Modern Rome Apartments

  • Location: City
    Colosseum: 15 minutes walk
    Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps: 25 minutes walk
    Restaurants and shops: In walking distance
  • Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO): 34km (35 mins)
    Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA): 25km (30 mins)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Good public transport
    No parking available

A lot of light and a lot of space. Very contemporary. A rare find in Rome.
Perfect for family retreats but excellent also for several couples.
Close to the train station, both lines of metro and most bus lines.
The city center and lots of great restaurants are within walking distance.

The quarter is historical, full of nice places, multi-ethnic but also in several spots a bit rough.
The elevator is quite small; don't bring huge pieces of luggage.

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An introduction to Modern Rome Apartments

What was the inspiration and story behind Rome Apartments?

I’m originally from Naples but moved to Milan in the early 1990s. Around the year 2000, I was asked by my former boss if I would relocate to Rome. I did the romantic thing of renting a small apartment in the historic centre of the city. When I say romantic, I mean four flights of stairs with no elevator! So I started looking for something bigger and, at the time, the Esquilino quarter was starting to transform while still being quite cheap.

Esquilino is unusual in that it was built after the unification of Italy to provide housing for the newly-formed Italian kingdom. So rather than being built in the Roman way, it has a lot of Turin influences and many of its street names are taken from the Savoy dynasty. It’s urban and ethnic, with plenty of nice places to eat and good shops, all within walking distance of the historic centre.

To you personally, what is so special about the apartments?

The building dates from the 19th century and was a little strange when I first bought it as a couple of apartments had been merged together. What really caught my attention was that it overlooked one of the only squares in Rome to have a garden, as well as the remains of the oldest walls in the city. So it is a beautiful location and I brought in an architect to help open up the space, creating a large living area and several bedrooms.

It’s quite stunning when you come up the stairs of this historic building and enter such a modern space, as though you are stepping into a completely different era. Now I have two apartments (one that’s very large and another smaller one) that can either be rented together or separately.

How would you describe the atmosphere and style of the apartments?

The apartments are modern and bright, with a lot of photography on the walls and wallpaper by Fornasetti — a master of design from the last century. As the large apartment overlooks the square, it’s a real pleasure to be there and enjoy the natural light streaming in through the windows — there are very few apartments like this in Rome! The style is simple, with several modern design pieces mixed with old furniture, as well as a large kitchen that is equipped with all the appliances you need.

Living area
Living area view
Living area
Living area
Living area
Kitchen to Living area
Dining area
Small Apartment kitchen
Small Apartment bedroom
Small Apartment bedroom
Small Apartment dining area
Small Apartment lounge area
Small Apartment bathroom
Small Apartment kitchen

Modern Rome Apartments rooms & rates

The two apartments are on the 3rd floor. The large apartment features a huge open-plan living area and three bedrooms (all with bathrooms), plus a study with a sofa bed. The smaller apartment has a living space, kitchen and bedroom with its own bathroom, meaning we can accommodate 12 people in total between the two. There is a door between the two apartments that can be closed if they are rented separately, or left open if booked together.

  • Large Apartment for 6-8 people / 200 m²
    650 / night


    • 3 Double bedrooms
    • 3 Shower rooms (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Other rooms
    • 1 Sofabed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Air conditioning

    The incredibly spacious apartment features a very large open space with living and dining areas and a kitchen (together almost 100 sqm) plus three beautifully furnished bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and a study with direct access to one of the bathrooms.

    The sunny apartment with seven windows on two sides overlooks a beautiful square full of trees.

  • Small Apartment for 2-4 people / 35 m²
    250 / night


    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Sofabed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Air conditioning

    A very special and beautifully designed one bedroom apartment. The apartment offers a small but very cozy living room, fully equipped and beautifully designed kitchen and a sunny double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a large shower.

Included in the rates
Rates include a weekly change of linen and towels.
Optional extras
Maid service: EUR 25 per hour, personal laundry & ironing service: EUR 25 per hour, pre-stocking grocery service: EUR 40 + cost of groceries; EUR 60 if the pre-stocking is particularly large. Services like massages, baby-sitters, guided tours, a chauffeured car, grocery shopping can be organised on request.
Extra charges
There is an extra charge of EUR 20 for check-outs before 8am and after 8pm. There is a ‘tourist tax’ of EUR 3.50 per person (10+ years) and per day (for a max. of 10 days) payable on arrival.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome. A baby cot is available free of charge.
Minimum stay
3 nights
Check in time
after 17:00
Check out time
before 10:00
Discounts/Special offers
10% off for bookings booked more than 180 days in advance

Facilities & services

  • Concierge service
  • Children welcome
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Babysitting on request
  • Central heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair dryer

The main service we offer is a concierge service. From the time our guests book until the end of their stay, we try to provide them with suggestions about what to do, make bookings on their behalf and arrange dinner for them. We can shop before their arrival so that the apartment is stocked with groceries and also offer a housemaid service so that they don’t have to do any chores during their stay. Additionally, we can arrange babysitting services, airport transfers — whatever is possible in Rome, we can arrange it for you!

Things to do in Rome

  • Art / Culture
  • Shopping / Markets
  • Night life
  • Wine tastings
  • Cooking classes
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Yoga classes
  • Golf
  • Tennis

Rome is an amazing city, with so many superb things to do. Personally, I love all the parks (Rome is one of the greenest urban centres in Europe), our apartments are within walking distance of the Parco del Colle Oppio and Villa Borghese but Villa Doria Pamphili is also an absolute must-see. I’d also recommend visiting the ancient church of Santi Quattro Coronati for its medieval frescoes.

Another little-known gem is the Palazzo Spada where you’ll find a unique optical illusion in its arcaded courtyard. And of course, you must dine alfresco in one of the city’s beautiful squares, which is one of the biggest pleasures of being in Rome.

Modern Rome Apartments reviews

5 of 5 stars
Verfied Welcome Beyond stay
We travelled to Rome with our three kids and all of us had an amazing time. We spent quite some time in the apartment and loved all the books and great lighting, which flows through the living room. The kids especially enjoyed the black drawing board in the kitchen.

The location is very convenient with stores just around the corner and a small park in front of the door.

We loved the interior and size of the apartment, which gave us enough space and comfort.

Thank you
Sabrina I.
stayed at Modern Rome Apartments in October 2020

The location of Modern Rome Apartments

Our apartments overlook Piazza Manfredo Fanti, which is a five-minute walk from the Roma Termini railway station. In fact, one of the station exits is right next to the apartment. There are also two subway stops nearby and the square is served by lots of different bus routes. It’s a great location if you want to use Rome as your base to explore other destinations, as you can just walk across the street and you’re at the train station. Both Florence and Naples are a one-hour train journey from Rome — you can leave early for a day trip, stay for dinner, then return in the evening.

A 15-minute walk from the apartments will take you to the Colosseum (through Parco del Colle Oppio) or it’s just a couple of stops on the metro. On your way to the Colosseo you need to stop to see San Clemente, one of the oldest churches in Rome and one of the so-called four "basiliche maggiori" (Rome’s largest and most important churches); there are three levels, the new church (from the XII century), the old church (from the VI century) and below that, some Roman houses.

The charming quarter of Monti is just 6 or 7 minutes’ walk from the apartments while the Vatican and San Pietro (obviously also one of the basiliche) are easily accessible by bus from the main square in front of the train station. You are also very close to the other two basiliche. Three minutes away you have Santa Maria Maggiore while San Giovanni in Laterano is 15 minutes away.

There are several nice restaurants within walking distance, including Trattoria Monti, and one of the biggest food markets in Europe can be found inside the train station. Aside from fresh produce, the Mercato Centrale also features several restaurants serving everything from sushi to pizza and all the traditional foods of Rome. Nuovo Mercato Esquilino is also just a short walk away, with more than 100 stalls where you can buy fresh meat, fish and vegetables — it’s very convenient if you want to cook at home. A popular bakery, Panella, is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the apartments and does incredible bread, cakes, sweets and gelato, while Regoli (a traditional pastry shop where I buy all my birthday cakes) is also nearby.

When is the best time to visit Rome?

While there are a lot of cultural offerings during the summer, I’d say spring and autumn are the most beautiful times of the year to visit with the best climate. Winter is also quite mild and not too rainy.