Nice room with balcony in San Saba

Apartment - Private room · Via Faustina Annia, Rome, Lazio 00153, Italy
Your host, Tiziana
22 Reviews
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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…
English spoken
On parle français
Parlem català
Man spricht Deutsch (nur ein wenig!)
日本語が 少しできます

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $28 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
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  • Thank you Tiziana for a great welcome to Italy!! It was like visiting a good friend!
    The place was great and the hospitality was amazing!She is super helpful and ready to answer any questions. The place is close to the trains, busses and metro for easy transport to anywhere in Rome. I really enjoyed visiting with her and felt very safe as a female traveling alone.

    July 2014
  • Had a great time in Rome living in this appartment. Tiziana is a great host and made my stay much better than if I'd lived in a hotel. Got a lot of great tips for things to see, places to eat and knowledge about Rome and Italy in general.

    The room is as described. Everything was clean and in order. Short distance from the train station and metro, Trastevere and the forum is also just a short walk away.

    Will definitely use this place again if going to Rome!

    July 2014
  • Great place, great location, great host! Strongly recommended :)

    June 2014
  • We could not imagine a more lovely introduction to Rome than staying with Tiziana! Her apartment is close to everything..both trains and subway to arrive, and Rome's many attractions. Tiziana has a home that feels instantly like home..cosy room with lovely balcony for guests and the rest of her apartment also says 'Welcome home:)'! We loved staying with Tiziana and were sorry our stay was so short. She has an infectiously happy and warm personality..we became friends very quickly. What a joy to have such a delightful and intelligent person share their love of life and of Italy with us!! Stay with will then understand!

    June 2014
  • The days we spent with Tiziana were unforgettable, the apartment is beautiful, clean and airy, the room has a comfortable bed, wardrobe and a desk to use the computer, plus a balcony with a beautiful view. The location is perfect, close to two major train stations (Ostiense and Porta S. Paolo) and the Piramide metro station. But best of all is Tiziana, very responsive and cheerful, willing to help, an Italian authenticates. I want to go back to see her.

    May 2014
  • I had a lovely time at Tiziana´s place - she has been a great host and I will definitely stay with her again, if I return to Rome! Her apartment is in a nice and quiet district of the city. Though close to the centre, Ripa is not touristy at all.
    Tiziana provided me with all the information I needed, recommended bars, restaurants and some places to visit, that differ from the obvious attractions of Rome. She actually allowed me some insight into contemporary Roman lifestyle.

    Besides the fact that I personally liked Tiziana, the room she rents has a very nice atmosphere. The balcony, where I always had my first coffee in the morning makes it perfect!

    May 2014
  • super accueil, une maison chaleureuse avec une hôte rayonnante, merci a Tiziana pour ce séjour, pour les renseignements et cartes de Rome.
    Filippo et Marina

    April 2014
  • Staying at Tiziana's place was great. She's an amazing hostess who made my trip to Italy better than i could've expected it to be.
    I'd be back in a heartbeat if I could. Maybe see you next year Tiziana!
    thanks for all the help, and the hospitality.

    April 2014
  • A GREAT ADDRESS!! Tiziana is incredibly generous! She makes feel you at home from the very first moment and gives you everything you need. The flat is really well located (direct from Airport, 5mn walking) and to the metro (2 mn). I sleep very well. The area is really charming. Don't hesitate!

    November 2013
  • Tiziana is very friendly and charming person, she tried so much to make my stay comfortable! The picturesque area is perfectly located near city center.
    The room is cozy, I liked especially my well equiped balkony which looked over the green yard. A little bit noisy because of the traffic, but everything is conveniently, decorated with love.
    Thank you Tiziana for my Rome vacation!

    November 2013
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Master Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures, at Università di Roma " La Sapienza"
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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).
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