I am happy to welcome you at my place, a cosy and comfortable apartment situated at the 1st floor of a Thirties building in the charming and central neighbourhood of San Saba, near the Baths of Caracalla. You'll stay in a nice room with a small double bed, an independent and furnished balcony and Wi-Fi. The bathroom is shared with me. My kitchen, my guitars and piano, and my books are for guests' use. Rates are 40 euros for single use, and 60 euros for double use.
From home you can easily walk to Circo Massimo and to the Colosseum. Furthermore, you just need a five minutes walk to reach Piramide Metro Station and the bus station of several lines heading to the historic city centre (phone number hidden) and 280) and in ten minutes youl'll reach Ostiense Railway Station (trains to and from FCO airport).
A few steps out of the flat and you can admire the beautiful Basilica of San Saba. If you feel like shopping in the picturesque open market of the neighbourhood, walk to the tree-lined square nearby where you can also find a newsagent’s, a theatre and some nice bars. There is a supermarket (a discount) just round the corner.
In San Saba and in the nearby district of Testaccio (10 minutes walking) you will be able to choose from a wide range of typical Roman restaurants and also find banks, ATMs and a post office (designed by the Functionalist architect Adalerto Libera, 1932), surrounded by the Parco della Resistenza. From San Saba you could also walk to the popular and picturesque district of Trastevere (20 min.).
San Saba offers you plenty of pleasures…
…for your eyes (and soul):
o Piramide Cestia
o Protestant Cemetery in Testaccio where Antonio Gramsci and the famous British Poets Keats and Shelley rest in peace
o San Saba Basilica (IX Century)
o Centrale Montemartini (a Roman art museum built within a disused power station, an outstanding example of postmodern architecture).
…for your ears:
Casa del Jazz Concert Hall (15 min. walk)
At my place you'll find a familiar and quiet atmosphere and, due to the crucial position of the Casa, the opportunity to walk everywhere.
In addition to Italian…
On parle français
Man spricht Deutsch (nur ein wenig!)
But who was Faustina?
It is not actually clear which of the two Faustinas gave name to the street where my house is situated:
Annia Faustina maior was the beloved wife of Emperor Antonino Pio. After her death, the Emperor commemorated his loyal companion through the foundation of institutes for young women, further known as puellae Faustinianae, and dedicated to his wife a temple in the Forum, a Christian place of worship in the VIII Century, later turned into the church of San Lorenzo in Miranda (beginning of the XVII Century).
Out of curiosity: The columns that supported the temple were so obstinately sturdy that they resisted any attempt to be demolished: you can still detect the signs of the ropes that were bound around the columns to knock down the arcade.
Annia Faustina minor, the daughter of the above-mentioned imperial pair, she had a stormy youth (as narrated by historical sources) until she became the devoted spouse of Marco Aurelio. Fondly in love with her husband, she escorted him throughout every military campaign and eventually lost her life during a battle in Cappadocia (176 A.D).
Out of curiosity: She was widely known for her gift to transform any military tent in a comfortable and warm hearth.
I am happy to share my kitchen with you. I wish that you clean it after you use it and that you wash your dishes.
Tiziana was a wonderful host and made me feel welcome immediately. The room is very nice and spacious, the internet is fast and reliable (I came here for work). I came at a very cold time and she had a space heater and extra warm blanket ready for me. The home is very cozy, I feel like I am visiting family. Tiziana welcomed me to her birthday dinner (that she cooked) and introduced me to some wonderful people!
I am so happy that I decided to stay at Tiziana's flat in Rome. She gave me such a warm welcome that I felt instantly at home. The flat and the room are very cosy and there is everything you could possibly need.
The location was just perfect for me, because the flat is in a quiet street, but extremely well connected with the whole city and airport. Tiziana is a wonderful person and she gave me a lot of advice about restaurants and places to go etc.
I highly recommend her place!
I had an amazingly wonderful time staying in Tiziana's home. She was extremely open, engaging in conversation and very helpful in providing advice, and anything else I needed (e.g. an iron). The room was very comfortable and the apartment fulfilled all my expectations. The location was perfect for me and well-connected to the trainline running to Fiumicino Airport. I would definitely stay with Tiziana again!
Tiziana è stata meravigliosa con (website hidden) stanza è piacevole con un piccolo balcone. il quartiere molto comodo co la metro e si puo pure andare a piedi al centro.Tiziana parla perfettamente francese e inglese. e richiesta mostrarvi i suoi talenti di cantatrice
This September I had a short break from cold and grey Germany and I spent it in Rome. And I can say that this was a fantastic stay thanks to the hospitality of Tiziana.
Her apartment is perfectly located in the South to Circus Massimo and you can reach all sights easily within minutes per pedes or via public transport. This is also true for the more trending areas like Testacchio, Ostiense and Garbatella.
The room (and everything else in Tiziana's apartment) is spotless but more importantly: it has character. It gives you a glimpse of Roman lifestyle that no other Hotel or Hostel can offer.
But the highlight is definitely Tiziana herself. She is unbelievable friendly and charming and if you are interested she has some stories to tell about life in this Eternal city.
Had a great time!. Tiziana is a wonderful host, Cultured & Spirited. We couldn't have asked for any more Tiziana!. The room and the apartment were fantastic and is located 2 minutes from a massive pyramid, the Metro and restaurants. Easy walking distance to everywhere. Will come back. Highly recommended!
Я рада, что познакомилась с Тицианой и ее другом Паоло ! Мне было приятно общаться с ними ,как будто я приехала к своим друзьям в Италию. Надеюсь, мы сможем увидеться в следующем году !
I am 43, I translate and I sing. These are my passions, beside French and Catalan literatures, cooking and eating, and drinking fine wine. I speak French, English, Catalan. I studied Japanese and German, but I forgot almost everything. I would sell my soul to the devil if I could learn a new language every year (now I'm learning Czech) and have a voice as beautiful as some Opera singers I like (Felicity Lott, Elina Garanca, Susan Graham, for example). If tomorrow I'll get up with such voice, it means that the devil has read this message!
Airbnb asks for my motto. I would say that it is the last sentence of "Candide" by Voltaire, when Candide says "Cela est bien dit, mails il faut cultiver notre jardin" (This is well said, but we must cultivate our own garden).