Our Nomentano!!!

And we came to Rome, by family acclammation to spent two weeks and it was memorable indeed. Soaking in the Roman beat was sublime and always fondly remembered. As we wanted to do our cooking in Italian dishes specials we rented an apartment. This was in splendid Nomentano district of Rome! 

I had this hidden in a previous post ,so decided to give it a post of its own, for memories’s sake. The apartment That’ s Amore was walking distance to the metro Bologna in Piazza Bologna! This was That’s Amore Holidays at Via Rodolfo Lanciani, 1. From here we took the glorious bus 62 (see post) , all the way to Castel San Angelo (see post) . The fortunate location of the apartments allows quick bus or metro trips to the old town and the famous monuments of the Eternal City.. The area is full of local, shops and typical restaurants ,like the Il Gelato di Procopio wonderful ice cream place (see post).

roma thats amore apt building 1fl aug13

As good things have it, the apartment has a new name maybe new owners cannot confirm, but still shows the same picture look;  its now call 3B Home .Their webpage: http://www.3bhome.it/en

roma thats amore apt ent rodolfo lanciani 1 aug13

We stayed in the Nomentano district and had buses 62, 310, 445, and 542 or metro B Bologna or St Agnese Annibalaino to handle all the trips.  Upon entering the apartment with the keys, the owner lady gave us tips about the surrounding area, etc. Then, the apt had two bedrooms, two baths, full kitchen, dishwasher and laundry machine, wifi internet connection, premium TV channels, AC, first floor and breakfast included brought to us every 3 days by staff, linens changes every wednesday weekly. All that was for 105€ per day. 

roma thats amore apt parking aug13

And we shop our groceries on the way to our apartment at Carrefour Market on Viale XXI Aprile, very near the via Rodolfo Lanciani. Friendly staff and all you need for a nice home cooking a la Italian!  webpage: https://www.carrefour.it/punti-vendita/carrefour-market-roma-vle-xxi-aprile-n-23-0055.html

The apartment had elevator/lifts and on a nice residential area and a nice park like a Il Villaggio dei Galli (village of the Gauls) for children and walks down the same via Rodolfo Lanciani street, parking is easy in front on a tree shaded area. For fun times with the family, so many nice moments flashing on my mind…Sadly, my dear late wife Martine is not with us but she and I were so happy on this vacation. For info the park webpage: http://www.villaggiodeigalli.it/dove-siamo.html

A bit more on the Nomentano district of Rome ; it takes its name from the via Nomentana that crosses it. Nomentano was among the first 15 districts created in Rome in 1911 and officially recognized in 1921. Piazza Bologna is located in the center of the district.

The Nomentano district actually  dates back to the end of 19C and the beginning of the 20C; characteristic architecture of that period can be seen in the area surrounding the Policlinico Umberto I, itself completed in 1902.  Just Via Torlonia, Via de’Rossi and Via Tomassini  as well as the streets surrounding Villa Blanc belong to the original urban tissue of the early 20C.  The area among Via Nomentana, Viale del Policlinico and Via di Villa Massimo is the elegant portion of the district, with refined cottages and small buildings built between 19-20C.

Many parks and villas stretch all along via Nomentana. This consular street was the favorite street of the Roman nobles for the construction of their second homes located just outside the city walls: country villas obtained through the restructuring of rural houses.  A very residential area but some architecture and history can be seen at the Villa Torlonia,(see post) in Via Nomentana. Also, the Monument to the Guardia di Finanza fallen of WWI, done in 1930 by the street, Largo XXI Aprile. Also, the big post office building in Piazza Bologna done in 1933. There is the Nomentana bridge where tradition has it Pope Leo III and Charlemagna met. The Catacombs of Saint Agnese who is said to be buried there. Next to it is the Basilica of Saint Agnese (see post) built in 324! on behalf of Constance, daughter of Emperor Constantine. Also, the fountain of Marcia . And the other nices villas such as Paganini,(see post), Di Faonte, and Mirafiori.  Also, the nice renovated park of the villa Massimo.

The tourist office of Rome:https://www.turismoroma.it/en

The cultural Rome on the district of Nomentanohttps://www.info.roma.it/quartieri_di_roma_dettaglio.asp?quartiere=Q.V%20Nomentano

There you go folks, all as said a Roman Holiday! Hope you enjoy it and do think about an apartment in Nomentano, next time in Rome. We love and sure would be back there eventually. And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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2 Comments to “Our Nomentano!!!”

  1. These days I prefer an apartment to a hotel.

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