend goes, Charles IV had promised Pope Urbano V - in occasion of his coming to Rome in order to be crowned king in 1355 - to not enter the city before the date set for the ceremony. However, unable to resist his desire to visit the Holy city (he was staying with his entourage at Prati di Nerone), he disguised himself as a pilgrim and was able wander about Rome for several days. He stayed in this modest building that he later acquired, designating it as a hostel for the pilgrims of his nation. The plaque that is still found on the building is dated 1357 and refers to the second visit of the King to Rome, when perhaps he acquired the building and the hospital founded. The plaque reads as follows (in Latin):

What makes this apartment unique

Our Guests will enjoy a complete privacy and independence with the feeling to have a home away from home, but with the confidence the they can count an always available assistance from us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I can't thank you enough for our wonderful stay. This was my first stay in Rome, so it was not until we get here that I realized how great a location this is. We walked all over the city and at the end of the day it was just such a treat to return to your comfortable and beautiful home. It served our needs perfectly. You have furnished it without missing a detail......
Sep 2010
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Centro Storico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , this bed is larget than a queen size bed cm 170x200
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • both bedrooms have their own remote control for A.C
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
The location is one of the more appreciate amenities from our guests: in few minutes walking you will be everywhere important and explore all the beauty of this city: best tourist sites, best restaurants, best shopping, best open market (Campo dei Fiori), best wine bar (just in front of the apartment is one of the oldest and well known Enoteca in town VINO E OLIO with a great selection of the best Italian wine where our guest enjoy an aperitif .


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average rating of 4.8923078 based on 155 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The apartment is centrally located to most all the attractions yet quite and not in the major tourist area. We really enjoyed walking to the plazas and having great food.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Beautiful apartment, centrally located

  • 4 of 5

This was a beautiful apartment centrally located to all activities in Rome. Natalia and Walter were amazingly accommodating to us for all of our needs, they truly wished us a good holiday in Rome. The local market is close by for snacks and food if you wish to cook, and the apartment is nicely located to Vatican City and to Piazza Navona and many restaurants. We were a little disappointed that there were many business; closed due to summer vacations in Rome, including the Wine Bar across the street that was closed. Also , please note there are two flights of stairs to enter the apartment, either pack light, or be in good shape. Walter and Natalie have provided a lift for those that are unable to walk up the steps.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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A great Rome visit and a great stay

  • 5 of 5

My girls and I rented Walter and Natalia Menconi's apartment and it could not have been better. The apt is easily assessable on the second floor and has safe access and in a safe neighborhood. The kitchen, baths and bedrooms are especially modern, clean and comfortable. The site is adjacent to great restaurants, outdoor (Campo de Fiori) markets and the classic Rome sights. Natalia was a great assist and resource for information and she set up our pickup/departure rides to the airport. She's a beautiful, classy and first-class host and we thank her and Walter for their hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Great location, quiet, historic building with modern amenities

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was great, located in a quiet neighborhood near Campo di Fiori but walkable to many of the key sights. Natalia and Walter spent time going over maps, recommending nearby restaurants, and were very helpful in getting us started. The building dates from the 13th century but has been nicely updated; only quibble is that the two showers are small.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment in a great, quiet location. Walter and Natalia very easy to work with with helpful suggestions. Do be careful about restaurants in Rome. Many tourist restaurants are terrible! Can’t go wrong with this apartment.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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This place was great for our family. It is very centrally located in the city.

  • 5 of 5

Walter and Lia are very nice. They helped us plan our three days there in Rome. The apartment is very clean, they provided us we some items and told us where we could go to get things. They also recommended some restaurants . We went to Luigi’s one night and it was great .

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci
Nearest Barpub
4 Metres
Vino e Olio wine bar
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Civitavecchia port
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Termini Central Station
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Luigi / Polese
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Lido di ostia
Car: not necessary

From this strategic place in a few minutes walking you will be able to reach extraordinary and famous places like Vatican Museum, San Peter, Pantheon, Trevi Fauntain, Campo dei Fiori, Coliseum, Forum, Navona Square, Piazza Venezia and more


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

.Rates include: WIFI, A.C., CABLE TV, heating, courtesy mobile phone, maps, guides, linens, final cleaning. The visitor's tax of € 3,50 per person is not included (Children below 10 years no tax) in cash at check in.

For booking more than 10 days please ask cancellation policy rules

Owner'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.

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