Trevi Fountain Wish Come True
- Name: Archetto
- Sleeps: 2 + 3
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Price: Discounts! 30% January & February
The Archetto apartment was a wonderful place to stay.
30% Discount for stays during January, February 2015. Valid on new reservations from December 23, 2014. 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 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.
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.
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Property and area amenities
|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|
|Mobility||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|
|Outlook||Terrace with table, 2 chairs (+ umbrella in summer). Balcony with 2 chairs.|
|Dining||Dining table with 4 chairs|
|Kitchen||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|
|Utilities||Up to an average of 10 Kwh/day included|
|Transport||Near Piazza Venezia bus/taxi hub, Piazza Barberini subway entrance|
|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|
|Family||Good for families except for toddlers due to balcony|
|Cleaning||Final cleaning included, additional cleaning available with advance arrangement|
|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.|
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|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
|2014 Pricing in Euros|
|High Season Mar 1 - Oct 31st, Dec 16 - Jan 6|
|4 nights||5 nights||6 nights||7 nights||4 weeks|
|1 - 2 guests||€1210||€1345||€1590||€1730||€5536|
|3 - 4 guests||€1330||€1495||€1770||€1930||n/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||€1665||n/a|
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.
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• 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
My wife and I decided to take an impromptu trip to Rome just before Christmas, it turned out to be the ideal time to visit, we had Rome to ourselves!! Though there were many tourists about we did not have to experience the large crowds and lines that typically happen during the summer months.
The apartment is exactly as advertised, a very spacious, modern, clean apartment in an ideal location, only a few minutes walking distance from all the main tourist attractions. The apartment is located on a quiet street, you will not hear anything outside so will be guaranteed a good nights sleep. For those who like to cook at home, the apartment is equipped with everything you need to make your favorite dishes. You will also be happy to hear that there is an excellent value restaurant next door with many menu options on offer. We were sorry that we had not tried it earlier in our stay (far away hills are green the say !!). Archetto also has an excellent internet connection, we were getting up to 15mb to 20mb download speeds, with 1-2 mb upload speeds. It was ideal for keeping in touch with our kids and family at home in Ireland over Skype and Facetime.
We found the staff at Italy Perfect very easy to work with. Pat (located in the US) and Rosie (greeter in rome) are very professional and were very prompt in answering any queries we had. We also briefly got to meet the owner who seemed to be a very nice gentleman and eager to engage with us.
The only issue we encountered was that the heating did not work correctly on auto mode, and so had to operate manually. Actually the owner was trying to address this before we arrived and no doubt has been fixed since. It only took a few minutes for the place to heat up so not a big deal. Heating is only required in late December and January months I believe.
Overall we had an excellent stay at Archetto and would highly recommend it to others considering visiting Rome.
Tony & Ila Collins
[Thank you so much for your kind and helpful review. Please, come again!]
The apartment was delightful
My husband, granddaughter and I returned from our week in Rome on Saturday and wanted to tell you how much we appreciated your services and how much we enjoyed staying in the Archetto apartment.
We very much appreciate your well organized business and prompt, unbureaucratic responses to our questions. The location was terrific despite the throngs of people at the Trevi Fountain. And the apartment was delightful.
Modesto [the greeter] was delightful and prompt, as was Stefano's car service. You and your colleagues made our vacation very special.
The week in Rome opened our 15 year old granddaughter's eyes to another world -- from ancient Rome to modern gelato, from baroque churches and statues to tiramisu. What a wonderful experience it was for all three of us.
Awesome time at Archetto!
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!
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.
Location, Location, Location
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.
Archetto May 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.
Lovely, though "unplugged"
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.
A comfortable place
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.
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Map and Location
|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.|
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