I am an American Roman born traveler. Casa di Lia is located in the neighborhood where I grew up. Every couple of years when my husband and I go to Rome, we always stay there. I am very familiar with the neighborhood. But during our last trip, we stayed there with my cousin and her husband and they felt comfortable going to the center without us. The apartment is a short walk to the Via Flaminio tram that goes to Piazza del Popolo where one finds buses and the subway.
Lia's perfect command of English makes my husband feel very comfortable. She is very friendly and helpful. Her suggestions and direction have always been helpful and accurate. The first time I went there, Lia emailed me very detailed instructions of how to get there, what floor the apartment was on, the cost of cabs, and how to identify the gypsy cabs. She is a great hostess. She goes the extra mile. Three years ago our children called her and together they planned a surprise for our wedding anniversary. When we came back from a day of sightseeing we found champagne and flowers in our room.
The building complex is in a little quiet green oasis. No cars are allowed but cats and children roam freely. I often relax sitting on one of the benches reading a book and listening to the family sounds of families coming through the open windows.
If you want to see how the Romans live, this is the perfect neighborhood. As you go to the tram, you see the children going to school, the neighbors walking their dog, mothers doing their shopping, and friends having animated talks. Just outside the complex within a couple of blocks you will find the best gelato store, four restaurants, a Pub, takeout pizza and sushi, various bars, a small supermarket, and a fruit and vegetable store.
Another reason why we love staying there is that because the per night cost is so reasonable that we can afford to stay in Rome for a longer period of time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bed and Breakfast A Casa di Lia - Home in Rome is in the centre of Rome by the river Tiber 10 minutes on foot from the Auditorium Parco della Musica, the Olympic Stadium, Foro Italico, MAXXI, Teatro Olimpico, Stadio Flaminio and Ponte Milvio, and 15 minutes on foot from historic central Rome, Piazza del Popolo, via del Corso, Villa Borghese, Pincio, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. The Bed and Breakfast A Casa di Lia -Home in Rome is a cosy bed and breakfast exquisitely appointed, quiet and clean. It is situated in a penthouse with view at the 5th floor, with elevator, in a restored Roman house of years 20s - inside a safe and peaceful gorgeous residential complex, with a private park and no noise from the traffic: Villa Riccio, an oasis in the centre of Rome. The bathroom is en-suite and hair-drier, shampoo, foam bath and towels are provided. The king size bed has a comfortable fireproof orthopaedic mattress and wooden bed base. On request, twin beds or, if necessary, an extra bed, considering however that there is not much room. Air conditioning, High-speed WiFi, LCD flat-screen TV. The view is over the trees, the roofs and the terraces of Rome. Italian continental self service breakfast buffet - Lavazza expresso capsules, coffee, cappuccino, milk, tea, juice, croissants, toasted bread with butter and jam - is at guests' disposal in the morning in the breakfast corner, set-up with refrigerator, toaster, kettle, hotplate and a computer with high-speed internet connection. The bed and breakfast is separated from the rest of the penthouse where Lia lives with her family, the dog and the cats, so that you can keep your own privacy and feel like at home in a friendly and safe environment. There is no problem of allergy as Gordon, the German shepherd, and the cats live outside in the terrace. Lia speaks English and some Spanish and French. Guests are provided with full information needed to enjoy their Roman Holidays. Excellent restaurants round the corner. The Bed and Breakfast A Casa di Lia -Home in Rome is a strategic home base for attending sport and art events as well as sightseeing the eternal city avoiding the Roman traffic. From Termini Railways Station there is bus 910 that drives you directly right under the bed and breakfast entering from gate 75 Viale del Vignola. From Bed and Breakfast A Casa di Lia,the shuttle-tram No. 2 Gets in 5 minutes to underground line A Flaminio-Piazza del Popolo, from where in 2 stops you can reach St. Peter's and the Vatican Museums, and in 4 stops Termini Railways Station. By the electric bus from via del Corso you can quickly get to the "Wedding Cake", Fori Imperiali and the Colosseum. Crossing Ponte della Musica by bus No. 32 You can go to viale di Tor di Quinto in 15 minutes to Caserma dei Carabinieri Salvo d'Acquisto. Bus 280 from piazza Mancini to Trastevere and Porta Portese. Train Roma - Viterbo from piazzale Flaminio to Centro di Preparazione Olimpica Giulio Onesti, Centro RAI Saxa Rubra, Gran Teatro and Sant'Andrea Hospital. ... more less
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