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!
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$21 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$458 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1144 /month|
Very Nice place!!we've loved!!
Cute & small flat in Pigneto, ideal for the two of us. Not far from the next bus stop. Laura organized everything very good, her neighbor was there, so everything was fine. Recommandations!
Everything was well organised. Our late arrival wasn't a problem. Though Laura wasn't there her neighbour let us in. The apartments surrounding were pretty lively and it was a great way of spending the evenings away from the touristy city centre. The apartment itself, is tiny as described and bigger people than us would probably feel uncomfortable especially on the toilet.
We had a great time exploring Rome and staying at Laura's little place. It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We got to cook a lot and the bed is very comfy! Definitely out of the heart of the city though, so if you don't have a car it might be difficult ( we had bikes). Rome is a beautiful city, amazing things to see around every corner!
We spent a very peaceful week in Laura's apartment.
At first sight, the place is small but with a lot of charm.
Big enough for one week:
The bed is comfortable, small bathroom with towels high wifi device, kitchenette, and even a welcoming wine bottle.
Pigneto district is lively with many bars and restaurants (try "Primo", "Fanfulla", "Mimi & Cocozza") on the pedonale; supermarkets, night shops, pharmacy are around.
To join Roma centre, Bus 105 goes to Termini very quickly, Bus 108 and 81 towards Venezia Place. Good news: A metro station should be around Pigneto in 2014.
Last words on Laura: Even if she wasn't here, she was very reactive to keep in touch and bring some infos.
Thank you, Laura) It's been such a pleasure to stay in your apartment. It was so beautiful and perfect size for 2 people. We had everything we need- all suppliers for cooking (there was an absolutely adorable tiny local market right outside the corner and we cooked every morning). I definetly recommend this place if you want to observe local life and get rid from the touristic crowd. Hope to come back one day)
My partner and I stayed in Laura's apartment in Pigneto for 8 amazing days. Even though it is small the apartment is perfect and has everything you need - a comfortable bed, stocked kitchen, private bathroom, kitchen table and space for your stuff. It is close to a lot of really great bars and food places, and because it is just out of the centre everything was very affordable (especially the wine!). The supermarket Tuodi is within walking distance to get your groceries, which is super convenient. Also the apartment is close to the buses so transport wasn't a problem. Pigneto itself is an awesome area, really lively, cool and artsy, but not pretentious. Although we wanted to see the touristy things we also wanted to experience a more authentic side of Rome, and this was the perfect place for that. To top it off, Laura was lovely, easy to communicate with and very helpful, offering suggestions of places to go and things to see in the area. If you're planning a trip to Rome
and you're looking for something special, I absolutely recommend Laura's apartment.
We arrived at the airport and Laura had sent a taxi to pick us up. We went to her apartment and the pictures are on point. It is very small but cosy. We absolutely loved the area, the night life was amazing. And right around the corner are amazing restaurants! The area is not busy during the day but they do have a farmers market everyday. At night it is a young crowd with people everywhere. My boyfriend and I are 21 yrs old so this was perfect for us. The only negative was that it was loud outside up until 2 or 3 in the morning, we did sleep with te windows open though so I'm sure normally its not that loud. All in all a great place! Laura was so nice and helpful we had an amazing time!!
The appartment corresponds to the description on the site. It's easily to reach with the bus from termini (Bus 105).
it's typical neighborhood and very sympatic, you can find shops and market.
The appartment is ok for a stay around 3 days.
We stayed for 4 days in Laura's appartment, and it was a great stay. The weather wasn't on our side, but Laura's appartment is really great, cosy and nice. The bed and all the other wooden parts create a really warm atmosphere in the appartment.
The neighborhood, Il Pigneto, is a bit far from the main monuments which is both great and bad : it takes sometimes long to get to the center, but you don't see any tourists around (and that's surprising provided how many tourists there is in Rome). Plus, the neighborhood is really lively, with nice (and locals) bars & trattorias.