Nice apartment in historical building five min.walk from metro station Garbatella near the center of Rome- Garden, Terrace with independent entrance. Recently renewed and fully furnished, dining room, loft double bed with window, bathroom with shower, large kitchen with washing machine, refrigerator, oven and big table. The flat is also on monthly rent.
It has a beautiful private garden with trees and orchard.
In front of us there is the Third University of Rome with all students's facility (canteen, libraries etc.).
You can easily visit the centre of Rome as the apartment is very well connected with metro and busses and to get the centre it will take not more than 15 minutes, you can have nice walking in the typical area of Garbatella, where you will find restaurants, osterie, theaters, cinemas and pubs with live music and cultural centre with international programs (Palladium Theatre-Opificio Telecom, Museo della Centrale Montemartini etc.)
We are very near to the famous Porta Portese Sunday Fly Market and the Tiber river side, where is possible to cycle.
The Catacombs area is near by.
Since ore year the very well known slow food centre Eatily, a kind of entraordinay bio food products and restaurants has open at a walking distance from the flat. It's open untill midnights.
In the apartment there is a unique garden where you can enjoy in the sunny days and have your breakfast and nice parties outdoor.
Ho avuto il grandissimo e sincero piacere di passare tre splendidi giorni in questo delizioso appartamento. La casa già dall'esterno è carica di fascino. L'appartamento è accogliente e peculiare, con un impianto luci studiato e che offre a seconda dell'esigenza la possibilità di inscenare diverse atmosfere. L'arredamento è unico, in un perfetto stile accogliente ma di personalità. La zona è fantastica, bel collegata con i mezzi pubblici, ma anche perfetta per una passeggiata (il quartiere Garbatella è imperdibile!). Sono stata felicissima di conoscere Carlo e la sua famiglia, delle persone squisite disponibili e dalla grande umanità. Bermi un bicchiere di vino con loro facendo due chiacchiere è stato il valore aggiunto perfetto per un weekend perfetto. La cigliegina sulla torta.
Consiglio caldamente a tutti sia la famiglia Laurenti sia questo unico appartamento. Hanno reso il mio soggiorno indimenticabile.
Buona permanenza a tutti!
We stayed in the Carlo appartment 3 nights. He and her girlfriend Eleonora are very interesting and positive people. The apartment located in the Garbatella district, close to the metro station (3-5 min). By metro to the center about 10 minutes, but we walked (is about 30 minutes to the center). Garbatella is very quiet, a lot of restaurants, cafes, and in Saturday there is an active nightlife. The apartment has everything necessary for a comfortable stay, clean. The interior is very authentic and contains a lot of interesting things, especially remember a lighting system, very creative. Every morning we drank coffee in the garden)) Just one disadvantages is the noise of passing trains, but every day we came tired and almost did`t noticed it. The apartment is ideal for creative people. Our trip to Rome was fantastic and stay in the apartment Carlo and Eleanor only strengthen the effect.
Communication with Carlo was great from first enquiry to arriving. he and Elanora were there to welcome us. The place is lovely, quirky, and we slept very well. The trains do run all the time (it's the subway track as well as trains) but we got used to it very quickly - they certainly didn't stop us sleeping. I took earplugs but didn't use them. Garbatella was a really interesting area to stay in too, and wandering the streets was a joy - in fact I watched Caro Diario by Nanni Morretti again last night as the beginning is him driving round Garbatella on a Vespa. The bus no 23 is 3 mins walk away and takes you straight to everywhere you want to go too. As long as you are happy figuring out your way about, and don't mind slightly weird & wacky lighting (a bit too bright for me) then I can recommend this place - very good price/size/comfort/location ratio.
We had a wonderful time at this unique apartment. Carlo was very generous and helpful and gave us a very warm welcoming. His great recommendations enabled us to experience Rome beyond the famous tourist attractions and get connected with the everyday life in Rome. The location of the apartment is off the center. For us it was the perfect combination of a relaxed non touristy area with a great cafe and ice-cream that is only 5 minutes by metro from all the great attractions.
Carlo was a great host! He was very welcoming and accommodating! The apartment was very cute, and a 5-10 minute walk from the train station. We liked the place so much that we ended up staying an extra night!
A jump in the past with this really nice apartment! Sometimes the silence is broken by the trains and mosquitoes inside but the apt is really nice and cozy!
Carlo's place is a unique treasure. Hidden in a wild garden on the top of Garbatella you enter through your terrace an appartment like in a village house with a mix of history and modernity inside. Everything is very personal and practical at once, and from the espresso cups to the colourful cable system things have a special touch. But most important all things you need for a cosy stay are there: a big and beautiful country kitchen well equiped (even with fresh coffee powder!) and a bathroom with a powerful shower.
Carlo is a very gentle and witty host who gives you all the information you need, from his world wide travels to the secrets of Garbatella, an impressing and authentic workers village with typical bars and trattorias. If you want some more nightlife, you can take a walk down to the Tiber river, where you find some bars and restaurants on the way to the city.
Yeah, people with a light sleep and demand for silence at all would mind the trains passing nearby, but as a trainspotter I liked to view them from the end of the garden. Unfortunately I could only stay for one night, but I am looking forward to come back for a longer time to discover the place and area deeper.
Carlo & Eleonora's apparment is very nice and well located. Just a 10 min (probably a bit less) from the metro station. The garden is very nice to have breakfast, dinner or spend some time reading.
Carlo & Eleonora were always available for questions. I had a small issue with wi-fi which they solved almost inmediately.
I hope I can return soon!
Big thanks to Carlo. Very sympathetic and easy welcome. A nice and thrustworthy creative person. He offers a nice flat in a very beautifull and good to live in- quartier of Rome. The flat has a nice garden and is close to the underground. You can hear the trains and should not be to sensible to that, but they don´t disturb. Mosquitos around prepare! The Flat is good and unique, doesnt get to hot in summer- not very very clean but tidy done and giving nice privacy and feeling of living in Rome. Carlo was also a good help, connected us to his sister for another room and we directly where connected to locals- tango concert in the evening, -restaurant tips and smalltalk with nice culture-people. A good feeling! Rome is the new old Berlin!
Carlo's apartment is just amazing! It is perfectly locate close to night clubs and it's few metres far away from the metro and buses! Highly recommended for its cozy atmosphere and the beautiful garden where my friend and I enjoyed taking our morning coffee :)
Carlo and his wife are very nice and friendly people! if you're planning your trip to Rome, definitely go there !!