Convenient, Bright and Comfortable
- Name: Orlando
- Sleeps: 4 + 2
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Price: Oct Discount! From €1160/week, 3 night min
It is so comfortable!
A comfortable and completely equipped apartment in a convenient location by Piazza del Popolo.
Piazza del Popolo is one of the most beautiful piazzas in Rome. It is entered from the north through a monumental gate in the ancient Aurelian city wall. Laid out in 1859 to serve as the ceremonial entrance to the walled city for visitors and pilgrims arriving from the north, its beauty is still astonishing. An Egyptian obelisk and four Egyptian lions form part of the central fountain. On the steps of the fountain modern-day pilgrims rest their feet and converse. Two monumental and almost identical churches straddle Via del Corso. At first you don`t notice the third church, Santa Maria del Popolo, that may be the most interesting of the three. Santa Maria arose to counter the bad spirit of Nero who was supposedly buried on that spot. Santa Maria contains some really wonderful art, a tomb by Bernini and two original Caravaggios.
The Pincian gardens rise from Piazza del Popolo and flow into the Borghese Gardens, a great place to stroll, jog, rent a bicycle-cart, find children`s park and playground, and, about 15 minutes walk to the wonderful Galleria Borghese.
Three streets lead off Piazza del Popolo, Via Babuino, Via del Corso and Via Ripetta, called the Trident, and lead right into the delights of the center of Rome.
Rome is a walking city and you can take any of these routes to head to different parts of the Eternal city. You can also cross the Tiber River for the Vatican and great shopping.
The immediate neighborhood has all the shops you need. Down just a few doors is Castroni, a great gourmet food shop.
This location is especially good for transportation. The trolley heads north to the Olympic sports stadium and the new MAXXI museum. The subway is a block away and in the same piazza as the subway is a bus transportation hub.
The Orlando apartment is in a fine building from 1870, like many in the neighborhood. It faces Rome`s trolley line and is close to many transportation options: the trolley, the subway, busses and a taxi rank in Piazza del Popolo. There is noise from the trolley which runs from 5:30 a.m. to midnight.
There are a few steps up to the locked stairwell door and elevator.
For larger families or groups, we suggest the Orlando apartment rented in conjunction with the Flaminio apartment which is a one-minute walk from this apartment.
Orlando`s main door opens into a bright living/dining room that has a sofa (converts to queen sized bed), antique desk, flat screen television. The dining table is oval shaped. Along the entry door wall is a hutch with helpful guides and books. New, sound-cancelling window overlooks wide Via Flaminia and an intersection so no buildings impede sunlight. Trolley runs from 5:30 a.m. to midnight.
Stepping to the right of the entry you find the kitchen, two bathrooms and the second bedroom.
The galley-style kitchen is complete with four burner gas stove top, microwave (no oven), drip coffee maker, tea kettle, toaster, large refrigerator with freezer compartment, dishwasher.
Keep in touch from the Orlando apartment with WiFi, telephone and television with Satellite reception. You can receive a few English language news channels. For guest convenience, find several North American electrical outlets for your dual-voltage personal electronics.
To the left of the entry area is the master bedroom that also has a new window onto Via Flaminia. The high quality queen-sized bed is flanked with night stands with individual lamps. Double closet has mirrored doors.
To the right of the entry area the second bedroom has two single beds, one of which can be stowed under the other if there is a single guest in this room. Double closet. The new window faces Via Flaminia.
The two bathrooms both have a shower, sink and a toilet. The larger bath also has a combination washer/dryer.
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Property and area amenities
|Location||Spanish Steps - Piazza del Popolo|
|Sleeps||4 + 2|
|Bedrooms||2, one with queen sized bed, one with two single beds, sofa bed in living room is queen sized|
|Bathrooms||2 with showers|
|Floor||3rd Floor North American designation, 2nd Floor European|
|Mobility||Several steps to reach the elevator. Wheelchair must fold to place in elevator.|
|Size||95 m2, 1023 sq ft|
|Dining||Table for 4|
|Kitchen||Gas stove top, microwave, toaster, American drip coffee machine, Italian espresso pot, full sized refrigerator with freezer, electric kettle, dishwasher.|
|Laundry||Combination washer/dryer, iron and ironing board.|
|Heating||Yes. Date of heat being turned on/off is usually mid-November to mid- March; the date is controlled by the government.|
|Utilities||Allowance of 15kwh/day, additional usage @ €0.50/kwh. International outlets throughout the apartment.|
|Transport||Subway, bus, tram and taxi nearby.|
|Crib||Crib & Highchair with advance arrangement, €20 euros/week or portion thereof.|
|Neighborhood||Piazza del Popolo|
|Entertainment||TV with Satellite reception for a few English language news programs|
|Telephone||Landline phone, guest pays for calls. All calls cost. Local calls are not expensive.|
|Internet||WiFi, no charge, reaches all rooms|
|Cleaning||Final cleaning included, additional cleaning and linen service available with advance arrangement for an additional fee.|
|Parking||It is difficult to impossible to drive in the center of this city. No on-street parking is available for visitors. If you need to have a car, please ask us where the closest paid parking garage is located. Parking in garages can be relatively expensive. Nearest garage under the Borghese Gardens.|
|Safety||Hotel-style safe, smoke & carbon monoxide detector|
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|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
20% Discount on Oct 2016 stays, valid on new reservations from Oct 3.
There is a 3 night minimum booking period.
The price includes booking fee, transaction fees, credit card fees, keyholder fee, greeting fee, WiFi/internet, final cleaning, linens, towels,15 Kwh/day utility allowance.
Not included is utilities consumed over the 15Kwh/day at a cost of €.50/Kwh. Please go to www.italyperfect.com/tax for information on local hospitality tax paid in cash at check in. Mid-stay cleaning and additional sheets and towels are available at an additional price.
To guarantee 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.
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- Comfortable, well-laid apartment.
- Experienced manager ensures guest comfort and maintenance.
- Great location for getting around.
- There is noise from the trolleys. The high-tech windows are effective so we really only noticed the early morning first trolley. Trolley runs from 5:30 a.m. to midnight.
Guest Book Testimonials
Perfect Location to Explore Rome
My wife and I spent a week in Rome with an ambitious agenda to see art from the Renaissance, Roman ruins, and to take at least one day trip to Villa D'Este in Tivoli. I like to explore a city on foot and with the local transportation systems rather than via tour bus or taxi and I chose this location because it is a block from the Metro A line station just north of Piazza del Populo and a short to medium walk to all of the central historical area of Rome. We easily walked to the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Fontana di Trevi, and literally dozens of churches with incredible paintings and sculptures (e.g. there are paintings by Raphael and Caravaggion two blocks away in Santa Maria del Populo and just a trickle of tourists actually go in the church to see them). The Piazza del Populo is at the head of the center Rome shopping district that runs along the Corso.
For Roman areas, like the Foro or the Colosseo, it is easiest to take the Metro which drops you right in the middle of ancient Rome. We also visited the Vatican Museum which is an easy above-ground street car ride from just out the front door to Piazza Risorgiemento, a couple of blocks from the Vatican. Rome's ATAC transportation systems are very easy to use with single ride tickets available at any Tabacchi store or in machines at the train or metro stations. A ticket works for the Metro, streetcars, and the bus system (more challenging- you really need an up to date map to use them). A daily pass can be used on any or all of these and we frequently bought daily passes so that we could move around the city more quickly. If you are looking to do a day trip to some place like Ostia Antica or Tivoli the Italian train systems are very modern and reasonably priced and it is a five minute ride to Termini train station via the Metro from this apartment.
The neighborhood is what I would describe as mostly "real Rome." It is located just outside the Roman walls and there are a large number of what look like 19th century apartment buildings occupied by families and some students of the local university campus which is just up the street. There is a neighborhood alimentaria for groceries that is very friendly and helpful, as well as a bar just up the street for morning coffee that can't be beat either in quality or price by any of the fancy coffee houses (I like to drink my coffee the Roman way, which is standing at the counter bar). There are quite a few inexpensive little pizzerias and oddly a Burger King within a few hundred yards. We ate one night at one of the pizzerias which was filled with parents and their children, returning home at around 8:00P which is typical of the Italian schedule and having a great time going out for dinner. I think we got a few looks but everyone was very friendly and welcoming. All in all it felt I was living in an area which reflected what it was like to live in Rome, rather than the more protected kind of tourist experience you might get from a hotel in center Rome. I liked that. Even so, many of the people in the smaller stores still would try to talk to you in English if you seemed to be struggling with the Italian. Rome is a very welcoming city.
If you are looking for the classic sit-down Italian dinner, there are at least a dozen restaurants just the other side of Piazza del Populo or on the Piazza which have outdoor seating in good weather which is most of the time. Reservations are rarely needed unless you are going to someplace that is listed in a guide book. Food tends to be good almost everywhere but I find the prices are higher in the popular piazzas (such as del Populo or Navona). This is a matter of your own preference as sitting in a large piazza and people watching is part of the Roman experience (similar to Paris) but you can save money and sometimes get much better service if you explore down the side streets a bit to try someone a little out of the way. We ate well wherever we tried. Generally an appetizer and a pasta course makes a fine meal, although if you save your appetite it's possible to extend that to a second course of fish or steak for a treat.
The apartment's appliances were all reasonably new and in good working order. There is no oven if you are looking to bake something, although there is a gas stove top. The air conditioning system works very well and the elevator was a welcome site after walking for miles around the city, site seeing. The air conditioning was not all that necessary during September in the evening as there is a nice cross breeze through the apartment and those hours before sunset with the windows open and listening to the street sounds were very pleasant to relax in. However, at night you really need the AC because the streetcars below the apartment are fairly loud with the windows open. The windows are new and seal out the sound very well, but the apartment can get stuffy if you don't run the AC at night.
I would definitely recommend Italy Perfect as they helped out with everything that made our arrival easy from Fiumicino. Their suggested driver was excellent: on time and drove us right to the door. Beats a shuttle or subway every time in my opinion.
This apartment was a generous amount of space for two people. The second bedroom would be fine for one or even two small children. If you have a teenager that wants to be somewhat independent the location, a very short walk to Piazza del Populo and all the transportation systems, is ideal for someone looking to hang out or explore on their own. There are two bathrooms, both in fairly new condition. Laundry is in the kitchen and is fairly small and slow, but it was enough that when we left for our second week of travel everything was clean and we didn't have to do laundry again on our trip.
All in all a great experience and we loved Rome- it truly is one of the most enchanting and beautiful cities in the world.
[Thank you so much Michael for your lovely review, we thank you for being such a lovely guest and for the pleasure of working with you. The Italy Perfect Team.]
We stayed at the Orlando apartment for three nights, with our two teenage girls. The location was excellent and the apartment very nice. It is in the city, so there were city noises outside the windows, but nothing we couldn't live with. We would stay there again. We have used London Perfect, Paris Perfect and now Italy Perfect and have always been pleased.
[Thank you so much for your loyalty! Come again;-) The Italy Perfect Team]
Orlando Apt / Great Location and Landing Spot, Highly Recommend
If I were to return to Rome (sure I will as I tossed the proverbial coin into the Trevi), I would stay at Orlando again. Italy Perfect has many properties to chose from and I would consider others, but we were very happy with Orlando.
The location is a few steps north of Piazza del Popolo, south from there are the famous Trident Roads, with easy access to just about everything in Rome. South to the left is Piazza de Spagna (Spanish Steps) and Borghese Gardens. Middle south is great shopping and down through the south, center of Rome. South to the right is a main road that leads to the Piazza Navona area, Pantheon, all very walkable.
We easily walked to and from the Vatican, Trastevere neighborhood, the other sites I mentioned and many more. One just needs a good pair of walking shoes; we rarely used public transportation. There is a taxi stand in nearby Piazza del Popolo. Half the fun was getting lost and running into things (like another ancient ruins site) that we wouldn't have otherwise seen.
The apartment has the benefit of being steps away from a metro subway stop, which leads directly to Roma Termini, very convenient for our day trip we took to Venezia via high speed rail. Nearby are numerous small grocers and an outdoor fruit and veg market; larger supermarkets are not very walkable from Orlando (if you're lugging groceries) but this was no issue as there wasn't anything we needed that we couldn't buy within about two blocks.
The area is very safe, we were out at all hours, with teenage daughters, and never once worried about our safety. Even down in the subway late at night, seemed perfectly fine. Going to a place I'm unfamiliar w/ always gives me a little trepidation; we felt instantly comfortable. We did use under-the-shirt wallets but never encountered any potential theft situations (that we're aware of).
The apartment had everything we needed, including a large supply of dishes so that we weren't constantly running the dishwasher. All the appliances worked fine, the apartment was exceedingly clean which I appreciate. I liked the feel that you were living in someone else's home, with books scattered around, knick knacks in the common area (living room) drawers etc. It was very comfortable and welcoming-feeling.
The air conditioner worked very well. It was mid 90's (F), not too humid, when we were in Rome. We turned the air to 25 or 26C when we were out during the day, and set it cooler a bit when we were in, and we were really comfortable. I expected to deal w/ heat inside the apartment, we didn't at all. The wifi also was completely reliable, very fast, never went out. That also exceeded my expectations.
The only aspects I can think of, that some people might have issue with, are some of the furnishings are a little on the worn side (not badly so). Everything was very service-able, and again very clean.
Additionally the area is fairly noisy (street noise, not from within the building), but I'm guessing that is true many places in Rome. The garbage trucks pick up in the middle of the night, the electric tram makes quite a bit of noise, etc.
To me, this is all white noise and didn't bother me at all, just part of being in a big city. One benefit of the location is there is very little auto traffic directly on the street below. The street directly below the window is dedicated completely to the electric tram.
We had a great time being Romans for a couple weeks and the apartment was great for our family - kids had their own bathroom, two bedrooms, nice kitchen, and living room for hanging out, beats a hotel any day. Also, Italy Perfect was really wonderful to work with.
I've never dealt w/ an agency before that provided so much helpful travel and country info, I would do business with them again now that I've experienced. Very responsive to any questions I had.
If not familiar w/ foreign travel, take the time to read the materials they give you. Our trip went really smoothly partly because I spent quite a bit of time in advance making sure I knew how to use my cell phone, notifying financial institutions in advance of travel, understanding things like how to order coffee (a caffe will get you an espresso), courtesies and customs.
Those little things went a long way and we didn't experience any hassles. All of that and more is in the dozens of pages Italy Perfect provides to its clients. I love planning trips; I never expected Italy Perfect to do half the work for me and it was greatly appreciated.
The Roman-apartment greeter was great, he worked w/ our driver to meet us, and was there when we arrived. Very friendly and enthusiastic, gave us a great overview of the apartment. He even got in touch mid week to see how we were doing. Was nice to know he was there if we needed him (we didn't).
Great experience, highly recommend this company and this specific apartment.
[Thank you so much for the wonderful, comprehensive feedback. It was a pleasure to work with you! The Italy Perfect Team]
The Orlando apartment is in a fabulous location. We fell in love with the little cafes on the same block as the apartment and had our breakfast at one on the corner every morning. It is a safe neighborhood with markets in a short walking distance. Italy Perfect met us at the apartment and walked us through all we needed to know. It was very spacious and perfect for our family of four. As a visitor from the US, be prepared that the apartment is a little dated and could use some paint repair and probably a larger hot water heater so that two people can shower at once, but overall, it was perfect for us. The description and our agent pointed out the train/ trolly passes right outside the apartment and runs from 7 am - 11pm - while it didn't bother us, it actually starts running at 5:30 am which may be a problem for light sleepers. The apartment had everything we needed, including wifi, and we quickly mastered the combo washer and dryer which was fabulous and allowed us to bring only cary on luggage. The apartment was very clean. I would definitely recommend this apartment and Italy Perfect for a family or two couples and look forward to using them again in the future.
[Thank you, we are so happy you enjoyed the Orlando apartment. The website information informs all guests that the trolley starts at 5:30 am.]
I absolutely would recommend both the Orlando apartment and Italy Perfect.
My family of four had a great time staying in the Orlando apartment. The apartment was as pictured, no surprises. We mostly walked everywhere with the exceptions of a private driver from the airport and an early morning tour. We used Rocco who was one of the recommended drivers through Italy Perfect. He was great, there where and when he said he would be. I absolutely would recommend both the Orlando apartment and Italy Perfect. Thanks for making our first trip to Italy perfect!
Great place, nice people, great location, would rent again.
Very nice apartment in convenient location!
Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 college kids) really enjoyed our stay at the Orlando apartment in Rome. The apartment was very nice, very clean, had plenty of room, and was equipped with everything we needed for our stay. We really liked the location as well... it was just a block from the metro station and close to plenty of restaurants, as well as in walking distance to some popular attractions. The welcome staff was also extremely friendly and very helpful, providing us with a detailed map and plenty of information on the surrounding area and how to get around.
One thing I will mention is that the train runs right outside the building from early in the morning until late in the evening. This was not a bother to us during our stay, but it is good to know in case you are sensitive to noise, if you go to bed early or are a late riser, or if you have small children that wake easily.
One of our favorite restaurants in the area was Hostaria Da Pietro, just a few blocks from the apartment. It had outdoor seating in an intimate little alley. It was just a great atmosphere and our waiter was so friendly and kept us laughing all evening. This was our favorite meal in Rome!
I would absolutely recommend Italy Perfect and would definitely book through them again myself! I actually wish that I had found this company sooner so that we could have booked more of our European vacation rentals through them. I have never worked with a company that provided such complete and comprehensive information for our trip. As soon as we booked with them, they began providing such detailed information that answered any and every question I could have thought of, and a lot of information that I never would have thought to ask about or check into myself. We arrived very prepared! They were even willing to recommend and help us book some activities in other parts of Europe during our vacation.
Thank you Italy Perfect!
Orlando unit = a Perfect Location!
My family and I spent 5 days in Rome and stayed at the Orlando property offered by Italy Perfect and let me just say it was "PERFECT". We arrived late but it was no problem for our greeter. Upon arrival we found the unit in great condition. I know some reviews comment on the street noise but we had no issues with or without the windows closed. We kept the windows open while in the unit - day & night - and there was no extreme noises to cause concern. Aside from the unit being clean and beautiful, THE LOCATION WAS OUTSTANDING! We jumped on the subway just a block away as well as the tram just outside the doors. Most nights we were out late walking and found amazing restaurants, bars and desserts in short walking distance. The shopping options for clothes, gifts, or art was also just minutes away from the unit. We found a small vendor (store) just a block away where we bought wine, pasta and all the necessities to make our own late meal (on our last night in Rome). And, although many may not care, we loved having a dryer in the unit. My family and I are frequent travelers to Europe and we will contact www.italyperfect.com on our next trip to Italy.
Love the property! Location could not have been better for walking to the sites. Trolley line ends at window of apt. If you are a light sleeper. Corner coffee bar was very friendly. Mateo and Marko from Stephanos car service were excellent . Always on time.
Must take the "Eating Italy" tour. Fabulous !!'
Italy Perfect could not have been more accommodating ! Everything was truly perfect!! Thank you for a great time.
We three ladies found the Orlando apartment perfect for our needs. The Piazza Populo location provided nearby grocery, specialty deli, convenient cab and Metro access...even a gelato shop next door. The accomodations worked well and came with good instructions. Many excellent restaurants in the area...try Babette at the beginning of via Margutta. Best of all was all the help Pat provided to a less-than-skilled computer user.
I would definitely recommend Italy Perfect!!
[Thank you so much. We are delighted it all worked out so well. Italy Perfect]
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Map and Location
|Piazza del Popolo - 2 minute walk|
|Borghese Gardens - 5 minute walk|
|Spanish Steps - 15 minute walk|
|Piazza Navona, Pantheon - 25 minute walk|
|St Peters Basilica, Vatican Museums - 25 minute walk or 10 minutes by subway stop|
|Coliseum 15 minutes by subway|
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