This sunny, stylish and spacious apartment (6th floor with lift) is owned by a Scottish-Italian family who take pride in making it a warm home from home. Our apartment is located in one of the best connected areas of Rome, Appio-San Giovanni, close to the Old Appian Way, just 15 min. by tube from the historic centre. You'll be living in a typical Roman area and will be able to mix with the locals, away from the tourist trap and you certainly won't regret it! The apartment features: spacious bedroom (double glazed window doors opening onto the balcony) with king size bed, fold-up bed suitable for a child, dressing table, wardrobe; large living room with 2 couches (one of which a very comfortable queen size sofa bed), dining table, bookcase, LCD flat screen TV; fully equipped kitchen; bathroom with shower; hall with extra wardrobe; balcony where you can sit at the end of the day with a glass of wine watching the world go by. A/C. Free WI-FI. Supermarkets, cafés, shops, restaurants, etc. nearby. Winner of Trip Advisor-FlipKey's Award of Excellence and Top Vacation Rental 2011 & 2012.
On request we can organize airport transfer starting from 40 euros.
How to reach us: FROM FIUMICINO AIRPORT.
Either take the Leonardo Express train to Termini station (tickets cost 14 euros, trains leave every 30 min.) and then the A-line subway (Direzione Anagnina) and get off at Colli Albani or take the FL1 train and get off at the Stazione Tuscolana (tickets cost 8 euros; children under 12 don’t pay; trains leave every 15 min. except in July-Aug: every 30 min.). Outside the Tuscolana station, turn left and walk down to the traffic lights, then up Via Gela to the Pontelungo subway station (not even a five minutes walk). Take the subway (Direzione Anagnina) to the Colli Albani station. The flat is right there.
FROM CIAMPINO AIRPORT.
Take the Co.tral bus to the Anagnina (tickets cost 1,20 euro). At the Anagnina take the subway to the Colli Albani station.
Activities nearby: GOLF: “Circolo del Golf di Roma Acquasanta” (only 2 km away from the apartment). Well-maintained historic course in the middle of exceptional surroundings, with views of the Claudian aqueduct and the Old Appian Way. Via Appia Nuova 716/a. Buses 664 or 660.
HORSE RIDING: a) Centro Ippico dell'Almone, Via dell'Acqua Santa, 8. Bus 664. b) Maneggio Cavalieri dell'Appia Antica, Via dei Cercenii, 15. Bus 660.
BIKE HIRING: Comitato per la Caffarella (Largo Tacchi Venturi). Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except August). Within walking distance.
I inherited this flat from my parents and am very attached to it. I was born and brought up in Scotland and 'brought over' to Italy when my parents retired, but I've been living here a lifetime and now consider Italy as home, although I often think fondly of my childhood in Scotland. It was my sons’ idea that I rent this flat out to tourists. I decided to give it a try and have been happily welcoming people from all over the world since August 2006. I would love to welcome you too.
We speak English, French and Italian and a little German and Spanish.
The flat has a homely atmosphere and is close to everything: supermarkets, bakeries, restaurants, 'pizzerias and gelaterias', boutiques, banks, internet cafés, car hire, open air fruit and vegetable market, etc. The location is fantastic. From the balcony you have a beautiful view of the hills to the south of Rome and the Via Appia Nuova. The underground stop is right at the doorstep, and bus stops too, which means you reach the historic centre in 15 minutes and there's no walking to do when you come back at night with weary feet. You will be living in a typically Roman area and be able to mix with the locals. If you get tired of city life and want a breath of fresh air, go and visit the Caffarella Park. It's just short walk away and is the most significant remaining example of ancient countryside in the city. You'll see many monuments from different ages, besides sheep grazing here and there and a good few vegetable gardens.