SPECIAL OFFER!!only €50 (2 PEOPLE) from today to the 31 of MARCH 2015. Near Termini Station (15' on foot or 3 bus-tram stops). 400mt away from the Metro A subway. The Colosseum is a 15 minutes' walk away.
WELCOME IN THE CARPE DIEM STUDIO!!!! The little apartment (5x5m) is located in an historical building 115 years old. From the main-door you climb down 5 steps and you get to the miniflat "Carpe diem". In the apartment you'll find a beautiful fresco painting, just like the ones in the old roman houses. And all modern comforts:
1 - a bathroom with shower, hot water, hair-drier, soap, shampoo & towels
2 - a wide room with a double bed with sheets, blankets, duvet; an armchair, a table with 2 chairs and a wardrobe with a large mirror; heating in winter and a confortable air-conditioner or a fan in the summer, TV.
3 - a mini-kitchen with all the cooking utensils, 1 fridge, 1 microwave oven, 1 electric ring and a large sink with cold-hot drinkable water
Near the door there is a place where is located a washing machine.
In the room there are many book-guides of Rome in 5 different idioms and a free internet-network wifi h24.
The ideal location for a couple visiting Rome!
The check-in is planned from 15.00 until 18.00, if you need it's possible to check-in at different hours with a little fees: €20 from (phone number hidden); €30 from (phone number hidden); €50 after 24.00
After the check-in the apartment will be like your home, you will have your keys of the apartment and of the main door of the building. There is a good supermarket only 100m away open every day from 8.30am to 21.00pm (on sundays till 13.00)
Interaction with Guests
During your stay feel free to text or phone me for anything you may need.
The Esquilino is located upon the highest and biggest of the celebrated Seven Hills of Rome and is there since the 6th century BC. The area is near the Domus Aurea (Nero's Imperial Villa), the Colosseum, the Roman forum (+/- 15 minutes walk); here Mecenate built his famous villa and gardens. In Piazza Vittorio, hearth of the neighborhood, maybe the highest spot in town, there are remains of a big reservoir of water: it was filtered and stored here before being distributed to the imperial villas, gardens, fountains and public thermal baths by gravity. From the 4th cent AD and for a thousand years the official residence of the Popes was nearby, in the Lateran Palace. This is the reason why so many Paleo-Christians end Medioeval churchs are in this area. Later on the popes moved away and the Esquilino lose its prominence. At the end of the 19th century the area was rebuilt to how you see it today. Many huge and beautiful gardens were lost in the process, though. In the last 20 years the Esquilino has become the main multiethnic neighbourhood in Rome. The apartment is a short walk from Termini Train Station; in that area you can find a large amount of tourist services and informations, hotels and restaurants with world class international food and traditional italian cuisine
The Esquilino market hall is a huge, popular, rich market stuffed with fresh vegetables, fruit, seafood, italian specialties, fresh meat, exotic items and people. It's right around the corner and it's worth a visit particularly if you are planning a homemade dinner
The TERMINI RAILROAD STATION is the main public transport hub in Rome. All the trains and bus to the airports leave from there. You will not need a car to visit the town and its surroundings, if you are staying in this area.. From Termini in a few minutes on foot you can reach three of the most interesting and ancient churches in Rome (S. GIOVANNI, S. MARIA MAGGIORE and SANTA CROCE IN GERUSALEMME). 200 yds away from the flat there is a Metro A subway station, (with trains to the famous PIAZZA DI SPAGNA, TREVI FOUNTAIN, VATICAN CITY and MUSEUM). The number 70 bus stops in via giolitti, only 200 yds from the door. It's bound to PIAZZA ARGENTINA (a short walk from TRASTEVERE), CAMPO DE' FIORI, and the majestic PIAZZA NAVONA.
From Termini Station in a few minutes on foot you can reach three of the most interesting ancient churches in Rome (S. Giovanni, S. Maria Maggiore and Santa Croce in Gerusalemme). 400m away from the flat there is a Metro A subway station, (to Pzza di Spagna, Fontana di Trevi, Vatican Museum).
By public transport you can easily reach two of the foremost archeological sites near Rome: OSTIA ANTICA (20' by train) and VILLA ADRIANA (30' by bus).
Other Things to Note
Raccommended restaurants nearby:
Taverna Italiana - Viale Manzoni, 107 tel (phone number hidden) €20-30
Trattoria Vecchia Roma - Via Ferruccio 12 b
tel. (phone number hidden) (need to book) € 25-35
Trattoria Coriolano - Via Ancona 14 tel (phone number hidden) €35-70
Trattoria da Danilo - Via Petrarca 13 tel (phone number hidden) €40-55
Trattoria Monti - Via di San Vito 13 tel (phone number hidden) €35-50 (need book)
Monte Caruso - Via Farini, 12 tel.(phone number hidden) €40-50
Bottega Trattoria De Santis - Via S.Croce in Gerusalemme 15 tel (phone number hidden) €30-35
ICE CREAM AND CAKE SHOP:
FASSI Palazzo del Freddo - Via Principe Eugenio 65, the oldest ice-cream factory, cheap and wonderfull
REGOLI - Via dello Statuto, 60 tel. (phone number hidden)
Panella - Via Merulana 54 - tel (phone number hidden)
1 - PLEASE DON'T SMOKE INSIDE THE FLAT
2- RESPECT PRIVACY AND SILENCE AFTER 22.00 PM
3- DON'T USE ALL TOGETHER THE ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES (WASHINGMACHINE, AIRCON, HAIRDRIER, RING )
4- PLEASE LEAVE THE ROOM, THE BATHROOM AND THE KITCHEN CLEAN WHEN YOU LEAVE.
5- PLEASE DISPOSE OF YOUR GARBAGE IN THE BIG BLACK BOX DOWN THE STREET.
HAVE A NICE STAY!!!
When staying with Roberto, I received a hands-on host who was very easy to contact and provided many fantastic recommendations during my stay, especially food. The flat is located in an tourist-free area within walking distance of the train station, several metro stops and many historical sights.
The flat heating worked great, Internet was fast, bed was comfortable, and there was even some essentials already waiting in the fridge. The kitchen area is small but even staying for a week, I only really cooked a few meals and all that I needed was available.
You'll see that finding the flat is very easy and don't be put off by the graffiti as you'll see most of Rome is covered in it. The area nearby was safe at night and covenantally located near a supermarket (great pricing) and the best Gelato you'll ever have (Giovanni Fassi).
I would recommend staying at this flat for short and long visits as Robert was a great host.
We stayed 4 nights around new year's eve at Carpe Diem.
It is true that we are well received. Roberto had prepared some welcome gifts (wine, chocolates, baby panetone, marmelade). Appart is comfortable (very firm mattress if you want to know), well heated in winter, clean and you hear no noise from the street.
The detail that was not as good as we hoped was location. We had to do multi-buses travels. But that's no big deal. And we prefer that to Termini, where buses and metros are often overcrowded.
Nice little studio in a great location! Comfortable bed and we slept very well. We walked to major attractions, you can also easily take the tram. There's a coffee shop across the street, grocery stores and restaurants nearby. Roberto met us at the apartment when we arrived and was kind enough to let us stay late as we were catching an overnight train. Great value for Rome.
Best stay in Italy! Roberto is a gracious host and very quick to answer all inquiries. He met us as planned and made sure to provide us with lots of information on what to see and do as well as answer any questions. He was always available throughout our stay. I greatly appreciate the guide books and snacks he left for our stay. The location is excellent, just a few stops from the main bus terminal (we even walked) and an easy walk to the Colosseum and other main attractions. The apartment has everything you will need, is clean, and very well priced. I can highly recommend Roberto and his apartment to all the other travelers in the Airbnb Community!:)
Nos sentimos muy bien. Roberto nos estaba esperando en el horario convenido y estuvo a disposición via mail en todo momento para cualquiera de nuestras consultas. Además dejo, a modo de bienvenida, vino, pan, jamón. Un muy buen gesto.
El departamento era tal cual lo muestran las fotos.
Roberto was really welcoming and even took us for ice cream and for a walk with his dog. We could contact him at any time we needed, but never needed to. The place was really amazing, well kept and was the perfect size. We had everything we needed and the kitchenette was great for coffee in the morning etc. In terms of location, it was within reasonable walking distance of everything we wanted to see and the area also had a range of decent restaurants.
The apartment was really nice and was pretty quiet. Roberto was very helpful and explained everything when we got there. He left numerous books out that gave information about what there was to do in the city. He also walked us to the nearest market so we would know where it was. We had a problem really late at night and he answered the phone and helped us. The apartment was exactly what we expected. It was small, but that it was the description said. It was easy to get everywhere we wanted to go from the apartment. The bus was close and so was the metro.
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DAL 1970 AL 2005 HO SVOLTO RICERCHE SCIENTIFICHE IN ITALIA, AFRICA, SUD AMERICA ED ESTREMO ORIENTE, DA BIOLOGO MARINO, DAL 1994 AL 2005 HO DIRETTO TRE PARCHI MARINI MEDITERRANEI.
DA ALCUNI ANNI, VISTO LO STATO DELLA PUBBLICA AMMINISTRAZIONE, HO AVVIATO ESPERIENZE NEL SETTORE DEI SERVIZI TURISTICI E CULTURALI CONNESSI ALLA ANTICA STORIA DI ROMA, GESTENDO BOOKSHOP E COLLABORANDO IN MUSEI ARCHEOLOGICI NAZIONALI.
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