Rome Bed & breakfast and rental apartments - Domus Julia is lovely holiday accommodation in central Rome. Within an 18th century palace, these two holiday apartments can be rented together (each sleeps six) or by the room on a bed and breakfast basis. This is a charming and well-equipped vacation base in Rome.
This little palace, dating from around 1700, has been completely refurbished. Located in the historical centre of the city between the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and Via Veneto, it has its facade on a small street adjoining the presidential palace.[ View on Google Map | map of region ]
Domus Julia is divided in two apartments, each one reached by lift and comprising a living room with dining area and kitchenette, a stylishly furnished triple room and en-suite bathroom, and two double rooms with en-suite bathrooms. All the rooms have air-conditioning, smoke alarms and emergency lighting. The rooms are quiet, spacious, light and airy, have parquet floors, soundproof windows and are beautifully furnished. Your room will also have a digital phone-line (ISDN), satellite TV and safe. All the nicely designed bathrooms have hairdryers.
One of the suites has ceilings in old original wooden beams, and is furnished with 18th century pieces - please ask about the availability of this very special room.
Each apartment offers several different kinds of room. Each can be rented in its entirety for groups of six to eight, or as rooms for individuals. Double rooms (for single use) range from €80 to €135 per night; double superior rooms from €100 to €170 per night; triple superior rooms from €120 to €190; a suite for two is €125 to €200 per night; a suite for three €135 to €210; and a suite for four people from €145 to €220 per night. The prices include an Italian breakfast of cappuccino or tea and brioche served in your room, air conditioning, daily room cleaning, taxes and service. All credit cards are accepted.
Should you wish to cancel, you must do so at least 72 hours before arrival time. Failing that, your credit card will be charged the no-show fee, equivalent to the room rate for one night. A booking for six ranges from €260 to €450 per night and this included linen, use of the kitchen, electricity, heating of air conditioning. Extra charges will be made for daily cleaning and a linen change every three days. A deposit of €260 will be paid on arrival and refunded on departure. You will pay 50 per cent of the room fee on booking and the balance on arrival.
This holiday accommodation in Rome can be rented for a minimum of three days and by a maximum eight persons at a time. There will be a discount for bookings of four people or more, or for long stays.
The holiday flats are perfectly situated for exploring the city. Nearby buses and metros provide swift connections to the most essential sights in Rome. And a huge choice of local restaurants will satisfy the keenest fan of Italian cuisine.
To reach the apartments from the airport, there are a number of choices. You can use the shuttle service of 'Hotel Reservation'. Their desk is located in the Arrivals Terminal with tickets costing €12 per person; the shuttle will bring you directly to the door of the apartment. A taxi will cost around €50 to €60. Domus Julia has its own pickup service, at €50 for a maximum four people - ask for details when you book. Or take the train; a ticket costs around €10 per person. Your destination will be Termini railway station from which you take the subway (line A) in the direction of Battistini/Ottaviano and get off at Barberini Station, three minutes walk from the building. Alternatively, take the bus from Termini. Take Numbers 175 or 492 (the stop is on the big square in front of the railway station) and get off at the first stop on Via Del Tritone.
Once at your apartment you'll find yourself in the very heart of Rome. The Eternal City has an extraordinary amount to offer visitors. The capital of Italy and the country's largest city, it is littered with the relics of over 2000 years of history, giving it a unique atmosphere.
The area known as Roma Antica (Ancient Rome) holds much that visitors should not miss. There is the monumental Colosseum and the Foro Romano (Roman Forum) - a crumbling legacy of pagan temples, broken marble and triumphal arches. The Pantheon is a stunning reminder of the Rome of two millennia ago.
There are many Renaissance period buildings concentrated within the historic centre situated between Via del Corso and the River Tiber. This collection of narrow winding cobbled side streets opens out onto magnificent piazzas with Baroque churches, palaces and exquisite fountains. The romantic Piazza Navona with the Fountain of the Four Rivers, the Piazza di Spagna and the sweeping Spanish Steps, and the Trevi Fountain, immortalised in Fellini's 1959 film 'La Dolce Vita', are all within walking distance of each other. And there is the Vatican City, home to the Pope and spiritual centre of the Roman Catholic Church and the extraordinary collection of galleries that comprises the Vatican Museums. All this and the world's biggest church, the splendid Basilica of St Peter's.
There is so much to see, but this comfortable - and very flexible - vacation accommodation in Rome, puts you right at the heart of things. Ask your hosts, who will be pleased to help with advice on making the most of the city.