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Bernini Apartment
Whether it is Humberto himself, or his son, who opens the door for you in the apartment overlooking Piazza Barberini, you can be sure you’ll be welcomed with a beaming smile.

The apartment itself is just as welcoming, offering a pastel-featured, first floor respite from the busy Piazza below. Soft teals and burnt orange colours furnish the space in the living room, illuminated by the streams of light that pass through the white, voile curtains.

The same curtained floor-to-ceiling window that opens out from the living room brings light to the loft. Situated above the living room, with space enough for a large double bed framed by soft lamps, the loft is one of three beds available in the Bernini Apartment. A separate room, accessed via the entrance and kitchen, acts as the main bedroom. With white walls, voile curtains with the same view of the Piazza below, and lilac and blue highlights, the main bedroom has a double queen bed which can also be separated to provide twin singles. Finally, for groups of up to six people, the sofa in the living room also extends to a queen-sized sofa bed.

Ideally located for sightseers, the apartment is just a stroll away from the Via Veneto with its "dolce vita" lifestyle made famous in Fellini's masterpiece film, as well as just a short walk away from the Trevi Fountain. And the apartment just a few short steps away from the closest metro stop, ‘Barberini’, with a direct connection to the Spanish Steps, the Vatican City, and Rome’s main train station: ‘Termini’.
  • 1st floor
  • no elevator
  • linen and towels provided
  • small kitchenette
  • washing machine
  • air-conditioning
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o.
  • cable/satellite TV
  • microwave
  • WiFi
  • independent heating
  • American coffee machine
  • toaster
Jim on Apr 2017:

Just returned from a week at this apartment. The location is fantastic; great transport links to anywhere using the metro or buses from just outside the door. Walkable to most of the popular sites, a really fantastic location. The flat itself is not luxury but is quirky and clean and it was very helpful having two bathrooms. A really great place, highly recommended.
The kitchen is not very well equipped but we ate out every night at one of the hundreds of great local restaurants so this was not a problem at all. It could be a little noisy at night, but this is the price you pay for such a central location.
Rachelle on Apr 2017:

The apartment is in a great location, very easy to get around. Metro, taxi, hop on bus. Lots of restaurants in the area and cafes. .beds were comfortable and showers were nice with good water pressure.
Couldn't figure out the tv but we were going out all the time so that didn't matter.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 2 bathrooms), sleeps max. 6 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 2 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 14 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 2 singles
Policies & Extra Charges: smoking permitted
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 Bernini Apartment
Foro Romano
Vatican City
Trevi Fountain
Circus Maximus
Piazza del Popolo
Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Stazione Termini
Campo dei Fiori
Piazza di Spagna
Piazza Navona