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Casa Cibella
Casa Cibella is a homey 2-room Bed & Breakfast in Monteverde, a residential neighborhood adjacent to Trastevere. The owner, Carla, split her apartment into two, and she lives on one side and has the two guestrooms on the other side. Each guestroom has a private ensuite bathroom (with shower), TV, and "breakfast corner." The breakfast corner contains a sink, microwave, mini-fridge, electric coffee maker, and dishes/silverware so that guests can prepare themselves breakfast at their leisure when they wake up (Carla leaves food and coffee for a light Italian-style breakfast). While there is no air-conditioning, each room has a ceiling fan so it stays relatively cool even in hot weather. The rooms both face onto the green, quiet courtyard of the building. The B&B is located in a residential neighborhood and has all the conveniences nearby, including an open fruit and vegetable market just around the corner, supermarkets, and shops. It is just a few minutes' walk from beautiful Villa Pamphili, Rome's largest public park. There are many bus stops in the area that will take you into the historic center in about 10-15 minutes, or it is walkable from Trastevere in about 15 minutes.
  • TV
  • breakfast included
  • mini-fridge
  • independent heating
  • with elevator
  • 2nd floor
  • linen and towels provided
Terrill on May 2011:

The room was lovely. Location was in a nice area, but distant from the attractions of Rome. The best thing was the owner, who was very kind and responsive to our questions and needs. She helped us figure out the bus routes and recommended eating and coffee places nearby.
The included breakfast consisted of crackers and spreads in packages. Unlike Turkey and many other countries, Italy just doesn't have much for breakfast. But other lodgings on our trip offered fresh bread or rolls, fresh fruit, and packaged cheese or butter.
I'm sorry, it was 19 months ago, and I don't remember about the listing or the booking experience and staff. That's why I left those blank.
average score
4.5 / 5.0
Booking details
Booking details: Bed & Breakfast (owner lives on premises), 2 guestrooms, with private bathroom (ensuite)
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, Visa, Mastercard
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 2 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 5 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 2 singles or 1 queen (160 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, check-out time is 11 am, room will be ready by 2 pm for check-in, luggage can be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out, city tourist tax €3.50 per person per night (not included in price)
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 Casa Cibella
Foro Romano
Vatican City
Trevi Fountain
Circus Maximus
Piazza del Popolo
Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Stazione Termini
Campo dei Fiori
Piazza di Spagna
Piazza Navona