About this listing
The apartment is in an 19th century restored building, along one of the most fashionable street of the city, and the oldest neighborhood, Rione Monti, just right on its side. The possibility to live the two souls of Roma, La Grande Bellezza!
Ciao! We're Alice e Gabriele, thirty-year-old freelance journalists.
We live in a nice apartment in the ANCIENT HEART of Roma: Rione Monti. Close to almost everything: Termini station, Esposizioni's Palace, Quirinale Palace, Venezia square, COLOSSEO, Foro Romano... sorrounded by every CONNECTION you like: bus, train, subway, taxi, bike/scooter/car sharing and rental.
We often move by foot.
The apartment has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and one common area: a living room / kitchen with tv and breakfast corner.
Around the house there're PICTURES by my (Alice) brother, young emergent artist (look for Jacopo Rinaldi portfolio).
In front of you, a typical italian FIRE STATION, builded in 1933!
We travel a lot, so: only for you there's always one BIG DOUBLE BEDROOM with PRIVATE BATHROOM (and a typical italian whirpool ;-) that you can see in the pictures. When we're in Roma we live in the smaller room with its own bathroom.
It should be noted that the room accommodates a maximum of two people and a baby (we have a cot), for a possible THIRD GUEST is considered the couch in the living room.
Free access to the living room / kitchen and tv / breakfast. No schedule for breakfast, our always vary, free to have when you prefer. Usually we leave a first "welcome breakfast" then everything remains available in a corner of the table.
Interaction with Guests
This is our home, our presence during a guest's stay depends on our regular LIFE (work, study, family, friends...)
About this neighborhood, Rione Monti, we love that, just crossing Via Nazionale, full of people and trendy shops, you enter in a PARALLEL UNIVERSE, the ancient part of Roma where there's silence, nice shops, markets, little streets and squares and the COLOSSEO's view just in the background (you can see it especially walking on Via Dei Serpenti).
PUBLIC TRANSIT is everywhere:
BUS stop just downstairs
2 METRO stations: REPUBBLICA, line A, (it's the closest, at the beginning of Via Nazionale, up to the big rounded square with a fountain in the center), CAVOUR, line B, (going straight inside Rione Monti).
TAXI station is just outside the building.
The PARKING situation is the weak point: being the ancient part of Roma, Rione Monti is protected by a limited traffic system that is very uncomfortable for who has a car without permession to enter: the closest parking area is in Piazza della Repubblica and it's paid and little.
On the contrary if you have a RENTAL CAR you can get into and Via Genova is a near and good street to park.
There's also the CAR SHARING option, with OUR CAR!, or the others: Enjoy, Uber, and the municipal one (its parking is very close in Via Venezia).
Other Things to Note
Photos show the changes of the house... and the works of friends and family! In the living room there's "the corner of books" from the house of Alice's grandma: if you like, take an italian book, as a different souvenir :)
CHECK-IN / OUT are flexible, which means that we can decide together. So tell us your plans and we'll try to satisfy you!
we allow PETS.
We have no rules against SMOKE 'cause we smoke sometimes (tobacco, less smelling of cigarettes). However we always like to keep the rooms aerated and we ask you to do the same. If you are not smokers, tell us and we'll avoid smoking in the common areas. Thank you!