The house is in the centre of Rome and situated in the most important street of the area.
I remind you that Testaccio and Trastevere (shared by the Tiber) are the most beautiful and famous districts of Rome for fun, entertainment, nightlife and to eat typical Roman cuisine.
Only by staying in these two areas you can understand life in Rome and the Romans. The house is located in a prestigious building, with elevator (1st floor) (it was built by a famous architect at the beginning of 1900’s) with the “conciergerie” service (Mr. Franco).
The nice particular of the building is that it has 2 entries/exits (one in Via Amerigo Vespucci, the other in LungoTevere Testaccio Boulevard’s Wharf Tiber).
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The period you asked me is available.
The house is about 80 mts square, renovated in May 2012.There are 2 bedrooms (one of 25 mts orange colour and one of 22 mts blue colour), kitchen (full optional) with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV, etc., two bathrooms with WC, bidet, washbasin, shower, hair dryer, washing machine, iron, etc. In the price is included the furniture of bed and bath linen.
There is also air conditioning. A/C
INTERNET line and WI-FI at request at the price of 15 € per stay for all people.
There is also the tourist tax (see file about law) €. 3,50 per person per day, free for children under 10. (the tourist tax must be paid at your arrival)
Testaccio house is situated in the centre Rome very close to the Bocca della Verità, Circo Massimo, Colosseo, Fori Imperiali, Piazza Venezia (historical centre). Ideally located.
In the other side of Tevere (Tiber) there's the famous district of Trastevere full of tradition, colours, music and typical restaurants, and on Sunday there is the famous Porta Portese market, the biggest of Italy.
Testaccio is famous for night life, pubs, discos, restaurants, wine locals (Il Bucatino, Lo Scopettaro, Da Felice, Oio a casa mia, Agustarello, da Checchino, La Torricella, Osteria bottiglieria, Osteria degli Amici, da Remo, Nuovo Mondo Via Vespucci, Antico Forno Marucci Via Vespucci, Il Cantinone.)
In front of the house there is Piazza (Square) S. Maria Liberatrice with a children park.
TRANSPORTS AND HOW TO ARRIVE AT CASA TESTACCIO
You can arrive
•OSTIENSE Train Station (departures/arrivals) from/to Fiumicino Airport Leonardo Da Vinci; there's also shuttle bus for Ciampino airport (low cost flights). Termini main train station is far about 10/15 min. by bus – metro – train.
•Subway line B “PIRAMIDE” ;
•Subway BEACH line “PORTA SAN PAOLO - PIRAMIDE” for Ostia beach (directly seaside get out at terminal Cristoforo Colombo or Ostia Antica for Roman Forum).
•TAXI (each taxi can take 4 people; the price is established by the law and it’s 48 €. From/to Fiumicino Airport and 30 €. from/to Ciampino Airport;
•PRIVATE TAXI from/to the Airport at the same price of a public taxi. You can choose this taxi if you are more of 4 people so with a Shuttle you arrive all together and easily because the driver will wait for you inside the airport (after customs doors) with a panel with your name. Go with him he takes you home without problems !!!
•BUS SHUTTLE: Daily connection with public transport between the airport and the railway station Roma Termini is carried out by bus companies ATRAL, COTRAL, SIT and TERRAVISION, parked in the appropriate places in front stalls “Aerostazione” International Departures.
3 (Trastevere, Piramide, Circo Massimo, Colosseo, Fori Imperiali, la Basilica di S. Giovanni in Laterano, Villa Borghese, Bioparco zoo);
30 EXPRESS (bus super fast at 1 stop Subway Piramide and Ostiense Train Station, Bocca della Verità, at 2 Piazza Venezia, at 3 Largo Argentina and Corso Vittorio Emanuele, at 4 Piazza Navona and Senato della Repubblica, at 5 the area of Prati famous for shopping)
280 (Piramide, Ostiense train Station, Isola Tiberina, Bocca della Verità, Trastevere, Lungotevere, Castel Sant’Angelo, Ara Pacis, Basilica di San Pietro, Piazza Cavour, Stadio Olimpico, area Prati)
23 (Piramide, Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura, Basilica di San Pietro, Trastevere, Isola Tiberina, Bocca della Verità, Castel Sant’Angelo, Ara Pacis, area Prati)
75 (Trastevere, Piramide, Circo Massimo, Colosseo, Fori Imperiali, Stazione Termini, Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, Monteverde, Gianicolo fantastic by night a great landscape!!!)
83 (Piramide, Bocca della Verità, Circo Massimo, Teatro Marcello, Piazza Venezia, Via del Corso, Fontana di Trevi, Piazza di Spagna, Parlamento, Galleria Colonna, Via Veneto, Villa Borghese)
170 (EUR, Viale Marconi very good shopping, Bocca della Verità, Piazza Venezia, Via Nazionale, Quirinale in which lives the President of the Republic and Scuderie del Quirinale, Stazione Termini)
781 (area Magliana and Viale Marconi very good for shopping, Bocca della Verità, Piazza Venezia)
716 (Bocca della Verità, Teatro Marcello, Piazza Venezia, Piramide, la Stazione and la Via Ostiense rich of pubs, night clubs and discos, la Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura, la Garbatella;
673 (Piramide, la Stazione and Via Ostiense, il Porto Fluviale, la Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura, area Aventino, il Circo Massimo, le Terme di Caracalla, la Basilica San Giovanni in Laterano, Via Appia Nuova very good shopping);
118 (Bocca della Verità, Aventino, Circo Massimo, Terme di Caracalla, Porta San Sebastiano, Appia Antica and Parco della Caffarella, Dominae Quo Vadis, Catacombe di San Callisto and others catacombs, Basilica di San Sebastiano, Tomba di Cecilia Metella, Fosse Ardeatine);
You can buy tickets for 1 trip, 1 day, 3 days, 7 days; for prices ask at Piramide or Termini Stations.
Others information by the owner.
Rome, the eternal city
The eternal city is a unique place where the remains of a splendid past mingle with the peculiar personality of its people. Strolling through Rome is like visiting a museum: its monuments, squares, churches, fountains and the Roman Coliseum bear witness to the glorious battles between Roman gladiators.
All these sights are complemented by its friendly people, the reason why it is one of the world´s most-visited cities. Our House is located in one of the most authentic and charming areas of the Trastevere.
This traditional neighbourhood is still one of the city's prettiest and most typical, as well as being its nightlife and open-air theatre hub. It has beautiful squares, churches and historic side streets where you can lose yourself and discover the pure essence of Rome. What are you waiting for?
Come and discover this wonderful city.
Testaccio is the name of the twentieth district of Rome. The name comes from the so-called "mount" (Mons Testaceus): 35 meters of fragments of pottery (testae, in Latin), and various debris, accumulated over the centuries as remainders of the transport heading to the port of Ripa Grande (Emporium).
The Emporio port worked since Roman times, and was the landing point of goods and raw materials (primarily marble, grain, wine) that arrived by sea from the port of Ostia, went up the river on barges hauled in by buffaloes which in 1842 were replaced by steam trailers.
Over the centuries, the shards of amphorae, which were used to contain wheat and liquid foods during transport, accumulated in a hill, hence the name - ancient - of Monte Testaccio or Shards Mount (“Monte dei cocci”), and the choice - modern - of the amphora as a symbol of the district. The number of stacked jars is estimated at around 25 million.
The empty jars that had contained mostly oil were broken into pieces and arranged neatly to provide stability in a stepped pyramid and sprinkled with lime to prevent odors due to decomposition of organic residues.
The marbles, which gave the name to the street Marmorata that connects the port of Ripa with Porta San Paolo, were the ones the Romans continued to import from all over the Mediterranean sea till the end of the empire, and that with the decay of Rome remained unused in large quantities, “res nullius”, for centuries as open quarry of semi-finished products of value.
Until the restoration and urban redevelopment begun after 1870, which assigned this area and along the Ostiense down to the basilica of St. Paul to industrial activities and "heavy" services (railways, slaughterhouse, general markets, gas factory moved here from Circus Maximus), the area, despite being located inside the city walls, was populated by poor farmers and shepherds, subject to floods of the Tiber and infested by malaria, which was beginning at the gates of Rome.
The Trastevere is the ideal place for losing yourself in its colourful streets, squares and vast gardens, such as those of Julius Caesar, where apparently Cleopatra once lived. Once inhabited by craftsmen, fishermen and traders, it is now one of the city´s most characteristic neighbourhoods, where the visitor to our House can walk and look around.
The Coliseum and the Roman Forum
The Coliseum is a true Roman architectural marvel, with a capacity for 60,000 spectators and the symbol of the famous fights between gladiators and wild beasts. The Forum was the centre of the political, religious and commercial life of Ancient Rome. If you come to our hotel in Rome, you simply must visit the via Sacra [Sacred Road], once the site of religious processions and victory marches.
Piazza Navona and Fontana di Trevi
During your stay at our hotel in Rome, you must also visit the Baroque works. The Piazza Navona is one of the typical squares of Baroque Rome, with its ever-full terrace cafés. It boasts the Fountain of the Four Rivers, which represents the giants of the epoch: the River Plate, the Danube, the Ganges and the Nile. And visitors should not forgot to throw in the mandatory coin into the waters of the Fontana di Trevi to make sure that they will return to the Eternal City one day, where they will always have a place in our House.
Piazza di Spagna
The Piazza di Spagna, with its large staircase, has always been a meeting point, not just for Romans, but also for foreign visitors and artists. The square is also the point of departure for the most famous streets, such as via Condotti, packed with shops selling all the international fashion brands.
By staying at our House you can also make the most of the opportunity to visit this state, which has been independent since 1929, erected on the site where Saint Peter the Martyr suffered and was buried. In the 4th Century AC, Constantine, the first Christian emperor, together with Bramante, Michelangelo and Maderno, built a splendid basilica, which was successively rebuilt until it was consecrated in 1626.
St. Peter's Basilica
No photograph could ever convey the impact of this magnificent building on visitors, the splendour of its decoration, the works of art it houses, such as Michelangelo's dome and the great Saint Peter's Square. Whether you come to our House on a pleasure trip or for spiritual reasons you must come to admire this basilica.
The Vatican Museums
Any stay at our hotel in Rome is a fine opportunity to enjoy the city's art and culture. The fruit of centuries of collecting and papal commissions, the city has Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Etruscan and Renaissance art treasures, such as the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel.
The Road of the Conciliation leads to the Castel Sant'Angelo, the fortress of the popes, erected in the Middle Ages over the remains of the tomb of emperor Hadrian (2nd Century AD). Close to the Trastevere area, we would propose a walk through the nearby streets, finishing at our hotel in Rome, for which purpose the best time of day is dusk.