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Trastevere, Vicolo del Bologna: Rome Apartment #267

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Apartment
Check-in
14:00 - 23:30
Owner
Check-out
10:00
Apartment Type
Vacation Rental
Children Allowed
Yes
Sleeps
4
Smoking Allowed
Yes
Total Rooms
3
Noise Level
Quiet
Bedrooms
2
Sunshine
Shaded
Bathrooms
1
Eco Footprint
A
kitchens
1
Location
City
Apartment Size
861ft2/80m2
 
 
floor
floor 1 (2 American)
 
 
Amenities
Apartment Amenities
Computer
Cot
Elevator/Ground Floor
Fan(s)
Independent Heating
Internet
Phone
TV
Washer
Hair Dryer
WiFi
 
Living Room Amenities
Shelves
Iron / Ironing Board
Sofa(s)
Sofa Bed
Table & Chairs
TV
Vacuum Cleaner
 
 
Kitchen Amenities
Coffee / Espresso Maker
Cookware & Utensils
Freezer
Gas Oven
Gas Stove
Highchair
Kettle
Refrigerator
Toaster
Washer
 
 
Bedroom Amenities
Chair(s)
Chest of Drawers
Desk
King Size Bed
Bed Linens
Queen Size Bed
Table & Chairs
Wardrobe
 
Bathroom
Bidet
Hair Dryer
Shower Stall
Towels
 
 
Detailed Description (Please Read)
APARTMENT ROME-TRASTEVERE VICOLO DEL BOLOGNA- #267
Apartment in the heart of Trastevere, nearby Santa Maria in Trastevere;
70sq.mts. this apartment set on the first floor no elevator (20 steps) is best suited for young people or book lovers, it's charming and full of character, with the very personal touch of the owner. It consists of:
ENTRANCE
with bookshelves, lamps, mirror;
LIVING ROOM
with table and chairs, 2 sofas, 1 full sofa bed, flat screen tv/vcr, telephone, computer, DSL fast internet connection (wireless equipment),  lamps, window leading to tiny balcony overlooking inner courtyard;
2 BEDROOMS
#1 with new queen bed, chairs, chest of drawers, small table, window overlooking Via Bologna;
#2 with king bed, chairs, comfortable desk, wardrobe with chest of drawers, pouf, flat computer monitor and printer, thick line courtain in place of door to Entrance room and window overlooking Via Bologna; NOTE: one of the bedrooms has no door and is separated from the rest of the apartment by curtains.
KITCHEN
newly repainted, with washing machine, gas stove and oven, sink, refrigerator and freezer, window overlooking inner courtyard;
BATHROOM
with shower, window overlooking balcony.

Independent heating, fully furnished, tv/vcr, phone, computer, High chair for child,  DSL fast internet connection (modem wireless equipment), wm, no elevator, balcony, 3 fans, pet-friendly, baby cot available, baby bouncer high chair and toys for baby.
PLEASE NOTE : A deposit of  200 euros will be required upon check in. It will be given back to you at the moment of the check out if no damage has occurred
Apartment Owner's Notes and Description
Dear Guest,

Welcome to apartment 267. Our home is situated in Trastevere, one of the oldest and liveliest parts of Rome, full of Restaurants and cafés but also at a short walk from the Botanical Gardens of Rome, local museums and sights (including the Farnesina with frescoes by Raphael and Santa Maria in Trastevere one of the oldest and most beautiful churches in Rome) and the American Academy in Rome. It is in a quiet street very close to the river Tiber and the bridge called Ponte Sisto which takes you right into the heart of Rome and from where most of the sights are within walking distance. At about a 20 minute walk, on the left side of the river, one can reach St. Peters and the Vatican. In Piazza S. Cosimato you will find a local open air market with fresh produce but the area is well served with delicatessens and supermarkets.

The apartment is in an 18th century building with high wooden beamed ceilings and has a very personal charm due to the owner’s many travels and interests as an art historian

The apartment has been refurbished this year (2014). Improvements have been made also thanks to the kind suggestions that have been made by our previous guests. Most of the apartment has been re-painted and new lighting has been put into the bathroom and sitting/dining room and bedrooms and corridor. There are new kitchen utensils, towels and bed linen. A new flat screen television has been placed in the sitting room. A new flat screen has been bought for the computer which is at your disposal together with a printer. A WIFI connection is now available for your computer should you want to use it.

The bedrooms have also been redecorated with new beds and mattresses, a new cupboard with hanging space and drawers, a pouf for you to sit on and new lighting.
A new hot water boiler was installed in September 2011 and the apartment has independent central heating.
We hope you enjoy staying with us and please feel free to ask us for any information you might need.

September 2012 update - The kitchen has just been freshly painted and made more functional.
                                             - The "closed" room has been made more comfortable and spacious than before.
November 2013 update - This year the apartment has been once again refurbished, fresh paint, new mattresses,    new linen and soon the bathroom will be having a makeover. Our tiny little balcony has been whitewashed and lovely geraniums now flower there for you to enjoy from the sitting room.
                                           
IMPORTANT - The apartment now provides a cot, baby bouncer, high chair and some toys for your children .
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Guest Reviews
Overall Guest Rating: 4.5 of 5   -   48 Guest Reviews
Elliot from Australia
4 of 5
Great Location in Rome, Great character. Very comfortable apartment.
Larson from United States of America
5 of 5
Two couples stayed in the apartment over the New Year holiday. We couldn't have had a more pleasant experience taking full advantage of the small but well equipped kitchen for meals at home. The host is overly generous and helpful suggesting buildings and monuments that most tourists never bother seeing but equally meaningful to the architectural fabric of Rome. We loved the personable style of the apartment, the comfortable beds, good heater, and warm water for showers. The bathroom is a typical tight fit by European standards but in no means a spoiler to the overall experience. The neighborhood is incredibly vibrant with a farmer's market and ristorantes on every corner. Cannot recommend it more, especially if you're looking for two bedrooms!
Mary from France
4 of 5
Appartement ayant  une forte personnalité;  trés accueillant , chaleureux et bien situé.  Bon accueil des proprietaires.   La salle de bain: WC, un peu exigue, est  correcte. 
Je recommende !
Pulcini from France
4 of 5
Bonsoir,
Un petit mot simplement pour vous remercier de votre accueil et vos interventions suite à nos demandes.
Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour et Rome et dans votre appartement.
Cordialement,
Pulcini from France
4 of 5
Good apartment in the heart of Trastevere
Frances Ryan from Ireland
5 of 5
Hi, Fabia,
Thank you for being so welcoming - we thoroughly enjoyed the apartment and Caitin (la figlia di 1 anno) loved the toys and felt right at home. She was particularly taken with the flying "frog" hanging from the beams which she kept pointing at!
All the best,
Mulder from Netherlands
5 of 5
Dear Fabia,

We have spent a lovely time in Rome and Trastavere. Thanks for renting us your appartment, it was so nicely decorated with art, and with all the mirrors and fans it was never too crowded even though it was very very hot in Rome. The wifi worked fine and all in all it was perfect for us! It was also a pleasure to be surrounded with so many great books on art and culture. I have looked in some of your books every day and would have stayed another month just for that. We came to see as much of the antique history of Rome as we could and your tips really helped us there too. Ostia Antica was very worth while and good to combine with a day at the beach. The San Clement church gives a great sense of the history of Rome with 3 layers of temples on top of each other... I hope we left the appartment in a good state, I don't think we broke anything. On our last day we were so tired that we did not manage to go to the concert you reccomended. It will be for another time. Hopefully you will still rent your appartment then.

I really liked the big soapstone statues, they are always nice and cool too the touch and they were like the friendly house spirits that greeted us when we came home after a long day of exploring. Thanks again, also to your mother for her tips and hospitality.

All the best,
Jeanne Reames from United States of America
5 of 5
I LOVED this flat, in part because it was full of books!  But also as both Dalu and Fabia were extremely helpful and welcoming, not to mention Dalu is a fellow academic and shares my love for Alexander the Great (a bust of whom was in my bedroom).  The location is ideal; Trastevere is colorful and charming.  A truly lovely neighborhood.  Close enough to everything to get there (being almost equidistant between the Vatican and "Old Rome"), but far enough away to be out of the crush of tourists.  Depending on how fast you walk, you can be at the Vatican in about 25 minutes, and at the Forum or the Campo Di Fiori in about 30.  To get further out (like the Borghese Museum or the Spanish Steps), I'd advise the tram and bus.  It takes a bit to figure them out, but once you do, it's easy to get around.

Also, as two American Unis are nearby, it was a handy place for English speakers, as most folks in restaurants and many shops spoke English.  The books in the flat are also, many of them, in English.  And the flat is FULL of books and artwork, which was delightful.  I am so glad that I chose this flat when booking, even before I knew the owner was an art historian.

Some additional info: there is no nightclub downstairs.  There IS a trattoria (restaurant) across the street, but it was rarely busy.  This particular avenue is quite small, so little traffic.  With the windows shut, the noise was minimal (I brought earplugs, in case, but never used them).  With the windows open, it could be worse.  The only "bad" night was June 2nd, Republic Day, but of course that would be a party!  Especially during the week, it was pretty quiet.

The bathroom would strike someone from N. America as "small," and the shower especially would be cramped for a man (or woman) who was very tall/large.  I found it fine, myself.  One must play with the water to get hot/cold regulated.  A blow-dryer is available (so no need to pack one).  There is a surge protector in one bedroom, for those bringing step-down converters.

The kitchen is fine for cooking, but for anyone overly dependent on a microwave ... adapt. :-)  Gas stove and oven, which I personally like cooking on.  Easy enough to use, but needs a long-stem lighter (especially for the oven).  Plenty of pots, pans, collander, dishes, etc.  I cooked a couple of meals there.  Washer works fine, although the instructions are in Italian.  Bring a phrase book or use one of the dictionaries in the apartment.  I figured it out quickly.

Wireless is available, and a computer, too.  A phone for local calls.  Also an iron/ironing board (which we didn't need).  Salt and sugar.  You'll (probably) want to buy additional toilet paper, but ask Fabia where the grocery stores are.  (And wait to buy most things AT the grocery, as it's a LOT cheaper.)  Loads of fresh morning markets in the area for veggies, meat, bread, and cheese.  Quite easy to eat in as much as eat out (which saves money).

Only downside might be the lack of air, at least in June/July/August, when Rome can be sweltering.  We were perfectly fine in May/early June, and the building, being old, was built for days of no "climate control," so it's a good 10 degrees cooler inside than outside (maybe more).  Only one floor up, so stairs, but not a lot of them.

Lots of perks (from my perspective), few downsides.  If/when I return to Rome, I'd book this flat again if it were available.  Just a really great place, all around!  Thanks.
Cristina from Spain
5 of 5
Una casa histórica situada en una calle tranquila del barrio del Trastevere. Localización perfecta, hemos ido andando a todos lados. La dueña, Fabia, encantadora. Lo peor, quizás, el baño, porque se sale el agua de la ducha, pero la verdad es que hemos estado muy muy cómodos.
Gracias Fabia!!!
Sørensen from Denmark
4 of 5
It was very nice og fantastisk charming. We like the personality in the apartment and Dalu was very kind.  
Arcuset from France
4 of 5
Appartement cossu, très agréable et bien placé. Deux défauts mineurs, la luminosité et la douche.
Cazel-gary from United States of America
5 of 5
The flat was located in a GREAT area.  Trastevere is safe neighborhood.   Lots of necessities (grocery, market, restaraunts, pizza, vino, gelato) are nearby.  Taxis, bus & the train are close, however walking is probably the best option to get around Rome.  In the flat, there are maps to help you get around town.  We walked to the Colisseum, the Vatican & many other parts of the city. 

The flat is well appointed.  There is a refrigerator/ freezer.  Lots of flatware & dishes.  Plenty of towels, sheets & blankets.  A washing machine & an enclosed area to dry clothes.  The beds were comfortable.  PC was in the bedroom.  

The Conte di Montecristo (a few feet from the front door of the flat, well priced) & Ristorante di Massi (slightly pricier, more varied menu) were our favorite places to eat,  My son recommends the Pizza del Mastro @ the Conte di Montecristo.  Both places had great pasta, a fairly decent (taste & price) house wine & took credit cards.

As mentioned in other reviews, there is no lift.  The flat is only one flight up, which wasn't a problem for me.  The windows in the bedrooms open out to the street.  It can get noisy outside.  I didn't notice a night club downstairs, only the Conte di Montecristo restaurant.  Closing the windows helped muffle the outside noise.  I'm a light sleeper but was able to rest just fine.

Fabia was a gracious host.  She was able to assist & answer all of my questions.  I would DEFINITELY stay here again!
Cazel from United States of America
5 of 5
My family and I are enjoying your flat very much. The neighborhood is very nice with easy access to food, sites, etc. I shall be sure to leave a favorable review at the Roman Reference website.
Kero from United States of America
5 of 5
Excellent apartment experience.
Justine from United States of America
5 of 5
What a perfect place to stay! The flat was charming amd clean and the location was perfect! It is within walking distance of attractions. We loved the "local" feel of Trastevere. It is very lively with many restaurants and shops. The food was amazing. The owner was very pleasant and welcoming. We truly enjoyed our stay in Rome. We would definitely stay here again.
Bruder & Anna Schrofer from Canada
4 of 5
We were comfortable, the aparment was large and in a nice location.  It has an old world ambience that reflects the lifestyle & history of the owners and feels like their personal residence.  The kitchen was adequate, organized and well supplied.  The living room had comfortable sofas, the bedrooms had big double beds , the ceilings were high but during the cold months we were warm with the heating system and an adjustable thermostat.  The apartment was dark but the owner said she would put in more reading lamps.

The owners speak fluent English, are helpful, accessible and courteous.  The apartment is in a wonderful location near the Tiber River and we walked everywhere the first month.  Instructions in the apt. were in English.  There was a computer, wifi, telephone, hair dryer, a good supply of sheets and towels.

Aleksandr from Russian Federation
5 of 5
The apartment has a very good location! The flat is very authentic. And at the same time have everything you need - own heating system, high speed internet. We had small problem with heating on the first day but it was solved by the owner in several hours! I would recommend this apartment to anyone who wants to see and feel the Rome!
Melnichuk from Russian Federation
5 of 5
Thank you very much! Everything was very good! The appartment is wonderful
Feugueur from France
5 of 5
Nous (2 adultes + 2 ados) avons profité durant cette semaine de cet appartement idéalement situé.
Commerces, restaurants, transports sont disponibles à proximité, et il faut compter une petite quarantaine de minutes de Fiumicino par le taxi qui vous déposera au pied du 20 Vicolo del Bologna. Après un escalier raide (vingtaine de marches) et une porte massive, Fabia vous accueille, en français SVP (pour le reste de Rome, il vaut mieux compter sur l'anglais ou son italien même si ce dernier est embryonnaire; à ce propos quelle gentillesse de la part des romaines et romains ....).
Le salon est certes un peu moins lumineux que ce qui est visible sur la photo, la salle de bain plutôt étroite mais ces détails ne comptent pas au regard du "cachet " et de la spécificité de l'habitation (curieuse la grenouille volante au plafond du salon ...).
Dans chaque chambre 1 grand lit confortable, literie très propre, fourniture en grand nombre de serviettes, armoire pour le rangement, cuisine bien équipée et cerise sur le gâteau le Wi-Fi et l'ordinateur pour organiser dans le moindre détail la journée à venir.
Le Trastevere est un quartier animé même en période hivernale et ceci tard dans la nuit. Vicolo del Bologna ne fait pas exception, et le bar au 21 (The pleasures of the Damned, Charles Bukowski) est là pour vous le rappeler en sourdine (mais rien de négatif dans cette dernière remarque).
Conclusion : NOUS RECOMMANDONS
Rick from United States of America
3 of 5
This apartment is in a good location. You will be 30-minute walk to any place in Rome. Public transportation is limited to Bus and Taxi from here, so we walked and had a different adventure on our way to our destination each day. The owners were very friendly and sat down with us to go over the map and gave recommendations that were helpful. They had plenty of guidebooks and maps. Afterwards, they gave us a short tour of their neighborhood. The pictures accurately reflect the apartment and accommodated my family of 4 for 6 nights. There are a number of good restaurants and ice cream shops near by at good rates. There is a grocery store 5 minutes walk to get the basics. The 1st floor (2nd Story to the US person) apartment had no security issues. The computer and WiFi Internet came in very handy and allowed us to stay in touch and research our next days plan. There was a laser printer available for us to use, too. The bad part of this was the nightclub directly below the apartment. One night, they went on until 3 am. I called the owners the next day, and they were able to get the music reduced to a manageable level in order to get some sleep, but I would bring some earplugs. The apartment has thin walls so you do hear the occasional moped or car in the street, voices from the hallway, or a neighbors banging on the wall. If you are a light sleeper, this is not the place for you. If the night club were to go, I would rate the apartment 5 stars. 
Fox from Australia
4 of 5
It's a nice flat in a great area. Very comfortable, great books and art everywhere, and was well equipped. The owner met usa t the flat and took us through everything, whcih was very helpful.

There were maps, guides and it was easy to cook there, internet access was great and there was even a computer too.

Only drawback, and no fault of the woner, was the fact that 2 days before we left a bar opened right underneath us. As it featured a picture of Charles Bukowski on the window, it's not surpirsing there was a lot of drinking and carousing. There are shutters on the windows but earplugs were necessary.

The Trastavere is a great area, and you're only about 50 metres from Dar Poeta, which is a brilliant pizza place. Great gelateria are all around too.

And Alasdair from United Kingdom
5 of 5
This apartment is perfect for a couple or 4 people to spend a relaxing, easy going time in Rome. 

We stayed here for the full week just the two of us in November and it was just perfect. Comfy beds and plenty of room. It's really cosey and homeley and we really felt we could relax and hang out there. A nice little balcony to dry clothes, washing machine and we found everything in the kitchen we could need. Plenty of towels and bedding provided. Free computer with internet also which was very handy!

Lots of very interesting books and art on the walls. The heating worked really well and the hot water was fine once we found out how to work the boiler! The shower is powerful enough. 

Trastevere really is the best place to stay. It is very beautiful and everything you could possibly want to see is walking distance. Vatican is about 15 mins walk through beautiful parks, Ancient Rome is a 20 min walk, pantheon and Piazza Navona 15 mins walk. There are some beautiful squares, boutiques and churches near the apartment and a convenient little supermarket 1 min walk with a much bigger supermarket 10 mins walk. (We found this by accident - it is on Viale Trastevere in the basement of a big clothes store.) There are some good places to eat and drink as well (always check drinks prices before you order in the restaurants on the piazzas)

The area does get a bit noisy on friday and saturday night but the atmosphere is so good that you will probably want to stay out with the locals late into the night anyway! We certainly did! There is a cool Irish bar that has a happy hour until 10pm with amazing cocktails near by. If not just bring ear plugs for those weekend nights and you will be fine!

All in all it was a brilliant stay and the apartment really did add so much to our holiday! The owners were lovely and waited for us for 2 hours to arrive as our flight was delayed. They made sure we were settled in and were really accomodating about departure times. 

If you're looking for a comfortable large apartment that you can really make your own go for this one! 5 stars definitely!

Happy holidays!
Laura from Ireland
4 of 5
Apartment is all about location. Really centrally located - we ended up walking everywhere, no real need for buses or trams. 

Really great restaurants and pubs near by too. 

Apartment is comfortable and free wifi was a real bonus. Only issue was with the shower , which tended to flood the bathroom a bit. 

Would really recommend this property.
Keenan from United States of America
5 of 5
Thank you very much for the note and links! Your small tour of Trastevere, the links you've sent and information on our maps has been wonderful for our first few days here in Rome. We have covered a lot of ground the last few days in seeing many of the big "touristy" sites and, now that we have a much better sense of direction and the layout of the city, can find our own favorite spots.

The flat is great and we are all really enjoying our time in it and in Trastevere. So far we've mastered the stove, the hot water heater, and the recycling system without any difficulty or problems! I can guarantee that we won't be bored with all the books here to explore in the apartment

We will be sure to let you know if we have any questions about the flat, architecture, Rome, etc. Having you here and being so helpful is an amazing resource that many of our classmates that are living in other areas of the city are quite jealous of!

Cheers!
Michelle from United States of America
2 of 5
The location was fantastic!  The space was good - but the apartment was filthy.  Dog hair everywhere - dust dust dust.  We cleaned and scrubbed the bathroom shower before we used it.
Tazewell from United Kingdom
5 of 5
Thank you for this. We all went to the Fernese on Monday and had a fantastic time.They are having a lovely stay and enjoying the apartment very much, so thank you again.
All the best
Lenz from United States of America
5 of 5
We were very pleased with the size of the apartment and the amenities. Our heat and hot water went out one night but the landlord hurried right over the next morning and set things right. I have stayed in tourist rental loft apartments in the neighborhood two other times, but definitely, this sublet was THE best. We will rent the apartment again when we return to Rome.
Raben-levetzau from Denmark
5 of 5
We (family of four -with children of 11 and 14) really enjoyed our stay in this very nice and authentic place. After a long day's walking it was fantastic to get back and relax in the sofas in the sitting-room watching the nice paintings - and reading a good book. We also appreciated the available PC with internet-conncetion. Bath-room may be a little small, however we learned to cope with that - no problem! We would all love to come back some day. Excellent communication with- and information from owner and Roman Reference staff.
Thomas from Australia
4 of 5
This is a really nice apartment. It's roomy and has a lot of personal touches which are nice. Most things worked well and I was welcomed by one of the owners who took the time to explain where things were and introduce me to the local restauranter which was nice. They also were fine with me leaving after lunch on the last day rather than 10am which was really helpful. The location is fabulous - Tresevere is gorgeous and has more locals than tourists which makes you feel like you are 'living in Rome'. It is not far to walk into central Rome and there are many bars and restaurants within a few minutes walking distance. Having so many bars/restaurants means you do hear voices into the night but it's not a really noisy crowd so I found that ok. My only real issue was that the shopfront below me was being gutted and from Mon-Thur there was a lot of builders noise during the day (including major drilling) which was really annoying. I was not informed this would happen and when I contacted Roman References all I got back was an 'we didn't know' email which I felt was pretty unsatisfactory. But presumably this was a one-off and on balance I did enjoy the experience. Can absolutely recommend staying in an apartment over a hotel.
Theeuwen from Netherlands
4 of 5
Authentical appartment in a very nice neighbourhood of Rome very near the old city (just across the river by the Sisto-bridge). Very nice owner, mr. Filippo who gave us a warm welcome with some good advices on restaurants, shops and other stuff. Minor details: the bathroom is small, as is the kitchen. In the weekends there is a lot of rumour in the small Vicolo del Bologna because of people shouting and singing after visiting bars. Oh, and the dvd-player didn't play our dvd's.
Hoogensen from Norway
5 of 5
we had a very enjoyable stay in this apartment. It is well situated (great restaurant about 10 m down the same street!), clean (bit of dust under the beds, but minor), and comfortable to live (one bed was less comfortable than the other however - hard on back). The only thing one can say was sorely lacking had nothing to do with the apartment itself, but the information sheet that is offered by (we assume) Roman Reference. Lots of info on getting a taxi, shops nearby etc - but NO EMERGENCY NUMBERS!! There was a fire nearby (nothing to do with the apartment) and we wished to call an emergency number, and struggled to find it. We suggest that all emergency numbers are included on the info sheet, including how to dial them if using a foreign mobile telephone. this was our only problem. Otherwise, we would happily stay here again.
Varenne from France
5 of 5
Accueil agréable dans un appartement agréable, bien placé, très roman...tique! La salle de bain est un peu petite pour 4 mais pour une semaine ... Quartier sympathique. A recommander !
Bensimon from France
5 of 5
Chère Madame, Me voilà de retour à mon journal ce matin. Juste un petit mot pour vous dire que nous avons passé un très beau moment chez vous, parmi tous vos livres qui m'ont fait rêver, tant pour leur contenu que pour leur évocation des travaux que vous avez sans doute menés. En tant que journaliste scientifique et longtemps responsable de pages dédiées à la recherche (toutes disciplines), j'ai parfois abordé des sujets connexes... J'espère avoir le plaisir de vous rencontrer lors d'un autre séjour à Rome ou à Paris le temps d'un café sympathique... Et si vous souhaitez venir passer quelques temps à Paris, faites le moi savoir. Peut-etre pourrions nous même envisager un échange de maisons? Avec mes amitiés,
Ji from United States of America
5 of 5
We just finished our vacation at Rome and we stayed for a whole week at this apartment. The apartment is cozy and functional. The building (and the neighborrhood too) is old yet charming in its own way. The owners Filippo and Andrea were extremely kind and helpful. And the location, what a great location. Not only many attractions are within walking distance, if you were a foodie, this place is heaven. There are dozens of ristorante's, trattoria's, pizzerie's, bars, etc within 5 minutes of walking. Trastevere is really the culinary center of Rome. Every night this part of the town is packed with Romans, not foreign tourists but Romans. I had my personal best pizza at a place right there on the same Bologna street. Usually one would have to wait for at least 20 minutes for a table at this place, but staying in this apartment could just do take out. The only problem we had was that on weekend nights (Friday and Saturday nights) this tiny street could get noisy even deep into late night because of people walking back home from bars in this area. However, I have to say this part of the street is very quiet on regular nights, only weekend nights when groups of young people passing by half drunk and excited. Well, I guess this may actually be a plus depending on what you are looking for in vacation, because it is a testimony for what Trastevere offers.
Pursglove from United Kingdom
5 of 5
A very happy experience in an apartment which is perfectly located, has good facilities and plenty of its own fascinations (in terms of books and pictures). Filippo gave us a warm and helpful welcome and the four of us found the apartment perfect for our needs. We would happily return (indeed we didn't want to leave!).
Angeles from Spain
4 of 5
Muy acogedor y localizado en un lugar agradable , rodeado de de buenos sitios parar comer.
Reinhart from United States of America
5 of 5
The apartment was just as pictured on your website, comfortable, functional, and charming. The location was great, with the Vatican, the Pantheon, and the Roman Forum all within walking distance. The apartment owner took us on a tour of the neighborhood pointing out restaurants and introducing us to the neighbors, which was great fun and helpful. I would definitely stay in the apartment again on a return trip.
My only complaint is with Roman Reference. If a booking agent (nda: Sandra) is to be out on leave then some other agent should be temporarily assigned her responsibilities or an automatic email response which indicates the agent's return date should be used. Most businesses respond to all emails within 24 hours. I would also suggest that when giving information about wiring funds that the account owner's bank routing number and the owner's account number be listed separately. Before wiring funds my credit union, for security reasons, is required by the government to have the account owner's address. This requirement is not the credit union "causing problems" . Manager Reply We thank you for your valuable feedback. Our employees or agents are to implement an 'out of office' reply when they are on leave, even if just for two days as in this case, and they are required do reply kindly to the clients' requests. Our apologies, we do hope to be working with you in the future and, as a welcoming sign, we'll offer you a 5% discount on any next bookings within our network. As it happens the above employee is not in service with us anymore, we'll make double sure nothing like this happens again in the future.
Handy from United States of America
5 of 5
Very charming and nice apartment, very good location. Filippo was extremely kind and helpful. The apartment is a trifle dark, even with the lights on, but that is a detail. It is certainly a happy environment in which to stay during a visit to Rome.
from United States of America
3 of 5
Ciao!
Our apartment in Rome is in a 16th century building in the Trastevere neighborhood, which is stereotypically charming: small narrow winding cobblestoned streets, many cafes and restaurants, churches, etc. We are 2 blocks from the pedestrian bridge across the Tiber that takes us right into the heart of the historical center, so it is very convenient.
The apartment is filled with books and art, which is what attracted me in the first place. The art is very eclectic, from old etchings to American cartoons to Japanese prints. And lots of the books are in English, though I doubt I will have time to read.
The bedrooms are comfortable, as is the living room and kitchen. And it is nice and cool. There are two problems. First, as with many old European apartments, it is too dim. Not enough windows and lamps.
The second issue is related to the cistern (?) over the toilet, which holds the water for flushing. When you flush, the cistern leaks -- a lot -- and it is hard not to get wet. You kind of have to position yourself near the door, ready to run out, while you reach over and press the flush button. OWNER'S REPLY: new lamps have been bought and the toilet leak has been repaired!
Oh, wait, as they say in Information Technology, that's not a bug, that's a featureç a nice cleaning shower automatically each time you use the toilet!
The first night I found my bedroom too noisy, but was able to sleep comfortably on one of the 3 living room couches -- enough room to sleep on as long as I don't point my toes. Haven't had the noise problem since.
As always, it is nice to have the apartment to come back to in the late afternoon, after a hard day of tromping around to see all the sights.
from Netherlands
5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay in this apartment!
Just around the corner you find the hustle and bustle of the busy Trastevere dining/nightlife, but we slept with our windows open and in our street it was just very quiet. This apartment has no a/c, but it is very shady and in our opinion the fans suffice.
We (including 2 kids) could walk to most of the main attractions.
With kids the Spanish Stairs and Villa Borghese is just a bit too far, but the last day we had a ticket for a hop on/hop off tourbus.
The kids loved the busride and it gave us the opportunity to visit more interesting sites, spread over Rome.
from France
5 of 5
Signor Filippo!Un grand merci-grazie mille-pour le séjour dans cet appartement si particulier, dans un quartier bien agréable et qui nous a permis de profiter de cette ville extraordinaire. Arrivederci
from United States of America
4 of 5
We very much enjoyed our stay in Rome, and the apartment met our needs very well. There are, however, two items we should let you know about:
First, the sink in the bathroom is not draining and wasn't doing so after the first few days we were there. We just used the kitchen sink. It's pipes need to be cleaned out.
Second, a couple of days before we left, water started dripping from the ceiling at the entry to the living room, but in the hall. It did so for about 36 hours and then stopped. We put a bucket under it. It is obvious from looking at the ceiling where it was leaking from that this has happened before. Perhaps the apartment above has a leaky pipe?
Again, we enjoyed our stay, and won't hesitate to use Roman Reference again, or to recommend you to others.
from France
4 of 5
Juste un petit mot pour dire que l'appartement était parfait. Idéalement situé, il est très agréable et on le réservera à nouveau lors d'un prochain passage à Rome. Je ne sais pas comment le noter sur le site mais je lui mets 4 étoiles.... L'accueil de Madame Jones fut parfait
from Australia
4 of 5
Our group of 5 adults had a wonderful stay in this apartment. It was clean, comfortable and centrally located being just a short walk to the historical centre. Within a minute's walk were the restaurants and piazzas of Trastevere. The apartment's agents were friendly and helpful.
from Sweden
5 of 5
Good apartment in an excellent location! Filippo (the owner) was very nice to us and showed us a quick tour around the surroundings!

Highly recommended!

/Petter, Lena, Anders and Göran
from United States of America
5 of 5
When we arrived and met Dalu and Filippo at the rental at Vicolo del Bologna, 20 we knew we had made the right choice. During the 3 weeks we were there the venue was perfect for us. At first sight we could tell the apartment was owned by an artist having a European flair and walls filled with art. It is well appointed with a very comfortable sitting room, dining area and all the necessary dishes and cooking utensils. We felt very much at home and the owners were very quick to respond to any questions. An additional highlight was the ability to be on line with the computer that was provided.

We highly recommend this apartment in the heart of Trastevere
from Hungary
4 of 5
We are already back from our stay in Rome.
We enjoyed very much Rome and the appartement as well.
from United States of America
5 of 5
My friends and I wanted to thank you for the wonderful way Roman Reference handled our trip. The apartment was wonderful and we had the times of our lives in Rome this past week. Thank you for everything.
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