How to reach the guesthouse
There are several ways to arrive at the guesthouse from the airport, If you are familiar with public transportation (or feeling brave) there is a train that will take you into central rome, where you will change over to the metro and get off at the ottaviano station which is just a 3 minute walk to the guesthouse. If you would prefer a more direct route you can of course take a cab or use our private transfer service which is only 5 euros more than a taxi, and our professional english speaking driver will greet you inside of the airport, take care of your luggage, and bring you directly to us in a pristine (non smoking) vehicle. We are happy to arrange the service for you, just let us know.
Museums and Tickets
Heads up on the lines and tickets you might want to buy in advance..
Vatican Museum: We suggest purchasing tickets to the museum online where you have the option to skip the line, which can save you a wait of several hours here you will also find information regarding when the pope addresses the public.
Galleria Borghese, This beautiful gallery and gardens are a must for art and architecture lovers, you definitely want to book in advance, a maximum of 360 people are admitted at a time for two-hour visits.
There are different events, art exhibitions, operas, and ballets monthly throughout Rome, Let us know when you’re coming and we will tell you whats on.
Tours and Day Trips
Take a 2 hour ride south to Pompeii where you will discover Mt. Vesuvio, best known for its powerful eruption in 79AD, covering Pompeii and Herculaneum in lava, ash and fumes leaving behind an unbelievably preserved ancient city. Before you head home, have a delicious and authentic lunch in Naples, the home of the margarita pizza!
Or head north and sip your way through Tuscany, In just over an hour you will find yourself transported into picturesque Italian countryside, dotted with beautiful little farms and wineries, pass fields of sunflowers taller than an Italian man, take a tour of a winery or two, and have lunch on an organic farm where you will get to know the locals who have worked this land for generations, not to mention the fresh cheese.
The price for these trips are really not as expensive as you might have guessed and become even more affordable when there are more than 2 people in your group.
2 passengers 550
4 passengers 650
6 passengers 700
Via Cola di Rienzo, the main thoroughfare that cuts through Rome’s commercial Prati neighborhood, is less than a five minute walk from the guesthouse. It is one of the best streets for a shopping stroll in the city. It’s less crowded than Via Corso and has many more Italian boutique shops. This street is also home to Coin, Italys only 4 stories department store.
Locanda di Pietro
The locanda di Pietro, home to chef, Roberto Cipolla, He has published the cookbook “Sapori Antichi in Tempi Moderni” (Traditional Flavours for Modern Times).They bake their own bread with stone ground flour, wholemeal flour and bran and the pizza is prepared with natural yeast. The dough is left to leaven for over 48 hours. It is truly an amazing atmosphere and you can purchase their homemade pastas and oils as an edible souvenir.
L’Angoletto ai Musei
For a more traditional dining experience, step back in time at L’Angoletto ai Musei which translates to “around the corner from the museum” and it definitely has a neighborhood feel, Pick a table inside or sit outside, if the weather’s nice it’s a great spot for people watching. Indulge in truly authentic Roman dishes such as the FETTUCCINE AI FUNGHI PORCINI (Fettuccine with porcini mushrooms) or COZZE ALLA MARINARA (Mussels with olive oil and gadic). Wash it all down with their house wine it is delicious and ridiculously inexpensive, good thing its a short walk back to your room.Angelo and Cosomo will feel like old pals by the time you are full, mention the guest house and we wouldn’t be surprised if they offer you some limoncello on the house, we eat there several times a week.
- Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel – 2 blocks
- St. Peter’s Square – 5 minute walk
- Piazza Venezia – 2 metro stops and a few minutes walk to Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and The Pantheon
- Colosseum – 20 min via metro
What Guests Say
Great location, great hotelroom and very clean. Clean towels and room cleaning everyday. Very friendly host and very helpful. Great for a group of friends, also because of the connecting general room/hal/kitchen. When we will be visiting Rome again, we'll definately book this hotel! Complements....More
A lovely renovated flat with baths for every room, air conditioning and shared kitchen space. Only a few blocks from the Vatican and plenty of food choices in the immediate area. The owners were very helpful in setting up group tours with “The Roman Guy”...More
This place is FANTASTIC!! I cannot speak highly enough about REST GUEST HOUSE, what a find, and the perfect finale to our 5 week holiday, it was the best accommodation we had while in Italy! Ticked all the boxes, it was clean, close to Vatican...More
From the outside you wouldn't know it was there, but we couldn't have asked for more from Gianluca and Rest Guesthouse. The room was beautiful, clean and had everything we need including a fridge stocked with water which was a really nice touch. We arrived...More
This is a superb guest house although on entering the building you would never know. The building is very old and you enter through a courtyard. So when you enter the property you get a surprise to see how modern and clean it is. Gianlucca...More
If you are looking for an extremely clean and comfortable, yet relatively inexpensive place to stay in Rome, particularly during the warm months, you should stay here. I recently got back from staying at the Rest Guesthouse for nearly two weeks in June/July. I was...More
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