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Charming Apartment In The Heart Of Rome

Bedrooms 1
Space 559 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Modern Comfort n A Medieval Setting

Turn off the busy via della Lungaretta with its shops and restaurants, onto a tiny, ancient vicolo, so typical of old Rome. At the end of this quiet and secluded little street, you'll come to planter boxes flanking the door of your own cozy home. You enter a comfortably furnished living room, with beamed ceilings and terra-cotta floors, complete with flat screen TV, air conditioning, phone and WiFi.To one side, an archway bordered in ancient bricks opens onto a small but fully-equipped kitchen with a washing machine.

And a mirrored door leads to a tiled bathroom with tub.

Step down the ancient terra cotta steps into a spacious bedroom, with its coved ceiling, ancient brick archway, queen-sized bed, mirrored wardrobe and writing desk. Silent and secluded, you'll enjoy the peace and tranquillity of your comfortable bed. Separate air-conditioners on each floor keep the apartment comfortable, even on the hottest days of a Roman summer.

You are steps away from one of the most gorgeous places in Rome, the Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, with its historic church and fountain. A few steps in the other direction leads you to buses, tram and a taxi stand, whisking you to anywhere in the city. For morning shopping, the colorful open-air market at Piazza San Cosimato, a short walk away, displays seasonal fruits and vegetables, cheese and other tempations.

And you are within walking distance of the Vatican, Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Navona, the Ghetto, Piazza Venezia, Largo Argentina and many other sites. Even the Colosseum and the Forum are just a comfortable stroll away. Trastevere, your neighborhood, is considered the most characteristic in the city, the hub of the city's best trattorie, loaded with interesting boutiques.

John Cabot University is only a ten minute walk away, and it's convenient to American University, the American Academy and other schools. The apartment has been a favorite of employees of FAO, which is a quick bus ride or easy walk away.

More Details

Josephine Davidow
Member since: 2013
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 8, 2018

About Josephine Davidow

I am the editor and webmaster of InRomeNow, a, complete online guide to what's happening in Rome, with more than 100 webpages updated weekly. I am also the author of six published books, and spent 27 years as a writer and editor of the L.A. Weekly and L.A. Style magazine in Los Angeles.

Josephine Davidow purchased this apartment in 12

Why Josephine Davidow chose Trastevere

I bought this apartment as a pied a terre for myself, and I loved living there! When I made Italy my full time home, I decided to keep the Trastevere apartment and rent it out, while moving to a farmhoue jn Southern Umbria.

What makes this apartment unique

I loved living in history. The building is at least 500 years old. It's in a fantastic location. Everywhere you walk you are treading on the middle ages! And some of Rome's best shops and restaurants are just outside your door. It's a great place from which to explore all of Rome.


Trastevere Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 559 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Tiled bathroom with full tub, bidet, wc
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Comfortable bedroom with queen-sized bed, mirrored door armadio, writing desk, WiFi, air conditioning
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services


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Charming Apartment In The Heart Of Rome
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews

Nice Apartment in Trastevere

  • 5 of 5

Nice apartment in great area. We walked to most of the sites within 30 minutes (except for Vatican Museums and Villa Borghese we took bus because we had a time constraint) and the bus stops are within couple minutes walk. Stop at the Tourist Information center right there on Via della Lungaretta. They were very helpful and you can purchase bus tickets there. Apartment was clean and for the most part quiet. There are many restaurants in area so it has the noise of the hustle and bustle of many people moving around until very late at nite. If you are sleeping downstairs you don’t really hear it, just possibly if you are upstairs. It was myself and teenage daughter traveling so the size of apartment was probably more than we needed. It is good sized for two people and the cost was very reasonable to us. I would rather stay here than a hotel. We stayed during early spring so we did not have to run heat or air conditioning, so I cannot tell you how well they work. Overall I cannot think of any negatives to say about this apartment.

We were not in apartment much except to sleep, always on the go. The washing machine is handy but it takes a couple days for clothes to dry when on hangers. Conad grocery store is 5-10 minutes walk away and was good for purchasing breakfast and lunch items and wine.

In my opinion most restaurants in area cater to tourists and sell lots of pizza and pasta. Don’t get me wrong, I love pizza, just not every day. If you search around you can find other things though. The more you walk away from Viale di Trastevere , the more variety you will find. But worth mentioning was a small place 5 minutes away called Bar da Lillo. The pasta was great and prices were very reasonable compared to others in the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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san diego

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay in Rome and this Trastevere apartment was in a perfect location. The neighborhood is lively (on a Sat. nite, quite lively!) but the apartment is on a little side street, so away from the crowds. And since the bedroom is in the basement, we really could not hear any outside noise when we were trying to sleep. (Great for recovering from jet lag!). We walked to the Vatican, the Colosseum, etc. Joie went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed for a nice stay. Our only criticism may be that a neighboring resturant has their storage unit directly across the very narrow street, so there were often people or delivery trucks right outside our door and a fair amount of noise from them loading and unloading carts. This made it uncomfortable to open the curtains and door to let in air and light. Other than that, it was a great place to be.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Maine

Trastevere Apt

  • 2 of 5

We had a lovely vacation in Rome and the location of this apartment was good if you like to be in a very touristy area. The apartment was okay but if you have allergies, as one of us did, I do not recommend. The apartment was musty and the A/C only helped a little. Also the bedroom was actually below ground, adding to the mustiness. Also the A/C in the bedroom leaked directly onto the armoire so we could not use. We were most unhappy with the bathroom. It was really not acceptable. The skin on the tub was delaminating which was not disguised by a plastic bath mat. The toilet seat was only attached by one bolt. The overall cleanliness could be improved.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for bringing these three problems to my attention. All of them will be addressed immediately. As you can see by previous reviews, clients have been very satisfied so far, and it is my intention to provide a pleasant and comfortable environment. I enjoyed meeting you both very much and apologize if your stay was not as perfect as a I sincerely wanted it to be.
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Clarks's Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada

Great stay in Trasteverre!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this cozy little Trasteverre villa for a week in late January. First of all, loved Rome, we'll be back, all of Rome is great to visit but the only area for us to stay and call home is Trasteverre! A village atmosphere with the narrow winding streets but with more restaurants and bars than you can throw a stick it. Joie was always available, answered all our emails (hundreds of them), the villa is small but clean, close to everything and public transport, and we had no problems to speak of. A great stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

The owner was waiting for us w/ a bottle of the new fall wine and was accessible, friendly, and helpful in setting airport transportation for us. Lots of hot water and two places to lay down sleep if you wake up and are restless during the night. The drop off/ pick up laundromat is 5 mintes away. The quiet, no traffic on it, street is about 1/8 of a block from all of the Trastevere night life. Great affordable locals restaurants nearby where you can eat a wonderful dinner for around 30 euros for two. The owner's dinner recommendations were on the high side but you are in food land so you can always find great affordable food. Whatever you want from fresh food to, dining and/or drinking out, clothes to music, to english language books, etc., is easily and affordably @ your fingertips.

Tavelers w/ disabilities should know that the very big bed room is downstairs and the bathroom is on the main floor but the comfortable sofa [can b used as an extra one person bed] is also on the main floor so it is o.k. for those w/ a mild disability or who are traveling w/ a "snorer."

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Napa, California USA

Quiet spot in the middle of the unique Trastevere district.

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted by the owner with a cold bottle of wine and all sorts of helpful hints on how to make the most of our 4 nights in Rome. This is a "story-book" dwelling at the end of a picturesque alley just off the main pedestrian walkway. It was clean and comfortable with all the amenities...and everything worked. Public transportation and a taxi stand are within a few hundred yards, but we easily walked almost everywhere...including the Spanish Steps, Colosseum, etc. Local residents and shopkeepers greeted us each day. It felt like a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great gelato in a historic setting.
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This is a gorgeous piece of architecture.
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Step into the courtyard on your meanderings around town. It will take your breath away.
National Museum of the 21st Century Arts
A stunning piece of contemporary architecture.
Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
a few feet away
Nearest Ferry
68 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Stazione Termini
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A1 Autostrade del Sole -GRA
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
a few feet away
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Ostia Lido
Car: not necessary

On a tiny, tranquil cobblestoned street, so characteristic it is photographed by virtually every visitor who passes by. Yet you are within a few yards of the bustling party atmosphere of Trastevere's boutiques, wine bars and restaurants, in a centuries-old building that evokes the middle ages, in an apartment with all the modern conveniences. Steps away from a cab stand, tram and bus stops, you are a one-minute walk away from one of the most beautiful piazzas in Rome, Santa Maria in Trastevere.. The Vatican, and all of Rome's tourist attractions are within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $49.15
Pet Fee $6.14
Damage Deposit $122.88

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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