logo text hundredrooms Hundredrooms

6 apartments close to the Vatican

a year ago | Kate Harvey



Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.


Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Nº Guests2 Guests
Compare for freeCompare for free


  • Hundredrooms >
  • Inspiration >
  • Top vacation rentals >
  • 6 apartments close to the Vatican

  • An apartment in Rome close to the Vatican is the perfect way to see two cities in one. Rome is the only city in the world where you can enjoy two entirely separate cities while staying in the same accommodation. The Vatican City is considered a sovereign state independent from Italy, and yet is still located within the Italian peninsula. A short-stay apartment near the Vatican Museum will allow you to discover the treasures of the Vatican – home to the Pope and St Peter’s Basilica and the impressive dome within. The area of the city itself is small, so you can easily move around and see St Peter’s Square, the Sistine Chapel or the Vatican obelisk and the Necropolis. It is impressive that you can find so many wonders of the world in such a small space, particularly if you can enjoy them alongside the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum and the Pantheon at the same time, you’re sure to want to stay here. For this reason and many more, Rome is a must see and staying next to the Vatican Museum is the perfect location to experience the Eternal City and the home of the Catholic Church.

    6 apartments close to the smallest city in Europe

    Before diving into the history of the Vatican and the works of art that adorn the place, we have compiled a list of the top 6 apartments next to the Vatican Museum for your stay. Do as the Romans do and experience la dolce vita!

    1. 3-bedroom apartment close to Saint Peter’s Basilica

    The charming, elegant, sunny and quiet apartment is situated just a few steps walk from Saint Peter’s Basilica in a strategic position for a cultural and historical visit of Rome by walk. From the large romantic balcony, you have a fantastic direct view on the cupola of St. Peter and the Vatican buildings. It is ready to accommodate up to 6 guests and has 3 bedrooms. There are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants nearby and just 2 minutes away you can find all sorts of public transport: St Peter’s Station, bus stops and the metro. There are parking possibilities nearby or a garage in the house.

    • Type of accommodation: Apartment

    • Maximum capacity: 6 guests

    • Size: 130m²

    • Location: Via della Stazione di San Pietro, Rome, Italy

    • Services: Satellite TV, WIFI, fans, cooker, fridge, lift, bed linen and towels.

    • Flexible cancellation: Yes

    • Instant booking: Yes

    2. 3-bedroom apartment close to Vatican City

    Located in a quiet neighbourhood, here you can easily live like a local in a safe and lively area. You can get around the city by foot, however there is also a fast and frequent bus (the number 64) that goes across the whole of downtown Rome and takes you close to most attractions.

    • Type of accommodation: Apartment

    • Maximum capacity: 9 guests

    • Size: 100m²

    • Location: Via Delle Fornaci, 00165 Roma, Italy

    • Services: Internet/WIFI, Washer/dryer, kitchen, elevator, air conditioning, balcony/terrace, TV

    • Flexible cancellation: No

    • Instant booking: No

    3. 2-person apartment near Campo de Fiori

    This gorgeous modern apartment has everything necessary for a delightful stay in the Eternal City. The generous living and dining room offers ample space for relaxing after long days of exploring and for enjoying romantic home-cooked meals. In fact, the kitchen is fully equipped to satisfy the needs of any ambitious home-chef while the nearby farmers market on Campo de’ Fiori will provide the fresh produce. The bedroom is an airy retreat with a queen size bed and the bathroom has a spacious shower with toiletries and towels provided to ensure your luggage has space for that extra bottle of wine.

    • Type of accommodation: Apartment

    • Maximum capacity: 2 guests

    • Size: Not specified

    • Location: Via Vicolo del Malpasso, Rome, Italy

    • Services: Satellite TV, WIFI, cooker, fridge, bed linen, gym, towels, double bed.

    • Flexible cancellation: Not specified

    • Instant booking: No

    4. 6-person apartment in Roman Palace near Piazza San Pietro Square

    This tastefully renovated apartment with a meticulous attention to detail is situated on the first floor of a noble Roman palace from the 50s. It has a courtyard and a concierge service. The apartment offers its guests a large living room with 2 double sofa beds. A charming dining table and a flat-screen TV are also placed here. Two more people can sleep in the airy double bedroom. The compact kitchen is well equipped and can be used to prepare home cooked meals. There is a washing machine in the bathroom. Guests will find themselves just 100 metres from Piazza San Pietro Square. It is a 15-minute walk to the Vatican Museums. Twenty minutes away on foot are Piazza Navona Square, the Trevi Fountain and the historic Pantheon.

    • Type of accommodation: Apartment

    • Maximum capacity: 6 guests

    • Size: 75m²

    • Location: Via Innocenzo III, Rome, Italy

    • Services: Air conditioning, WIFI, Towels, lockable room, washer/dryer.

    • Flexible cancellation: Yes

    • Instant booking: No

    5. 4 person apartment perfect for couples

    The furnishings and accessories in this designer apartment have been chosen with excellent taste for the ultimate comforts and satisfaction of the guests. It is characterised by a harmonious colour scheme that is achieved using materials such as parquetry, contrasting with exposed brick; the latest technology, from the light system to the high-velocity internet connection and insulated, soundproof doors and windows. There is a cosy living room, a double sofa-bed, and a second sofa, an LCD TV, a bookshelf, and a dining table and chairs. It has a fully modern equipped kitchen. A dividing panel leads to a double bedroom and a large, wall-to-wall wardrobe. The bathroom features high quality fittings and has a bath jacuzzi and shower. A little narrow balcony linked between the interior spaces and the outdoor entrance which looks out on to a peaceful courtyard.

    • Type of accommodation: Apartment

    • Maximum capacity: 4 guests

    • Size: Not specified

    • Location: Natale del grande, Rome, Italy

    • Services: Air conditioning, WIFI, Towels, lockable room, community garden, baby cot, linen and towels, heating, separate kitche.

    • Flexible cancellation: Yes

    • Instant booking: Yes

    6. 6 person apartment near Saint Peter’s Square

    This bright apartment is situated close to the center of Italy’s majestic capital city. The apartment is newly renovated and decorated in a simple, modern style. The walls of the Vatican City are just 10 minutes’ walk away. A double bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom are all at your disposal. The living room features a sofa, dining table and flat-screen TV. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven and gas stove, the bathroom includes a bidet and a walk-in shower. The surrounding area has plenty of excellent restaurants serving Italy’s world famous cuisine, as well as supermarkets, banks, pharmacies and other useful amenities. The Vatican Museum is a 10-minute walk away, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Square can be reached on foot in 15 minutes. Cipro Metro Station is a 5-minute walk from the apartment, using public transport it is possible to reach the iconic Colosseum in 25 minutes.

    • Type of accommodation: Apartment

    • Maximum capacity: 6 guests

    • Size: 100m²

    • Location: Via Augusto Riboty, Rome, Italy

    • Services: Internet/WIFI, elevator, balcony/terrace, kitchen, towels, TV

    • Flexible cancellation: Yes

    • Instant booking: No

    What to see in the Vatican and its surroundings

    The city state of the Vatican is the smallest sovereign state in Europe and the world – landlocked and located in the heart of Rome. Covering an area of just over 100 acres and with around 800 inhabitants, the state which was created in 1929 houses the Holy See, the highest institution of the Catholic Church and the residence of the sovereign of this City State, the Bishop of Rome, and the highest representative of the Church – the Pope, or supreme pontiff. It is named after the Vatican mount, of the name ‘vaticinĭum’ meaning prediction from the Etruscan oracle that formerly occupied the hill. This small territory is mostly urbanised, two of its ‘flagships’ occupy most of the territory. More specifically, the Basilica and St Peter’s Square occupy twenty percent of the area. Here you will also find the Vatican Museums, which house the galleries of all the works of art collected by the Catholic Church over the centuries. They date back to the foundation donated by Pope Julius III from his private collection there in 1503. St Peter’s Square was the work of the artist Bernini and was the greatest Baroque expression about the Church’s power for the time. St Peter’s Basilica was built on the remains of the first pope in history and its fascinating dome – St Peter. It was constructed with help from Michelangelo, Giacomo Della Porta and Carlo Maderno to create a Renaissance architectural work of art that would go on to inspire later projects such as the St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Alongside this incredible piece of work from Michelangelo that makes up the conglomerate of the Vatican Museums, we cannot forget the Sistine Chapel. Represented on the walls are the Nine Stories of Genesis, the most famous being The Creation of Adam. There is simply not enough time and words to explain the sheer breadth of history and greatness that is concentrated in this small city.

    You can guarantee that a central apartment next to the Vatican which turns out to be the largest annual consumer of litres of wine in the world (around 450,000 litres!) is a strategic spot to enjoy the capital of the Italian peninsula. The area next to the Vatican Museum will allow you to explore other wonders of the city including Piazza

    A central apartment next to the Vatican which curiously turns out to be the largest annual consumer of liters of wine in the world, about 45,000 liters to be more exact, turns out to be a strategic enclave to enjoy the capital of the Italian peninsula. The area next to Musei Vaticani will allow you to explore the wonders that I have mentioned of the Vatican as well as you can get closer to other historical points of the city of Rome such as Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Navona or Trastévere, not to mention the large number of restaurants, bars and stores where you can enjoy Italian gastronomic delights or the showcases of world-famous brands such as Dolce & Gabanna, Prada or Valentino, among others (watching is free, is not it?). Walk the one that was the epicenter of one of the largest empires in Europe, the Roman Empire.

    The Vatican Museum and sights nearby

    About 22 minutes by bus from Termini Station, you can visit the following places that are also close to the Vatican City:

    Piazza Navona: This is a Baroque style square and is considered to be one of the most elegant and important in all of Rome. Famous for the three fountains that congregate in it, the most important being the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi or “Fountain of the Four Rivers” by Bernini, this area is one of the most vibrant in the city in which to enjoy a good coffee or a pizza while listening to one of the musicians who occupy its corners.

    Piazza di Spagna: Without a doubt, this is one of the most famous and visited places in the city of Rome. Here you will find the most famous stairway of the entire city with 135 steps, in which tourists and locals abound can enjoy the views and the good weather. The Fontana della Barcaccia is another attraction in this majestic square.

    The Roman Coliseum: Il Colosseo or Flavian Amphitheatre is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and considered the greatest civil engineering work of Ancient Rome. Located in the centre of the city, it was the home of the famous battles of gladiators, exotic animals or a place of executions that served as entertainment for the Roman people.

    Trevi Fountain: This is probably one of the most internationally known fountains due to the legend that states you will be granted up to three wishes if you throw three coins with your right hand over the left shoulder with your back to the fountain!

    Trastevere: This is one of the most charming neighbourhoods in Rome due to the bohemian and alternative atmosphere of the area, as well as the osterias and trattorias that are abound in the area.

    Pantheon: A temple that was built in honor of the gods and is characterized by its circular shape and the orifice of the dome that lets in natural light. It was built by Adriano between 118 and 125 AD.

    Piazza Venezia: In this square is the monument to Victor Manuel II and was the place which Benito Mussolini chose to announce the beginning of the war.

    There you have it – you now have all the essentials necessary to enjoy the Vatican Museum that will mean you can have both a historical and cultural experience!

    Kate Harvey

    Hailing from the UK, but collecting ingredients, books and musical genres from here, there and everywhere else.