The SpaceThe room is located in a medium-sized, 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom apartment. My three children used to live with me, but they have all gone studying so I wanted to rent out one of the rooms.
The room in question is the most independent one. It is right in front of the entrance, before a small corridor leading to the living room/kitchen area.
The room itself is quite large with a very high ceiling and a large window and a view of the sky in bed. The window faces a large interior courtyard, not the prettiest but it brings in lots of light!
There is a small walk-in closet which will have some free space for your things, a desk, shelves, a big mirror, and a private bathroom with access from inside the room. The bathroom is very small but it has a toilet, a sink with cupboard, and a shower, as well as ventilation. Guest AccessI will provide you with a set of keys, free wifi (excellent signal from inside the room), a kettle with tea and coffee, some space in the fridge, and access to the microwave.
You will have access to your room, your private bathroom, the fridge and the microwave in the kitchen. However, I ask that you do not use the living room/kitchen area as I would like to keep it for personal daily living. However I could invite you to stay and you could accept or refuse as you wish. Interaction with GuestsI will be living in the apartment and mostly working from home, so I will be available at any moment if you need anything. I go to sleep late and wake up early, and otherwise I always have my phone on me. The NeighborhoodThe neighbourhood really is unique. We are located 150m away from the Colosseum, above 3 italian restaurants, one of which is an ancient trattoria handed down from generation to generation. The current owner is your typical roman character, setting the pace (loudly) for his trattoria as well as for the whole neighbourhood. In the morning, you could even glimpse the butcher and the barmen from across the street compete in how to best feed the seagull. And let's not forget the music. In the morning we have church bells, and the accordionists during lunch and dinner. Despite the 'touristy' location, this neighbourhood has truly retained all its little roman charm.
Besides the 3 restaurants literally under the apartment, there are many more excellent and not too expensive restaurants nearby, so that you will have a choice of italian (some with great pasta, some with great meat and fish, some very traditional), pizzerias, vegetarian, street food, and even an indian restaurant. There are also numerous pubs, wine bars, and cafés, 3 supermarkets and a pharmacy within 1-5 min from the apartment.
The building also has a terrace that you can access. It has a table and chairs for eating upstairs, and lawn chairs if you want to catch the sun. There is a beautiful view of the neighbouring rooftops as well as a view of San Giovanni and the gorgeous park of Colle Oppio. If you lean out a little you can also see the Colosseum, unfortunately the terrace doesn't quite face it.
The apartment is also located between two parks, Colle Oppio, and Villa Celimontana, which are absolutely worth a walk in them. They really contribute to the chilled out atmosphere of the neighbourhood.
The room faces an interior courtyard, so it is completely quiet, however, the neighbourhood itself isn't quite as silent! We do live 50m away from the gay street (at the Colosseum) and they have a quite a few good bars down there with great artisanal beer. Otherwise, if you want to go out there is the Tiber, Campo de'Fiori, and Monti which are great hang out spots with amazing food and drinks! And these are all within walking distance in very safe and beautiful streets. Getting AroundWe are extremely well connected here, by the Colosseum. There is the trams 3 and 8, the metro A and B, a taxi station, and multiple buses all within 2-5min walking distance from the door!
There are a few bicycle and scooter renting shops in the neighbourhood, some also organise tours.
However, we are situated at the gates of the historical center. From the Colosseum there are 2 ways into the center. You can walk along the Fori Imperiali, a large pedestrian road going across the Forums and connecting the Colosseum to Piazza Venezia, and from there, Piazza di Spagna, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona, and the entirety of the historical center.
Otherwise you can go around the forums through Circo Massimo, the Bocca della Verità, Capitoline hill, the Ghetto, Isola Tiberina, Trastevere, and Castel Sant'Angelo with the Vatican behind it. Behind the apartment there is also San Giovanni and a tamer, calmer area to explore with churches, caves and roman houses to visit.
So you see, it really is in the heart of it all. And everything is about 1 - 1.5 hour's walk away maximum. Other Things to NoteI do have a large dog and a small cat in the apartment as well, though they do not go into the guest room.
The dog is quite large but is extremely friendly, never barks and is always on the lookout for cuddles. He is also extremely gentle and patient with children, he has been around many small children and toddlers and he behaves with them in an extremely delicate manner.
The cat is very reserved and quite pretentious, but she too only wants to cuddle and is absolutely adorable and completely harmless.