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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

CASA TESTACCIO HOUSE "in the heart of the ancient Rome" is in the 1st area ("Historical Centre Town") near all main monuments of Rome. The building is prestigious because built in 1930 by a famous roman architect (Arch. Spadoni) of particular interest both for its architectural magnificence and because it is equipped with a double-entry/exit Via Vespucci and Lungotevere Testaccio (Lungotevere the avenue that runs along the Tiber river). There's also concergerie service (Mr. Franco).

The house is about 80 m2, renovated in May 2012.There are 2 bedrooms (1st of 25 m2 orange colour with a large double bed and an elegant sofa with double place bed and the 2nd of 22 m2 blue colour with a large double bed and an elegant sofa brand with double place bed), kitchen (full optional) with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV, etc.

two bathrooms with WC, bidet, washbasin, shower, hairdresser, washing machine, iron, etc

There is also air conditioning.

The House is equipped with ADSL internet connection and WI-FI. (on request. The price is 15 €. for all the stay). The Wi-Fi is portable, you can use it everywhere you are during your stay.

Tourist tax is 3,50 € per night per person - free for children up to 10 years old.

Testaccio house is situated in the centre Rome near Bocca della Verità, Circo Massimo, Colosseo, Fori Imperiali, Piazza Venezia (historical centre). Ideally located.

Testaccio and Trastevere are divided only by Tiber (Trastevere in latin language is Trans Tiber that's the other side of Tiber) both full of tradition, colours, music and typical restaurants, and on Sunday in Trastevere there is the famous Porta Portese market.

In Testaccio thers's Train Station "Ostiense" (departures/arrivals) from/to Fiumicino airport Leonardo Da Vinci; there's also shuttle bus for Ciampino airoport(Ryanair or low cost flights). Termini main train station is far about 10/15 min. by bus – metro – train.

In Testaccio there's subway station line B “Piramide” ; there's moreover Sea subway station for Ostia beach (directly seaside)(terminal Cristoforo Colombo Station on the seaside) and don't forget to visit Ostia quarter famous for shops and Alongsea ).

There are 13 buses lines from/to Testaccio: rastevere, Piramide, Circo Massimo, Colosseo, Fori Imperiali, la Basilica di S. Giovanni in Laterano, Villa Borghese, Bioparco zoo, Piazza Navona et Senat de la République, quartier de Prati fameux pour le shopping,Castel Sant'Angelo, ra Pacis,Basilica di San Pietro, Piazza Cavour,Stadio Olimpico, Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura,Stazione Termini,Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, Monteverde,Gianicolo,Via del Corso,Fontana di Trevi,Piazza di Spagna, Parlamento,Galleria Colonna,Via Veneto,Quirinale palais du Président de la République,Terme di Caracolla, Porta San Sebastiano, Appia Antica e Parco della Caffarella, Dominae Quo Vadis, Catacombe di San Callisto e altre, Basilica di San Sebastiano, Tomba di Cecilia Metella, Fosse Ardeatine.

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 S. Maria Liberatrice (square) with a children park.

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 apartment is located at the northern end of Via Marmorata, between the Tiber and Via Marmorata a main thoroughfare running between the Aventine Hill and the network of streets that are the heart of the Testaccio district. This location is superb giving easy access to central and historic Rome by foot, bus and metro. Also Ostiense mainline station is nearby so for getting around it is unbeatable. However its real joy is to be based in this traditional, working class area so that you feel like you are taking part in the life of the city.

Via Marmorata itself is very busy but the area behind which is the heart of Testaccio is a much more local place, where people carry out the business of their lives independently from the tourist and city hustle and bustle. There is a massive range of shops, supermarkets, bars and trattorias to cater for all your needs. At its heart is the new market which has a fantastic array of food, drink, household items and it is also famous for its shoes. As with everything in Testaccio the emphasis is on locally produced goods and supplies.

A few highlights (amongst many):

At the southern end of Testaccio near the market, visit the Monte Testaccio, a hill now fully grown over but comprising pieces of around 64 million broken olive oil jars brought into the city over the past 2,000 years. Its not open to the public generally but still well worth seeing. (visits are available on request)

Take a wonderful walk up the Aventine hill (turn left from Via Marmorata at the junction before the Post Office - itself an architectural gem) past the smart houses and apartments to the top where you can enjoy fantastic views of Rome, including the famous "Through the keyhole" view of St Peter's. You can continue on until you descend to the Circus Maximus.

Beyond the market is the site of the disused slaughterhouse that still dictates much of the local diet and fare. It is now a designated area of urban space for young people and houses the School of Popular Music.

Visit the famous Volpetti's delicatessen just a short walk from the house with its fantastic range of foodstuffs and its wonderful smells. The staff are great and will help you with your choices. Homemade delights such as Arancini, Supplì, Filetto di Baccalà are highly recommended.

On Sunday the famous Porta Portese market is only a few minutes stroll away with its massive stock of clothes, shoes, handbags, bric-a-brac, car parts, bikes and everything else you can think of.

If you are fortunate enough to be in town when the local team is at home, bus 280 from outside the apartment (Piazza Emporio) will drop you at the Stadio Olimpico. By the way, there is only one team in Rome as far as the Testaccio district is concerned. – ROMA team and not LAZIO team !

There are many local places to eat and the food is authentically Roman.

The area around Monte Testaccio is a hub for nightlife with many pubs, bars and clubs as well as nice restaurants nestling into the hill. There is also a busy cinema, The Greenwich and the Teatro Vittoria in the heart of Testaccio.

When you need to kick-start your day with coffee and a pastry, you can begin in the best pastry of the area LINARI in Via Zabaglia in front of the church (a bit in the left).

Casa Testaccio is a delightful base for a different kind of Roman holiday offering a chance to see beneath the crowded touristy areas (whilst having all that nearby if you want it) and allowing you to feel part of the local life of the city.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Ostia (with the subway at 200 mts) 20 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Fiumicino or Ciampino 20 km, Nearest railway: ROMA Ostiense
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Lift access

The Lazio region

Lazio is the region of a thousand thousand landscapes and cultures, and sudden changes of the ancient human presence : a land of extremely diverse and for that far away, on the whole, from the easy labels and the banal stereotypes of modern tourism. Has always lived in the shadow of Rome, Lazio is still too little appreciated in its entirety .

Yet , in the past the Lazio received one of the highest and most noble expressions of the concept of 'journey' Rome and its surroundings were in fact the preferred destination of the Grand Tour, a cultural phenomenon of large-scale , developed from the second half of the eighteenth century until the early twentieth century, whose protagonists were artists, writers and scholars from all over Europe (and especially from France , England and Germany ) , who considered the " trip to Italy " , and the rediscovery of his wealth and artistic environment , as a key moment growth of intellectual and even spiritual . They came , so illustrious names such as Byron , Goethe, Stendhal , Gogol , Gregorovius , Lawrence and others, attracted primarily by the superb and dramatic grandeur of the ruins of the City, scattered throughout the rolling lands of the Roman Campagna , but also by the vestiges of the mysterious people Etruscan , by the beauty and climate of the Castelli Romani , from the wild scenery of the Pontine Marshes , traditions remote and legendary monuments of Ciociaria .

Even today, and despite the serious tampering by the materialistic and consumerist modern society, Lazio can reproduce in many parts of the old , dear landscapes of the Grand Tour : from inaccessible gorges, from the jungles and highlands of Tuscia to great romantic lakes of Vico , Nemi and Bolsena , from the gorges and the great forests of the Apennines to the green hills of Sabina, the lonely death at the city of megalithic acropolis ernici and Volscians .

There is also a Lazio different , fascinating and often ignored , but which do not fail to surprise the curious traveler and adventurous. A Lazio " unusual and mysterious" that will take the heart of the lover of the fantastic as decadent as the great essential. Floating islands , lakes disappear and reappear periodically , UFO sightings , footprints of saints , demons, and unbelievers , symbols, and asked the Templars, ghostly presences , lost cities and haunted castles , cyclopean walls , impressive gorges and caves arcane initiatory paths carved into the rock : are these , only some of the suggestions of the Lazio secret , that in the present work we aim to reveal to the reader. Leafing through these pages , sometimes he will meet individual monuments or places really unknown and neglected the most , in other cases, however , will find destinations already famous , described here , however, according to an unreleased cut , designed to highlight the lesser known side and more appealing , the elements less obvious and the most unique .

The guide, of course, inspired primarily by the immense wealth of myths, legends and traditions of Lazio , where every city, town , village and hamlet preserves the memories of heroic deeds and fairy tales, famous historical events , supernatural phenomena and divine apparitions . But above all, along the various routes you try to provide a key to the close ties that exist between unexpected and many of the sites " unusual and mysterious " in the region. Ties that often go to track real " hidden paths " that will not fail to seduce the reader , especially when he - we hope - will go there personally .

And it is the urge to leave the house , to observe and to know that animates the spirit of this book, in fact you want to make the player character in the rediscovery of beautiful places and of extraordinary interest , but sometimes , unfortunately , are abandoned to or degradation , waiting for a recovery and a just recognition : in a nutshell , waiting to go back to being a living witness of a pluri - millennial civilization , to be a model of the evolution of our culture and our society .

Evolution that now more than ever , passes for the development of a respectful attitude towards the environment and a deep sensitivity to beauty and vitality inherent in art, nature and the countryside . A sort of " rebirth ", therefore, that it is urgent and essential , if you do not want to lose with the signs of our past and the reasons for our future. If you want to have the opportunity to visit the Lazio region and discover all its beauties , a good idea would be to rent a holiday apartment with Oh- Rome.com , which will prove to be an ideal base for your travels .

Rome

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.

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5 Apr 2014

5/5

"Tutto perfetto"

Ci è stato prenotato da un nostro parente e al quale siamo grati per averci ben consigliato. Siamo sempre andati in albergo ma questa volta abbiamo voluto essere + indipendenti. Appartamento in zona … More

4 Nov 2013

5/5

"Perfect location, great flat, very helpful flat owner"

Marco speaks english and french (perfectly).L'appartement est idéalement situé, dans un quartier pas trop fréquenté par les touristes mais joli et proche de toutes les commodités, de l'… More

16 Oct 2013

5/5

"Tutto perfetto"

Appartamento molto bello, ampi locali, luminoso, silenzioso, nel cuore del testaccio. Zona perfetta per locali e vita notturna e vicinissima ai principali monumenti della città. proprietario molto ge… More

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