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Special loft in Rome downtown

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

1940 sq. ft (180-190 sq. m) in the hearth of the city

“Art in the heart of Rome”

This unique loft in the heart of Rome was born from the artistic concept of a roman artist. The antique perfectly melts with the modern. Sculptures, pictures and furnitures are the peculiarity of this big open space of almost 180 square meters/1,940 square feet, composed of a large kitchen, two bathrooms (one has a shower and the other a tub with shower), 3 bedrooms (2 double rooms and 1 for three people with a mezzanine floor) and a large living room. The apartment has an autonomous central heating system. There is no air conditioning because its special position on the ground floor makes it cool. The flat also includes a washing machine, a dish washer and free WI FI Internet access. 
The whole flat is equipped with everything necessary to ensure the comfort of our guests.

Looking for a not traditional apartment inside an historical building in the historical city center? Here we are!

A few minutes walking from the beautiful Piazza Navona (3’ minutes), Campo de’ Fiori (5’), Pantheon Temple (10’), Saint Angel Castle (15’), Saint Peter Church and the Vatican with its treasures (25’). You can easily walk to almost every important attractions such as museums and archeological sites: the Colosseum and the Roman Foro, Campidoglio, Trevi Fountain and the world famous Spanish Steps or if you don’t feel like walking you can ride public transportations, either city buses or taxi by walking a couple of minutes from the apartment.

Also the central Railway station “Termini” is easily reachable with the bus line #40 (only 5 stops). And from the Termini station you can reach the main airport with the express line.

Shopaholic? Charming and fancy shops right behind the corner in Via del Governo Vecchio (Old Government road) or, of course, in Via Condotti, next to the Spanish Steps.

Folkloristic markets like the famous Campo de’ Fiori, wonderful churches with inestimable masterpieces, houses of poets and musicians, cinematographic spots…you only need to look for inscriptions on the buildings while you are walking around.

Do you like Italian food? You can choose between hundreds of typical restaurants.

Do you like to have fun at night? You are in one of the best neighborhood: nice bars and clubs and very good places where enjoying the Italian “Aperitivo” between 6pm and 9pm: our habit of meeting friends before dinner, drinking a beer or a very good glass of wine with very good and various finger food.

Enjoy our habits in the very heart of Rome!

More Details

Valentina D'Ercole
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Valentina D'Ercole

I'm a musician.

Valentina D'Ercole purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Valentina D'Ercole chose Centro Storico

I used to live in this house with my family. When my parents retired and I went to live alone we moved in different Roman neighbourhoods.

What makes this apartment unique

This is a perfect apartment for people loving contemporary design solutions merged in an historical location. The combination of antique and contemporary furniture is the cipher of the place. For eyes used to unusual...


Centro Storico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds or 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Big bedroom with a mezzanine floor where there is a futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , In this room is possible to add a crib
  • DVD Player
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Special loft in Rome downtown
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 52 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this place and this space. First off the communication was fast, timely and precise. Valentina helped arrange our transportation from the train station and later back to the airport. The drivers were prompt and courteous. Mrs Enrica met us on the street outside the apartment and showed us in and helped us get settled. The apartment is large, comfortable and very hip space. The bedrooms and bathrooms are comfortable and spacious. The kitchen and common area are also spacious. The location is perfect for walking to Piazza Navona, Campo di Fiori. The local area is jammed with Cafes, shops and restaurants. Even our longer walks of 10-20 minutes easily brought us to The Vatican, The Spanish Steps, The Pantheon, The Trevi Fountain, and The Colosseum. Terrific place.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Great location with plenty of room for the 5 of us. The flat was fun! Very unique and artsy.

  • 4 of 5

Valentina was awesome. She provided us with coffee and biscuits for the morning, she set up transportation for us from and to the airport. A great little neighborhood (safe)with restaurants and shops. The flat is great! May not be well suited for small children as there are lots of steps/ledges along with some nice art pieces. Real showers were great. The kitchen was great. The doors and keys were tricky but, made it fun. We really enjoyed our stay and Valentina's hospitality! We would definitely stay again! No smell of cigarettes or smoke in the flat was awesome.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huge and quirky.

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in the best location- walkable to most of the historic sites and surrounded by great bars and restaurants. The apartment itself is huge- we were 4 people but it would be fine for 6. Communication with Valentina was easy and informative and Enrica who met us at the apartment and showed us around was so helpful and lovely. We would definitely stay again if we are lucky enough to come back to Rome.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Little Rock, AR, US

This flat is in a very special location in the ancient part of Rome

  • 5 of 5

Easy walking distance to the Coliseum, the Vatican and everything in between. The flat is well appointed, clean and easy to find. Our host Valentina was superbly helpful getting us to and from the airport and checking us in.

We have recommended it to several friends and would be happy to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Located in a quaint neighborhood near sites, local restaurants, taxi, bus stop and grocery.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for someone who is wanting to immerse themselves in true Italian culture in a lovely neighborhood with great restaurants and the most glorious authentic neighborhood grocery shop right around the corner. Yet close enough to historical and tourism sites you can partake when you choose. With the taxi and bus stop nearby the city of Rome is your oyster.

The apartment itself is a beautiful blend of old and new. Lots of interesting original art pieces and antiques yields to a eclectic vibe. Leaving windows open at night and using fans provided makes the lack of air conditioning barely noticeable and we visited in June 2017. It can take a little time for the hot water to heat to the faucet or showers but nothing a little patience can't handle. Beds are comfortable and there is plenty of space for everyone to find a quiet corner at the end of the day. The neighborhood can be lively on the weekends but nothing more than a slight increase in street noise. Kitchen is modern and well equipped. There is a washing machine for guests convenience. The owner of the property was both timely in her responses and helpful with loads of information on area as well as assistance with arrival and departure transfers. We were even greeted with milk and cookies and the property's manager to help us get settled on our arrival to the home. Having the property manager close by gives an extra level of comfort in knowing assistance is only a few minutes away in the case of emergency. I would both recommend and stay in the apartment again. We were a family of five with teen and adult children. We stayed at this property for five nights in June of 2017.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Lexington, KY USA

Spacious & comfortable apartment in the heart of Rome

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this unique apartment! The location was perfect and this is really a huge apartment for any big city. There were 6 of us and sometimes we lost track of each other (there are actually two loft areas!) The owner was very gracious - she not only let us check in early, but also made some last minute changes to accommodate additional guests. If we had a request, it was addressed promptly. Being a ground level apartment, it had few windows, but was cool and comfortable considering the 80+ degree weather outside. We enjoyed the immediate neighborhood so much - it is quite active with bars, restaurants and shops. One of our favorite meals of the week was at the restaurant right next door. The market was a 5 minute walk, as well as specialty shops for wine and cheese and our morning cappuccinos. 10 minutes to the Pantheon, 20 minutes to the Vatican, 35 minutes to the Borghese. We enjoyed it very much.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Piazza Navona
Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Leonardo da Vinci, Fiumicino
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Bar del Fico
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Ristorante pizzeria da 'Francesco'
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Live like a Roman in the historical downtown, near some of the city’s most desirable attractions. You’ll be a three minute walk from Navona Square and 10 minutes from both Saint Angel Castle, the Pantheon Temple and Saint Peter Church. Distance walking also from the Spanish steps, the Roman Fore and the Trevi Fountain. You’ll find all around you charming and fashionable shops, typical restaurants, folkloristic markets, many museums, and beautiful Lybrary (such as the Chamber of Deputy one or the House of Literatures).

Anything else you might want to get to near or far is easily reachable being so close to every transportation option: a taxi station (this is 1 minute far from the house), city buses, the blue and orange subway lines, and Termini railway station (with the bus terminal to Fiumicino Airport).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $73.84
Refundable damage deposit $369.19

From the 1st of January 2011 Rome City Council has imposed a nightly accommodation tax in the city of Rome.The tax is, €3.50 per night (10 nights maximum) per person. Children up to 10 years of age do not pay. The tax is charged to anyone staying in any overnight accommodation inside the city boundaries. The fee, not included in the total rate, must be paid cash at check in time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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