About this listing
Studio della Scala is a perfect getaway for those who want to live the quintessential 'Trastevere' experience. Cozy, intimate, and very Roman!
Located in the heart of Trastevere, on the second floor of a typical historic XVII century building. Surprisingly silent (set on a pedestrian street, its windows and balcony leading out to the courtyard) the studio has been renovated a few years back (maintaining its characteristic charm, of course!) and is very well looked after. Upon entering you'll find yourself in a small corridor, then an open space living room, a double sofa bed, table and chairs. In an area separated from the main part is the 'bedroom' area with double bed. On the other side of the room, there's a bathroom (with bathtub) leading out to a small sunny balcony (facing the courtyard and equipped with chairs and a small table)) Exposed wood-beam ceiling, real parquet flooring, a tiny but well equipped kitchenette, a a Microwave, Fan, independent heating, Wi-fi Internet, Towels and Sheets, it's all there, as well as books for you to read, maps, information on the city.
Trastevere is a historic neighborhood just across the river from the more conventional "Centro storico" of Rome. The Tiber river and two of Trastevere's most famous squares, Piazza Trilussa and Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, are each only about a 2 minute walk from the studio, and crossing one of the many bridges you'll be at Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon in no time (less than 30 minutes by foot). Other sites such as the Vatican (about 40 minutes by foot or an easy bus ride), Castel S. Angelo and the Colosseum are also within easy reach.
The neighborhood used to be "blue-collar", and still today there's only small houses (most of them dating back to the XVII century) and cobblestone streets. It's what you imagine Rome to be: narrow streets, old little houses, Romantic piazzas (with warm orange street lights at night!), little cafes and restaurants, Roman lifestyle and of course (especially during high season) some tourists (how could they miss out on such a gem!). It's a nice mixture of 'real' and 'touristy' Rome, and definitely very picturesque.
There's also a lot of cultural events happening in the neighborhood (exhibitions, small movie theaters and theaters), and interesting little unconventional shops all around.You won't miss a thing here (we hope): the kitchenette, although tiny, has everything one would need: pots, pans, cups, wine glasses, microwave, coffee-machine, teapot…
Early or late check-ins will be accommodated whenever possible (depending on check-out time of former guests); for check-ins after 8 pm we might have to ask you for a fee of 25 Euros.
Rosana was so helpful, friendly, accommodating and responsive. Everything you would want in a airbnb host. She made sure the place was cleaned upon arrival, gave lots of recommendations for restaurants, gelaterias, bars and sight-seeing intineries. She even sorted out a taxi for us to take us to the airport which meant our whole trip was easy and carefree. The location of this scala is PERFECT! Trasvetere is a bustling, vibrant area of locals so you get the true italian experience. The cobbled streets are like a maze you could get lost in forever sampling incredible appertivo, dining in authentic roman osterias, drinking wine in local wine bars, listening to street music, and drinking cocktails in converted warehouses. The Vatican and Colesseum are no more than 30 minutes walk. But after all the sight-seeing you kind of just want to stay in this area it is so incredible. Thank you Rosana for helping us have the best experience of Rome.
Rosana was a great host. Very responsive and helpful. The apartment was so cute and the location is amazing! I love Trastevere. Lots of restaurants, shopping, and local bars. We had a few electrical issues (not Rosana's fault or a common occurrence at ALL) and were compensated no problem. Rosana was easy to communicate with and ask any questions. She had a great booklet of things to do and where to eat in the neighborhood. Overall a good experience.
Nous n'avons pas pu joindre notre hôte par téléphone, mais nous avons pu lui écrire via le site. Communications par notre hôte plutôt à la dernière minute... Notre hôte a quand même été très conciliante pour les heures d'arrivée et de sortie. Pas d'accueil par notre hôte mais par un personnel de ménage tournant.
En revanche bons conseils pour le quartier, qui est super. Coupures d'électricité à répétition dès que l'eau chaude est allumée, nous avons donc pris des douches froides. Bon équipement mais sa propreté laisse à désirer, nous ne voulions pas l'utiliser. Climatisation ne fonctionne pas...
We had a great time in Rosana's house. The location is wonderful, away from the tourist crowds and in a beautiful part of Rome with lots of great restaurants. We loved coming back to our little neighborhood each evening. Rosana was very helpful and answered my questions and set up a driver to take us to the airport on the last day. As others have mentioned, it was very hot in Rome at the time of our visit and the AC did not seem to be able to handle it, so at times it was very hot in the apartment. However, Rosana purchased a fan which was very helpful, especially at night when sleeping. Having one more fan might be a good idea, especially if there are two people in the apartment. All in all we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again.
Rosana was a great host and the apartment was quite nice. The location is great if you like a more neighborhoody type location with great restraints. The only complaint was the room was hot because of the time of the year and the AC unit was not strong enough to reach the bed.
We were well looked after by Rosana, who, despite being away kept in close phone contact and responded to any questions helpfully and quickly and also arranged a taxi for us to the airport for a very competitive rate with a really nice driver. Well worth it in the heat and with luggage! The apartment is in a fabulous location and is surprisingly peaceful at night. It is slightly smaller than it looks in the pictures but really nice and has everything we needed. Rome was very hot during our stay - up to 35 degrees C and, as seemed to be the case in many restaurants and shops, the air conditioning could not cope with the heat and although working, was not very effective. We would definitely return to the apartment at a slightly cooler time of year!
Rosana was very helpful and accommodating during our stay. She definitely went out of her way to make our stay in Rome more pleasant- she offered to help find drivers to/from the airport for reasonable prices and was flexible and easy to communicate with before and during our stay.
The place itself is in a fantastic location, so much going on in Trastevere- great people and atmosphere! The apartment is small but functional. We only stayed 2 days so didn't use the kitchenette much. The only downside was the air conditioning didn't work great which probably isn't an issue most of the year, but mid July it was a bit hard to sleep in the heat.
Overall a great little gem to stay at and explore Rome, especially appreciating the area Trastevere steps away!
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About the Host, Rosana
Hi I'm Rosana, I love life and I love Rome! Together with my two good friends Laura and Yuli we are taking care of our little gem here in Trastevere. We adore it very much, and hope you will, too.