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Appartamento Nonno Giulio
Appartamento Nonno Giulio is a basic but pleasant apartment in the heart of Trastevere, just 5 minutes from the main piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere with its beautiful gold-facade church. The apartment has 1 bedroom with a queen bed, and 2 single beds that can be situated in the same room. The sleeping arrangement works better for a family or a group of friends (or just one couple booking the apartment). Nonno Giulio also has a small kitchenette, a living room, and a small bathroom. Amenities include central heating, fans in the summer (though the apartment stays relatively cool in the summer anyway, as the walls are very thick), hair dryer, TV, and WiFi. The apartment is located on the first floor (with elevator) of a residential building and is managed by the owner who also runs the Bernardon Guesthouse across the hall and is often there to help with any questions or suggestions.

Trastevere, meaning "across the river", is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Rome -- first inhabited by the Etruscans, and then, once conquered by Rome for control of the river, by fishermen, sailors, Jews and Syrians as early as 500 BC. It was never as developed as the rest of Rome, only getting actual paved streets in the middle ages. The houses were small and inhabited mostly by poor immigrants. The effect, which is so revered now, is a maze of narrow cobblestone streets and small, quaint buildings. It often is considered the "Village" or "Soho" of Rome, which is a bit misleading in my opinion. On the one hand, it is a very picturesque neighborhood, filled with so many restaurants and cafés that an entire guide could be filled just on Trastevere alone. It's also well-connected to the center either by foot or by the tram that runs down Viale Trastevere to Largo Torre Argentina. However, the downside is that it can be a bit grungy - homeless people with their dogs, graffiti and litter can make the area look a lot less appealing that many guidebooks make it sound. If you want the experience of "old Rome" though, and want to explore all the shops and cool local businesses, it really can't be beat.
Amenities
  • small kitchenette
  • linen and towels provided
  • central heating
  • fan
  • 1st floor
  • with elevator
  • TV
  • hair dryer
  • WiFi
  • self-service breakfast included
  • air-conditioning
Reviews
Peter on Apr 2015:

Great location. Handy for public transport, quiet and very close to supermarkets.
The apartment needed a microwave.
Patty Rappaport on May 2014:

Location. Comfortable even with our family of 4 adults sharing one room. Stefano couldn't have been more accommodating. We enjoyed our stay in Rome!
Cross-Pollinate made the entire experience of finding a place to stay, reserving it, and retaining it extremely easy! I've already recommended their service to friends.
Rebecca Nelson on Nov 2013:


The location was amazing! Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Easy to get everywhere and pretty central without being in the actual center. So many cool places to eat nearby. Plus the wifi was awesome which I found is ideal when traveling abroad!
The bed wasn't very comfortable and the coffee pot was broken without a new one being provided.
My experience with Cross-Pollinate was top notch. Always helping out and answering my questions. They even talked to me on the phone when I was unsure of what to do when I first got to Rome. Grazie!!
Shane on Oct 2012:


Location in a quiet, pretty neighbourhood - Trastevere. Think to Rome with love. All facilities working fine, great for self caterers.
Tiny shower means big sized chaps will face challenge. Minor issue
Perfect, expectations well managed.
Nicholas on May 2011:


Very nice location. The person who set us up did an excellent job of giving hints and suggestions of places nearby to try out.
A few more pictures on the listing would be nice, to get a little bit better idea of the lay-out of the main room. The stairs were pretty steep to the loft area. Hope that your room-ate's don't snore
It was very easy and smooth to rent this place.
Ratings
average score
4.7 / 5.0
Price/Value
4.8
Comfort
4.0
Cleanliness
4.5
Accuracy of listing
4.5
Location
4.8
Helpfulness of owner / staff / host
5.0
Helpfulness of Cross-Pollinate
5.0
Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 4 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, bank transfer
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 7 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, check-out time is 11 am, luggage can be held before check-in, apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, fee for check-in before 2pm or after 8 pm is €20, city tourist tax €3.50 per person per night (not included in price), fee for check-in after 8 pm is €20
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Rates and Availability
Location
 Appartamento Nonno Giulio
A
Colosseo
B
Foro Romano
C
Vatican City
D
Trevi Fountain
E
Pantheon
F
Circus Maximus
G
Piazza del Popolo
H
Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
I
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
J
Stazione Termini
K
Campo dei Fiori
L
Piazza di Spagna
M
Piazza Navona