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7 min Walk to the Spanish Steps! wifi + elevator

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-7)

A spacious, comfortable, secure apartment well situated on the fourth floor of an elegant 19th century building with elevator at Via Vittoria Colonna:

We are located at 900 meters from the Spanish steps.

Only a 7/8 minute walk to the Spanish Steps, 10 minutes to Piazza Navona, and 15 minutes to Saint Peter's Cathedral & the Vatican Museum. From this location, the most important historical sights of the Eternal City can be reached very quickly like Trevi Fountain or Saint Angel Castle! And if you don't want to walk you can arrive to Saint Peter's by bus #87 or Colossuem by bus #81 (the bus stop is just in front of our building!)

Search the address on the web and you'll be able to see its excellent location.

The apartment was recently completely renovated. Everything is new and neat, and as you can see from the pictures, it’s very modern, with high quality furnishings. This is a 2 bed rooms apartment: one master suite with en suite bathroom and a smaller bedroom with 2 single beds that can turn into a queen size bed with a second bath. Both rooms have high quality mattresses!

There is also a lovely and spacious living room with a double sofa bed, a dining area and separate kitchen! The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, American coffee maker, kettle, gas stove with oven, fridge/freezer unit, as well as all the other necessary appliances like, iron and ironing board!

The apartment has air conditioning in both rooms and in the living room (daikin emura mini splits, great quality and functioning), parquet floors, iphone-ipod stereo, LCD TV/Sat to watch international tv channels in every room. ADSL & Wi-Fi internet connection keeps you in touch with the world, last but not the least we provide a pc and a printer to let you print boarding passes or tickets for museums or simply surf the web! and a land line to received phone calls from your beloved and to make locals and national phone calls!

Of course, since it’s in a delightful central neighborhood, it is well connected to public transportation to go everywhere and it is well served by a variety of local cafes, great restaurants, supermarkets, and delicatessens / convenience stores. There is a welcoming Italian café for breakfast or lunch only a few steps from the building, by the way: this neighborhood is the safest in Rome!

The apartment has only one key for the main front door and the apartment itself has no keys - only digit codes so that you don't have to worry about losing the keys.

The treatment's friendly and helpful and I’m always trying to make sure my guests have the best experience in Rome. If you want more information, feel free to read the feedback from previous guests that stayed in my apartments (see the comments on listings #247364, 362568, 359819).

We accept payments on-line with credit card on our web site and we provide assistance with drivers and tour companies!

I welcome your inquiries and questions and will respond within one business day.

every guest after the 4th pays an additional rate of 30 euros daily.

for runners: you can run at saint angel castle park or near the tiber or just inside the city center

for families: just inside the castle you have a lovely playground for your children if you want to relax with them!

we can also organize tours (you are welcomed to ask as you book the apartment, and book a tour before your arrival. it is hard to book at arrival since my american guide is very busy!)

This is a self catering apartment. you will find basic toilet paper, hand soap,

for every additional need u can find all that u need at the supermarket

More Details

Silvio Spicacci Minervini
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Silvio Spicacci Minervini

i am 40 and got married july 2012!

i really love meeting my guests, even though because we have about 2000 guests every year, i am not able sometimes to meet everybody, but keep in touch regulary though land line phone or email.

my family and i have started this turistic company, in the summer 2013 we will have 5 owned apartments and we plan to have 8/9 apts in 2014.

it is a big effort and now it has become my full time job.

Silvio Spicacci Minervini purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Silvio Spicacci Minervini chose Rione XXII Prati

because it is the perfect area. it can be reached by car as no traffic block, and from there u can arrive anywhere in the city

it is incredible silent, which is a plus in roma, and the air conditioning is really excellent.

plus there is an elevator!

great restaurants nearby: you have to try splendor or la barchetta restaurants!

really excellent!!!!!

What makes this apartment unique

it's silence,you will sleep peacefully!!! compared to roman noise!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Normally the downside of an apartment is you are on your own for tips, recommendations etc. Silvio is, however, a great host and always available, even sending you emails during the stay to stay in touch. This apartment is roomy and spotless, but most of all it is quiet - a wonderful place to escape to after a hectic day in noisy Rome. I would certainly stay here again, and would recommend to friends and family.
Oct 2013
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Rione XXII Prati Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 singles that can turn into 1 queen 1 matrimonale in italy
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 single and a queen sofa bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , american queen = italian matrimoniale bed
  • Double Beds (1) a comfortable double bed with bathroom en suite!, Twin or Single Beds (2) these 2 single beds can turn into a duble bed!, Baby Cribs (1) on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) the bigger sofa is a sofa bed, plus there is an additional single bed
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
This is a self catering apartment. you will find basic toilet paper, hand soap, liquid soap for hand wash dishes (please do not insert this into the dishwasher), and a few tablets for the dishwasher. any other appliance is not provided, for every additional need u can find all that u need at the supermarket


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7 min Walk to the Spanish Steps! wifi + elevator
average rating of 4.8512397 based on 123 reviews
san jose, CA


  • 5 of 5

This was a great apartment. Amenities were very clean, and home very comfortable. Location was excellent with walking distance to restaurants, shopping, historical places. Silvio arrange for pick up from and to airport, which made very convenient. Would highly recommend this home and Silvio.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you very much! i appreciate your honestly this this review
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Fantastic Location, Responsive Owner

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I, plus our adult son, spent a glorious week in Rome in this perfectly situated apartment. The owner, Silvio, could not have been more helpful, even with last minute requests. My son arrived, bleary-eyed, at the airport in the early morning (my husband and I were driving from Tuscany), and Silvio not only let him check in early, but also arranged a driver to pick him up and Elena to provide keys and help. The apartment itself is high-ceilinged and spacious, and sparsely though adequately furnished. Fabric was draped over the two white couches, which made them a bit uncomfortable, but the two bedrooms and bathrooms were great for our needs. We ended up eating out, so we did not use the kitchen, which appeared to be well stocked with tableware, etc. There was a good washer (no dryer) in the bathroom off the master bedroom. We had occasional problems with the elevator, and there was work being done on the building that was noisy, but we were mostly out during the work hours. The main reason to book this unit is the location. We were able to easily walk to the main tourist areas we wanted to see (Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps) and were steps away from the bus stop for areas further away (biking the Appian Way, train to Ostia Antica). All in all, I would recommend this unit as a terrific base for exploring this amazing city.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank u for your review, you were very unfortunate as those days the elevator was not working properly and the assistance from the manager of the building was delayed. unfortunately these things can happen in Holiday apartments for all the owners in the building. thanks again for your stay
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Lovely comfortable apartment in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Pictures don't show how attractive, nice and clean this apartment is. The building is atmospheric and the apartment served four of us more than nicely. It is convenient to everything- within walking of the Vatican, the Colosseum/ Forum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, the Tiber River, great restaurants and markets. It is stocked very well with dishes, pots and pans, towels and linens- and has comfortable beds and sofas. Silvio was very solicitous, sending a driver to the airport for us, checking with us often and making sure we had what we needed. Of three different places in three different cities where we stayed in Italy, this was the nicest apartment and had the best customer service. We would stay here again. Thank you, Silvio!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, well equipped and comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in Rome (our first) and were recommended Silvio's apartment for its location (central but not touristy) and its amenities. We are a family of 4 (2 teenage kids). The second bedroom was set up as 2 single beds for the kids. The air conditioning was effective and the kitchen was well equipped. Within walking distance of pretty much everything you want to see in Rome although we did take buses (from just outside the apartment) to reach the colosseum in the evening.

Would highly recommend and stay there again.

Silvio arranged transport from and to the airport for us which was very helpful.

Thanks Silvio!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Long Branch New Jersey

Comfort in Historical Roma

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was amazing. Roomy, clean and pleasant. It was near the Vatican and Otherbtourist sites. There were also restaurants in walking distance and places to purchase groceries if you chose to stay in and cook. We had every amenity needed. Our host was very accommodating and welcoming. We had an awesome time. We will definitely stay here again next year when we visit Roma.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and spacious apartment

  • 4 of 5

For the price, the apartment was great value. It was clean, spacious and had very comfortable beds. Location was also great. We were able to walk 15 minutes to get to some action area and/or take a bus to everywhere else since the bus stop was right in front of he from door. A nice coffee shop and pizzeria down below as well.

If it wasn't for the old bathroom and showers, it would have got a 5 star from me. Some upgrade to the two bathrooms will definitely benefit the apartment.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear k. Thank yor your review And for appreciating the cleaness of my apartment. Regarding the baths. Actually the one where you slept was just remodeled april 2017 with hand made ceramics from Vietri. The second in the hall way is from 2011. Maybe the baths were not of your taste? But they are not old. It is hard to meet everyones taste probabily thank u again for your review
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Point of Interest
tiberin island
Nearest Point of Interest
campo dei fiori
Nearest Point of Interest
santa maria in trastevere
Nearest Point of Interest
spanish steps
Nearest Point of Interest
ara pacis monument
Nearest Point of Interest
people square
Nearest Point of Interest
trevi fountain
Nearest Point of Interest
saint angel castle!
Nearest Point of Interest
Saint Peter Cathedral
Nearest Point of Interest
navona square
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

you can walk everywhere to either piazza di spagna or piazza navona or the vatican.

there are many bus stands just facing the building.

and the tickets are sold in the small bar nexdoor!

you can get to colosseum with a convenient bus!

and we have great restaurants all around our place!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

final cleanings $98.45

City tax is paid at arrival in cash 3,50 euro each daily. adults from 9 years old.

Our regular arrival time is in the early evening, usually between 2pm and 6pm by appointment. The only way to guarantee an early check-in is to reserve the apartment for the night before. By reserving the night before it will be ready for check in as early as 8 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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