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Review 3191: Rome Accommodation, Cavour Apartment (AP18)


Review by dragonpat from MN who is a SlowTrav Contributor

1bed/1bath apartment near Cavour Metro, Rome

Outside from Via Boschetto, photo by P.M. Savu


Dec 6-15, 2006, 9 days


This apartment is on via Leonina where Via Del Boschetto dead-ends into Leonina in the Monti neighborhood of Rome north of the Colosseum. The picture above was taken from the sidewalk across the street on Via Boschetto. The Cavour Metro stop is very convenient from this apartment. Leonina runs into the entrance going one way due to the hilly topography around the Cavour Metro Stop. Essentially you have to climb a flight of stairs to get to Via Cavour from Via Leonina. The 117 bus runs in front of this apartment down Via Boschetto (see map here).

Nearby Amenities

A bonus was how close this place was to the Elite grocery store. Elite is across the street from the Cavour Metro stop. This store has everything and great deli items for when you don’t want to eat out. It has great fruits and veggies, and cookies. This place will take credit cards.

Another bonus was the takeout pizza place at the base of the apartment. Sells pizza by weight. Great tasting. Can be reheated in the microwave for breakfast. Great for when you are too tired to eat out.

My favorite restaurant, La Piazzetta, is with walking distance of this apartment. You just go Via dei Annibaldi, turn on Via Frangipani, until you get to this small street Via Buon Consuele that the restaurant is on.

The House/Apartment

The building was in very good condition for being 18th century. This apartment seemed to be the only rental unit in the building. This is a small building with only three apartments in it. You can see from the pictures at the web page what it was like. The pictures were accurate. We were there December 6-15, so we know that the heat worked. No problem with being too cold. Plenty of hot water in the bathroom also.

You can view the apartment directly: Cavour.


No garden or balcony.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

I am not that fussy about the furnishings. The pictures were accurate depiction of the furnishings. Everything was spotless. The window in the living area faced on the busy street Boschetto so there was some street noise. The windows in the living room were large, so there was lots of light. There were four chairs at the dining table and two of us.


The bedroom was nice. The beds were comfy. The window in the bedroom faced an inner court. Even with the windows open, it was quiet.

The bathroom was GREAT! It was large. There were towels. It had a window and a wonderful bathtub.


The kitchen was typical. There were supplies for cooking. There was a microwave for reheating leftovers. It was very clean. We only ate breakfast and reheated leftovers.

Problems or Bonuses

No problems whatsoever.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

This is the second time that I have rented with this agency. They have responded promptly to my emails. They have treated me fairly. The representative met us promptly at the apartment and gave us emergency numbers for maintenance problems. They did not require a security deposit in addition to the surety money. They allowed the surety money to be put on a credit card.

This apartment was only €825 a week in December.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

Yes! My best friend and I stayed there.

Things to do in this area

There are lots of little shops in the area for buying souvenirs. This is a great chocolate shop several doors down from the apartment. S. Pietro in Vincola is very close, so you can check out Michelangelo’s fearsome Moses. S. Maria Maggiore, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and S. Praesede are also close. S. Praesede has some awesome mosaics.

Transportation connections are good, so you can go to see anything in Rome from here.

This review is the opinion of a Slow Travel member and not of slowtrav.com.

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