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Lovely and Cheap Flat in the Central Area Appio -San Giovanni

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Apartment/ flat 2 - 4 persons.

2 room(s), of which 1 Bedroom(s), Open-plan kitchen, Living room, 1 shower room, Balcony

Surface area : 50 m2 / 538 sq ft

Year of construction : 1940, Date of last renovation : 2007


Bedding : 1 Double bed, 1 Sofa bed.

Dish washer, Laundry machine, Sheets and towels included, Freezer, Air conditioning, TV, Cooking stove, Oven, Refrigerator, Fridge freezer, Coffee maker, Toaster, Shower, Bidet, Games for children, Books, Iron, Ironing board, Heating

Additional services

Bed linen provided, Towels provided, Cleaning service available

Best points

The apartment has been completely renovated in June 2007, is very quiet and nevertheless located in the central and lively quarter “Appio – San Giovanni”. Just outside the building there are shops, restaurants, cinemas, supermarkets and all kind of services.

The flat is very conveniently located since underground line A stop ‘Furio Camillo’ (exit towards Via Furio Camillo) is just a stone’s throw and in three stops or 15 minutes’ walking along the commercial street Via Appia you reach San Giovanni Basilica. The historical center is also reachable by underground and the journey up to Piazza di Spagna takes about 15 minutes. San Pietro (Vatican city) is also directly connected by underground line A (the journey takes approximately 20 minutes).

The main railway station Termini is connected by underground line A and the journey is about 10 minutes or by bus line 16. In addition, the flat is located at a walking distance (400 m) from the railway station Tuscolana (exit Via Tuscolana and then turn left) which has continuous express connections to Fiumicino/Leonardo da Vinci airport (the ticket price is 5.50 € - journey about 30 minutes).Along Via Appia and Via Tuscolana there are also direct bus connections to the historical city center and other areas of the city.

The flat is also located at a walking distance (about 15 minutes) from the beautiful Caffarella/Appia Antica natural park: a huge natural park where you will find sheep and horses (just in the heart of the city!) and also vestiges from ancient periods. Bikes’ rental is also possible. For more details click on the link below and consider that ‘Valle della Caffarella’ is the nearest part of the park to the flat.


Pets not allowed, Owner lives in the area


Floor : 2, in an accommodation of 6 floor(s)

Historical site : 2 km / 5700 ft.

Close to railway, Lively area.

Shops : less than 50 m, Supermarket : less than 50 m, Restaurant : less than 50 m, Subway : 200 m / 570 ft, Train station : 400m/1140 ft, Bus stop : 50 m,

Means of access

From Leonardo Da Vinci/Fiumicino Airport: Direct train every 15 minutes up to railway station Tuscolana and then 5 minutes’walking. From G.B. Pastine/Ciampino Airport: Terravision bus to Termini railway station and then underground line A to ‘Furio Camillo’ or bus line 16 or CO.TRA.L bus to Anagnina and then underground line A to ‘Furio Camillo’ or SITBUSSHUTTLE leaving from Ciampino airport and going to Via Marsala (Termini railway station).

Then underground line A to ‘Furio Camillo’ or bus line 16 or Special bus to Ciampino railway station (journey about 5 minutes - ticket 1 €) and then connection by train to Termini railway station (journey about 10 minutes) and then underground line A to ‘Furio Camillo’ or bus line 16. For more details on connection to/from airports please click on the link below. If you are coming by car take exit 23 Appia, direction city center, of the ring (G.R.A).

Hints and Tips

Cinema, Pubs, Restaurants, shops, pharmacies, daily/hourly garage, internet point etc. Typical and famous Pizzeria Napoletana 100 m One of the best ice-cream shops in Rome 300 m. The flat is located at the 2° floor with lift.


Keywords: Flat

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Luigi

I'm an architect in Rome. I bought the flat in muzio scevola with my wife claudia In 2007.

We like very much this second job, we like meet foreign people and suggest them all the best info for their holiday in Rome.

Luigi purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Luigi chose San Giovanni (St. John Lateran)

The flat is lighty, modern and comfortable and I think the price is SUPER!!

What makes this apartment unique

Comfortable flat in an area well connected


San Giovanni (St. John Lateran) Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) 160cm. x 200cm, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

Very comfortable, convenient location and as described

  • 4 of 5

Luigi and Claudia's flat was very comfortable and conveniently located by the train stop, bus stop and subway station which made travel to the local attractions and train station very easy. Claudia welcomed us and provided all the information needed to find our way to the ancient city, local Co-op supermarket and best restaurant recommendations. Thank you Claudia and Luigi for making our visit to the first of four cities in Italy wonderful and we will recommend your place to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Affordable lovely Flat in Rome

  • 4 of 5

The flat is lovely and as many have already described it is close to the metro, grocery stores, and shopping. The metro easily gets you to all the main sites and attractions. The owners are helpful with tips to the best places to eat, shop and ways to save money. The flat was clean and comfortable and so much better than staying in a hotel. If you are on a budget and want to experience a country the way the people that live there do than this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dunlap, IL USA

Pleasant flat in suburb of Rome

  • 4 of 5

The location was great with the Metro just 2 short blocks away and the bus 1 block. There were 3-4 grocery stores and outdoor markets very close by as well as one of the best places for gelato. The owners were great, very helpful answering all of our questions and providing a guide sheet for the neighborhood. The photos make the apartment look larger but it was still very comfortable, very clean and met our needs. We took the Metro into Rome every day but usually came back to eat in the Fumio Camilla area because the food was better and more reasonable than the touristy areas in Rome. We were there 3 weeks and came to appreciate leaving the tourists behind and coming home to a typical neighborhood. I would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent - recommend to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent apartment for a great holiday in Rome. Very close to the Metro and bus services. Also close to local shops and amenities. The apartment is very clean and has all the necessary facilities to have a great stay. The owners are extremely helpful and answer responses very quickly. The apartment is child friendly (we had a < 2 year old child and there is an added bonus of a large walk in wardrobe area (without a door) leading off the bedroom....our little one slept in there so we were able to have time to ourselves !!!!)


  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
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Very nice, comfortable apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We had stayed in hotels in Italy in the past but this apartment was much better than a hotel. Very early in our two week stay it really started to feel like home. When we returned from an overnight stay in Florence it actually did feel like being home when we got back to the apartment. The kitchen has everything you might need and the local markets are very close. The bathroom is an adequate size, especially compared to the bathrooms in Italian hotels. The bed was comfortable and the bedroom closet was large. The living room area has satellite tv with some english channels and it was fun watching local programs to try to improve our very basic italian language skills.

The apartment is in a great location. We took the train from Fiumicino Airport to Tuscolana Station and walked the three or four blocks to the apartment. The train was around 16 euro but a taxi would have been at least 50 euro. The Furio Camillo Metro Station is even closer than Tuscolana train station and is on the nicer A line that connects with the B line at Termini Station. We bought two seven day Metro passes and used the Metro almost exclusively for transportation from the apartment to the sightseeing areas of Rome. The Metro pass was good even when we took the Metro B line and transferred to the Ostia Lido train for a trip to Ostia Antica. If you can't get to Pompeii and want to see an ancient Roman city then it's definitely a great idea to make the train trip from the apartment to see Ostia Antica.

The neighborhood is a quiet, residential area with restaurants, pubs, pizzerias and bars. The "bars" are not like American bars but are snack bars where you can get a coffee, a beer, soft drinks and snacks. The map in the "Welcome Kit" left for us with recommended local places listed was very helpful. The "typical and cheap Roman pizza" place was a favorite of ours and going up Appia Nueva to Petrini's gelateria is highly recommended. There are a few gelato shops closer to the apartment but Petrini's is by far the best in the neighborhood if not all of Rome. We also ate at local restaurants Binario 96, Crossings Pub across the street from the apartment and at the Chinese restaurant on Luigi's map. Those restaurants were all fine. Binario 96 was especially nice. A trip to the pastry shop is also a great idea.

Thanks so much to Luigi & Claudia for helping to make our Roman vacation perfect. The only thing we would change is next time to make it four or six weeks instead of two.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Exactly as Advertised, Convenient to Trains and Parco Caffarella

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as advertised and worked out very well for us. We especially appreciated Luigi's advice to go to the outdoor market and to Petrini's Gelato. This is not a tourist neighborhood but it is convenient to the airport (take the FM1 from FCO to Tuscolana Station for 8 euros) and even more convenient to the Metro - it is two blocks to Furio Camillo on the A Metro line, 6 stops from Termini Station and on the same line as the Spanish Steps and the Vatican. Parco Caffarella is a great place to run and is just a few blocks from the flat. There are two large supermarkets in the neighborhood, in addition to the many smaller markets. Thanks Luigi!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
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Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Ciampino Pastine
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Nearest Ferry
87 Kilometres
Nearest Train
750 Metres
Tuscolana railway station
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
31 Kilometres
Ostia beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Basilica of St. John Lateran
Nearest Point of Interest
Porta Latina
Nearest Point of Interest
Caffarella- Appia Antica Park
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $61.48
Refundable damage deposit $122.96

Rome tourist tax 3,50 euros per person per night, for a maximum of 10 days will be added at the total amount in according with the law (children younger than 10 years don't pay).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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