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Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:18
The apartment is located in the San Giovanni district. The part of Rome between San Giovanni and the Appia is an area well served by public transport, full of beautiful basilicas and full of shops. It is the ideal neighborhood to stay in the capital. In fact, it allows you to quickly reach the center by subway and to spend pleasant days between cultural visits, shopping and walks in the countryside. The basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano is undoubtedly the main attraction of the neighborhood: not only is it the first of the four major papal basilicas but it is also the oldest of the whole West. It dates back to the fourth century. The splendid baroque church has a marvelous external façade, surmounted by the statues of Jesus, Saint John the Baptist, Saint John the Evangelist and the 12 apostles. The homonymous square also houses the highest monolithic obelisk in the world: 32.18 meters high, it reaches 45.70 meters if the cross is also considered. Next to the basilica stands the Scala Santa, composed of 28 steps that, according to tradition, Christ would have climbed to go to Pontius Pilate. It would have been transported to Rome in 326 by Santa Elena Imperatrice, mother of Constantine I. Nearby the Basilica of San Clemente, with the mosaics of the Triumph of the Cross, the frescoes of the Chapel of Santa Cecilia and the archaeological excavations. The district of San Giovanni allows you to make pleasant walks surrounded by greenery and surrounded by history. Along the Via Appia Antica runs a path between patrician villas, catacombs, monuments and defensive structures. You can follow the recommended itinerary on the site of the Appia Antica Regional Park, which provides information on the opening hours of monuments and museums.
If you are looking for a bit of tranquility, you can move to the nearby Celio area and enter Villa Celimontana. The park, built around a 16th century villa, is the ideal solution for a summer picnic or a break from the chaos of the city. Compared to other areas of Rome, the San Giovanni district allows shopping at affordable prices. On Via Appia Nuova there are many clothing stores, shoes, bags and everything you could wish for.
Every morning, except for Sunday, in Via Sannio (near the San Giovanni metro station) the namesake market, dedicated to clothing, opens its doors.
The great advantage of this area is to be well connected to public transport: the nearest metro stations A, San Giovanni and Re di Roma, can be reached on foot in 7 minutes; the metro station C -Lodi is 350 meters from the door of the building, from which the buses of line 51 leave every 10 minutes, which in 15 minutes reach the Colosseum and the Fori Imperiali. If you want, you can also get to the center on foot, passing by the Basilica of San Giovanni for a beautiful walk to the Colosseum, with only 30 minutes.
Bus 16 leading to Termini in 16 min.
Tram 3 for Trastevere and Porta Maggiore.
COOP supermarket in via La Spezia 5 minutes on foot.
Pharmacy in via Orvieto 6 minutes on foot.
Paid parking on Viale Castrense and free on Via La Spezia