Apartment Dickens - Palazzo Fortuny

2+2 people
1 bedrooms
From €134 / night

Why we love Apartment Dickens - Palazzo Fortuny

When you go to Rome, do as Rome does. Rome will be a ugly customer to you, if you don’t."
Charles Dickens

Rome Apartment Dickens is one of seven meticulous apartments located in one building, Palazzo Fortuny; a rare and unique gem, centrally located, yet privately and safely tucked away behind secure gates.

This elegant Roman Palazzo is perched on a small hill in a setting of lush greenery with spectacular views of Rome from every window.

It is conveniently bordering Villa Borghese, surrounded by trees offering a tranquil environment, almost like being in the country with no traffic noise, yet ten minutes away from Piazza Del Popolo and the Spanish Steps, where you can indulge in the occasional shopping spree or choose to dine in of the many great restaurants in this area.

This is a charming apartment – open living overlooking lush greenery from the living room.

Located on the first floor, fourteen steps from the garden to the front door.

The living room is a stylish mix of traditional and modern, tastefully chosen to compliment the era.

There are two sofas / beds and a dining table with cane chairs.

The kitchen is not large, yet well planned and has everything you need to try your hand as some delicious Italian dishes.

There’s a separate bedroom, which has two single beds that can also be one queen sized bed.

The en-suite bathroom is modern with a shower.

Note that the bedroom and living room have a half wall which divides them, so the sleeping areas are not totally private.

This apartment is perfect for a short stay and ideal for a family or two couples.

Great memories.

There are also in the same buiding making this an excellent choice for groups traveling together sleeping up to 38 people in the same building.

  • It must be noted that the street in which this building is located is approximately 100 metres from the main street of via Flaminia and the building is at the end of this street which has an incline, if you have any mobility issues this should be taken into consideration.

Jill & Leon

Property details


Sleeps: 2+2
Bedrooms: 1
  • 2 × Extra bed/s (for 1 person )
  • 1 × Queen bed/s - can seperate (twins) (for 2 people )
  • 1 × Ensuite - Shower
Floor area: 65 m2
(approx. 695 ft2)
Floor 1st floor
(2nd floor USA)


  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • No elevator
  • No pets allowed
  • Non smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Wi-Fi
4 burner stove top
American Coffee Maker
Baby Cot - on request
DVD Player
Fully equipped kitchen
Hair Dryer
Heated towel rack
Iron & Ironing Board
Living-Dining Room
TV - Satellite

reviews (24)

Party type: Older Couple     Visiting from: United States    Review date: September 2014    

Very nice apartment conveniently located near the Flaminia Metro stop. Air conditioning worked great and was particularly appreciated on hot days. The "real" shower was also greatly appreciated.

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: United States    Review date: August 2014    

We loved the location and setting! Walking distance from the piazza del Popolo, Spanish Steps, Villa Borghese and the metro stop, yet super quiet at night, with no noise from the never sleeping Rome. The place was clean, they arranged picking up from the airport, there is a noon little market down the street where you can get all the food supplies. I just wished there were basic supplies like salt, pepper, sugar, kitchen paper stocked in the kitchen already. Overall I am very happy with it and suggesting it to my friends as a splendid accommodation while in Rome.

Party type: Older Couple     Visiting from: Australia    Review date: June 2014    

Great. Stayed here before and will stay here again. The area is part of a small neighbourhood but it is still very close to everything. You can shop locally which is very good - the shopkeepers are very friendly.

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: Australia    Review date: September 2013    

We stayed here for 5 nights with 2 teenagers and found it to be very conveniently located - close to metro, buses and cafes. Fabulous grocery store only 1 block away and market stall for fresh fruit/veg almost next door. Very quiet location. Staff at the apartment and our car transfer were fabulous - very easy. Would definitely recommend for other family groups. We certainly hope to return one day!!

Visiting from: Russia    Review date: January 2013    

Perfect location apartments. Near the subway. Walk to the Vatican, about 20 to 25 minutes. Despite the center, the place is very quiet and comfortable. It was a wonderful holiday. Clean and comfortable apartments are very suitable for a family with two children.

Party type: Young Couple     Visiting from: Australia    Review date: September 2012    

Great location and pretty much as advertised. There were building works going on in the apartment opposite so it was a bit noisy at times. It also took a few days to realise there was a shutter for the bedroom window as the curtains didn't block out much light.

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: Nigeria    Review date: August 2012    

We stayed at Dickens as part of a larger family group visiting Rome, the other members stayed at 2 more apartments in the building. Needless to say, Dickens was the smallest with the least facilities. The airconditioning was good and was a welcome relief having stayed at another villa outside Rome without airconditioning. Our stay was pleasurable mainly because we were in a group and were very close to all the popular attractions in the city.

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: United States    Review date: May 2012    

The apartment was perfect! Great central location - we could walk to just about everywhere and the Metro stop was just a couple blocks away. The accomodations were great for a couple with two daughters (18 and 21). Very secure, safe and clean. We were able to check in early after our long flight from the states so that was an extra special surprise and truly appreciated.

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: New Zealand    Review date: May 2012    

Great apartment. Rather small but we were out and about most of the time seeing Rome so that didn't matter. Had everything we needed and the owners were very helpful.

Visiting from: France    Review date: January 2012    

apartement tres tres bien et propre. pas tres loin du centre ville. residence tres jolie et calme. petit default pour acheter des virtuailles pas tres cher sans tomber dans du leadle y'a rien. bilan tres positif tout de meme (note from WWA, there is a daily fresh food market 5 mins from the apartment)

Visiting from: United Kingdom    Review date: October 2011    

The Apartment Dickens is a very nice apartment situated about a mile from the Spanish steps. It is situated up a very quiet road and gives a real feeling of peace away from the excitement of the city. we stayed there with out teenage children and the accommodation worked very well with a nice bedroom and then two sofa beds in the lounge so everybody had a proper bed. The bathroom and kitchen are functional and worked very well for our stay. The check in was also very efficient. There is a market just down the road where we were able to buy fresh bread and fruit so breakfast was very easy. The rest of the time we ate out but the kitchen is well enough equipped to cook a dinner if you wanted to. The location is excellent. It is about 400 yards to the nearest metro although we didn't use this as we walked everywhere. The Vatican is about 30 minutes, Spanish Steps 15 minutes and The Colloseum about 30 minutes so very easy to get everywhere. There are a lot of restaurants nearby and again it is an easy walk places like Piazza Navonne and other places for a wide selection of places to eat. Rome is a great place and this is an excellent location for a stay in the city. We much preferred it to staying in a hotel and would stay here again when we visit Rome. It isn't 5 start luxury but it is a very functional apartment.

Party type: Older Couple     Visiting from: Australia    Review date: October 2011    

Palazzo Fortuny is well located near the Piazza del Popolo and is a secure block of apartments in a converted old villa with lovely grounds. The apartment itself was quite spacious and very well priced for Rome. However, the furniture, furnishings, and amenities are pretty basic. There are single beds only, which we hadn't noticed in the photos on the website. There is free wifi, which was a bonus and great storage. Getting to the Palazzo involves a walk up a steep hill and there are steps leading to the apartment. Booking was simple and the process was smooth.

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: Ireland    Review date: June 2011    

We enjoyed our stay in the appartment, it's very central and within walking distance to metro, grocery shop and open air fruit and veg market around the corner. The beautiful Piazza de Popollo is only 5 minutes walk, a great place to relax in the evenings and enjoy the buskers (Michael Jackson impersonator...wow!) or just people watch. I would definitely stay in Apartment Dickens again if we go back to Rome and would recommend it to anybody visiting Rome.

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: United States    Review date: April 2011    

We loved our apartment. It was charming, roomy enough for 4 people, and perfectly located to allow access to all of historic Rome and public transportation. This was so much more comfortable than a hotel room. We also used Worldwide's transport service which proved wonderfully convenient. The only downside, which I hesitate to mention because I'd definitely stay here again, was the lack of some basic supplies like paper products and dish soap.

Party type: Older Couple     Visiting from: U.S.A.    Review date: December 2010    

The location of the apartment was excellent and within easy walk of the metro and shopping. It was comfortably large enough for two people with a great view out of the large picture window in the living/dining area. All arrangements, before, during and after our stay were excellent and made our trip very comfortable and stress free.

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: USA    Review date: November 2010    

The apartment is very private and quiet for being so near the Piazza del Popolo. It is a climb up a hill to the steps leading up to the first-floor apartment (European 1st floor = 2nd for USA). The best part is that the pick-up at Termini and the later transfer to the airport were totally reliable.

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: Australia    Review date: June 2010    

This accommodation was perfect for a family of four. It was within easy walking distance of many of the attractions Rome has to offer (Piazza Del Popolo, Via Condotti, Piazza di Spagna, Trevi Fountain, the Villa Borghese Gardens and the Vatican City). The apartment was clean and comfortable. There is a supermarket within a couple of city blocks, and a market literally around the corner from the apartment, to buy supplies for breakfast. Don't be put off by the laneway that leads to the apartment, once you are in the secure, verdant courtyard you feel like you are living like a true Roman! We would recommend Apartment Dickens to anyone who wants an authentic Italian experience. MS Australia

Party type: Mixed Group     Visiting from: USA    Review date: October 2009    

My friend and I came as participants in the Rome International Film Festival. I had travel problems and my arrival was delayed by a day. My friend arrived from a different city and was accommodated kindly before my arrival. We loved the apartment. It was exactly what we saw in the photos on the web-site and met our expectations. It was the perfect location for us for both the film fest, which was north of the city center at Auditorium, and to see Rome and the Vatican after the fest. We had an easy walk to the Flaminio metro, 2 stops from the Vatican and 4 stops from Ancient Rome. It was in a beautiful hill area just outside the Villa Borghese and the ancient walls of the city center. There is an internet cafe just down the street and lots of great little spots to eat and market near us. I highly recommend this form of travel to anyone who hasn't done it before. You get much more of the feel of what it is like to live in another city, not just being a visitor.

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: Canada    Review date: October 2009    

The apartment was perfectly situated for touring all of Rome. It was an easy walk to the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and of course, the shopping along the Via del Corso. With no more than 100 meters walk to the Piazza Flaminio, we were able to catch the Rome Metro. Two stops to the west on the A line you at the Vatican, and with a transfer going east at Rome Termini, you are at the Colosseo! Spectacular. We strolled through Navonna and the Jewish Ghetto, trolled the markets and enoteca of Rome and had a brilliant time. Just 50 meters from the apartment, between 8am and noon, there is an excellent market with fresh fish and seafood, a deli, two produce vendors and other foods. If you walk from the apartment towards the Piazza Flaminio, and take the second right headed towards the Tiber, there is an excellent grocery/deli with fresh pasta, bread, condiments, etc. As I am an addicted foodie, we cooked at the apartment four nights out of five, and then dined on the fifth at a Michelin rated restaurant just off the Piazza del Popolo - Il Valentino's HI-RES (rooftop restuarant) at the Hotel Valadier on Via Fontanella. In short, the apartment was outstanding value for money, located perfectly in Rome, and the only way to travel. I will be abandoning hotels for the future and focusing my longer terms stays on apartment rentals. Mike Caldwell

Party type: Mixed Group     Visiting from: Canada    Review date: September 2009    

Great location,easy to get to the underground train station,great size apartment, would recommend to others

Party type: Mixed Group     Visiting from: Canada    Review date: September 2009    

Great location,easy to get to the underground train station,great size apartment, would recommend to others

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: USA    Review date: May 2009    

I stayed here with my 3 children and we were joined during the day by my fourth child and his friend who had been in Europe since Jan. The apt. was great! - very comfortable and lovely - quiet and safe. The location was fabulous. We shopped every day in the markets nearby and enjoyed cooking every day and sitting in the sunny dining area, enjoying Rome and being together. We were there for 4 days and walked everywhere although public transportation was very accessible and nearby. Having such a nice space to spend time in when not touring was great - so much better than a hotel room. The staff was very helpful and professional. We loved our stay, would recommend Italy Accom and are happy to see when we plan our next trip to Venice and Florence that you will be able to help us with accom. again! Highly recommend! Pam Lis USA

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: Canada    Review date: May 2009    

The Dickens Fortuny is perfect sized and well equipped for a couple or a pair of close friends. The apartment complex is up a little hill and in the midst of fragrant greenery. What a tranquil oasis from the fantastic rush of the Roman streets. Yet, the place is close to everything - the subway, a fresh produce market, the main attractions, and good eats. Check out the spinach and cheese or tuna and olive sandwiches at the eat-in/take-out place across the street. The food is inexpensive and you'll find more Italians than tourists there.

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: UK    Review date: February 2009    

The appartment was very confortable and it had fantastic views into the courtyard and the city. Perfectly located wiht the additional luxury of total privacy and tranquility right in the centre of Rome. we had a fantastic time. Thank you.

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Prices by season

Season Start End Min stay Price / night Discounts
High 01 Mar 2015 31 Jul 2015 5 €160 up to 4 people Weekly / Monthly
Low 01 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 5 €134 up to 4 people Weekly / Monthly
High 01 Sep 2015 31 Oct 2015 5 €160 up to 4 people Weekly / Monthly
Low 01 Nov 2015 22 Dec 2015 5 €134 up to 4 people Weekly / Monthly
High 23 Dec 2015 06 Jan 2016 5 €180 up to 4 people Weekly / Monthly
Low 07 Jan 2016 29 Feb 2016 5 €737 up to 4 people Weekly / Monthly
High 01 Mar 2016 31 Jul 2016 5 €160 up to 4 people Weekly / Monthly

Additional local charges

End clean: €40
Check-in fee: €16
Extra charges:

Check in fees: 07:00-20:00 €16.00 20:00-23:00 €41.00 23:00 onwards €66.00 HOLIDAY check in fees: 07:00-20:00 €32.00 20:00-23:00 €41.00 23:00 onwards €66.00

Regional charges:

Rome City Tax
From the 1st of January 2011 Rome City Council has imposed a nightly accommodation tax in the city of Rome.The tax is, €3.50 per night (10 nights maximum) per person. Children up to 10 years of age do not pay. The tax is charged to anyone staying in any overnight accommodation inside the city boundaries. The fee, not included in the total rate, must be paid cash at check in time. For more information go to http://en.turismoroma.it/

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