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Rome, Cacio e Pepe in Testaccio

Are you looking for the perfect "Cacio & Pepe" pasta in Rome. Testaccio district is a must, and there a really good choice to taste this simple dish of the Roman tradition is 

FLAVIO AL VELAVEVODETTO

Via di Monte Testaccio 97, Metro stop PIRAMIDE.

Enjoy!

Gianluca Martini
Fish Restaurants in Rome

Rome is not a city with a strong "fish" tradition. Despite what people could think, being Italy deeped in the mediterranean sea, Rome cooking is not famous for fish dishes (except for Baccalà).

Anyway there a few restaurants, where you can eat very good Fish Dishes without paying a fortune.

For Guests Staying with us at Casa Martini, you can definitely consider:

DA BENITO E GILBERTO in Via del Falco, in Borgo district, just 10 minutes walk from our location. Home style cooking, family managed ... honest prices, fresh fish .... defintely the solution for fish lovers.

Gianluca Martini
Sistine Chapel Early in The Morning - Avoid the Croud

Have you heard about the the number of people visiting the Vatican Museums everyday?

Have you heard that the Sistine Chapel is within the Vatican Museums and that is quite a small place?

Do you know that 80% of people visiting the Vatican Museums are mainly interested in the Sistine Chapel (With the Michelangelo frescoes) more than everything else?

So ... I guess you can imagine how crowded the Sistine Chapel could be visiting it during the usual opening hours of the Museums, and maybe if you visit Rome in the peak season period.

Than we strongly suggest you to take advantage of a few operators which provide the possibility to enter the Vatican Museums (and the Sistine Chapel) earlier that the normal opening hours.

You are in Rome once in while and ... maybe, you want to really enjoy one of its marvels.

Please contact us: we can arrange this for you.

 Michelangelo Frescoes at the Sistine Chapen in The Vatican Museums, Rome

Michelangelo Frescoes at the Sistine Chapen in The Vatican Museums, Rome

Gianluca Martini
Gluten Free Restaurant in Rome

We have discovered today, thanks to one of our guests, a restaurant in Trastevere with gluten free menu. Not only gluten free, but also very good and perfectly located.

http://www.mamaeat.com/english/

From Casa Martini 30 minutes walk to the heart of Trastevere, or a 15 minutes bus ride.

If you need reservation or further info, do not hesitate to contact us.

Gianluca 

www.casamartiniroma.com

Gianluca Martini
A Day Trip from Rome to Trisulti

Half a day, a little bit more than one hour from Rome: discover a small gem, along the routes of middle-edge misticism  

The square and the frozen! fountain

Hidden in the hills behind Frosinone, 100 kilometres outside Rome, Trisulti is a gem that worth a visit. A secret place, definitely out of the international tourist routes, that will surprise any visitor.

The Pharmacy and its Italian Garden

This famous Carthusian monastery was founded by Pope Innocenzo III in 1204 in the middle of secular woods. Inside you can see the rich invaluable works of art Church and the ancient Pharmacy (XVII Century). 

The Facade of the Church of Trisulti

The Monastery is a National Monument and contains a well supplied State Library. It is located on the slopes of Monte Rotonaria, a peak of the Monti Ernici, at 825 meters above the sea level. It was consecrated in 1211, becoming a national monument in 1873.

Frescoes inside the church

A first Benedictine abbey was founded in the site in 996 by St. Dominic Abbot: some remains can be seen today not far from the current building. The latter was erected starting from 1204, on a more accessible location, by will of Pope Innocent III, who assigned it to the Carthusians. The abbey church, dedicated to St. Bartholomew, was consecrated in 1211.

The Monks refectory

The name Trisulti could derive from Latin tres saltibus, meaning "At the three jumps": this was the name of a castle of the baronal Colonna family which commanded the three passes ("jumps") leading to Abruzzo, Rome and Ciociaria.

The complex was enlarged and modified several times in the following centuries. The current appearance date to an essentially Baroque restoration.

“One of those places that give you goosebumps”

High in the hills behind Frosinone, a day trip from Rome. This ancient monastery seems lifted from middle ages almost intact. Uncrowded, cool and silent. The gem is the old, old pharmacy containing antique cabinets, and a multitude of ancient bottles of herbal preparations. The opening hours are a bit obscure. They re-opened the door at 3 o’clock when we were ther. but if you havre to wait it’s worth it. Have a drink of the cool spring water from the fountain by the road and sit in the shade of the forest, as people must have done for century after century.
— A tripadvisor User
 
Gianluca Martini
September / October 2016 in Rome

We have been working hard to realize the terrace at Casa Martini, but at the end the result is OK!

We really hope that our guests will enjoy some fresh air in the evenings, in the morning at breakfast time, or in the late afternoon for an aperitif.

Today, January the 8th, is a little bit chill (-2 celsius), but we can wait a few weeks: the cold season in Rome is usually very short!

Gianluca Martini