Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
Review 1107: Italy Perfect, La Giulia
studio apartment near Campo dei Fiori, Rome
September 15 - 18, 2004, 3 days
This apartment is between Via Giulia and Via Monserrato a block or two from Piazza Farnese and Campo dei Fiori. The location was pretty and we loved the area. It was quiet.
A very short walk to the local cafe. Good restaurant was right downstairs and more restaurants a block away in Piazza Farnese. Groceries were available at the cafe and in delicatessans on Campo dei Fiori.
This was an apartment in a building that appeared to have about ten or more living units. This unit was carved out of the ground floor as a sort of mezzanine and was accessed by a spiral staircase. We knew that and so did not bring large pieces of luggage which would have been very difficult to get up there.
No outside area. Apartment looked over the street.
The furniture was in good shape and was clean. There were enough seating both on the sofa and at the table. The apartment was not entirely clean and tidy, with junk stored in the private stairwell, a not-so-clean floor.
The bed was in a sleeping alcove. It was nice. The bathroom is my main complaint about the space. It was very small and the shower consisted of a curtain to wrap around to avoid getting the rest of the bathroom wet while you showered. The hot water was only enough to wet you down -- so I had my hair washed in the beauty salon downstairs. There was little or no space to store toiletries and one had to place clothes outside the bathroom and dry off in the living space.
The kitchen was an efficiency and was adequate. There appeared to be enough utensils. One would not cook a full meal in this kitchen.
Problems or Bonuses
TV was black and white and reception was non-existent. Photos did not show the funky TV set up (on a metal file cabinet) and the funky wardrobe.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
Rental agent was good. Onsite person, the owner, was fine. Rental agent lived in U.S. so English was spoken by her and the local owner. We paid $150/night for three nights in September.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
Probably would not stay again because of the bathroom. We loved the neighborhood.
Things to do in this area
Very centrally located so everything one wants to do in Rome is available.
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