OLIMPICO ONEWe went to Rome in june/july 2014, and rented this great apartment. It was perfect for us with its quiet neighborhood, only a 25 minutes walk (shorter and easy with tram) to Piazza del Popolo. We were able to cook there (it has all the equipment you need and a grocery store nearby). The bedroom has several, practical closets to hang the clotes in, and a good bed. The bathroom is small but has everything you need. It has a very good price. The apartment was nice and clean, and our host was really welcoming and helpful. Recommended!
ATTICO DI ANGELOThe apartment was simply great - it had everything (I mean wifi, kitchen equipment, towels, sheets, etc) one could need during comfortable holiday! But the most important is that the place looks like someone has been living there recently, therefore to be there feels like home! The location of the apartment is also really good - safe and aristocratic - pleasant and friendly people around. Just in front of the apartment there is a good supermarket and fancy cafeteria where you can not only get a very good espresso, but also delicious aperitives! It is not far from Vatican too and bus transport is really elaborated - there are even night busses which go pretty often and are comfortable to use. From the apartment you can easily get to Zodiac mountain (from which you can see wonderful panorama of the whole city) - it is just 20 minutes walk from the apartment. The owner is friendly and easy to contact to and to communicate with. In addition, the apartment has a huge terrace which is more than wonderful... All in all, if I ever come back to Rome, I would love to stay in this same apartment, because it is really special!
SPLENDID ATTICNice location, its center but at the same time quite, so possible to sleep with open windows. Clean, new bedroom and bathroom. Tram is close, so easily to reach Piazza del Popolo. Big supermarket is around 7-10 min walk. Small shop for primary necessities is just in another building, 30 secons walk.
ZIA MARINA5 mins walk to Trastavere train station (thus worry-less trip from and to airport), bus and tram stops to take you to any part of the city within 5 mins walk. Apartment is quiet (only emergency sirens wailing as part of Rome traffic), equipped with all necessary stuff and small things (like toothpicks,tea,pack of past and pack of bread, lots of extra linen and towels,washing machine with powder,trash bags, etc). Wifi worked well. McDonalds right at the entrance and two good grocery supermarkets within 5 mins walk around. .The apartment is about 8 mins ride away from the city center but with a map and knowing where tram 8 or bus 170 stops (or 719 if you want to take train to the sea) you will not have any problems.
CIAO BELLAPerfect location for the 3 of us to explore Rome. Floriana was very welcoming and the apartment was spotlessly clean. Would recommend.
RIPARO VATICANGreat location and lovely apartment, very spacious for Rome! Alessandro was very helpful, we especially loved the fact we had a WiFi gadget which we could take out and about everyday - so useful! Thank you!
Rome can be summarised with one word: art. The Italian capital is a city with a truly amazing artistic and historical legacy; a legacy that encompasses over 2000 years of history and that can be seen on its streets, squares and monuments. A visit to Rome is a must for all travellers and that’s why staying in apartments in Rome is the perfect way to be able to enjoy the city at your own pace, since there is so much to see.[See more]
What not to miss in Rome
When it comes to places to visit, the city can be divided in the Roman places and the Renaissance and Baroque ones. The most notorious Roman monument is the Colosseum, an ancient amphitheatre that has become the city’s most symbolic monument and that can be visited inside. Next to it are the Roman Forum and the Circus Maximus, as well as many ancient gates and columns. You also cannot miss out on the Pantheon, one of the oldest buildings in the city.
The city also stands out for its sculptures, especially those by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, which can be seen at Piazza Navona, although the most striking one is the Fontana di Trevi, a stunning work of Baroque art in the middle of the city that will make your jaw drop. In Rome you can also find The Vatican and the Basilica of St Peter, which contains the famous Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo as well as the Vatican Museums. The view from St Peter’s Square is also a Roman symbol and a joy to behold, and that’s where the Pope also comes out on the balcony to do mass once a week.
The hidden neighbourhoods of Rome
Outside the tourist areas are the neighbourhoods of Trastevere, south of the river, and Monti, north of it. These are more traditional neighbourhoods with more tradition, more authentic and much cheaper, ideal to relax and sample traditional Italian cuisine on one of their many terraces, also to find cheap apartments in Rome. They are also perfect to enjoy the Roman nightlife if you want to mix with all the locals.
The best time to visit Rome
Rome has its hot months between June and August, as well as that being the time it receives its biggest amount of tourists. That’s why if you want to enjoy Rome in a more quiet and pleasant way, you can also do it in autumn, since the heat and the crowds diminish and the queues aren’t as long.
Transport in and around Rome
To get to the Italian capital, you can fly to any of its two major airports: Ciampino or Fiumicino, to which all major airlines fly to. Although Rome is best visited by foot, its metro is also highly efficient if your feet hurt from so much walking. Rome’s taxis and buses are more complicated to grasp and more expensive considering the simplicity of the metro.
Popular festivals in Rome
The 1st of May is National Italian Dat, with events and concerts throughout the city. All year long there are many religious and gastronomic events, such as the strawberry picking in Campo de’ Fiori in June or the Madonna della Neve in August, a festival of great legend and beauty to enjoy during your holidays in Rome.