Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
Review 1439: Residenza Giubbonari, Blue Apartment
2bed/2bath apartment near Campo dei Fiori, Rome
May 2005, 5 nights
The apartment is very well situated just a couple short blocks from Campo di Fiori. We were centrally located between the Vatican and the Colesium. We loved it. Our apartment was on the first floor but the building did have a lift, should you stay in one of the other apartments there.
Everything was close, we could reach it on foot. There was a wonderful pizzaria across the street that had baked chicken, pasta salads and pizzza to go very reasonably. At the end of the street there was a great gellato shop. We found everything convenient. Rome streets were a little confusing so although we had good directions and the grocery store was close, we had some trouble locating it (the streets are narrow and dark and I thought they were alleys and not streets so we walked right past it).
The building was old but definately newly remodeled. It had a British feel to it, with overstuffed couches and beautiful drapes. It was very peaceful and quiet.
No garden outside - city view, but wonderful nonetheless.
The furniture was lovely - great condition and very comfortable. Things were clean although a tiny bit dusty. Rome is a dirty city though, I believe it would be hard to keep up against it.
Beds were very comfortable. Bedrooms were nice and it was possible to completely darken the rooms. Bathrooms were great, and it has a washer and a dryer (yeah!).
Kitchen was small but good. There was a dishwasher and a tiny little fridge. There was also a clothing dryer which was nice. The breakfast bar was good, but not that useable for us with small children.
Problems or Bonuses
Air conditioning, which was terrific. The dryer was a gift, although it was different in that it had a water remover which filled up and had to be emptied. We really liked this apartment.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
Cristina was fantastic. She not only was very accommodating and helpful, but she arranged our pickup from the airport and was very attentive to make sure that we could coordinate our times (we didn't often find in southern Italy that people were as aware of time as Cristina was, she was great!).
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
We will stay here again. The location was perfect, the apartment worked for our family, and the price was right.
Things to do in this area
Well Campo di Fiori - the flower market is on every day. There is a beautiful scarf store across the street. You can walk to the Vatican or the Roman Forum. We had the WORST meal of our visit to Italy just to the east of the Collesium - a restaurant that faces it that cost us $100E and was almost inedible.
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