New Opening! Welcome to the Testaccio GlaMMaison! Our house is situated in one of the most fascinating, lively and authentic Roman neighborhood. Whether you are here on vacation or for business, Testaccio and our house have everything for you.
Located at the second floor of an historical building dated 1905 equipped with a modern lift, our apartment has been fully and carefully renovated to keep the beautiful ancient architecture but with all the modern and stylish comforts you may need. It will be a great pleasure for us to welcome you personally!
The apartment is designed for 4 people and is equipped with air conditioning in each room, free wi-fi connection, smart TVs, safe box, dishwasher and washing/drying machine. Baby bed (up to 15 Kgs weight) and high chair (from 6 months to 3 years) also available on request. On top, we hope you will like our welcome kit!
Entering the house, you will immediaty note a particular clock and a nice library where you’ll find several books at your disposal.
Just after, you will find a comfortable and relaxing living room with a double sofa bed, a wardrobe, a stylish desk, armchairs, smart TV and several board games good both for adults and children. Raise your eyes to admire the fascinating ancient cieling!
Immediatly after, you will find the master bedroom. Bohemian charm combined with comfort and innovation characterize this space. We have named it “The Red Rose”. A smartTV, a computer friendly zone and an ancient cieling are here too!
The bathroom, just in front of the master bedroom, is a real gem which will delight you with chromo therapy and emotional shower. A wonderful glass heated towel rail will complete your shower experience. And of course the hairdryer is there!
The kitchen, with its modern style is fully equipped with microwave, dishwasher, washing/drying machine, toaster, kettle and of course a Nespresso with some selected aromas is just waiting for you!
TestaccioGlaMMaison is perfect for a 10/20 minutes walk to Trastevere, Mouth of Truth, Circo Massimo, Aventino, Imperial Forums and Coliseum. And with only few steps you will reach the incredible Testaccio Market and have a taste of real “romanity”, the Mattatoio Testaccio, Monte dei Cocci and the beatiful Pyramid of Cestius. You will also find excellent bus and underground connections to explore each part of the City or reach the Airport (Piramide underground station just 10 min. walk).
Testaccio: symbolic neighbourhood of The Capital……
……….where ‘er core’ beats stronger!!
When it comes to Rome, there are plenty of touristy destinations that offer an eclectic mix of ancient history, art and flavoursome food. Whether your interests lie in history, culture or food, there is no better way to experience these elements than to head to a new quarter and discover its true character.
Testaccio, one of the Roman Empire’s major trade hubs, has evolved to become one of Rome’s most important nerve centres of artisan creativity and trading.
Next to Trastevere and within walking distance of the Piramide metro station, Testaccio, the now iconic former working-class neighbourhood, offers a welcome break from the crowds in the tourist areas and a unique blend of dynamism and edginess. Today, Testaccio is a hub for Rome’s trendy, quirky sights, unusual history and excellent food scene.
Full of history and home to humble homestyle food elevated to new heights and foodie treasure troves, Testaccio, the original food neighbourhood of the capital, is a confection of wineries, an interesting array of raucous bars, pubs and a collection of discoteche (nightclubs) and home to many theatres such as the Teatro Vittoria.
Few people know that the twentieth Roman district was for decades the wine district – an area that was largely cultivated with vineyards, whilst the indoor caves which were excavated in the Monte de Cocci were used mostly as wine deposits.
The small hill know as Monte dei Cocci – a scenic dump of millions of broken amphorae – terracotta pots used during Roman times to transport food such as sugar, honey, wine and olive oil, subsequently emptied upon their arrival in Rome. This slaughterhouse district was a crucial hub for the distribution of wine throughout the city. Today, good drinking has not disappeared from the streets of Testaccio.
Because this is Italy, food and drink will be central to your experience here. Passionate food creators, gelaterie and trattorie with their distinctive offal-based cuisine and the Mercato Testaccio, all offer a vibrant stop for good authentic food which show how Roman food should be served. Food tours showing how tradition lives on offer a whistle-stop tour of the neighbourhood’s warren of eateries which still offer offal (if you’re open to trying a local delicacy) reminiscent of Testaccio as the slaughterhouse district of Rome from 1890-1975. Luckily for vegetarians, there’s strong pasta tradition too.
The old Testaccio slaughterhouse is now home to the Mattatoio, a contemporary art gallery. Opposite the Mattatoio, on Via Galvani, is the new home of one of Rome’s oldest markets, offering a sea of stalls brimming with seasonal vegetables, fruit, cheese, meat and fish, sumptuous food stalls and lots of buzz. The market is a must. A genuine assault on the senses. It’s as much about the atmosphere as the traditional food.
Bizarrely, Testaccio is also home to the Piramide di Caio Cestio near Porta San Paolo built in about 18-12BC, the extravagant burial tomb of Caius Cestius a Roman Praetor.
Allow yourself to be transported to an oasis of peace by visiting the protestant cemetery where Keats, Shelley and most recently Andrea Camilleri, author of the Inspector Montalbano books, are laid to rest.
The symbolic Testaccio district, a throwback to a bygone era, is perhaps the last outpost of a Rome that has almost disappeared. A real discovery. A true Rome, where ‘er core’ beats stronger than the Romans (R. Lucignani. Published in 2009 by Gangemi)
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