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The 10 Best Airbnbs in Rome, Italy

Rome has Airbnbs to suit every type of traveller
Rome has Airbnbs to suit every type of traveller | ©Saulgranda / Getty Images
Brimming with endless lodging options, Rome has something for everyone. From creative apartments to lavish penthouses, find your next home with Culture Trip’s list of the best Airbnbs in Rome.

The Wooden Villa

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Wooden villa in Trastevere
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Right next to the Botanical Garden and close to some of the best restaurants in town, this quiet wooden villa is a 10-minute walk from the Vatican. This is a remarkable and stylish accommodation where wooden beams feature throughout with a solid wood dining table and an ornately decorated wooden wardrobe. Chandeliers offer an unexpected contrast, and the balconette is the cherry on top. Roomy and stylish, the villa can host up to five people including small children. Breakfast is available and guests can drop off their luggage if arriving before check-in. Explore the city by using the bikes that are available for guests.

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The Grand Pillared Apartment

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Elegantly furnished rooms with parquet floors and roof terrace.
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With lavish marble pillars, ornate ceilings and baroque arches, this three-suite apartment feels more like a palace than an Airbnb. The owner takes the experience to the next level, offering a maid service and a personal chef who enthusiastically prepares home-cooked meals and wine pairings for guests. Children are welcome, since parents are offered babysitter recommendations – allowing them to get some alone time near the Trevi Fountain. Breakfast is included and can be enjoyed by the whole family in the light of the fireplace and stained glass windows, or even better, on the private rooftop terrace.

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The Arty Apartment With Vatican Views

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Exposed timber ceilings echo the original architectural features.
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Nothing can beat a room with a view, and the whole family will love gathering on the balcony overlooking the top of St Peter’s Basilica. Located in the medieval neighbourhood of Borgo Pia, this apartment full of character is situated just behind the Vatican. The homely, arty apartment has a laidback vibe, exposed timber ceilings and period furnishings, while the colour palette in the bathroom matches a renaissance painting. The washer-dryer is a nice extra, and the giant bookshelf in the attic bedroom provides something to read while soaking in the bath.

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The Fifth-Floor Penthouse Apartment

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The living room opens onto a panoramic terrace with spectacular views
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This stunning penthouse close to the Trevi Fountain and Parthenon features high-vaulted glass walls in the living room that open onto a panoramic terrace. Situated on Via del Corso, the conservatory-style apartment is situated close to many of the city’s top attractions. With comfortable, stylish furniture and a rollback canopy, you’ll feel like you’re at a private rooftop bar. The luxurious atmosphere extends throughout the three spacious ensuite bedrooms with grand bathtubs and walk-in rainfall showers.

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A Book Lovers’ Haven

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Curl up by the wood fire and get lost in a story.
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While the surrounding Trastevere district is bustling with street artists and wine bars, this cosy home provides a delightful retreat from the city. Bookshelves feature prominently, inviting you to curl up by the wood fire and get lost in a story. The enormous space feels relaxed with wood beam ceilings, terracotta floors and arched doorways. The Valentino tiles in the kitchen are a lovely detail to enjoy while using the coffee maker, and the secluded terrace is an extra bonus if you fancy taking your coffee and book outside.

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The Colour Pop Apartment

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Fans of abstract art will love this option.
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Colour Pop Navona makes a bold statement with its bright and vibrant decoration. Fans of abstract art will love this option. Even the private courtyard aligns thematically with magenta table and chairs. Complementing the colour scheme are fun photos of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday (1953) and a 1950s Vespa. Meanwhile, the architecture features arched doorways, dark wood ceilings and ornate doorways. The apartment is centrally located and walkable to the main sights including the bridge leading to the Vatican.
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The Artist’s Loft

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This apartment has exposed brick walls and the original 18th Century Fresco.
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This pet-friendly chic loft is situated close to the Termini train station. Couples and singles looking to escape the main tourist areas will appreciate this quiet yet diverse part of town with authentic trattorias and old school gelaterias. The loft makes cooking at home a breeze with its well-equipped kitchen, while the bedroom has heaps of wardrobe space and the living area is flooded with natural light. But the star of the apartment is the exposed brick walls and the original 18th-century fresco.

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The ‘70s-Style Fashion Apartment

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The 70s Style Fashion Apartment
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This super cool retro-themed apartment looks like a page taken straight out of a 1970s Vogue magazine. Faithfully decorated with Mary Quant-style wallpaper and colourful kitchen linoleum, the detail extends to striking portraits of Italian actresses hung along the living room wall. The apartment is brought into the 21st century with modern conveniences like an espresso machine, memory foam mattresses and a sleek gas oven. Guests with mobility needs will find the apartment easily accessible and can use a specially reserved disabled parking spot. Families can make use of the crib and high chair or the nearby playground in the lively Trastevere neighbourhood.

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The Sky Terrace Penthouse

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Watch the sunrise over Rome from this incredible sky terrace
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Early birds will love watching the sunrise over Rome from this incredible sky terrace, while runners will appreciate its proximity to the river Tiber for a pre-sightseeing jog. A 15-minute walk from Piazza Navona and the Pantheon, this sophisticated apartment is airy and bright with charming ink sketches dotted around the walls and exposed wooden flooring. Travelling families will enjoy this apartment as children are well-catered for with a selection of books and toys.

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The Rustic Central Apartment

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Ideal for couples
Courtesy of Airbnb / Raffaella

This is so close to the Trevi fountain you can practically hear the tinkling of the water and snapping of tourist cameras. The rustic apartment is a beautiful place with low beam ceilings, marshmallow sofas and classic stone flooring. The air conditioning ensures guests can stay cool in the Roman summer heat and the memory foam mattress gives a good night’s sleep. Ideal for couples, the apartment is nearby Via del Corso and the Piazza di Spagna, one of Rome’s most famous squares.

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This article is an updated version of a story created by Emma Law.

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These recommendations were updated on January 21, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.