About the Homestay

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Our family Consists of 4 people: Linda and Michael, 48 and 51 years respectively, Viola and Rossana daughters aged 12 and 15 years. And a small lovely dog: Ninnolina;).

The town of Castelnuovo di Porto, located in the town of Castelnuovo di Porto, is only a few kilometers from the center of Rome. small railway station of Rome-Civita Castellana. This is an incredible advantage for our guests. In fact the line is one of the busiest trains in the city of Rome. .The trains then go especially early in the morning, lunchtime and mid-afternoon, while the service is suspended night. From the Flaminio square to 8:25 pm. Buses run instead Regularly Throughout the day with Saxa Rubra.

The train takes twentyfive minutes to Piazza del Popolo, in the heart of Rome (a few steps away from Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna, Villa Borghese, Via del Corso, Piazza Venezia) from where you can choose to continue on Walk to the historic streets or take the metro or bus to get to other neighborhoods or Termini station.

The historic village of Castelnuovo di Porto is a few minutes drive from the house, a train trip to the village, and a wonderful opportunity for a half-day trip: Or to exchange a kiss.On the main square there is a nice bar and wine bar , both with tables in the open, to try to drink, cappuccino or espresso.
Easily accessible to other, lovely walks even the towns of Riano, Sacrofano and Morley.

Viejo National Park, one of the most important natural parks in the region.

Our house is on three floors. The master bedroom for rent is on the ground floor, open from early May until the end of October and shared with our guests. Hibiscus, roses, begonias, pansies, lavender, rosemary, jasmine and fuchsia.Facing the pool, the pool is surrounded by laurels and flowers, which has a convenient drop-down 4 steps, There is a large sunbathing area equipped with sun beds, towels, table with four stools, garden chairs and a lovely outdoor shower.

The master bedroom is ideal for one or two people, but does not have an outside window. It is not large but has a double bed, a closet, a desk and a library. Guests have access to a large utility room with direct access from the room to a sink / wash. Large bathroom with shower, bidet, sink, cabinet and flap with three drawers. All linens for the bedroom, the bathroom and the pool, comes from the house.

KIDS'ROOM, with adjustable bed Children up to 10 years.THE ROOM IS SUGGESTED ONLY FOR CHILDREN, NOT FOR ADULTS. But if you want to be a baby, you can be a baby or sister up to 6 years. The bedroom has no doors and is very bright thanks to a window overlooking the pool. The master bedroom and the library, which is divided by a wall of shelves, is designed by Tetris for computers. For our younger guests a wide selection of games, books, colors. The room is so much to your home.

At the reception, with a library, a fireplace, a fireplace, a table and a lamp, a television with home theater, Sky and Hundreds of DVDs.The the kitchen is open to the dining room and the living area, where we serve a light breakfast of toast and pastries prepared by the lady of the house. Upstairs are the bedrooms of the family.

The house is surrounded by two gardens. There are three terraced levels, and there is also a small wooden house for children. , sofas, beds, benches, hammocks and swings. In spring and summer, with a nice weather, either by the pool or on the terrace or in the garden.

People have worked as journalists for twenty years, they have traveled to meet people from different countries and experience new cultures.For eight years, she is a cultural association for the reading of children and young people, making aloud reading in schools and libraries and labs of all kinds in collaboration with actors, musicians, writers, publishers, journalists, filmmakers, artists, photographers, teachers, while looking for political communication for twelve years.

Linda Also works as an artist made of pencil and mixed media portraits of people and animals, furniture and design objects and jewelery from recycled materials.

Both speak English. Also she speaks French and understands a little Spanish and German.

The daughters are welcoming and happy to host people from other countries, Already accustomed to traveling from the sun to study trips and other experiences. Both animal lovers, like their parents, love to ride, draw, model, read and play. The eldest attends the first class of a foreign language. Her young is in the fifth grade and her favorite subjects are Italian and English. She likes to ride and play with her dog.

The whole family enjoys going to the cinema, theater, art exhibitions, concerts and cooking.

On request, the hostess organizes Italian cooking courses, Italian language courses for adults and children, art workshops for children.

Also available for lunches, lunches, packed lunches, and transfers to and from the airport or other destinations in the provinces of Rome.

Anyone interested in any of these additional services, request further information and conditions to Linda, using the contact details on this site.

It is required to complete the stay with the bank transfer on the family's current account as soon as the booking is confirmed with Homestay.com.

Both Linda and Michele speak English. Linda also speaks French and a bit of German and Spanish.
For guests, there is an indoor parking only during the period from late October to late April.

Once the reservation is confirmed the prepayment of the remaining balance is required. Guests can pay by bank transfer.

No refund in case of cancellation.



House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Games Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 15 nights

Available for given dates

From 13 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

The room is ONLY EXCLUSIVE FOR CHILDREN traveling with their parents. It's small with lots of games, books and colors. Pool view. It has no doors. It has 1 bed. The bathroom on the floor is for the exclusive use of guests of the 2 rooms.

  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
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From 21 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

It has an outlet with internal light in glass blocks. It is not large, but cozy. Once the booking is confirmed is required for the immediate balance of your stay.  No refund in case of cancellation.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
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About the Area

Our house is located in a residential area, quiet and safe, Castelnuovo di Porto, a ten minute drive from the historic village. We are ten meters, less than 5 minutes walk from the bus stop on the Flaminia and the railway station Riano Rome-Civita Castellana. We are located 14 km from the center of Rome: Piazza del Popolo can be Reached by train in about 20 minutes and from there you can take bus and metro for each direction. Our house is located in a strategic point for many excursions to nearby destinations: Fiano Romano, Sacrofano, Riano, Morley, the Park of Veii and Castelnuovo di Porto. Castelnuovo di Porto is an ancient village, Whose origins are to be a people contemporary to the Etruscans: the Castle, from Which the town got its name, dates from the year one thousand and was completely restored a few years ago.The village is a maze of streets and lanes where it is pleasant to venture out for a walk That offers sudden glimpses of the surrounding countryside and the city walls.There are Numerous restaurants, pizzerias, a coffee, a wine shop and a newsagent.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Horse Stables
  • Water sports
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • 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
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Coeliac
  • Lactose Intolerant
  • Nut Allergies

House Rules

We ask our guests for a few days before the start date of the stay. The room is delivered by 11am on departure day. Castelnuovo di Porto, from Rome, Piazzale Flaminio, at 8:25 pm. After That Time you can reach our house by cab or agreeing with us to ride.

It is required to pay the entire stay as soon as the booking is confirmed with Homestay.com.

In case of cancellation, you will be charged the full cost of the entire reserved period: no refund is not allowed, neither partial, nor total.

We are always ready to open. Suffice it sounds the bell.

The heating comes on the floor and the ceiling is turned on to the minimum and the maximum temperatures: you can turn it on when you want to leave it automatically.

If you want the fireplace, do not switch it alone but ask it to us, we will do so willingly. But make sure that the wood is exhausted at the end of the day, so do not take chances.
Reduce the noise after midnight.

In summer, if you want to enjoy our pool, before entering the water:

Also in summer, in the hours after lunch (from 14 to 16) we ask you to reduce the noise according to Functional Functional our neighbors.

We do not like people outside of those who stay with us.

I want you to stay healthy and have a good time.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

11 Reviews

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    October 2018

    J'ai apprécié énormément mon séjour chez Linda. L'endroit calme et charment pour vous donner une image de la vie du banlieue du Rome. Très bon accueil, des bonnes conseilles, des échanges sur toutes les sujets pour vous bien guider dans votre visite a Rome. Linda parle très bien français et anglais et c'est une aide inestimable dans tout les circonstances. Tetyana.

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    Homestay Host Family Linda in ,

    Merçi Tetyana, j’ai été heureuse de t'accueillir chez nous. Il y aura toujours une chambre pour toi ici! Donc à la prochaine! ;)

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    Age 55 - 64

    4 hearts
    August 2017

    des hôtes agréables et charmants qui prodiguent de très bons conseils Linda et Mickael étaient
    au petit soins et nous ont fait partagé des petits plats Italien délicieux ( petit bémol éloignement du centre de Rome si pas de véhicule)

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    United States
    Age 55 - 64

    3 hearts
    July 2017

    Not good for using as a base from which to explore Rome without a car. The location is far away, ex-urb’s, not just suburbs. Trains to Riano in the evening are infrequent and connections from other mid-points often miss each other. Several times it took us 2-½ to 3 hours to get from Rome to the homestay, stuck on train platforms waiting for connections. Also, the walk along the highway from the homestay to the train station is dangerous, particularly at dusk. There were other issues as well. The host will not give out a key, which is a problem when no one is home. Homestay guests stay in a basement family room that has no windows, just two sets of French doors that open onto the pool deck. The doors stand open all day, and we were bitten by mosquitoes every night. My daughter lost count after 25 bites. The interior bedroom is airless -- it’s a Harry Potter room under the stairs without a window, smaller than the website photos look. That plus being locked in by the host at night without the ability to unlock the doors to the outside made us feel pretty claustrophobic. One morning the host did not come down to unlock the doors before she left for work. Her daughter and I could not find a key. Although the house is pretty and clean, the bed is comfortable, and the host is pleasant, I would not recommend this homestay.

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    Homestay Host Family Linda in ,

    Purtroppo l'esperienza che abbiamo avuto con Joan e sua figlia è stata pessima, per la prima e unica volta da quando siamo diventati una famiglia Homestay. Fondamentalmente credo che Joan abbia totalmente frainteso lo spirito di chi si incontra grazie a questa piattaforma: Joan ci ha scelto per avere una location pari a quella di un albergo di altissima qualità ma ad un prezzo decisamente molto più vantaggioso, quindi ci ha scelto per risparmiare ma pretendendo un servizio alberghiero che noi chiaramente non offriamo essendo una famiglia.
    Per quanto riguarda le chiavi di casa, è chiaramente scritto sul mio profilo, tra le regole della casa, che noi non le diamo nè le abbiamo mai date a nessuno e fino ad oggi nessuno se ne è mai lamentato dal momento che abbiamo sempre fatto di tutto per soddisfare le richieste dei nostri ospiti. È chiaro però che bisogna parlarsi: salutare quando si esce e comunicare alla famiglia quando si ha intenzione di tornare, più o meno, messaggiarsi in caso di necessità, è non solo funzionale ma anche alla base della buona educazione.
    Se si sceglie di soggiornare presso una famiglia Homestay, lo si fa perché si è interessati a condividere le abitudini di quella famiglia, compatibilmente con gli impegni di lavoro, scuola, sport e hobby che ogni famiglia naturalmente ha, lo si fa perché si vuole vivere con loro la realtà del Paese che si visita, perché si è interessati prima di tutto a uno scambio culturale e quindi si presuppone una certa apertura mentale.
    Noi abbiamo aperto la nostra casa perché è un bel modo per viaggiare anche quando restiamo nella nostra città, nel nostro Paese: quando accogliamo i nostri ospiti, siamo curiosi di conoscerli, umanamente interessati a loro e alla loro storia. Nel corso di questi anni abbiamo passato tante bellissime ore, soprattutto a tavola, magari con una buona bottiglia di vino, ma non solo, a parlare di tutto: arte, cultura, scuola, lingue, politica, cinema... del mondo. Noi abbiamo aperto le porte al mondo e il mondo ci ha fatto incontrare persone interessanti, solari, amichevoli, che ci hanno arricchito con le loro storie e le loro esperienze. La maggior parte di queste persone ha varcato la nostra soglia come estranei, ma quasi tutti sono ripartiti come amici. Con molti di loro continuiamo a scriverci e messaggiarci regolarmente. È stata sempre una scoperta, e un regalo, prezioso, per noi e per le nostre figlie, che così crescono come cittadine del mondo.
    Joan e sua figlia sono state accolte dalla mia famiglia con gentilezza e simpatia. Fin dal momento in cui sono stata contattata per la prenotazione mi sono prodigata per aiutare Joan nell'organizzazione del suo viaggio non solo a Roma ma in Italia, dandole consigli e informazioni su come spostarsi, cosa visitare, come prenotare e come risparmiare in molti casi, come ad esempio per l'acquisto dei biglietti per il treno, suggerendo di cercare determinate offerte on line.
    Il giorno in cui Joan e Kara sono arrivate a Roma, ho offerto loro di andarle a prendere in macchina alla stazione di Riano per dare una mano con i bagagli e mentre io le ho accolte con la solarità che mi contraddistingue, loro non hanno contraccambiato nemmeno con un sorriso.
    Inoltre ciò che hanno scritto è in molti casi palesemente falso, come riscontrabile dalle foto e dalle recensioni di tutti gli ospiti che le hanno precedute.
    La camera in cui hanno dormito, è piccola ma funzionale, arredata su misura da un architetto, dispone di scrivania, letto matrimoniale, armadio, mensole e scaffali, non ha una finestra ma una presa di luce, come chiaramente scritto nella descrizione, così come il bagno a loro esclusivo uso privato, ma non si trova assolutamente in un seminterrato, bensì al primo piano di casa mia che affaccia con una finestra e due porte-finestre sulla piscina e il giardino antistante la casa. L'intero piano, di oltre 100 metri quadrati è stato messo a loro completa disposizione, con una libreria di oltre 3000 volumi, decine di giochi da tavolo, centinaia di dvd, radio, televisione con un sistema Dolby surround stile cinema, divani, poltrone, tappeti, cuscini, sala giochi, tre scrivanie, di cui una specificatamente progettata per l'uso di pc e notebook, con tutte le prese a disposizione per ogni allaccio.
    Di notte, per ovvi motivi di sicurezza, le imposte vengono chiuse a chiave, come in tutta la casa, come per tutte le finestre e le porte di ogni piano che aprano verso l'esterno, poiché disponiamo di un impianto di allarme e videosorveglianza, che per la sicurezza dei nostri ospiti e nostra, viene attivato mentre dormiamo e quando non ci siamo. Le chiavi delle porte finestre del piano terra vengono comunque lasciate a disposizione dei nostri ospiti sulla scrivania d'epoca centrale, che si trova proprio in mezzo alle due finestre e che è chiaramente stata mostrata a Joan come facciamo con tutti i nostri ospiti.
    Nonostante ciò mi sono sempre occupata personalmente di aprire le porte finestre delle nostre ospiti ogni mattina, dopo che si erano alzate, il che accadeva il più delle volte verso l'ora di pranzo o anche più tardi, nel primo pomeriggio.
    Per quanto riguarda le zanzare, non posso certo negare che ci siano: in Italia le troverete in qualsiasi città andrete, ma ciò non rende certo impossibile la nostra vita, perché prendiamo le debite misure. Ogni anno provvediamo alle necessarie disinfestazioni, prima di tutto per noi che ci abitiamo stabilmente - è ovvio - e ogni giorno accendiamo numerosi zampironi a tutti i piani della casa sia per interni che per esterni. Nessuno di noi è mai stato mangiato vivo dalle zanzare come ha affermato Joan, a conferma di ciò vi invito a leggere le recensioni di tutti gli altri ospiti che non se ne sono mai lamentati pur essendo stati da noi in periodi estivi ben più umidi di quello di quest'anno, in cui la nostra regione sta vivendo una grave siccità: non piove da due mesi e quindi di zanzare quest'anno se ne sono viste ben poche!
    In relazione agli spostamenti con i mezzi pubblici, Joan ha voluto palesemente metterci in cattiva luce, anche se non capisco perché, dato che basta consultare un qualsiasi orario dei treni della linea Roma-Viterbo per constatare che si arriva in centro a Roma, dalla stazione di Riano, in 20/25 minuti al massimo. Io fornisco sempre ogni dettaglio utile, consigli su cosa prendere per raggiungere le diverse destinazioni e tutti i nostri ospiti sono sempre stati più che contenti. Ancora una volta basta leggere le loro recensioni, credo che sia il mezzo più attendibile di valutazione.
    Infine, la recensione di Joan si conclude dicendo che la casa è carina e pulita, il letto confortevole, e gli ospiti piacevoli, quindi?

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    United States
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    October 2016

    This was our first Homestay, and we were very happy with the experience. From our first meeting at the airport to her dropping us off at Roma Termini, Linda was absolutely kind and patient with us. She and her family were wonderful hosts. The home was lovely and full of life. We were treated very well by all members of the family, including their little doggy. The bed was comfortable to sleep in, and they allowed us to use the full lower level of the home, which is a very nice library and entertainment area. The bathroom was spacious and comfortable. Linda provided a lovely gluten-free continental breakfast each morning. For a fee, she prepared delicious gluten-free dinners for us to enjoy. There is local train and bus transportation within easy walking distance of the home; however, neither the path nor the train station is wheelchair friendly and might prove difficult for someone with a severe walking disability. We would definitely recommend Linda's Homestay to anyone who is looking to enjoy a wonderful experience with an Italian family in Rome.

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    September 2016

    Très très bien, un service hors paire avec beaucoup de gentillesse. Celà à très plus également à mon fils Arthur. N'hésitez pas. Philippe.

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    United States

    5 hearts
    September 2016

    My husband and I stayed with Linda and her beautiful family in Rome. It was wonderful!!! We felt right at home! Linda helped us with our plans and places to see. Her home is beautiful and welcoming!!! We arrived as strangers and left as friends! We will definitely stay with Linda when we go back!!!

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    August 2016

    Linda und ihre Familie haben mich herzlich aufgenommen und sehr gut bewirtet. Vielen Dank für die tollen Gerichte!

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    August 2016

    Fabulous family. Great ambiance. Friendship. Would definitely recommend.

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    Age 45 - 54

    4 hearts
    July 2016

    Eh bien mes amis si vous voulez visiter Rome sans guide je vous conseille d'aller chez Linda car elle donne de tres bons conseils en ce qui concerne les lieux a visiter. Elle prepare de tres bon plats italien ! Pendant notre sejour nous avons ete tres bien accueilli par la famille de Linda moi ma femme et ma fille nous sommes tres content .Apres une long balade a Rome nous avons profitez de la picine,que du bonheur ! On vous recommande fortement d'allez faire un petit coucou chez l'hote Linda.

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    March 2016

    Es una familia espectacular. Nos atendieron mejor que en casa. Les agradecemos mucho por todo y queremos recomendar de manera my especial este sitio. Linda y Miguel son personas muy amables. La casa es muy hermosa y el cuarto es muy comodo. Super recomendado.

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