About the Homestay
Antonella lives with her partner and Their son in a vintage building very close to St. Peter.
The apartment Consists of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen.
The family likes conviviality, nature and travel.
Antonella is passionate about literature, theater and dance, her partner loves history, natural sciences and roman and ethnic cuisine.
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The apartment is very centrally located, in a quiet street just 5 minutes walk from s. Peter; the rest of the city center (Castel s. Angelo, Piazza Navona, Trastevere) anche can be Reached on foot in a leisurely stroll. It has excellent transport links: bus 64 (city center and Termini station), train (connections to Fiumicino airport and Termini), metro A Ottaviano s. Peter (in 15 min. On foot).
For Those Who love the trips, trains are available from St. Peter's Station (3 min. From home) to the beautiful volcanic Lake Bracciano, the medieval town of Viterbo, and the beaches of northern Lazio coast.
Local Area Facilities
- Amusement Park
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Light Breakfast
Breakfast is available During the hours of Those That Are compatible with the family, just agree.
Reduce noise after midnight.
We wish you a good stay and please treat our home like yours.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
For an economy accommodation I don't think I could have done better than choose Antonella's Homestay. My travel schedule meant that I arrived at the apartment quite late but this was not a problem for my hosts who welcomed me warmly into their home, offered me a drink, explained what was necessary about the accommodation and gave me some very useful information about the neighbourhood and Rome in general in the process.
The room is spacious with a very high ceiling and met all my requirements. It is situated at the rear of the building, overlooking a courtyard and the rear of apartments on the other side, so is very quiet - but it is a quiet neighbourhood anyway. There are good shutters on the window eliminating any light disturbance. I found the bed firm and very comfortable. The bathroom is immediately next door, almost as good as en-suite, so there is a sense of real privacy which my hosts showed great respect for. The bathroom is compact but I found it perfectly adequate. I could take a continental breakfast, making fresh coffee myself, in the family kitchen in my own good time. I could come and go at my own convenience. Getting back quite late on a couple of occasions during my 5 night stay was no problem, though, of course, I took care to be careful and as quiet as possible.
I found the location very good. It is far enough away from the main roads for it to be quiet but not too far away to walk down to them in a few minutes, as the main roads are, by and large, where most of the local restaurants, shops and services are. However, there is a very nice greengrocer and general store, a pasticceria, a bar and a church just a few yards down the road from the main entrance to the block. Just round the corner is the terminus for the 64 bus, which has many stops through much of central Rome between there and the main Termini station, and the Piazzale di San Pietro train station from where it's possible to catch trains that link with Rome's Metro network or indeed to many places beyond Rome itself. It's also easy to walk into central Rome from the accommodation, or to walk the Aurelian walls along the Janiculum hill into neighbouring Trastevere. I found it a very safe area, even late at night. An impressive view of the dome of St Peter's Basilica graces the street, which tells you how close to the Vatican the accommodation is.
I really enjoyed my short time in Rome and I think staying at Antonella's Homestay had a lot to do with it, especially in the sense that it made me feel, just as probably all independent travellers like to feel, that I wasn't so much a tourist as a resident, regardless of how short a time it was for.
L'hébergement chez l'habitant est toujours un moment provilégié de rencontre et de découverte. Ce fut tout à fait le cas chez Antonella, son mari Paolo et leur fils Andrea. Accueille chaleureux et simple à la fois, tout ce qu'on aime.
IT was great and wonderfull. They are verry guestfriendly. If we come back to Rom we go of course to antonella and her Familie ;-))
Todo maravilloso!!Cuarto adecuado, ubicación excelente y el trato y atención de Paolo perfecto,como un gran amigo, pues nos ayudó en todo y muy amena su plática. Entiende y habla muy bien el español!!Muy recomendable!!!gracias por todo y esperamos volver... Alma y Luiggi
The host, Antonella & Paolo are both kind and helpful. The location is very near to Vatican and transport/station are very accessible. The room is big enough for 2-person & simple yet acceptable and just right with the night rate. Room key is not available but that's not a problem because the host is very trustworthy and no other guest around except us and only a room is for renting. Breakfast is always well prepare every early morning. The Wi-Fi internet connection is okay but remind the host not to off the wi-fi to make sure you have connection to surf in the internet your next destination because they turned off wi-fi during night time. The only minuses is a very small toilet with a very small shower tub, you need to sit while taking shower and be extra careful not slide or fall down when moving while taking showers. The shower tub should be replaced with normal shower basin for safety consideration. Hot water for shower and hand washing is available. We thank you Antonella & Paolo for thier hospitality during our stay.
This is a very nice and special family. They were able to communicate effectively and we shared very common ibterests. Paolo was nice to prepare a farewell dinner for me. That was really sweet. I enjoyed this family and they made me feel very welcomed into their home. The home was nice and clean. I would recommend anyone to stay with this lovely family. They even offered for me to bring my family on my next visit.
un très agréable séjour, un accueil chaleureux , Antonella et Paolo sont des gents charmants , disponibles et de très bon conseil .une vaste chambre au calme , lit confortable, salle de bain petite mais bien agencée.
très prêt de la place St Pierre , et a 15 mn du centre de Rome par le bus 64.
je reviendrais avec grand plaisir ......
je recommande vivement
Posizione comoda, vicinissima a San Pietro, stanza comoda con bagno, mi sono trovato bene
We felt blessed to be with a charming family as Antonella 's on our first leg of a tour of Europe. We never felt for a moment that we were far away from home. Paolo was very informative and his guidance helped us immensely to find our way to various places of interest without being lost!
We had a very good and comfortable room to relax after a warm bath. The bedroom, the wash room and the kitchen were extremely clean and we have nothing to complain except to promote their homestay. We were very happy that we selected antonella's homestay instead of a hotel! We recommend their Home stay with the maximum number of
Antonella is very friendly. I did not see her except on the day of arrival and the day before I left, and for the most part dealt with her pleasant partner, and his mother who lived in next door apt.
I originally planned to stay at Antonella's place for 7 or 8 nights, but had to cut it short because of the shower situation. Although Antonella's posting says there is a hot shower, my experience was that there was no hot water (lukewarm at best with occasional hot water) and it was not a shower, but a bath. So, of the 6 days that I stayed there I could only take a shower for 2 days, and the other days I had to clean myself in the sink! Antonella and her partner were away for a long weekend and because of this and the no resolution to shower situation I was left with no choice but to look for alternative accommodation, , which took precious time off the few days I was in Rome. But because of the holiday there were nothing available that could fit my budget at such short notice.
Of most importance to a traveler are a solid bed, a clean place, and a hot shower. Antonella's place was clean, with a good bed. But I was not happy with facing an unexpected situation where I would have to heat up water in the kitchen, carry it to the bathroom, and then take a bath (this is what Antonella's partner suggested!)
I had to cut my intended stay in Rome, and negotiated a lower rate with them. Had I paid them in advance, perhaps I would not have been able to do so because they did not easily agree to the reduction and kept saying that there was nothing wrong with the water!
I would give a 5 out of 5 for cleanliness and separate room with good bed, but I would give a 1 or maybe 2 out of 5 for false advertising about hot shower and insensitivity to this basic need for any traveler.