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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

"Il nido al Colosseo" is a charming flat located in a nineteen hundred mansion, in the heart of Rome.

Equipped with all modern comforts, the flat is easily reached from Rome airports and railway stations and located at walking distance to the metro, public transports and other facilities, making it an excellent starting point to visit Rome's unique masterpieces of art and history.

Ideal for a family, couples as well as friends, it represents a perfect solution to make your stay in the Eternal City pleasant and relaxed.

Our attention to details and warm welcome will contribute to make your stay unforgettable.

The flat has been recently refurbished and consists of a large living/dining area with a fully fitted kitchen, two bedrooms (one double and one single – the latter with the possibility to add an extra bed to suit the need for a twin or a second double) and a bathroom with shower. The flat is decorated with taste and is equipped with independent heating, washing machine, TV with DVD player, fridge, oven, kettle, toaster and hair drier.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Access Car not necessary
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided

The Lazio region

The Celio is the XIX° borough of the centre of Rome, it was created in 1921 from a part of the borough Campitelli. Nevertheless its history started from long ago, being one of the famous seven hills of the ancient Rome.

In the ancient times, the hill was called Querquetulano because was covered by oaks (in Italian Querce), while only later was called Celio in honour of Celio Vibenna, Etruscan commander that, according to the tradition, helped the future sixth King of Rome Servio Tullio, in the conquest of the hill.

In the VI century b.C. Servio Tullio built the first city wall where, in the area of Celio, opened the Gates: Celimontana, corresponding to the actual Dolabella Arch (where started the old Via Celimontana, that following the route of Via S. Stefano Rotondo, Via D. Fontana and Via Statilia lead to the actual Major Gate), Querquetulana (where started the old Via Tuscolana, corresponding to today's Via dei Ss. Quattro) and Capena (where started the old Via Appia).

The hill was divided into three parts: the Coelius (where actually is the Basilica of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo), the Coeliolus (the area where is the church of Ss. Quattro Coronati) with the Succusa in between. Fed from various aqueducts, the hill was occupied by private villas, temples (of Divo Claudio, of Ercole Vincitore, of Minerva Capta), public buildings ("Macellum Magnum") and buildings with auxiliary functions to the games taking place in the Colosseum: the "Ludi" (the gladiators' barracks, of which between Via Labicana and Via S. Giovanni in Laterano is possible to see the "Ludus Magnus"), the "Saniarium" (hospital) and the "Spoliarium" (morgue).

With the realization of the Aurelian Wall, at the end of III century a.C., the hill was completely included within the city wall boundaries.

The fall of the Roman Empire (476 a.C.) caused a progressive depopulation of the hill which continued also during the Middle Age and Renaissance, giving it a rural appearance. Only along Via S. Giovanni in Laterano the hill preserved an urban aspect, this because Via S. Giovanni in Laterano was along the way of the papal processions to the Basilica of S. Giovanni.

Around 1600, the constructing activity resumed, even if limited to the realization of private villas such as the actual Villa Celimontana and Villa Casali (then demolished to build the Military hospital), the rest remained occupied by vineyards and agricultural fields.

This situation remained unchanged until the second half of the 1800, when the hill was the subject of urban expansion, facilitated by the availability of building area near the city centre. So it was that the appearance of the neighbourhood was gradually modified, through the construction of the Military Hospital and the buildings to be used for housing, until it reached its present urban aspect.


The Rione Celio contains within its boundaries what is considered worldwide the symbol of Rome: the Coliseum.

If you go beyond this and start to walk along the streets of the borough, you will find many "hidden treasures". Within a few minutes walk from the apartment you can admire some of the most interesting masterpieces in the history of Rome: Basilica of St. Clemente; Church of Ss. Quattro Coronati. Basilica of St. Giovanni in Laterano; Church of St. Stefano Rotondo; Church of St. Maria in Dominica; Church of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo; Roman houses of the Celio.

Strolling around its streets you can relax in one of the many typical "trattoria romanesca" where you can taste the local cuisine, restaurants, pizzerias, wine bars to enjoy the best national and international wines, ice cream shops and pubs. To help your choice, on your arrival you will find a list of premises that we have personally tested and selected.

The area is characterized by the presence of many green areas where you can walk under the shade of secular trees, read a book or a newspaper or bring the kids to play. Among these: the garden of the Celio, Villa Celimontana (where every summer it is hold a major music festival Jazz), the park of Colle Oppio.

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