About the Homestay
Our family Consists of 4 people: Linda and Michael, 47 and 49 years respectively, Viola and Rossana daughters aged 11 and 14 years. And a small lovely dog: Ninnolina;).
Ours is a semi-detached house, located in the town of Castelnuovo di Porto, just a kilometer from the medieval village, in a quiet and safe residential area, only 14 kilometers from the center of Rome, easily accessible by public transport: Is the bus stop It is about ten meters from the house and then a short walk to the small railway station of Rome-Civita Castellana. This is an incredible advantage for our guests: they have public transport nearby but not the noise of a big station. In fact the line is one-track for local trains going alternately back and forth from Rome, a service designed for the commuters who prefer to live in the quiet countryside of the Veio Park while working in Rome and enjoying all the opportunities this beautiful city offers.The trains then go especially early in the morning, lunchtime and mid-afternoon, while the service is suspended night. The last direct train to our house starts from Piazzale Flaminio to 20:25. Buses run instead Regularly Throughout the day with a service up to 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 of the city 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, one train stop, a couple of buses, and represents a wonderful opportunity for a half-day trip: it turns everything on foot and offers wonderful views for a romantic picture 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 for a drink, cappuccino or espresso.
Easily accessible to other, lovely walks even the towns of Riano, Sacrofano and Morley.
A stone's throw from the house is also the Viejo National Park, one of the most important natural parks in the region.
Our house is on three floors. The master bedroom for rent NEST is located on the ground floor, overlooking the garden with a beautiful swimming pool (with a slide for children), open from early May until the end of October and shared with Our guests. The pool is surrounded by laurel hedges and flower beds, always in the summer, with an explosion of scents and colors due to the presence of hibiscus, roses, begonias, pansies, lavender, rosemary, jasmine and fuchsia.Facing the pool, 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 with hot water heated with a modern and aesthetic solar system .
The master bedroom NEST is suitable for one or two people, but does not have an outside window, but with a socket of a backlight glass block. Furnished by an architect with custom made furniture, it is not large but has a double bed, a closet, a desk and a library That is on two walls. Guests have access to a large utility room with direct access from the room and a sink / wash. Large private bathroom on the floor, for the exclusive use of guests, with shower, bidet, sink, cabinet and flap with three drawers. All linens for the bedroom, the bathroom and the pool, comes from the house.
For families with children there is a small bedroom with the KIDS'ROOM, with adjustable bed Children up to 10 years. The room is SUGGESTED ONLY FOR CHILDREN, NOT FOR ADULTS. The room is for a child, but if Necessary can be added, a cot for a baby brother or sister up to 6 years. The bedroom has no doors and is very bright thanks to a window overlooking the pool. It is at the same level as the master bedroom and the library, from which is divided by a wall of shelves (all fixed and therefore stable and secure) designed by an architect on the example of Tetris for computers. For our younger guests a wide selection of games, books, colors. The room like so much to your children asking you to make an equal to your home.
To the rooms, at guests' disposal, there is a large library, custom made by an architect, with thousands of books, a fireplace with a reading corner - three chairs, a small table and a target lamp, a television with home theater , Sky and Hundreds of DVDs.The middle floor is the kitchen open onto the dining room and the living area, where in winter we serve a light breakfast of toast and pastries prepared by the lady of the house, as well as a half bath. Upstairs are the bedrooms of the family.
The house is surrounded by two gardens. There are three terraced levels, and there is also a slide and a small wooden house for children full of games and with two bunk beds, and at the central level there is a magnificent terrace always in bloom in The summer and equipped with tables, chairs, sofas, beds, benches, hammocks and swings. In spring and summer, with nice weather, breakfast can be served on request of guests, either by the pool or on the terrace or in the garden.
The hosts have worked as journalists for twenty years, they have traveled a lot and love to meet people from different countries and experience new cultures. For eight years, she is a cultural association for the promotion of reading among children and young people, making reading aloud in schools and libraries and labs of all kinds in collaboration with actors, musicians, writers, publishers, journalists, filmmakers, artists, photographers , Teachers, while he deals with 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 high school and while she trains every day in show jumping. The youngest 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 at the request they can be served 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 prepay the entire stay, to be executed with a bank transfer on the family'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 of the reservation: in case of cancellation of one or more rooms, the cost of the entire booked period will be charged.
- Games Room
- Swimming Pool
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
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
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Horse Stables
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- Health club
- 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
- 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
We ask our guests to inform us of the arrival times at home a few days before the start date of the stay. The room is delivered by 11 am and ask to be vacated by 10am on departure day. For Those arriving in the evening it is worth noting That the last train to Castelnuovo di Porto, from Rome, Piazzale Flaminio, at 20:25. After That Time you can reach our house by cab or agreeing with us to ride (with an additional fee Compared to the cost of the room).
It is required to prepay the entire stay, to be executed via bank transfer as soon as the booking is confirmed with Homestay.com.
In case of cancellation, you will be charged the full cost of the entire booked period: no refund is not allowed, neither partial, nor total.
The house is equipped with alarm and video surveillance: we do not provide the keys, but we are always available and ready to open each time you want to enter. Suffice it sounds the bell.
The heating comes on floor by floor and is Already in September to the minimum and the maximum temperatures temperatures: you can turn it on Whenever you want or leave it automatically to your liking.
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 time of going to sleep or ask for our help to fix it for the night, so do not take chances.
Reduce the noise after midnight.
In summer, if you want to enjoy our pool, we ask you to do '' '' more and the shower (no shower gel or shampoo) before entering the water: the outdoor shower is convenient and always has hot water, thanks to a modern solar system hidden in the shower same structure.
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 to be invited other people outside of Those Who stay with us.
I wish you to stay healthy and have a good experience and I beg you to treat our house, Which We have built with love, as if it were your own.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
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)
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.
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.
Très très bien, un service hors paire avec beaucoup de gentillesse. Celà à très plus également à mon fils Arthur. N'hésitez pas. Philippe.
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!!!
Linda und ihre Familie haben mich herzlich aufgenommen und sehr gut bewirtet. Vielen Dank für die tollen Gerichte!
Fabulous family. Great ambiance. Friendship. Would definitely recommend.
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.
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.
Where to begin! Stay with this beautiful family if you can! I had such an amazing experience. Linda and her family took care of me and made my stay amazing. The location is extremely close to Rome, and has a gorgeous view of the countryside. The meals provided were absolutely delicious and I learned a lot about Italian culture through conversations with Linda:) I wish I could've stayed longer. I give this Homestay 10,000 stars. An amazing place to relax and get a perfect stay in Rome. So happy for my time spent there:) Oh! And the room and bathroom are kept extremely nice and clean. The space is comfortable and you will get a great sleep after traveling all day. Stay here!!