About this listing
Our flat is in the Pigneto, a quaint and trendy area which is easily reached from Termini station. Either take the number 5 or 14 TRAM from right outside the station, or simply walk (some guests come here on foot pulling their trolley cases behind them!)
We are a Scottish-Italian family with a spare room (all our kids have left home to study or live abroad) so we have an empty nest!!
The guest room sleeps two. It has two single beds; one up on a split level sleeping area and one is downstairs (see photos).
(a third bed can be added if there are a group of three but email me first)
Look at my calendar as some periods/days may cost less than others depending on what day it is or what period of the year.
The flat is on the first floor.
We are welcoming (see reviews), know the city well, can tell you about good places to eat and how best to get around the city using the public transport system.
For 20 euros per person you can also enjoy a home made meal with us (bruschetta, pasta, second course, salad,wine, dessert and home made wine and liquors (limoncello, rose liquor) or whatever we are having!) Many of the ingredients we use are from our land in Puglia- wine, olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, fruit, jam, honey etc
Book evening meal by email before arriving or before going out for the day. Meals available only when we are in Rome. OFTEN WE ARE AWAY IN PUGLIA, IN WHICH CASE YOU HAVE THE PLACE TO YOURSELVES.
Shiatsu treatments are also available.
I also offer cooking classes- usually the day you stay for dinner- you decide what you want to learn to cook and eat and we make it together.
We no longer offer breakfast, but there is a great cafe downstairs.
I am very happy to chat about your plans for each day and help you work out how to get from A to B (buses, places to visit, restaurants ect)
The area we live in is called "Pigneto" and is very near San Giovanni,Termini, the Colosseum and the historic city centre. However, the Pigneto is quickly becoming a very captivating area with lots of trendy places to eat, drink and listen to live music. There is a flea market one Sunday a month in the pedestrian precinct round the corner from the flat.
Every morning there is an open market selling fruit, veg and clothes. It is a great place to buy typical Italian food and see how Italians shop for their fruit and veg!
Our flat has only one bathroom so the more people, the less time you get!! Bathroom has bath and shower. (Please have short showers)
The room provides everything a comfortable bedroom/study should have- comfortable bed, big armchair, desk and comfy stools, wardrobe, full length mirrror, street maps and tourist information. We provide towels, small iron and hairdryer too.
We also offer free wi-fi internet connection.
PLEASE EMAIL ME if you have any queries. I usually answer within a few hours.
We will be happy to welcome you to our little home.
Should also say...we have three chihuahuas too! They are both quiet (apart from the initial greeting on arrival!!), sweet-natured, and well behaved. (most of the time)....and of course we have Elektra, our Calico cat!
IN AUGUST THE FLAT IS AVAILABLE FOR THE WHOLE MONTH ONLY (LONG LET RENTAL) CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SPENDING A MONTH IN ROME.
Guests have their own bedroom and share the bathroom. They can keep food and drinks in fridge but cooking in the kitchen is not permitted.
Interaction with Guests
I really like to host single travellers, especially women, because being a mother of three daughters, I like to offer a safe haven for other young (or older) women.
When I am here I usually see my guests when they get up and when they come home in the evening. I like to help them with getting transport or any other detail of their day, and at the end of the day I like to talk to them about how their day has been and if they need any help with their plans for the following days.
I am often away at weekends at our place in the country in the south of Italy. In this case my daughter looks after things. She is a very sweet and helpful young woman.
And if she is away, then you get the place to yourself....but I am always easily contacted by whatsapp, email or sms.
The Pigneto area is very near the historic centre of Rome but it has also a lot to offer, especially at night. The pedestrian area is full of cool wining and dining places and most have outdoor tables so you can people watch in comfort.
There are lots of ways to reach the centre- tram number 5 and 14, bus 105 and 81 and 810 and now there is the underground stop, Pigneto, right next to our flat.
No cooking in kitchen.
No hogging or flooding the bathroom... the only one we've got!!