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Trevi Fountain Wish Come True
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30% September Discount!
Italy Perfect Classification Darling apartment, great location

30% Discount on September 2014 stays. Valid on new reservations from September 1, 2104.

4 night minimum to qualify for discount.


Tucked away on a quaint small street near the Trevi Fountain, Rome`s historic sites are at your doorstep.

Savor the best of historic Rome at the inviting Archetto apartment. The Archetto apartment offers comfort and cheeriness, providing a relaxing refuge in the bustling center of Rome. Wonderful location, bright top-floor position, roominess and good layout. To top it off, it has both a sunny terrace plus a sweet balcony. The apartment is as charming as you can imagine.


A trip to Rome would not be complete without a stop at the Trevi Fountain to toss in three coins and make a wish. One of Rome`s legends, memoralized in the 1954 classic movie Three Coins in the Foutain, it`s a breathtaking site that never fails to impress, no matter how many times you see it. You`ll be pleased to find a real Roman neighborhood thriving within a 2-minute walk just behind the Piazza di Trevi. Good bakeries, cafes, fresh fruit and vegetable stands, pizzerie, one of Rome`s most prized geletaria`s and handy access to public transportation are just some of the great aspects of this location.

The apartment is located on the top floor of a small building on a narrow side-street only a 2-minute walk to the Trevi Fountain. You`ll be pleased with your unique advantage: you can pop `round during the early morning hours to get your morning bread or pastries at our favorite neighborhood bakery just off the Piazza di Trevi, and you`ll find that you have the entire piazza nearly to yourself. You might see a lone street sweeper and a few other early birds, but it`s a special time to take in Rome`s largest baroque fountain, which marks the ending of ancient Rome`s Aqua Vergine aqueduct.

Across the street from the Archetto building is the North American chapter of the Pontifical Gregorian University, founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola over 450 years ago. You`ll see priests coming and going in the street and at neighborhood restaurants, and they are welcome neighbors.  The views of this pale ochre building has a pleasing geometry, characteristic roof tiles and simple, classic Italian textures.

Downstairs is a favorite neighborhood restaurant, Dell`Archetto, with reasonable prices on an impressive variety of pasta and pizza. While there are many other good restaurants to choose from you`ll probably find yourself returning to Dell`Archetto again and again, the food is good and it`s just so easy to go downstairs if you are tired from a full day of sightseeing.

The music of the city can be heard in many aspects of this location: the church bells ringing, the seagulls calling, a stray tune of opera playing in a neighbor`s apartment, the whir at sunset as flocks of swallows soar overhead, choirs in the churches and whistling workmen.


The apartment building is small and nicely maintained, it has an elevator. Downstairs is a favorite neighborhood restaurant, Dell`Archetto, with reasonable prices on an amazing variety of pasta and pizza. While there are many other good restaurants to choose from you`ll probably find yourself returning to Dell`Archetto again and again, the food is good and it`s just so easy to go downstairs if you are tired from a full day of sightseeing.


With a coveted, sunny top-floor position the Archetto apartment delights with charm and comfort. The roomy living room is furnished with a queen size sofa bed and a foldaway single hassock bed. There is a large window overlooking the street, five floors below. The room`s decor inspiration is the fresco painting over the sofa, painted in a bouquet of springtime colors. Bookshelves along the opposite wall hold light reading material, guidebooks, a few English language DVD`s, remote controls, stereo, and flat screen TV. An upholstered chair, carved wooden armchair and coffee table complete the room. It`s the perfect spot to while away an afternoon reading, napping on the sofa or enjoying cocktails before heading out to the bounty of wonderful restaurants that Rome has to offer. 

Opening onto the living room is the dining area which seats four. It has French doors two steps up leading out to a Juliette balcony, also overlooking the street down below. A bonus feature is that the living room and dining room windows of the Archetto apartment are completely private, no one can see in. Sit on the little balcony and watch the world go by, it never fails to entertain. Also on the balcony is a small storage closet containing cleaning supplies, you`ll find a collapsable laundry drying rack out here too.

The entry area has an antique bureau, good for clothing storage for guests using the sofa bed, a handy coat rack, and a leather campaign chair, providing a cozy den-like reading area.

The bedroom and kitchen are towards the back of the apartment and are also accessed off the entryway. The bedroom has interior facing windows, it overlooks the backs of other buildings across the way, a huge bonus in the bustling center of Rome. It is a very quiet bedroom, although with the windows open you may hear the sound of plates clattering at night in the kitchen of the restaurant on the ground floor level in the building next door. The bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, two stairs up from the bedroom. Guests with mobility issues take note. The bathroom was completely remodeled in 2011, with aquamarine tiles, a large glassed-in rainfall shower, toilet and sink.

The kitchen is compact, best for one cook at a time, it features a large refrigerator with separate freezer section, four-burner gas stove, combination microwave/convection oven, drip and espresso coffee pots, electric tea kettle, toaster. No dishwasher or regular oven.

We saved the best for last! Accessed from the kitchen is the jewel of the apartment, the sunny terrace which will be your outdoor living and dining room during Rome`s good weather which, compared to many places in the world, can cover six months of the year. The terrace has a small dining table and two chairs. Two more chairs from the front balcony can be moved to the terrace for four person dining, although the table is small for four people. It is a perfect, peaceful spot for morning coffee, alfresco lunches or toasting the sunset during your Roman holiday.

Detailed Features for Italy Vacation Rental

Location Trevi Fountain
Sleeps 2+3
Bedrooms 1 bedroom with queen size bed plus queen size sofa bed & single folding bed in living room
Bathrooms 1 with shower, sink, toilet
Floor 5th North American, 4th Italian
Elevator Yes
Accessible & Ample 2 steps from street to building entry. 2 steps from bedroom to bathroom, 1 step from dining room to terrace, 2 steps to small balcony.
Size 800 sq ft, 74 m2
Balconies, Terraces, Views Terrace with table, 2 chairs (+ umbrella in summer). Balcony with 2 chairs.
Hair Dryer Yes
Dining Dining table with 4 chairs
Kitchen Equipment Refrigerator with separate freezer section, sink, 4-burner gas stove, microwave/convection oven, drip and Italian coffee pots, electric tea kettle, pots, pans, dishes, utensils. No full size oven or dishwasher.
Laundry Washing machine, drying rack. No dryer. Iron & ironing board. (Laundry service on the block offers wash, dry, fold, iron service.)
Air Conditioning Yes, in living room, dining room, bedroom
Heat Yes
Utilities Up to an average of 10 Kwh/day included
Transportation Near Piazza Venezia bus/taxi hub, Piazza Barberini subway entrance
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.
Crib Yes, with advance arrangement. €50/week or portion thereof.
Neighborhood Trevi Fountain, near Via del Corso, Piazza Barbernini, easy access to sites, grocery store, bakery, restaurants, shopping
Entertainment Flat screen TV, satellite TV receives a few English language news channels, multi-zone DVD player, radio
Telephone No
Internet WiFi
Linens Provided
Pets No
Smoking No
Family Suitability Good for families except for toddlers due to balcony
Cleaning Final cleaning included, additional cleaning available with advance arrangement
Safety and Security Hotel-style safe

Availability and Pricing for Italy Vacation Rental

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Price Information


2014 Pricing in Euros
High Season Mar 1 - Oct 31st, Dec 16 - Jan 6
 4 nights5 nights6 nights7 nights4 weeks
1 - 2 guests€1210€1345€1590€1730€5536
3 - 4 guests€1330€1495€1770€1930n/a
5 guests€1390€1570€1860€2030n/a
Low Season Jan 6 - Mar 1, Nov 1 - Dec 16
1 - 2 guests€1050€1145€1350€1470€4704
3 - 4 guests€1170€1295€1530€1665n/a
5 guests€1230€1370€1620€1765n/a



Stay Restrictions

There is a 4 night minimum stay with a 7 night minimum during holiday weeks.  The holiday weeks are Christmas from December 21/22/23 through December 27/28/29 and  New Year`s from December 27/28/29 arrival to departure 7 nights later. There is a 5 person maximum.

The price includes utilities up to 10 Kwh/day, WiFi/internet, booking fee, transaction fees, keyholder fee, greeting fee, linens, towels and final cleaning

Not included in the price is utility usage over 10 Kwh/day, additional cleaning, linen and towel changes for longer stays. Also, the  Rome City tax of up to €3.50 Euros per person/day up to 10 days payable in cash on arrival. Amount can change with little notice.

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 luggage, or check out late if you do not reserve these extra nights.


Short Description

30% Discount on September 2014 stays. Valid on new reservations from September 1, 2104.

4 night minimum to qualify for discount.


Tucked away on a quaint small street near the Trevi Fountain, Rome`s historic sites are at your doorstep.

Savor the best of historic Rome at the inviting Archetto apartment. The Archetto apartment offers comfort and cheeriness, providing a relaxing refuge in the bustling center of Rome. Wonderful location, bright top-floor position, roominess and good layout. To top it off, it has both a sunny terrace plus a sweet balcony. The apartment is as charming as you can imagine.

Reviews and Customer Testimonials for Italy Vacation Rental

Our Review

• Ticks all the boxes on our Rome apartment wish list: location, terrace, quiet, charm

• Nicely decorated with your comfort in mind

• Terrace is wonderful and little balcony is an extra bonus

• Area is bustling with tourists since many important historic sites are so nearby

• If bedroom windows are open you might hear sound of plates clattering as they are washed in restaurant kitchen 5 flights below. You can close windows and run A/C or fan.

Guest Book Testimonials
Awesome time at Archetto! Jul 2014

Archetto was by far the best experience and lodging place in our recent Italian trip. Well located, beautifully decorated, and most important: with an awesome and very helpful greeter! She came to our aid to fix a little problem with the wifi connection right away. She is a wonderful and hard worker lady who will make sure that your stay at the Archetto goes smoothly! Can't wait to go back to this amazing place! See you soon Archetto!

Rodrigo & Daniela Mendes, California

Lovely Jul 2014

We were completely happy with our stay at Archetto. Often, one has a slightly disappointed feeling when you finally get to see the place you have seen photos of on line - Not so with this apartment! It was exactly as pictured and frankly, even more charming in person. Everything is in great condition and the decor is just lovely. Thoughtful photos of Rome on the walls, several guide books, and spacious rooms with comfortable furniture. We were greatful for the washing machine and the kitchen facilities. The area is terrific - so close to the Pantheon. The only disappointing (which has nothing to do with the apartment) thing is that the Trevi Fountain is being repaired and will be without water and under construction for the next 12 months. We found many, many great restuaurants over near the Piazza Navona, not on the Piazza proper, but off the beaten track a bit. We used the car service of Stephano - Marco actually picked us up and was beyond kind. Our son had a bloody nose and he reclined the seat for him, gave us all water, including a frozen bottle to help with the bloody nose. He called our greater who was there the moment we arrived at the apartment to show us everything. This place has it all, location, decor, lovely building which is very quiet and well kept, and the balcony. One can feel a bit like a local for at least a few days.

Dana, Seattle, WA

Location, Location, Location Jun 2014

This home was very centrally located. We were able to walk to almost everything. The home was very comfortable and well appointed. It is a one bedroom that sleeps 5 comfortably. We traveled with three kids and it accomodated us well. Italy Perfect was a great company to work with. They were always quick to respond and very nice. Also Rosie, who met us at check in was very nice and helpful. I would recommend this home to others staying in Rome.

Woolbright Family, Columbus, GA USA

Archetto May 2014 Jun 2014

We were greeted as arranged by Rosie's husband (we arrived just on 10am) and then met Rosie about an hour later. Rosie was always available if we needed her . The property is in a great location and we were able to walk to all our destinations. We made extensive use of the balcony outside the kitchen. The wireless connection never worked in all the time we were there - as hard as Rosie tried to get it up and running. The washing machine did not work and there was no hot water when we arrived. Rosie sorted this out on her second visit and discovered that the water been turned off somewhere under the kitchen sink because of a previous leak and then not turned back on again. We were somewhat disappointed by this since we arrived 2 days into our paid period. Apart from these issues which were promptly resolved by Rosie within the first 6 hours of our arrival everything was perfect and we enjoyed our stay. We will recommend Italy Perfect to our friends.

Clive and Sharron, Chapel Hill, USA

Lovely, though "unplugged" May 2014

Everything was great at "Archetto" except the Internet connection. Rosie tried to get it going and was successful at the outset. I could never get a strong enough signal again. At our request Rosie came again and left a note saying that it was working, but I couldn't log on. I have subsequently been in five different accommodations, including your property in Firenze. I have had no Internet connection trouble whatsoever in any of these. Other than that, we loved Archetto. The location was perfect ... right in the middle of things. Your preliminary information was helpful and your recommendations for restaurants, stores, etc. were most welcomed. Archetto was comfortable and well-equipped.

Thank you for your happy note. Sorry the internet was problematic. We will certainly investigate the problem. Italy Perfect Team.

Marge Knebel, Toronto

A comfortable place May 2014

The Archetto apartment is a comfortable place conveniently located. The bed is an Italian queen, and very comfortable. The living room furniture was quite comfortable as well. The kitchen was stocked with the basics we needed, and the owners left a welcome basket of bread, pasta, and wine as well. Even the restaurant downstairs "L'Archetto", not fancy but good, was convenient a couple of evenings. Others will tell you about how nicely decorated a place is, how nice the hosts are, or how wonderful the neighborhood is. But when I travel I crave comfort above all else in the place I stay. This place provided that and more. I would definitely recommend it to others.

Italytraveler, New York

a spacious apartment in a wonderful location Apr 2014

The Archetto is located on a quiet cobblestone street near the Trevi Fountain. From it, we were able to walk almost everywhere in Rome: to the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum and Forum, the Ghetto area, Vatican City, even to great shopping on the Corso. The apartment is neat and spacious, with absolutely every amenity you could think of, including many books on Rome. There are many good restaurants in the area, including The Archetto next door and, our favorite, Il Chianti, which we went to three times in the week we were there. The only thing that was less than ideal was the entryway to the apartment house. There was some construction going on in the back of the hallway near the elevator, and it was unattractive and unwelcoming, though it will probably be finished by the time anyone else rents the apartment. Otherwise, Italy Perfect was perfect. Pat was a dream to work with, responsive and efficient, and the many pages of advice and recommendations that were sent by email were invaluable. I will certainly use the organization again and recommend it to friends.

Ruth Sachs, Woodbridge, Connecticut

Winter Vacation in Rome Mar 2014
Apartment Archetto is clean, up to date in furnishings, with a few antique pieces adding to its character. The kitchen is small but efficient, and opens onto a small terrace with table and chairs.  We ate there whenever the weather allowed. There is also a balcony that looks onto the street, where you can sit to catch some sun. The apartment is more than comfortable for two people.  Our two daughters joined us for part of our stay, one sleeping in the living room on the studio couch, quite comfortable, she reported, and the other on a fold up cot with sturdy mattress. The apartment accommodated these extra beds, but we were quick to fold them up in the morning. 
The apartment is well located.  We walked everywhere. La Fontana di Trevi  is just a few minutes away, at its best when the afternoon sun highlights its beauty. At this hour, though, the crowds are thick, less so in early morning or late evening.   
A small but adequate supermarket, Fornaio, is just around the corner from the fountain. A larger one, Despar, is a few blocks past the fountain, has a full range of food, including take-out, and a large supply of wines in the basement.
  It’s hard to choose from the many restaurants in the area, from exclusive to modest, from eating pizza on the run, to dining outdoors under a heat lamp, but I would single out Piccolo Arancio, a popular restaurant in the hard to find alley, Vicolo Scanderberg, very near the fountain.  It’s a good idea to make reservations. 
As to museums, the Palazzo/Museo Colonna is well worth a visit. It’s only a few blocks away from the apartment, on Via della Pilotta, #17.  They give tours in English Saturday mornings at noon. 
Enough said.  Apartment Archetto suited us well.   

Bobbie, Philadelphia, PA

Beautiful Rome Apartment Feb 2014

Great location for sightseeing in Rome. Easy walk to many sights (Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain) and restaurants. Beautifully furnished and comfortable apartment. Excellent booking advice and service from Highly recommended!

Sandy, San Diego, California

No Stone Left Unturned Nov 2013

I would happily rent again with Italy Perfect. Excellent preparation for the renter prior to arrival. And if you are a first time renter, the amount of detail given makes it very easy...really no stone is left unturned in what you might need to know. Archetto accomodation was exactly as shown. The apartment is in a central location and very walkable...great bed and bathroom. Close to Fontana Trevi but in a quiet street. We never used the kitchen but it is very well stocked. Arrival in Rome by train...taking a taxi to the apartment is best. Termini looks walkable on a map, but is quite a distance. We used Stefano Grey for a very early morning transport to the airport... excellent service and driver.

Selby Dale, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Great apartment Oct 2013

We loved the Archetto apartment, very spacious and right in the center of everything. We walked almost everywhere. Only issue was that it is a little noisy. We were prepared for the noise from the restaurant. However, we weren't prepared for the nearby chiming bells which rang every 15 minutes. Not an issue during the day, but if you are already having a problem getting to sleep, was very bothersome. Earplugs helped some. Probably would be better with windows closed but since it was warm, often had the windows en. Otherwise, was great. Rosie, our greeter, was helpful and instructive. Best advice, is don't overpack. It's a nuisance to drag excess luggage over cobblestones. Looking forward to returning to Italy and would use Italy perfect again.



Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed your location and stay in Archetto. Your observation about luggage is right-on. First time visitors to Italy are often surprised and delighted by the ancient custom of the ringing of church bells across the cities of Italy that used to be the only “clock” that people had. Sorry it kept you awake, so true, that when you are jet-lagged, sleep can be elusive. The church bells that ring and respond across the city are really difficult to avoid. Running the fan function on the air-conditioner is a good way to create some dampening white noise. We hope you will return soon! Italy Perfect


Laurel and Frank, Beverly, MA

"Fabtastically Fantabulous!" Oct 2013

We just returned from a 25th Wedding Anniversary Tour of London, Paris and Rome. Staying in apartments, rather than hotels, was a decision we were glad we made for this trip. It was a great feeling to be a part of the local neighborhood and experience the culture at the roots of what makes each city unique and different from what we experience at home. London was our silver platter, Paris the cake and Rome the sweet delicious icing. At the very top of it all was the Archetto apartment! Pat and Lisa could not have made it any simpler for us to have such a "fabtastically fantabulous" accomodation for our cultural experience in Rome. Both were always there to promptly answer our questions and help us iron out all the pre-trip details by email and by phone.The only surprises we had were pleasant ones! The first being our ride into the city from Fiumicino with a wonderful gentleman in a very comfortable car. Recommended by Pat & Lisa and now by us. You really must use this transport service provided by Stefano and his drivers! Unless you thrive on dealing with the stress of negotiating taxi, rail or bus transport with all your luggage, use this very reasonably priced service. Our driver was awsome! Very professional and courteous without being stiff and impersonal. He pointed out several sites and locations into the city and even slowed down, a difficult maneuver in Roman traffic, to allow us a few camera shots on the fly. Arrival at the Archetto was another surprise named Rosie. Rosie made our arrival and familiarization with the apartment seamless and stress free! Her explanations of how to use all the amenities, and there were many to be had, were simple and precise. From the terrace to the Juliet balcony we had no difficulties with any of the appliances or features of the apartment including setting our own combination to the safe for our valuables. Rosie was "absotively posilutely" adorable! She even provided a welcome bottle of wine for us to enjoy during our stay. However, with the great central, close-to-everything location, we never got around to opening it. No matter what you want to see and do in Rome, the Archetto apartment is within walking distance of everything! For adventures further than a thirty minute walk, i.e. Vatican Museums, there are several bus stops within five minutes walk that can take you anywhere you want to go. At €1.50 for 100 minutes of bus riding you can cover a lot of the city at reasonable cost. Or you can purchase a €6.00 all day ticket and travel at your leisure. We walked pretty much everywhere we wanted to go including to the meeting point for a terrific "Rome in a Day" segway experience offered by Rex-Tours near Campo di Fiori. You must catch the open market when it is open for business! Many shops and restaurants are in the immeadiate area of the Archetto. We found we felt "at home in Rome" at the Archetto in large part to the people, Pat, Lisa, Rosie and Stefano, that we had contact with before, during and at the end of our stay. Everyone helped us find our own passion for Rome! So much so that we have decided to make visits to Rome an annual anniversary event for as long as possible. We are already making plans for next year and we will be using Italy Perfect again for our accomodations for our stay. They make it a "piece of cake"!

J & B Dickinson, Nebraska, USA

Great place in Rome Sep 2013

We loved our stay in Rome. The location was so great that walking to just about everywhere was easy to do. A wonderful clean and well equipped space awaited us when we needed a break from the energy of Rome. I would have no issues going back and staying there again

Ken, California

Now That's Italian! Aug 2013

Let me preface this review with the admission that I am a wanna be Italian and my stay in the Terrace-Archetto allowed me to live out this fantasy. The floor plan was spacious yet intimate and freshly decorated with that Italian flair for design. Cool, clean and quiet and as stated in the description, the jewel of the apartment is most definitely the sunny terrace. I awoke early to enjoy my morning coffee and couldn't wait to return at the end of a delightful day of site seeing to partake in our daily "Happy Hour" on the terrace. The location was ideal, being only a block or two away from the lively excitement that is the Trevi Fountain. It's been five weeks and not a day goes by that I don't pine for my Roma apartment. As a sidebar, I left my camera behind, perhaps subconsciously looking for an excuse to return, and both Rosie and especially Lisa back in the us went over and above in ensuring my camera was returned in the most efficent and cost effective manner. I would not hesitate in recommending Italy Perfect and will most definitely stay at other Italy, Paris and London Perfect apartments in the future.

Double G, Delta, BC, Canada

Wonderful - loved the location Jul 2013

The Archetto apartment was wonderful – we absolutely loved the location, could not have picked a better spot – as you know, everything was so close.    It was so nice to be able to quickly walk to the Trevi fountain at 6 a.m. To enjoy it without all the summer tourists!    Also loved having the little restaurant beneath us, I think we went there nearly every day, if not for a meal, then for a drink or dessert on our way home.

The accommodation was very spacious, the sofabed was big, and having a large dining room table was great to spread out maps and computer, etc.    My only comment was that there was a little side table in the bedroom that had a leg taped together, so it was not very sturdy.   Also, there was a melted ice cream/popsicle treat left in the freezer in the kitchen fridge.    So nothing major at all.    

We appreciated all the instructions from you, and the literature left in the apartment by previous guests, and would not hesitate to rent from your company again.   

Maureen B

Archetto Rome Jul 2013

The apartment was exactly as shown and very comfortable. We used both patios and appreciated the air conditioning in the 34 degree Rome weather.

We had been to Rome previously and decided to try the heart of the city on this trip. The suite is centrally located and you can walk to everywhere from it.

The best Gelato and cappuccino was just around the corner of the Trev.

Beware of restaurants with employees standing outside trying to entice you in, especially the insistent ones. It usually means the food is not good and over priced.

Our next trip will be to Sicily.

Carol, Vancouver, BC,Canada

Great, very safe, location in the center of all the historic places and just right for fabulous walks Jun 2013

Great, very safe, location in the center of all the historic places and just right for fabulous walks, even for two 70+ year olds.  Via Corso and Trevi Fountain just two blocks west and north.  Very comfortable, roomy, bright apartment on the top floor (with elevator) away from the street noise but close to several colleges so lots of students in the neighborhood.    Supermarket is 5 blocks away and is quite small, but adequate for snacks and breakfast things.  Don't buy the bottled, bright pink, orange juice but DO buy fresh oranges to squeeze yourself.

A treat to have a driver pick up you and your luggage at the airport (~50-60 euro).  He will call your greeter for you to meet at the apartment.  We were lucky in finding  great guides after we entered museums -- or try the autoguides @ 5 euro each.  We got our two cell phones (one IPhone, one very old Blackberry) to work in Italy, but did so before we left on the trip.  Archetto's shower has a slippery floor.  Wonderful musical theater a block away.

Favorite Eating:  Orso (somewhat difficult to find close to the Tiber, but wonderful appetizers are the meal); Nino's near the Spanish Steps; lunches, at just about any cafe where you can find a seat out of the direct sun, were mostly one shared very thin pizza (never eaten at home) and one shared, but interesting (loaded!) green salad + lots of wine followed by a nap!  Fresh fish on Tuesdays or Fridays anywhere -- just look for the fish on ice as you enter a restaurant, and pick out something you've never tried.  Plan to enjoy the slow restaurant service and people watching.  Don't miss the 5 o'clock service at the Gesu Church, the Roman history museum (our only taxi ride), Via Pilota, Borghese Gallery.  Start your day early when the crowds are smaller.

Marion, San Francisco, California

Archetto Apartment Review Jun 2013

Our stay with Italy Perfect at the Archetto Apartment was wonderful. The apartment exceeded our expectations in every way. The apartment has been remodeled and is even more impressive than the photos we viewed prior to our stay. We especially enjoyed the relaxing spa like showers after long days of sightseeing! The apartment is located ideally for visiting the boundless sites in Rome and is very close to restaurants, shops, and a small grocery store. Overall, we couldn't be happier with the service or the apartment. Also, our local greeter was just terrific and so flexible and patient with our arrival. We'll stay again with Italy Perfect when we return.

John, US

Home away from home May 2013

Spent time at archetto apt in April 2013 with hubby and teenage daughter. Wonderful, wonderful location. Close to everything and easy to get around Rome on foot. Comfy bedroom, nice living area and convenient dining area. Great to have washing machine, but wish we had a dryer. However a dry cleaner downstairs and next door. Many wonderful restaurants and plenty of shopping. Restaurant downstairs a little noisey, but because weather was cool in the evenings we were able to keep windows closed. If you are an EXTREMELY light sleeper this might become tiresome. After a few nights we were fine with noise and actually enjoyed hearing all the nightlife downstairs. Would definitely stay again when we find our travel takes us to beautiful Roma!!

ItalyPerfect was PERFECT. Recommending to all our fiy and friends!

SFO Family, SF Bay Area

Archetto May 2013

Loved it. Thanks to our greeter who had made sure that the apartment was very clean and well equipped. Location is fabulous, Trevi fountain, grocery stores, easy access to everything. One surprise for me was that they say double bed but the bed in the bedroom was actually a king size bed. The same for the pull out in the living room, maybe not king but definitely and oversized double [the bed & the sofa bed are Italian queen size which is 3" wider than a N. American queen - Italy Perfect]. There's a book in the apartment with recommendations from previous visitors and we took a tour of the coliseum with Brandi and it was fabulous. That book was quite helpful. One thing that is a small negative is the views aren't very good. The front balcony is quite close to the back of a building, so no view there. The back porch is small, we had breakfast out there every morning and really enjoyed it, but it's cramped. The bathroom is quite nice but it is off the main bedroom so if someone is staying in the front room, they have to go through the bedroom to use the facilities. There's a fair bit of room in the apartment and we enjoyed dinner at home one night a the table with the windows open and a couple bottles of wine and certainly didn't feel cramped. Enjoy!

Diane, Canada

Location location location! Apr 2013

Location location location!

The Archetto was very all about the location. We really enjoyed our daily pilgrimage to the Trevi Fountain, and to San Crispino- it was literally 2 minutes away! We could hear the church bells from the Pontifical college next door, every hour, which was quite transporting.

Rosie and Stefano were most helpful with our arrival and there were no issues with the apartment. It was simple, and the beds were comfortable.

Even within the very touristy area, we were able to find a couple of really good restaurants- Tamerici and Il Vineria Chianti, which we enjoyed a lot. And did I mention daily trips to San Crispino?!

NYC Jenny, New York

Great Location Mar 2013

Archetto is the perfect apartment. Plenty of room, quiet and is in great shape. You can walk most of Rome from the location. Restaurants and shopping is right out the door. We enjoyed the restaurant Abruzzi (out the door turn right one block turn right again) good sea food. Abruzzi is one of Cardinal Doland 's favorites. We used" Walking Tours of Rome" for a couple private tours, they were excellent. This is the second time we have used Italy Perfect and I am sure we will use them again.

John, Michigan

Terrific Time Mar 2013

This comes from Baltimore, where we are safely home. I want to thank you again for your services in providing the apartment at Archetto and everything that went with it. Despite days of rain, we had a terrific time in Rome, walked our feet sore, ate well, and always felt full of wonder and appreciation for the opportunity. We left aware of all we could not get to and hopeful to return some day.

Jay, Baltimore

Archetto is lovely! Feb 2013

The apartment on Archetto was a wonderful place to stay. It is light and spacious. It had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. The location is central, making visiting various sites easy.The service from Italy Perfect was just that, perfect! They made arrival and departure very easy. We will definitely return and have already recommended it to friends.

marcia, berkeley, california

Perfectly situated pied-à-terre Jan 2013

Achetto is perfectly situated for exploring central Rome, yet it is very peaceful and quiet. Outside is tourist central, inside is an oasis of calm - you can't really ask for a better combination.

A supermarket and various salumeria nearby makes taking care of breakfasts and lunches easy; good restaurants make the evening a treat.

DAS, Hong Kong

Three Coins in a Fountain Dec 2012

The Archetto apartment is perfect for two people. It is very close to the Trevi Fountain and centrally located so you can walk everywhere in Rome. The restaurant downstairs is very good and we ate there a couple of times. We did have trouble getting an internet connection, and after a few tries, Rosie, our greeter was able to finally connect us a couple of days into the week. She did keep trying until she got it to work. Although we didn't have warm enough weather to use the terrace, it was very nice, as well as the balcony. The apartment was very cozy and efficient at the same time. I would recommend this apartment and Italy Perfect to a friend. [We have replaced the internet provider for better connectivity! Italy Perfect]

Perfect location, New Jersey, USA

Great location! Nov 2012

The Archetto apartment was a comfortable and cosy place to rest while I was vacationing in Rome. The terrace and balcony were so perfect to have a morning coffee!

Walking to and from the apartment is such a pleasure, because it is located so close to the gorgeous Trevi Fountain and other monuments. Even the restaurant right downstairs is a real gem.

The greeter was quick to meet us when we arrived and she was brief, not chatty. It was very good timing.

Michael, United States

Outstanding! Oct 2012

The Archetto apartment was everything we had hoped for and more. When the taxi pulled up to the door we were so happy about the location. We walked everywhere. Only caught a taxi once to go to the shopping outlets which were about 30min out of Rome, but worth it. The apartment was beautiful, our greeter was very kind and helpful and marked out our map to show us everything we needed. The restaurant downstairs is very nice and reasonably priced. Being so close to the Trevi Fountain was so much fun for the kids, especially going there early in the morning before anybody else got there. I should also mention Stefano, the driver italy perfect recommended. His car service was very professional, friendly and reliable. We would love to return to the Archetto, and would highly recommend Italy Perfect!

Touma Family, Sydney, Australia

Wonderful apartment Sep 2012

We loved the Archetto apartment. It was light and airy and very comfortable. It is clearly 'downtown' Rome and comes with all of the good and not so good that living in downtown means -- noises etc., but we loved it. We walked everywhere (it's important to bring comfortable shoes) and found some excellent restaurants. Pat was very helpful when we couldn't get into the safe (that had our passports!) and Rosie helped with wifi. We would highly recommend the apartment and Italy Perfect.

Andrea Belanger, Toronto

Archetto Sep 2012

We arrived in Rome August 15th, in he middle of the hottest summer Italy has had in 50 years. The appartments was wonderful. Unfortunately the air conditioning in the bed room had died. Thankfully the a/c in the main room still worked so we were able to stay cool.

We contacted Pat and informed her about the a/c and she called me the next day informing us that as the weekend was coming up it was highly likely that it would not be repaired until the next week.

Pat told us that due to this they would like to move us to another appartment if that was ok. We were reluctant as the location of Archetto was amazing. We were 2 minutes from some of the best sights in Rome. Due to the heat we agreed, and the new appartment was also wonderful.

We cannot recommend Pat and her team enough. She definitely went above and beyond the call of duty. We will definitely be using them again.

Christian & Stephanie, St Petersburg, FL

Sep 2012

Lovely apartment. Convenient location. Helpful per booking experience saved me time and money. Thank you for your wonderful service.

Leslie Newman , NortH Carolina

Incredible Stay! Aug 2012

The Archetto apartment was perfect in so many ways. It was beautifully furnished and the location was wonderful! Rome is a beautiful city with so much to see. It was nice being so centrally located. We could walk to most of the famous sites. The apartment was spacious and comfortable. We looked forward to returning to Archetto after a long day of sight-seeing! Our biggest disappointment was not staying longer than 7 days in this beautiful apartment! We tossed our coins into the Trevi Fountain so if the legend is true, we will return to the Archetto apartment on our next trip to Rome!

Ida and Tim Brown, Fayetteville, Georgia

Good place Aug 2012

The location is wonderful. Near all the "must see" places. Italy Perfect do a good job of making sure that it is comfortable and clean, and that the things you need are available.. Although small, the apartment works well, and we enjoyed our stay.

The restaurant owner downstairs is helpful. We found the food there quite good. The best quality food we found at La Sagrestia, Via del Seminario 89, the best of all the restaurants we tried, and probably one of the best anywhere in Rome.

The Internet at the apartment is slow and unreliable and causes frustration.

Ronald, Florida

Archetto is lovely Jul 2012

Archetto is very central to key sites, a few blocks from Trevi.

Apartment is lovely. Gorgeous living room, large rooms. Very clean.

Only negative was patio was not as pretty as pictured in pictures, overlooks buildings, not front street (patio in front was pretty full with stuff.)

Ristorante across street average food and great service.

Romantic cute block.

The Italy perfect staff was absolutely perfect, helpful advice makes getting an apartment through them very worth it - utilizing them makes your whole trip easier.

Mary, NYC

The Archetto apartment was great Jul 2012

The Archetto apartment was great: It was centrally located and really gave us the flavor of living in Rome! Our greeter Rosa was very helpful, and Stefano provided prompt and efficient airport transfers. The Archetto Spaghetteria downstairs had perfect spaghetti in myriad preparations and was a real convenience for takeout. We were regulars at San Crispino Gelateria!

I would definitely recommend Italy Perfect to anyone!

chris, honolulu

a perfect apartment Jul 2012

Ciao ! A few words to share with you a wonderful week in Rome. The apartment lived up to our (high) expectations. It was very comfortable, clean and quiet. We enjoyed the terrasse everyday for apero before dinner. The apartment is centrally located in Rome, and everything we visited was within a 30-45 minutes walking distance. Several good restaurants around. We moderately enjoyed the Archetto restaurant downstairs (unfriendly waiter, OK food), but we found several others nearby, much better (Baccano, Il Chianti, Osteria dell'Ingegno). For bread and pizza lovers, a 20 minutes walk to Forno Marco Roscioli in Campo dei Fiore is a must. For gelati, walk 10 min. to Giolitti, a world famous place (but good gelati are easy to find everywhere).

Rosie our greeter was wonderful, on time and was able to make last minute modifications to her schedule for us.

I would definitely recommend this apartment.

Alain Marion, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

My family and I had the best time ever. Jun 2012

My family and I had the best time ever. The Archetto was located in walking distance of many sites and we walked everywhere. We enjoyed seeking new places to see,eat, or shop. The Rome guides books in the apartment were very helpful, as well as Rosa our hostess and Stephano our cabby. We will definitely stay again and give it a 10.

Sarah , cunningham, kentucky

This one bedroom apartment was a great home in Rome for two people. Jun 2012

This one bedroom apartment was a great home in Rome for two people. The location was ideal for many reasons. First, proximity to the Trevi fountain, Via Frattina shopping district, Spanish steps shopping district, terrific dining and a grocery store. Second, the kitchen was well-appointed and the washer came in very handy every day. Third, everyone with whom we interacted to arrange arrival and departure were helpful. Fourth, the apartment was spacious and included free WiFi. A result of this experience I have recommended Italy Perfect to friends who are planning trips to Italy. Tip for next visitors: bring a couple of really good maps of Rome. We had three maps (one from a tour book, one from a city map vendor, and a GPS map on a tablet) and needed each one because some streets were not shown on one map or another.

We have enjoyed out stay at L’Archetto.  This lovely apartment met our travel needs and we will have fond memories of our stay.

After long tours and walks each day we looked forward to a cool drink and the breezes coming in through the windows.  It has been a treat to watch the light change in the evening and contemplate our next outing in Rome.

If you are looking for a great gelato you MUST go to Gelato dei Gracchi near the Vatican and Lepanto Metro stop=via del Gracchi near via M.A. Colonna.  Best pistachio flavor in town.  For gelato by Claudio Torce- 50 flavors and all of them delicious. Via del Scrofa to via del Arancio near Piazza Monte D’Oro on a little side street with a produce market and café.  For a great lunch buffet with seafood and a Coliseum view go to Hosteria Nerone.  Sweet people great food and they comped us limoncello shots.

Rose, Los Angeles, CA

L'Archetto Jun 2012

Great apartment with space, civilised, quiet (we were glad the bedroom was on the back since there is a restaurant almost immediately below on the front).

Liked being on fourth floor (with lift!) and having the terrace on the back and tiny balcony on the front.

The area is very convenient for all the sights. The nearby supermarkets are not wonderful so it is worth going to the fruit and veg stall in Piazza (um, can't remember name but it is mentioned in the guide in the apartment) and to the larger supermarket in via del Gesu.

The driver you recommended was also good - a treat to be driven into the centre.

Sue, UK

Great location to see Roma May 2012

Archetto apartment was our second apartment rental in Rome and the location is great. Many great restaurants and attractions are within a 5 minute walk. Don't miss the Colonna Gallery and Isabella apartment tours on Saturday.

Compared to our last rental agency, Italy Perfect was very professional and well organized. The only problem we had was internet access, but that was addressed promptly and we had similar problems in the first rental, but not nearly so well addressed.

We chose Italy Perfect because of our outstanding experiences with Paris Perfect and clearly the approaches are very similar.

Don Davis, Raleigh

We’ve had a wonderful week!!! Apr 2012

From Guestbook:

The food, sights and especially the gelato were too much for words.  This was out first time to visit Rome but hopefully not our last.  We loved being in the apartment it’s so nice and being close enough to walk to the Vatican, Spanish steps, Patheon, Coliseum and last but not least the Trevi Fountain.  We went everyday and met some new friends mot of the time.  Some of the sights (The Vatican the farthest) were a good walk but we enjoyed the exercise.

We enjoyed out patio for coffee and the dinning room during the evening.  The Rome guides were very helpful!!

The Davis Family

PS  We hope to stay here or one of the other Italy Perfect Apt.

Davis Family, Kentucky

L'archetto Flat Apr 2012

We enjoyed our stay at this flat, it was centrally located to all major tourist attractions, well appointed, clean and aesthetically pleasing.

I liked our small balcony and terrace.

The Spaghetteria and pizzeria L'archetto is in the same building owned by a Spanish expat is do convenient when too tired to venture out to eat , is always buzzing with people and the food is ok.

Rosie our greeter was most helpful showing us how everything worked.

In will definitely will use Italy perfect again if we go back to Italy, and will recommend it to friends.

Grazie Mille

Yet, Huntsville AL

Enjoyed our stay Apr 2012

Overall we enjoyed out stay and will hopefully be returning soon, as this was out wish as we threw our coins into the Trevi fountain.

PS  About 3 blocks is a mansion called “la Palazzo Colonna” which is open to the public

The Rogers Family, New York

The apartment is Great! Mar 2012

From Guestbook: Thanks to Lisa  & Rosie for making our stay a very easy and relaxing stay and making us fell like the locals.  If you go to “Campo fiere” do not miss all the alleyways far from the crowds.  There you will find local artisan .  Like the place we bought a handmade belt, pottery artisans a clock repair shop to say the least seeing all the everyday life of the locals is my favorite part of the trips.

Do not miss St. Peter’s Cathedral it is beautiful.  Lov all the nuns and priests driving on line at gelato shop.  Just love it here.

We are sorry to say goodbye to Rome, the Archetto flat and all the food.  We have truly enjoyed our short stay after our stay in Florence and Orvieto.

We had some wonderful meals at the Enoteca Antica (a few blocks away) the restaurant below was a great place to eat when you are tired or just want order “andare alimentare” plus the owner speaks Spanish so I got to practice my native tongue.

The cheese store neat Trevi fountain was a good place to order cheeses, wine, salami and practice my italiano.

Ed and Yeny, Alabama

We had a wonderful time this week in this lovely spot. Mar 2012

The neighborhood is the perfect mix of hectic and quiet and so walkable to everything.

We adored San Crispino, Il Chanti right by the fountain, is a terrific spot for dinner.  We leave with a suitcase full of Italian breakfast cereal and cookies to try to keep the memories alive longer.


Geri, Ron & Peter, Connecticut

Great location and furnished nicely. Mar 2012

With our many stays in Rome this had to be the most interesting with the changes in weather. The first part of the month came with Rome's first snowfall in 28 years. Now that we are learning the temperatures we're in the mid 70's!

Archetto was a perfect place to return to after a busy day of language school, just far enough away from the crowds of tourists at the Treve Fountain. We enjoyed talking with the proprietor of the restaurant downstairs and eating there as well.

Carnival was the highlight of our stay with the street artists special sweets and culminating with the festivities on Fat Tuesday . Fireworks and an equestrian show.

Great location and furnished nicely. The bathroom was spacious and attractive. The internet would be inconsistent at times but appreciated the DVD player and CD player in Archetto that was lacking in Paaolina apartment.

A fabulous stay in an incredible city in a jewel of a place.

The location was awesome Jan 2012

We had a fantastic time. We were very happy with the apartment and Stefano and the greeter were very flexible and helpful. The location was awesome. We hope to come back someday.  We really just scratched the surface.  Also the weather was outstanding.  I was expecting much cooler temps. Thank you for your help prior to the trip. It was reassuring to talk with you. Perhaps if we are fortunate enough to return, we will be in touch to rent another apartment.

From Guestbook: We had a delightful time in Rome and in this lovely apartment The bed and pull out couch were very comfortable. Everything we needed was here, once we made a few trips to the local supermarket. The weather was perfect for walking and sightseeing. Lastly all your helpful hints added to the charm of this home. Thank you.

Thomas, San Diego, California

It was perfect in every way Jan 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at the Archetto apartment!  It was perfect in every way.  We greatly appreciated all of the excellent support from you, Pat, Rosie, and Stefano - you all helped make our Roma adventure wonderful.  Happy New Year!

Dennis & Diane, Scottsdale, AZ

The apartment was perfect! Dec 2011

Location, accessibility, comfort, space, amenities were all simply perfect. I would certainly recommend you and this rental to anyone.

Steve P, New Jersey

Thank you for allowing us to share your apartment Dec 2011

The apartment was wonderful. It made us feel as though we lived here in Rome. The accommodations were excellent, especially the tea. We ate at 3 great restaurants  Collene Emiliane, Maccherone and IL Chiarti. Also the church bell ringing every 15 minutes was neat, even if it woke you up at night. At least we knew what time it was. We also loved San Crespiro Ice Cream, my husband especially loved it.

Thank you for allowing us to share your apartment. It made our time here in Rome even more exciting.

Dennis, Deane, Caitlin and Kirsty

Just as cute as can be, location was fantastic! Nov 2011

We loved this apartment. It was just as cute as it appears in the photos, the location was fantastic. We walked everywhere. It was perfect for my husband and myself, very very charming, so comfortable and nicely decorated. If there was a dream Rome apartment, this is it! I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment and the services of Italy Perfect. Highly commendable apartment and service.

Rome Lover, Olrando, Florida

A perfect jewel of an apartment Nov 2011

I loved this apartment. So tastefully furnished and comfortable, with a balcony where we could eat outside enjoying the sites and sounds even though it was November. Hard to believe that the apartment which is situated on a quiet side street is just a few short blocks from Trevi Fountain bustling with crowds of people. It was great to return home to the apartment where we felt a world away from the tourists (yet able to join them with just a short walk when we wanted to). We also loved the restaurant just downstairs where we felt like family. I'm already thinking of when I can return here.

Laura, Massachusetts

Map, Distances and Weather for Italy Vacation Rental

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Distance To
  • 2 min walk Trevi Fountain
  • 8 min walk Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Via del Corso, Piazza Venezia, Piazza Barberini, Subway
  • 12 min walk Piazza Navona, Campo de Fiori,15 min walk Via Veneto
  • 20 min walk Borghese Gardens
  • Colosseum, Vatican, St Peters 15 min subway
  • Train station 10 min taxi.