Independent flat. Fifth floor with lift. ON THE DOOR BELL RING ON stair III, ext. N. 11. A short staircase - nine short steps - at the entrance reaches the lift. The apt. is 110 sq meters large, three bedrooms, kittchen, two bathrooms, autonomous heating, tv. Fully furnished, ideal if you love being autonomous and for families. The flat is very peaceful, no traffic noise - ideal for rest, reading and a good night sleep. ATTENTION PLEASE: NO INTERNET connection available and NO WIFI inside the apartment. THIS IS A PRIVATE APT. NOT A B&B AND LEGISLATION IN ITALY RESTRICT THE AVAILABILITY OF INTERNET TO HOTELS, PENSIONS AND B&B. THEN, PLEASE, IF YOU NEED IT WHERE YOU SLEEP, MILIZIE IT'S NOT RIGHT FOR YOU! :-) Internet points ARE in the area around and free connection IS often available in restaurants and bars.
Singles or couple guests may be accomodated and special offers could be offered. For single or double occupancy the host reserves to close unused bedrooms. Kitchen and bathrooms are always enclosed in any kind of occupancy. Bed linen and bathroom towels are fully provided. Hairdryer (website hidden) and DVD player provided.
The apt. is at a walking distance from Vatican City (600 mts) end the Vatican Museums (800 mts).
Situated in the central historical area of Prati. Many shops (Feltrinelli Books; Giorni toys and modelism and collectables; Franchi & Castroni Food and Italian specialties; Computers; Electronics; Fashion; Large Department; Shoes; Outdoor; Bargain antiques and books; Religion; Art), restaurants (formal, typical and ethnical), fast food, theatre, cinemas, concert hall, markets (Piazza dell'Unità-fresh frut, Via Ferrari- freesh fruit and vegetables, and Via Andrea Doria - famous for fresh seafood) in the area.
Commercial famous streets - Via Ottaviano, Via Cola di Rienzo - at a walking distance.
Metro and buses just downstairs and at a short walking distance.
Easily connected to Fiumicino and Ciampino international and national terminals airport: train to Central Termini station and then Metro A; Direct bus to Piazza Cavour and then buses 70 or 913 to Viale delle Milizie; Taxi charge 48 euros from the airport of Fiumicino to Viale delle Milizie.
Historical Rome bus trips and Vatican Tours depart from Via Ottaviano and Via della Conciliazione: walking distance, see map.
Closest hospitals: Santo Spirito and Policlinico Gemelli
Emergency Numbers: 113 (Police, Medical emergency, Fire); 112 (Carabinieri); 115 (Fire brigade).
Transfer Service Rome - Fiumicino.
Shuttle bus (Eur 9,00) from Fiumicino also makes a stop at Via Crescenzio (Piazza Cavour nearby).
The bus lines 70 and 913 stop at Piazza Cavour and goes to Viale delle Milizie: FIVE STOPS, about five minutes trip. Adult ticket Eur 1,00. Free under 10 years.
The cheapest way to get into town from Ciampino is to take the local Cotral bus (from the stop opposite Arrivals) to the end of its route at Anagnina bus station (c.15 mins, tickets cost €1,50 and are bought from the driver). The bus station is connected to Anagnina metro station (Line A), and another €1,50 ticket will take you into town.
Taking a taxi: Always use official licensed taxis (white cabs), from the taxi stand. The city authorities introduced a fixed licensed taxi fare of €48 (from Fiumicino airport) and 35 Eur (from Ciampino airport) to and from the city centre (within the Aurelian walls). Regardless of how many (maximum depends on the car) of you there are, how many bags you have or anything else. When you arrive make clear that you have no intention of paying more than the fixed rate. There is no need to tip a taxi driver if you are unhappy with the service.
Arriving by train: Most trains arrive at Termini, the central station. Night trains arrive and depart also from Tiburtina or Ostiense, both just out of the city centre. DO always get official taxies from the taxi stand.
Driving into Rome: Our first advice would be, "don't"; although driving into Rome has been made easier since the advent of satellite navigation systems, unless you are familiar with the city's outskirts (and even then) it can be a frustrating and very slow process. Byzantine one-way systems mean that although all roads may lead to Rome, you can't always go in the right direction. Once you do make it into the city centre the ZTL (Zona a Traffico Limitato) doesn't allow non-resident cars into the centro storico from 8am to 6pm Monday-Friday, and 8am-2pm on Saturdays. Keep an eye out for the cameras and ZTL signs which mark the boundary of the restricted area, make a mistake and there's a fairly hefty fine. After all that you'll need to find somewhere to park...
Parking: Finding a legal and convenient parking space in Rome is the stuff of legend, in the centre a good bet is along the Lungotevere, the wide roads which run along the banks of the river. Legal spaces are delineated either with white or blue lines. The white ones, mostly found outside the centro storico mean you can park for free, the blue lines delineate pay-and-display parking spaces. Parking tickets are bought at the machines on the pavement and cost about €1 per hour, parking is free from either 8pm or 11pm until 8am depending on the area, check the machine. The major public car park in the centre, with convenient pedestrian access to piazza di Spagna, is the ParkSì under Villa Borghese, entrance on the via del Muro Torto (outside the ZTL), but if you're leaving the car for more than a few hours it gets very costly. Many hotels advertise car parking facilities, they are almost without exception eye-wateringly expensive.
Car Rental: If you want to hire a car in Rome to continue your trip in Italy we suggest the easiest, most painless way is to pick the car up either at Fiumicino Airport (for Tuscany and the North), or Ciampino Airport (for destinations south and east of Rome) and to get out of the city on the airport transport listed above.
Train Connections between Roma and Leonardo da Vinci airport
Leonardo Express between Roma Termini and Fiumicino airport with departures every 30 minutes, the Leonardo Express connects Roma Termini station and Fiumicino airport every day in just 31 minutes and without intermediate stops. The first departure from Roma Termini is at 5.52 and from Fiumicino at 6.36. The last departure from the airport is at 23.36 and from Roma Termini at 22.52. Only first class service. The fare is around 14 euros. You can buy tickets on this site, at the ticket desks, station machines, travel agencies, authorised sales points, and also at the Trenitalia desk near the train for 15 euro.
The Leonardo Express leaves from platform 25, which can be found 400 m from the start of platform 24. This service is guaranteed also in the event of a strike (if necessary, the trains will be replaced by buses).
I DO NOT advise use of trains during night time.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$14 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$850 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2566 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
I stayed with a friend and her parents from Japan at Giovanni's place for 5 nights. The location was very good as it is close to Ottaviano metro station as well as Vatican. We also managed to use bus service around the area, which expanded our area of activity. The house was very spacious and clean and it was just as described on the Airbnb site.
I really appreciate the cleanliness of the house and its spaciousness. Though you have a lot of places to visit in Rome, I was happy to return to the house after lunch for a short rest before going out again in the evening.
The place was generally very quiet but I was sometimes disturbed with noises (walking noise) from the flat upstairs after midnight as well as from the street (the main bedroom is facing to the road outside unlike other rooms). The table in the kitchen was a bit small for 4 of us but we managed as we had only breakfast and night snack in the house. Plates, cups, pots and pans, etc. were sufficient.
The owner, Givanni, met us at the house on our arrival even though we were late for an hour as the bus from the airport took longer than usual due to heavy traffic.He was helpful and well organized. He even asked me how we wanted 3 rooms to be arranged in advance and made them according to our request. He put fresh fruit, juice, milk, eggs, butter, etc. ready for us, which was very nice. His recommendation of the nearby restaurant was excellent and we went there twice as it was so good.
There were almost everything we needed in the house for our stay except toilet paper, which was not (website hidden) was small and old but it had all channels with satellite and worked well. We needed just to watch BBC news in the morning.
All 4 of us were happy with the house and Givanni's organization and enjoyed the feel of living in Rome.
Thank you, Giovanni!
My family and I stayed in Rome for 4 nights. Giovanni's apartment is very spacious and has everything on would expect for a relaxed family trip: two bed rooms, living room w/ extra bed, kitchen, bathroom, additional separate toilet. The apartment is located at the 5th floor of a 6-story building complex. The furniture is not fancy but functional. We found everything in place and clean. Except for one bed room (which is rather noisy) all rooms are quietly located to the inner court of the facility. And Giovanni was a very reliable and polite host. He even cared for the 1st morning’s breakfast essentials: eggs, toast, butter, ground coffee, jam and fruits.
The apartment is only 10 min away from Vatican. Thus, one can walk many locations. Other sights can easily reached by public transport. Next Metro station is only 5 min away.
Rome was very busy w/ tourists. We booked tickets wherever possible online in advance. This way we avoided much waiting time. If you want to see the Collosseum go to Forum Romanum first: same ticket but short lines. For Saint Peter’s Cathedral you should get up early: We were there at 8:15 a.m. and didn’t have to wait. If you enjoy shopping at food markets, I recommend ‘Mercato Trionfale’ at Via A. Doria which is only a 10 min foot walk. Not a tourist place and very fresh and delicious. My most favorite restaurant was ‘Il Fico’ (website hidden)
One place you must go to is Giolitti: (website hidden) You will never find better ice cream at the universe!
Excellent spacious accommodations, perfect for two couples or even a family of 5-6. Giovanni was there when we arrived, showed us around and gave us a decent map with local conveniences marked. Everything was within either walking distance or using the Metro, and we had a great time in Rome.
We loved this apartment! It is spacious with more than enough room for us (two adults two children) as well as clean and bright. Did I mention the location...walking distance to the Vatican and close to a Metro station and great restaurants and cafes. Go to Cafe Camilla on the next corner for Coffee and Cornetto for 2 Euros! Giovanni met us at the door and and helped us settle in. We would happily stay here again and through our coins in the Trevi fountain to ensure it happens!
We stayed with 5 persons at the appartment of Giovanni and we enjoyed it very much. It's a nice, big appartment at a perfect location. From there it is easy to get to the highlights of Rome (what a magnificent city!). The Vaticaan is at a walking distance (10 to 15 minutes). And with 10 to 15 minutes more you are in the old center. When you don't like to walk, the metro, bus and tram are nearby the appartment to get anywhere.
Our host Giovanni was very nice. For example, he prepared a map with good to know places in the direct neigborhood. And the refrigerator was filled with things to make breakfast.
So when you want to explore Rome, the appartment of Giovanni is a perfect place to stay.
We stayed here with three children in this very nice, clean and spacious flat. The location is perfect, very close to the Vatican and the subway. The restaurant recommendation from Giovanni was perfect,too. We loved staying here and we hope to come back one day. Ciao.
My family of 5 have just stayed in Giovanni's apartment , there was plenty of space, clean and very close to the metro and Vatican. Also close to the sight seeing bus stop (near St. Peter's square) also lots of shops and places to eat. I would recommend this apartment.
Giovanni has a greiat appartment! It is big and clean and in a quiet and nice neighbourhood. Walking distance to the Vatican and to the metro stop. Super for a family of five. We had some great days in Rome, and even the teenagers thought it was ok without Wi-Fi. Giovanni is a great host, he even had to go from a meeting when we locked the door with one key inside the door.. The appartment looks like the picktures. We will highly
recommend this appartment for anyone!
This roomy apartment was perfect for my family of four on our first trip to Rome. The location is ideal; easy walking distance to St Peter's square and a metro stop. It is also close to an excellent market for fresh meats and produce, the Mercato Trionfale. We shopped there several times to experience a slice of day-to-day italian life and then "dined in" to save a few euros. The apartment's kitchen had everything we needed. Despite its central location, the apartment is VERY quite. Giovanni was a superb host. On our arrival, he had stocked the fridge with a number of food staples. Would definitely stay again.