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Sunny Penthouse Apartment - Central Rome - Never Knowingly Undersold

Bedrooms 1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

All the benefit of a central property without the expensive rates of the centre

Welcome to this Penthouse in Monteverde Rome.This property is the wise and intelligent choice for the smart traveller. It is positioned close enough to the historical center so that you can reach it in a few minutes without hassles but far enough to avoid the noise (if you enjoy a good night of rest after a busy day sightseeing and shopping) and the rip-off prices you are likely to expect in the heart of Rome. At sunset, allow yourself to unwind and relax on the terrace with a drink in your hand after a day spent sightseeing or shopping. Enjoy alfresco dining overlooking a unique view of Rome and its surroundings. The penthouse can accommodate up to 2 people and is made of one bedroom with a queen size bed, one chill-out panoramic veranda with one double sofa bed, one fully equipped kitchen, one dining room with one double sofa bed, one bathroom and one large terrace with a superb view.The neighbourhood is quiet and safe with the convenience of being just steps off the main city attractions.

Grocery, banks, restaurants, pharmacy, etc. are all available on the corner. Its a short walk to all major transportation and convenient to everything in Rome. Transportation: Tram 8 and buses serve the neighbourhood. The closest tram/bus stop, is a 2-minute walk from the apartment. From there, it's about 8-10 minutes to Trastevere and 12-15 min. to Largo Argentina and 20 minutes to Piazza Venezia from where you can reach the main tourist spots. Trastevere train station is only 5 minutes away by tram 8.

Please note that this property is rented as "locazione turistica" (touristic letting) under Italian Law 431/98 article 1, paragraph 2, letter C and Italian Civil Code art. 1571 to 1627 and no services are provided.

More Details

Andrew Vitale
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Andrew Vitale

Hi, my name is Andrea. I was born in Rome in March 1968 and I moved to London when I was 19. There I became a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales where I practiced until 2006, the year I returned to sunny Rome. In 2007 I purchased this lovely property which I now rent as a holiday home.

Andrew Vitale purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Andrew Vitale chose Rome

I bought my property in this location because is one of the little sanctuary you find in Rome. It reminds me of the quiet, nice and clean neighborhoods you have in London (it is called 'the small villas'), yet you are in Rome and only 15 minutes away from the vibrant, beautiful and sometimes noisy centre of Rome. Also being a penthouse apartment you can enjoy and excellent view of the City and its ventilated terrace offers a perfect oasis to escape from the heat during the hottest months.

What makes this apartment unique

My property is located in a strategic position. Very close to public transport and local amenities. The terrace is surely a plus and its vicinity with the historical sites allows the minded traveller to rent a property at a very competitive rate without having to renounce to comfort and style.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This penthouse was very suited for our family. My wife and I and our two grown-up children had lots of space. Inside and on the terrace with fantastic view. It is a little outside of the city-centre and we liked that. Gave us more the idea of being in Rome. It is a good place to digest al the impressions.

When we arrived Andrea's parents gave us a warm welcome. And Andrea helped us by instantly answering our questions by email.
May 2015
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Monte Verde Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
The Apartment is in Monteverde, just off Trastevere in a historic, residential, green neighbourhood with families & children and parks. The neighborhood is quiet and safe with the convenience of being just steps off the main city attractions. Grocery, banks, restaurants, pharmacy, etc. are all available on the corner. Its a short walk to all major transportation and convenient to everything in Rome. TRANSPORTATION: Tram 8 and buses serve the neighborhood. The closest tram/bus stop, is a 2-minute walk from the Apartment. From there, it's about 8-10 minutes to Trastevere and 12-15 min. to Largo Argentina. Trastevere train station is only 5 minutes away by tram 8. Location also convenient to reach NUOVA FIERA DI ROMA by car or public transport. The neighborhood is residential, well serviced by the tram and is very close to a big market with the moderate prices you would expect to find outside the tourist center.


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Sunny Penthouse Apartment - Central Rome - Never Knowingly Undersold
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 70 reviews

Lovely property with beautiful views of the city

  • 4 of 5

Lovely apartment with excellent facilities. Quite far out from the centre but there are good buses and trams only minutes away. Lots of helpful information given by Andrea before and whilst at the property making the stay very easy. Would recommend this property

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

For us the apartment was in a super location, a quiet area away from the crowds, with good shops nearby and easy access to the centre of Rome via the tram. The apartment was clean, well equiped and the furniture comfortable (although we did find the bed a little hard). The views from the terrace were stunning (well worth the climb up five flight s of stairs!). Andrea sent very precise directions on how to get to the apartment, which we found invaluable.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
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An excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a lovely weekend in the beautiful city of Rome staying at The Penthouse Monteverde. This is a spacious, clean and well laid out apartment with good access to the city centre on the frequent tram service which passes at the top of the road (the journey takes about 15 minutes and is cheap too). The apartment also has the added advantage of having a terrace where you can make the most of the Italian sunshine after a busy day's sightseeing.The owner provided excellent customer service and I would recommend his apartment to anyone wishing to stay in this area. The only downside was that we didn't want to leave!

We will definately be returning.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northern Ireland

Holiday in Rome with my 3 teenage grandchildren.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was great. The kids were delighted with SKY and were able to contact their friends on facebook using the wi fi. It is a 15 minute bus or tram ride away from the centre of Rome The bus and tram stops are just a few metres from the apartment. Everything was as described on the internet, including the fact that there is no lift. I did not have any problem with the number of steps to the apartment; it just took me a little longer than the kids.

It was also reassuring to have the telephone and Andrea's home phone number available for any emergencies.

After a hectic day it was really lovely to sit out in the balcony and watch the moon rise over Rome. At the top of the street is a Chinese restaurant which the kids loved. They were so friendly. Nearby is an excellent Italian restaurant. Warm thanks to Andrea and his father for all their help.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cork, Ireland

Beautiful view, quiet location, perfect condition

  • 5 of 5

I was happy with everything about Penthouse Monteverde. You eat breakfast looking out over the city, in the sunrise. There are lots of shops and some great restaurants within a few blocks (try Ristorante Pistoia). The apartment is clean and quiet and everything works. The owner was helpful. The internet was free. I recommend it for a couple and one or two children, but perhaps a little small for two couples. In heavy rain, make sure the pipe on the balcony is clear so the water will flow out.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
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Kilkenny, Ireland

The perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Penthouse Monteverde was brilliant from start to finish. Andrea provided great instructions and detail and the property was exactly as we expected even though we never realised how beautiful it would be to sit above the rooftops in the rising sun and plan a day in the city in front of us.

Travelling with four kids, this was an ideal place with plenty of space to relax, where an air conditioned "tv room" was a life safer after a long day in town.

We especially like the location in a great neighbourhood with apricot trees growing along the path and plenty of small shops, pizzerias and vegetables places to supply all that was required. Catering for a family of 6 was perfectly easy in the penthouse apartment.

Access to town was perfect via the tram and we would and have recommeded the appartment to anyone travelling to Rome and we would most certainly hope to come again.

Re traveltips to Rome, our experience was to find a tour guide for St Peter and the Vatican Museum but to avoid the same at the Colloseum. The Roma pass is worth getting for three days and the bakery around the corner from Monteverde Penthouse sells divine thin sheet pizza by the meter which will feed anyone for a picnic in town.

Enjoy. We had not quibbles whatsoever. Thanks Andrea


  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Fiumicino - Leonardo Da Vinci
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Monteverde is in the most green district of Rome and is only 20 minutes driving from Fiumicino Airport, 30 minutes from Ciampino Airport and only 9 minutes from St Peter's Church. Penthouse Monteverde is in a strategic position 1 km from Gianicolo. It’s very easy to go to the centre: Piazza Navona, Campo de Fiori, Colosseo, Largo Argentina, Piazza Venezia, Via del Corso. Two steps away from Trastevere (the historical ‘heart’ of the Eternal City) you will benefit excellent transport facilities to the city center. The number 8 tram takes you straight to Rome historical center within a few minutes. Local amenities are available within a walking distance, i.e. parks, restaurants, pizza places, street and the famous Porta Portese flee market (opened every Sunday) is also very close. In few minutes the tram N. 8, which runs 24h non-stop can take you in the most sought-after shopping district or to admire some of most spectacular monuments of ancient history.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $47.76
Damage Deposit $238.81

You can check in at any time after 12.00. Check out strictly by 11 am. Early or late check-in possible only by prior agreement.

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.