About this listing
Experience a very characteristic area, full of parks and with an active nightlife. All within 3 subway stops from the Coliseum. Our apartment is spacious and full of light. It has very high ceilings and can room up to six people.
The area of Garbatella has been built in the late 1920s/early 1930s drawing inspiration from the garden city movement in the UK, because of this it retains a lot of green areas a distinct architectural feel.
Our apartment is located in one of the historical 'lotti' and allows for a unique experience in one of the few areas of Rome that still offers a homely feel, with old ladies looking out of the windows at their grandchildren who are playing soccer in the court.
The apartment has been recently renovated and is composed of a large living room with a sofa bed and the possibility of adding two more beds and, a master bedroom and the office (that will stay locked). There is also a fully furnished kitchen with a dishwasher and a bathroom with a bath tub.
The apartment has a surface of approximately 900 square feet (85 square meters) and has very high ceilings (over 12 feet/3.8 m)
On the top floor of the building you can enjoy the communal terrace that will provide you with a great place to sip a glass of wine at sunset.
The area offers a great night life: in the radius of a three minute walk there are at least 4 restaurants that are worth the visit, a theatre and an underground club.
The subway is a five minutes walk away and the Coliseum is 3 stops away.
You will have access to the whole apartment except for a small room (our office), which we use for storage when we are away.
Interaction with Guests
Depending on when you arrive, you will be greeted, by either me and my girlfriend or by my brother who lives nearby. We only rent we we're out of town, so chances are it will be my brother, however we very much enjoy meeting our guests over the phone if we can't greet them in person.
Garbatella is one of the few places where you can still experience the 'true' Roman experience: the historic center has become too touristic, and the suburbs are places where people only go to sleep.
Garbatella has a great nightlife, and retains a certain character during the day: you will often hear kids playing soccer in the courtyard during the afternoon and their mothers supervising them from the windows.
Garbatella is also a very interesting experiment in urban planning, we highly recommend getting lost in the gardens between the houses (they are all public gardens, you won't be trespassing).
The subway is a 5-10 minutes walk away. Three stops get you to the Coliseum from there.
The Roma Ostiense train station is 10-15 minutes walking from the apartment, trains to the rest of Italy or to Fiumicino airport leave from there.
Other Things to Note
We have a video-projector you can use if you feel like, just plug it into your laptop!
You can also use the top floor terrace, provided you are respectful of neighbors, since it's a shared space.
Please do not bring any pets. If you really don't want to smoke on the terrace or in the courtyard, please do so at the window.