A great base at a reasonable price well away from the centre of Rome but within easy access if you don't mind using the tram or walking, which we didn't. Based in a Roman gated set of apartment blocks with gardens. A comfortable room with a double bed and en-suite bathroom. The bathroom could do with a bit of TLC... More
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- The Bed and Breakfast A Casa di Lia –Home in Rome is in the center of Rome in a strategic perfect location: surface metro-tram No. 2 takes you in 5 minutes from via Flaminia to metro line A, Piazzale Flaminio - Piazza del Popolo stop, from where in only 2 stops you can quickly get to the Vatican, St. Peter's and the Vatican Museums, in 4 stops to Termini Railway Station, and to the Colosseum in 2 more stops. Historic central Rome - Piazza del Popolo, Via del Corso, Villa Borghese, the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona - is only 15 minutes far on foot from Bed and Breakfast A Casa di Lia, and the Olympic Stadium, Foro Italico, Auditorium Parco della Musica, MAXXI, Teatro Olimpico, Stadio Flaminio and Ponte Milvio are only a few steps.Ideal home base for sightseeing Rome and attending sport and art events avoiding the Roman traffic, Bed and Breakfast A Casa di Lia - Home in Rome features 2 charming king-size bed guestrooms - twin beds or extra bed on request - each with an ensuite bathroom, WiFi, LCD TV, hair-drier. Breakfast room with refrigerator and free internet point. Continental self service breakfast buffet included.The Bed and Breakfast A Casa di Lia is in a penthouse with view at the 5th floor, with elevator, in a restored Roman house of years 20s - inside a safe and peaceful residential complex by the river Tiber, with a private park and no noise from the traffic: Villa Riccio, an oasis in the heart of Rome.The bed and breakfast is separated from the rest of the house where Lia lives with her family, the dog and the cats, so that you can keep your own privacy and feel at home in a friendly and safe environment. There is no problem of allergy as Lia’s pets live outside in the terrace. Lia speaks English and some Spanish and French. Guests will get the information needed to enjoy their Roman Holidays. The view is over the trees of the gardens and the roofs and the terraces of Rome. Excellent restaurants nearby.Transports: Surface metro-tram No. 2 to/from underground line A Piazzale Flaminio-Piazza del Popolo (5 min.) Bus 910 Vignola stop from/to Termini Raiways Station (20 min). Electric bus No. 117 from via del Corso to the “Wedding Cake”, Fori Imperiali and the Colosseum. Bus 280 from piazza Mancini to Trastevere and Porta Portese. Bus No. 32 from Ponte della Musica stop to viale di Tor di Quinto (10 min.). Train Roma – Viterbo from piazzale Flaminio to Centro di Preparazione Olimpica Giulio Onesti, Centro RAI Saxa Rubra, Gran Teatro and S. Andrea Hospital. Shuttle service to the airport on request, non included in price.Parking: you can park in Lungotevere Flaminio and in the streets around the block in the blue lines at 8 € all day Monday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday free. Parking is always free inside the white lines. In piazza Mancini parking costs 2. 50€ all day. The closest private garage is in via Vespignani 1/a and costs about 20 € per day.Prices: Double Single Room with ensuite bathroom: MIN €50,00/MAX €80,00Prices: Double Room with ensuite bathroom: MIN €70,00/MAX €140,00Cancellation policy: 72h advance notice.Late cancellation or noshow: one night charge.Payment upon arrival by cash only or the 2nd day. Credit cards and cheques are not accepted.Check in from 16. 00 always on appointment. Please let us know your arrival time in advance and advise us in case of delay: there is not a reception service available 24h.Check out before 10. 00.Luggage deposite available.Self service breakfast and taxes included.How to get to the Bed and Breakfast A Casa di Lia:The Bed and Breakfast A Casa di Lia is in a complex inside a private park, Villa Riccio, with several gates. The easiest entrance if you arrive by public transports is from 75 Viale del Vignola, (2nd building on the right behind a big cedar tree) Palazzo 3, Scala A, flat 21 - Pintaldi Sterlini, 5th floor. Otherwise, from 48 Lungotevere Flaminio, (3rd building on the left) Palazzo 3, Scala A, flat 21 – Pintaldi Sterlini, 5th floor.From Fiumicino – Leonardo da Vinci Airport: go to Termini Railways Station by shuttle bus (8 €) or by train Leonardo Express (14 €). Trains run every 25 minutes and take about the same time to get to Termini. Cheaper train: FM1 until Roma Ostiense, then underground Line B until Termini Station.From Ciampino Airport: shuttle bus to Termini Railways Station.From Termini Railways Station (Stazione Termini) : you can take either bus 910 or underground line A. Tickets are available at newspapers stands and cost 1. 50 €. There are also daily, 3 days and weekly tickets. When you get on the bus/underground, put the ticket inside the machine.By bus No. 910: (it takes about 20 minutes and it takes you right under the B&B) walk straight ahead outside the main exit of the station in Piazza dei Cinquecento to platform N. Take the bus No. 910 direction piazza Mancini. Start to get ready to get off after you have passed Auditorium Parco della Musica and Palazzetto dello Sport (it looks like a flying saucer). There will be a couple of more stops in Via Flaminia, then the bus will turn right in Viale del Vignola (there is a bank on the right corner). Get off at the 1st stop, Vignola, in Viale del Vignola, after a flowers’ stand. Cross the boulevard and come in from the gate 75 of Viale del Vignola.By underground line A: take underground line A, direction Battistini, and get off at the 4th stop Flaminio-Piazza del Popolo. Go up to Piazzale Flaminio and take tram No. 2 at the beginning of via Flaminia direction piazza Mancini. Get off at the 3rd stop, Ankara, just passed Piazzale Manila (there is an Esso petrol station on your left and Stadio Flaminio on your right). Walk back until the traffic lights. Turn right in the direction of the buildings in via Flaminia (there is Caffè Stella Ruschena at the corner). Turn right in Via Flaminia, then left in Viale del Vignola. Walk along the left side of Viale del Vignola for 3 blocks until the gate No. 75.By taxi: make sure the taxi is a legal, authorized taxi: it is white and there is written “TAXI” on it and the phone number of the taxi company on a side. Prices from Fiumicino airport from 48€. From Ciampino airport from 30€.By car: from the G. R. A. , the freeway ring around Rome, you can get out from exit No. 6 (the No. 6 has not been printed again yet) that goes towards the center of Rome, Tor di Quinto, RAI Saxa Rubra, direction Flaminio, Corso Francia. Go always straight, cross Ponte Flaminio, a white marble bridge with high lighthouses and statues of the eagles and the wolf of Rome, cross Corso Francia above the Olympic Village with the Auditorium on your left and turn right with Stadio Flaminio on your right. Then straight, direction Roma Centro and turn right at the end on Lungotevere Flaminio. Lungotevere Flaminio No. 48 is at the end of the next block on the right, before the next traffic lights. If you come from inside Rome, follow the directions to Auditorium, or follow Lungotevere along the river Tiber direction Foro Italico, Stadio Olimpico. Other advised exits on the G. R. A. are No. 8, direction Salario-Parioli (from East), or No. 1 Aurelia – Città del Vaticano (from North-West), or No. 26 – Roma EUR (from South). In close proximity of Bed and Breakfast A Casa di Lia are: the Olympic Stadium, Foro Italico, Stadio Flaminio, Stadio del Tennis, Stadio del Nuoto, Stadio dei Marmi; the MAXXI, the Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia, the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Borghese Gallery; the National Sports Federations of viale Tiziano, C. O. N. I (the Italian National Olympic Committee); the Rowing Clubs (Circolo Canottieri Aniene, Tevere Remo, Tirrenia Todaro, Canottieri Lazio e Roma); Centro di Preparazione Olimpica Giulio Onesti and the I. U. S. M. (Sport University of Foro Italico); Scuola Superiore di Polizia of via Pier della Francesca; Caserma dei Carabinieri “Salvo d’Acquisto” of Tor di Quinto; Auditorium Parco della Musica, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Accademia Filarmonica Romana; Teatro Olimpico, GranTeatro, the Globe Theatre and the I. A. L. S.; the Zoo (Bioparco); Explora, the children museum; R. A. I. of viale Mazzini, via Asiago, Saxa Rubra; the Ministry of Foreign Bureau (Ministero Affari Esteri) of Farnesina; the TAR of Lazio of via Flaminia; the Court of piazzale Clodio and viale Giulio Cesare; Valle Giulia Architecture Faculty, the Department of Architecture of la Sapienza University of via Flaminia; ENEA, G. S. E.Here is a list of events taking place a few steps from the Bed and Breakfast A Casa di Lia: Soccer Championship and UEFA Champions League at the Olympic Stadium, the 6 Nations Cup Rugby, International Tennis Championships at Foro Italico – Stadio del Tennis, CSIO Roma Show-Jumping at Piazza di Siena in Villa Borghese, the Golden Gala of Athletics; Swimming Championship at the Swimming Pools of Foro Italico; World Tour concerts at Stadio Olimpico and the concerts at Centrale Live of Foro Italico; the shows at Teatro Olimpico and GranTeatro; the concerts of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia orchestra and Accademia Filarmonica Romana; the concerts at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, the International Film Festival of Rome at Auditorium Parco della Musica and Luglio Suona Bene; the concerts in Piazza di Siena, Piazza del Popolo and Villa Borghese.Local pizzerias and restaurants: Pizzeria del Vignola, La Romanina, Il Tiepolo, Cuccuruccù by Ponte della Musica, Bar Le Due Fontane in piazza Perin del Vaga, il Trentino, behind piazza Mancini, trattoria Pallotta and the pubs of Ponte Milvio.Markets: every Friday there is a crowded flea market like a little Portaportese in the close Olympic Village. On Tuesday, another little flea market in piazzale Ankara in front of Flaminio Stadium. There are also antiques markets by the Navy at Borghetto Flaminio, Belle Arti, Villa Glori, Ponte Milvio and Piazza Mazzini. Fruit and vegetables covered market of via Guido Reni open daily. In December until January 6, it is worthy to visit the traditional Christmas stands in piazza Navona and the Christmas Village at the Auditorium.Shopping: the shops of via del Corso, via Cola di Rienzo and via Ottaviano. Summer Sales starts in early July and Winter Sales starts in early January. Souvenir shops by Fontana di Trevi, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon. ... more less
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