Downtown-Touristic attractions at walking distance-Very clean-Quiet-Foodies area
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About PAOLA MAROTTA
University Degree in Biological Science. Marketing Manager in a multinational company in the healthcare sector for 26 years. Master in MBA (Management-Business and Admin) at Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome. Then... Paola has changed her life: bought this home to make with this a cozy & bright Holiday Home. Paola likes too much cooking, living, stay with her family and with her guests or friends.
PAOLA MAROTTA purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why PAOLA MAROTTA chose Rione XX Testaccio
For having a new life style: more flexible, with a better balance between personal life and work time. This new job is giving me the opportunity to have a window on the world thanks to my dear guests.
What makes this Apartment unique
Centrally located. Well connected by 4 different kind of public transportation: bus, metro, train to/from the Airports, train to the beach with a 20 minutes trip, tram and easy walks... The vast majority of interesting places are at walking distance from home. Home is: Quite - Bright - Clean - Comfortable - Cozy and full of love for my guests. This is available either for a short as well for a long stay. We live 3 minutes away, so we are at your complete disposal for any support should need during your stay.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
A B S O L U T E L Y perfect!
There are two main reasons to book this apartment - esp if you are rookie American travelers as we were!
1. The location is 👌�🏼� It is in the Testaccio area of Rome which has a very local vibe but is close to everything. Technically you can walk to the main sites BUT you will be our your feet all day, you really should use public transportation- it is easy and the stops are very close to the apartment. Paola suggested we download the “Moovit” app and that made busses and metro a snap! (It works in Florence, Venice, etc too.) The area is know for its authentic Roman food and there were lots of quaint and delicious restaurants close by. Paola recommends several and we found her to be accurate. In addition, it quiets down very well at night. We had the windows cracked open all night and didn’t have any problem with noise.
2. As I have already alluded to, Paola is extremely helpful. Everything you could need is in the apartment: adaptors, guide books, restaurant recommendations, plus all the amenities mentioned in the listing. It is small (for Americans - the bathroom especially) but that is part of the charm. It is immaculately clean and comfortable.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Thanks Paola!
Thank you so much!!! You have described the neighborhood and home better than me. Whenever you like to come back you are always welcome.
Kind regards, Paola
all one could wish!
A wonderful apartment, perfect for two, and Paola the perfect host. Every possible appliance, all clean, comfortable bed, great location, terrific neighborhood. Close to bus, subway and train. And a book full of carefully annotated suggestions on what to see, where to eat, shopping...maps, etc., etc. Hard to improve upon, five stars! Thank you, Paola!
Thank you! I'm stunned by such a positive review. I thank you sincerely. At any time you want to come back you will be welcome! Warm regards, Paola
Delightful apartment & neighbourhood
Paolo was very welcoming and gave me lots of tips on what to do in Rome. There was also an abundance of tourist books and maps available in the apartment.
Apartment was clean and bathroom fittings and kitchen very modern. It was very quiet being in residential area so was like a little haven after a busy day sightseeing. There is a piazza very close which was a gathering place for local families with a good little supermarket and Gelateria opposite the square. There are enough trattorias and restaurants close to apartment and piazza to eat somewhere different for a week or more plus a choice of bakeries.
It was very close to bus stops (one being about 30 seconds walk and the other no more than 60 seconds). The metro station was also close but the bus service has very good coverage of Rome.
The Colosseum was about 20 minutes walk through a pleasant neighbourhood and past Circus Maximus and Palatine Hill before reaching the Colosseum. Also the 75 bus service stops right beside the Colosseum if you don't feel like walking.
It is easy to get to wherever you want to go with the number of bus routes available close to the apartment. Although it seemed far away at first from looking at the map in reality if you are a good walker then once you familiarise yourself it would be easy to walk or walk/bus to almost every part of central Rome.
The apartment was fully stocked with everything you needed for cooking and the bathroom had everything you needed including the important hair dryer.
An elevator made it easy to access the apartment and the interior of the building is immaculate.
Dear Pam, I sincerely thank you for such a detailed and positive description either of home as well of the neighborhood. I'm really impressed from your ability to highlight the unique advantages of home and of the area where home is located. Testaccio indeed is still a genuine and familiar area even it is nearby the most interesting attractions. You were a precise, clean, reliable guest and I'm really happy when the guests feel comfortable at Casa della Robbia. This is full of love and energy. Probably you have felt this. All the best and, once again, many thanks for your generosity. Paola
Beautiful part of Rome
The apartment located in Testaccio is comfortable and fully equipped with everything you need. Getting around Rome is made easy from the apartment as there are many options of transport just out side your door. Paola is a wonderful host and she went out of her way to show us around the neighbourhood.
Grazie! Thank you so much. I'm happy you felt like at home. It was a real pleasure meeting you. All the best for the New Year. Warm regards, Paola
Paola, is an absolute delight. I have never had such a marvelous experience, her incredible attention to detail is just simply unmatched. She was so incredible and patient in explaining the area around where we stayed, as well as where to go in Roma that it made it so much easier to really eat, commute and live like a local. If ever in Roma again, she will be our go to! Thank you SO much, Paola.
Dear Lilibeth, Thank you so much! I'm sincerely grateful for such a generous comment on your stay. I'm happy you felt welcome, even you and your friends were kind, smiling and friendly with me. Whenever you like to come back you are more than welcome! I wish you all the best for the New Year. Paola
The hosts were very helpful and friendly! They went above and beyond in accommodating our needs!
Our overall experience at the property was amazing! Paola and I emailed each other back and forth! She answered my questions regarding transportation in Rome and sent me an app. She was so very helpful and accommodating!! The apartment was sparkling clean and a close walk to a market, making it easy for us to buy food and cook some of our meals. The kitchen was very well equipped! It was also close to the bus stop that took us to the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum. It was a perfect accommodation for my husband, son and I.
Thanks so much for such a sincere and generous appreciation. : ) You and your family are always welcome! I wish you a Merry Christmas. All the best. Paola and Massimo
Bus stop 2 minutes from home. Metro stop 5 minutes walk. Train to the airport 10 minutes walk from home. Fitness center 10 minutes away, available on-demand and on-payment. Jogging area along the river 5 minutes from home. Garage 5 minutes from home on-payment. By an easy walk from home you can reach the vast majority of tourist attractions: Colisseum, Circus Maximo, Bocca della Verità, Imperial Forum. In 10 minutes you reach Trastevere and Aventino. With a 40 minutes walk you are at St. Peters' Cathedral, Navona Square, Campo de Fiori. Testaccio, the area where home is located, is famous for foodies: local market, supermarkets, trattorias, excellent and genuine groceries shops, wine & gourmet shops, pizzerias, beer shops, and the typical bakeries where you can find authentic Roman pizza, freshly made bread and delicious deserts. The Quarter is one of the most lively, cultural and artistic centers in Rome: museum, theatres, cinemas, book shops. The subway (Pyramid) is reachable on foot (650 mts); at 2 min walking there is a bus stop where you can find many buses to connect you to the most important sites and shopping areas. 5 minutes from home a safe and guarded garage open 24h/24h. Just in front of home (10 minutes walk): the Aventino hill: one of the most romantic, exclusive and calm places in Rome. *Giardino degli Aranci (Oranges' Garden) from which you can admire a panoramic view of Rome. *Just a few steps away (Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta), there is S. Peter through the keyhole of the Villa del Priorato di Malta. *Municipal rose garden open from May to June. *Piramide – the tomb of a legionnaire - 400 m away home. *The former abattoir (Ex-Mattatoio) with its structures, its precincts and the current Macro Museum. *The quiet neighborhood of San Saba: you cannot miss out on a visit to the Basilica of San Saba (VII century). *THE NEIGHBOURHOOD MARKET: 5 minutes away from home. You will find everything: from shoes to necklaces, from fruit to fish and meat.... There is also a stand that sells sandwiches made on the spot with stewed meat, tripe, chicory!!! And...if you if you love organic food you can find “IL CANESTRO” food market right in front of home, which is the first and most committed organic food shop in Rome; they've got everything....*Right next to it, you will find a small herb and spice shop, which you will recognize thanks to its aroma...it sells spices and chocolate...*EATALY – Piazzale XII Ottobre 1492 (a 20-min walk from home) the un-missable Italian wine and food temple, cult *Porta Portese: typical flea market-you can find everything-(but keep your eyes on your hand-bags!) *800 meters away from home Trastevere: what can I say? Don't miss the S. Maria in Trastevere Church, Piazza Sant'Egidio, Piazza della Gensola, Piazza Trilussa, Vicolo del Cinque, Vicolo del Moro, the Botanical Garden on Via della Lungara. *Circus Maximus – just 1 stop on the Metro B line or a 10-minute walk from home, passing through Aventino. *Bocca della Verità – you can walk there – it's just a 15-minute walk from home, passing through Aventino *Colosseum – just 2 stops away on the metro B line – 1.7 km – a 20-minute walk away. *Isola Tiberina – you can go there on foot by walking along the Lungotevere or alongside the river; a rather striking promenade, and the early morning or sunset colours are beautiful (20-30 minutes). *Terme di Caracalla – 15 min walk away. *Teatro di Marcello – 15 min walk away. *Piazza del Campidoglio – don't miss it! It's a 20-25 minute walk away – A square which is a true work of art, a Michelangelo-like courtyard that will leave you speechless....*Capitoline Museums, the Lupa, the Steps...please don't miss the cafè with the terrace on the Campidoglio, not so much for the coffee shop, but especially for the beautiful view you'll be enjoying. *Fori Imperiali – 2.5 km away – try to visit them in the afternoon – at sunset, I can assure you that the Roman rose colour is unforgettable! *ALTARE DELLA PATRIA (Altar of the Fatherland) - how can you miss it? Make sure you've got plenty of patience and breath...then climb up to the top, right up to the last!