A cozy and well-kept studio apartment located in Pavona, Castel Gandolfo, a tranquil neighborhood and well connected to Rome and to Pope's Summer House by public transportation.
The studio is located on the first floor of a building within a family compound but it has its independent entrance. With 35 m square, it's spacious to host max 4 guests.
The bus stop is just a few steps away from the studio and it brings you to the "Ciampino Airport" in 10 minutes, to the Rome Metro Station "Anagnina" in 25 minutes and to Anzio beach in 35 minutes. While it is only 15 to 20 minutes walk to the train station that brings you directly to the "Rome Termini Central Station" and "Rome Tuscolana Station" by commuter train in 27 minutes.
The studio provides a good measure of privacy since it is independent. It is fully furnished with TV, kitchen (stoves, fridge, freezer, cutlery, plates and glasses), bathroom with bathtub, washing machine, queen-size bed for 2 people and sofa bed for 2 additional people. Terrace view to the street and the golf course nearby. Don't worry about bed linen and towels as we will provide them. Free WIFI is also available.
Interaction with Guests
Since my family and I live right on the second floor of the same building of the studio, the guests can reach us easily if they have any questions.
Moreover, the studio is also well connected to other very interesting sites to explore such as the Pope’s Summer House, Anzio and Torvaianica beach, as as well as other Roman Castles towns such as Frascati, Nemi, Rocca di Papa, Albano, Marino, Ariccia and Genzano. These places known as Roman's Medieval towns and many find them as hidden gems in the Rome surroundings.
Other Things to Note
Please be informed that our family owns a friendly dog, Chicco, who always stays outside in the courtyard.
Public transportation details:
- Train (27 minutes to "Termini" and "Tuscolana" Station in Rome) - Ticket: € 2,10
- Bus "Cotral" (10 minutes to Ciampino airport and 25 minutes to Rome Metro Station line A, Anagnina) - Ticket: € 1,30
To Castel Gandolfo and Albano Laziale:
- Bus interconnection "Schiaffini" (10 minutes to historical center of Castel Gandolfo) – Ticket: € 0,80
To Torvaianica and Anzio beach:
- Just a few steps away to Bus "Cotral" stop that brings you to Anzio beach in 35 minutes.
- 10 minutes walk to Bus "Cotral" stop that brings you to Torvaianica beach in 30 minutes.
Please take into consideration that the travel time mentioned above are in estimation as it always depends on the traffic intensity.
No smoking inside the apartment but it is always allowed to smoke at the terrace.
No loud noises from 10.00 p.m. to 08.00 a.m.
Leave the house clean as you found it.
Regradless of their cuteness, pets are not allowed.
Ciampino Airport pick up and drop off daytime € 15
Ciampino Airport pick up and drop off night € 20
Fiumicino Airport pick up and drop off daytime € 35
Fiumicino Airport pick up and drop off night € 45
Housekeeping during stay € 30
Metro Anagnina pick up and drop off daytime € 25
Metro Anagnina pick up and drop off night € 35
Siamo stati ospiti per 4 giorni in questo splendido appartamento. È ancora piu bello che in foto. lorenzo è stato gentilissimo anche se abbiamo avuto l'occasione di vederlo solo all'arrivo. Nella casa c'era di tutto ed era tutto a nostra disposizione. La mia prima esperienza con airbnb è stata proprio con l'appartamento di Lorenzo e se dovessi dare un voto da 1 a 10 considerando tutto darei un bel 9. Contentissima. Grazie per l'ospitalitá
The studio apartment looks like the photos and it is spacious enough for 2 people or 2 people with 2 small children.
We drove around and around for over an hour to find the address. We phoned twice and talked to Mrs Lorenzo. On the third call, I asked if they would simply come to meet us, which Lorenzo did. Not a good start, but we were pleased with the apartment. I needed to do a lot of laundry between destinations. There is a washer, but no dryer. There is a small clothesline in the bathroom, and a drying rack on the front patio. Luckily the weather was good, and our clothes dried the same day.
There is no microwave oven.
There was no dish drying towel provided, and no paper towel, napkins,or Kleenex, so the 2 toilet paper rolls would not have lasted through our stay without having purchased some napkins/Kleenex. A large bottle of water and some pasta and sauce were there for our use, as was coffee, sugar, and some spices. If you prefer a clean, slightly used sponge, bring your own. There were no ice cube trays in the freezer.
The bed was comfortable, and there was a choice of pillows and covers. The futon was more for providing additional bedding, than as a couch. There was lots of storage space. The area was quiet and felt safe, although the locks on the front gate, both doors, and the window made me pause. Maps and info about Roma were on the coffee table.
There were 2 young cats hanging around on the front patio, and one of them wandered into the apartment almost as soon as we arrived. We eventually got it to leave. My husband is allergic to cats. One of the cats hung around the patio and seemed to delight in rubbing up against my pant leg while I was trying to hang our laundry. I am not fond of cats.
The bathroom is spacious. There is a tub with a hand held faucet, so it is not really a shower.
Lorenzo and his family live next door and were very available through an intercom system. Lorenzo a!so kindly allowed us to borrow his GPS for 3 days. It really made a difference in our stay.
If you have a car with you, I feel that it must be noted that street parking is extremely limited because residents also rely on street parking, includIng Lorenzo. We never knew upon each return whether there would be a parking space available. One time we had to park on an adjoining street and watch the road until someone else left. Then we moved the car. Also, parking is on a hill, so you must be able to parallel park a manual transmission car in reverse, uphill.
I would recommend Lorenzo's place, as long as the guest is aware of the limitations. He and his wife are very kind and helpful.
The apartment appeared just like in the pictures. It was very clean and had what you needed. The hosts were pleasant and explained the information by showing us a folder which contained helpful maps and train times etc. The hosts also left us some spaghetti and tomatoes as we arrived late and the shops were shut. This was very kind and much appreciated. Everything was lovely and the place is in a quiet location. The only slight negative for us, which may not be a negative for some is that the shower is not very powerful. However it is still useful for washing and getting clean. We are glad that this was our first option to stay at, as it is close to the airport which is just what you want. The train station is also in easy walking distance. At first it feels a distance to walk but once you have done it you realise it isn't far at all. We thank are hosts for having us to stay and hope are feedback is helpful and useful.
Lorenzo è una persona disponibile e nello stesso momento riservata ,sicuramente se ritorno a Roma cercherò la disponibilità di questo alloggio. CONSIGLIATISSIMO!
Lorenzo and his wife were incredible hosts. Lorenzo was kind to pick us up from a bus station one night when our bus never showed up and another night he got us pretty late after an evening tour we had so we didn't have to get a taxi (it ended after the last train of the night). He was also more than happy to bring us to the train station on his way to work in the early morning, this worked great for us but you have to be an early riser as he leaves at 7:30am!
The trip into Roma isn't too bad, as long as you don't want to be out late!
They provided pasta and sauce in case we were hungry and wanted to cook some, and the place was very clean. They were so accommodating, and to top it off of you get a peek at their kiddo... Molto carino!! Lorenzo speaks a bit of English but not a whole lot so my iPhone translator came in handy--his wife speaks perfect English so there were no issues with communication at all!
Overall, it was an incredible stay in a cute, spacious place. Worth the value most definitely. I would solely say if you are a night life person, throw down the money to stay in central Rome because the trains end sooner than expected.
I loved my stay here, the studio is an easy train ride from Rome and there are also great beaches nearby if you want a change from sightseeing.
Lorenzo couldn't be more helpful with information and even helped me get to the airport!
We stayed In Lorenzo's studio for three nights and it was perfect! We found the apartment to be the perfect size and the kitchen was well equipped. To get into the city of Rome we walked about 15 minutes to the train station then rode the train for about 30 minutes ( I believe for about 1,5 euro each.) We preferred this because we felt much more like locals than just your average tourist. We also had a flight the next morning and Lorenzo was kind enough to drive us to the airport. Wonderful Host. Highly recommend and would stay here again!