My tiny studio is a colorful and well maintained little home: It's about 18 square meters in size, in an interesting, up-and-coming neighborhood just north of Rome's main train station (about 15 minutes by bus or tram, very well connected and easy to get to and from). The neighborhood is ethically mixed, with a young and artsy feel, and lots of interesting restaurants, bars, little galleries and so on. In the mornings there's a farmer's market just around the corner on a sunny square.
The neighborhood is an area of Rome little known to tourists but definitely worth exploring, especially if you are coming to Rome to live the city. Young and young at heart, open minded people will probably enjoy it the most.
The studio itself is small but functional and has been completely made-over with custom made furniture and ecological materials. There's all you'll need for a short stay in Rome-- a well equipped kitchen, books, great wifi connection..
If you need a bit more space, there's the building's shared terrace that you're welcome to use.
Note: The apartments' windows are located don street level and the studio is partially below street level. It's not quiet as you will hear the people in the streets walk by and chat. but it's not a through street so no traffic noise.
The good: A cheerful and colorful little place, with a new but warm feel, however small, but with space to unpack for a few days, situated in a small and intimate historic apartment building. Perfect for a person traveling alone, a couple, two close friends or even a family with one little child. Very close to public transportation: a direct bus will take you to the city center in 30 min.
(Busses to go to the city center: 810 or 81 will take you directly to Piazza Venezia --and go by the coliseum, fori Imperiali etc--) The closest metro stations are Tuscolana, S.Giovanni and Piazza Vittorio Emanuele. Nightbus N18 and N12 stops are also around the corner.
There's a farmer's market Mon-Sat right juts down the street, also lots of supermarkets, corner-shops, wine-bars and restaurants/Bistrots nearby.
The negative: Rather noisy (the two windows are on street level--it is a closed street, but pedestrians pass and chat so you get "people's noise", not traffic noise!) no bathroom door (just a curtain to divide environments), warm water only for quick showers (even several one after the other, but no half-hour showers possible..) Small!
Overall: it is a special place, which will reward, rather than punish, the budget traveler...
I do have Wifi-internet, any other question or doubts, just email me, I'll be happy to help!
PLEASE NOTE: this is a NON SMOKING accomodation.
I will accommodate late or early check-ins whenever possible. For check ins after 8 pm, I might need to ask you for a fee of 15 Euros in case I can't wait for you myself.
Other than that-- nothing in particular-- please treat my home as you would your own: with respect and care.
The flat is as described, quite small but quaint and clean. The location is conveniently accessible by transit, with all needed amenities nearby. Laura was a very responsive host and we had a comfortable stay due to this. Also the food tips and other information Laura provided really enhanced our time in Rome!
Hallo! I've had a lovely stay in Laura's apartment. Laura was always attentive, she answered all of my emails and sms promptly. The location instructions are very accurate, and I could find the place easily. The apartment is very comfortable and cozy. It's equipped with kitchen appliances, blankets and bath towels. Unfortunately, there are only 30L of hot water, that's a quick shower for me! And it takes around 1 hour until the tank is full again. The heating is electric and it doesn't really warm up the whole apartment, I had to move it around depending of what I was doing. But those downsides did not make my stay less enjoyable. There are a lot of books there in many languages, and the apartment is beautfully decorated, that gives a cool homely feeling. The neighborhood is really live, there are Bars und Pizzerias, Bakeries, Supermarkets and Grocery Shops, there's also a street market for veggies and fruits and fish. The apartment is well located in the city, there are many Buses and Tram lines in its direction. And it's also possible to walk to Termini, it's not far. I'd say I've had a good time by Laura's apartment and I'd stay there again, and I'd also recommend it. Thank you, Laura!
This is a great little place. Laura was very easy to communicate with (even when I was not, due to travel cell phone problems) It was exactly as advertised and I had a terrific stay!
Лаура - прекрасная хозяйка и отличный человек! В Риме остановились вдвоем с подругой с 22 по 30 апреля, прилетели рано утром и улетели поздно вечером - никаких нареканий по поводу заселения - выселения не было. В это время в квартире по ночам было прохладно, но пара одеял - и все становилось прекрасно :) Когда только приехали, Лаура была уже на месте и заканчивала уборку. Нам она предоставила исчерпывающую инструкцию по эксплуатации квартиры, все было просто и понятно! И, хоть она сказала, что бывают перебои с электроэнергией, ни разу ничего такого не было. Часто отключался вай-фай, но в это время на улице как раз шли строительные работы. Когда они прекращались, интернет работал исправно. Район вообще нетуристический! Очень много мигрантов из Африки. По вечерам все бегают по улицам и предлагают травку чуть ли не задаром. При этом полицию не видели ни разу. Короче, население довольно дружелюбное. Утром работает рынок, где можно купить свежайшую моцареллу за 3 евро, артишоки, баклажаны, клубнику - много всего. Ближе к ночи, часов в 9, рынок исчезает, и на его месте появляются летние кафе. Есть потрясное кафе, где работает русская девушка, и цены там невысокие (забыла название, но помню, что на двери наклейка TripAdvisor). Атмосфера вечером просто удивительная, словами не передать :) наверху дома есть летняя веранда, где можно сушить вещи, или просто наслаждаться закатом, созерцая узкие улочки района Пиньето. До центра добираться удобно - автобус 105 до Термини; оттуда мы пешком дошли до всех достопримечательностей в течение нашего отдыха. Около вокзала орудует много воров и мошенников - нас, например, ограбили, так что будьте осторожны, особенно на маршруте 105, потому что на нем постоянно толкотня, в автобусе редко бывает где яблоку упасть :) ну, а в целом, отдых удался! И квартира замечательная. Правда, есть одно "но" - квартирка очень небольшая, более чем двоим там будет тесно! Всем хорошего отдыха! P.S. Для активных пользователей Foursquare мы создали локацию Our Pigneto Place, чекиньтесь там! // For active Foursquare users we made location Our Pigneto Place, please check-in there if you'll stay at Laura's nice place! Ciao Laura, thanks for all your friendship and hospitality! Greetings to your little princess
My boyfriend and I stayed in Laura's apartment for 22 days and we had a wonderful time. The place just felt like home rightaway. We stayed a long time and the fact that the place was so small was a huge help in keeping the place tidy and nice, like you would treat your home.
We had everything we needed really close, supermarkets, drug stores, restaurants, and a metro station at a walking distance. We cooked a lot (mainly a LOT of pasta) and Laura's kitchen was well equipped with everything we could need.
The wifi connection was a little bit unstable but Laura was so nice and offered to bring us a router but we didn't minded that.
The place is very noisy with people coming and going at night and early in the morning, but we didn't really minded that either.
Overall, the place has a great vibe, feels cozy and homy, and we loved the tiny space's efficency. It is truly a tiny but very special apartment.
We didn't get to meet Laura but she always answered our emails and arranged a cab to drop us at the airport.
We also loved that Laura was a very attentive host but she wouldn't impose, barge in or drop by unannounced.
We would love to go back!
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