The apartment is housed in a vintage building surrounded by gardens, on the second floor. The house is on 2 levels, and is divided in a "day area" with a kitchen with breakfast bar and dining room, a living room with a TV and a sofa bed, and a "night area" with two mansard-roofed bedrooms and a bathroom. The house is full of light and tastefully furnished.
the apartment is a short walk from the beautiful Pineta Sacchetti Park. A large supermarket (open on Sunday morning) is just a few metres away, as well as the picturesque Piazza Pio IX, served by several shops: chemistry, bar, pizzeria, hardware shop, newspapers kiosk. The shopping area (with many more shops), Boccea, is situated at 500m. Close by you find Piazza dei Giureconsulti, where the nearest underground station and the terminus of several buses to the centre area.
how to arrive to the apartment with public transport:
from the train station Termini, take Metro Line A towards Battistini and get off at "Cornelia" .From "Tardini" street take the bus n. 49, 994, and 446 at the direction “Pineta Sacchetti” for 3 stops.
from G.R.A. take the exit n.1 Aurelio-Vatican City, take the Aurelia avenue until the Piazza Giovanni Battista de la Salle and from there turn left towards the "path of Pineta Sacchetti." The airports of Fiumicino and Ciampino airports are about 20 km the first and 40 second from the house, both are provided for connection to public transport.
aver cura della casa come se fosse vostra. mantenere silenzio nelle ore notturne (appartamento ubicato in una piccola e tipica palazzina d'epoca).chiudere le finestre -lucernari delle stanze mansardate quando si esce, per evitare che l'acqua di eventuali acquazzoni entri in casa.
Sabina è stata gentilissima e disponibilissima...ci ha fatto sentire a casa nostra.
L'appartamento è molto curato e pulito.
Ottima esperienza e lo consigliamo vivamente.
Sabina was great and gave us all the information we needed to enjoy the city and her apartment! Two good sized beds and a sofa bed worked great for three of us. It can get very hot in Rome and the air-con is a must!
The apartment is in a nice area, very residential and not in the city centre, but only a short walk / bus / train combo to the city. Bear in mind the transport network has a mind of its own, pay little attention to the timings / schedule!
Clean, tidy, good space and all the amenities you will need. Helpful maps, local info and even some food when we arrived to cook!
Recommended if you don't mind being out of the city!
We did not get to meet Sabina or her husband in person, although they were both available by phone and the person they had meet us was friendly and helpful. The location was nice in that it had a grocery store nearby and the square Sabina talks about in her description. The walk to the train station was a bit tiring at the end of long sight seeing days, and if I didn't have my directionally savy family with me I am sure I would have gotten lost. So if you are directionally challenged like me when in a new place, you might want something a little closer to the metro.
I was disappointed with how the place was cleaned/prepped before our arrival. There was leftover smelling olive oils and foods in the shelves, the dishes were not clean, the AC water not emptied and there was a dirty magazine left in the living room- just signs that maybe there hadn't been a thorough walk through/ cleaning before our arrival. This is only my second airbnb stay so maybe I am expecting too much? But it was a notable difference from the first place we stayed.
Overall the accommodations were nice and we were so appreciative of Sabina's help with getting an early morning taxi for the airport on our last day. However there are some pros and cons to weigh out before deciding on this apartment.
Sweet and cozy place. Clean with all the amenities needed including wifi.
We didn't meet Sabina, but our check in was easy and she responded very fast on all our questions. She didn't make problem about our late check in and also let us leave our stuff till the evening last day, we are thankful for that :)
Sabina's apartment was great. there were six of us and we had everything we needed. it's close to the bus that takes you to the city in 20min, and closest metro is 10min by foot. the neighborhood is great with shops, markets and few restaurants.
we haven't met Sabina but she responded to all our questions quickly and her husband provided us with all the information when we arrived.
overall we had a great time. 100% recommended.
We stayed in Sabina's apartment for the month of July. The apartment was a good size for two of us for such a long stay - we liked having a lounge, as well as a separate kitchen/dining room. It would be a good size for larger groups too. The air-conditioning worked well in our bedroom, and the wi-fi ran smoothly. The laundry was also very convenient. The kitchen is well laid out - we noted other comments about bringing your own knife, and whilst we wish we had, we managed fine. Only issues - if you are tall, remember to duck on the stairway and in the bedroom!
We wanted to see local life, and that is what we got. Ad others have noted, just up the road there is everything you could need - several bars (cafes), gelateria, pharmacy, pasticcheria, supermarket, etc, all around the small piazza. At the end of the street there are a few small vegetable/fruit stalls during the week, and there is a much bigger market about ten minutes walk away. There is a good Sardinian restaurant about 5 minutes walk away. This really is local life.
But if you want to go into the centre of Rome, there is either a bus-ride to the metro, or a 20 minute walk. In summer, this is a hot walk, and can be tiring, especially at the end of a day out sightseeing. Buses are reasonably plentiful though - we only took a few on the way home, but they are easy to catch, and use the metro ticket.
Sabina and her husband Alessio are lovely hosts. Alessio met us on arrival, and was very helpful, providing a map, restaurant recommendations, and other information. Sabina kept in contact, and responded quickly to any questions we had, and she'll help you with your Italian too!
mi piace moltissimo viaggiare e vivere, dei luoghi che visito, l'autenticità della gente. adoro la città in cui vivo: Roma. città unica! mi piace il lavoro che svolgo: spiegare la sua storia e i suoi monumenti. Mi piace molto il cinema, intimista, d'autore. da buona campana quale sono, adoro la musica: ne ascolto spesso di diversi generi.. e soprattutto amo fotografare:semplicemente mi emoziona!e, soprattutto, più di tutto, mi emoziona essere madre della mia piccola leda!