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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Locazione Turistica Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 and 1/2 bathrooms

We offer you the opportunity to sped your holiday in one of our Dolceroma apartments in the oldest neighborhood of Rome a stone's throw from the magnificent Colosseo.The apartment is located in the heart of ancient Rome,next to the Colosseum and the important Basilica of San Clemente.This location is perfect for those who like to walk in the centre (easily you can reach by foot the main sites like the Colosseum, Piazza Venezia , Fontana di Trevi, Pantheon) or reach any other destination by public transportation.

PLEASE VISIT OUR OTHER APARTMENTS listed with Vrbo:194822, 250871, where you can see how much we care about our guests reading all the five stars reviews that has been sent from previous guests. See what the experts say about us: Slow Travel preferred, Best Rentals Award for years 2011/12/13/14/15,16 Recommended by "Dream of Italy"

THE PRICE ARE ALL INCLUSIVE : city visitors taxes, final cleaning, electricity, AC, CABLE TV , WIFI , cell phone 24hr hot water.


This apartment has been completely remodeled, elegantly furnished and beautifully decorated and includes tromp l'oeil paintings by the owner. The apartment, 55 sqm, is on the 1st floor (second floor for American) of a building from the early 1900s, and includes air conditioning in each room, soundproof windows and is composed of:

a small entry hall that leads to the living room, a corner kitchen decorated with hand painted tiles (refrigerator, microwave, electric stove, dishwasher and everything necessary for cooking).

2 bedrooms :

One of the two rooms has a larger bed that is closer to a king size (180x200cm) with a fresco painted by the owner. The bed can be separated in two twins. The other bedroom, while smaller, has a queen size bed . Both the rooms have windows to let in the light.

1 +1/2 bathrooms

One very spacious bath is decorated with travertine tiles and includes all services (sink, w.c., bidet and shower, wasching machine), the second 1/2 bathroom still contains a sink w.c, and a small shower.

A door leads out on to a small balcony, which gives a lot of lights, brightness and crossing air to the apartment.

25% deposit is request upon booking , Balance only via Pay Pal or in CASH. If balance will be paid in cash there is an additional 10% DISCOUNT (don't need to carry with you the balance, you can collect it at any ATM machine during your stay)

The owner pay also very close attention to details: well-equipped kitchen (hand painted tiles), comfortable beds, ample linens and bath towels. At check in she will personally welcome you and spend time to guide you in programming your vacation, sharing with you all her knowledge. 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

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 plan 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

Metro “Colosseo line B” at only 5 minutes walk.

No additional cost for weekend and holliday check in.

Next to the apartment: restaurants, gelato, banks, ATM cash machine, post office, butcher, backer, supermarket, pharmacy, bars, souvenirs shop, tobacconist, travel agency……

Transportation from/to airport can be organized and from/to Civitavecchia's port.

Check in time at 12 am( when possible we will be very happy to check you in earlier ) NOT LATER than 8.00 p.m. (if you need t check in a little later please get in touch with us 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/ GURMET EXPERIENCE that are organized in the country side near Rome . Is much more than a cooking class, is COMPLETE ITALIAN FOOD EXPERIENCE dedicate to sharing Italian food tradition in a hands-on cooking class. We have posted few photos to give you an idea in what we offer. Feel free to ask additional information or visit

A FARMER MARKET take place every weekend near the apartment with a great selection of the freshest products of the soil, including also the best chees, best olive oil, best meet, salami, and olive - mushroom - eggplant - zucchini - artichoke patè ecc. ecc. is not only a farmer market but also a really gourmet experience.

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 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 Counthry. 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 2001

Why NATALIA and WALTER chose San Giovanni

Location Location Location !!! The apartment is located at few steps away from the most visited monument in Rome : COLISEUM. Also the amazing Roman Forum is at 10 minutes walking and the Basilica of San Clemente, one of the most important testimonial in how Rome was builded one level above the other trough the Centuries , is just across the street. Good but not expensive restaurants are located in the area ( a list of our recommended restaurants is provided)

What makes this apartment unique

much more comfort compering with an hotel room, you can enjoy with your family meals, relax, 24 hours of English news or English movies, Internet, local mobile, but also have assistance from Natalia and Walter for any need, you will have the good feeling having friends looking after you in a stranger city.


San Giovanni Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • in the biggest bathroom there is a washer, the half bathroom is small but it has wc toilet sink and a small shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This bed is cm 180 x cm 200, can be devided in 2 twins
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) King side bed can be separated in two twins if you are a family with children please let us know how you would like the beds to be prepared
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Maps, Guide, books in english. Don't need to bring with you heavy guide's books, we have a great selection in the apartment


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8125 based on 80 reviews

Lovely Apartment in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This 2-bedroom apartment is a short walk from the Colosseum in a good neighborhood with lots of great restaurants. Walter met us at check-in and graciously spent lots of time with us making sure that we understood the key system, air conditioning, TV, etc. He marked out important tourist destinations on a map for us and recommended restaurants in the area. His welcoming orientation was a great way to start us off on our visit to Rome. The apartment itself is very well-appointed and clean and the beds were comfortable. We could not have asked for a better experience and highly recommend this apartment to others. Both Walter and Natalia were responsive to us prior to our arrival and very accommodating with our schedule. Natalia arranged for transportation to the airport for us and they even left us a cell phone to use to make local calls and to get in touch with them if we needed to. Thank you, Walter and Natalia for helping to make our vacation such a great experience!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Caroline it was a pleasure meeting you and to have you as guests. We are glad that you enjoyed the apartment and Rome. We hope to have you again as our guests in your next trip to Rome. best regards Walter and Natalia
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Lake in the Hills, Illinois

Lovely Apartment - Great Location

  • 4 of 5

My husband Pat, myself and my sister in law Kathy stayed here the week of March 31st - April 7th.

Natalia and Walter were very accommodating and friendly.

The apartment was decorated nicely and both bedrooms were very comfortable. The only drawback I would mention is that the one bathroom is too small to be called a full bathroom. I think it needs to be called a half/ full bathroom. I’m a small person and I had trouble using it. The other bathroom was perfect.

The location was perfect and we were in walking distance of the metro and the Colosseum.

I would recommend this apartment for two or three people. A family of 4 might be crowded.


  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Camille, thank you for your nice review, Walter and I are very happy to know that you have spent a nice holiday in Rome and we hope to see you again for another holiday. Regarding the size of the second bathroom, you probably did not dwell enough to read the description that I published: 1 +1/2 bathrooms : One very spacious bath is decorated with travertine tiles and includes all services (sink, w.c., bidet and shower, wasching machine), the second 1/2 bathroom still contains a sink w.c, and a small shower. Even in the detailed description of the size of the bathrooms I have reported a half bath. In the description that I make of my apartments I always try to be very precise, because I do not want to give my guests bad surprises. I'm sorry if this inconvenience and I really look forward to having you again as my guest, you've been a perfect guest. Tks Natalia and Walter
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Natalia and Walter were very responsive before the trip and most helpful with suggestions for important sites near the apartment. We loved our stay here. The apt. Is small but cozy and very clean and comfortable. I recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb location and hosts

  • 5 of 5

Natalia and Walter were wonderful hosts and the apartment is centrally located for your Rome vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location in Rome

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely apartment for our stay in Rome, very close to the Colosseum, but also in a very quiet location. Walter and Natalia are extremely kind and helpful, they provided an excellent overview of all the sights to see and local restaurants. The kitchen is well equipped. There are some really good restaurants nearby which are very reasonably priced. We had a lovely stay in Rome, and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Toni for your nice feedback. Happy you appreciate the apartment, the location (so close to Coliseum and close to many good and reasonable prices restaurants) and our services. Hope to host you again Natalia and Walter
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Oak Hill, Virginia

Fantastic Apartment in the Center of Everything

  • 5 of 5

We just returned after 10 days in Rome and loved this apartment. First the important things:

* the location is perfect. Nothing like stepping outside and seeing the Colosseum. It was our Home beacon. The neighborhood is filled with great restaurants, gelato, mini marts, and a grocery store. A taxi stand is a short walk down the street.

* the apartment is very comfortable. We had two adults and two kids. It’s small but has everything you need. It’s also very quiet. Never heard the neighbors.

* it has a great shower. This is very important to me.

Things to know...there is a second bathroom but it is very small. For us it was perfect for brushing teeth or getting ready while someone else was showering in the big bathroom. We never used the shower in the small bathroom. If you feel like you need two adult sized showers, this may not be right. It worked perfectly fine for us.

The kitchen has everything you need. We had breakfast there every morning and I cooked lunch one day. Walter and Natalia make sure there are essentials like salt and pepper, olive oil, coffee and tea. The fridge is stocked with some creamers for that first morning until you get to the store.

As advertised, Walter and Natalia met us at the apartment upon our arrival. Walter showed us all we needed to know about the apartment and Natalia sat down with a map to show us where things were and to help me “complete my itinerary.” It was very helpful. We were there for Christmas and Natalia even dug a small Christmas tree decoration out of a cupboard for us. This put my son at ease as he was worried about not having a tree.

Walter and Natalia left us with a local phone in case we needed it and we connected on WhatsApp. He checked in with us to make sure we were having a good time.

We had a great vacation. We always expect there to be some issue with a rented property and we had zero. It was the first time the kids were overseas and we had a fantastic vacation. The apartment was home away from home and was perfect for our trip.

By the way, don’t miss Basilica San Clemente. It’s easy to overlook, is practically across the street, and is full of surprises.

Thank you, Walter and Natalia!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Many bars next the apartment
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Central termini Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Clementini, Naumachie, Isidoro,Rioni
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Ostia Lido/Ancient Ostia
Nearest Point of Interest
basilica di san Clemente
Nearest Point of Interest
San Giovanni in Laterano
Nearest Point of Interest
Sancta Santorum
Nearest Point of Interest
Domus Aurea
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Roman Forum
Nearest Point of Interest
Arco di Costantino
Nearest Point of Interest
Circo massimo
Nearest Point of Interest
Bocca della verit�
Nearest Point of Interest
Ss quattro coronati
Nearest Point of Interest
Capitol hill
Nearest Point of Interest
Saint Peter in Chain
Nearest Point of Interest
monumento a Vittorio Emanuele
Nearest Point of Interest
Foro e colonna Traiana
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Maria maggiore
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Prassede
Car: not necessary

next to the apartment The Historical Museum of the Vatican City located in the Noble apartment of the Lateran Palace (admission from the atrium of the Basilica of St John Lateran. Complesso del Vittoriano: from the Terrazze delle Quadriglie enjoy a breath-taking view of the City of Rome. For your children: 3D Rewind Rome: a small technological jewel allows us to relive Imperial Rome with a virtual jounery in 3D bringing us back two thousand years. Time Elevator: Three large screen, mobile platforms simulating movement, and audio-video effects combine to re-create the history of Rome. Domus Romanae at Palazzo Valentini: the fascinating tour takes visitors through ther remains of the patrician 'Domus' and mosaics, painted walls, polychrome and paved floor can be admired thorugh multi_media reconstructions of the past involving light displays, sound effects and film showings.San Clemente Church at 3 minutes walking, very important testimonial that Rome was builded up one level above the other through the Centuries, you can visit 3 level below : 1 level below is from 4th Century and another level below will take you to the first Century (we reccomedn to rent an audio guide). Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano at 7 minutes walking as well as the 'Holy Stair'. The legend says that some angels brought the stair to Rome, this is the srair that Gesus Christ climed when he meet Ponzio Pilato. Shopping: at few minutes walking, just after the Bsilicia of San Giovanni, starts the busy Via Appia, the shopping street of Roman people. Restaurants in the area: prices are not so high like in Campo dei Fiori/Navona Square area but very good quality at reasonable prices, romans people come in this area for dinner. We will reccommend the best in the area.




Additional information about rental rates

Rates include:visitors taxes, WIFI, A.C., heating, courtesy mobile phone, linen, guide books, cable TV, final cleaning
25% deposit is request upon booking , Balance via Pay Pal or in cash. If balance will be paid in cash there is an additional 10% DISCOUNT (don't need to carry with you the balance, you can collect the due at any ATM machine during your stay)

For booking more than 10 days please ask cancellation policy rules

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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