Tips for getting the most out of your Roman Holiday


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

We are always happy to help our guests enhance their itineraries or get a little more authenticity in their experiences. We can tell you about the best city tours and the most entertaining guides and can sometimes get you an incredible price through our connections. Let us know what your interests are and we will help you have the best Roman Holiday! If you are interested in exploring the surrounding areas, We work with a fantastic tour provider who can take you to incredible locations off the beaten path and into the true Italia. All of these experiences are done with a professional driver so you can just sit back and enjoy the scenery. Below is a sample of the types of trips our guests have enjoyed, keep in mind that there are many others so if there’s a region that you are itching to visit, just ask.

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.


Local Restaurants

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

  •   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

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  •   This is an exceptionally clean guesthouse with sparkling boutique-style rooms in this guesthouse. Super-super clean, and fresh, bright light fills all of the space. Meredith and Gianluca are the loveliest, kindest and most helpful owners- will help with any questions, concerns, and can recommend anything...More

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