WELCOME TO VIBIANA APARTMENT ROME
This cosy, colourful and sunny apartment is on the top (fifth) floor with 12 steps down from the lift. It’s on a corner and is well lit from both sides. It has a small entrance, a living-room with 2 sofas (one a sofa bed), a large, fully equipped kitchen, 1 bedroom with a queen-size bed and a bathroom with a shower. Each room has a small balcony and double-glazed French windows with wooden shutters. There are also two temporary beds, but only 4 guests can be hosted. The apartment is provided with: a CD player, a gas stove with oven, a fridge, a microwave and a washing-machine as well as:
The size of the apartment is about 60 sq.m.
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Basics for cooking (not to be replaced) are provided, like olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar, some pasta and tinned tomatoes, soup cubes, some ground coffee and teabags etc. Liquid soap for the washing-machine, an ironing-board and iron are also provided, and soaps and toilet paper for the bathroom. You will find a clean flat with beds ready and towels, The apartment is proposed as a short term touristic let, so there is no daily cleaning, just home from home.
We have prepared a folder with a map of this area marked with 20 useful indications, like the local supermarket, nearby eating places, the post office, a bank in our street, the underground, bus-stops etc. There is also information about places to visit, walking tours, shopping areas etc.
Although we live next door we leave you in peace but you can call on us at any time if you need help or advice.
- air conditioning(super-silent)
- autonomous heating
- free wireless fast internet access
- satellite tv(films in both Italian and English language), follow the news in the main languages
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SOME EASY WALKS FROM YOUR APARTMENT
The apartment is one block away from Rome’s trendy San Lorenzo quarter, quite different from the Esquilino district and only 5 minutes away on foot. It’s quite lively in the evenings, with ‘pizzerias’, ‘trattorias’, pubs, fastfood shops, international cuisine etc. as a lot of university students attending Rome’s university, La Sapienza (nearby), and artists live there. The main street is Via Tiburtina, and you turn into the cobbled streets on your right. It’s a bit of old Rome, but not a tourist area, there are no monuments.
On the other hand, if you turn left when you leave the main door of the building and work your way to Via Merulana, passing by Piazza Vittorio (see the map), you’ll find it’s an elegant street with interesting little shops, and more eating places. Turning left down Via Merulana you’ll come to Rome’s San Giovanni (St. John’s) basilica at the end of the street, while turning right, you’ll come to the basilica of S. Maria Maggiore (St. Mary Major), famous for its mosaics, at the other end. On your way up to it, on the right side, you’ll pass Rome’s very famous bread, cake, savouries and coffee shop ( Panella’s ). Its food is irresistible and expensive, but worth the splash; there are even typical dishes of the ancient Romans.
If you simply cross Via Merulana and continue in your original direction, you’ll reach the Colle Oppio gardens where the Roman emperor Nero’s palace has been recently restored, and then, straight in front of you, the Colosseum. Just a short walk from the Colosseum will take you to the Roman Forum and from there to central Piazza Venezia (Venice Square) and the shopping centre of Rome.
We can help our guests to work their way around the Esquilino district and around Rome, as all of our ‘home-made’ suggestions are not “just for tourists” but places where we usually go shopping or to dine out. Guests can have a map with restaurants pointed out and sorted by price, quality and specialities (tried by us or by our friends, not “just for tourists” of course!); a map with interesting shops in Rome where you can get incredible bargains (gold, silver, clothes etc.) a map of unusual monuments or “off track” visits to unusual parts of Rome (if you stay here long enough); we can suggest tours and how to manage your time if you don’t know how to organize a very short stay, a medium or a long one.