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A Romantic Flat in an Historical Building

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Lupa Flat is a luxury and typical apartment located in Via della Lupa (can accomodate a maximum of 4 people), few minutes away from the Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona. The recently renewed apartment is on the ground floor of a noble building dating back to 1760, and has been created by the Marquis Giambattista Collicola Monthioni, a great appreciator of the fine arts, Governor of Spoleto and Major Messenger of the Holy Apostolic Palaces.

In the backyard you can find an old fountain, built by the famous architect Bernini. It’s made up of a living room with sofa bed and dining corner, a double bedroom with decorated ceilings, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower. It is provided with Internet connection and wireless connection, Tv, Hi-Fi Radio. The “Cotto” flooring, the vaulted ceiling, a both modern and antique furniture of great quality and valuable tapestry together with the ideal location make this elegant apartment one of a kind.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2018

About The Owner

The only thing better than being on a beautiful street of Ethernal City is being there while the setting sun hits the marbles of ancient Rome

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2007

Why The Owner chose Centro Storico

From the very first time I stepped foot on Rome 23 years ago, I have felt more at home on this city than I have anyplace else in the world. There is so much natural beauty here that I'm still amazed every time I turn a corner and catch a glimpse of that beautiful city. I love the churches, the streets, the squares, the people, the restaurants but especially the peace, joy, and serenity I feel whenever I'm here.

What makes this apartment unique

Hands down, Lupa flat is in one of the best places on the whole world. I love stumbling out of bed in the morning, grabbing a cup of coffee, and waking up while sitting at a cafè watching the world go by on the square in front of me, seeing the incredible monuments, watching the colorful people and trying to decide which of the beautiful areas we'll go to today. I love the location of Lupa flat, I can be to all my favorite cafès or restaurants or stores in 2-5 minutes or so.


Centro Storico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


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(16 traveler reviews)

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A Romantic Flat in an Historical Building
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews
Atlanta, GA

Be sure to triple check your booking!

  • 1 of 5

When I made this booking almost a year ago, I asked if the flat was accessible by wheelchair. I was told it was on the bottom floor and it was no problem. I contacted the "manager" of the flat 2 months prior to my visit again reminding them of the wheelchair.

When my driver delivered me to the address, the door was blocked by garbage bins and could not open wide enough to get into the building. So at the last minute I had to pay an additional fee to the driver to take me somewhere else...and stay somewhere that cost me more than double what I had anticipated I would pay.

The only thing this manager offered to do was to give me my money back....well, no duh of course I'm getting my money back..::but what about the bank fees to pay from America to Italy, the extra cost for my driver, the extra cost to stay in a hotel and the $30 a day I had to pay to get transportation from my out of the way hotel to see the Roman sites? I was offered nothing! Which in my eyes makes this owner a BAD person to rent from!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, First of all thank you very much for your review. I'm really very sorry for this misunderstanding. This old apartment is on ground floor but it's inside an ancient palace and wasn't never advertised as suitable for disabled people. As you could understand a XVI Century palace wasn't designed for a wheelchair. I'm really very sorry but I never understood you have a wheelchair with you otherwise I'd suggested some hotel with lifts and large doors. When you arrived, my City Manager has tried to help you book a suitable structure but you refused his help, and preferred to leave immediately. We quickly realized that there had been a mistake and we offered a full refund for your reservation even if you had no more right. You have told us that you not only wanted a full refund but also us to pay all subsequent charges you faced according to your choices. I was very sorry that you even entered the apartment when you arrived otherwise you could add something to your review. Thank you very much for your understanding and we hope you all had a happy stay. Kind regards Sergio
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Victoria, Canada

Great retreat in Rome!

  • 4 of 5

We'd give the Lupa flat six stars for location. We were able to walk to everything and only needed a taxi on arrival and departure.

Sergio and Nicole were very helpful.

The kitchen is pretty tiny and limited for cooking at home, but there are so many great places to eat nearby, it wasn't a problem for us.

I'd recommend the taxi on arrival as the street and apartment door are difficult to find the first time, especially in the dark.

We would be very happy to stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your beautiful review and your suggestions. I hope to host again in the future with a Special Preferred Guests Offer. Sincerely Sergio
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks here. The flat is small but well-appointed and very convenient. We walked to almost everything, and when we needed to take the Metro, the Spagna station is just a short walk (8 minutes) away. There's a supermarket and several bancomats nearby. We ate at many neighborhood restaurants and never had a bad meal. We took advantage of some of the extras: airport pickup and drop-off was convenient and well worth it. The welcome basket provided us with lunches for the whole first week. After walking all day, we were grateful not to have to climb stairs to get home! Thanks Sergio, Valentina, and Ncola for a wonderful stay in Roma!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am glad that your vacation was a success. I look forward to working with again on your return trip. Kind regards Sergio, Valentina & Nicola
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Lupa Flat for 31 days while I was doing a study abroad program in Rome. I'm a non-traditional student so I wasn't interested in student housing. This was my first trip to Europe so everything was new and different. I was greeted by Daniela who was warm and welcoming. She helped me with all my questions. Let me warn you, if you've never been to Rome, nothing is as it seems it should's part of the charm. Go out and get lost, trust me you will.

The apartment manager Nicola was outstanding. She was so kind and very responsive. I must say, she really went above and beyond. Thank you Nicola! The apartment owners were also very helpful and gracious. Take advantage of some of the "add on" services they offer. I used the airport shuttle roundtrip and it was well worth it.

You are moments from the Spanish Steps, Pasquale's for pizza, a great coffee shop, Via Tomacelli, Via Della Scrofa and Via Del Corso are also very close by. The bus stop and taxi stand is literally 6 blocks away (only take white taxi's; the others are a scam). You also have 2 of the best gelato places very close to you Gelatini and Grom. I prefer Grom but to each their own:)

The apartment is the perfect home base. The kitchen has everything you need to make a quick meal. They provide you with a Nespresso machine and if you've never tried it I STRONGLY encourage you to do so. Very nice extra to have in the flat. You can buy capsules at the Nespresso boutique near the Spanish Steps. The shower worked great; I never ran out of hot water. Apartment is quiet for a large city. As the description clearly states there is only a washer and not a dryer. Also no microwave but a handy little toaster over.

The flat is in an excellent location. Great neighborhood and I always felt very safe. I was there by myself and didn't feel like I had to worry.

Excellent staff, outstanding location, and an amazing city! Thank you for everything. I will be back next year in Settembre and will definitely be staying with you again!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elizabeth, Thank you for taking the time to write us. Our reviews mean so much to us. Please do come return! Best regards Sergio & Nicola & Daniela
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Portland, Oregon USA

Romantic and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 delightful days in this exceptionally conveniently located apartment. we were met exactly as we had been told, oriented thoroughly and efficiently to the apartment, and provided with plenty of emergency support. The apartment was everything and more than we had expected--very well equipped with many comforts such as an easy espresso machine and extra pillows, and delightfully quirky. The location couldn't have been better. We literally walked to every place we wanted to visit including the Vatican, the Coloseum, the Spanish Steps (every evening!), the Borghese gardens and museum. There were excellent restaurants and cafes all around us. We felt like citizens of the city--it was lovely.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol & Peter for your thoughtful review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our house and hope you will come back again soon. Kind regards Sergio & Nicola
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Lupa Flat

  • 4 of 5

Well located - walking distance to most sights, shopping and dining. Very quiet and has all the

Amenities needed for a great stay. A bottle of wine and snacks were waiting for us on arrival. Valentina met us at the flat where A bottle of wine and snacks were waiting.

We would recommend the flat.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We think our small flat offers great value and comfort for our customers. We look forward to a return visit from you & your friends. Sergio & Valentina
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Nearest Point of Interest
Piazza di Spagna
Nearest Point of Interest
Ara Pacis
Nearest Point of Interest
Trevi Fountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Piazza Navona
Nearest Point of Interest
Castel Sant'angelo
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $58.25
Refundable damage deposit $232.99

Last Minute - Special Offer - Ask for the Best Price

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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