About this listing
The apartment is in a historical building built in the late 1800s. It's in the trendy and central neighborhood of Trastevere, right at the foot of the Gianicolo hill - from the top of the hill there's a magnificent view of Rome.
Trastevere is full of restaurants, shops and markets. It is one of Rome's oldest areas so it's like living in an open air museum.
We're so close to Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, where if you have enough time, will want to sit in one of the open air cafes and watch the colors change (as the day goes by) on the gold mosaic decorations of the church Santa Maria in Trastevere.
Rome should be seen on foot, since its cobblestone streets lead to stunning things to see on practically every corner. However, Trastevere is very well connected by public transportation if you need it or want it.
I'm very happy to point you in the right direction to get you somewhere magical in the Eternal city!
The guestroom is simple but sunny, with a very comfy queen bed that can also be separated into 2 singles, and has its own private bathroom (with a new shower that doesn't leak!). I furnish the towels and there is a hairdryer in the bathroom.
I may not get up to fix you breakfast in the morning but if we are all home at breakfast, lunch or dinner time, you are more than welcome to eat with us! You can store things in the refrigerator and are welcome to use the stove to make coffee or tea.
There are a few places nearby where you can pick up some good already-cooked meals and bring them home to eat.
Wi-fi is always available.
The B&B room is near the entrance to the apartment so it is set off just a bit from the rest of the place which allows it to be private when the guests want privacy.
The apartment can be a busy place since it is also a Tibetan Cultural center, where we hold a few courses like meditation and yoga.
We even have a resident Tibetan Buddhist monk living here.
We don't have any televisions, but no one has complained about it yet, because it's hard to get bored around here!
P.S. As of April 2014 we have double windows. Very pretty and ... less noise!
Kitchen and kitchen facilities.
Interaction with Guests
I interact as much as the guest wants.
Guests are very welcome to come sit at the kitchen table and have tea or coffee or just a chat when we are home.
Trastevere is a great neighbourhood to be in. It's considered "historical center" and is centrally located but does not have throngs of tourists like other historical center neighbourhoods. There are shops of all kinds, pubs, restaurants (Italian food and other nationalities).
Very easy to get around Rome from here. Walking is the best means, but there are buses, trams and even a local train that goes all around the city ... even to Fiumicino airport.
Other Things to Note
In the end I've learned something about myself after all these years of BnB.
I get offended when guests lock the bedroom door when they leave during the day.
You are a guest in my home, where I have all of my personal belongings in view, and I let you in, not lock you out.
So, if you feel like you want to stay in a place where you can lock your door, maybe this isn't the right place for you.
My place is based on trust, not distrust!
No drinking excessively
No eating in the bedroom PLEASE!!!
I'm half American, half Italian and somehow, half Tibetan! My motto is "Helping others is the path to finding one's own happiness" so I have a non-profit organization that mainly assists Tibetans who live in exile in India. We do what we can to help even Tibetans in Tibet.
My home is also a TIbetan cultural center where we hold guided meditations once a week and other peaceful things!
My home is very open and lots of people come by ... hope you will too!