This was the perfect location for a visit to Rome. The Vatican is just walking distance away. The neighborhood is safe and fun. There is a great little restaurant/bar just outside the front door of the building, and they serve awesome cappuccinos!!! Maria Luisa, our host, was just the best!! She arranged transport to and from the airport, as well as giving us lots of great tips about restaurants and all of the sites to visit during our stay. And the flat is located in the back of the building so it is very quiet compared to the hustle and bustle of the street. We would highly recommend this location, and most especially Maria Luisa's gracious hospitality
Wonderful apartment, well equipped and plenty of space for two people. Close to Metro and good restaurants close by. Short walk to St Peters. Maria the owner very helpful and provided a great deal of information.
We had a lovely time honeymooning in Rome based at Maria luisa’s appartment. It really was so conveniently located. We were able to walk to most of the must see sites and had a convenient metro stop to get further. The appartment was clean. Comfortable. Secure and safe. Maria Luisa arranged transportation from and to the airport and gave us all the information we needed to make our Stay very enjoyable. It was great to have such a caring host who when my wife became ill arranged for medical assistance allowing for a speedy recovery. We cannot speak highly enough of her for this. Rome is of course fantastic. We will be back in Vatican flat.
We arrived at the apartment early and Maria-Luisa arrived shortly thereafter. She gave us a tour of the apartment showing us how to run the a/c, the wash machine (YES!) and she gave us a rundown of the neighborhood as well as locations and names of restaurants, attractions and nearby markets.
The apartment itself was comfortable and located, as described, a few blocks from the Ottaviano metro stop in the Piazza outside of the Vatican walls. It was quiet and the air conditioners worked well. We didn’t cook much so didn’t really utilize the kitchen to it’s fullest.
We walk by choice and we’re able to get to the Castel Sant’ Angelo, along the Tiber to the botanical garden behind the Palazzo Corsini, Trastevere and the Piazza Navona as well as to the Fontana di Trevi and the Spanish Steps. The Vatican museum and the Sistine Chapel (buy tickets for a specific date and time before you leave home) and St Peter’s Square were very convenient and seeing the Pope for the Angelus was a highlight for us.
We are comfortable on the metro and recommend the Leonardo Express or shuttle (same price to Termini as the train) to reach the center of Rome from Fiumicino. With only 2 lines it’s not always a direct route but we took it to meet a friend at Circo Massimo without any problems.
This was our 3rd trip to Rome in 4 years and we’ve been fortunate to stay in several nice places. We’d recommend Maria-Luisa’s Vatican flat to anyone who wants an apartment close to the Vatican.
What made this such a perfect time in Rome was the care and quality that Maria Luisa has put into her venture. She is a fount of knowledge which she shares both verbally and in writing. This ranges from where to find the best ice cream in the area to how to book a taxi! The apartment itself is well appointed with everything you could wish for, including quality cookware, furniture, even detergent for the washing machine! And the location couldn’t be better. This is a class act!