About This Listing
The apartment is literally 30 steps away from the Colosseum. This elegantly furnished apartment is located on the first floor (with elevator) of a trendy and historical area. It has High speed Wi-Fi and all of the amenities you might need.
This large elegantly furnished apartment has a great location and with 2 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a two people's pull out sofa bed it can comfortably host 4 to 6 guests. The whole apartment has been renovated October 2013 and it boasts a fully equipped kitchen, a dishwasher, a washing machine and lots of other amenities.
Regular Check in time is after 13:00. Any Check in not included between the hours of 11:00-19:00 has an additional cost of 30 EUROS, to be paid in cash upon arrival.
The high speed internet WI-Fi will keep you connected 24/7 and you will find everything you need in the kitchen to cook yourself a real italian meal ;)
Interaction with Guests
I will be happy to give you tips and advice on museums, exhibits, sightseeing of the archeological areas as well as great restaurants to avoid tourist traps and sample the real Roman cusine :)
This district owes its name to a legend, which tells of the conquest of the hill by the Etruscan Celio Vibenna. In ancient times the area contained temples, public buildings - like the "macellum", the great market from the age of Nero, and the "castra peregrinorum", the barracks which housed the armies of the province - and prosperous dwellings. In medieval and Renaissance times the district was practically deserted, except for a few ancient churches and villas.
In addition to the park of Villa Celimontana, which will certainly repay a visit, this neighborhood has a wealth of ancient churches. These include Santo Stefano Rotondo, which dates from the fifth century and is the oldest circular church to be found in Rome, and the Basilica of Saints John and Paul, which was built on the site of an ancient "titulus", or titular church, originally the house of two of Constantine's officers who were martyred for their faith. The church of San Gregorio Magno is medieval; it was built, however, in the place where the saint founded a monastery in 575. The church of Saints Nereo and Achilleo was built more or less on the site of the "titolus fasciolae", which owed its name to the bandage worn by St. Peter round the sores caused by his chains; it dropped off at this spot while he was being led to his martyrdom. Of considerable historical interest is the tomb of the Scipio family in Via di Porta San Sebastiano; a little further on the columbarium of Pomponius Hylas, with its painted and mosaic decoration, can be visited. In nearby Via di Porta Latina is the church of San Giovanni a Porta Latina, which dates from the fifth century, as does the chapel of San Giovanni in Oleo, near the city Gate: both buildings have been substantially altered over time.
There is a metro stop just 100 mt away, in front of the Colosseum. There is also a taxi station and plenty of trams and buses that will virtually take you anywhere you need to in Rome.
Other Things to Note
There are plenty of handy super markets just around the corner and plenty of bakeries where to got pizza, sandwiched, or just fresh bread. Some of the restaurants and wine bars are also worth a honor mention
Just be respectful as You would like guests to be in your own home :)
Prior to our extended stay in Rome, we received a detailed list from Emanuele of key places to visit, shop, and enjoy during our stay. This information was invaluable! Upon arrival, we were met by Emanuele's mother, Susanna, who was most gracious and welcoming. The apartment was perfect, the location provided easy and walkable access to the Metro and delightful neighborhoods. Highly recommended for a short or extended stay!
We were greeted on arrival and shown around. The apartment was as described, well located and comfortable. Ideal for a short stay. The tips on what to book ahead of arrival were vey helpful as where the restaurant recommendations.
Emanuele contacted me several days before our trip and sent a long e-mail with tips and places to visit both in the vicinity of the apartment and in Rome generally which was really helpful (I used it immediately to organize a taxi from the airport and we thus avoided a long queue upon arrival !). He made it clear that we could contact him at any point during our stay if we needed anything. The apartment was great - just like in the photos - and the beds were nice and comfortable. There were several choices of bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity and the apartment was literally a 2 minute walk from the Colosseum. We were really pleased with our stay. Great location, great welcome and great value for money.
This is an amazing location! Safe area, great restaurants and cafe's nearby, supermarket and gym just around the corner and the hop on hop off bus is literally a 5 min walk. The apartment is super clean, tidy and very comfortable (beds and couch). There is also heaps of space for three people to unwind at the end of the day. I would definitely stay again and I highly recommend to all travellers.
The four of us (two couples ) had an enjoyable stay at Emanuele's apartment. We were met on arrival by Emanuele's parents, Susana and Alfredo.
Emanuele provided us with detailed information about the local area which we found extremely useful. He was easy to contact and responded quickly and effectively to any of our questions.
The apartment is well situated and suited our needs.
Emanuele kept in contact via email leading up to our trip and sent us a good list of places to visit and eat.We were met by Susanna, Emanuele's mother who showed us the workings of everything in the apartment and also was kind enough to take us for a short walk in the local area to show us shops and restaurants. The flat was as described although the showers were a bit smaller than we expected, not good for a very large person, but ok for us. Heating worked well, we didn't need cooling. The flat is in a very quiet area but only steps from Coloseum, so perfectly situated for tourists. Lots of shops, a small supermarket and a bigger one, not open when we visited as it was being renovated. Many restaurants within 2 minutes walk, the closest one was very good. The flat is very close to taxi rank and bus and metro stops. Everything you need in terms of appliances and crockery is there.
This was a wonderful stay. Susanna (Emanuele's mother) met us at the apartment. She was so nice. She showed us around the apartment, recommended local shops and restaurants and even shared a glass of wine with us. By the time she left, we felt more like family than paying guests.
The apartment itself was clean, well decorated and is in a very safe, family orientated neighborhood. The supermarket was just around the block and there were many restaurants within a five minute walk. Luzzy was a particular favorite.
The location could not be a more convenient for seeing ancient Rome. The Colosseum was just few minutes walk and none of the major ancient sites was more than a 20 minute walk.
Check out was a breeze as well.
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About the Host, Emanuele
I was born in Rome but I went to High School and College in the States and have been traveling pretty much all of my life. I truly feel free when I am exploring another county, its culture, the food, the people ... amazing! I lived in Italy, Spain, Sweden, Australia, US, Brazil ...plenty of more countries to see and the clock it's still ticking. I have lots of awesome places (restaurants, museums, sightseeing) to recommend to you guys while visiting Rome, and if you're up for it Caffé or Aperitivo is on me :)