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Rome Is Home - Your Home In The Heart Of The Eternal City



Updated: 07-Nov-2016
Unique One-Bedroom Apartment in the Historical Center of Rome

Selected as a "SlowTrav Favorite", a Recommended Rental by the Dream of Italy Newsletter, a Gold Top Vacation Rental award on FlipKey, and a 5 star rating on Trip Advisor, our home is just a few steps from Campo dei Fiori and Piazza Navona, but located on a quiet and elegant street of the historical center. Just the perfect apartment for who wants to experience the very heart of the Eternal City.

Would you like to know more? You can also read the many great reviews we have received on the SlowTravel website during the past 11 years. Just search for "Rome is Home".

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Massimo is a true Roman, but he has spent much of his life outside of Italy (Denmark, USA, UK, Malta, Japan etc.). He is a composer and a jazz musician, working together with his partner in creating performances, art installations and anything else that could inspire life.

Massimo now lives with his family in the wonderful region of Devon in the UK, but they often come back to their flat to enjoy life in the heart of the Eternal City.

They love sincerity, beauty and simplicity, and place these values before anything else in life.

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Speaks English, Italian, Danish, and very little French and Spanish. ;-)

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Massimo and Bianca are true connoisseurs of Rome and very gracious hosts. Near the end of our stay they very generously made time to spend an evening with us. In short, the Rome is Home apartment is the ideal place from which to explore Rome. You can stay within walking distance of the apartment and literally never run out of places to explore, or venture farther afield using the bus and subway. Many buses and trams stop nearby the apartment. I would not hesitate to stay at the Rome is Home apartment on future visits, and can recommend it without hesitation." Juanita S., Vancouver, Canada

"The owners, Massimo and Bianca were very gracious and easy to work with. When we arrived, we had a "Face time" chat, and Massimo walked us through all the particulars, including how to work the appliances. His English is excellent. This apartment is cozy, comfortable, well-equipped, and is excellently situated. We would definitely recommend staying here, and hope to stay here again the next time we're in Rome." Laurie and Mark, Huntington Beach, California, USA

"We booked directly with the owners, and I can't stress enough how lovely they are. It's more like arranging to stay with friends than renting a place. The business end is handled very deftly and with professionalism, yet they want to get to know you as well, and it's not at all an uncomfortable or worrisome process. The rates were extremely reasonable, especially considering where you stay and what you get. I would (and have) recommended this apartment to many people, and will continue to do so!" Cheryl and Allen, Chicago, USA

Read dozens more guests reviews on SlowTravel: just look for Rome is Home.
Nov 2013
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


A lovely spacious practical apartment. Clean and everything works.

  • 5 of 5

Close to many of the highlights in Rome for travellers. Public transport two blocks away and easy to use. On a quiet street but lovely restaurants, bakery, wine all within a moments walk.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! :-)
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Lovely and comfortable flat in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in this flat. It is in the perfect location to explore every direction in the center and be able to return to the comfort of your own apartment quickly. The apartment was comfortable in size and had a very comfy bed the was equivalent to a king size bed. The natural light from the windows and the views were excellent. This is a classic style apartment with all the amenities to call your home. Contact with Massimo and Bianca the owners was great and very helpful. This is a great area to stay in Rome with great food and shops very close. This is one of the cooler areas in Rome to stay a very short distance to the more crowded sightseeing locations. We look forward to another stay in the future. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It has been a real pleasure having you at our place and we really look forward to meeting you next time you come to Rome! All the best to you!
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Kailua Kona, Hawaii

Perfect location to explore Rome

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay to truly feel like a local in Rome. This apartment is in walking distance of so many great sights, and is in the center of an area with such great food and wine bars. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone who wants to enjoy all the beauty of Rome. With one of the best bakeries in the city just a few steps away, it was good that the apartment was on the third floor, so we could burn a few extra calories.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your coming to our place. It has been a pleasure meeting you! We definitely look forward to your next visit. Cheers!
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From the Owner

We are not an agency, this flat has been our home until our daughter was born. We still come back to this apartment now and then, and we still consider it our home. Why we love it? Living in a quiet historical building from the 13th Century in the very heart of one of the most enchanting cities in the world isn't it a good enough reason? :-)

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Rome, Leonardo DaVinci Airport at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : is just steps away at 10 Metres Nearest Train : Stazione Termini at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : is just steps away. at 20 Metres Nearest Beach : Ostia at 20 Kilometres Car: not necessary


You are right in the center of Rome. The major airports are about 35 minutes drive.

We can arrange a car service from/to any airport or any other location in Italy.


You are in the absolute center of the historical city. All main sites (the Colosseum, St. Peter, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, etc.) are only minutes away by foot.

Further Details:

Cot and/or small children furnitures are available upon request.

Your extremely well behaved (small) dog might be accepted, please inquire. No cats, or other pets, sorry.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Final Cleaning £50

Booking Notes:
Send us an email. We'll respond, generally within 24 hours, sometimes within moments. If we don't get back to you after three business days, it means that due to unexpected technical trouble, your email didn't get to us or our answer didn't get to you. In that case, please don't hesitate to contact us again.

Thank you for passing by!

Massimo and Biancamaria

Changeover Day:
No preferred changeover day. Check-in at 14:00. Check-out at 10:00.

Notes on prices:
Rates are for one/two guests: a small surcharge is added for larger parties.

A 50 GBP final cleaning fee is added to the above rates.

Our rates may vary quite a lot according to the season, the length of your stay, eventual utilities or extra services available, special offers at the time of your inquiry, etc. Please, send us an email and let's see what we can do for you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Via dei Chiavari is a fine and elegant small street, where life pulsate without ever being crowded. People living here are Italians, you are not in an area almost totally sublet to foreign tourists, noisy at any hour of the day or night.   You will be right in the heart of the city, in an extremely safe neighborhood, at walking distance from any important site.   Last, but not least, the apartment is perfectly kept and is one of Rome's finest addresses: it will be the setting for a truly unforgettable stay in the Eternal City.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • city centre
  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Floor Area

  • 55 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom from the main bedroom with a practical second door to the living room. It includes shower, bidet, wc and hand basin (no tub, sorry). Great water pressure and independent gas water heater.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Cot Available Upon Request
  • Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Sofa Converts into an Extremely Comfortable Queen-Size Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom + sofa bed in the lounge) Notes on bedroom: Main bedroom with king-size bed and bathroom en-suite. Very quiet, full of light and with lovely view of the roof tops. All windows in the flat are double glazed with internal and external wooden blinds. Large built-in wardrobe, night tables and a small writing desk.


  • Balcony ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: A 50 GBP final cleaning fee is added to the above rates. Our rentals may vary quite a lot according to the special rates we may offer at the time of your inquiry. Don't hold back, just send us an email and let's see what we can do for you. Rates are for one/two guests, a small surcharge is added for larger parties. Outside: We don't have any outside area, but the windows are so large and bright, that it feels like being outside. We even used to sunbathe laying on the bed! :-) Utility Room: Utility closet in the entrance with vacuum cleaner, iron, ironing board, hair drier, ladder, table cloths, computer printer, etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included in the rental. The apartment is cleaned and towels and linen are changed weekly by our caretaker.

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