About this listing
The house is in the centre of Rome and situated very close to the main monuments. Testaccio and Trastevere (shared by the Tiber) are the most beautiful and famous districts of Rome for fun, entertainment, nightlife and for the Roman cuisine.
The house is in the centre of Rome and situated in one of the most ancient area of Roma.
I remind you that Testaccio and Trastevere (shared by the Tiber) are the most beautiful and famous districts of Rome for fun, entertainment, nightlife and to eat typical Roman cuisine.
Only by staying in these two areas you can understand life in Rome and the Romans. The house is located in a prestigious building, with elevator (1st floor) (it was built by a famous architect at the beginning of 1900's) with the “conciergerie" service (Mr. Franco).
The nice particular of the building is that it has 2 entries/exits (one in Via Amerigo Vespucci, the other in LungoTevere Testaccio Boulevard's Wharf Tiber).
(ANIMALS NOT ALLOWED)
The period you asked me is available.
The house is about 80 mts square, renovated in December 2015.There are 2 bedrooms (one of 25 mts orange colour and one of 22 mts blue colour), kitchen (full optional) with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV, etc., two bathrooms with WC, bidet, washbasin, shower, hair dryer, washing machine, iron, etc. In the price is included the furniture of bed and bath linen.
There is also air conditioning. A/C
INTERNET line and WI-FI at request at the price of 15 € per stay for all people.
There is also the tourist tax (see file about law) €. 3,50 per person per day, free for children under 10. (the tourist tax must be paid at your arrival)
Testaccio house is situated in the centre Rome very close to the Bocca della Verità, Circo Massimo, Colosseo, Fori Imperiali, Piazza Venezia (historical centre). Ideally located.
In the other side of Tevere (Tiber) there's the famous district of Trastevere full of tradition, colours, music and typical restaurants, and on Sunday there is the famous Porta Portese market, the biggest of Italy.
Testaccio is famous for night life, pubs, discos, restaurants, wine locals (Il Bucatino, Lo Scopettaro, Da Felice, Oio a casa mia, Agustarello, da Checchino, La Torricella, Osteria bottiglieria, Osteria degli Amici, da Remo, Nuovo Mondo Via Vespucci, Antico Forno Marucci Via Vespucci, Il Cantinone.)
In front of the house there is Piazza (Square) S. Maria Liberatrice with a children park.
TRANSPORTS AND HOW TO ARRIVE AT CASA TESTACCIO
You can arrive
•OSTIENSE Train Station (departures/arrivals) from/to Fiumicino Airport Leonardo Da Vinci; there's also shuttle bus for Ciampino airport (low cost flights). Termini main train station is far about 20/25 min. by bus – metro – train.
•Subway line B “PIRAMIDE" ;
•Subway BEACH line “PORTA SAN PAOLO - PIRAMIDE" for Ostia beach (directly seaside get out at terminal Cristoforo Colombo or Ostia Antica for Roman Forum).
•TAXI (each taxi can take 4 people; the price is established by the law and it's 48 €. From/to Fiumicino Airport and 30 €. from/to Ciampino Airport;
•PRIVATE TAXI from/to the Airport at the same price of a public taxi until 4 people.
If you are more of 4 people it's the best way to arrive to Casa Testaccio, because with a Shuttle Car you arrive all together and easily because the driver will wait for you inside the airport (after customs doors) with a panel with your name. Go with him he takes you home without problems !!!
•BUS SHUTTLE: Daily connection with public transport between the airport and the railway station Roma Termini is carried out by bus companies ATRAL, COTRAL, SIT and TERRAVISION, parked in the appropriate places in front stalls “Aerostazione" International Departures.
3 (Trastevere, Piramide, Circo Massimo, Colosseo, Fori Imperiali, la Basilica di S. Giovanni in Laterano, Villa Borghese, Bioparco zoo);
30 EXPRESS (bus super fast at 1 stop Subway Piramide and Ostiense Train Station, Bocca della Verità, at 2 Piazza Venezia, at 3 Largo Argentina and Corso Vittorio Emanuele, at 4 Piazza Navona and Senato della Repubblica, at 5 the area of Prati famous for shopping)
280 (Piramide, Ostiense train Station, Isola Tiberina, Bocca della Verità, Trastevere, Lungotevere, Castel Sant'Angelo, Ara Pacis, Basilica di San Pietro, Piazza Cavour, Stadio Olimpico, area Prati)
23 (Piramide, Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura, Basilica di San Pietro, Trastevere, Isola Tiberina, Bocca della Verità, Castel Sant'Angelo, Ara Pacis, area Prati)
75 (Trastevere, Piramide, Circo Massimo, Colosseo, Fori Imperiali, Stazione Termini, Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, Monteverde, Gianicolo fantastic by night a great landscape!!!)
83 (Piramide, Bocca della Verità, Circo Massimo, Teatro Marcello, Piazza Venezia, Via del Corso, Fontana di Trevi, Piazza di Spagna, Parlamento, Galleria Colonna, Via Veneto, Villa Borghese)
170 (EUR, Viale Marconi very good shopping, Bocca della Verità, Piazza Venezia, Via Nazionale, Quirinale in which lives the President of the Republic and Scuderie del Quirinale, Stazione Termini)
781 (area Magliana and Viale Marconi very good for shopping, Bocca della Verità, Piazza Venezia)
716 (Bocca della Verità, Teatro Marcello, Piazza Venezia, Piramide, la Stazione and la Via Ostiense rich of pubs, night clubs and discos, la Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura, la Garbatella;
673 (Piramide, la Stazione and Via Ostiense, il Porto Fluviale, la Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura, area Aventino, il Circo Massimo, le Terme di Caracalla, la Basilica San Giovanni in Laterano, Via Appia Nuova very good shopping);
118 (Bocca della Verità, Aventino, Circo Massimo, Terme di Caracalla, Porta San Sebastiano, Appia Antica and Parco della Caffarella, Dominae Quo Vadis, Catacombe di San Callisto and others catacombs, Basilica di San Sebastiano, Tomba di Cecilia Metella, Fosse Ardeatine);
Interaction with Guests
The apartment is located at the northern end of Via Marmorata, between the Tiber and Via Marmorata a main thoroughfare running between the Aventine Hill and the network of streets that are the heart of the Testaccio district. This location is superb giving easy access to central and historic Rome by foot, bus and metro. Also Ostiense mainline station is nearby so for getting around it is unbeatable. However its real joy is to be based in this traditional, working class area so that you feel like you are taking part in the life of the city.
Via Marmorata itself is very busy but the area behind which is the heart of Testaccio is a much more local place, where people carry out the business of their lives independently from the tourist and city hustle and bustle. There is a massive range of shops, supermarkets, bars and trattorias to cater for all your needs. At its heart is the new market which has a fantastic array of food, drink, household items and it is also famous for its shoes. As with everything in Testaccio the emphasis is on locally produced goods and supplies.
A few highlights (amongst many):
At the southern end of Testaccio near the market, visit the Monte Testaccio, a hill now fully grown over but comprising pieces of around 64 million broken olive oil jars brought into the city over the past 2,000 years. Its not open to the public generally but still well worth seeing. (visits are available on request)
Take a wonderful walk up the Aventine hill (turn left from Via Marmorata at the junction before the Post Office - itself an architectural gem) past the smart houses and apartments to the top where you can enjoy fantastic views of Rome, including the famous "Through the keyhole" view of St Peter's. You can continue on until you descend to the Circus Maximus.
Beyond the market is the site of the disused slaughterhouse that still dictates much of the local diet and fare. It is now a designated area of urban space for young people and houses the School of Popular Music.
Visit the famous Volpetti's delicatessen just a short walk from the Casa (in Via Marmorata) with its fantastic range of foodstuffs and its wonderful smells. The staff are great and will help you with your choices. Homemade delights such as Arancini, Supplì, Filetto di Baccalà are highly recommended.
On Sunday the famous Porta Portese market is only a few minutes stroll away with its massive stock of clothes, shoes, handbags, bric-a-brac, car parts, bikes and everything else you can think of.
If you are fortunate enough to be in town when the local team is at home, bus 280 from outside the apartment will drop you at the Stadio Olimpico. By the way, there is only one team in Rome as far as the Testaccio district is concerned. – ROMA team and not LAZIO team !
There are many local places to eat and the food is authentically Roman.
The area around Monte Testaccio is a hub for nightlife with many pubs, bars and clubs as well as nice restaurants nestling into the hill. There is also a busy cinema, The Greenwich and the Teatro Vittoria in the heart of Testaccio.
When you need to kick-start your day with coffee and a pastry, you can begin in the best pastry of the area LINARI in Via Zabaglia in front of the church (a bit in the left).
Casa Testaccio is a delightful base for a different kind of Roman holiday offering a chance to see beneath the crowded touristy areas (whilst having all that nearby if you want it) and allowing you to feel part of the local life of the city.
Testaccio is the name of the twentieth district of Rome. The name comes from the so-called "mount" (Mons Testaceus): 35 meters of fragments of pottery (testae, in Latin), and various debris, accumulated over the centuries as remainders of the transport heading to the port of Ripa Grande (Emporium).
The Emporio port worked since Roman times, and was the landing point of goods and raw materials (primarily marble, grain, wine) that arrived by sea from the port of Ostia, went up the river on barges hauled in by buffaloes which in 1842 were replaced by steam trailers.
Over the centuries, the shards of amphorae, which were used to contain wheat and liquid foods during transport, accumulated in a hill, hence the name - ancient - of Monte Testaccio or Shards Mount (“Monte dei cocci"), and the choice - modern - of the amphora as a symbol of the district. The number of stacked jars is estimated at around 25 million.
The empty jars that had contained mostly oil were broken into pieces and arranged neatly to provide stability in a stepped pyramid and sprinkled with lime to prevent odors due to decomposition of organic residues.
The marbles, which gave the name to the street Marmorata that connects the port of Ripa with Porta San Paolo, were the ones the Romans continued to import from all over the Mediterranean sea till the end of the empire, and that with the decay of Rome remained unused in large quantities, “res nullius", for centuries as open quarry of semi-finished products of value.
Until the restoration and urban redevelopment begun after 1870, which assigned this area and along the Ostiense down to the basilica of St. Paul to industrial activities and "heavy" services (railways, slaughterhouse, general markets, gas factory moved here from Circus Maximus), the area, despite being located inside the city walls, was populated by poor farmers and shepherds, subject to floods of the Tiber and infested by malaria, which was beginning at the gates of Rome.
Rome, the eternal city
The eternal city is a unique place where the remains of a splendid past mingle with the peculiar personality of its people. Strolling through Rome is like visiting a museum: its monuments, squares, churches, fountains and the Roman Coliseum bear witness to the glorious battles between Roman gladiators.
All these sights are complemented by its friendly people, the reason why it is one of the world´s most-visited cities. Our House is located in one of the most authentic and charming areas of the Trastevere.
This traditional neighbourhood is still one of the city's prettiest and most typical, as well as being its nightlife and open-air theatre hub. It has beautiful squares, churches and historic side streets where you can lose yourself and discover the pure essence of Rome. What are you waiting for?
Come and discover this wonderful city.
The Trastevere is the ideal place for losing yourself in its colourful streets, squares and vast gardens, such as those of Julius Caesar, where apparently Cleopatra once lived. Once inhabited by craftsmen, fishermen and traders, it is now one of the city´s most characteristic neighbourhoods, where the visitor to our House can walk and look around.
The Coliseum and the Roman Forum
The Coliseum is a true Roman architectural marvel, with a capacity for 60,000 spectators and the symbol of the famous fights between gladiators and wild beasts. The Forum was the centre of the political, religious and commercial life of Ancient Rome. If you come to our hotel in Rome, you simply must visit the via Sacra [Sacred Road], once the site of religious processions and victory marches.
Piazza Navona and Fontana di Trevi
During your stay at our hotel in Rome, you must also visit the Baroque works. The Piazza Navona is one of the typical squares of Baroque Rome, with its ever-full terrace cafés. It boasts the Fountain of the Four Rivers, which represents the giants of the epoch: the River Plate, the Danube, the Ganges and the Nile. And visitors should not forgot to throw in the mandatory coin into the waters of the Fontana di Trevi to make sure that they will return to the Eternal City one day, where they will always have a place in our House.
Piazza di Spagna
The Piazza di Spagna, with its large staircase, has always been a meeting point, not just for Romans, but also for foreign visitors and artists. The square is also the point of departure for the most famous streets, such as via Condotti, packed with shops selling all the international fashion brands.
By staying at our House you can also make the most of the opportunity to visit this state, which has been independent since 1929, erected on the site where Saint Peter the Martyr suffered and was buried. In the 4th Century AC, Constantine, the first Christian emperor, together with Bramante, Michelangelo and Maderno, built a splendid basilica, which was successively rebuilt until it was consecrated in 1626.
St. Peter's Basilica
No photograph could ever convey the impact of this magnificent building on visitors, the splendour of its decoration, the works of art it houses, such as Michelangelo's dome and the great Saint Peter's Square. Whether you come to our House on a pleasure trip or for spiritual reasons you must come to admire this basilica.
The Vatican Museums
Any stay at our hotel in Rome is a fine opportunity to enjoy the city's art and culture. The fruit of centuries of collecting and papal commissions, the city has Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Etruscan and Renaissance art treasures, such as the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel.
The Road of the Conciliation leads to the Castel Sant'Angelo, the fortress of the popes, erected in the Middle Ages over the remains of the tomb of emperor Hadrian (2nd Century AD). Close to the Trastevere area, we would propose a walk through the nearby streets, finishing at our hotel in Rome, for which purpose the best time of day is dusk.
Other Things to Note
There is also the other my house of vacation for 5 people not far from Casa Testaccio and not far from the centre of Rome and it is situated in the most important street of the area. The name is CASA BLASERNA “nel cuore dello shopping a Roma" and it's advertised on this website.
Viale Guglielmo Marconi is a long road that connects Trastevere, the historic district of Rome, with the modern district of EUR.
Rome is a great place for shopping, with designer outlets and department stores all over the city. A cosmopolitan and thriving capital city for over 2000 years, Rome provides a multi-ethnic mix that is both attractive and explosive! Rome is home to a diverse array of shopping opportunities; Marconi area is the most renowned shopping Rome areas.
The boulevard, full of shops, is a reference point for shopping, which the Romans from all over the big city cannot give up, and is particularly popular with young trendy Romans.
The house is about 40 mts square, renovated between December 2015 – January 2016. There are:
•1st bedroom with a double bed, air conditioned, lockable door for maximum privacy, TV Led, heating,
•2nd room with a double bed, lockable door for maximum privacy, TV Led, heating, kitchen corner with stove, fridge, freezer, microwave, Italian coffee machine (moka); these room has the function of living / dining room with sofa, table and chairs.
•1 bathroom with WC, bidet, washbasin, shower, hairdryer, washing machine, iron, ironing board, etc.
A Testaccio si effettua esclusivamente la raccolta differenziata: all'interno del cortile sono ubicati i contenitori dell'umido (riciclabile) e la raccolta avviene il martedì, giovedì e sabato, e del non riciclabile e la raccolta avviene il lunedì, mercoledì e venerdì. In Via Rubattino e in Piazza Santa Maria Liberatrice sono presenti i contenitori della carta (bianchi) e della plastica-vetro-metallo (blu)
Dalle 14.00 alle 16.00 vi è l'ora del silenzio