Delicious apartment near Villa Borghese
|住所||Viale Parioli, 00197 Roma, イタリア|
The apartment offered has an area of 58sqm and is fully furnished and renovated. It has an independent heating system, two bedrooms, the first one with a double bed and the other one with two single beds (which if necessary can be attached), a big table with chairs, a bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen, with a mini fridge and a washing machine. The apartment is provided with clean linen, TV, free Wi-Fi, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, making it comfortable for longer stays.
Viale Parioli is one of the most famous streets in Rome, where you’ll find some of the most popular restaurants in the city, such as: La Celestina, La Scala, Il Caminetto, La Pariolina, all very close; near the house there are many supermarkets, bars, clothing and footwear shops and many services as banks, pharmacies, etc..
The apartment is reached by bus from the central train station, Termini Station, in about 15 minutes and is near the famous Villa Borghese and the famous Zoo. One of the most famous streets near the apartment is Veneto Street where there is a metro stop that takes you to the center of the city and from where it is possible to reach the center on foot taking the escalators in just a few minutes.
In addition, in the immediate vicinity you can visit the famous Borghese Museum, the National Gallery of Modern Art, the Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia, the Auditorium Parco della Musica and the National Museum of XXI Century Arts Maxxi.
Add cost a part the tourist taxes for the stay to give by cash at the arrival :
3,50 euros per person per night.
ANOTHER IMPORTANT THING TO REMIND ON THE BASE OF THE TOURISM RULES WE HAVE TO RESPECT IN OUR CITY IT IS OBLIGATORY BY OUR TOURISTS GIVE COPIES OF THEIR VALID DOCUMENTS OF TRAVEL ( PASSPORTS OR IDENTITY CARDS ) AT THE ARRIVAL
IN MY CASE I HAVE TO SEND THOSE COPIES TO MY POLICE STATION OFFICE BY THE NEXT 24 HOURS AFTER YOUR ARRIVAL TO MY FLAT TO DECLARE YOUR ENTRY TO ROME AND YOUR STAY IN MY FLAT DURING THE PERIOD OF YOUR BOOKING
This is one of the WIMDU places where one is sorely tempted not to write too enthusiastically about, lest it is booked solid when you ever want to come back. The apartment is located in a very posh neighborhood of Northern Rome named Parioli (lots of embassies etc). No surprise that the quarter is packed with nice restaurants, shops and up market food stores etc.. Right across the street is an excellent pizza place called “La Parioli” that became our favorite. It is usually packed with Romans which is always a good sign (--> make a reservation, especially on weekends or eat well before 8 pm when the place starts to fill up). The many embassies also have the nice side effect that police is never far and I would rate Parioli one of the safest if not the safest and quietest neighborhood in central Rome. The great thing is that despite these obvious advantages, all the major sights of Rome are just a 30 minute walk away. A reasonably fit person can cross the Villa Borghese park (also great for running) and be on the Spanish steps in 25 minutes. If you don’t like walking, there is a direct bus to Termini station (Number 223) or trams number 3 and 19 within reasonable walking distance (600 m/yards).
The place itself is something very special and unique. It looks as if it was originally a janitor’s/caretaker’s/chauffeur’s apartment and is located in the inner courtyard of a classic Rome apartment block from the late 19th century. The best way to describe it is a free standing bungalow in the inner courtyard. It is only accessible by descending a stair, so it is decidedly not suitable for handicapped persons (but the owner points this out). If one opens all the shutters, the place is very light but the downside is that people have a clear view at you from the surrounding apartments. We were there in March but I would imagine that the place is also very cool during the stifling hot summer months. The furnishing is adequate, no-nonsense IKEA fare down to the brightly colored sheets. There is a small fully equipped kitchen (no oven) and a very small but sufficient fridge. To us, eating out quickly loses its appeal if you have to do it every day so it was nice to be able to occasionally make simple dishes like Spaghetti Aglio I Olio or cook some artichokes to be enjoyed with some wine after a long day of sightseeing. A particular PLUS for the place are three things that can –at least from our past experience- prove sore points in Italy. One: there is plenty of hot water for all occupants to have decent showers in the morning! Two and three: The heating system works in cold weather and the AC works in hot weather! The owner, Emanuela, is very helpful and will provide you with loads of useful information before you arrive. She also responds to e-mails and text messages within an hour at the most. Her assistant, Mauro, speaks good English and explained the workings of the place well. Our seven days have been an altogether memorable experience and we will definitely be back!
We absolutely felt in love with Emanuela's place! Best choise for staying in Rome - Parioli is a beautiful district, well-located, not very touristic, with great places for dinner and breakfast nearby (We loved a lot our breakfasts with fresh croissants in Il Dodo (2 mins from flat - just cross the street, and dinner in La Pariolina - same located just at the opposite side of the street). The supermarket is also in walking distance.
The flat itself is just terrific. First of all, it is a real "villa" inside the house :) If you will go there you will understand what I mean :) Very tidy, spacious, full of light, 2 comfortable bedrooms (although we were 2 couples and 1 room had 2 separate beds we had a comfortable sleep for 3 nights). There are even windows in the ceiling which we loved a lot! The bathroom is spacious and clean, the kitchen is very comfortable and well-equipped.
Emanuela's assistant Mauro was very polite and was waiting for us when we were late due to the tough traffic in Rome (if you travel in the evening by car from the Southern part of Rome - estimate your staying in the traffic for at least 2 hours, as the flat is located just in the opposite part of Rome). Although we've found a free parking near the home next day we dropped off the car as it is almost impossible to drive it in Rome - better choose a scooter :D
Villa Borghese is just 20 mins walking, the city centre - 40 mins by foot or 15 mins by bus. We have chosen walking and enjoyed the beautiful streets of Rome.
We did not meet Emanuela herself, but she communicates with us very responsibly and she is very reliable, she gave us all directions and a lot of tips before our arrival to Rome, which we appreciate a lot.
Emanuela, thank you for everything! We enjoyed our stay and definitely next time in Rome will come back to your place!
Grazie mille and buona fortuna!
We had a lovely time in Emanuela's flat. It is well equipped with all you need for a city break and within proximity to a couple of supermarkets and a bakery. It is situated in the Northern part of Rome in a lovely, quiet and very charming neighborhood. It took us about 20 minutes to reach Termini by bus, which was done very easily as the bus stop is literally outside the door. The restaurants in the area are fantastic and we ended up going back to eat in Via Parioli every night, as the atmosphere, food, quality and people were fantastic there compared to the tourist hustle and bustle in central Rome.
Emanuela was a lovely and caring host and Mauro took good care of us upon arrival.
We had 5 days in Parioli appartement. It's very comfortable and clean. I can sleep well in this flat. Thank Mauro and Emanuela for the kindly helps. I hope to see you again in Rome.
The apartment is in an upper class neighbourhood in Rome. It is very quiet, located in the middle of an apartment complex. Bus stop within 50 meters and good restaurants, bakery and park in around the corner. Parking is a bit difficult, because it is quite busy with traffic.
The apartment is very clean and pleasant; good beds. We missed some chairs and a table to sit outside.
Emanuela is very supportive if any questions arise! A la prossima volta!
Nice apartment. Very clean. Emanuela is helpful and very friendly.
The neighborhood is nice with many great restaurants (we recommend the one just in front of the house) and cafes. The bus stop is close an it takes about 15-20 minutes to go to Termini station.
We enjoyed our stay very much! :)
The apartment was perfect. It is just like the pictures, very clean, enough and clean towels. The bus stop indeed right before the door, and places to get breakfast.
Emanuela received us very kindly at the apartment, though we arrived late in the evening.
We had a good stay!
Emanuela was a wonderful host. Our train got into Termini later in the evening and my travel buddies and I ended up checking in a little late. She was very gracious about it and said it was fine because we constantly updated her. She and Luciano oriented us around the complex and the living space, such as where to find towels and how to open the windows, security tips, etc, and how to connect to the internet. We were excited about wifi connection since we were without internet access for a good portion of our trip. There was one little predicament that was resolved just fine: the lower shower head in the washroom was falling out of its post from the wall and I was a little concerned about it. I let Emanuela know and she told me not to worry about it, the only thing that mattered was that we were able to use the washroom just fine and that we were having a nice stay, and also that she would have someone fix it after our stay. The location is ideal if you want to stay in a very safe and quiet neighborhood away from the hustle and bustle of the city center. It's a 15-20 minute bus ride from Termini if you take the n217, which was just great for us. Everyone around the neighborhood was helpful. Brush up on your Italian! It definitely helps.
Wir waren eine Woche Ende Oktober in Emanuela Apartment und haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen. Das Haus liegt absolut ruhig in einer guten, sicheren Gegend. Es gibt sehr viele Restaurants in allen Preiskategorien. Das Apartment ist zweckmäßig. Hinsichtlich des Preis-/Leistungsverhältnisses waren wir sehr zufrieden.
In der Küche steht ein großer Tisch, wo wir zu dritt bequem sitzen konnten.
Emanuela hat ins im Vorfeld per Mail alle wichtigen Informationen geschickt und war sehr hilfsbereit und gastfreundlich. Per SMS konnte man die Ankunftszeit/Schlüsselübergabe verabreden.
Sie hat für uns sogar einen elektrischen Wasserkocher besorgt. Mauro hat uns herzlichen empfangen und alles gezeigt. Obwohl wir aufgrund der Anreise am Sonntag Verspätung hatten, hat er geduldig auf uns gewartet. Es empfiehlt sich früh genug eine SMS zu schicken. Das werden wir nächstes Mal besser machen.
Ganz wichtig bei der Anreise: In den Bussen werden keine Haltestellen angesagt oder angezeigt.
Um beim Restaurant Celestina auszusteigen, muss man den STOP-Button direkt nach der Haltestation drücken, die sich im Kreisel mit dem Blumenstand an der linken Seite befindet!!!
Das Celestina ist ein kleiner Glasvorbau und hat keinerlei Logo am Haus. Man sieht es also von weitem nicht. Drückt man den Stop-Button im Bus nicht früh genug, fährt der Bus einfach vorbei.
Am Kiosk direkt am Kreisel (neben dem Blumenstand) bekommt man alle Arten von Busfahrkarten, hingegen hat der Kiosk direkt neben dem Haus nur 150 min. Karten.
Die Fahrt vom/zum Bahnhof Termini dauert ca. 20 Minuten, die Buslinie ist die 217.
Richtung stadteinwärts kommt nach ca. 5 Minuten die Haltestelle der amerikanischen Botschaft. Dort kann man in die Tram 19 umsteigen (fährt direkt zum Vatikan), die eine sehr interessante Stecke fährt, vorbei an der Villa Giulia, Villa Borghese und an der modernen Kunst Galerie.
Der Supermarkt ist gut zu erreichen ca. 300m zu Fuß stadteinwärts (DESPAR). Er hat Mo-Sa. von 8-21 Uhr, So bis 20 Uhr geöffnet.
Direkt gegenüber ist die Bushaltestelle und ein sehr guter Bäcker (führt alles, was das Herz begehrt).
Das einzige, was vielleicht nicht so gut ist, ist das die Busse Sonntags und an den Feiertagen nur etwa alle 1/2 Stunde fahren - aber das haben wir gerne in Kauf genommen, da wir wirklich gut schlafen konnten. WLAN, Heizung und Klimaanlage funktionierten tadellos. Allerdings führt eine enge Treppe zum Appartent hinunter (nicht für Gehbehinderte geeignet) und man kann sich nicht in den Hof setzen (es ist eben ein Hinterhof, der nicht gerade einladend aussieht).
Gekocht haben wir nicht - die Fensterläden haben wir nicht aufgemacht, denn dann könnte jeder der umliegenden Bewohner in die Fenster schauen.
Vielleicht wären ein paar Gardinen die Lösung dafür.
Das einzige, was noch angeschafft werden müsste, wäre ein Duschvorhang.
Wir würden jederzeit wieder bei Emanuela wohnen … und Rom ist sowieso immer eine Reise wert.