Piazza di Spagna, with its splendid Spanish Steps (18th century), Trinità dei Monti, the magnificent Trevi Fountain. The superb Pantheon (II century BC.) with its amazing open dome, Piazza Navona, which covers the area of the ancient stadium of the Emperor Domitian, the spectacular “Fountain of the Four Rivers”, masterpiece of Bernini, the monuments of Imperial Rome: the Colosseum , symbol of the city, the archaeological area of the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, with the impressive monument named Vittoriano and finally, on the other side of the River Tiber, Saint Peter’s Square, the centre of Christianity, with the splendid Basilica dominated by the dome designed by Michelangelo and surrounded by Bernini’s monumental colonnade, all this and much more are the magnificences of Rome. Rome is the eternal city, the last of the greatest ancient civilizations that had the most profound impact on today’s architecture, engineering, politics, and entertainment among many others, leaving behind iconic monuments testament to Roman awe-inspiring achievements.
A journey through history, from the origins of Western civilization to the present, embodied in the fabric of the city, a UNESCO world heritage site, which preserves exceptional testimonies from every age, from the imposing monuments of the old town to the Early Christian basilicas and the masterpieces inherited from the Byzantine and Renaissance periods, from the artistic and monumental heritage of Papal Rome and of the Baroque period to the bubbling, cultural vitality of the modern city.[bgsection pex_attr_title=”Testaccio is a perfect example” pex_attr_subtitle=”Rome is the city of the districts” pex_attr_style=”section-light” pex_attr_bgcolor=”f7f7f7″ pex_attr_imageopacity=”0.1″ pex_attr_bgimagestyle=”static” pex_attr_titlecolor=”252525″ pex_attr_textcolor=”777777″]But Rome is more. Rome is the city of the districts, in which the romans lives, small villages, quiet treasures, with their familiar atmosphere that ensures you an welcoming environment. In the majority of cases, visitors never leave the touristic areas between the Coliseum and St. Peter’s Basilica. Testaccio is a perfect example of a neighborhood that although not far from the historic center is often missed by many tourists. Located along the Tiber River Testaccio has a lot of character.
It takes its name from the mount of Testaccio (Monte dei Cocci), which is an artificial hill 35 meters high, which was formed by the accumulation of fragments (testae) of the terracotta amphorae that were used in ancient times in the area warehouses (Horrea) and in the relevant wholesale market (Emporium).
Today, locals know the area as one of the nearby getaways for nightlife activity.[/bgsection]
New Testaccio Market and MACRO, Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art
One of the highlights of the area is the New Testaccio Market, a new jewel on the gastronomic map. Original and high quality street food has emerged as one of the strong points of the Testaccio market. Two of the best sights to see while visiting the Eternal City that many often miss are the Pyramid of Cestius and the Protestant Cemetery. Although known as a working class neighborhood in the past, Testaccio’s present and more importantly future is looking quite prosperous.
Merely walking through Testaccio, the many beautiful examples of street art show that the neighborhood is colorful in more ways than one. Testaccio is the permanent home to the annual Street Food Truck Festival, which showcases a variety of different Italian food trucks and their respective specialties. Located in the same complex as the Food Festival is the MACRO, Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art. While not as well known as the Capitoline or the Vatican Museums, this is a museum that no art lover should miss.
Surrounded by past, present and future “Hotel Re Testa” combines traditional setting with contemporaneity. Our hotel is part of the New Testaccio Market at via Galvani officially opened on July 2nd. 2014, a new, shiny building opposite the MACRO museum. Architect Marco Rietti’s goal was to create a marketplace that would not only encourage social encounters and integration, but also to reproduce Testaccio’s urban structure: 5000 square meters, of which 2000 dedicated to public services and shops, slots for 103 vendors, an underground of 6000 square meters for a total of 270 parking spaces. Additionally, an archeological area of 7000 square meters which can be partially visited in specific times of the year.
Our location is an ideal choice for pleasure seeking tourists as well as those traveling for business purposes. The “Hotel Re Testa” is ideal for couples and singletons in search of peace and quiet, but although for families. The logistic, close to the Rome Ostiense Station, the stop of the subway “Piramide” (line B) and the stops of several urban buses, makes our Hotel a perfect home from a strategic point of view, for a holiday in Rome.
The 36 rooms of our 3 stars hotel are comfortable, spacious, quiet and cozy, although ideal for long-term stay. They are furnished in an elegant and practical style, ideal for an welcoming environment. Every room has a private bathroom with a shower and hair dryer, including a generous courtesy kit, living area and private terrace. “Hotel Re Testa” has top-quality comforts such as free WiFi in the rooms and throughout the property, air conditioning, TV LCD, a mini bar, a safety deposit box. Careful attention to detail, combining the colors red and black and top-quality fabrics help to create an atmosphere ensuring that guests immediately feel at ease. We have single rooms, twin rooms, double rooms, double and twin rooms single use, triple and quadruple rooms. In order to grantee a healthier environment our hotel is smoke free. Book your romantic weekend in Rome. Our Hotel Hotel offers you the possibility to make your stay more special in our suite with jacuzzi bath, where you can relax under the sky of Rome.
Our reception is opened 24 hours a day. Our staff is accommodating and friendly. Please contact our reception if you need help or further information, to call a taxi, print tickets or make reservations. We can also arrange on demand a private car and driver from or to the airports of Roma Fiumicino (FCO) and Roma Ciampino. Our staff tries the best to make sure guests are satisfied on there stay with us.
We can keep the luggage of our guests before check in and after check out time. Early check-in is necessary depending on availability, but if it’s possible we will try to honor your request. Late check-outs are although subject to availability. Charges will eventually be applied, so please ask for further information at the time of check-in or before check-out time. We have the pleasure of informing our guests who arrive by car that we have private parking available. Please make your request at the time of booking.
- Check-in is from 2:00 p.m. It may differ depending on the package plan.
- Our reception is available 24 h.
- Check-out is 11:00 a.m
The logistic, close to the Rome Ostiense Station, the stop of the subway “Piramide” (line B) and the stops of several urban buses, makes our Hotel a perfect home from a strategic point of view, for a holiday in Rome. It ensures an excellent position from and to Rome Termini (the main station).
Suburban train (€8 per person). The FL1 metropolitan service connects Fiumicino Airport with the stations of Roma Ostiense. From here you can reach our hotel by taxi or by walking.
The fixed fare for a Rome taxi is €48 between FCO and central Rome (within the Aurelian walls) for up to four people and their luggage. The trip takes approximately 30 minutes to our hotel.
Buses from FCO to Rome Ostiense Station.
At Fiumicino airport, the bus departure points are outside of Terminal 3, to your right as you leave the terminal.
Several companies of shuttle bus (ATRAL, Terravision, SitShuttle) connect Ciampino airport and Termini station, in the centre of Rome. There is no big difference between the service and the price (some 4-6 €) of each company. If you land in Ciampino, the best option is just going to the square in front of the airport and buying the ticket of the bus which looks ready to leave. From Termini Station you can take the subway line B till “Piramide”. From here you can reach our hotel by walking or with the taxi.
Official taxis connect Ciampino with the centre of Rome (the area inside the Aurelian Walls) for the fixed fare of 30€ (one, two, three or four people including luggage). The fixed fare is exposed on the sides of the taxis.