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Review 2284: Owner, Via dei Cappellari 60 (#21717)


Review by Jccsr from US

1bed/1bath apartment near Campo dei Fiori, Rome


August 2006, 5 days


We loved this place. Family of five with three kids aged 10-16. First week of August 2006.

The street is very small and quite quaint. You feel like you live there, two blocks from the Campo dei Fiori. Young Italian couples out on the square in the evenings fill the campo with music and laughter. It's youthful, and vivacious but felt safe and fine for the kids with street vendors, gelato etc. In the morning, whole scene changes to local market, a little touristy but just great: fresh vegetables and bakery products and coffee from the corner cafes. You can send the kids down to pick up breakfast or an inexpensive way to pack up a lunch of fresh bread, prosciutto, etc. before heading out touring for the day.

We loved being two picturesque blocks from the Campo dei Fiore and walking distance to all the central tourist attractions including Vatican and Colosseum. There is an “electretti” bus #116 that runs from the Campo that takes a route for tourists right up to the Borghese Gallery, Spanish Steps, and Via Condotti, etc.

The apartment seems to have been recently renovated or is perfectly maintained, very spacious. It has a fold out couch in living room, two good air-conditioning units, sound proof windows, bathroom with shower only and a huge seperate bedroom with an extra twin bed, lots of room. The style is simple, handsome, reserved and attractive. It seems this place is just a rental unit, for me a plus, rather than someone’s vacated home.

The building does have an elevator to this fourth floor apartment with a nice faux-painted plaster vaulted entrance foyer on street.

I was a little apprehensive renting it because there is not a lot written about it on the Internet. I had to Western Union a deposit to the owner in advance and he took 2-3 days to get back by email but Claudio is business-like, available and responsive by cell phone. No problem but be prepared to pay in cash for the whole stay the first night. You will also have to pay for air-conditioning use. It cost us $25 for four days both units running full speed all day, great place!

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