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Review 2358: Owner, Rome is Home

www.rome-is-home.com

Recommended
Review by Terry from US

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


When

September 2006, 6 nights

Location

A great central location on via dei Chiavari, two blocks south of Corso Vittorio Emanuele, two blocks east of Largo Argentina (major bus stopping point for all directions), four blocks north of the river. Walking distance to most of the major attractions and close to the bus stops when tired of walking or it's raining.

Nearby Amenities

Grocery store around the corner, probably 15 to 20 cafes and restaurants within two blocks. Internet point up the street. Campo dei Fiori with fruit stands, meat shops, shopping stands, restaurants and a Pharmacy within two blocks.

The House/Apartment

On the third floor(fourth for Americans) with elevator. Living room and dining room combination, bedroom, bathroom with shower and a kitchen. The kitchen was fully furnished with all the basic silverware, dishes and pots and pans. Good size refrigerator, stove, microwave and washer/dryer. The apartment has several large windows with shutters that allowed the windows to be open with the shutters closed. It seemed that everyday there was a cooling breeze coming in the windows, so refreshing.

Garden

None.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

The apartment was clean and furnished with comfortable furniture and a very good bed (my back didn't hurt after six nights). We found this apartment to be very comfortable for the two of us during our stay.

Problems or Bonuses

A cell phone was provided for our use. Also, Biancamaria and Massimo speak excellent English.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

I found this apartment on the SlowTravel reviews on this web site. I used Massimo's excellent web site Rome is Home to get more information and the steps on renting. Massimo uses PayPal for payment, which I found easy to register even though it was my first experience using it.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

Yes! Upon another visit to Rome, this apartment will be our first choice.

Things to do in this area

First off, we started every morning with a walk to Campo dei Fiori, then caffe. It was great getting the feeling of the people starting the day to get us energized for the daily activities. We chose our activities based on a direction. Northwest to St. Peter and the Vatican, plus sights in that area of the city. North for Piazza Navona, Pantheon, San Luigi dei Francesi, etc. We took our time, sat when wanted, ate when we wanted and drank when we wanted. Plenty of places to eat. Never a bad meal. Love the pizza. Never ate at the same spot twice.

We found an excellent way to wind down on a late afternoon or after dinner. Go to the the river (about three blocks) and walk along the river. It's a beautiful walk among trees with a cooling breeze. There's an additional walking area on the river bank if you so desire.

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