Famous for its typical restaurants, trendy bars for the Italian aperitivo, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACRO) and the historic "Monte dei Cocci" (mountain of shards), the Testaccio district is a neighborhood where the atmosphere is authentic, absolutely non-touristy. The area is located in a prime position to easily visit the most important sights and monuments of the eternal city, and also offers a young and colorful nightlife.
The apartment is 10 minutes walking from Circo Massimo, Bocca della Verità, Terme di Caracalla and hence the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Via del Corso, and many other sites of historical and cultural interest. In addition, only 100 meters from the residence you will find links to Busses and Trams leading to various places in the historical center.
Newly renovated with high quality finishes and tastefully furnished in a modern style, Casa Flo is a quiet and charming apartment on the ground floor, a few steps from the banks of the Tiber River and only a step from Trastevere and the very famous market Portaportese!
The house has an exclusive 80 square metre private garden where you can eat and relax, enjoying the views of the Roman ruins of Porticus Aemilia (II century BC). It also consists of an entrance hall, a double bedroom with two windows, a spacious living room with double sofa bed, a fully equipped kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and window.
The house is equipped with air conditioning in all rooms, free Wi-Fi, telephone, Hi-Fi, 40" LCD SmartTV, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, washing machine, hairdryer, safe. Towels and linens are available for our guests.
Only 150m from the house you will find the main square of the district with a well stocked supermarket (open on Sundays), several bars, pastry, a myriad of pizzerias, Pubs, Restaurants, a major theater, and all the amenities of a central business district. A block away there is a local market where you can get typical Italian fresh food.
Just 100m from the front door there is a bus stop with which you can reach in 5 minutes the Metro line B and the train station where you can catch direct links to Fiumicino airport and the Central Station. Adjacent to it is also the metro train station of "Rome Lido" from where you can reach the Roman coast and the archaeological site of Ostia Antica.
Testaccio is at few bus stops from EATALY, the temple of Italian food, moreover the district is characterized by the presence of some of the Rome's top gourmet food store that offer you an opportunity to experience Rome like a local in an actual neighborhood where people live, eat and shop
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ostia Lido 25 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Leonardo Da Vinci (Fiumicino - FCO) 27 km, Nearest railway: Roma Termini, Roma Ostiense 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
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