Coloured with street art and inhabited by free-thinkers and creative types, Pigneto is a great place to stay outside of the historic centre. This residential neighbourhood has its own distinct vibe, favouring low-key bars and rustic restaurants where locals can converse into the early hours. Set up base in one of the area’s numerous Airbnbs.
This beautiful apartment is decked out in the best of taste – just the right amount of sleek minimalism with a few homely touches. Get set up for a day of sightseeing with a homemade breakfast in the well-equipped kitchen and unwind in front of one of the two flatscreen TVs on your return. The sofa also extends into a double bed, upgrading the space to sleep four people.
Bright and modern while retaining some characteristic original features, this Pigneto apartment sleeps up to four people and still has room for one infant, making it ideal for young families. One of the biggest benefits of this property is how well equipped it is – air conditioning and Wi-Fi are installed, and a laptop, record player and PlayStation are all available for guests to use during their stay.
Many of Rome’s accommodations – particularly in the centre – come in the form of old palazzi-turned-apartment blocks, so this detached house is a rare find. With a living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, there’s plenty of space for up to six guests. The real gem, though, is the private courtyard garden where guests can soak up the sun.
This fantastic stylish loft sleeps two people and offers a decent amount of amenities for a more-than-reasonable price. The industrial-chic décor – think stainless steel appliances and cool grey furnishings – help this compact space feel spacious and luxurious while the tactile red brick feature wall gives a warm, homely vibe to this pad.
The biggest room in the ‘House of Music’, this listing is cosy, comfortable and colourful. An easygoing base in an easygoing neighbourhood, this room comes with all the necessary amenities for a short stay in Rome. The fact that breakfast in a nearby bar is included in the price is an added bonus – be sure to go for a classic cappuccino and cornetto. Other rooms in the apartment are also listed on Airbnb, as well as the option to book the whole property.
La Casa a Scacchi, or the checkered house, named after the chessboard flooring found throughout the kitchen and balcony, is a small but perfectly formed place to stay in the heart of the Pigneto neighbourhood. Smart and minimal, this apartment has not one, but two outdoor spaces – a cosy balcony perfect for simple breakfasts, and a leafy roof terrace ideal for dinner on warm summer evenings.
Recently refurbished, this ultra-modern apartment really makes the most of the available space. The open-plan living area not only encompasses a stainless steel kitchen and stylish dining table, there’s also extra sleeping space on a mezzanine floor. Two bathrooms also means less time stuck in a queue every morning (and more time to enjoy exploring Pigneto).
This compact apartment has been cleverly divided into a living area and sleeping space by the installation of a sleek kitchen island in the centre of the property. There’s room for five guests across three beds in this open plan apartment, making it an ideal place for a close-knit group of friends to stay. What’s more, the tourist tax – a figure of a few euros the city administration requires to be paid by anyone visiting Rome – comes included in the price.