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New 5 Star Luxury Apt. Great Area for Bars, Restaurants

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Modern Conversion Of Historic Building. 2Beds, 2Baths Sleeps 6

It’s not often you get the chance to stay in a brand new, architect & interior designer’s apartment so grab this opportunity while you can.

La Vecchia Vetreria, (The Old Glassworks) is in a quiet private courtyard surrounded by great bars, restaurants and the best wine merchant in Rome with its own tasting room and restaurant.

Furnished with exquisite taste and a keen eye for quirky detail this stunning multi-level apartment has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, one en suite, and with the sofa bed in the drawing room, can comfortably sleep six.

The living room is bright and airy with plenty of natural light and contains comfortable but stylish modern and antique furniture and some beautiful pieces of art. Recently the apartement has been upgraded with a Sky TV satellite service which provide sports, films and news.

The dining area has a beautiful wooden antique table that seats six and is ideal for entertaining.

The modern open plan fully equipped kitchen comes complete with all the basics you need so you won’t have to stock up on things like olive oil, spices and dish washing liquid if you’re only there for the weekend.

The main bedroom along the corridor has a double bed and its en-suite bathroom has a spa like shower and deep tub to relax in.

The second bedroom is up a small set of open stairs (N.B. perhaps not suitable for elderly people or young children).

The second bathroom has luxurious fittings and a great shower.

The flooring throughout the house is parquet.

There is air conditioning and Free Internet WiFi throughout.

More Details

Sergio & Antonella
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Sergio & Antonella

I am an architect who specialises in preserving the beauty and romance of historic buildings and Roman ruins combining it with state of the art high tech architectural materials. My wife Antonella is a manager and a mother of two beautiful sons, Fiamma and Giovanni. She runs the hospitality of our apartement with care and with a special eye on guest's needs.

Sergio & Antonella purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Sergio & Antonella chose Rome

Why us? Simply, our apartments provide more amenities, more space, and more overall comfort than a comparable hotel - and we're able to offer better rates! The fully-functioning kitchens, comfortable lounge rooms, and quality bedding & linen that our apartments boast allow you to enjoy Rome without compromising on lifestyle. To experience Rome in first-class surroundings, please contact us at any time.

We boast a free high-speed (WiFi) internet connection, a television, and all other modern conveniences. queries or bookings.

We bought our apartment because we were able to design it to our own specifications and keep many of the original features.

We also love the area, it is extremely quiet but a short walk to the city centre, the main museums, beautiful squares, churches and the railway station. It is also a 2 minute walk from Trimani, the best wine shop in Rome with a fabulous restaurant next door.

What makes this apartment unique

It's great location in Rome. Sightseeing start the moment you walk out the door.

The welcoming private courtyard when you arrive.

The peace and quiet once you are inside

The amazing no-expense-spared design and features of the apartment.

Beautiful art, antiques, comfy beds, fresh new linen and towels.

A fully fitted modern kitchen.

Furnished with exquisite taste and a keen eye for quirky detail.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Rione XVIII Castro Pretorio in Rome Province

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En suite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Second bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Gallery Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • With brand new beds and linen, you'll sleep like logs.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • sailing
  • ski
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is an open staircase up to the second bedroom so bear this in mind if you are travelling with young children or elderly or infirm.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveller reviews)


Beautiful apartment near Roma Termini train station

  • 5 of 5

Hi...We selected this apartment based on proximity to the Termini train station as we wanted to be able to walk with our limited luggage. While the pictures are great, they do not do justice to the astounding beauty of this apartment. This is even more true after we took the top tour of the Coliseum...this apartment reflects the design and inspiration of that landmark.

The apartment has everything you should need for self-catering, but there are so many restaurants in walking distance that we didn't use the cooking facilities. The beds are very comfortable and the showers are great.

The owners are very helpful, friendly and accomodating. We would definitely stay here again on a return trip to Rome.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bill it's always a pleasure to have gusts lik you and your friends! We wait you again in Rome!!!
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Alpharetta, Ga.

Love, Love, Love!

  • 5 of 5

My Husband, daughter and I stayed in this lovely apartment 3 nights while visiting Rome. I was in Love with this stunning place! If you have any appreciation for design and architecture you will be amazed by the style the owners have.

It is the perfect mix of rustic, historic- Roman Charm and Modern Classics.

The location was perfect for us. There were many restaurants near by and a lovely wine store with a beautiful assortment of wine and champagne. We enjoyed getting to know the neighborhood when we were not pounding the streets as tourist at the Trevi Fountain, Colosseum and Forum.

I do not enjoy extremely crowded streets full of tourist all of the time. The apartment is located just far enough away to have peace when you need it. We slept very well, we felt very safe with the locked entry to the courtyard. A big plus was.... No Stairs to climb with suitcases.

The owners are very nice....they greeted us with pizza and left wine for us to enjoy. They were very responsive and made us feel welcome.

The beds were very comfortable with nice bed linens. The "Disco Shower" as I call it.... in the master bedroom was awesome! It added that Italian Wow factor to our stay. There was plenty of hot water and water pressure. There was even a nice hairdryer for our use... which is greatly appreciated by a girl with lots of hair!

Overall, I would highly recommend this apartment. It was perfect!!

Thank you for a wonderful visit to Rome.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Katie! It was so nice to meet you! Hope to see you again in Rome.
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Comfortable home base in fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband I just returned from our stay week long stay in Rome at Sergio and Antonella's luxury flat. It's every bit as beautiful in person as it looks in the picture, and offers all the essential comforts that apartment living provides over hotel stays. Even better than expected was the location which had us a comfortable 1 mile+ away from most major attractions which was perfect for us. We enjoyed the walk to help burn off the extra calories we delightfully consumed while sampling the local cuisine, and the neighborhood consisting of mainly working professionals was just the right distance away from the hustle and bustle of the more touristy areas which we appreciated.

Owners were extremely responsive and provided helpful information so we could navigate our way comfortably. Antonella also arranged for our airport transportation at request as well as booked us a lovely dinner reservation at Colline Emilliane which I highly recommend.

There were also excellent eateries and cafe's right out your doorstep - which was a welcome surprise.

All in all was a fantastic vacation - truly unforgettable. Thank you Sergio and Antonella for opening your home to us and making it a memorable vacation for us.

-Julie & Chad

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

After 5 days between Venice and Florence, we arrived in Rome and to our "home" for our 4 day stay before heading back to the states. It is even more beautiful then the pictures! Every detail is just beautiful and the space very clean. They even had a bottle of prosecco waiting for us on arrival. Our daughters (15 and 18) LOVED their loft room overlooking the kitchen and dining room (made easily private by the blinds on the glass divider). I think I can sum up how fabulous this rental is by saying two of the three nights we picked up food and ate in! We didn't want to leave it! Antonella and Sergio were so accommodating and helpful - we quickly felt like they were friends - which was so comforting when in a foreign city so far from home. The apartment is tucked in a safe neighborhood (near the British Embassy) and you can easily walk to all the big sites like the Colliseum, Spanish steps, Trevi Fountain etc or to surrounding neighborhoods with quaint restaurants where locals eat and the food is spectacular. There is an AMAZING gelato shop just two blocks down that we enjoyed every night. There are lots of great cafes to grab coffee and fresh pastries each morning. We collapsed each night happily exhausted (the beds were not that comfy but we were tired and our surroundings were so stunning we didn't care!) Antonella arranged our cab to the airport on the day we left and he was AWESOME! I feel badly that I am forgetting his name. Would have loved to have had him as a tour guide while there. We highly recommend spending 1/2 a day in Trastevere - great spot for lunch or dinner and some of the quaintest side streets, shops, gelato...we walked and walked and had the best late lunch.. you could walk but its also a quick cab/uber ride across the Tiber River. We so look forward to returning to Rome in the future, staying here again, and going to the beach with Antonella! Ciao!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laura and JR, it was a pleasure to meet you and your beautiful daughters. I'm looking forward to see you again in Rome to go to the beach and to Naples and Pompei toghether this time! And maybe we can ask Edoardo,this is the name of the awesome driver, to bring us there with is spacious van!!! Ciao Antonella and Sergio
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Outstanding property, nice amenities and the nicest, most considerate owners and people you can meet

  • 5 of 5

Way too late in writing this review but the stay was perfect...I didn't go back to the listing to recall the names of the owners but they were great, from greeting us when we arrived, helping us with restaurants, things to do, places to go, assisting us with airport transportation, etc. The apartment itself was spacious, modern yet blending in with the original stone/brick construction of the building. Master suite was beautiful, dining and den very comfortable. We didn't use the upstairs loft because the couple traveling with us cancelled so I don't recall much about it other that it is open, overlooking the living and dining areas.

The location is near city center/shopping and requires a bit of walking to get to some of the main archeological sites but Rome is a city for walking and we enjoyed the exploring (we never tried public transportation).

All in all, a great stay and would very much like to return...

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Richard I was so surprised and happy to receive your review after so long! I remember you absolutely well and I want to thank you for your words. I hope to see you again in Rome as our welcome guests! Antonella &Sergio
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Stunning apartment with contemporary design

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is beautiful with the old arches, wooden flooring, elegant tiled bath and shower. All the cooking dishes and glassware you would need if you decided to cook in and not eat in any of the wonderful restaurants around!!! The owners are charming and available for any questions.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Four wonderful ladies ! Hope to see them again in the future at our home!
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring season
14 May 2017 - 18 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £34 per night, per additional guest
Summer Season
19 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
Autumn Season
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season
1 Nov 2017 - 3 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas special
4 Dec 2017 - 10 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £168.44
Cleaning £42.11

Price could change upon number of guests and If it concerne a family.
Water, gas and electricity included.
200 € of rental fee due to confirm your reservation.
Balance due at check in + €200 breakages deposit refundable at check out.
Please return the property clean.
Please contact us if you are interested in long term rentals

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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