Just a few years ago, the neighbourhood of Testaccio was off the radar of many tourists. The guidebooks may have mentioned the area’s rich history – an ancient port, it once transported Rome’s food supply into the city – but the home-style trattorias, chaotic pizzerias and artisanal stores were for locals only. Now the secret’s out and visitors want in on the great food, fascinating history and cultural highlights that Testaccio has to offer. Book an Airbnb in the area now and start exploring this unique part of Rome.
With two bedrooms and a sofa bed in the living room, this chic Airbnb sleeps up to six guests – and comfortably, too. Both the living room and kitchen are big enough that a family or group of friends can co-habit without ever feeling cramped. Plus, two bathrooms mean less time queuing for the shower and more time enjoying the stylish décor. All at the bargain price of just €57 per night.
The owners have blended old and new perfectly in this charming Testaccio apartment. The tactile stone feature wall and original geometric floor tiles are well complemented by sleek hanging light fittings and colourful fabric furnishings. An extra sleeping space on a mezzanine floor makes it a great choice for two couples, or a family with a teenager that likes their own space!
With a spacious living room and well-equipped kitchen, this pad is ideal for a self-catered break or even for those staying in Rome on business (when relying on restaurants or room service can quickly become tiresome). Whether you make use of all the facilities or not, this comfy apartment is decked out in good taste and features a number of eclectic artworks, helping the place feel less like an anonymous apartment and more like a home-from-home.
Located in a historic palazzo overlooking one of Testaccio’s piazzas, this cheerful Airbnb is perfectly located to get a taste of local life. Drop in at one of the nearby bars for coffee, take a passeggiata or simply hang out in the square along with the rest of the neighbourhood. Take note: as well as all the usual facilities, there’s also air conditioning – not as common as you might think in old Italian buildings but very welcome in the scorching summer months.
Wallpaper depicting marble busts, timepieces and other kinds of trinkets and knick-knacks sound like an eccentric choice for a holiday rental, but in this apartment, they work perfectly. The expert mix of antique and design furnishings add a touch of luxury to the Airbnb experience while the mod cons (AC, WiFi and a Nespresso machine, for starters) mean guests have everything they need for a comfortable and convenient stay.
The adorable little house is an apt name for this cute and surprisingly spacious apartment. The monte the listing refers to is actually Monte Testaccio – an ancient artificial mound composed of millions of pieces of discarded amphorae – that the house is nestled into. The attentiveness of the owners is attested to numerous times in the many satisfied reviews of previous guests.
Styled with a comic-book theme, this fresh and fun property sleeps up to four guests across two bedrooms – one of which features a Jacuzzi bathtub. The neutral colour palette is livened up by flashes of colour from fun accessories like the pop-art kitchen divider and rainbow coffee table. Not just style, there’s also substance in the form of numerous home comforts such as air conditioning, WiFi and use of a well-equipped kitchen.
This contemporary apartment blends home comforts with the musician owner’s unique style. An entire drum kit has been cleverly repurposed into shelves, lamps, bedside tables and other home furnishings-cum-objects of design. Other off-beat artworks – always in the best of taste, of course – really make the place pop. Most of the year, guests can just rent a room in this stylish pad but when the owner leaves during the summer holidays, the whole apartment is up for grabs.
Situated in a palazzo dating from 1881, this charming Testaccio flat melds simple modern style with a handful of original features and vintage furnishings. Though the place is compact, space is optimised by clever storage solutions and choice of furnishings – for instance, the sofa extends into a double bed, adding to the existing single sleeping space on the mezzanine floor.
This ‘delightful little loft’ might be small but it’s perfectly formed. Painted in calming grey hues, the apartment is well-equipped with a mini-hob, fridge and dishwasher – ideal for a quick breakfast or simple supper between exploring the neighbourhood. The USB sockets to charge devices, without the need for bulky adapters, are an especially nice touch and indicative of the owner’s commitment to ensuring guests have a comfortable stay.