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La Scalea di Trastevere - Guest House in Rome Trastevere

Bedrooms 2
Space 60 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Apartment in Rome, 1 living room, 1 kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom (Sleeps 1-5)

The apartment is on the first floor (American second floor) and it was recently renovated. We have done our best to make you feel yourself at home in the heart of Rome. The apartment windows face an interior courtyard away from the noises of the street. Entering the apartment you will first find a spacious and beautiful master bedroom with a king size bed and two wardrobes. A corridor will lead you to the second bedroom with two single beds, a wardrobe and a writing table. Each bedroom has its own air conditioner. Next, you will find the living room with a comfortable sofa double-bed, a big table and a cable TV. From the living room you have access to a fully equipped kitchen (fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, hood, pots, pans, Italian coffee maker, etc.). At the end of the corridor you will find the bathroom with shower and bidet. Bed linens and towels are provided. An high-quality Wi-Fi Internet connection is available free of charge.

Giovanni Ramazzotti
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Giovanni Ramazzotti

I am a kind and friendly person ready to contribute to make your stay in Rome a perfect holiday.

Giovanni Ramazzotti purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Giovanni Ramazzotti chose Rome

The Trastevere district easily captures the traveler's heart and is one of the best area of the city where to stay. You will be accommodated in a very quiet and comfortable apartment and yet be able to enjoy the Trastevere nightlife with the many local bars and restaurants available nearby.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is very comfortable and in a very good location. I have traveled myself and I know what are guest expectations for a perfect holiday.


Trastevere Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

La Scalea di Trastevere - Guest House in Rome Trastevere
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 51 reviews
Amarillo, TX USA


  • 5 of 5

I just returned from Rome and my stay at Giovanni's wonderful apartment in Trastevre. I stayed at for a period of 1 month. Giovanni was the perfect host. When I first inquired about the property, I was immediately responded to ,asking all kinds of questions back and forth. This was my first visit to Rome and Europe for that matter,so I was quite apprehensive. Having used VRBO many times with great success, and doing a lot of research, I felt I couldn't go wrong with all of the good reviews for Giovanni. I traveled alone and this apartment was of course more than I needed, but would be perfect for a small family. Everything in the apartment is as seen in the pictures if not better in person. All the equipment seemed brand new, washing machine, dishwasher, stove,refrigerator, and microwave. The place is absolutely as clean and well kept as anyone would want, certainly more so than a hotel room. The location is perfect, quiet side street, but right in Trastevre. A very short 2 block walk to the #8 tram that goes to piazza Venecia in center of Rome. It stops 4 times between, so just get on and off wherever you want. I purchased a Roma pass for 30 days, which is good on any public transportation. I only ever used the 8 tram my entire stay. I walked everywhere. I was quite amazed at how close everything really is,all the major sites etc. Of course there were major sites every 100 yards for me. I kept snacks and of course wine at the apartment and only cooked there 3 or 4 times on days that it was raining and I was hungry. Of course 2or3 hrs later the rain would stop. I went there to try restaurants and food everywhere I could. But for a budget traveller, you could do very well at the apartment, with a fresh food market open every day till 2 only a few blocks away. In closing I would recommend Giovanni and his great apartment to anyone. Thanks again Giovanni!!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean with everything you need and easy to get to sites.

  • 4 of 5

Nice apartment spacious clean and comfortable in quiet area. Walk to cafes and public transport. Giovanni welcomed us with wine and water and information. Bathroom a little small but everything worked well and would stay there again

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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After one week, we wanted to stay longer!

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to write anything new about La Scalea di Trastevere, as we had the same excellent experience that others have written about.

Things we especially liked: 1. Giovanni. He was exceptionally prompt in all communication, thorough in explaining all the details of the apartment and the neighborhood, helpful in answering questions & providing explanations, and leaving more than just the basic necessities, like giving us a large bottle of water and a bottle of wine. He arranged for a very early taxi to the international airport on our last day in Rome, which was much appreciated. And since the recycling/garbage effort in Italy is somewhat confusing - we faced this in each city we visited - he offered to take care of it for us if we had problems managing with our early departure. [In another city, my husband ended up carrying bags of recycling & garbage for 1/4 mile before he could find a deposit area.]

2. The apartment. It was extremely clean and neat, not always our experience with other apartments we have rented. Not only did it correspond exactly with the website description, but there were good reading lights over the bed in the master bedroom and washcloths for each guest, also a rarity.

3. Location. Others have noted that the apartment is in a quiet area of Trastevere. We did not have to use air-conditioning, but with the windows closed it was quiet by 11 pm. However, other areas of Trastevere were hopping, especially on the weekend with lots of people mingling out on the streets, so there was considerable street noise until quite late. Inside the apartment building itself, it was always very quiet.

For anyone interested in exercising, La Scalea means ladder. The building is several yards away from a huge "ladder" of steps, approximately 127 in all, going up to a different neighborhood. We went up and down them several times, figuring this was a good way to strengthen our legs. No need to find a gym or stair master in Rome. And we chose to walk everywhere, stopping for meals and snacks so it didn't seem so long. We took the #8 tram a few times, but mostly walked. If you're there on a Sunday, make sure you go to the mammoth Porta Portese flea market in Trastevere, held only on Sunday mornings, about 10 minutes away. Go early before there are so many people you can't walk through any more.

As for gelato, there's only one place for us: Fata Morgana, only 3 blocks away. Fabulous!!

Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment to stay while exploring Rome

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect apartment, in a beautiful neighborhood, to stay in while exploring Rome. It was clean, nicely decorated, and had many amenities which helped to make our stay very enjoyable. We wouldn't stay anywhere else if we returned to Rome!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical week in Rome

  • 4 of 5

My son and I were in Rome for a week's worth of sketching all that Rome has to offer. The location, though across the river from Rome, is a reasonable walking distance to all of our sketching sights. Despite our delayed flight, Giovanni still met us to review the apartment layout and conveniences. He also arranged the taxi to take us to the airport....very important as the taxi drivers in Rome seem to speak very little English.

One comment important point is that the apartment is quiet. No street noise nor noise from other building residents was heard. A good night's sleep always!!

I particularly love the Trastevere location....minutes away from Piazza San Cosimato and so many restaurants and cafes and the lively Trastevere ambiance. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Comfortable, Convenient & Full of Character - Our Favorite Stay in Italy!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three adults just returned from 10 days in Italy, staying in two different apartments - 4 days in Rome and 4 in Florence. I can honestly say Giovannis's La Scalea Di Trastevere was the best, hands down (even staying at a balcony apt overlooking the Arno in Florence!).

Giovanni met us at arrival to his apt, had the air conditioners on and cold water in the fridge. He walked us through the operations of the apt, gave directions to taxi/bus/tram transport + local grocery/market shopping and made us feel welcomed.

Although the kitchen is compact, it has everything needed for simple meals: stovetop, microwave, dishwasher, electric water kettle, and all utensils. We didn't cook since we ate lunches and dinners while out but we did have a lite breakfast of coffee, fruit and pastries each morning. Oh yeah, the washing machine is in the kitchen. We used twice, drying our clothes on the drying rack - a little different than we're used to, but it's part of the Italy experience and actually worked great.

The master bedroom with comfy queen bed has plenty of hang up space and storage with bedside lighting for reading + a full length mirror. The second bedroom has two twin beds, bedside table with lamp and shelves along one wall. Both bedrooms have wonderful large windows which we partially opened in the early morning hours to sleep with the cool Italian breeze.

The living room/dining area with large windows that open to the outside giving you an authentic "Italian view" has plenty of lighting, a table and chairs to eat and even a television. The Internet/wifi was strong which was important since I had to work remotely several times during our trip.

The bathroom, although small, was very clean with a great shower, plenty of hot water and a hair dryer.

We found several restaurants close by with great food and prices and especially liked the Bar Glorioso on the sidewalk down from the apartment for cappuccinos and a delicious bruschetta (open early). We really liked that we could walk to the Trastevere Squares easily in about 10-15 minutes.

If you want the authentic Roman neighborhood experience without the noise/hustle bustle of all things touristy or just calm at the end of a LONG day of walking and seeing the sites, then Giovannis's Scalea Di Trastevere might just be the place for you. For us it was the perfect place in Rome ... thank you Giovanni, we hope to return again!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Trastevere Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season I - 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
High Season II - 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Christmas & New Year - 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
High Season I - 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Jul 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
High Season II - 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Christmas & New Year - 2018
Dec 23 2018 - Jan 6 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $44

Check-in & Check-out*:
On the day of your check-in, the apartment will be available from 03.00 PM.
On the day of your check-out, the apartment must be returned by 10.00 AM.
* Please let us know in advance should you need different Check-in and/or Check-out times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Trevi Fountain
Piazza Navona
Piazza di Spagna
Saint Peter's Square
Vatican Museums
Ponte Sant'Angelo
Campo de' Fiori
Palatine Hill
Piazza del Campidoglio
Via dei Fori Imperiali
Fountain of the Four Rivers
Circus Maximus
Jewish Ghetto
Porta Portese
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Domus Aurea
Torre Argentina Ruins and Cat Sanctuary
Palazzo Doria Pamphilj
Catacombe di San Sebastiano
Baths of Caracalla
Theatre of Marcellus
Ara Pacis
Villa Sciarra
"Do not miss a relaxing walk in this small and beautiful park surrounded by the Janiculum wal..."
Orto Botanico
"Dating back to 1883, the "Orto Botanico" was in origin the Papal Botanical Garden known as "..."
Roma Trastevere Railway Station
"The "Treno Regionale FL1" train departs from the Trastevere Train Station every 15 minutes a..."
Piazza San Cosimato
"Do not miss a visit to Piazza San Cosimato and its Fresh Market. In the San Cosimato Square ..."
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere
"Do not miss a visit to the Basilica of Our Lady in Trastevere. This Basilica is one of the o..."
Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Bar Glorioso
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Port of Civitavecchia
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Trastevere Train Station
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located in the Trastevere district at the base of the Gianicolo hill in a quiet and calm area next to the Scalea del Tamburino. The apartment is a few meters away from Piazza San Cosimato and Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere. From here, you can enjoy a short walk trough the nice cobblestone streets of the Medieval Trastevere district and reach in 15-20 minutes some of the most famous city spots such as Campo Dei Fiori, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Colosseum and Piazza Venezia. If you want to reach the heart of Rome by tram, there is a tram stop at a short walking distance from the apartment. From here, the high frequency line 8 will get you until Largo di Torre Argentina and Piazza Venezia in 5 to 10 minutes.


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