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Vatican Vista Bed and Breakfast
Piazza del Risorgimento 36 int 16, 00192 Rome, Italy (Prati)   |  
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Ranked #40 of 2,893 Rome B&B and Inns
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“Location, location, location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

What is not to love about "Vatican Vista" Here are some reasons that I loved:

1) Location, Location, Location - In the heart of Rome with an actual real Vista of Saint Peters Cupola.

2) The wonderful owners - Rossana and David - they know every single secret of the city!

3) No need for a car - majority of places are walking distance and others easily reachable with public transportation.

I am planning on coming back. Definitively a place to stay if you want a home like experience in Rome.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

My mother and I stayed at the Vatican Vista apartment for about a week recently and it was amazing. The apartment is spacious, homey, has everything you might need and is in a fantastic location! Rosanna & David were caring and very involved in making our stay in Rome what it was. Both retired guides they have an excellent knowledge of all the tourists sites and walks through the city. The would sit down with us each morning to create a 'plan' for the day. Great to get some insiders knowledge! The apartment was very secure, clean and had everything from a massive DVD collection to a washing machine. Great for extended stays.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

My family and I just returned from a European Holiday.....and by far our most favourite accomadation was the Vatican Vista in Rome. Being a family we were able to hire out the whole of the bed and breakfast. We had an Italian Apartment to ourself, complete with a washing machine and three televisions. Our hosts David and Rosanna provided 5 star quality on every level. A wonderful welcome basket, our own robes and slippers and best of all a wonderful European breakfast! But the icing on the cake was their knowledge on Rome and all things Italy. David even walked us to the train station and showed us how to purchase tickets for Florence and which train to take. While in Florence we were able to leave our bags at their place. We also had the use of their computer along with brewed coffee on tap. I just can't say enough about our stay and their hospitality. Their B and B is so comfortable that one afternoon we just stayed inside and read and let Rome and the Vatican carry on peacefully right outside our window. This B and B is so versatile...it is for singles, couples and families. You would be crazy not to book at the Vatican Vista when in Rome. The Holman family from Australia

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Rosanna and David run the Vatican Vista B&B more as a great flat that is so close to the Vatican that you can wave good morning to the pope ! I did. The flat is very large with plenty of room for at least 5 people so it would make an ideal place to stay for a family. Two bathrooms, small kitchen comfy beds and a view over Piazza del Risorgimento and the Vatican. Buses, taxis and trams literally at our front door.
Each morning, Rosanna comes down with a great Italian breakfast and helps plan your day. For many years she was a tourist guide so her knowledge is encyclopaedic & when David gets involved with his photographs and history of each area it brings it all to life. We found this invaluable when we went to the Vatican museums. And of course for the best shopping streets!
It is by no means the most luxurious or the most elegant place to stay. But we loved it. It was fabulous to have our own kitchen (well stocked by Rosanna !) and to have the apartment tidied and cleaned while we were out. Fresh fruit, juice and milk plus brewed coffee. Excellent WiFi plus a computer and printer!
Clean, comfy, very roomy. Brilliant for a group or a family and would work well for a week or more.
There is great shopping just around the corner as well as along the street (Via Cola Di Rienzo). If you are active it is a healthy walk everywhere except perhaps to the Colosseum but you can catch the 81 Bus out the front which will take you more or less on a scenic tour past the Circus Maximus before dropping you off.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My Wife and I stayed at the Vatican Vista in late August of 2013 and absolutely loved it. Rosana and David were fantastic hosts. From wonderful breakfasts that included history lessons and explanations of Rome to booking our tours and giving us very helpful hints to get around the city they were like he Zia and Zio (aunt & uncle) in Rome that we never had. The accommodations were immaculate, very clean and spacious and centrally located. Staying there made us feel like we were authentic Romans for the week. We can not wait until our return and there is no doubt where we are staying. Simply put worth every penny and more. Great People, Great Room, don't even bother looking else where you wont be disappointed, more likely your expectations will be Exceeded.

See you next time,

Gina & Alfonso

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

With this apartment you can't go wrong. It was all functional, allowing us to stay 2 weeks to full satisfaction. Everything was proper, towels, tea towels and fresh bed linen were there. Having two kids and a stroller the location was perfect, stroller distance from every place we wanted to see and the apartment very very kids friendly.
Rossana and David, the owners, are such a charming couple. They helped us in any questions and also about Rome. Their knowledge of the history of Rome is impressive. We would definitely recommend Vatican Vista as a family friendly vacation rental in the heart of Rome.

  • Liked — kindness of the owners in helping us enjoying Rome
  • Disliked — the square in front of the building can get crowded during rush hours
  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

For starters don't go to Rome without booking with Rosanna and David. Trust ME. This was the best stay my family had ever wished for. We could not believe the views and opportunities we were able to do with Rosanna and David... I would be able to say while I am asleep that this is the best place to stay in at Rome... Thank you so much for truly the most memorable and truly awesome stay of our lives I'm telling you... WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU KINDNESS AND NEVER FORGET THE STAY IN VATICAN VISTA BED AND BREAKFAST... Thank you so much Rosanna, David, Irma and Molly... Thank you and expect us next year... For sure.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Piazza del Risorgimento 36 int 16, 00192 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Prati
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #40 of 2,893 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming B&B overlooking St. Peter's Basilica, Papal Palace, Vatican City, near the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel in Rome, Italy. Apartment in elegant building, accommodation with 2 bright, clean and spacious bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom with shower, one with private shower/tub outside room. Access to kitchen. Each room has air conditioning, free WiFi with computer in hall. Near tourist attractions, transportation, dining, shopping. We can arrange for a driver from/to airports and cruise ships at reasonable rates. ... more   less 
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