(1400 square feet) Located on the second floor in the same building where Leone 1 and Leone 3 are located, Leone 2 is the most intimate apartment, with two large bedrooms both with a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. It can accommodate up to 5 people and it is connected to Leone 3, so they can be rented together. From the entrance hall you can either turn right to the living room or, down the hall, to one bedroom. At the far end of the entrance hall there is a large window overlooking Via Bocca di Leone. The floors are covered with tiles carefully laid out in different patterns. 1st bedroom: there are two single beds that may be joined to become a king-size bed and a third bed on request. There are antique prints above the bed and across the room together with a horizontal three panelled mirror. The two mahogany antique consoles on either side of the window, together with the chest of drawers, are 19th century Imperial style. The large window overlooks Via Bocca di Leone. There is an en-suite walk-in wardrobe area for storing your suitcases with shelves and hanging rails for your clothes. The en-suite bathroom has a bathtub with a fixed shower as well as a hand-held one, a large basin and WC. The door on the right of the entrance hall leads to the living room where you notice the huge fireplace which, together with the rest of the antiques, comes from my ancestral home in Puglia. The eco-friendly gas burning fire unit can be easily operated via a switch located between the window and the television. Two white sofas and a large armchair are gathered together by the fireplace. The dining table can be extended to seat eight comfortably. There is a television with satellite reception. Off the living room, a small hall leads to the second bedroom and to the kitchen.
- Good for families
- High-speed internet and WiFi access
- Satellite Tv reception
- Iron and ironing board
- Air conditioning
- Heat centralized
We spent a week in Leone 2 at the end of August 2022. In previous visits to Rome, we stayed in one of Marcella’s larger apartments. The location is excellent; and the apartments are in a beautiful, extremely well-maintained building. Marcella brings an unusual elegance and warmth to her spaces, and we appreciate the special care we receive. Now Leone 2 is our favorite home away in Rome. The apartment is a comfortable and tasteful mix of the past and the present. The layout is unique and spacious. We are a couple who enjoyed having room to spread out. The kitchen is well equipped, the windows open with shutters to protect from the sun, and the air conditioning cools the entire apartment as needed. Marcella has a competent staff, and she is happy to arrange special services throughout the stay. We look forward to returning to Rome and Leone 2.
Our family of three thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay at Leone 2. It was spacious, beautifully furnished and perfectly located. Kitchen and laundry facilities are good and the owner and housekeeper were lovely. I would also recommend the personal shopper Chiara who will tailor a tour to meet your needs. The restaurants we visited which were recommended by the owner were all great. I highly recommend this apartment.
Two single women rented your apartment and so enjoyed our time there. The two bedrooms were spacious and the bathrooms as well. There were numerous one step up or down between the rooms as in many Italian apartments- just an FYI, but once we got used to them, they were no problem. Nice light from the windows and lovely furnishings. We did not cook but used the fridge for storing breakfast items and Prosecco. However, the kitchen was fully equipped and even had salt, pepper,sugar and a bottle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar for her guests to use. The owner also had a vase flowers and a bottle of wine as a welcome gift! The booklet provided by the owner was so well put together and thought out. It answered many questions as to locations of a pharmacy, restaurants and info about each of them, museums and historical places to see, etc. This was fun for us to see what was recommended as we know Rome and have visited many times, but for the novice traveler, it was invaluable!! The location of the apartment is super for shopping and restaurants and close to taxi stands for ventures further afield. We would be happy to rent this apartment again and recommend it to others traveling in Rome.
Wonderful place!. Outstanding location. Service was impecable. Owner is a distinguished lady who makes you feel really welcomed to Rome. Edgar ( who takes care of things in the apartment) is really good and discete. We stayed for a week ….and will go back in the future!
The perfect spot for a stay in Rome! I was travelling with my sister and a cousin on a “girl’s trip” to celebrate a milestone birthday earlier this month (September 2018). The Leoni 2 was perfect for us. It is a lovely and very comfortable apartment in a small building. Smartly appointed, it is exactly how it appears in the photos. (The floor plans helped us get a good sense of the space beforehand). As soon as we entered, it immediately felt like home and we were very comfortable throughout our 5 night stay. The location cannot be beat. It is very central, nestled among some swanky boutiques not far from the Steps, yet quiet at night. It was less than a 5 minute stroll to the Metro at the Spanish steps and a brisk 15 minute walk to the Piazza Navona. Lots of good cafes and restaurants in the neighbourhood. We felt very safe walking in the area at night. Gino (the driver Marcella recommends) met us as planned at the airport. The housekeeper, Edgard, was very helpful and made himself available when we needed him to receive a package while we were out. It was so lovely to come back to a spacious, restful spot after a long day of sightseeing and shopping. I would not hesitate to book the apartment again or to recommend it.
I was traveling with my mother and my two tween children. We stayed in Leone 2, and this was the perfect home base for us. Location is great. The apartment is beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. The apartment was spacious, just what is needed, when travelling with kids. Amazing central location so it was easy to get everywhere. Marcella was so kind and warm and responsive. Gino (the driver) was prompt and reliable, and Anna the tour guide was wonderful and knowledgeable. It was so nice to have a place that felt like home that we could relax in after our busy days of touring the amazing sites in Rome. And at night, we opened our windows and the sounds of a violinist or opera singer lulled us to sleep… just amazing.
Exquisite apartment in a fantastic location. I could not believe just how centrally located this apartment is to the historic areas and some great restaurants. I would gladly go back and rent from Marcella again!
Our recent stay at Leone 2 was fantastic! We were a family of 4 – our boys ages being 13 and 9. The apartment was spacious, gorgeous, comfortable and quiet. It is located in one of the best neighborhoods in Rome. Our airport transfer to the apartment was easy – thank you Doni. It ended up being a very relaxing Winter trip to Rome-we will stay here again in the future. Thank you Marcella-we loved it!
I have rented from MARCELLA on two different occasions. It is truly a one-of-a-kind experiencto spend time in one of her apartments. It is a shame to call them apartments because you will instantly feel at home. They are absolutely beautiful, inviting, sophisticated and elegant. . MARCELLA is like the friend you wish you had In Rome. On one particular day the Wi-Fi went down and her response along with her staff was instantaneous. When it was determined that the router was faulty she purchased a new one within two hours and had it installed, up and running. Everyone else has written about the wonderful location, nearby restaurants, and the incredible neighborhood. All of it will exceed your expectations. I wish I was there right now.
A wonderful apartment in a perfect location!
The best location in Rome, centrally located near the spanish steps. The apartment is beautifully decorated. Apartment was quiet, despite its central location. The exception being the opera singers that appeared one morning. What a delight. The air conditioning worked superbly. Wifi was excellent. Marcella had terrific restaurant recommendations. Highly recommended.
What a wonderful time we had staying at Leone 2, the apartment was excellent and very well equipped. Marcella is a fantastic host giving us plenty of information on restaurants, tours and sites. The location is fantastic and I would recommend staying at any of the Apartments.
Marcella, My wife and I enjoyed our stay and appreciated the attention from you, your staff and partners for an amazing stay in Roma. To others looking for one of the best housing arrangements in Roma, I highly recommend selecting one of Marcella’s apartments. Ancora una volta, grazie per aver reso tutto meraviglioso. Best wishes always, Scott Kimbro
Dear Marcella, My wife and I would like to thank you for a perfect stay in Leone 2. Everything is just the way you said it would be. The location unbeatable, the apartment large, airy and modern. Chiara greeted us upon our arrival and made check-in a breeze. Although we did not use Edgar it was good to know that he was staying in the same building in case we needed his services. We are planning to come back with our family next year (9 of us) and look forward staying at Leone 1, 2 and 3. Best regards, Antonio and Teresa
A most beautiful and spacious apartment. The best location in the center of Rome! I hope to stay here again on my next trip to Rome. Thank you.
Although I wasn`t able to stay for a week in Rome, the few nights i enjoyed in Leone 2 in May, 2016, were excellent. Marcella is a charming, helpful owner. The quality of the furnishings, the space, the elegance and comfort were fantastic, so were the amenities. Not only is this apartment located in a superb area, there is a small supermarket close by, very handy for visitors. There is even the housekeeper who lives on site if needed, and the comprehensive information about this accommodation was most welcome. I thoroughly recommend this gracious apartment. Can`t wait to return!
Dear Marcella, We so enjoyed staying with you. It was an absolutely perfect experience. I can’t thank you enough. The apt. was lovely. Edgar was enormously helpful and responsive. Gino was very reliable. We will definitely return and recommend Leone. Best regards, Betsy
I cannot say enough nice things about my entire experience (March 2016) at Leone 3 & Leone 2. I rented both apartments for two weeks, and I can honestly say that the apartments exceeded my expectations in every way. As gorgeous as the photos suggest — and even more so. (The ceilings are amazing!). Great location, obviously. The housekeeper is also wonderful and attentive, and we used the suggested driver (love Gino!), and he was impeccable — always on time and so nice. Marcella was a lovely hostess — she provides a lot of useful information (from restaurants to closest grocery store, deli, bakery, etc.) and has obviously gone to great length to include a lot of personal touches throughout the apartment that make staying there a pleasure. I quickly felt completely at home and am already planning a return visit. Highly recommended on all fronts.
I tuoi appartamenti Marcella sono bellissimi, meravigliosi, comodissimi….!!! Thanks Marcella. We were 3 separate families enjoying 5 days in Rome the beginning of December, and Leone 2 & 3 suited us perfectly (5 adults 5 children). Every, room, appliance, device, worked correctly and easily. And the kitchens were fully stocked just like back home for feeding the 10 of us everyday. The beds were so very comfortable with beautiful linen and the warm showers and heating were soothing at the end of our day. It was lovely to share meals and conversation around the big dinning table and then later lounging on the huge sofas with the children. The location of the apartments was truly a bonus and it made our days easy to navigate having the Spanish Steps as our land mark. We walked to the Trevi Fountain at 6am in darkness meandering the empty streets to then further venture to the secret keyhole whilst the sun was rising taken in the most beautiful panorama of the Eternal City to then walk back along the river to the Pantheon and Campo dei Fiori. The Vatican was easily reached by the Metro where we were fortunate to be present to see Pope Francis from his balcony addressing the crowd. The shops, bars and restaurants were all in easy walking distance. Not to mention ‘le gelaterie’!..even for breakfast for the kids. The supermarket was just at the end of the street as too was our local bar where went for our ‘cafe’ e ‘cornetti’. We certainly enjoyed every minute, every hour and everyday in Rome. Marcella, your apartments felt like home to us and the Spanish steps district our neighbourhood.
Marcella, your apartments far exceed our expectations! having a chance to stay in both Leone 2 & 3 gave us an opportunity to enjoy each! Also a big thank you from both Cheryl and I on helping and making our 25th wedding anniversary one to remember! I have recommended your apartments to all my friends and look forward to staying there again soon. Cheryl and I are planning a trip in March 2016. To travellers considering on renting…there is no better location, it’s safe, beautifully decorated and Marcella is awesome! Grazie Mille talk soon.
15 of us stayed in Leone 1, 2, and 3 for a week this August. What beautiful, gracious and well-appointed apartments! Wonderful location between the Spanish Steps and Via del Corso close to restaurants, shoppings, and grocery and wine stores and a nice walk to all of the major sites. The apartments are each truly elegant and beautiful while also very livable and comfortable. With two apartments together on one floor and the third on another floor, we were able to come together for full group dinners, etc. and it was also very easy to have privacy. Marcella is also a wonderful and gracious host beyond being the owner of the apartments. We coordinated several extraordinary dinners cooked by a chef in the apartments, and Marcella came each time to ensure the tables were well arranged. We can’t recommend the Leone apartments enough!
Dear Marcella, Thank you for a wonderful stay in Leoni II. We absolutely loved the apartment – so comfortable and stylish, and the location in the heart of the city. Thank you for letting us experience Rome this way! Kind regards, Helena. (Leone 2 – April 2015)
“My father found Marcella’s luxury apartments online, and what a treasure find it was! I was so fortunate to travel with my mom, dad and brother to Rome and have such a place to live in while there. We stayed in Leone 2. Everything we needed in a home was provided. Chiara, Marcella’s assistant greeted us and made us feel comfortable. Edgard, Marcella’s housekeeper, got us settled and was available if we needed him. The location of this beautiful building is perfect if you like a lively, boisterous community. Thank you Marcella! The Winters family- Chicago, Illinois. (Leone 2 – March 2015) “
“We stayed in Bocca di Leone 2 for 5 nights in February 2015. This wonderful apartment allowed us to truly enjoy Rome as a family with our two teenage daughters. The location ensured that we could make the most of this short city break and we were able to see all the important attractions, all within walking distance from the appartment. We were welcomed with food that I could pre-order, the amenities are good, bedrooms and linnen are first class and Marcella and Edgar are very welcoming. Anne was our tour guide on occasion and her husband cooked for us, we would highly recommend them both. We look forward to returning to Rome and Marcella’s beautiful apartment. (Leone 2 – February 2015)”
“The two of us stayed here for a week with our daughter and her fiancé. We had rented in Rome before and much prefer Leone 2 because of its location, appointments and the kindness of Marcella. Gemmato and her assistant Chiara who assured we had access to her personal doctor when we arrived sick. The apartment is very well located and is nicely furnished. The kitchen is very well equipped and we made several meals there when too sick to go out. The rooms are very nice though somewhat dark because of the surrounding buildings. At night the apartment is very quiet though the upstairs neighbors were excessively heavy footed (a problem in any apartment). You should be sure to bring some shampoo and soap since none is provided. This is a wonderful place for a couple or a family of four. Our daughter and fiancé stayed there with us very comfortably and loved it. Highly recommended. (Leone 2 – October 2014) “
“Had a wonderful time in Rome with five great friends. The apartments were fantastic, so much space for all of us , clean and well equipped. The decor is fantastic. All of our requests were met, bottles of Prosecco in fridge on our arrival. Such lovely apartments and very central. Wish I could dance on the Spanish Steps every night. Thank you Marcella. (Leone 2 & Leone 3 – August 2014) “
“Great apartment with all you need – And the location is fantastic 🙂 (Leone 2 – May 2014) “
“April was a beautiful time to be in Rome, especially after the Boston Winter. Enjoyed the apartment and loved the location. We hope to come back soon. (Leone 2 – April 2014)”
“Thank you so much for the use of your wonderful apartment. It was perfect in every way and we shall definitely be back! (Leone 2 – February 2014)”
“Dear Marcella We returned to Australia today after 5 weeks overseas, including the time we spent in your beautiful apartment in Rome. Thank you for sharing it with us. Carolyn was absolutely ecstatic because the apartment was located right in the centre of the fashion district and allowed her to shop to her heart’s content. We found a fabulous regional restaurant around the corner from the apartment (Lazio region) and bought some wines and honey to bring back to Australia. I left their card in your visitor’s folder as it was truly excellent. Thank you again. Please keep in touch. Regards Ann. (Leone 2 – January 2014)”
“We visited Rome and stayed in August and decided to try Marcella’s Leone 2 apartment, because friends had stayed before and it was highly recommended to us. We LOVED it. The apartment was very spacious and adequate for our needs. The furnishings and decorations were lovely. The location is very central to all main tourist attractions and the finest shopping (clothing and food). The compendium on the area and recommended to do lists were fantastic. The housekeeper was very approachable. Marcella offers a great service and a fantastic apartment. We will definitely be back. (Leone 2 – August 2013) “
“Dear Marcella, Our recent stay in Leone 2 was our third stay in your lovely apartments, and the first in summer. We enjoyed it immensely. The only issue for us was that at that time of year (middle of August) most of our favourite restaurants were closed. If we stay in the summer, we would make it July rather than August. (Leone 2 – August 2013)”
“What a pleasure! Everything works, everything clean, lots of hot water, absolutely not complaint one. Never treated better, and close to wonderful shopping and tourist sites. Don’t hesitate. L. J. Martin http://www.ljmartin.com, http://www.katbooks.com Don’t hesitate emailing me for more. (Leone 2 – April 2013)”