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Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury accommodation overlooking the Roman Forum in the heart of Rome

Registration Number : 2846

Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

Why Ortenzia chose Centro Storico

The apartment, owned by my family, has been handed down to me.

The house has been renovated and furnished by me as it has been my home for many years, and therefore respects my personality, my taste and my way to make a particular home cozy not only for me but also for people who can appreciate exclusivity.

What makes this apartment unique

Spectacular Forum Terrace features are exclusivity, charm, brightness, elegance and harmony.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Centro Storico around the Rione X Campitelli

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Gli ospiti devono corrispondere alle persone del modulo di prenotazione e fornire per e-mail copia del passaporto entro trenta giorni dall’ arrivo.
  • Gli ospiti tra le 14.00 e le 16.00 e tra le 22.00 e le 7.00 devono evitare comportamenti che provochino disturbo ad altre persone
  • I rubinetti dell’acqua e le luci devono essere chiusi dopo l' uso. Non buttare nel water o nei lavandini oggetti che possano ostruire le tubature.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet
  • The three full bathrooms are all 'inside of the bedrooms and are provided with the necessary accessories like hair-dryer, towels etc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Each room has en suite bathroom and air conditioning.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
The owner can provide you with any information about any service that can be rendered by specialists appropriately selected.


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WOW! This place is unbelievable! This is the ONLY place we will stay in Rome! We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

We were initially drawn to the property by the impressive pictures, but times that by ten. In particular, the upstairs sun room and connecting terrace overlooking the Roman Forum was our favorite spot to relax. What drew us to the property, other than the stunning pictures and reviews on the place, were the reviews on the homeowner, and ultimate hostess, Otensia (and her daughter Francesca). This is not your everyday HomeAway property. These two ladies, along with their housekeeper who comes daily, run this place like a 5-star hotel. On a daily basis the beds were made, the kitchen and bathrooms cleaned, the furniture pillows fluffed, the windows spot-cleaned, etc. It was complete luxury!

Prior to coming to Rome, we had a fair amount of email exchange with Otensia looking for recommendations on restaurants, tours, etc. She was always quick to respond with lots of suggestions and guidance. She helped us sketch out a great vacation even before we got there.

We stayed there for five days and wished it was longer. There were four of us, but this place would be perfect for three couples traveling on vacation together or a large family. Each of the three bedrooms have their own newly renovated bathroom. The first day we got there we thought it would be great to relax in our new place with a "home-cooked" Italian meal. So we asked Otensia if she had a chef she would recommend. She quickly arranged this for us, so we ended up inviting her and her daughter to join us. We really enjoyed the conversation with them over the seven courses of our meal - the chef was great and the food was awesome!

We hope to come back to Rome again and if we do, we will only stay here! Thanks again, Otensia!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Renee and Chris, thank you so much for your wonderful review !! I'm flattered that my hospitality has made your holiday in Rome, in my house an unforgettable memory. My goal is to pamper my guests , to help them during their stay, for every needs . Come back soon, because you are always welcome in my house.
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Perfect location with Rome on doorstep

  • 5 of 5

Our welcome was warm and friendly. Ortensia and her daughter were extremely helpful showing us the apartment. The apartment is superb. Pictures do not do it justice. Beds comfortable. Property clean and serviced daily. Well stocked with everything we wished for. Meals on the roof terrace with views of the Forum and all of Rome beyond were a delight. Ortensia’s tips for tours and visits were very worthwhile following up. Highly highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

There is no other way to describe the experience living in the house of La Signora, the most gracious, elegant and accommodating hostess, who, with her daughter and staff created what is perhaps the most memorable experience we have ever had abroad. We had ten extraordinary days and nights in this special home. We were two couples for the entire time and then joined by another couple for a few nights. The house is so spacious with ample public areas, both indoors and outdoors, affording much privacy as well as community when desired. The photos are quite accurate but, honestly, the panoramic views of the Palatine and Roman Forum are other worldly. Even our Roman friends, who live in a neighborhood nearby, were blown away.

Perhaps the highlight was a private dinner organized for us on the rooftop terrace prepared and presented by a Tuscan chef and his associate. La Signora guaranteed that every detail, from the menu to the table arrangements, was executed flawlessly. If you have been to Rome before, as we had done a few times over the years, and already hit the major Roman highlights, then this is ideal as you can just relax and enjoy the house, cook a meal if you like, do a morning or afternoon activity and just relax. Of course you can always get around by car, but to fully enjoy the experience be prepared to walk a lot, as the Romans do. The streets are cobbled and the architecture of the entire quiet neighborhood is built on stairs and steps and hills.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbelievably great apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was without a doubt the best home rental experience I've had. The apartment was much more spacious and beautiful than I expected. The pictures, while lovely, do not convey how fine the property is. At first I was a little worried about being in an apartment rather than a hotel, but Ortensia was so much more helpful than a concierge! She had plenty of suggestions for restaurants, places to go and things to do. She was very responsive to questions and had lots of great tips. The apartment is spectacular and Ortensia is a true hostess!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect spot in Rome!

  • 5 of 5

We are so grateful for Ortensia's help during our trip in Rome, she is so kind and always ready to take care of you, she has very good taste of course. The house is perfect in all the ways, perfect location,perfect view, perfect decoration, perfect service, you can find everything you need here, always feeling happy staying here cause this house is full of arts, and now we think our journey is too short! Planning back to Rome and back to this lovely house again!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Everything

  • 5 of 5

Whatever a six-star experience is, this is it! The view is iconic and every amenity was provided for. Our stay was literally incomparable. This is a bucket list treat for sure, do not miss it!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Via S. Teodoro
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Stazione termini
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Ostia e Fregene
Car: not necessary

L 'apartment is located opposite the Roman Forum and is therefore in a strategic position to visit with short journeys on foot the most important sites of ancient Rome such as the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Domus Aurea, the Basilica of Maxentius where in summer are represented the most famous operas, the Palatine with the house of Augustus, the Capitol with the Capitoline museums, the archaeological walk, the Pantheon, the Trevi fountain and many lesser known sites but equally significant.

Always walk you can reach Trastevere which is still a village full of bars and restaurants with a strong vitality.

Easily you can get in the area of ​​the most prestigious shops in Rome that gravitate around the Spanish Steps.

Last but not least you can reach Piazza Navona with its beautiful churches and fountains.

Not far away is the Vatican with the Basilica of St. Peter, the Sistine Chapel and the museums.

Nearby is the 'Aventine with its beautiful churches.

After these walks, a very special terrace, you can have a 'while enjoying an aperitif from the' top view of the Roman Forum with the sensation of being inside.

Guests can dine to the shelter of a tent, seeing illuminated the whole underlying archaeological area, in a stunning setting.

Often from home confinement aimlessly enjoying all the beautiful things around us that the Romans often out of habit tend to underestimate but not dazzle the traveler who immerses himself in such a unique reality.

L 'apartment was recently renovated and is equipped with all comforts.

the kitchen in addition all the necessary appliances is equipped with Nespresso machine, coffee maker, kettle, toaster. juicer and more.

Each room is equipped with conditioner area.

Televisions are modern Smart TV with Netflix subscription.

The terrace on the upper level has a wine cooler / refrigerator, ice machine, dishwasher for six and electric cookers.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £266.29

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.