While there’s plenty of savings to be had from booking with Airbnb, it certainly doesn’t have to be a no-frills option – as these amazing rentals prove. From spectacular bedroom views to historic buildings turned into modern suites, discover the eclectic accommodation on offer in the Eternal City.
Trevi Ab Aeterno
Trevi Ab Aeterno, meaning ‘Trevi From Eternity’ in Latin, is a sumptuous apartment overlooking the Fontana di Trevi. Classically decorated, but never fussy or old-fashioned, the apartment has a double bedroom, spacious living area and modest kitchen – everything you might need for a short stay in the centre of the Eternal City. Oh, and the view is simply breathtaking.
Rome Unique’s Colosseum Apartment
Gaze at the Colosseum and be transported back to the time of emperors and gladiators – all without getting out of bed. Rome’s most iconic monument is so close to this sleek, modern apartment that it’s almost within touching distance. With five bedrooms, three bathrooms and room for up to 10 guests, this stylish pad is an ideal base for large families or a group of friends who want to be right in the centre of the action.
A luxury loft in Trastevere
Tucked away in the charming neighbourhood of Trastevere, this open-plan apartment is oh-so aesthetically pleasing – bright, modern and playful with a handful of heritage furnishings. Running alongside this large and airy space, there’s even a section of the Janiculum Walls – built by Pope Urban VIII in the 17th century to better protect the western side of Rome.
This elegant apartment overlooking Piazza Navona
With three bedrooms and room for up to 10 guests, this refined and elegant apartment is a superb base for a holiday in the Eternal City. In fact, it’s so close to Piazza Navona that just by stepping out onto the balcony you’ll find yourself immersed in the bustling atmosphere created by musicians, street performers and carefree tourists meandering in the square below. The perfect pad for people-watching.
Casale del Gallo
Just 10 miles outside Rome in the Castelli Romani (a group of picturesque hilltop towns) lies the bucolic country estate of Casale del Gallo. Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and sweeping verdant scenery, this serene spot is ideal backdrop for a restful break. Those that feel like doing something mildly taxing can take a dip in the private pool or play a few rounds on the neighbouring golf course.
Not the typical Airbnb, Villa Veientana is a spacious and luxurious pad set among the greenery of the regional park of Veio, just outside Rome. This extravagant villa has all the amenities you could ever need, plus some you definitely don’t need but really really want – such as the two swimming pools, Jacuzzi, tennis court, cinema, disco and helipad.
A modern apartment in the historic centre
Situated slap-bang in the middle of the historic centre, this modern apartment is just a two-minute walk from the Pantheon – one of Rome’s oldest and most impressive sights. Bright and airy, the apartment has been furnished in the best of taste to make it a real home from home during a trip to Rome. The few eco-friendly features – such as the organic mattress and reclaimed wood bathroom counter – are especially pleasing final touches.
A sleek apartment with an impressive view
This exclusive apartment takes up an entire floor of a historic palazzo and affords stunning views of the nearby Colosseum and Palatine Hill. With four bedrooms and four bathrooms, up to eight guests can comfortably enjoy all the amenities the apartment has to offer – including a pool table and cinema room. Enrich your experience even more by hiring a chef to whip up a delicious dinner using tasty local ingredients.