Exactly on the other side of the Tiber, Testaccio (like Trastevere) is a famous district full of tradition, colors, music and typical restaurants, and on Sunday there is the famous Porta Portese market (the largest market Roman and Italian flea market which takes place every Sunday from 08:00 until around 14:00).
Testaccio e Trastevere (separated by the Tiber) are the most beautiful and renowned neighborhoods of Rome: the first is famous for entertainment, Roman cuisine, pubs, discotheques, restaurants, premises where to taste the good wine Italian; the 2nd for typical restaurants, for its nightlife, etc. One can understand life in Rome and the Romans by staying only in these 2 neighborhoods.
The building, built by a famous Italian architect (Spadoni), has a double entrance / exit (Via Amerigo Vespucci - LungoTevere Testaccio, the Boulevard du Quai du Tiber) and the concierge service; in the neighborhood it is considered prestigious for its architectural magnificence (enough to say I live in Spadoni Palace).
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The house is 80 square meters; There are 2 bedrooms: the first orange of 25 square meters with a large bed and an elegant sofa bed, the 2nd blue of 22 square meters with a large bed and an elegant sofa bed.
There is also a room for luggage, a kitchen with electric oven, fridge with freezer, dishwasher, microwave oven, a local washing machine with washing machine, 2 (two) bathrooms with shower, bidet, WC, bathroom sink. There is TV and air conditioning.
Provision of sheets and towels;
A / C - heating;
Electricity, water, etc.
Check-in - Arrives from 16.00
Check-out - Check-out from 10.00
Maps of Roma
All assistance by the owner
• URBAN TRAIN: directly from the interior of Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci airport with the urban train. Get off at Ostiense station at 600 mts. of the appartment;
• METRO: line B, PIRAMIDE station serving the district of the EUR, a bit like La Défense in Paris, or for the Basilica of Saint Paul, the Circus Maxime, the Colosseum, Termini (main train station, metro connection) line A - etc.);
• METRO: line Arrow of the Sea, PORTA SAN PAOLO - PIRAMIDE station which arrives directly to the sea (beach of Ostia Lido - Cristoforo Colombo terminus in front of the sea), or to go down to Ostia Antica (Old Ostia) to see the excavations Roman.
• TAXI PUBLIC: in this taxi go up 4 people and the price of the public taxi is established by law either for the airport of Fiumicino (48 €.) And is for the airport of Ciampino (30 €.).
The taxi is outside the airport and you have to queue;
• PRIVATE TAXI: the price of the private taxi is the same as the public taxi. (up to 4 people - the price will be major because of the more people as it will take a larger car 'shuttle'). You can choose this type of taxi if you do not want to queue or if you are more than 4 people and with the big taxi you will all arrive together. In addition the driver will wait for you directly outside the customs inside the airport and will have in panel with your name; for you everything will be easier !!! You will have to follow him and he will bring you home without any problem.
• BUS SHUTTLE: Daily connection with transport Public transport between the airport and the Roma Termini railway station is carried out by the bus companies ATRAL, COTRAL, SIT and TERRAVISION, parked in the appropriate places in the stalls before "aerostazione" International departures.
• BUS LINES (http://www.atac.roma.it/page.asp?p=228&i=14&r=2875)
• BY CAR Always go to the city center. PARKING: In most streets of Testaccio, public parking on the streets of the district costs € 1 / hour. However, in the large Piazza Santa Maria Liberatrice and Via Giovanni Branca (just in front of the house), street parking is free. There is in any case a private parking and monitored 100 mts from the house.
The Eternal City is a unique place where the remains of a magnificent past and the singular character of the inhabitants are united. When you walk around Rome, you walk around a museum: its monuments, squares, churches, fountains and the Roman Colosseum, witness to the glorious battles between Roman gladiators.
All these charms are added to the affable character of the inhabitants, which is why this city is one of the most visited in the world. Our House of Holiday is located in one of the most authentic and enchanting areas, Trastevere.
This traditional district is still one of the most beautiful and most typical of the city. It is the center of nightlife and outdoor theater. There are wonderful squares and churches and historic narrow streets to get lost and discover the purest Roman essence. Do not wait and let yourself be seduced by this extraordinary city!
Testaccio is the name of the twentieth district of Rome. The name comes from the so-called "mount" (in Latin: mons testaceus): 35 meters of terracotta (testae, in Latin), and various debris, accumulated over the centuries as transport waste heading towards the port of Ripa Grande (Emporium).
The port of Emporio operated since Roman times, and was the point of landing of goods and raw materials (mainly marble, wheat, wine) that arrived by sea from the port of Ostia, up the river on buffalo barges which in 1842 were replaced by steam trailers.
Over the centuries, shards of amphorae, which were used to contain wheat and liquid foods during transport, have accumulated in hill, hence the name - former - of Mount Testaccio or Mount of Shards ("Monte dei Cocci"), and the choice - modern - of the amphora as the symbol of the neighborhood.
The number of pots crammed is estimated at about 25 million pieces. Empty pots that contained mostly oil were broken into pieces, and carefully arranged to provide stability, in step pyramid, and sprinkled with lime to prevent odors from decomposing organic residues.
The marbles gave its name to the Marmorata street connecting the port of Ripa to the San Paolo Gate. The Romans imported marble from all around the Mediterranean Sea until the end of the empire.
With the decay of Rome marble being no longer used in large quantities, the blocks remained in an open career in semi-finished products "res nullius", valuable for centuries.
Until the rehabilitation and urban redevelopment started after 1870, who attributed this area and along the Via Ostiense to the Basilica of St. Paul in industry and services "heavy" (railways, slaughterhouse, general markets, gas production plant moved from Circus Maximus so far) the area, although inside the walls, was populated by poor farmers and shepherds, at the mercy of the floods of the Tiber and infested by malaria, which began at the gates of Rome.
The apartment is located at the northern end of Via Marmorata, (between the boulevard du Tiber and Via Marmorata) a main thoroughfare running between the Aventine Hill and the network of streets that are the heart of the neighborhood. Testaccio. This location is superb giving easy access to central and historical Rome by foot, bus and subway. Also the Ostiense main station is nearby, so to get around it is unbeatable. However its true joy is to be based on that, the traditional classroom work 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 realize the activity of their lives regardless of the hustle and bustle tourist and traffic of the city.
There is a wide range of shops, supermarkets, bars and trattorias to meet all your needs. At the heart is the new market which offers a range of food products, beverages, household items and it is also known for its shoes. As with everything in Testaccio, the focus is on locally produced goods and supplies.
Here are some highlights (among others):
At the southern end of Testaccio near the market, visit the Monte Testaccio, a hill now fully developed on but including some 64 million pieces of broken olive oil introduced into the city in the last 2000 years .
It's not open to the general public, but still worth seeing.
Take a beautiful walk on the Aventine Hill (turn left from Via Marmorata at the junction before the Post Office).