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"Clean, attractive, well furnished, spacious "
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Rigoletto
Location
Prati
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6 + 1
Bedroom(s)
3
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Enjoy

Experience a real Roman neighborhood with space and light and comfort.

Location

The Prati neighborhood is known for its wide boulevards, fine architecture and great shopping. The streets are wide enough for trees, vehicles, trolleys and pedestrians and the scale of the architecture reminds of us Paris but with an Italian flair, less groomed, more street markets.

This is the best neighborhood in Rome for real shopping. Along Via Cola di Rienzo there are fashion stores for shoes, leather and clothing that offer the latest fashions without designer prices. Good grocery shopping and gourmet food, too. And, lots of street vendors that are a dream for our teenage fashion mavens, Italian styles, budget prices.

This is also close to the Vatican Museums, walking distance to Castel Sant`Angelo and St. Peter`s. Piazza del Popolo is a 15 minute walk. We use the subway from the Ottaviano stop to go everywhere else, 2 stops, 4 minutes to the Spanish Steps. The area is also really well served by busses and a tram.

Exterior

This fine building from 1830 is handsome inside and out. It is on a corner of a half-moon piazza with a park at the center. The trees are high and provide a nice view from the apartment windows. With all the planning that went into the laying out of Prati in the early 1800s, it is odd and lucky for us that this is one of the few green piazzas.

Interior

The apartment was renovated completely in 2009 and laid out with modern living in mind. The entry has a beautiful antique red table that shows off the antique tortoise-shell mirror above it. Straight ahead is the living room and to the right a long hallway reaches the far end of the apartment.

The living room overlooks the piazza with a high window. Clean, white moden furniture highlights fine Italian design. The designer lounge chairs, both signed, are wonderfully comfortable. Known for their modern design in the 1950s, you have to remember that the function preceded design. A long hutch is of equally modern, clean and pleasing. Its twin is in the dining room. The large, flat-screen television has satellite reception for some English language programs.

Frosted glass sliders separate the living and dining rooms. The modern, minimal design theme continues here with a glass-topped table that has expansion at both ends. Red leather chairs for six diners. Table will seat eight, bringing chairs from the kitchen.

A hallway connects the living and dining room with the kitchen that has a large (rather than under-counter) refrigerator, oven, stovetop, dishwasher as well as pots, pans and dishes.

The three bedrooms are the master bedroom that has an ensuite bathroom with enclosed shower. The tilework in all the bathrooms is modern and very pleasing. The master bedroom with red accents has a wall of closets and a small private balcony.

The "blue" and "green" bedroom each have two twin beds, plenty of closet space. Both have a view of the green piazza below. The blue bedroom beds can be made up together as a king or two singles.

There are two more bathrooms, one with jacuzzi tub with shower over and the other with enclosed shower.

Detailed Features for Italy Vacation Rental

Location Vatican - Prati
Sleeps 6 + 1
Bedrooms 3 bedrooms. 1 bedroom with king bed. 2 bedrooms with 2 twin beds each. The beds in the blue bedroom can be made up together or separate. 1 rollaway upon request for 7th person.
Bathrooms 3 bathrooms. 2 with fully enclosed showers. 1 with Jacuzzi bathtub. All with toilet, sink, bidet.
Floor 6th Italian, 7th American designation.
Elevator Yes, 6 steps from street level to the elevator level.
Accessible & Ample Yes. Elevator will fit wheelchair if collapsed.
Size 1900 square feet. 177 m2.
Balconies, Terraces, Views View of park and hills
Hair Dryer Yes
Dining Dining room with table that seats 8
Kitchen Equipment Full refrigerator, separate freezer compartment, dishwasher, stove, oven, microwave, Nespresso machine.
Laundry Washing machine in bathroom that has the bathtub.
Air Conditioning Yes, central
Heat Yes, central
Utilities Utility allowance, 15kwh/day
Transportation Many nearby buses, Ottaviano subway station nearby
Parking Public garage nearby
Crib Upon request
Entertainment Satellite Television
Telephone No
Internet WiFi
Linens Included
Pets No
Smoking No
Family Suitability Great
Cleaning For stays of two weeks or more, a weekly cleaning and linen change is included.

Availability and Pricing for Italy Vacation Rental

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Price Information
Pricing in Euros

High Season
Mar 1 - Nov 1
Dec 15 - Jan 7

4 nights5 nights6 nights7 nights4 weeks
1 - 4 guests€1130€1230€1440€1600€5120
5 - 6 guests€1370€1530€1800€2020€6460
7 guests€1490€1680€1980€2230 
Low Season
Jan 7 - Mar 1
Nov 1 - Dec 15
4 nights5 nights6 nights7 nights4 weeks
1 - 4 guests€940€1010€11801290€4130
5 - 6 guests€1180€1310€15401710€5130
7 guests€1300€1460€17201920 

 

Stay Restrictions

There is 4 night minimum stay with a 7 night minimum during holiday weeks.  The holiday weeks are Easter, Christmas from December 21/22/23 and New Year`s from December 27/28/29 arrival to departure 7 nights later.   

The price includes booking fee, transaction fee, credit card fees, keyholder fee, greeter fee, WiFi/internet, final cleaning, linens, towels and a 15 Kwh/day utility allowance.

Not included is the Rome city tax of €2/pp/day payable cash on arrival and utilities over 15 Kwh/day paid at 0.40/Kwh paid in cash at check out. Additional cleaning and changes of linens and towels available.

To check in before 5pm or to check out after 10am, you may reserve the night before or the night after your stay, if available, for ½ the nightly price calculated against the price for the number of nights you are staying in the property.  Early check in from 9am. Late check out until 5pm.  We cannot guarantee you will be able to check in early, drop off your luggage, or check out late if you do not reserve these extra nights.

Short Description

Experience a real Roman neighborhood with space and light and comfort.

Reviews and Customer Testimonials for Italy Vacation Rental

Our Review

• Very comfortable, bright, roomy apartment ideal for large families or 3 couples. Fully renovated kitchen and all 3 bathrooms are high quality.

• Typical Roman neighborhood, not a touristy area so experience is more authentic. Popular area for Roman families.

• Walkable to the Vatican, St. Peter`s area but for other sites public transportation is an easy option. There are handy busses and trolleys close to the apartment, we tested them all and, in the end, found the few minutes longer walk to the subway station Ottaviano (total 10 minutes from the apartment) was worth it because the subway ride is so easy and fast. So, 10 minutes to the subway + 5 minutes to the Spanish Steps on the train, makes this location excellent for visitors.

• Rigoletto is €1000 less per week than comparable apartments on the other side of the river. The subway is really easy and clean, but €1000 pays for a lot of taxis rides if you don`t want to take public transportation.

• Many good neighborhood amenities, fruit stands, grocers, local restaurants.

The Prati neighborhood may appear to be away from the center of Rome when you look on a map, but those who know and live in the city understand how central and convenient it is. It has great shopping and excellent access to tourist sights. To put that into perspective, consider the comparative distance/times for both walking and public transportation between popular sites in other major cities:

CityLocationLocationDistanceWalk TimePublic Transport
RomeRigoletto ApartmentPiazza Navona2.7 km, 1.7 mi35 min20 min
ParisNotre DameEiffel Tower4.6 km, 29 mi58 min29 min
LondonTower of LondonBritish Museum4.2 km, 2.6 mi54 min34 min
New YorkMetropolitan Museum of ArtEmpire State Building3.9 km, 2.4 mi48 min24 min

When you compare prices and think about the time you have to enjoy Rome, you can continue to save money by walking or taking the excellent public transportation options, or spend a few of the Euros you have saved on taking taxis that will get you wherever you want to go in minutes.

Guest Book Testimonials
Rigoletto Feb 2014

We had a great stay in Rome over New Years 2013-14. The apartment was lovely, spacious, and well equiped. The location is in a quiet neighborhood, a modest walk from the Vatican Museum and the subway. There is a nearby grocery store. The 3 bedrooms are all nice size and comfortable. Having 3 bathrooms, too, was great. There is a nice living room with a TV. The kitchen had lots of staples and a supply of coffee pods for the Nespresso machine. The owner greeted us and showed us around the apt and gave a quick orientation to the neighborhood. Italy Perfect delivered.

Melissa S, US

Beautiful Apartment Dec 2013

We loved our stay in Rome in this beautiful apartment.  We felt right at home.  It is in such a perfect location too, close to the Metro and a short walk to the market and many wonderful restaurants.  We would stay here again if we ever get the chance to visit Rome again!

Thank you for making our vacation perfect!

 

Carmen, Georgia

Truly home Oct 2013

 

Five of us from the same parish in Fort Worth, Texas, traveled to Rome for 10 days. The apartment was very spacious, clean, comfortable, great location, easy walk to Vatican, taxi stand, grocery store, shopping. Fully stocked kitchen allowed us to have breakfast and dinner in the apartment and enjoy "together" time. Pat was wonderful to work with in the booking process. She was also most helpful when we tried learning to use the taxi system! Stanisleo greeted us and got us familiar with our surroundings. Beautiful view from our 6th floor. We left every morning for our day's adventure and returned in the evening feeling as though we were truly home! Loved the elevator - felt like we were living like the Romans!
 

Diane E., Fort Worth ,Texas

Wonderful condo! Sep 2013

We had seven people in our party. The condo was spacious and very comfortable. The air conditioning worked well which was important since we were there in Aug. It is a few blocks from the Vatican - about a 20 minute walk and a 10 minute walk to the metro. Also, a grocery store is right around the corner. The only negative I can say about the condo is that it is not convenient to the most of the sites in Rome. If you take the metro into the heart of the city, you have to be careful of the timing of the metro otherwise you are going to have a very long walk back to the condo. Also, there is no night life around the condo. It is a quiet suburb atmosphere with limited places to eat, shop, etc.

Our driver, Stephano, was great. He was very accommodating with our flight cancellations and delays. The cars that picked us up and dropped us off at the airport were clean and comfortable.

I have rented condos in other parts of Europe from various sites. Pat at Italy Perfect is the best! So much useful information and very responsive. I would have no hesitation renting accommodations from her again and have recommended Italy Perfect to my friends.

Anu, Virginia, USA

Greatest stay Aug 2013

Great appartment. Top notch. Nicer than our home. The large 3 bedrooms and the 3 bathrooms made our life so much easier with our 3 kids. Location was quiet, a bit off the action but made for a nice walk every evening to help burn calories from the gelato. A lot of nice accesories that made our stay even more confi. Just a little more sport channels would have made it Italy perfect. But then the wife would have not appreciated as much...

Simon Doray, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Very Happy - Great Place Aug 2013

We were very happy with the apt and would recommend you and use you again ourselves.

Excellent setup for our party of 6; 2 couples and 2 kids. very clean apt, nice appliances (we bought a Nespresso coffee machine at home after using the one in the apt). Rome was hotter than average when we were there and the aC worked like a charm.

Try the Lemongrass Gelato shop located right at the Metro entrance. Also, there is a very nice pastry shop one block before the Metro station. It's only a door at street level then down a flight of interior steps, open early and late, lots of local customers, well-priced and excellent quality. Can't remember the name but you can't miss it as you walk to the Metro station.

The Vatican is less than a ten minute walk away and use Metro or taxi for other sites.

Steve, Washington

Fabulous Rome-Vacation Jul 2013

Our party of 6 adults had a wonderful time in Rome. The apartment was spacious, comfortable and truly a home away from home. We used public transportation (subway buses] all around Rome and we found our neighborhood to be a perfect place for all the services and conveniences everyone want when away from home. The kitchen in the apartment was well equipped which made it very easy to cook for a large group. The whole experience was wonderful and memorable for everyone!

The location was GREAT and the apartment was lovely and very comfortable.  We had a great time and the apartment was lovely.  Thanks and I hope to do business with your company again.Thanks!

Catherine, California

We really enjoyed the apartment Jul 2013

We really enjoyed the apartment Rigoletto, it was huge and there was plenty of room for the five of us. The three bathrooms were all very nice with great showers, very clean and plenty of towels. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was very functional. The building is really nice and in a great location, we enjoyed the area and had cappuccino every morning a block a way. There are several nice restaurants in the area, we also went to a chinese restaurant one night about two blocks away. There was a handy market a few blocks away and a florist right out our front door, a great location.

We walked to the Vatican a few times, it was about 15 minutes at a leisurely pace, the train station is about a 10 minute walk. We took the train a couple of times as well. We usually took a taxi back to the apartment at night, it was about 12 euros, only twice did we have to take two taxis (5 of us traveling together) but we usually had easy access to taxis that could accommodate 5. There is a taxi stand about 10 minutes away, we walked down one morning at 6:30 and they were there.

The apartment greeters were very helpful and showed us all the appliances, a map and the local area. We enjoyed fireworks the first few nights out the window, not sure what they were for but they went off about 11 and it was awesome. We would definitely recommend this apartment and Italy Perfect, we had a great time and look forward to returning in the future. We looked at several apartments before choosing this one, we were not disappointed.

Anne, Boston

Real Classy Jul 2013

The Rigoletto apartment was, as our grandson put it,  "real classy".  The apartment was very comfortable, the bedrooms and bathrooms good size.  The kitchen was equipped with all we needed to prepare meals, which we did more than expected since we did not find restaurants close by.  Other than being close to the Vatican the location was not ideal for the other sites we were interested in, however the metro was close by which was convenient.  We were unable to find shopping close to the apartment which was disappointing. Perhaps we did not look in the right places? The owner of the apartment was most helpful, even driving my husband around to show him the metro, grocery store and the Vatican.  We will definitely refer friends to Italy Perfect.

Nice that you found the apartment to be very comfortable and spacious. We are sorry that you did not see the map that was provided in your Arrival Instructions showing the nearby grocery store, bakery and other neighborhood amenities.

Angie & Russell, Flagstaff, Arizona

We were delighted with this comfortable, well-appointed, well-located apartment Jun 2013

With a grocery store right around the corner, and everything we needed in the kitchen, we relaxed around the dining room table for meals; also a great place to play cards. The apartment was spacious, meticulously clean. We were met promptly by Stanislao, who showed us how to operate all equipment, and was available for any questions that might arise. The building was secure, and in a nice neighborhood for walking, close to good restaurants and the Ottoviano metro stop.

Akron Hiker, Akron

Magnificent Apartment! Jun 2013

We are a family of 7 adults (siblings and spouses); length of stay was five nights. This apartment had everything you could want or need, and more. It was very clean and comfortable. Being in a mostly residential area, it was a nice quiet retreat after touring all day. About a 15 minute walk from the Vatican, where you can catch the Hop On-Hop Off 110 Red Tour Bus. If you want to cook, the kitchen is nicely equipped. The market just around the corner was lovely, however, it was limited to available groceries.  My brother is a chef, so we ate in a few nights; therefore, needing more in groceries than the smaller store could offer. We actually went to the smaller store about four times during our stay for wine, deli and bakery items.   Also, they were such nice people! (there is a supermarket about a 15-20 walk). Would definitely want to stay here again!

Mary Anne, Ramseur, North Carolina

Tried Something New -- it Was a Great Idea to Rent This Apartment Jun 2013

We travelled to Rome this spring with 5 adults. We needed three hotel rooms for a week. We travel a lot, but this was the first time we have considered renting a place in Europe. We chose the Rigoletto for price and location, but the fact that Lisa and Pat Byrne were so responsive to my emails and phone calls made me feel better about renting an apartment so far away.

The Rigoletto was so much more spacious than we would have expected although the video helped a lot to visualize the rooms. Everyone had enough space to get away', watch TV or use computers. Internet was astrong connection. . The apartment is on a quiet square several floors up. It was quiet, very clean and had renovated bathrooms.

We used Stefan who was recommended by Lisa and Pat for the trip to and from the airport. He also drove us to Villa d'Este outside Rome and on our final day, made a few stops for us in Rome we had missed. Our greeter met us on time and any small problems were addressed promptly by phone or email. The mosquitoes arrived in Rome when we did, so it is important to keep the windows closed.

The location was excellent, safe and a short walk to the Vatican. Rome is such a wonderful city for walking , we found the location of Rigoletto outside the center of the city very enjoyable. Good supermarket around the corner. We recommend the Sicilian restaurant around the corner.

We highly recommend this apartment and will rent through Lisa and Pat again in other cities.

Kate, Columbus Ohio

Christmas in Rome Jan 2013

Our family of seven had a fabulous "Roman Holiday" !! We loved staying in Rigoletto! With three large bedrooms and three bathrooms, we were all ready to head out the door exploring at the same time! The apartment is in a great neighborhood with an excellent restaurant down the block and a large "american style" grocery store across the street. Thanks for the recommendations on taxi service and tour guides, both were wonderful. Finally, we cannot forget our greeter, Joseph, who helped us navigate not only the apartment but also managed to FedEx some packages back to the States in a very timely fashion.

We would highly recommend not only this apartment but also the great services provided by Italy Perfect. Thank you !!

Maureen, Connecticut

Very comfortable apartment in a very "local" neighborhood Nov 2012

We (all 6 of us, including 3 children under 11) really enjoyed our time at Rigoletto. It is an open, light filled apartment with plenty of room and good furnishings. We enjoyed finding the local fresh pasta maker and the little corner shops where we bought plenty of italian nutella and toasted bread to enjoy it on. The travel to the center was not too difficult but requires a bit of thought. However the value and space made the trip worth it and also made it a more authentic experience.

We arranged a cooking class for a day while we were there which was great fun. Also would recommend the children's museum which requires a reservation - again worth it and reasonably convenient from the apartment.

The taxi from/to the airport was pricey and think I could have likely managed this better. Also paying an extra 100 euros for arriving at a late hour seemed a bit much. [Arrival at midnight does indeed incur a late fee, as guest was informed when the reservation was made.] However, I did appreciate being able to leave around lunch time. [We are glad this guest appreciated the late check out for which the fee was waived.]

Jessica, Netherlands/US

Loved it! Sep 2012

We absolutely loved our stay at the Rigoletto apartment. It was spacious, clean and quite modern on the inside (even though the building is older), and surpassed expectations overall. It was great to have a full (and reasonably well stocked) kitchen as well as a washer and dryer in the apartment. Having a grocery store literally two minutes walk away meant that we could easily get whatever food we needed, and could enjoy a leisurely breakfast at home before heading out to enjoy the city. The size of the apartment also meant that we could truly relax when we returned "home" in the evenings, because we had room to spread out instead of being cooped up in a hotel room. We liked the quiet, residential neighborhood and didn't particularly mind the fact that there aren't a ton of restaurants in the area (although there are a couple if you're desperate).

Pat at Italy Perfect was a pleasure to work with. She was extremely helpful with recommendations ahead of the trip, and helped make this a great trip for us. I highly recommend Italy Perfect and this particular apartment. Thanks again Pat!!!

AR, Chicago, IL

Family trip to Rome Aug 2012

We were in Rome for 5 nights (me and my two sons, ages 11 and 13 and my sister and her daughter, age 15). We thoroughly enjoyed Rigoletto - it was beautifully appointed and enjoyable (especially in the warm weather in the heat of summer). The only complaint is that you must take the metro, taxis or the bus to get around. We took the metro and taxis, but perhaps the bus would provide more options. Also, it would have been helpful if our greeter had helped with local restaurants, transportation, etc., but we arrived late (10 pm which was arranged ahead of time) and we did not get a good orientation. Overall, I would highly recommend Rigoletto, just make sure you get information on the neighborhood restaurants, shopping and transportation ahead of time.

Connie Dionne, San Diego, CA

LOVED the Apartment Jul 2012

Wanted to let you know that we LOVED the apartment--it was stylish, comfortable and in a great (peaceful, yet convenient) location.  We really enjoyed two of the neighborhood restaurants...Osteria de Fourcette (sp?) and the Sicilianabucco (sp?) Stefano was terrific, too --responsive and reliable.  Thanks for all the inside info that helped make our family's trip to Rome 100 percent successful!  We will recommend the Rigoletto and Italy Perfect to all our friends!  Best, Leslie Reed

Leslie R, Virginia USA

Jul 2012

Rigoletto exceeded our expectations. The apartment is on the 6th floor of a nice building and is very large, well furnished and extremely comfortable for a family of 4. The air conditioning system worked flawlessly, which was a blessing as both day and night were very hot. Location is on a quiet corner overlooking a pretty square, though the birds living in the trees on the square could get pretty noisy early in the morning. The Vatican museum entrance is an easy 15 minute walk away, the Ottaviano Metro station about 10 minutes away as is the local taxi stand. We were a 5 minute walk from a very nice Simply grocery store, and several very good casual restaurants with outdoor seating that cater to the local residents of Prati. We ate several meals at Giacomelli, which had friendly staff and a wonderful selection of pastas, pizzas, grilled meats and vegetables at very reasonable prices. This property is optimal for a family with 2 or 3 children who enjoy walking and wish to experience local Roman life away from the throngs of tourists closer to the city center and main sites. Our greeter was very friendly but spoke no English so we had some difficulty working out use of the washing machine and some of the other appliances, but this was no big deal. We would definitely stay in Rigoletto on a future visit.

Dan Fleet, Newport Beach, CA

Rigoletto Jun 2012

This apartment is huge. We were a party of 4 and a party of 6 would still find this to be very spacious. It is located in a very nice residential section of Prati. We became regulars at the neighborhood pizza place around the corner. We also took advantage of the grocery store located less than 1 block away. The building is a step back in time as you use an old school cage elevator to access the 6th floor apartment. While it looks old, the elevator is fast and quiet and our greeter managed to organize 5 people and many bags into the space so that we could all make it in 1 run. The doors to the apartment are huge and have really heavy duty locking mechanisms. The pictures on the website don't do this place justice. The apartment has everything you may need and the level of comfort and detail is extremely impressive. The owners take great pride in this apartment and it shows. They have thought of everything in terms of cooking, entertaining and comfort. They have an extensive music collection and a small number of DVDs that have the proper regional coding. The wifi connection is very fast and stable and they even have a PC and printer/copier should you need it. If you are a walker, you can reach the Vatican in 25 minutes at a casual pace. If you want the tram, figure a 15 minute walk. For the cab stand, figure an 8 minute walk. There are many neighborhood (non tourist) dining options nearby. Italy Perfect provides a great deal of helpful information and are very professional and responsive. We highly recommend them and the fantastic Rigoletto apartment.

Steve Sheehan, Chicago

Great Apartment Jun 2012

Beautiful and roomy renovated apartment. Perfect for our large family of 7. Very large kitchen and 3 extra large bathrooms. Helpful that it had a washer for our week stay in Rome. The apartment is a 10 minute walk to the metro station, which can take you any place you want to go in the city. Along the way is one of the best bakeries in town. The Vatican is a 15 minute walk away. Grocery stores and shopping are close by. The neighborhood is more families than tourists. Many restaurants near by. It was perfect for our stay and a great value.

Julie, San Diego CA

Very comfortable for our group of six people Nov 2011

The apartment was very comfortable for our group of six people. It was clean, attractive, well furnished, spacious and conveniently located. There are nice grocery shops and good restaurants in the neighborhood.

Elizabeth, New Zealand, New Zealand

Map, Distances and Weather for Italy Vacation Rental

Weather History

Date   °F °C

Distance To
  • Ottaviano subway station 8 minute walk
  • Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel 14 min walk
  • St. Peters, Vatican City 18 minute walk
  • Piazza del Popolo 25 minute walk or 5 minute subway
  • Spanish Steps 35 minute walk or 15 minute subway
  • Coliseum, Termini train station 20 minute subway
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