Trevi Fountain Wish Come True
- Name: Archetto
- Sleeps: 2 + 3
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Price: From €1470/week, 4 night min
The Archetto apartment was a wonderful place to stay.
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.
Fantastic - clean, very well equipped kitchen, comfy bed, bright and cheery, plenty of room, extremely quiet, plenty of places to put your things after unpacking, very nice living room, easy to relax here.
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.
This apartment is in a perfect location close to the fountain of Trevi and the Spanish steps. There are restaurants and shops abound all within walking distance.
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.
All the information provided before the trip was so useful for booking driver from the airport and how to use all the appliances at the apartment plus much more.
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.
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.|
|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
|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 (that guests seldom exceed), 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.
Please go to www.italyperfect.com/tax for information on local hospitality tax paid in cash at check in.
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 luggage, or check out late if you do not reserve these extra nights.
• 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
This apartment was beyond our expectations.
Rosie, our host: She was delightful, attentive, wanted to be sure we had everyting we needed, did a splendid job of explaining every area of the apartment, was available, always on time and simply lovely.
The Apartment: Fantastic - clean, very well equipped kitchen, comfy bed, bright and cheery, plenty of room, extremely quiet, plenty of places to put your things after unpacking, very nice living room, easy to relax here.
Location: Great - short walking distance to the Victor Emanual monument which is where many of the buses and cab stands are located. It is fairly close to Trevi Fountain, but when we were there from 8-16-15 to -8-20-15, there was a major renovation of the Fountain and it was closed off. Have seen it in years past and it is magnificant. Spanish steps always worth a walk or bus ride. Don't miss the Borghese Gallery - it is beautiful and the setting is in
a gigantic park filled with mature trees - the park is vast, like a magical forest -worth going for a picnic.
Restaurants: Da Francesco is a great trattoria and we ate there 3 times. Not touristy. La Fontana di Venere- off the beaten track where a lot of locals hang out. Sant'Eustachio il Caffe is the incredible coffee house where all the locals go. They are efficient, brew great coffee - we went there at least once a day. Archimede Sant'Eustachio ristorante - can sit in or outside - they are efficient, professional and deliver a true gastronomical marriage of wonderful dishes.
There are many kinds of gelaterias - not all are created equal with fresh ingredients. One of the best right by the Pantheon is : Cremeria Monteforte.
Pat and Lisa of Italy Perfect: They are nothing short of amazing! These gals were our ticket to ride in terms of ideas, organizational skills, and the amazing packet of information and time saving tips. They recommened a driver from the train station that was the best - on time and a good driver.Pat and Lisa answered every email I sent them - and quickly. When our flight got canceled going to Italy, they intervened to let the host and driver know immediately. They did so many other things to make our stay just wonderful - everyone should have a Pat and Lisa before departing anywhere!
Tip: Don't miss hanging out at Piazza Navona in the evening with all the artists, musicians & all kinds of things going on. It's a treat.
[You really know how to enjoy a place and how to write about it! Thank you for the restaurants, too. Haven't been to some of them. The Italy Perfect team]
Spacious, comfortable, well appointed and perfect location!
We really enjoyed Archetto as it was quite spacious for the two of us, air conditioned and perfectly located. Archetto street is a narrow side street away from major tourist and traffic noises, but walk 100 meters and your right in the middle of prime tourist region and not far from Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, The Forum. One surprise blessing was that right down in Archetto street below the apartment is an excellent and reasonable restaurant Spaghetteria L'Archetto (4-star on Tripadvisor), which is very popular with locals after work and later for dinner. Only a couple blocks walk to a grocery store for water, wine, cheese, etc. and breakfast foods which my wife enjoyed cooking in the small but fully equipped kitchen. The owners are very nice and thoroughly professional. Archetto is where we will stay on our next trip to Rome and we will use Italy Perfect for our trip to Venice next year.
Italian Adventure Rome
Archettto apartment was perfect with lots of room for two adults. Decorated beautifully with antique touches. Location was great for using the metro to the Vatican and Colesseum but took many walks to other sites. Restaurants lined the many nearby streets. Enjoyed Grill and Wine around the corner. Definitely recommend Italy Perfect and will book with them again. We even cooked some meals at home and our welcome basket was stocked with delightful goodies and we loved that special surprise. All the information provided before the trip was so useful for booking driver from the airport and how to use all the appliances at the apartment plus much more. Thank you to the whole team for a "perfect" holiday.
[Thank you to a perfect guest! The Italy Perfect Team]
Archetto apartment, Rome
Archetto was perfect for our recent visit. We spent nearly three weeks in Rome, and found the apartment ideally suited to our comfort and convenience. The location is great, very close to the Trevi Fountain; we walked to most of the major tourist sites easily, and local markets and restaurants abound nearby. The apartment itself is comfortably and tastefully decorated, and the bedroom (located away from the street) was quiet and the bed very comfortable. The kitchen, while small, was more than adequate. Rosie, our greeter, could not have been more gracious and helpful in getting us oriented and settled. We appreciated the responsiveness of Italy Perfect in making all of the arrangements, and found their suggestions (car service, restaurants, sites) universally helpful. We can happily recommend this property for a Roman holiday.
Archetto Apt.-Rome, Italy-1 Bedroom
1)Accommodations: Were EXCELLENT. Rooms looked exactly as pictured in photos on website & description was also thorough and complete. Kitchen: Better equipped than expected. Had ALL necessary items needed for cooking. DETAIL to small items ie: night light on floor in bedroom NEXT to one step, leading to bathroom. A person could very easily forget about this step and FALL, Very important , they thought of this.
Deck, in rear of apt., off of kitchen was GREAT! We used it every morning for breakfast an most night for dinner. THIS included bringing take out in from the restaurant downstairs, on first floor. Food was really good and surprisingly inexpensive, large variety also.
OUR GREETER: was prompt, efficient and thorough.
2)Surrounding Area: Also as promised(YOU MUST TAKE TIME TO READ ALL the descriptions about each apt., surrounding areas and suggestions and you will NOT be disappointed. We wanted to be central as possible. The street was very quiet and about 3 blocks from the Trevi Fountain. Within walking distance of all major sightseeing places, except for The Vatican-yes, we could have walked it, but wanted to save our energy for the inside,,
3)TIPS: Bring Back Packs, even if you don't normally use them, they are very good for hauling your groceries back, since they can be bulky and heavy.
4) Italy Perfect is a wonderful company, I was lucky to find them. Pat & Lisa always answered within one day or less, EVEN when they were in Italy! You can't beat that. I am almost 70 and have traveled extensively all over the world. I usually plan the trips myself. Do all the research on where to stay, what to see, where to eat, trains etc. BUT PLEASE take the time to READ ALL of the suggestions, Pat & Lisa have taken the time to give you on all of what I just mentioned. They are better than most travel agents you might choose to use.
Since this was my first major trip, since retiring, we stayed in Italy over 3wks, so Pat & Lisa saved me a considerable amount of time(my cousin was working, so all work was left to me. I WOULD ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND Italy Perfect to anyone.
[Thank you so much for your fine review, Karen. We are so glad you found the apartment, our information and service so helpful. Thanks also for the advice on backpacks; they are handy! The Italy Perfect Team]
This apartment is in a perfect location close to the fountain of Trevi and the Spanish steps. There are restaurants and shops abound all within walking distance. I recommend the pasta place right next door to the apartment for great food and wine at very reasonable prices.
The apartment itself is quaint and bright and hosted our family of 4 plus baby perfectly.
The greeter/host was very accommodating and friendly.
Italy Perfect was very organized and professional to deal with.
All in all - I feel lucky to have booked that apartment and would recommend it to everyone.
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.
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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