About the Homestay
Stay with Carla and Marcella, Alejandro, Agnese, Massimo and Settimio in our home in Valmontone (RM). We have plenty of room and plenty of members to match everyone's interests! We love traveling, nature, playing board games, socialising, watching movies, gardening, science, painting, cooking, reading, learning foreign languages, photography, theatre and music, gigs, festivals.
Carla is 62. She speaks Italian and enjoys cooking, watching movies, reading, learning foreign languages, gardening e nature
Marcella is 33. She speaks English and Italian and enjoys cooking, watching movies, music, gigs, festivals, painting, reading e travel
Alejandro is 32 and enjoys socialising, watching movies, music, gigs, festivals, photography, learning foreign languages, travel, gardening, nature, board games, science e theatre. He speaks English, Italian and Spanish
Agnese is 28 and enjoys socialising, watching movies, reading, travel, learning foreign languages, nature, board games e theatre. She speaks English and Italian
Settimio is 65 and enjoys watching movies, music, gigs, festivals, reading, travel, learning foreign languages, gardening, nature e science. He speaks Italian
There is no better way to learn a foreign language than to speak it in everyday situations. Your host Carla offers qualified language instruction in her native language Italian. One hour of instruction costs 10.00 EUR. The classes will be given by Agnese at the accommodation.
The room rate includes the following services: regular room cleaning and internet access and breakfast.
Additional available services at an extra charge (payable directly to your host on arrival):
Pick up service: 20.00 EUR one-way
Lunch: 7.50 EUR per person per night
Dinner: 7.50 EUR per person per night
Charge for washing machine usage: 3.00 EUR per machine load
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located in the countryside, in the province of Rome. Near our house there is a Theme Park Rainbow Magicland, and a well known shopping district, Valmontone Fashion Outlet, both of which are also surrounded by countryside. Near Valmontone, there are also a number of beautiful medieval cities which many tourists that go only to Rome miss, such as Genazzano, Artena, Anagni and Olevano Romano, which can be visited by request when the family members are available.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Sports arena
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
- Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
- Lactose Intolerant
- Nut Allergies
Please keep our home secure and double-lock the front door when entering and leaving the house
Please do not adjust the heat settings yourself, ask me and I will happily do it for you
Keep noise to a minimum after midnight please
Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!
Smoking is not allowed.
Lovely Home and Beautiful Family. I could not imagine a better Experience. Traditional and Graceful. I look forward to my next Visit!! Molto Benne!!
Wow!!! What can I say? Carla and her family, Septimio, Marcela, Agnese, Alejandro, Maximo and little and adorable Caterina (and her cute cats, especially Silvestre, because I am a "crazy cat lady"), made my short, but amazing stay in Rome a time to remember forever. Carla and Septimio, especially, made me feel at home all the time. They drove me to and from the train station from Valmontone to Termini in Rome every day. They cared and worried about me when I was late. Carla is a wonderful cook. She even let me cook an "Italian meal" for an Italian family. Very audacious of me, but I hope they enjoyed. They have extremely good taste in everything. From the house, to the music, to the food... I love the area where they live. Very peaceful, quite, lots of trees and shadow to balance the Summer heat. She gave me a very cozy room with a private bathroom and lots of space. Language is not a problem. You can communicate with them in English and Spanish, which was great because I don't speak Italian, but they are really patient to explain everything and they are very resourceful. I really recommend Carla and her sweet family to stay with when you visit Rome. I already miss them and certainly, that's where I'll stay next time. I could go on and on, but if I could, I would give them 10 hearts instead of 5. Grazie mille sweet family!
We stayed with Settimio, Carla and all the family for one week in June 2018. This was our first homestay visit and we were made to feel very welcome. We experienced great hospitality by all the family, which made our stay all the more relaxing and enjoyable. They have a beautiful home in a stunning location, with sounds of the country and the aroma of the Linden tree; all part of our fond memories of Italy.
The food was excellent and meal times were a time for reflection and socialising.
The rooms were comfortable and clean.
Homestay with Carla, Settimio and family enabled us to experience a taste of Italian culture, family life and to learn a few words in Italian.
We were offered advice on visiting many local and historical landmarks, and were fortunate enough to visit Palazzo Doria Pamphilj in Valmontone (well worth the visit for the beautiful frescos and a very informative tour). Villa d’Este in Tivoli (amazing water features and wonderful views). The ancient towns of Anagni and Palestrina are definitely worth visiting. We were also able to visit Rome from Vamontone station, with the kind help from Carla and family who would always arrange for us to be picked up.
We would definitely recommend our homestay family and would love to return.
Nick and Lynda
Thanks for a wonderful stay. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family.
Your house is full of happiness and laughter. A real joy to be a part of.
We loved Rome and will return.
Thank you again for everything you did for us.
Matthew and Sara
A wonderful two weeks with Carla, Settimio and their delightful family where I was immediately made welcome. My stay definitely surpassed my expectations in that I was considered as one of the family and Carla and Settimio went out of their way to make me feel at home. Their daughters were most helpful too, explaining in English when I didn't understand something. I only wish my Italian was a bit better before going there!
Their house is beautiful, a traditional Italian villa of large proportions which has been artistically renovated with parquet flooring throughout. My room was perfect with its own en-suite bathroom. It was the perfect setting for me to write in (I'm a medieval historian) with towns such as Anagni, Paliano, San Gennaro close by and very easy motorway access so I was able to travel to towns further south very easily. Last but not least: Carla is a great cook and the variety of her dishes was always something to look forward to. Grazie mille! Big hugs to all!
This was an amazing experience with an incredible family! SO GLAD we choose this Homestay! I feel like we made new lifelong friends while really getting the 'Italian experience' during our trip to Italy. Many thanks for the hospitality shown by this family - they went above and beyond what I expected. I'd give them 10 stars if I could!
Nothing you can say or write, would prepare you for the wonderful welcome you receive from Carla and her lovely family....from the moment you get picked up from the Railway Station at Valmontone, till you leave again, you are part of this beautiful family....the meals, the vino, the company, the family outings, you are made to feel one of the family from start to finish....Theo and I hope to return again to this wonderful part of the world, and especially to be staying with Carla and Settimio...XXXX
Such a delay in finally posting this response (as I had originally stayed in March) but I absolutely loved my time in Valmontone. The family was absolutely wonderful. They picked me up from the airport with smiles and hugs and were super considerate and helpful (especially since my flight was delayed due to rainy weather). I felt like a true member of their home and they invited me to join them for so many great outings to a nearby village and a dinner party with some friends. I also had time to take the train down to Rome and the family was very helpful in helping me secure a train ticket and driving me to the train station. I loved coming home each night to such a beautiful home and room filled with laughter and conversation and starting each morning with Carla always cheerfully making cappuccino with some cookies, yogurt and a smile. Each of the family members I met during my stay were absolutely warm and welcoming. Ale was great to share conversations with in English since I do not know any Italian and could get most ideas across using some Spanish. I enjoyed hearing his stories about working with his students at schools who are English language learning and it even inspired me to work with ELL when I returned back to the US. Marcella was also great and allowed me to visit her educational farm and help her feed and walk the different animals. Sentimio was always funny and kind even though I struggled to express myself in Italian. The food every night was always amazing and I enjoyed learning how to cook some of the meals as well. The entire family was also very understanding when I told them I had to end my trip early due to work (which was a great relief). Overall I loved my stay with this family and would recommend them to anyone who plans to visit Rome and gain more of a sense of the culture and family life of Italy.
The whole family is protective, caring, ready to help or just converse at the guest' s own time. They make you happy that you chose their BnB....a real asset to the vacation you have planned for so long.
This is a very late review, I thought I already posted it but it turned out I still haven't. Im sorry about that. Me and Edlyn stayed here last august 2015 and the host family was amazing, our best homestay experience. The house is lovely, the family members were very caring and nice. The homemade italian food cooked by Carla is . They really made us feel a part of their family and I'm very thankful for that. Everything is just better than words . Thank you so much for everything. We hope to go back soon. Love love.
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