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Review 1887: Real Rome, Via della Pelliccia Studio
studio apartment, Trastevere, Rome
2005, 5 nights
The location of this studio was excellent. It is a 5 minute walk to the Tiber River, cross a bridge, and you are in the historical center of Rome. This neighborhood was chock full of restaurants and charm. We had dinner at a few restaurants on our street that are not frequented by tourists which was a highlight for us. There is public transportation in easy reach from the apartment if you don't feel like walking (tram, train, buses). I can't say how much we loved the location enough!! The studio itself was decorated with modern, although inexpensive furnishings. There are 2 windows that let in a lot of air and light. You can control the heat from within the unit. The owner met us at the apartment, gave us a quick tour of the place, we paid cash, and had no problems at all with the transaction or the apartment. She left us a map of the area with info like laundromats, pharmacies, supermarkets, and restaurants.
My husband and I are in our 30's and the size of the apartment was perfect for us. The bed is not a sofa bed but it is low to the ground and freely rolls our from under the couch. It is a mattress on wheels and was surprisingly very comfortable. The bathroom was huge and had a washing machine. Be warned that if you are going to do a big wash that there is no dryer and you need to hang everything up all over the place like we did! There is no hairdryer. Bring soap, shampoo, and toilet paper!
There is a full kitchen with gas stove, fridge, freezer, and tons of cabinets, full of plates, cups, cooking tools, pots, etc. There IS a wine opener! There is an internet cafe up the street that was dirt cheap. The TV in the apartment had satellite. There is no phone. Restaurants were literally out the door, a great cafe we had our morning cappuccino in every morning a half block away, and markets if you need them very nearby.
The building was very charming and obviously old, however totally updated. Wood beamed ceilings. The street was a little noisy at night - but this is Rome.
The bed was big enough for 2. There is a small couch and 2 chairs with a small table.
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