Navona Charming Flat

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A 15th-century courtyard hides a petite, chic apartment where contemporary mixes with noble age to stunning effect. Live like the locals


5 beds


1 bedroom


Sleeps 5

Children welcome

The Experience

In the heart of the heart of Rome and stepping distance of Piazza Navona, duck down a tiny passage, through an arched door and into a 15th-century palazzo courtyard. The ground-floor studio apartment mixes New York loft cool with Renaissance flourishes: gilded portraits and family antiques, white walls and floors, sleek furnishings. Cleverly organised to offer modernity but comfort, the double-height room has a mezzanine-level bedroom where a brass bed and elegant chairs sit beneath a vaulted ceiling and a sofabed tucks in a corner. Two bright marble bathrooms – one within ancient brick spiral stairs – make stunning use of space. On the lower floor, a shiny, well-equipped kitchen slips seamlessly into a corner; elsewhere bright yellow cushions and a modish-styled sofa sit happily amongst gleaming antiques. Books, family photographs and china vases add warmth and homeliness. Pull out the nifty table to eat indoors or mix with the locals in the street’s trattorias and bakeries; the smell of fresh bread reaches your front door… It doesn’t get much better.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 1.30pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 2-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €90
Weekly price
from €600
1 Apartment for 5
From €905 beds1 bedroom


This little apartment was a highlight of our Rome visit. Andrea welcomed us, helped us with bus timetables, saw us incidentally during the week (which felt really nice, that the host was a local) and met with us as we left (he had ordered a taxi for us). The flat was modern, comfortable, clean, safe, neat with everything we needed, all in a 600-yr-old building. We loved its location, close to a genuine precinct, with supermarket, hardware, baker, food market, families out with kids and dogs. We felt like locals!

Robyn, Gympie, Australia

The Navona Charming Flat is a delightful self-contained retreat from the hustle and bustle of central Rome. It has all the facilities one could desire in a compact layout including a well appointed kitchen area and a bathroom on both floors. The very comfortable double bed is situated on a mezzanine floor overlooking the main sitting room and there is plenty of room to store everything from your suitcase. The location is ideal, a few minutes from the very popular Piazza Navona. Most of the well known locations in Rome are within easy walking distance but there are taxis in abundance.

Gerald, Shipston-on-Stour

Navona Charming Flat was truly a wonderful choice for our week in Rome! Andrea is an excellent host, and the apartment is indeed charming. The king size bed in the upstairs loft was very comfortable, and it was lovely having 2 full bathrooms. We loved the unusual, three-level bathroom upstairs. The washing machine does not include a dryer, but we were able to air dry our clothes within 36-48 hours. The shower in the downstairs bath was fantastic, excellent water pressure and plenty of hot water. The location simply could not be better, central to everything. Everything was wonderful!

Kacee, Oklahoma City

Navona Charming Flat was ideal for our family of 4. There was everything we needed for our four night stay in the flat and restaurants and shops including gelato shops close by. The flat is situated in wonderful cobbled streets in a central location for all the roman sights and we walked everywhere from here for three days. As you enter the courtyard via an imposing traditional wooden door the bustle of the nearby streets disappears and you have the best of both worlds.

Nicola, Cirencester

Beautiful and stylish apartment in the heart of old Rome. You couldn't ask for a more perfect setting. Right in the middle of all the bustling, twisting old streets off Piazza Navona but perfectly quiet and private when you enter through huge old wooden doors into a "secret" courtyard where your apartment awaits. All the shopping you need is at your doorstep, be it for food, wine or luxuries. Just a perfect place for a Roman holiday! Andrea is an attentive host. Take advantage of him arranging your pick up and drop off at the airport. It's reasonably priced and seamless.

Amanda, Geelong

This is clean, well appointed and spacious with all the amenities we needed. Andrea was a fantastic host and was so helpful in arranging airport shuttle and making restaurant reservations for us. Our flight into Rome was seriously delayed and Andrea was so generous in staying up well past midnight to be there to check us in. Thank you Andrea!

Steven, Edmonton

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this stylish apartment. Great use has been made of the space and it has everything you need to be comfortable.The location is perfect for exploring Rome on foot. There is a wonderful selection of restaurants, bars and shops in the locality and Andrea's recommendations are excellent. We hope to return soon.

Anne, Edinburgh

The flat is right in the heart of the main cultural attractions as well as a range of great food shops and markets. For my money the local Carrefour is the best per square inch of any I have been to. There is a pasticerria opposite and good bakeries beyond the Campo dei Fiori. Where was I ? ..Yes very snug and well lit apartment with very comfortable bed and good kitchen equipment plus all Andrea's elegant family heirlooms. Plus two great quirky bathrooms. And then Andrea himself was very helpful and charming with lots of local knowledge. We had a good time.

Timothy, Norwich

We spent 5 days at this lovely apartment which began with the very highly recommended taxi transfer service arranged by Andrea.It was very reasonable and took us within yards of the apartment where we were met by Andrea. The apartment's location is fantastic with great proximity to all the major sights on foot. The apartment,as well as being very well appointed and comfortable, was very private and quiet even though as you stepped outside the exterior courtyard door, you are immediately plunged into a bustling but welcome neighbourhood. The apartment was pristine and is highly recommended.


Andrea and his wife Ludovica operate an exquisite, very well-appointed, quiet and secure Apartment in old Roma. The location is extremely good and close to vatican city and other attractions as well as the bus routes. My wife and I prefer self-catering and for that the modern kitchen was well-equipped. A good supermarket is situated a minute's walk away, as well as wine stores and restaurants. The guest book includes many eating recommendations including a couple of special ones found by us that provide a lot more than just pizza and pasta, at very affordable prices. We will stay again!


We have used Sawdays successfully on previous occasions and this time it was no different. Excellent, personalised attention from the owner and great surroundings, facilities and location. We stayed for 10 nights. Would definitely stay in this apartment again. Excellent value.


Perfect location in the heart of the old city, but quiet and secure. A clever combination of elegant old and state of the art modern. The apartment. is well served by local trattorias and shops, particularly the ice-cream shop just round the corner. You can discover most of central Rome on foot or catch the near by buses. (Find yourself a bus map) Andrea is a reliable, efficient and personable host, who also arranged our transfers to and from the airport, saving us a lot of hassle. Roger and I hope to return next year. Well worth the long flight from Australia!


Spent a wonderful week here in April.The very elegant apartment was spotlessly clean, beautifully appointed and within walking distance of many of Rome's major sights.Andrea the owner could not have been more helpful. He even arranged for a car to pick us up from the airport and was at the apartment to greet us when we arrived.It was a pleasure meeting him and having the use of his lovely property. Once again Sawdays delivered.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Andrea Marcello

  • Piazza Navona (2 min walk from the apt): the square represents the pride of Baroque Rome, and is home to the Fountain of the Rivers, one of Gian Lorenzo Bernini's greatest masterpieces.
  • The Campo de’Fiori square in Rome (3 min from the apt) hosts a typical open-air market during the day, with flowers, fruit and vegetables. At night it is one of the most popular spots for both Italians and tourists.
  • Just 10 minutes’ walk from the apt you can reach the Basilica of St. Peter. Among its masterpieces, do not miss Michelangelo's Pietà and the tomb of Pope John Paul II. The Vatican Museums are only a short walk from Bernini's colonnade.
  • There are several churches nearby, including the Church of St. Agostino and the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi where you can see 4 of Caravaggio's paintings for free, including The Calling of St. Matthew and the Madonna di Loreto.
  • Settimio is a small family restaurant around the corner, tucked away and barely visible. Here you can enjoy wholesome meals as part of the Roman cuisine.
  • Trattoria La Montecarlo (in the same street as the apartment): great pizza and typical Roman cuisine at affordable prices.


Andrea Marcello

Andrea, a hands-on host, is a native Roman with ancient noble origins. He thoroughly enjoys advising guests on all the best secrets of the city.