About this listing
A great place to live the quintessential "ancient Rome" experience in one of the most characteristic neighborhoods. Quiet, cozy and well priced.
Update May 2016: We now have unlimited hot water (brand new tank) and a new air-conditioner as well!
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 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, A/C, 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.
We believe his is a great little home away from home which will allow you to live and feel the city. It's not a (..5 star..) hotel and it's an old apartment - which we find to be part of its charm). Keep this in mind when booking though! If you like your things new and shiny, this might not be for you. Just saying!
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…
Air-condition from May 15-September 15 available at extra fee.
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.
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.