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Charming apartment in 1930s villa in quiet, central, green area.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

In the quiet, central and green residential area of San Saba - Porta Ardeatina, near the majestic Aurelian walls, this 68 sq. m. (732 sq. ft.) apartment is on the second floor of a charming villa built in the 1930s, surrounded by a scented garden of orange trees.

If you are looking for a peaceful residence in the heart of the archaeology, history, art and ‘Great Beauty’ of Rome, “Villino Rosso” is the ideal place to stay. Far from the traffic, hustle and bustle of some areas of the city, the newly renovated apartment (June 2014) is bright, comfortable and decorated with pieces of period furniture. It is a convenient starting place to explore the many attractions of the eternal city and a cosy place to relax after sightseeing.

The 68 sq. m. (732 sq. ft.) apartment has just undergone renovation (finished June 2014) and can accommodate up to 6 guests. It is made up of:

- 1 master bedroom with a continental king size bed (160 cm × 200 cm, 63 in × 79 in)

- 1 bedroom with a continental double bed (140 cm × 200 cm, 55 in × 79 in)

- living room/dining room with a continental king-sized sofa bed (160 cm × 200 cm, 63 in × 79 in), dining table for 6 people, full HD LED television

- fully equipped kitchen and with breakfast table for four people

- bathroom with comfortable shower and bidet

The house has new thermal and sound insulating windows.

Villino Rosso holiday apartment is authorized by Rome City Council (Dipartimento Turismo SCIA prot. QA72014/6064).

Many attractions are easily reached on foot: the Baths of Caracalla (11 mins), the Aventine Hill (12 mins), the Circus Maximus (13 mins), the Colosseum (20 mins), the Forum (25 mins). Nearby are the lively and characteristic areas of Testaccio and Ostiense that offer a great number of restaurants, pizzerias, taverns, ice cream shops, markets, shops and clubs. At 9 mins from the apartment (through the underground pedestrian passage of Ostiense train station) is Eataly, a 17.000 sq. m. space offering the best in Italian wines and food. Not only can you buy top quality products, but you can also eat in one of the several thematic and gourmet restaurants.

At 200m from the house is a café and a small bakery selling sandwiches, bread, biscuits and all that you need for breakfast. In viale Giotto (5 mins on foot) there is a supermarket which also has fruit, vegetables, meat, fresh bread, meat and a deli. The nearest open-air market is San Saba (5 min on foot) in quaint piazza Bernini, with a few typical stalls selling fruit, vegetables, meat, cold cuts and cheese. There is also a bakery in the square. A 15 min walk will take you to the large covered market of Testaccio in via Galvani, which offers a great variety of fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, bread, pastries, wine, flowers etc., as well as stalls where you can taste traditional roman dishes, open air cafés and shops selling shoes, clothes, accessories, pottery. Finally, on Thursday and Saturday morning in piazza Nicoloso da Recco, a small square 20m from the apartment, you will find a truck selling local fruit and vegetables from the Roman countryside.

Opera and ballet lovers shouldn’t miss the summer season of the Opera of Rome held in the unique setting of the Baths of Caracalla. An interesting museum within walking distance is the Montemartini Centre in via Ostiense: an extraordinary combination of industrial archeology and classical art, where a collection of ancient sculptures is exhibited in a former power plant. Also look out for the exhibitions at the Macro Testaccio, an exhibition space for contemporary art in a former 19 th century slaughterhouse.

TRANSPORT

The house is in a central area and very well-connected by public transport:

- the Piramide stop of metro line B is at 400m.

-the closest bus stop is at 100m and several other bus lines stop close by, including the 30 Express that will take you to piazza Navona in 15 mins.

-the number 3 tramline is at 200m and stops in Trastevere, Circo Massimo, Colosseo and San Giovanni.

-the Ostiense train station is at 500m and connects with Fiumicino airport, Fiera di Roma (Rome’s trade fair/congress district, and other railway stations of Rome (Termini, Trastevere, San Pietro); ‘Italo’ high speed trains to various Italian cities (Florence, Venice, Milan, Padua, Bologna and Turin) also stop here.

-Ciampino airport is connected by buses to Termini train station and metro line B to Piramide.

-the Roma–Lido railway is at 400 m and travels to the archaeological site of Ancient Ostia in 26 minutes.

-there are taxi stations in front of the Ostiense and Roma-Lido train stations.

If you are travelling by car, parking is no problem in the streets around the apartment and there is also a covered car park 500m from the house in piazzale dei Partigiani in front of Ostiense train station.

More Details

Owner
Anna Paola Succi
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Anna Paola Succi

I am Italian, but I grew up in England and the U.S.A. Then I moved to Rome and never left the Eternal City! With my husband and our teenaged children we will do our best to help you enjoy the city we love!

Amenities

Aventino Testaccio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Continental king size bed (63 in × 79 in, 160 cm x 200 cm)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Continental double bed (55 in × 79 in, 140 cm × 200 cm)
    Living/dining room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Continental king size sofa bed (63 in × 79, 160 cm × 200 cm)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat

Reviews

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Charming apartment in 1930s villa in quiet, central, green area.
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
5

Delightful Apartment - would highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 days and absolutely loved the apartment, which is in a quiet residential neighbourhood. Anna Paola met us at the apartment when we arrived, even though it was around 10.00pm and we were an hour later than scheduled. Anna Paola had also very kindly bought us some tea, coffee, milk, fruit, etc., which was much appreciated at such a late hour. The apartment was very clean and well equipped. Bedding and towels are provided plus basic provisions, such as soap, washing up liquid and toilet rolls. We loved staying in an apartment as opposed to a hotel - it really was a home from home and very relaxing. If you are a light sleeper, then you will love the area - the neighbourhood is completely quiet at night. There is no traffic, music, parties, bars - it is very peaceful. Travelling into the centre of Rome is very quick and easy and you have various options - train, taxi or walking. You can also very easily take the train from the airport to the apartment. Top tip - once you have bought your train ticket, remember to validate it at one of the machines on the platform before you board the train. If you don't you can be fined €100 Euros per person.

Highlights of the apartment for us: Expresso coffee percolator, comfortable beds and a safe and quiet area.

Anna Paola is a wonderful owner and host. Thank you for letting us stay in your apartment and for all your help to make our visit completely stress free.

I have already recommended the apartment to a friend and I'm sure they will also recommend to someone else once they have stayed - it really is a gem of a find.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A light-filled, comfortable apartment in a convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We spent three perfect weeks in Anna Paola’s light-filled, spacious, comfortable, secure apartment. We have rented many apartments throughout Italy and other parts of Europe - - and this apartment is among the very best. The kitchen had every possible pot, pan, knife, and equipment to allow us to make great meals every night. Spacious bathroom, comfortable bed and linens, large living room, spare bed room, and strong wireless afforded every possible comfort when we walked into the apartment after a long day traversing Rome. The apartment’s location in a quiet, clean, safe, and pretty residential area near the Ostiense Train Station and Metro - - but also walkable to all of ancient and Renaissance Rome - - made it a perfect base for our stay. Anna Paola was a kind and gracious host, wonderfully helpful if we had any questions, and a delightful person. We can’t wait to come back to this marvelous, relaxing apartment on future trips to Rome. Thank you, Anna Paola!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Spacious, elegant, light-filled apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Anna Paola's beautiful apartment. Easy to get to by train from Fiumicino Airport to Station Ostiense, then a 10 minute walk to the apartment. The apartment itself is lovely, located in a quiet neighborhood near the Aurelian Wall, but close enough to walk to historical sites all over the city. It's also an easy walk to grocery stores, restaurants and some of the best views in Rome. It's a fabulous place, and Anna Paola is a wonderful host. We would happily stay there again on our next visit to Rome!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bristol, UK
5

Cool, calm, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here for a four night holiday break. It was a pleasure to return to Villino Rosso after hot and busy days in Rome.

The apartment is well equipped and would also be ideal for longer stays. It is located in a residential area within walking distance of the many attractions of South Central Rome. The direct connection from Fiumicino airport to Ostiense railway station makes for an easy arrival.

Anna Paola is an excellent host and made us feel very welcome.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Brighton
5

Perfect host & location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here in mid-August. The owner, Anna Paola, is the most welcoming of hosts - she greeted us on arrival and provided fruit, cereal, milk & bread which was a nice touch. Very close to Piramide metro & Ostiense rail stations for easy transport connections. 15-20 mins walk to Testaccio market, which is worth a visit. Eatlay is also nearby (food heaven) and is a must. The apartment is located in a quiet residential area, perfect for any visit to Rome given the easy transport connections nearby. Highly recommend and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

Lovely flat

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable for our visit and provision of fruit, bread, milk and cereal was helpful. Well situated for transport into Rome and the places that we wanted to explore. Lovely gelateria on Via Ostiense and other places to eat and shop. Also, plenty of information given by Anna Paulo which helped us enjoy ourvstay

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Fiumicino, Leonardo da Vinci International Airport
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Stazione Ostiense
Car: not necessary

If you are looking for a peaceful residence in the heart of the archaeology, history, art and ‘Great Beauty’ of Rome, “Villino Rosso” is the ideal place to stay. Far from the traffic, hustle and bustle of some areas of the city, many attractions are easily reached on foot: the Baths of Caracalla (11 mins), the Aventine Hill (12 mins), the Circus Maximus (13 mins), the Colosseum (20 mins), the Forum (25 mins). Nearby are the lively and characteristic areas of Testaccio and Ostiense that offer a great number of restaurants, pizzerias, taverns, ice cream shops, shops, clubs and a market. A 9 min walk (through the underground pedestrian passage of Ostiense train station) will take you to Eataly, a 17.000 sq. m. space offering the best in Italian wines and food. Not only can you buy top quality products, but you can also eat in one of the several thematic and gourmet restaurants.

200m from the house is a café and a small bakery selling sandwiches, bread, biscuits and all that you need for breakfast. In viale Giotto (5 mins on foot) there is a supermarket which also has fruit, vegetables, meat, fresh bread, meat and a deli. The nearest open-air market is San Saba (5 min on foot) in quaint piazza Bernini, with a few typical stalls selling fruit, vegetables, meat, cold cuts and cheese. There is also a bakery in the square. A 15 min walk will take you to the large covered market of Testaccio in via Galvani, which offers a great variety of fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, bread, pastries, wine, flowers etc., as well as stalls where you can taste traditional roman dishes, open air cafés and shops selling shoes, clothes, accessories, pottery. Finally, on Thursday and Saturday morning in piazza Nicoloso da Recco, a small square 20m from the apartment, you will find a truck selling local fruit and vegetables from the Roman countryside.

Opera and ballet lovers shouldn’t miss the summer season of the Opera of Rome held in the unique setting of the Baths of Caracalla. An interesting museum within walking distance is the Montemartini Centre in via Ostiense: an extraordinary combination of industrial archeology and classical art, where a collection of ancient sculptures is exhibited in a former power plant. Also look out for the exhibitions at the Macro Testaccio, an exhibition space for contemporary art in a former 19th century slaughterhouse.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $47.11
Refundable damage deposit $176.66

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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