Rome, country living close to the city

Rome, country living close to the city

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

Apartment is on the immediate outskirts of Rome, precisely 15.9 km from city centre (Piazza Venezia). It is in a safe enclosed complex of approx 5000m2 made up of several units and cottages owned by our family. In our home there are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, dining and private entrance. It is on the first floor (and last), overlooking gardens/vineyard, situated in the Parco di Veio.
The dining room overlooks the garden/vineyard- you can sit outside on the balcony and enjoy some wonderful wine and relax after busy days in bustling Rome centre.
We have marble floors and an extensive library in the lounge area. The main bedroom has queen bed, the second bedroom has two single beds in it and the third room is our study. We value books- which are everywhere. The main bathroom has a bath and bidè. the second bathroom is more of a service room and it has the washing machine and shower.
My father is a builder and is now adding a series of cottages onto the property. He collects all sorts of things and keeps them in case he may need them! He loves using recycled material to build. We have found the oddest items and he cannot be convinced of parting with them. He can fix almost anything.
Our car, a Lancia Y 1998 is available in the exchange, has heating but no airconditioning. It is great for driving around Rome. Should you require a baby seat we can fit it in. We have always taken meticulous care of homes we have stayed in.

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Who we are

  1. There are 4 in the family; my husband, myself, our daughter Sara who is 4 and our son David 2.
    My husband is a university lecturer in Rome and needs to spend his summer break researching and writing. (Luckily he can do this from anywhere) I am involved in training and am of Australian origin. We have been on numerous home exchanges and the children have been great. The children have been drilled into: not touching. We are extremely careful in other peoples homes and take the utmost care.
    We are looking forward to spending summer 2015 in the Australia.
    My mother lives in a retirement village in Adelaide and cannot have guests this is why we travel nearly every two years to Australia and look for exchanges.
    We enjoy retreating to our apartment after the business of Rome. We enjoy music, theatre, gardening and eating out.

    time of year for exchanges: long/ term July-August
    Short-term i.e weekend: any time - with due notice
    2016 we are looking to go to California USA
    2017 AdelaidSouth Australia

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Our Neighborhood:Best of both worlds-

Our home is situated in the picturesque Parco di Veio, on the outskirts of Rome. We are connected well with the city centre- the train stop is called La Giustiniana that goes directly into town; 10 stops to the Stazione S. Pietro- St Peters, or can connect with the underground (Valle Aurelia stop), that goes to all locations: Colosseum, Forum... etc.. the train taken in the opposite direction goes to Viterbo; where you can go for the day to the thermal baths: Terme dei Papi-, which we highly recommend, or lake Bracciano with the beautiful Odaleschi Castle, (where Tonm Cruise was married), the other side of the lake is also beautiful, Anguillara.
Day trips: we highly recommend Villa D'Este with beautiful water fountains and Villa Adriana (an ancient roman villa) in Tivoli. The Benedictine Monastery in Subiaco.
After a busy day visiting museums, galleries, ancient monuments, it is always a pleasure to return to a peaceful environment. It great to alternate full days in the city and then relax in the Roman country side. Around the corner from us, there is a Country club, with swimming-pool, tennis courts and gym. Gourgeous 'Cicale' restaurant around the corner-in the Borgo Bamboccio.
We drive to the train station as it is otherwise a good walk.
We leave our car for guests to use. We will be updating it in the coming years.
The cost of living in Rome is extremely affordable: cappuccino and croissant E1.30! I can also leave you with a list of market which you can find amazing bargains!

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