If you triangulate from the 5th floor terrace of this apartment, as I am doing now sipping on a Peroni and taking in tn magical view, you will look left and see the dome of St Peters Basilica, if you look straight ahead you are looking over toward the Pantheon and toward the Spanish Steps, just to the right is the Tower of Truth and hard right is the ruins on the hill leading to the Colosseum. We are 100 steps from the Tiber, along which you can walk during the day to take in the beautiful architecture of the area or at night walk the river and see the color and vibrancy of the restaurants which lay along its banks. The apartnment is comfortable, homely, a bowl of fresh fruit provided by Vito our host. What better way to stay in Rome. Thanks Vito, this place is a gem.
Vito whom owns the apartment was helpful and informative in arranging our transfers from and to the airport also about the local area. He showed us around the apartment explaining TV sound system etc . As we were on the top floor the terrace has unparalleled views and was a rare luxury on sunny mornings or afternoons to relax on. A great location near the river just round the corner from a few small bars and restaurants. Walking distance from all main sight's. It is essential that you wear flat comfortable shoes and have no problem with stairs in Rome. The perfect place to stay. I would highly recommend.
The apartment is absolutely fantastic and so comfortable. The views from the beautiful terrace are amazing. There's even a marvellous view from the bathroom window too! The location is perfect for walking absolutely everywhere. There are some great bars and restaurants on the doorstep and Vito's recommendations were so helpful. There is also a lovely grocery store just seconds away and an excellent bar - Barlillo - for good coffee and home-made food.
Our best tips for sightseeing are don't forget to book your slot in advance at the Villa Borghese - you only get a two-hour visit (and they mean it!). Walk 20 minutes to the station at Porta San Paolo for the train to Ostia Antica where you can walk in the footsteps of the Ancient Romans in the ruins of the old port town. So much less crowded than the Forum in Rome itself and much more atmospheric with wonderful umbrella pines, basalt cobbled streets, mosaics, temples, and the public latrines!
Walk across the Tiber to the Gelateria del Teatro for the BEST ice-cream!
We could have stayed for weeks. Thank you Vito and your father for helping to make our holiday really memorable. (And for booking the cars to and from the airport - so helpful.)
This place is simply amazing. Vito the host was really helpful before we left and all the info we needed was provided. The location is superb, the flat is wonderfully comfortable and the view is breathtaking.
We spent four wonderful nights there and we will definitely return, perhaps more than once, during 2017.
This review is short in length because everything went wonderfully.
I would also advise using Vito's recommended car company for transfers from and to the airport. A good price, friendly and timely driver and a nice Merc.
We look forward to returning.
We would not hesitate to come back! Everything was just as we hoped. The flat is situated in the more quiet and almost idyllic part of Trastevere, we were so happy to return there every afternoon after our trips through Rome. Nearby (1 minute walk) you'll find charming cafes and excellent restaurants. The flat itself is cosy, impeccable clean and the terrace is large with an astonishing view. In winter it is a bit shady outside as it is facing north. The TV and everything else is modern so we could connect the TV with our laptop and watch movies, which was a big asset for the children. Also the rent was very reasonable. Vito is an excellent host. Thank you, Vito, we will surely be back!